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Fr. Tom Carroll Arrives:

GIVE BLOOD: Thursday 1st Oct : The Blood Transfusion Service needs the support of their donors to continue to meet the demand for blood, during the Covid emergency. Please ring 061-306980 (9am-5pm) to make an appointment for the next clinic in the Woodlands Hotel, Adare, any time from 4.15pm - 8pm. Please note, if you are over seventy or unwell, you cannot currently donate. GRANAGH SEC: Following on from last week, the parish energy survey has now been distributed, if we missed anyone, please email - oreganmb@gmail.com and we will get one to you. The information will only be used by the Tipperary Energy Agency to compile an Energy Masterplan for the parish, it will not be shared wit

Fr. Dan Lane Retires:

A.G.M. The annual general meeting of Granagh Development Association is planned for Tuesday 29th Sept at 8pm in the community centre. This is subject to change, however, if Government guidelines change over the coming days, if so a message will go out on our facebook page. We will be adhering to Covid guidelines and people may be more comfortable wearing masks throughout the meeting. As usual, if anyone has flu-like symptoms or feeling unwell, you are advised not to attend. Fr. DAN's FINAL MASS: Sunday 19th Sept, Fr. Dan celebrated his final mass, culminating sixteen years of service to the parish of Granagh/Ballingarry. He came to the parish with a two-fold vision;- preparing us

VIRTUAL CULTURE NIGHT:

HEART MONTH: September is heart awareness month and the challenge is to ' Escape your Chair ' - move for one minute, every hour, over the course of the day. A recent survey found that more than half of all Irish workers have been able to work from home since Covid restrictions began, 53 per cent of them are sitting down for longer, than when in their usual place of work. Being physically active can release endorphins that can help relieve stress, boost mood, and improve self-esteem. Finding yourself in a stressful situation, a quick stroll can help clear the head while also helping our hearts and reducing our sitting time. We still have some way to go before diets can become healthi

SCHOOL's BACK:

New Seating Area in the National School. MASSES: Parish Masses will continue as usual on Saturday in Ballingarry at 10.30am and 7.00pm and in Granagh at the same times on Sundays. NAT. SCHOOL: Welcome back to all the staff and pupils in our school, after an extra long break this year. An extra special welcome to the sixteen new Juniors, nine boys and seven girls. Well done to the Parents' Association and the many volunteers who did wonderful work during the lockdown to make the school so bright and welcoming. Call in and see what they have done... CUAN MHUIRE GARDEN CENTRE: Great to hear the garden centre is remaining open for another month, until September 30th. They have such a v

WARM SEPT BRINGS THE FRUIT, Sportsmen then begin to shoot.

EXTRA MASSES: For this week there will be mass in Ballingarry on Monday (31st) at 7.00pm and in Granagh on Friday (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 Sundays. THINK BEFORE YOU FLUSH: This is actually a public awareness campaign about the problems certain items can cause, to our marine environment and our wastewater systems. It might seem like common sense but you cannot flush everything down the toilet. Everyday thousands of wet wipes, cotton buds, medicines, cigarettes, plasters, nappies and sanitary products are flushed down toilets in Ireland instead of being put in the

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