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GRANAGH PLAYERS:

Only two weeks to go.... On ' Second Honeymoon ' we will be meeting the newly weds Sally ( Margarite) and Stephen (John English). They arrive at the guest house head -over-heels in love,

​but as the week passes, Stephen seems to get annoyed very easily ??​ I cannot say anything about Victor ( John Bennett), you will have to see him for yourself !!!! Malcolm Adair, ex Royal Dublin Regiment, (Tony ) manages to ruin Frank's holiday !! The Yankee sailor does appear ( Niall) and causes Vera to get over excited ! Plenty laughs guaranteed.

Performance dates - Fri 22nd, Sat 23rd, Sun 24th & ​ Fri ​29th, 30th & 31st. Jan at 8pm nightly.

​ Raffle and Shop each night. Adm, Adults €10, Students €5.

OUR CREAMERY:​

The following is a brief extract from the presentation by Jim & Liam Houlihan on ' A History of Granagh Creamery' , which was held in the Community Centre​ , on Thursday January ​7​th .​

The large gathering from Granagh and surrounding areas was honoured by the presence of Dom Mark Patrick Hederman, Abbot of Glenstal and his brother Mr. Ted Hederman. ​ ​

Their grandfather Mr. Daniel Hederman who farmed at Ballinleena was first Chairman of Granagh Co-operative Dairy Society Ltd, a position in which he gave of his time for up to thirty years.

Granagh C. D. S. was registered on December 4th 1890 making it the sixth Co-op to be registered in Ireland. ​ It went into manufacturing in the first half of 1891. ​ ​

It was most interesting to learn what it was like for the people involved in dairying in Ireland during those early years. The Creamery was built on a site donated by the Bennett family Graigacurra and Mr. John Bennett succeeded Mr. Hederman as Chairman and continued in that role for up to twenty years. ​

Mr. Bennett, a staunch nationalist had also been a member of Limerick County Council. Mr. Richard Chawke, a native of Ballyhahill in west Limerick, was Manager of, Granagh Creamery from 1893 until his retirement in 1947. ​ He was a very popular man and in common with Mr. Bennett and Mr. Hederman was known to be a kind and charitable man. It was news for many of those in attendance that in its day, Granagh Butter was best in the country, winning prizes everywhere from Limerick to Tipperary, Cork, Dublin Belfast and London. The people who guided the destinies of the Co-op saw it through many periods of challenge and change, supported by top class staff and loyal suppliers. Of course, there would have been a certain nostalgia for some .

Michael Daffy, who was Manager at the time of amalgamation with Mitchelstown Creameries in 1972, ​ was present on the night​ .

The occasion ended with an address by Mr. James Lynch, Chairman, Dairygold Co-op. Society Ltd.

We congratulate Jim for carrying out the research and giving an excellent presentation ​- without the use of notes !

He tells me that he still has a bit more research to do, so if anybody has any relevant photos, documents etc, he would be delighted to borrow them.

Hopefully, we might prevail on Jim & Liam to give a repeat presentation in the future.

CHOIR DATES :

Proposed dates and practices for January. Mass: this coming Sat 16th & 30th Jan. Rehearsal on Sunday 24th Jan at 6pm.

YOUNG SCIENTISTS:

Congratulations to Eve Butler and her school friend Catriona Brady Halmschlag representing Coláiste Chiaráin who were placed second in the Intermediate category for their project on the use of colour to help dyslexic musicians sight read more efficiently. 10% of the population are affected by dyslexia and it affects many aspects of a person's life.

Eve has personal experience of this and for her the hardest part of learning music is sight reading.

GRANAGH.COM:

Check out the latest photos on the web site - the ladies were out for Nollaig na nBan.

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