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October 25, 2017







​We offer our sympathies to the family of the late ​Jimmy ​Collins who ​died peacefully at University Hospital Limerick on ​Saturday ​October 14th​.   Husband of the late Margaret ​, deeply regretted by his sons Stephen​, 

Jim, daughter Marie, daughters-in-law, grandchildren &​ great-grandchildren, brother​ of ​ Mike, Christy​,​ Bill

​ and sister Peg​. ​He repos​ed​ at O'Grady's Funeral Home, ​and after​ Requiem Mass on Tuesday 17th​, his burial ​took place in the local cemetery.   

​Our sympathies to the family of the late Noel McNamara, Ballybrown​, who passed away peacefully on Wednesday 

18th October , at University Hospital Limerick, after a short illness. ​ ​ He will be sadly missed by his loving sisters Anne ​(​Fitzgibbon)​​,​ Geraldine (Kildare)​, brothers Patrick and Mike​, extended family and friends. 

​He repos​ed​ at Thompson's Funeral Home, ​and after Requiem mass in Ballybrown, was buried in Kilkeedy Cemetery.​

​Our sympathies to the family of the late Mary O'Shaugnessy, Charleville, who passed away on Friday 20th October.   She is deeply regretted by her loving daughters Marie (McMahon) & Margaret, sons, ​

Billy, Eddie​ ​and Jimmy​, relatives and friends. ​She repos​ed​ at Hawe's Funeral Home 

​and after Requiem Mass on Sunday ​was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery.                       ​Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas sioraí doibh.​


​Thursday 26th Oct;  9am - 3pm.​   Ballingarry Family Resource Centre. I​n aid of Deel Animal Action Group ​.  ​

 Colouring ​Competition & Face Painting​, for the Kiddies. ​Lucky Lines will also be sold on the Day. ​  To support a great cause, you can drop in some Dog & Cat ​F​ood​ to help out . 

  For information please ring 069 - 68054​.


Knockfierna Heritage are organising the annual Halloween Bonfire on the Hill for Sunday 29th October at 6.30pm.



​Will be held​  in Ballingarry Family Resource Centre on Thursday 2nd November from 10am - 12pm, €10 per person over 60. No appointment necessary. ​  ​

For information please ring 069 - 68054



The November masses for our loved ones will be held ​in Ballingarry,​ on​ Sunday 5th Nov at 7pm.   Granagh Mass, ​will be held on ​Saturday 11th Nov at 7pm.




​Take time-out for Yourself.​   Extra Class beginning in the Community Centre, with Eileen, on Saturday 4th Nov at 5pm, continuing up to 9th Dec.   The Sunday Class will continue each morning at 

11.00am.     Class duration is 75 mins, bring a mat and a cosy blanket.



Saturday 4th November:   Banogue National School are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a Gala Dinner in the Charleville Park Hotel.   Open to all parishioners, past pupils or indeed anyone who 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 Radisson Blu, Copenhagen, all for €50.   Tickets  from Cathrina Regan, Secretary, at 087-9082567.



The annual Club Quiz will be held on Friday 10th Nov at 9pm in The Rock Bar.  All welcome for ​a great night.



The annual Christmas shoe-box appeal in aid of TeamHope will be closing on 10th November.    Get them in through the ICA in Ballingarry on Wed 1st Nov at Ballingarry Hall.  O'Grady's & O'Riordan's have the labels.   More info on 

 01 2940222 or email at info@teamhope.ieYour boxes were delivered right into the hands of some of the world’s poorest or most vulnerable children – victims of war in Ukraine, Burundi or Congo. ​ ​

Families devastated by HIV/AIDS in Swaziland or Lesotho. ​ ​Refugees in Berlin or communities struggling with poverty in Africa. ​  Your​ shoebox gift bring​s​ incredible joy and laughter, hope where there was little, significance where they thought they were forgotten, and God’s love where they thought no one cared.​!​



Ballyhoura are running free Training programme​s, open to all local community groups, suitable for Officers, Committee members and Volunteers.     It is necessary now for voluntary / non-for-profit groups to get themselves up-to-date with some of the following courses, if each club had to organise them, it would work out very expensive.    Ballyhoura Development have arranged that they be delivered by professional companies and the presentations are to a very high standard.   To avail of any of these nights, 

advance bookings should be made through David O’Grady, Development Officer with Ballyhoura Development, by email: dogrady@ballyhoura.org or tel. 063-20511.

