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St. Swithin's Day:

" Swithin’s day if thou dost rain For forty days it will remain St Swithin’s day if thou be fair For forty days ‘twill rain nae mare "


Our sympathies to Liam Darcy, on the death of his mother Peggy ( nee Rowan) on Tuesday 7th July. Also, deeply regretted by her daughter Margaret, daughter-in-law Betty, son-in-law Eddie, sister Evelyn, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. She was interred in Mount St. Lawrence cemetery on Thursday 9th. Go dtuga Día leaba i measc na Naomh aicí.


We wish Nora O'Keeffe a speedy recovery after her recent fall. Hope she will be back at base very soon.


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 -


Don't forget 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.

We would welcome news items, photos, details of birthday & anniversary celebrations, visitors home on holidays etc etc.

Contact can be made by e-mail ~

BUSINESS - We are offering local business people the chance to advertise, FOR FREE, on the website..!!!

It's not often Business' hear that.!! 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.


Afterschool childcare for children in Granagh.!!! It will be based in the Community Centre with collection from the school at 2pm and 3pm.

Please contact Natalie Stapleton (BA in Montessori Education) 086 1595790 to avail of a limited space for September 2015.


We remember our dearly departed family and friends, whose mortuary cards are displayed on the Bereavement Board in the Church,. If you would like to have a loved one remembered, drop their mortuary card into the box provided. For the month of July, we remember : -

Sr. Mary Bennett, Graigacurra. Bernard Chawke & Ted Tierney, Granagh. Stephen Chawke, Mungret. Margaret Speiran and Mary Clifford, Kilmacow. Johanna Chawke, Ballyvologue. Willie Lee, Lisduane. Mary Biggane, Kilmore. Patrick Morrissey, Doorlus. Bridget McEniry, Derryclough. Owen Neville, Shannon. William Sheehy, Croagh. John Sheehan, Banogue.


Congratulations to Bernie O'Rourke, who retired as Vice Principal of St. Mary's National School, Croom on the 25th June. Bernie completed thirty one years of teaching and was joined by pupils, teachers and former teachers to celebrate on the day. Later, the celebrations moved to the civic Centre where Canon Willie Fitzmaurice made a presentation to her on behalf of school management. We all wish her many years of health and happiness in her retirement.


Friday 17th - 10.30am. Coffee Morning - in aid of Croom Senior citizens' Summer event.

Friday 17th - 8.00pm. Friars Gate Theatre - 'Flanns' yer Only Man' - Val O'Donnell's one-man-show on Flann O'Brien.

Saturday 18th - 7.30pm. Cagney/Noonan Gathering - Woodlands Hotel - Book tickets at 061-397028.

Sunday 19th - 10.00am. Newcastle West Show - Horses, Pets corner, dog show, donkey derby.

Sunday 19th - 2.00-5.00pm. Drumcollogher Organic College - Free Open Day - Tours, Produce, Stalls, Beekeeping Info.

Sunday 19th - 8.00pm. Rathkeale. Irish Concert Orchestra perform 4 Seasons. In aid of Butterfly Club & Street Children, Bucharest.

Thursday 16th - Sunday 19th. ' Gather by the Feale ' - Carnival, Markets, Bat Walk, Darts Tournament, Music Sessions and Fun Day.

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