***** THE LOCAL CREAMERY ******
The significance of Granagh Creamery in the life of the local community cannot be overstated. In appreciation of the people who founded it and the people who operated it over the following decades, Jim Houlihan is compiling material for, A History of Granagh Creamery.
He would like to hear from anyone who may have documents or photos associated with the Creamery prior to 1972, the date of amalgamation with Mitchelstown Creameries.
If anybody could loan a photo of former staff members for copying and instant return, it would be greatly appreciated. Likewise, any document of that period that has historical importance. Please make contact as soon as possible and your photo or document will be put on record.
E-mail address is - firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Claire O'Hanlon who celebrated her 40th Birthday, over the weekend. Also, we heard that Nora Theresa Fennessy, Croom, celebrated her 70th birthday recently. We hope they both enjoyed the celebrations with their families and wish them many many more.
*** Musica Fusion Camp *** ~ GRANAGH ~ open invitation to attend their end-of-week Concert on this coming Friday 10th at 1.00pm.
60s Theme this year and most of us remember that well !!!! Always an excellent Show.
Munster Champions - Congratulations to our U16 Mixed Draughts team who won the Munster title last Saturday morning in UL. The team will now go forward to represent Limerick in the National finals in Athlone in August. Well done to you all.
Team: Conor Lynch, Gearoid Lynch, Lisa Lynch, Mark Sheahan, Eoin Sheahan and Sean English.
Our U14 Camogie team were also out on Saturday morning in UL. The girls were well prepared for battle. They have been training for the last few weeks under the guidance of Tony Fitzgibbon and John O’Connor, however we were up against a very tough team in Glanmire and it was not to be our day. Well done girls we are very proud of your performance. T Team: Alicia O’Callaghan, Maeve O’Connor, Ciara English, Ciara O’Connor, Ciara Sheehy, Fiona O’Keeffe, Anna Toomey, Grace Purtill, Aisling Irwin, Brett Shanahan, Molly Cagney, Ellie Clancy, Sinead Griffin, Aimee Tagney, Valerie Sheehy and Ellen McMahon.
Fr. John Hannon, born in Kilmacanearla was ordained on June 12th, 1955 in Thurles. Following his uncle's footsteps, he headed to Sacramento where his ministry brought him from the Siskiyou Mountains in the north to the southernmost tip of the Sacramento Valley. He has served in fifteen different parishes as well as an army chaplaincy. He is now retired and still helping out in parishes. Congratulations to Fr. John and continued good health.
Delighted to announce that Granagh parish now has its own official website ~ WWW.GRANAGH.COM
We would encourage everyone to have a look and pass it on to friends and family, both at home and abroad. There are lots of pictures of local happenings, various club histories, events calendar and more.....
A lot of work has been done and no doubt we have more to do ! Contact and feedback can be made by e-mail ~ email@example.com
BUSINESS - We have lots of local business' in the parish and indeed people who have left he parish and set up their own business. We are offering them the chance to advertise, FOR FREE, on the website..!!! All you need to do is send the following details to the above e-mail address: - Company Name, Address, Contact name, Phone, E-mail , Web address & a short description of your services. Or you can contact any member of the group - John Bennett, Liam Houlihan, Joe Power, Niamh O'Hanlon & Mary O'Regan.
Visit an OPW Heritage Site For Free. The Office of Public Works is pleased to announce that on the First Wednesday of every month all OPW managed Heritage Sites will continue to offer FREE ADMISSION to individuals wishing to visit these sites for the duration of their season! A full list of participating sites can be found on www.heritageireland.ie Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Normal conditions of admission apply. Visitors may experience delays at some of our busier sites and are advised to arrive early. If allocated a time, visitors are asked to arrive promptly for the start of their tour. There is no guarantee that visitors who miss their allocated tour-slot can be accommodated at a later time. Children must be supervised at all times.
HERMITAGE GREEN: Saturday 18th July at the Grove, Abbeyfeale: The Limerick band formed in 2010 have toured extensively over the past five years selling out gigs in Ireland, UK, Australia, Middle East, France, South Africa and the US. They have played Sydney Harbour on Australia Day and in front of seven thousand people at the Electric Picnic. This may be your only chance to see them locally before they go global. If you’d like to learn more about this exciting up and coming band then log onto http://www.hermitagegreen.com/ Ticket sales are really brisk so to get to the celebrity gig of the festival call to the Festival Office in Mary Dan G’s or go on line - https://www.paypal.com/ie/cgi-bin/webscr
GREAT SOUTHERN TRAIL NEWS: On Friday last a team of six officials from the National Roads Authority [NRA], Galway Co. Council., Roscommon Co.Council and Westmeath Co.Council, cycled the Abbeyfeale - Rathkeale section of the Great Southern Trail [GST] on a fact-finding mission. They are spearheading the development of the Galway-Dublin Greenway which is on EuroVelo Route2 from Moscow to Galway. The GST is on EuroVelo Route1 along the Western seaboard of Europe.
BROADCASTING LIVE TO THE WORLD: The Abbeyfeale church Webcam is now officially switched on and broadcasting live. Almost anyone in the world can now view live broadcasts of events in the parish church by logging onto www.churchservices.tv/abbeyfealeparish. A direct link from the parish website has been set up.
RACE TO THE TITLE 10K: The Gather by the Feale will be holding local registration on Wednesday July 8 at Fealefit, Mountmahon @ 8.30pm, just to make things that bit easier!!
DAY TRIP TO VALENTIA: All Day Trip on Sunday, July 26, to Valentia Island, one of Ireland's most westerly points lying off the Iveragh Peninsula in the South West of Co. Kerry. Valentia is joined to the mainland by bridge - via Portmagee. This a really beautiful trip taking in breath-taking scenery. When we arrive on the Island we will be met by our guide Ted who will take everyone around the Island in a mini bus and you will be absolutely delighted with the views that you will see. Going right up to the Valentia Slate mines, view the Lighthouse, and you will see something that you haven't seen before the footprint of a prehistoric animal - a tetrapod. There is lots more but I am not going to spoil it by telling you I will leave that to our experienced guide. We will be calling to the River Island Hotel in Castleisland for our breakfast and dinner on the home ward journey. We will being picking up outside the Church in Abbeyfeale and points en route. This is a very popular trip and the bus is already half full. So early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. Contact Maureen Finnegan 087 9845102. Everyone most welcome.
SEISIÚN: Each Thursday night at 8.45pm, Templeglantine Seisiún takes place in the function room at the back of the bar on the grounds of the Devon Inn. A great night for locals and visitors alike.