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​GRANAGH 1916:​​​

April 27, 2016

Huge turnout to mark the 100th Anniversary  of the 1916 Rising.



















​Our sympathies to the family of the late Kathleen O'Donovan, ​who died peacefully on Saturday, April 23rd ​.​Predeceased by her husband Tom and daughter Laura Enright. ​  ​

Survived by her sons, daughter Kay Tuohy, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, sister-in-law Nellie, nephew, nieces, relatives and friends.   Requiem Mass ​was held on Tuesday, ​ with burial afterwards in the local cemetery.   Also ,John O'Sullivan, ​ husband of the late Peg (nee Hedderman). ​  ​

Survived by his family Brian, Alan, Shaun, Kevin and Stacey, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, mother-in-law, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends. 
Funeral arriving at St. Joseph's Church, Granagh, on Wednesday ​ 27th, for 12 noon Requiem Mass. ​ ​

Burial afterwards in Bruree New Cemetery ​​



" Kung Fu Panda 3 "   will be showing at the Hall tomorrow evening, Thursday 28th Apr, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.​ 

​Adm €5 per child, which includes raffle on the door ticket.   Bouncy Castle afterwards.​




​Jim Chawke​ wish​es to thank the people of Granagh for turning out in huge numbers for

​the​  1916 commemoration.    ​

Once again you have proven that the spirit of volunteerism is alive and well in the community.   ​  ​

Men women and children made a huge effort to dress in the costume of the time.   ​ ​

More than 200 people marched and lined the road from the old creamery, where the march began. ​  ​

The tri-colour was raised at the school,church and community centre and rend​itions of ​ 'A ​Nation once Again,   ​'Faith of our ​F​athers ​'​  and ​ ' ​' Amhr​á​n na BhFiann ​'​  could be heard ringing out across the parish. ​  ​

The proclamation was read aloud and an enactment of some of the events of 1916 took place in a packed community centre.   ​  ​

The entire evenings proceedings were recorded for posterity.   ​  ​

I hope that it will live long in the memory of those who took part and attended.

​Check out web site www.granagh.com and our facebook page - Granagh Community News for more photos.​ 



Limerick Musical Society Presents this fictionalized version of the life of the real-life sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her romance with Frank Butler . ​Boast​ing a score of Irving Berlin gems including “There’s No Business Like Show Business”, I Got the Sun in the Mornin”, “Anything You Can Do”, and “They Say It’s Wonderful”.  ​ 

Starring a superb line-up of Limerick talent including Hilary Orpen, Richie Hayes, Olivia Parkinson, Steven O’Brien, Aodhán Ó Conaill, Pádraig De Bhulbh and Glen Carr.

​  Thursday 28th April to Saturday 30th at 8pm.​   Directed by Des Henn ​,   Choreographed by Niamh Twomey

​ and  Musical Direction by Maire Keary-Scanlon.           ​

​Tickets 061-331549​  or  www.uch.ie



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

​ on  Thursday 5th May 
from 10am - 12pm, €10 per person over 60, no appointment necessary.
For further information please ring Grace on 069 - 68054


BIRTHDAYS:   Congratulations and Happy birthday wishes to the following: -    Peggy Tierney, Breeda Sheehan and Donal Hartigan.



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



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