By Kathleen Mullane

Sincere sympathy is extended to Siobhán Troy of Rathronan, Athea whose mother passed away peacefully on Sunday last at Thorpes Nursing Home. Her requiem mass takes place on this Thursday at Our Lady of The Rosary Church, Ennis Rd., Limerick at 12 o’clock. Sympathy also to her sons, daughters and extended family. May she rest in peace.

Sympathy is also extended to Mary Anne Woulfe, neeBarry, on the passing of her mother Mary last week while in her care at Rathronan, Athea, where she resides with her husband Mossie and Marys little grandaughter Lizzie who all miss her so much. Sincere sympathy also to Mary’s husband and many relatives and friends in Lisselton her home place. Mary’s coffin was draped with the Mayo flag where she came from, and she was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Congrats and the very best of luck to Grace Hunt, daughter of Neilius and Linda, Gotrnagross who has been chosen for the U14 girls panel Limerick Football, and also to my own grandson who I’d better not leave out, Evan Curry, son of Paul and Michelle of Dirreen, who is also on the Minor Football Panel for Limerick. We wish them well in their training and hopefully they will do Athea proud.

Congrats to Mary Ellen and Denis Collins of Templeathea who have become grandparents again. Their daughter Helena and husband Arthur having been blessed with their new baby girl they are naming Lily, a little sister for Alice and Nancy who are super excited with their new baby sister.

Happy 40th birthday wishes go to Louise, daughter of Leo and Eilish Geoghegan, who celebrated her special day with a get together at Brown Joe’s on Saturday night last where family and friends enjoyed the night.

We went for a walk on Sunday last over to Barnagh Gardens and the Greenway and what a beautiful day it was, attracting families with kids on their bikes and scooters and so many walking and cycling . If you haven’t yet paid a visit there I would highly recommend it. From the safety aspect with no traffic to the scenery and the Barnagh Tunnel along with the old Station House, where one can read on the lovely signage all about the history of these buildings. One wondered about all those who had left this train station so many years ago for foreign shores and never returned.

The lovely restaurant Platform 22 really makes the area a must to visit, and when the whole Greenway opens up and extends from Listowel to Tralee no doubt it will attract many visitors from all over the world, we should be delighted to have such an amenity on our doorstep.

Also the GAA track here in ATHEA has great crowds of men, women and kids doing the Healthy Tuesday as well as the Thursday night keep fit in conjunction with Operation Transformation. Well done to all – KEEP IT UP.