by Kathleen Mullane


May God Bless you at Easter and keep you all year


May God give you all the faith it takes to make your dreams come true.

May His love and wisdom always help to guide you on your way.

May His light shine down upon you now to bless your Easter Day.

Wishing everyone a very Happy Easter this weekend.

Can you believe it our clocks are going Forward this Saturday night and we thought when they were going to Winter time that we would never see the end of the darker evenings and already the time has arrived so quickly. All we need now is a bit of sunshine to go with the longer days.

A few Happy Congratulations this week. Firstly to Caroline Pierse of Gortnagross, Happy 60th birthday wishes are extended . Caroline celebrated her special day along with her family.

Nora Mulvihill-Buckley of Blaine celebrated her 30th special day on Saturday night last at Brown Joe’s along with her husband  Dave Buckley who was also celebrating his 40th, a double celebration.

A very happy occasion for Pauline and Patsy Kelleghan of Knocknagorna who celebrated their very Special 60th Diamond Wedding Anniversary on Saturday night last along with their family and grandkids at The Horeshoe in Listowel where they had a lovely evening. Heres to many more years of Health and Happiness for them both.

Louise Byrnes of Templeathea was delighted to hear she had won a trip home to Ireland for her sister Jenny, Husband Andrew and children Sean and Maeve  from The USA for St Patricks Weekend with Limerick Radio. They were treated to a stay at The Savoy Hotel and front seats with The Mayor of Limerick at the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Limerick. In all a wonderful free trip home to see family and relations and friends,well done Louise .

Sincere Sympathy is extended to Billy and Brownie White and all their family members and especially to their sister Joannie in New Jersey USA whose Daughter Anne Caruso went to her Eternal Reward last week at a young age following an illness. She is survived by her husband and 2 children. May the Light of Heaven be Hers.

Confirmation Day on Wednesday last turned out to be a lovely day for The Confirmation with Bishop Brendan with the Sun shining out for the boys and girls. Wishing them all the best for the future.

Bible readings at the Library will continue each Wednesday night at 7.30 after this week, but not this Wednesday night due to mass of Chrism in Limerick. Hopefully we will have a dry day for the Carrying of The Cross on Good Friday and also for The Dawn Mass on Easter Sunday Morning these will be weather permitting events to which everyone is invited to come.

And finally enjoy The Easter Eggs and for all those who gave up the sweets, biscuits and any other treats,  well done.

Congrats to Athea Drama Group on their production which played to full houses over the past 2 weeks and with an extra night this Thursday. It was a Laugh a minute and we all need a good laugh with enough doom and gloom around. Congrats to each and everyone who was involved in all aspects of the production .

Hoping everyone in all areas of our Parish will be out and about this Good Friday doing the annual Big Clean Up . It’s nice to have all our approaching roads and by roads around Athea Spic and Span as we have a lot going for us in our little village in comparison to others so it’s nice to help out even though we are picking up others rubbish.

Ready for the off in Lanzarote last week Tommy Carroll, Ned White and Paddy Mullane enjoying the sun