By Kathleen Mullane


Well this Saturday sees the annual FAIR of Athea taking place here in the village. This is a much looked forward to occasion for young and old especially after Covid and gatherings not allowed. There will be something for everyone and the kids will enjoy the animals – owl, dogs, ponies and a lot more. So come along enjoy the atmosphere and, who knows, you might get a bargain. All that’s needed now is a nice dry day. In years gone by we would all be saving our few pounds in advance of the day, it would be off down to Enright’s then for water guns etc, and you would be sure of a drenching all in good fun.

The wedding took place recently of Margaret Ahern, daughter of Rita and Tom, of Gortnagross, to John Moran. The bridesmaids were her sisters Grainne and Edel. And the best men  were Colin and Declan Moran. The celebrant was Fr. John Moran, uncle of the groom. The wedding took place here in Athea followed by a lovely reception in The Dunraven Arms in Adare. Best wishes to the newly weds for the future.

Another happy couple who were married recently were Raymond Brouder, son of Bridie and Jerry, Templeathea, to Aisling Geoghegan, daughter of Lucy and John of Templeglantine. Aisling had her 2 sisters Maggie and Sinead as bridesmaids and the best men were Sean Brouder and Jack McCarthy. A great day was enjoyed by family and friends at The Ballyseedy Castle Hotel in Tralee. Best wishes to the newlyweds for their future happiness.

On next Saturday night we will have the annual Remembrance mass here in the church for all those who died in the past year. Also on this Friday at 4 pm graveyard mass will be in Holy Cross for the dead and the following Friday12th at 4 pm in Templeathea cemetery.  

Well winter time came in with a Bang to say the least – Wind, Rain, Colder temperatures etc, just wrap up, keep warm and countdown to Christmas and brighter warmer days again.

Thought for the week:-

It’s better to regret the things you’ve done rather than regret the things you haven’t done.