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Melissa Shiels, Costume Historian and Heritage Expert.

Giving a talk in Friar's Gate Theatre, on a day in the life of a Victorian Lady.

She was very entertaining and informative.

These talks would be of great interest to schools or historical groups. Further information -

COFFEE AT SPRINGFIELD CASTLE: Free Coffee morning this Thursday 21st Sept, in the east Tower at Springfield Castle from 10am-12.30pm, in aid of Milford Hospice. Please come and support this worthy cause. We guarantee lovely coffee/ tea and tasty treats.

VOLUNTEER FOR RED CROSS: West Limerick branch of the Irish Red Cross are encouraging you to Shake It Up. Are you interested in learning an important life skill?? If so the local West Limerick Red Cross are recruiting new volunteers for first aid provision and ambulance drivers. Enrolment for classes will take place in The Desmond complex, Newcastle west on Monday night the 25th September at 8:15pm. Enrolment forms will be available on the night. membership is €15! If you are interested come to our information enrolment evening and if you have any queries please contact through Facebook page.


Friday 22nd Sept, 9pm, Rathkeale House Hotel, in aid of Guide dogs for the Blind. Your support for this excellent cause would be very much appreciated and you will have the pleasure of dancing to ' The News '....


This coming weekend, the annual fundraiser - on Sunday 24th September. The event which includes both a 90k and 27k cycle and a 10k and 4k walk commences at the Foundation’s Campus, Baker’s Road, Charleville. Cycle starts at 10am and walk at 11am. Great prizes on offer, 1st - €500. 2nd - Raleigh Hybrid Bike. 3rd - €300.

Further details, ring 063-89252 or email -


​The​ next Golden Vale District Forum meeting, takes place at Coote Hall Resource Centre, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick, at 7.30pm on Monday ​25th​ September​.

​ All local community members welcome,to discuss matters in common across, your community, local enterprise, environment and tourism, heritage & culture etc.


Wednesday 27th Sept, 7pm - 9pm, Croom Mills. Workshop with Karen O'Donnell. She will help clear common roadblocks on your journey in reaching your potential and share techniques to achieve your goals. €20. Book your place with Aoife on 087-7811177.


Granagh soccer club are holding a clothes collection on Saturday September 30th at the club house so now is the time to clear out all those unwanted clothes. De-clutter, as they say, and support the local club. Bags can be dropped at the club house on 30th or contact any member or player and we will collect.


Croom Family Resource Centre: Core (basic) IT beginning on Monday 25th September from 10am - 1pm.

QQI L3 Horticulture beginning on Tuesday 26th September from 10am - 1pm For information please ring 061 - 602878

Ballingarry Family Resource Centre:

Art beginning on Tuesday 3rd October from 2pm - 5pm

Core IT beginning on Friday 6th October from 10am - 1pm

Parent/Baby/Toddler Group every Monday Morning from 10.30am - 12pm.

Chiropody clinic will be held on Thursday 5th October from 10am - 12pm. €10 per person over 60. No appointment necessary.


​The Active Retirement Group are hosting a Tea Dance at 2pm on Tuesday 26th Sept, in Croom Civic Centre. Live Music and lovely food for only €5, with all proceeds going to the Live 95Fm Stop Tour. Monies collected are supporting CARI, Limerick's Neo- Natal Unit and the Children's ARK at UCH.


The children's choir will be singing at Mass on Saturday 30th September 2017. Practice on the night at 6.30pm. Roisín looking forward to meeting up with everyone again and bring a friend with you. All welcome !


Classes will recommence with Eileen in the Community Centre, each Sunday from 1st October to 5th November, at 11.00am. Class duration is 75mins, 6 classes for €60 or €12 per class. After spending fifteen years practicing yoga, Eileen made the decision to get trained in the postures, pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation and philosophy of Hatha and Ashtanga yoga traditions.

Yoga is wonderful for stretching the muscles but it also helps with balance, strength and calming the mind.

Yoga is challenging but it is also extremely therapeutic. There are six main benefits; - It helps build Immunity, by increasing drainage of the Lymph. It relaxes the Mind & releases tension in the body. Tones the Spine. Strengthen and tones the body. Helps balance our systems. General good Health.

It is said the practice of yoga will help us achieve these “symptoms”: Good digestion, sound sleep, perfect functioning of the various organs, proper pulsation, timely elimination of wastes and happiness of mind.


Tuesday 3rd October, 6pm - 7pm. Aishling will return to the Community Centre with classes for 7 - 13 yr olds.


WREN - ( Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network ) is an accredited Level 6, Business programme for women who have a concrete business idea or those in the early stages of business development and wish to become self-employed. This programme will kick off in October and an information session is planned for Wednesday 20th of September at 10am to 11.30 in Croom Enterprise Centre. Healthcare Opportunities for Women - This programme will offer women who are “neither employed nor unemployed” a major award in health care along with a suite of intensive supports, mentoring, work experience and links with employers in the area.. Information sessions are planned for Caherconlish (26th Sept), Bruff (27th ) & Kilmallock (28th Sept). All sessions 10am to 11.30am. Both programmes are free of charge.


The following are the proposed Autumn classes to be held in the Desmond College, Newcastle West. Upcycle/Restore old Furniture. Interior Design. Baking for Fun. Geneology. Computers for Beginners. Drawing/Painting for Fun. Yoga. Horticulture. For updated information, contact Sean Shiels, 069-62205 or check the web site,


Position available in Ballingarry Family Resource Centre, Part time hours. Voluntary/C.E Scheme. For information please ring 069 - 68054.

Also, see Granagh Facebook page - granaghcommunitynews, where there are a selection of Jobs advertised both locally and nationally.


Fri 22nd Sept: Culture Night.

Sat 23rd Sept: Newcastle West Food Tour with Sharon Noonan.

Wed 4th Oct: Bridge, beginners class at Woodlands. 087-2429463

F​ri 6th Oct: Gala Concert for Pieta House, Ardagh Church, 8pm.

Sat 7th Oct: Harvest Mass. 7pm.

Sat 7th Ballyagran Pink Ribbon Event.

Tue 10th: A.G.M. Granagh Development Assoc.

13th -15th: World BBQ Championships, Limerick

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