By Kathleen Mullane


Can I start this week by wishing all you Mothers out there and indeed Grandmothers and Great-Grandmothers, a very Happy Mother’s Day on Sunday next.

A MOTHER is someone who cares, dreams and plans, and makes the impossible happen.

A MOTHER is someone who keeps going and giving, caring and helping.

She’s too often the last to be thanked, but she’s always first in our HEARTS.

Have a wonderful day and enjoy the pampering.

Don’t forget this Saturday night to put your clocks forward as Summer time begins that means an hour less in bed for everyone. The majority of people I’m sure like the longer evenings but on the other hand when the clocks go back for Winter it’s time to take things a bit easier, no lawns to be cut or gardening to do. I suppose everyone is different.

SCOR is being revived here in Athea by Mickey Hayes and its so important that the SCOR tradition is kept alive for young people to stimulate a cultural richness in the locality. Anyone looking for more information can contact Mickey.

Would you believe it I was reading the other day that in a recent survey IRELAND has come in at number 13  of the Worlds Happiest Countries, – We aren’t doing too bad it seems.

Don’t forget it’s BINGO night back with such a welcome to ATHEA on this Friday night after a 2 year absence.Your dedicated support would be so welcome as the running of the hall is expensive to say the least so come along enjoy the return and who knows you could be lucky.

A large crowd attended the fund raising quiz at Top Of The Town on Friday night last in Memory of Pa Walsh and in aid of Milford Hospice. Thanks is extended to all who supported the worthy cause.

Sincere congrats to Linda O’Keeffe, daughter of Helen and Mike, of Park, Athea, who married Christopher Fawsitt, Kilkenny in St. Michael’s Church, Rathbarry, Co. Cork on March 16th. The child of Prague worked wonders and the sun shone brightly. Wishing them a lifetime of happiness and health. Everyone had a great day.


It is possible TO OWN TOO MUCH.

A person with 1 watch knows what time it is-

A person with 2 watches is never quite sure.