LOCAL DEATHS: The death occurred unexpectedly last week of Catherine Woulfe who was a native of Keale, Athea and more recently of Abbeyfeale. Catherine spent much of her life working in the United States and retired home some years ago. Recently she had been in failing health but remained cheerful during all this time. Her remains were removed from Kelly’s Funeral Home on Saturday evening to St. Bartholomew’s Church where a big number of people called to pay their respects. Her burial was on Sunday after Requiem Mass to Holy Cross cemetery and was attended by many people from far and near. Sympathy is extended to her sisters, brother, nephews, nieces, in-laws and other relatives. May her soul rest in peace.
Sympathy is also extended to Catherine Moran, Toureendonnell, her husband John and their family on the death of Catherine’s brother Martin O’Connor of Rathkeale who was a native of Ardagh. May his soul rest in peace.
ATHEA DRAMA GROUP: Within the last week there have been big attendances at the Athea Drama Group’s recent production “Stop it Nurse” by Sam Cree. The play continues for three further nights, Thursday, 30 January, Saturday 1 February and Sunday 2 February. It is a comedy and is suitable for all ages and provides several laughs. People are advised to come early as audiences are expected to be large during the final three nights. Starting time is 8pm.
21st BIRTHDAY: Congratulations to Christopher Dalton, son of Paddy and Maureen, Dirreen, who celebrated his 21st birthday at The Kingdom Greyhound Track in Tralee with family and friends recently.
NUN’S DEATH: The death occurred last week of Sr Mercedes Meade of MoreAbbey, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare. Deceased was a native of Kilmorna and was an aunt of Mary Dalton, wife of Patrick Dalton, Gortnagross, Athea. She had reached an advanced age and is deeply regretted by her religious community, relatives and others who knew her. May she rest in peace.
LATE OWEN LISTON: The death occurred recently in Ballybunion of Owen Liston. He was a native of Athea and a brother of the late Kit Ahern (nee Liston) who was a member of Kerry County Council and also a Fianna Fáil Deputy for several years before her retirement from politics. His son Owen (Bomber) Liston was a member of the Kerry senior team and an All Ireland champion on a number of occasions. He is survived by his family members and his nephews Haulie and John Liston and his niece Kit Liston, Knockfinisk and other relations. He was predeceased by his wife Noreen and his son Padraig. May his soul rest in peace.
COISTE NA NÓG AGM: The AGM of Coiste na nÓg was held on Sunday night, January 12 at the GAA Club house. John Hunt was elected as the new Chairman and he made a presentation to outgoing Coiste Chairman Paul Curry for all the work he did for the club during the past four years. Jacqueline O’Connor and Lisa Hunt were elected as secretary and assistant secretary respectively with Tom McEnery staying on as treasurer and Mike Sheehan as vice-chairman. The young boys and girls will be glad to hear that registration will be on Friday 16at the pitch.