Thursday, 26th October, 7pm – 10pm, Kilbehenny Community Centre​,

delivered by The Wheel​ ~      " ​ Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members of Charity & Community Organisations​ "​: 


Tuesday, 31st October, 7pm – 10pm, Croom Enterprise Ce​ntre,

delivered by CramdenTEC​H​​  ~​ ​" Business and Project Planning for Social Enterprises​ "​:


Wednesday, 1st November, 9.30am-4.30pm, at Coote Hall, Kilmallock​,

delivered by The HR Suite​ ~​     " Employment Law and HR Fundamentals for Social Enterprises​ " ​:

​  ​

 One day workshop, Wednesdays, 8th, 15th & 22nd November, 6pm-9pm each evening, at Coote Hall, Kilmallock​, delivered by Limerick Volunteer Centre​ ~ "​​Effective Volunteer Management​ "​: Three session programme, 


Tuesday, 7th November​, 7pm - 10pm.​​    E-Charleville Enterprise Centre​,

delivered by CramdenTECH​  ~​    ​ " Choosing the Appropriate Governing Structure for your Community Organisation or Social Enterprise: 


Thursday, 9th November, 7pm-10pm, Mitchelstown Enterprise Centre​,

delivered by The Wheel​  ~ ​" The Principles of Good Fundraising for Local Charities​ "​: 



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


​Mary Hynes, Patricia Boyce, Bridie Cagney & Paddy Lynch, Granagh.   Catherine Monckton, Dan Sheahan & Thomas Hickey, Kilatal.   Bridget O'Brien, Graigacurra.   Nora Biggane Dunworth, Kilmore. ​  Mary Ellen McMahon, Coolruss.   Thomas O'Gorman, Knockfierna.   Johanna O'Gorman, Ballyelan.   Mary O'Connell, Milford.   Richard Barrett, Mitchelstown.   James Fitzgibbon, England.   Patrick Sheehan, England.   Catherine McSweeney, Kerry.   Paddy & P.J. O'Donoghue, Banogue.



Fundraiser:   Sunday 26th Nov, 3pm.  The Liam O'Connor Show with special guest Micheál O'Muircheartaigh and supporting artistes.  As you know Liskennett Farm provides a fantastic equine therapy service for autistic children and adults.   ​As the numbers availing of the service increase, so too the costs.  All welcome to attend this concert with children free when accompanied by an adult.  See Facebook - granaghcommunitynews  for details or contact David Doyle for tickets on 087-2734150.




​The AGM of the group was held on 10th October and thanks to all those who attended.  Officers for 2017/18:  Joint Chairpersons:- John Bennett & Liam Houlihan.   Secretary:- Niamh O'Hanlon.  Asst. Sec:-  Emma Chawke.   Treasurer:- Shane Toomey.   Asst. Treas:- Dermot Flynn.   PRO:- Mary O'Regan.   Delegates:-  Joe Power, Emma Chawke, Anne Hickey, Bridget Tierney.     Sincere thanks to the outgoing officers, secretary Eileen Power & treasurer Mary Lynch for giving their valuable time for the benefit of the community.    Eileen, very efficiently, looked after hall bookings, functions, correspondence and  myriad of other duties.   She spent most of this Summer, compiling information and applying for a LEADER grant to replace  the main floor in the Hall & make improvements to the insulation.   This year's application form holds the record for being one of the most complicated ever !!    Mary, our treasurer, produced an excellent report on our income & expenditure and not a penny goes unaccounted for.   We would have no hesitation in recommending Mary for the Dept. of Finance, she would straighten things out -  without a receipt... you don't get paid.

Hall Bookings:   You can now check Hall availability on our Web Site under heading 'Event Calendar' on www.granagh.com .  To make a booking please contact Niamh on 086-3650623  or email - niamhohanlon1@gmail.com  





​Oct, 26 - 28th​:     "Annie" the Musica,l in Castlemahon Hall, 8pm.

27th -29th:          One Act Drama Fest, Friars Gate, Kilmallock.

Sun  29th:           Yoga in Community Centre, 11am. 

Sun  29th:           Camogie Munster Semi Final, Ballingarry 1.00pm



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