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

We are almost there. Many thanks to the Youth Club and Gaisce students who helped with a big clean-up in the Hall at the weekend, along with our own members. Now all that's left - learn off the last few lines.

Brendan Behan's ' The Hostage' is causing lots of speculation - we can reveal, it will be something completely different !! Drama buffs will be delighted to see this rarely produced play which contains history, heartache, comedy, politics, poems and songs. Brendan was known for his irreverence and argumentative qualities, which was not helped by his alcoholism ! He sets the story in inner city Dublin, in a lodging house of ill-repute, added to this he introduces a bizarre selection of characters.

Delighted to welcome two new faces to the group this year Susan and Vincent. Following on from last week, we meet the rest of the cast.

We have Moll ( Patsy Power) who is narrator and singer. Playing the part of the Hostage is a British Officer,( 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.! On the night, expect the unexpected...


Tonight, Wednesday 25th at 7.30 - 8.15pm, in the Community Centre. Classes are a mixture of high intensity interval exercise, circuits and group exercises. All fitness levels welcome.


A.G.M. Granagh Ballingarry Ladies Football Club are holding their AGM this coming Friday, Jan 27th, in the Clubhouse, Ballingarry at 7.00pm. All Welcome.


Kilfinny community are holding a Quiz night on Friday 27th Jan at 9pm in Nevilles. Adults and children welcome. Great craic and great prizes.


Granagh Pebbles provides a fantastic after-school service, in the community centre from 2pm each day. For further information contact Natalie Stapleton 086-1595790.


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.


The total collected in Granagh & Ballingarry, last weekend, for Thomond House, Women's Shelter was €437. 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 for further information.


For the month of January we remember our family, friends and neighbours, whose mortuary cards are displayed on the Church noticeboard:-

Patrick Sheahan, Jackie Chawke, Ballyvologue. David Bennett, Johanna O'Regan, Richard Chawke, Graigacurra. James Tierney, Granagh. William Boyce, Kilmore. Elizabeth O'Rourke, Mary Morrissey, Doorluss. George Purcell, Liskennett. William Hanley, Kilmacanearla. Honora Sheehan, Ballinleena. Gerry O'Brien, Woodcock. Tom Murphy, David Hartigan, Mary Sheehan, Coorluss. Denis Sexton, Lisduane. Rev John Irwin PP. Rev Canon Gerard Wall. John Sheehy, Dick Neville, Croagh. Bart O'Brien, Old Pallas. Denis Fitzpatrick, Joseph Scanlon, William Daly, Ballingarry. Catherine McCann, Kilfinny.


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

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.

FRIARS GATE: An excellent one woman show ' Marion' is coming to Friars Gate this coming Friday 27th at 8pm. Written by Katie Holly, Charleville, and starring the wonderfully talented Laura O'Mahony as seen on the Republic of Telly and Bridget & Eamon.

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