By Kathleen Mullane


Well the autumn is truly with us with the past few days. It’s hard to believe we are in to October already. I suppose September was such a nice mild month, and then all of a sudden it was heavy rain showers, much darker evenings and colder temperatures. However we must not let ourselves worry about the onset of winter. Just take it as a more relaxed time, not like the summer when there is so much outside work to be done – gardening- weeding – painting and a whole lot more.

Maybe its time to BOOST our BRAINS. I was reading an article recently which said – Keep Moving – Keep Dancing – Eat Well – Drink loads of Water- our Brains are made up of 80  per cent water so its vital to drink  a lot, I myself need to abide by that rule.

YOGA with Linda starts off again this Thursday night at 6.30-8 pm in the hall, all are welcome newcomers as well as us old regulars. A great way of relaxing and de-stressing for just €10.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Patsy and Liam O’Connor and their families on the recent death of their mother Marie O Connor -The Lane, Upper Athea who died in St Ita’s Hospital. She was laid to rest in Holy Cross on Thursday. Marie was a great woman for knitting and she made many knitted hats etc for little children in deprived countries and always was involved in the Christmas Shoebox Appeal. May she rest in peace.

The death also occurred last week of Joan Phelan, sister of Jim Leahy, Woodview, Upper Athea, at Aras Mhuire in Listowel. Requiem mass on Saturday was followed by burial in Holy Cross cemetery. Sympathy to Joan’s family and the Leahy Family.

The recent Coffee Morning in aid of Milford Hospice at the hall raised the grand sum of €1,450. Well done to all who gave so generously as always.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:- The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.