By Kathleen Mullane

As I start to do my few lines this Monday evening, I look out my kitchen window and the sunset is just amazing to say the least. The past few days have been unreal and the lovely dry spell is to stay with us for another few days so make the most of it, the work inside can be done on the wetter days.

The wedding took place on Friday last of Mark Reidy, son of Margaret and Paudie, Upper Athea, to Anita Quinn at Our Lady Queen Of Peace Church in Aughanduff, Co Armagh. The groom was assisted by his brother Padraig and Stephen O’Connor and Thomas Sugrue. The bridesmaids were Anita’s sister, her sister in law Angela Quinn and her best friend. The flower girls were Hannah and Megan Reidy. The reception was held at Ballymacscanlon House Hotel in Co Louth where everyone had a great day. Congrats and best wishes to the newly weds for the future.

This Tuesday sees the start of HEALTHY TUESDAYS  up at the GAA TRACK. Everyone is welcome to come along at 7.30 and join in the walk, stroll  run or jog or whatever takes your fancy in preparation for Operation Transformation which takes place later on. This is a great get together on the new track and men women and children are welcome. If the time doesn’t suit you, you can come at any time. This is a great initiative to get HEALTHY and as we are all well aware it’s great not only for bodies but for your MIND especially.

The death took place during the past week of John Paul Stack of Upper Athea. He was a lovely gentle soul and a member of the farming community in years past. Requiem mass on Friday was followed by burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. Sincere sympathy to his sister Kitty Wilson and his brothers Phil and David and a large circle of friends. May he rest in peace.

Yoga with Linda continues in the hall every Thursday night from 6.30–8pm. All are welcome newcomers and men as well as ladies.

TEAM HOPE has launched its Christmas Shoebox Appeal. So get out your empty shoebox ,cover it with Christmas paper and fill it with bits for either a boy or girl of which ever age you choose. Forms will be available from the school I’m sure, and what excitement it will hold for a child in a deprived country. I have to do one every year first thing as its our duty to help the little children who may otherwise get nothing for Christmas.


Don’t watch the CLOCK. Do what it does – KEEP GOING.