By Kathleen Mullane


Well this Monday is Valentine’s Day, so I’m sure there will be a lot of love around at the weekend, from flowers to chocolates, to meals out and maybe an Engagement or two who knows ,stranger things have happened.

In years gone by when we were young the excitement if you got a card in the post with someone expressing their feelings for you, and it would be signed  GUESS WHO, and we would all be comparing cards trying to figure out who sent them,  the innocence of it all in bygone days.

Sincere congrats and good wishes go to Paul and Audrey Collins on the birth of their new little girl they are naming Naoise, a little sister for Aoileann and Jack who are super excited. Congrats are also extended to the proud grandparents too.

Happy Birthday wishes go to Peggy Casey of Colbert St who has celebrated her 80th birthday this week, wishing her many more years of good health and happiness.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Patsy and Pauline Kelleghan of Knocknagorna on the passing of Patsy’s sister-in-law Betty Glick, nee Fitzgerald, formerly of Clash, Athea, who passed away in California recently. Condolences also to the Quinn family of Clash and to Betty’s family in the USA. May she rest in peace.

The AGM of Athea Community Hall was held last week and Michael Dooley Accountants gave a detailed low down on the position of the hall which was a healthy one thankfully, considering nothing was going on there during Covid.

At last normality is returning and everyone is so looking forward to the play which starts at the weekend. And I must say the photos of those taking part are just beautiful and really capture that ERA.

Basketball is back – Bingo is on the horizon – Aerobics on Saturday mornings with Nicole and a lot more to come. Thanks was extended to Airtricity once again for their grant, which will be put to extremely good use as always towards the upkeep of the hall.

Athea school will be 100 years old this year, so on June 10th there will be Centenary celebrations, more about that later.

Thought for the week ahead:-

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