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' THE HOSTAGE '


GRANAGH PLAYERS:

Performance dates his year are Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 27th, 28th & 29th Jan and 3rd, 4th & 5th Feb at 8pm. Shop and Raffle nightly. Adm Adults €10, Students €5.

Brendan Behan's ' The Hostage' is causing lots of speculation !! Brendan was known for his irreverence and argumentative qualities. However the play is not anti-Irish or anti-British, he is quite happy to poke fun at those institutions that act on behalf of the people. Following on from last week, we meet the rest of the characters.

We have Moll ( Patsy Power) who is narrator and singer. Playing the part of the Hostage is Niall Clifford, who finds it difficult to understand the carry-on in this particular house.!! Teresa ( Muireannn O'Connor) a lovely innocent convent girl. The IRA Officer (John English) by day a school teacher, by night a fanatical patriot. Fergus, ( Vincent Griffin), by day a ticket collector, by night a dim-witted Volunteer. O'Shaunessy ( Susan Moran) came to play her Ukulele for us and now finds herself on stage.! Expect the unexpected...

FITNESS CLASSES:

Tonight, Wednesday 18th at 7.30 - 8.15pm, weekly class in the Community Centre. Great crowd last week, really enjoyable. Classes are a mixture of high intensity interval exercise, circuits and group exercises. All fitness levels welcome.

MASS COLLECTION:

This coming weekend in Granagh & Ballingarry a collection will be held for Thomond House, Women's Shelter. They provide accommodation and support for women who are at risk as well as homeless. They can support up to 100 homeless people every year. See www.thomondhouse.ie for further information.

CHOMHBHRÓN:​ ​We offer our sympathies to the families of the late Paul Curtin, Dooradoyle, and formerly Ballyguile. Deeply regretted by wife Lily, brothers, John, Conor, and Frank, other relatives and friends. The death occurred of Ellen Reidy (née Biggane),Rockhill. Deeply regretted by husband Michael, sons, daughter, brother Willie, sister, relatives and friends. After Mass in Rockhill, she was interred in Granagh cemetery on Sunday 15th. Go mbeidh leaba i measc na Naomh acu.

F.R.C. COURSES:

Ballingarry Family Resource Centre (beside the hall), hold a wide variety of activities for all members of the community.

Mondays - Parent/Baby/Toddler Group from 9.30am, different Activities every week for the Kiddies. Arts Class every Monday night from 7pm - 9pm, €40 per 5 Classes.

Wednesday Club every Morning from 10am.

Basic I.T every Friday from 10am - 12pm.

The next Chiropody date is Thursday 2nd February from 10am - 12pm, No appointment necessary. €10 per person over 60. For information please ring 069 - 68054.

CHURCH NEWS:

Wed 1st Feb: Candles will be blessed at 9.30am Mass. Mark your candles, if for church use or home use.

Sat 11th Feb: World Day of the Sick. Mass times will change in order to to facilitate anybody who may be unwell but would still like to go to Mass. Granagh changes to 6.00pm on the Saturday and Ballingarry to 11.30am on the Sunday morning.

Parish Clerks collection will be coming up in February.

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