Athea November 30

RECENT DEATHS: The death occurred during the past week of Catherine (Kit) Shine, nee Fitzgerald, who was a native of Keale North but had lived most of her life in Athea.

RECENT DEATHS: The death occurred during the past week of Catherine (Kit) Shine, nee Fitzgerald, who was a native of Keale North but had lived most of her life in Athea.

She had reached an advanced age but nevertheless was in good health up until last year. She was a regular attendant at Mass and at religious ceremonies and visited Lourdes on occasion. She also could be seen cycling around the village up to recent times or visiting her brother Tom in Keale.

More recently she was a resident in St. Ita’s Hospital, Newcastle West where she was well cared for. The removal from Kelly’s Funeral Home was attended by a large number of people who called to pay their respects and convey their sympathy to family and relatives.

There was also a big congregation at the Requiem Mass on Sunday morning and at the funeral afterwards to Holy Cross cemetery. Kit was a very well liked member of the community and will be very much missed by her family, extended family, relatives, friends and neighbours. May her soul rest in peace.

It is only some weeks ago since her daughter Breda Carey also died. Breda and her husband Jerry Carey, who is a retired Garda and a native of Galway, and their family lived in Newcastle West. Sympathy to Jerry and the family also her own family members and other relatives. May her soul also rest in peace.

SYMPATHY: The death occurred last week in Listowel Community Hospital of Bridie Meade of Kilmorna. She was an aunt of Mary Dalton and her husband Patrick and their family to whom sympathy is extended also to her other relatives. The removal took place to St. Bridgid’s Church, Duagh, and the funeral took place on the following day to the local cemetery and was largely attended. May her soul rest in peace.

CHURCH NOTICES: Mass readers this coming weekend are: Saturday evening 7.30pm-Betty Murphy, Sunday morning 11am-Paul Curry. Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday evening 7.30pm are Mary O’Donoghue and Sandra O’Sullivan and Sunday morning 11am-Rose Hayes and Pat Higgins. The servers on Saturday evening 7.30pm are Becky Dalton and Ciara O’Shea. Sunday morning 11am-Aidan Curry and Sean Hunt.

BODHRÁN COMPETITION: The annual bodhrán competition was held at the Top of the Town bar recently. Winners were-Men’s Open competition-Mike Barrett, Monagea, formally of Rooskagh. Ladies Open competition-Mary Theresa Buckley, Moyvane. Confined competition-Jimmy Kelly, Athea. Congratulations to all three on their win.

SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to the White family, Coole East on the death of Joan’s husband, Noel Harnett, Devon Road at a comparatively young age. Joan’s mother also died some weeks ago. May both their souls rest in peace.

Sympathy is also extended to the Connolly family of Glin on the death of their father John.

The death has occurred in England of John Murphy who was married to Mary Cotter of Cratloe East, Athea. Sympathy is extended to his wife and other relatives. May all their souls rest in peace.

BOOK LAUNCH: On this Friday, November 29 Neil Brosnan, Listowel will launch his second book of short stories “Neap Tide and other stories” at John B. Keane’s bar, Listowel.

To mark the occasion New Binary Press is proud to present readings by Neil as well as Billy Keane and Geina Kelly. The collection will be officially launched by Jimmy Deenihan, Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht. New Binary Press would be delighted if interested people would attend what promises to be a memorable evening. We would also appreciate if anybody would extend this invitation to other literary and cultural enthusiasts.