Kathleens Corner

Kathleen’s Corner-14/09/2021

By Kathleen Mullane


Well another All Ireland Football Final over for yet another year, and yet again MAYO didn’t get to lift the Sam Maguire. I  think everyone in the parish was rooting for them and way beyond too but yet again it was unfortunately not going to be their day, but maybe next year.

What song do you think came on Radio Kerry first thing when I switched it on Sunday morning only The Boys from the County Mayo. As it goes –

Be like a brother and love one another,


This is what they must do and all their followers likewise – have a bit of Hope and Heart and eventually it will happen.

The capacity in Athea Church has thankfully now increased to about 150 and this is great to see. Anyone that was at mass on Saturday evening last was enthralled by the haunting voice of young Maeve Ahern of Dirreen – daughter of Mary Ita Shine-Ahern. Maeve is a 2nd year student at Tarbert Comp and sang along with her music teacher Tara Mulvihill of Moyvane. Keep an ear out for the future of this very young, talented girl she will definitely go places – well done Maeve.

How quickly the nights are drawing in as they say, but we are lucky the weather is staying nice and dry – long may it last.

Heard on the news today that people should be thinking of picking up a few bits and pieces for CHRISTMAS, normally this early advice would drive you mad. However it seems there is going to be a huge shortage of bikes and other types of toys etc. IKEA, the big store, along with many others are finding it extremely difficult to get supplies of furniture. So be aware I also heard its only about 100 days to Christmas.

Thought for the week:-

However difficult LIFE may seem – there is always something you can do and SUCCEED at.


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Kathleen’s Corner-07/09/2021

By Kathleen Mullane


Congratulations to Nance & Timmy Hanrahan, Clash, Athea, who celebrated their Golden Jubilee recently
at the Killarney Oaks Hotel

Well this past week again has been just beautiful and we are all in good form when the sunshine is with us, unfortunately we are due to get rain this week  but it may not stay long with us hopefully. We went for a walk in Beale over the weekend and my God what a fabulous stretch of a sandy beach that seems to go on forever, you wouldn’t see the like of it in any foreign country. And another bonus is that you can drive your car straight onto the beach and have a picnic or whatever. As I’ve said before there’s no place like IRELAND if you get the good weather.

And wasn’t it a lovely day also last Saturday for the 1st Communion her in Athea. I must say the flowers and the Altar were really beautiful. Well done to all who prepared the church for this special day for the young girls and boys.

Sincere congrats go to Shane Mulvihill and his partner Ashley on the birth of their 2nd baby boy they are calling Louis Denis, a little brother for Aidan. Congrats are also sent to Mary and Denny Mulvihill the proud grandparents.

Best wishes are also sent to Sarah Flavin, daughter of Mike and Teresa, who was married last week in Kinsale to Keith O Reilly. Wishing them every happiness for the future and a safe trip back to the USA.

I’m sure all the MAYO fans will be glued to their TVs on Saturday next when they take on Tyrone in the All Ireland Final. With many changes in winning teams this year the latest being the Meath ladies who beat Dublin in a very exciting game on Saturday  WHO KNOWS —we live in hope that this time around they will do it.

Sincere sympathy to Mary and Mike Sheahan and their extended family on the passing of their mother Kathleen this week. A lovely quiet humble woman who died in the care of St Ita’s Hospital, Newcastlewest. Her funeral mass will be this Wednesday here in Athea with burial after to Holy Cross . May she rest in peace.

Well done to all the Leaving Certs who did so very well in their exams, hopefully they all get their courses this week in their chosen colleges.

Thought for the week:-




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Kathleen’s Corner-31/08/2021

By Kathleen Mullane


Well what beautiful weather we have experienced over the past few weeks, and I’m sure we will all agree, there’s no place like IRELAND if you are lucky enough to get the weather. It’s great to see places like Ballybunion and the like being busy as their season is so short, and with Covid etc its been so hard for all business people, moreover those who only have seasonal work ,and who are wholly dependant on the SUNNY WEATHER.

Most of the younger kids at least have had a feeling of being back at school again, and isn’t it great to see the bikes parked up in the bike shelter in our National School. Hopefully they will all remain safe en route to and from school and that HI—VIZ jackets and HELMETS will be worn. It’s better to be SAFE THAN SORRY.

This Friday sees the Leaving Cert results out. We wish each and every student all the very best, and remember even though its a very important exam it doesn’t define you as a person.

First communion for the 2nd class girls and boys takes place this Saturday here in Athea at 11 am. At last they will be able to celebrate with their families even with limited numbers.

Sincere congrats to Marie White and TJ Herbert who live in Canada and were recently blessed with a new little boy they are naming Jayden, a little brother for Holly. Congrats to the proud grandparents also.

Sincere congrats to Katie Cotter and David  O’Mahony who were married last week and held their reception in Ballygarry House, Tralee where a great day was had by all. Wishing them all the best for the future.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Mary and Allanah Collins of Templeathea and the extended Collins family on the death of Pat  having been ill for some time. his funeral will take place this Wednesday with burial after to Holy Cross Cemetery.

Sympathy also to Mary McGrath and her family of Lower Athea on the death of Oliver over the weekend. Two more young men gone from our midst. Masses will be live streamed from Athea Church. May the light of heaven be theirs.

Sympathy also to Joan Manaher of Galeside on the recent passing of her sister in law Eileen Cronin  in Moyvane recently. May she rest in peace.

Thought for the week:-The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.


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