Con Colbert Community Hall

Kathleen’s Corner-15/06/2021

By Kathleen Mullane


Well it’s been a lovely few days over the past week or so with crowds flocking to whatever beach is nearest to them enjoying new found freedom with family and friends. And isn’t our own little country one of the nicest in the world if you get the weather. No high extremes of temperature not like some places that have to have the air-conditioning on for the duration of the summer months, so enjoy it while it lasts as it seems we are to have rain again this week.

Sincere congrats to Caroline Murphy, daughter of Betty and Charlie, of Hillside Drive, who has become engaged to Neilius O’Sullivan, son of Anne-Marie and Connie,  of Lower Athea. Best wishes to them both on this happiest of occasions.

The death has taken place in England of Catherine Forde -nee Hayes formerly of Glenagragra and Dirreen Athea.

Also Denis Mullane who recently passed away in Scotland, brother of Nora Hogan Templeathea. Sincere sympathy to their families and relations. May they rest in peace.

A lovely celebratory mass was said here in Athea on Saturday evening last by Fr. Duggan, to remember Fr. Michael Moroney who was ordained 50 years to the priesthood and is now in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for many years. There are some lovely photos in front of the altar depicting various aspects of his life. Mike Hayes a near neighbour gave an insight into his life as did his sister Siobhán. He hopes to make the journey home in July. We congratulate him on his GOLDEN JUBILEE and send good wishes from his home parish.

Unfortunately we aren’t going to be able to make the trip to Lourdes again this year, however the Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage takes place this week from 17th-20th with all liturgies streamed online. Hopefully this time next year we will be preparing to go, all going well.

Thought for this week:-

The 3Cs of LIFE


You must make THE CHOICE

To take A CHANCE

If you want anything in Life to CHANGE.


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Con Colbert Community Hall – 16/11/11

Athea Foroige

Foroige Newsletter


This year we held the annual Halloween disco for other clubs in the area, it was a great success, and we used our own D.J’s and a great night was had by all! Foroige took part in the variety show ‘Walking on Sunshine’ providing entertainment performing as the ‘Tiny Tots’ and refreshments in the kitchen at the break! We are also taking part in a number of group projects learning how to DJ, creating recipe books, and a magazine, which will make the perfect Christmas gift for family or friends. We are organising two trips in the coming months to the ‘Hype Music Festival’ and ‘Oakwood Theme Park’. So we will see you at our fundraising events in the village.

‘Take a break remember … you are not a salmon’




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Con Colbert Community Hall – 11/05/11

Athea Foróige Youth Club out for the day in Tralee last Friday


We are asking you to go through your garages, sheds, houses, fields etc. If you have any bits of metal, iron, aluminium, old machinery, bicycle frames, cars, radiators, pots, pans, whatever you no longer need, we will gather it up, the money raised will go towards paying off the hall loan.

Your scrap metal can be collected or dropped off to a central location.

If you would like to help out ring either

Caroline O’Connell on 087 6643307 or

Kathleen Mullane on  087 1233361

for more information.

We will also take old car batteries


If you are planning a party this is an excellent opportunity to combine your fun day (family day) with the opportunity to do a little fundraising for your local Community Hall and Sports Complex.

Niall King of Shanagolden Bouncing Castles has kindly agreed to make a donation for every bouncing castle and marquee that is booked through the hall committee.

We would also like to make you aware that the hall is available to rent for a small fee of €50 for functions such as children’s parties (which can cater for indoor bouncing castles so you can beat the weather) and other family occasions. Contact 087-1525597


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