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Happy 98th Birthday, Mairead. BIG BIRTHDAY: Congratulations to Mairead Chawke on reaching her 98th birthday on Thursday 26th. She hasn't been out and about due to Covid but her daughter Mary and the family are looking after her very well. What a lifetime of experiences she has amassed, wonder what she would make of ' Golfgate ' , 'Trumpgate' etc etc EXTRA MASSES: For this week and next, there will be mass in Ballingarry on Monday (24th & 31st) at 7.00pm and in Granagh on Friday (28th & 4th) at 7.00pm. Parish Masses next weekend will continue as usual on Saturday in Ballingarry at 10.30am and 7.00pm and in Granagh at the same times on Sunday. REMEMBERING OUR DECEASED: For the month

Thank You Fr. Dan:

Fr. Dan & Sr. Margaret in suitable attire for the 1916 Commemoration. TRIBUTE TO FR. DAN: Fr. Dan's departure was delayed due to Covid, but he volunteered to remain on until September so that Communions & Confirmations could be celebrated. A parishioner composed this very fitting poem for him: "Granagh Ballingarry, a place with people who care, And views from Knockfierna, so beautifully rare. Many years ago a vacancy arose Dan Lane was the man, the bishop chose. A Kerryman by birth, working in Limerick now “ I’ll do my very best “, he did vow. A smile for all, a heart full of gold, His commitment to the job, a joy to behold. He baptised the babies, with oil on the head He anointed

COMMUNION TIME:

Congratulations to our Granagh Boys on their First Holy Communion on 6th August - Ryan McDonagh, Michael O'Brien, Rory Stapleton, Thomas Storan, Daniel Hartigan & Conor Sexton. COMMUNION: Congratulations to the six boys who received their first Holy Communion - Ryan McDonagh, Michael O'Brien, Rory Stapleton, Thomas Storan, Daniel Hartigan and Conor Sexton. TRÓCAIRE/ BEIRUT: You have seen that massive explosion in the port of Beirut, last week where at least 5,000 were injured and the damage has left up to 300,000 people homeless. Trócaire is responding to the urgent needs on the ground in Beirut. Our local partner - Caritas Lebanon - is providing emergency supplies to people, providing

August brings the Sheaves of Corn, Then the Harvest Home is borne:

CLOTHES COLLECTION: Granagh NS parents' association, are holding their collection this coming weekend, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 7th, 8th, 9th August, 5pm - 8pm each evening. Drop-off at the Parochial House GREYBRIDGE CLASSIC CLUB: The Club are hosting their annual Cross Country Charity Tractor Run on Saturday August 15th. The run will leave from Listons Farm, Ballyculleen, Croom, V35 XT88 - registration will start at 4pm with all tractors leaving at 5pm sharp. All funds raised going to local charities. BALLYHOURA NEWS: The Balyhoura area is re-opening with lots going on for visitors and locals alike - see https://visitballyhoura.com for further information. Lough Gur Heritage Cen

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