By Kathleen Mullane


As I start to e-mail my few lines this Monday night, it’s all about Storm Barra on the news. Hopefully as the newsletter goes to print that it won’t have much havoc caused. All areas in the Red and Yellow areas have their schools closed as no doubt teachers and pupils alike may have to travel from a Red zone and there may be trees down or electricity supply may be out. Anyway we have all been warned to stay in if its bad, so take heed.

Athea Vincent De Paul conference wishes to thank sincerely all those who gave so willingly and generously to our annual collection last Saturday. Again this year it was held outside Paul Collins’ Shop for which we thank Paul for allowing us to do so. Church gate collections aren’t allowed due to Covid. The money will be of great help in helping the needy of which there are many.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family ,relatives and friends of Mary Ahern of Coole, Athea who went to her eternal reward last week. Mary was a member of the farming community in her early days and could turn her hand to many a farming job. She lived to a great age and will be sadly missed. She was laid to rest following requiem mass on Wednesday last in Knockanure cemetery.


On Sunday next Santa and Mrs Claus will be calling to Athea and will be at the GAA Pitch from

3-4.30. Cormac Hayes, brother of Carol O’Connor and the man who has the great display of lights at Hayes in Shanagolden, is the person responsible in encouraging Santa to pay a visit to Athea. All donations on the day will be given to Milford Hospice. Santa has agreed on this very worthy cause. So come along and greet the Man Himself he will be delighted and he will be on his sleigh going around the pitch.

I’ve just noted that mass will not be on tomorrow night Tuesday because of the storm but will be on Wednesday morning at 10.30 for the 8th of December.

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