By Kathleen Mullane


Before I start my few lines indeed the last of 2022 can you believe, I want to wish each and every reader of the Newsletter, including fellow correspondents and above all Domhnall and Lillian who keep it going week in week out.

A Very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and all the very best for the New Year ahead. And let’s not forget the meaning of Christmas, with so many families struggling at this time, elderly living on their own and those who have lost a loved one during the past year. Pick up the phone pay them a visit, keep in touch it means a lot as Christmas can be hard going for many people.

Doesn’t our little village look so Festive this year with the lights on throughout the street, and also the addition of the lovely extra tree down near the Hall, well done to all who make the extra effort for Christmas. Also well done to the Athea N.S. children who have done some beautiful paintings  in the church, make sure and pay a visit they are beautiful.

Sympathy is extended to Mary O’Donoghue of Keale whose mother recently passed away. May she rest in peace.

A great Oiche Cheoil agus Craic organised by TY students Ailisa Ahern and Bríd Hunt will take place on Thursday 29th at 8 pm at Top of The Town. All Musicians, Singers, Dancers, Poets and Storytellers are welcome. This is a Fund -Raiser for Barretstown which is a Charity Organisation in Co. Kildare, which provides life -changing therapeutic residential and outreach programmes for kids affected by serious illness and their families. Please come along and support this very Worthy Cause.

Collins’ Shop has Autumn-Melodies, the CD WHICH HAS SOME LOVELY SONGS AND SINGERS, including Fr. Tony Mullins, for sale with all proceeds going to buying equipment for St. Ita’s Hospital at just 10 Euro, an ideal Christmas present.

Have a lovely Christmas One and All and we will be back in 2023 with the Post – Christmas news.