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2016 Arrives:

YEAR 2016:

" Here's hoping that the New Year is in every way complete. With Happiness, Success, Good Health and all that Makes Life Sweet."

Another new year has arrived and what it will bring we do not know.!! Hopefully, everything good that happened last year will continue into the next. Looking back, we thank all the local volunteers for their wonderful work throughout the year and the difference they have made in making the parish a better place for everyone. Often, it may feel like an uphill struggle, people may feel like giving up and letting it to someone else but perseverance pays off in the long run. All the local organisations and clubs crying out for more volunteers, a new year's resolution for some maybe ?

Hopefully, the generosity of spirit and sense of community we have will continue and remain strong. Athbhliain faoi mhaise dhaoibh go léir.


Masses for the Feast Day. Tuesday 5th, Ballingarry 7pm. Wednesday 6th, Granagh7pm.

Ladies Night: Invitation to The Rock on Wednesday 6th at 8.30pm . All welcome.


Jim Houlihan has compiled " A History of Granagh Creamery " and he has arranged to show it in the Community Centre on this coming Thursday night, Jan. 7th. at 8.00 pm.

The Abbot of Glenstal, Mark Patrick Hederman and his brother Mr. Ted Hederman will be attending.Their grandfather, Mr. Daniel Hederman was the first Chairman of, Granagh Co-operative Dairy Society.

A most informative evening. All welcome .


Lotto Results: 18t​h Dec: No Winner. Numbers drawn - ​8. 26. 27. 28.

Lucky dips: Betty & John Geary, Newtown. Mairead Cagney, Castletown. MickHoulihan, Granagh.

Lotto Results: 30th Dec: No Winner. Numbers drawn - 7. 13. 21. 29.

Jackpot for next week €2,800. Tickets can be purchased from O'Gormans Shop, The Rock Bar and

Hickeys Bar, Croom.

SANTA'S VISIT: The boys and girls of Granagh National school had a very special morning on Friday 18th of December when Santa visited the school. The children entertained Santa by singing Christmas songs and reminding him of their wish lists. They promised him they have been very good this year. We were delighted to receive gifts of books from Santa to the children and look forward to reading them in the new year. Thank you to the Parents Association for helping with the visit.


Proposed dates and practices for Jan/Feb. Mass: Sat 16th & 30th Jan. Sat 6th & 27th Feb. Practice on Sunday 24th at 6pm. We would be delighted to have more singers, all ages welcome. Our excellent organist Roisín has purchased new books and introduced lots of new Liam Lawton songs. A big welcome for all warblers.


Time is fast approaching and the pressure is on. After all the bad eating habits over Christmas, we are a bit sluggish but Jim Chawke kept up his training regime and is ready for the off !

I don't know how Frank (Jim) and Agnes Mcllroy ( Marylee) spent their Christmas but she is looking forward to celebrating her 25th wedding anniversary in the same guesthouse where they spent their honeymoon.! Romantic notions but will grumpy old Frank be up for it ?? Their prim and proper landlady (Theresa) has not mellowed with time though !! The bubbly maid Vera (Mary) has lots of romantic notions but will she find her sailor (Niall) ? The resident hypochondriac (Lily) keeps everyone up to date on her ailments, whether they want to hear or not.!! Posh Mrs. Mansfield (Patsy) is a cut above everyone else, even her husband Walter (Paddy) !! More news next week.

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


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St. Joseph’s Foundation in collaboration with Cork ETB will deliver a Local Training Initiative (LTI) programme that prepares learners to work in the Intellectual Disability,Healthcare or Childcare sector.

The training programme will be delivered in Mannix College, four days each week, with work experience placement in St. Joseph’s Foundation, a Creche or a Healthcare facility on the fifth day.

On successful completion of the LTI programme learners will achieve a QQI Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare 5M4339, QQI Major Award 5M 2009 Early Childhood Care & Education and Minor Award in Intellectual Disabilities 5N1652. Learners may receive a training allowance, travel / meal allowance depending on their individual circumstances. The LTI programme is full time, Monday to Friday, starting in March 2016 and ending February 2017.

Application/enquiries to Geraldine Hennessy, LTI Co-ordinator on tel. 063-32030 or by e-mail


For the month of January we remember our family members, friends and neighbours, whose mortuary cards are displayed on the Church noticeboard. Jackie Chawke, PatrickSheahan, Ballyvologue. David Bennett, Johanna O'Regan, Richard Chawke,Graigacurra. Jim Tierney, Granagh. William Boyce, Kilmore. Gerry O'Brien, Woodcock. Denis Sexton, Lisduane. Honora Sheehan, Ballinleena. Mary Sheehan, Tom Murphy,Coolruss. Elizabeth O'Rourke, Mary Morrissey, Doorluss. George Purcell, Liskennett. Liam Sheehan, Knockfierna. William Hanley, Kilmacanearla. Bart O'Brien, Old Pallas. Denis Fitzpatrick, Joseph Scanlon, William Daly, Ballingarry. Rev John Irwin PP,Monagea. Rev. Canon Gerard Wall. Catherine McCann, Kilfinny. John Sheehy,Croagh.


Wishing Siobhan Sheehan best wishes for a speedy recovery. Her customers in The Rock looking forward to her



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