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Mairéad is 94:


It is wonderful to get the opportunity to wish Mairéad Chawke, a very Happy 94th Birthday, this week. She is an example to us all, she used to take part and still supports the drama & musical activities in the parish. Her long term memory is amazing and she always makes time to stop, chat and catch up. After a recent bout of illness, she was back attending mass shortly after coming home. Wishing her continued good health and happiness. Go maire sí Ceád.


Banogue Family fun day is on next Sunday 28th starting at 2.00pm ​​ in the refurbished GAA field.

​The​ weather forecast looks good and it promises to be a great day. There are things to do for all ages so we invite you all to come out and enjoy. There will be no shortage of delicious food be it ​

Barbecue or a cuppa with a large selection of cakes in the marquee seating area. There will be races for all ages and an U 10 hurling blitz, a Mothers and Others football match, ​ Children’s fancy dress, bric-a-brac stall which will have great bargains, going by the valuable selection of goods that are coming in.

​ We will ​ have the very popular pony rides, they have extra ponies this year as the cue was very long all day last year Also, putting competition, name the goat, the tug of war, a fortune teller, cart racing, a tractor rally with vintage and new tractors to be seen, a bumper raffle and many other side shows. ​

A huge amount of voluntary work has gone into preparing for this day so all support will be greatly appreciated ​.Looking forward to meeting you all again this year and hope to see many new people on Sunday starting at 2 pm. Admission Adults €5 children free.


​Our sympathies to Karen Sheehan & Annette Burke on the death of their father, Mark Cussen, Creggane.

​ ​Deeply regretted by his loving wife, ​ Helen, sons, ​ Gerard and Michael, brothers John and Larry, sister Mary [Savage], grandchildren Jack, Lauren, Ruby, Robert and Mark, ​s​ons-in-law Tony and Michéal, relatives and friends. ​Requiem Mass was in St Munchin's Church, Rockhill ​, ​ with burial afterwards to Holy Cross Cemetery, Charleville. ​ Solas na bhFlaitheas ar a anam. ​


Your support was very much appreciated last weekend for the Irish Wheelchair Association's annual collection. It was an awful wet night so many thanks to the collectors, Joan & Neily Brosnan, Mary O'Carroll Lynch and Paddy Benson. Total collected ​from both parishes €369. Thank you for your donations.


​Sincere thanks to the County Council for their hedge cutting work along the road to Granagh village. Along with the farmers who have tidied their hedgerows, it makes a huge difference to the appearance of the village as well as road safety. ​


Offers for Heritage week. ​ Night at the Museum for free on Wednesday 24th Aug. 7.30pm - 9pm.

​DeValera Cottage: Open on Sunday 28th Aug, 1pm - 5pm., normally by appointment only. Free entry to the Museum from August 20th - 28th.


The Church of Ireland committee will host a Country Folk and Gospel Acoustic Show on Saturday 3rd Sept at 8pm. Guests will include Kathy Durkin joined by Pat Hayes and Timmy Lawlor. Tickets are €12.50 and can be booked on 087-2749301 (Katie) or 087-9019201 (Margaret).

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