By Kathleen Mullane

There definitely is a drop in temperatures as I sit down to e-mail my few lines this Monday night. However tomorrow is meant to rise to 17 degrees in places. And we must admit that up to now we haven’t had it that bad at all, and considering that this weekend sees the clocks go back an hour, and we aren’t very many weeks to Christmas we are only doing great.

Actually with the change to Winter Time we must not forget those who may be living alone, and who may not have many visitors. It would be nice for them to have a visit or even a phone call from a neighbour or friend as they will no doubt maybe find the nights long. However do not despair people are there to help and I’m sure would be only too glad to bring a few messages if asked, and Spring will be on the Horizon before we realise it.

Sincere sympathy is extended to John O’Halloran, Gortnagross and his sister Breda and their extended family on the recent death of their sister Hannah – Joan Nelligan of Purt, Abbeyfeale. May the light of heaven be hers.

The death took place this past week of Jack Stackpoole of Lower Athea who was predeceased by his wife Bridie. Jack had reached a great age and was a member of the farming community. Many lined the street on Sunday before requiem mass to show their sympathy. Burial took place in Holy Cross following concelebrated requiem mass. Sincere sympathy to his daughters, sons and extended family and many friends .May he rest in peace.

You are asked to write out your purgatorial list of deceased family members and friends so they can be put on the altar during November. Envelopes are available at the church doors.

I recently went to the clothes banks in the creamery yard to deposit a few bits, the clothes were falling out of the 4 bins there. I wrote down the numbers listed on the bins and rang the relevant charities, and to be fair to them all in a very short time the situation had been rectified. It’s our duty as a community to keep our ATHEA VILLAGE clean and tidy so we must also instil it in our young people not to throw rubbish bottles etc about.


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