By Kathleen Mullane


Well we had many Happy Events last week in my few lines and this week is no exception. I suppose it’s the time of the year for celebrations.

Firstly many congrats and good wishes are extended to Mary Barrett, daughter of Anne and Tom, Fairy St, Templeathea who recently was married to Roy Mooney of Dublin. The marriage ceremony took place in Wicklow with the reception held at Johnny Fox’s. The bride was assisted by her sister Caroline and niece Rachel Barrett. The best man was Billy Mooney brother of the groom. A great day was had by everyone. Best wishes to the newly weds.

Last Friday was a Big Day for Conor Mulvihill, son of Mary T. and Denny of Colbert St. and Jane Wrenn, daughter of Gene and Johnny of Tournafulla. Canon Tony Mullins, relation of the Mulvihill  family, performed the nuptial ceremony in Tournafulla. The chief bridesmaid was Helen Wrenn, sister of the bride along with her 3 other sisters. The best man was Conor Keaveney U. S. A. along with Conor’s 3 other brothers Teddy, Jonathan and Shane. The reception was held at The Devon Inn in Templeglantine where everyone had a wonderful time. Congrats and best wishes for the future to the Happy Couple.

Maura Hayes, daughter of Rose and Mike, was a delighted lady when Pa Leahy put the ring on her finger last week and they got engaged. Congratulations to the newly engaged couple and here’s to the future for them.

We wish the very best to Joe Aherne of Glenagower who once again takes to the road on Saturday, June 11th and takes on the MOYLAGH JFK 50 Mile Challenge in aid of The IRISH CANCER SOCIETY, indeed a very worthy cause. Joe has done many fund raisers over the years raising much needed funds. If you would like to donate even a little it would be great. It can be given to Joe directly or I can pass on.

Well next Wednesday is a Big Day for all Leaving and Junior Cert students as they start their Exams. They will be remembered at the Vigil Mass on Saturday evening and all students are welcome with their families. We wish them all the very best.

A Big Weekend for our Little Village this Bank  Holiday weekend  with the Fleadh Cheoil taking place, which no doubt will attract many visitors to Athea. Hopefully we will have nice weather for the occasion here’s to its success.

Sincere sympathy to Margaret Collins on the death of her sister Nuala Eastmond in England  last week following an illness. May she rest in peace.

I’m sure everyone will join with me and wish our Butcher of many years, Gerry Griffin, all the very best as he retires after 45 years of serving the people of Athea and beyond this week. No doubt he will be sadly missed by all. But I suppose there comes a time in one’s life when one needs to take a step back. We hope he will enjoy his retirement along with his wife Geanelle and his family. THANKS GERRY