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April 18, 2016












GRANAGH - 1916:

Don't forget -  Granagh 1916 Commemoration, ​ will take place on this coming Sunday 24​th​

 April from 6.30 pm.   Meeting at the Creamery from 6pm.  The commemoration will be recorded so please dress up in clothes appropriate to that era.    We would love to see as many as possible participating.   Lots of planning has been done and it will be a historic occasion, which we can look back on with pride.  



The Development Association wish to thank all the members who made themselves available on the rota for our tea dances, over the past year.  It involves a certain commitment for four hours on those Sundays.   Thanks to Ann Fitzgibbon who was chief sandwich maker.!   Thanks to the many ladies who supplied delicious baked goods, I better not name them in case I forget someone.!   Thanks to our Secretary Eileen Power, who organised the rotas, the bands and a lot of other miscellaneous items.   Finally a sincere thanks to all our dancers for their support every month.   Not alone did they come to dance but they also brought baking and spot prizes with them.   We really appreciated their support.  They were a great bunch of people and it was a pleasure to welcome them every month.   We hope they have a happy and healthy Summer .  



For the month of April, we remember our family members, friends and neighbours, whose mortuary cards are displayed on the Church noticeboard: -    Margaret Collins.   Delia Chawke, Ballyvologue.   Kitty O'Gorman, Knockfierna.  Jimmy O'Gorman, the Shop.   Sheila Hanley, Kilmacanearla.   Austin Chawke.    John & Una Scanlan, Kitty O'Regan, Liskennett.   Dan Brosnan, Agnes Sheehan, Mary McAuliffe & Maurice J. Sheehy, Coolruss.   Ita O'Leary.   Mary O'Leary, Castletown.   Rev. Joseph Shinnors.   Sadie O'Donoghue, Banogue.   Peg O'Sullivan.   Padraig Fennessy, Croom.   Sr. Claire McMahon, Co. Laois. 



The following courses ​ being held in ​ the  Ballingarry Family Resource Centre (beside the hall) every week.

All are very welcome to join in on these Courses.
Basic Computer Course every Monday from 10am - 1pm. 
Arts & Crafts every Tuesday from 10am - 12pm 
Parent/Toddler Group every Wednesday from 10.30am
Personal Development every Thursday from 10am - 12pm

Chiropody will be held in Ballingarry Family Resource Centre Thursday 5th May
from 10am - 12pm, €10 per person over 60, no appointment necessary.
For further information please ring Grace on 069 - 68054. 



Granagh National School is very grateful to the Granagh  Development Assocation / Granagh Players,  for their extremely generous donation of €1,000 which was given to the school from funds raised by the Granagh Players wonderful production of    ' The Buds of Ballybunion '.   Thanks to this donation the school has purchased a large amount of PE equipment which the children will get great use and enjoyment from.  Thank you ! 


Don't  throw away your stamps, please collect and donate them instead.   They are used to raise much needed funds for research into Motor Neurone Disease.   Please contact Maureen Finnegan 087-9845102.


BIRTHDAYS:   Congratulations and Happy birthday wishes to the following: -  Steven Hickey, Bernie Chawke and James O'Gorman. 



Sunday 24th April:     1.30pm.   Spring Fair, St. Josephs, Charleville.

                                   6.30pm.   1916  Commemoration.

Sunday 30th April:      ' CRY '     Walk/Run/Cycle    Monagea.  

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