By Kathleen Mullane


Well this Saturday being the last day of the month of April, it is also MAY – EVE. This was the day in years past that many made the journey to the blessed well here in Templeathea. They walked miles in some instances, others coming on their bikes or whatever transport they had.

It was the day when every shed, hay barn and cow- house was sprinkled with Holy Water, then it was indoors where again all the rooms were doused with Holy Water again. This was to ward off the evil spirits supposedly.

The practise, I’m afraid, is gone by the Wayside, however some still keep on to the old tradition which is good to see.

The schools have reopened after the Easter break and everyone is saying how quickly this year has gone, even with Covid lingering about. It’s the last school term for those approaching Leaving Cert and near exam time for all college students and we wish them all well in their last few strides to the end.

Sincere congrats to Niamh Dalton and her partner Joe Kavanagh in Australia, who have become parents of their new baby girl they are naming Connie Alice. Margaret Dalton in Templeathea is a very happy grandmother.

The very best of luck to Adelle O’Sullivan, daughter of Noel and Sandra, Hillside Drive, who, on Sunday next, represents her Club and County and of course her parish of ATHEA who are super proud of her, in the All Ireland SCOR Na nOg singing finals at the INEC in Killarney.

It’s been 10 years since Limerick won anything at Munster Level. And Athea GAA wishes her all the very best of luck on May 1st as does all the Athea parish and beyond.

A Public meeting will be held in the hall on this Thursday 28th at 8 pm organised by Athea GAA. All members are invited to come along as well as all those who may have ideas going forward for the continued 3 year plan for the club, the pitch and all that goes with all the activities and games  and the walking track and all that is being carried on at Pairc Na nGael.

Thought for the week:- Take Care Of Your Body It’s The Only Place You Have To Live.