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Congratulations to the one and only Mairéad Chawke, Chawke's Cross, who celebrated her 95th Birthday on 26th Aug.


On Saturday 26th, that very well know lady at the cross, Mairéad Chawke, celebrated reaching her 95th year. She is hale and hearty and still attends Mass every weekend. The evening before her birthday, she attended Mass in Shanabhotha cemetery and had a smile and greeting for everyone. 1922 is quite a way back and we would find it difficult to recall events that happened, however Mairéad has a great memory. Looking back at some events that took place in the month she was born; Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, dies at age 75. A devastating typhoon came ashore in China, killing about 60,000 people. Albert Einstein left Germany due to threats on his life. The IRA blew up a telegraph cable station in Waterville, Kerry, cutting communication lines between the United States and Europe. Arthur Griffith died aged 50. The first Women's World Games were held in Paris. August 22nd, Michael Collins was killed in an ambush at Béal Na Bláth. WT Cosgrave became Chairman of the Provisional Government. Henry Ford announced that all Ford Motor Company plants would be closed down because of the Industrial crisis, with no timetable to reopen. Mairéad may not be up to speed with facebook, but since her photo went up on the Granagh page it has reached 1,940 people, with good wishes being sent from all over. Everyone in the parish and beyond send best wishes for Happiness and continued good health for a super community person and a lovely lady.


The annual fundraising table quiz for St. Vincent dePaul, takes place in Trainor's Bar, this coming Friday 1st Sept at 9pm. All proceeds are used locally with no administrative costs. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Fundraiser for the Brothers of Charity, Newcastle West, will be held on this coming Saturday 2nd Sept, departing at 9.30am, from the day care centre. There is a choice of two routes, 100km or 45km, with breakfast and lunch provided. Open to all, 16yrs and over, Adults €25 and Students €10. Register by contacting - Barney, 086-3893728. Mike 086-3444724. Aoife 087-9542361.


Saturday 4th November is a long way off, but time flies.! Banogue National School are celebrating their 50th with a Gala Dinner in the Charleville Park Hotel. Open to everyone in the Parish, past pupils or indeed anyone that feels like a good night-out. There will be a wine reception, three course meal, music & DJ, spot prizes and a fab door prize of a two night stay at the Raddisson Blu, Copenhagen, all for €50. Tickets and info from Cathrina Regan, Secretary, at 087-9082567.


Fri 1st Sept: St. V.DePaul Table Quiz in Trainor's Bar.

Sat 2nd Sept: Cottage Market, Kilmallock, 11am - 2.30pm & Brothers of Charity Cycle.

Mon 4th Sept: Ballingarry Parents First Communion Mtg.

Wed 6th Sept: Granagh Parents First Communion Mtg.

Sat 9th Sept: 'Imagine It', 14 week creative writing course for children at

​ Musica Fusion School.

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