By Kathleen Mullane


I’m sure everyone will join with me in welcoming Fr. Willie Russell to our parish. A Clare man he has spent the last 23 years administering in Rathkeale and is now part of the Pastoral area helping out in Abbeyfeale, Athea, Templeglantine and Tournafulla-Mountcollins. It’s great to have an extra pair of helping hands in our cluster.

On Thursday next, September 22nd, the annual Coffee Morning takes place in the hall in aid of Milford Hospice. This is always a very well attended fund raiser in aid of a great cause. So come along  every little helps.

The death took place unexpectedly last week of Peg O‘Keeffe of Coole, Athea at her residence. Peg was pre-deceased by her husband Timmy over 20 years ago. Many came to pay their last respects at the family home over the past few days and also at Kelly’s funeral Parlour on Sunday evening. Peg was a dedicated Mother and Grandmother and a friend to so many with an open door always. She passed away the same week as the QUEEN but she will always be remembered as a QUEEN in the eyes of her family and all who knew her. Sincere sympathy is extended to her daughters Eleanor and Breda and sons Timo and Joe, her grandchildren, relatives and a large circle of friends. Burial took place in Holy Cross on Monday following Requiem Mass. May the Light of Heaven be Hers.

Well the Listowel Races are in full swing this week and thankfully the weather is holding up so far. It’s the time of the year when farmers have the bulk of their work done and make the Races their annual holiday. Friday of course being Ladies Day will attract fashion enthusiasts in abundance a day I’m sure of many COLOURS. Saturday is usually Vintage Day which again sees clothes of another Era.

Thought for the week:-

Even though there are days we wish we could change some things that have happened in the past there is a reason the Rear View Mirror  is so small and the Windscreen is so Big in our vehicles. Where you are HEADING  is Much more important than what you have left Behind.