By Kathleen Mullane


The sky has just seemed like a summer’s evening as a beautiful orange glow was to be witnessed as dark approached this Monday evening, a sure sign that we were going to have a frosty night. But you know what we haven’t much to complain about after weathering storm Barra, when we see on the news the terrible destruction that the unexpected Typhoon caused in Kentucky last week, with people’s homes flattened to the ground and so many lives lost, some families still trying to locate their loved ones. We are so lucky here on our small island to have never experienced volcanoes, hurricanes, and the like, whatever about the abundance of rain we get a lot.!!!!

Congrats are extended to Anne-Marie Scanlon, daughter of Anne and John, Upper Athea, who on Saturday last was married here in Athea church to JJ Clancy of Knockanure. Canon Tony Mullins assisted at the nuptial ceremony. The bride was assisted by her 3 sisters Katie, Breda and Jenny lovely bridesmaids. The reception was held at The Devon Inn Hotel where everyone had a great day. Congrats to the newly weds for the future.

What a great day was had on Sunday last up at Athea GAA pitch when Cormac Hayes of Shanagolden arrived with Santa in tow on his sleigh. Despite the wet weather the kids along with their parents and grandparents thoroughly enjoyed the day. The sleigh made 2 trips around the walking track with excited kids following and an abundance of snow foam flying out from the sleigh much to the children’s delight, many of whom were covered with foam, so much fun. Santa truly gave of his precious time for photos with everyone what a jolly man. Treats were given out by the helpers and donations were given into the buckets all in aid of Milford Hospice. Saturday also had GAA helpers at Paul Collins’ shop with their buckets for Milford and thank sincerely all who contributed on both days for this great cause.

Thought for the week:- It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you use that makes the difference.