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Busy November:


CONCERN COLLECTION:

The annual collection for the Concern organisation will be held in Granagh on Sat 11th Nov and in Ballingarry on Sunday 12th. Please support if you can, their services have never been more urgently needed.

BEREAVEMENT MASS:

The November mass for our loved ones will be held ​in Granagh on this coming ​Saturday 11th Nov at 7pm.

HATHA YOGA:​

The extra yoga class continues on Saturday 11th Nov at 5pm, in the Community Centre, concentrating on core and back. The next set of Sunday classes will begin on 12th Nov each morning at

11.00am.

​Bring a mat and a cosy blanket for relaxation. If you haven't tried yoga before, drop in for one class and see if it suits you. It is so important for our general health, mental health, posture etc to keep exercising, not to mention a great way to relieve stress and tension.

PARENTS' ASSOC:

Clothes Collection: Thursday 9th / Friday 10th Nov: Please donate your unwanted clothes & textiles, mobile phones & laptops to raise funds for

Granagh Nat School Parents' Association and School Flooring. Drop off on Thursday between 3pm & 7pm or before 9.30am on Friday.

​Any re-wearable clothes, paired shoes, belts, handbags, curtains, towels, bedlinen​ and soft toys are accepted. Please keep mobile phones & laptops in a separate bag​.​

G​RANAGH UTD F.C: PUB QUIZ:

The Annual Club Quiz will be held on Friday 10th Nov at 9pm in The Rock Bar. All welcome for ​a great night, no hard questions !!.

KNOCKFIERNA HERITAGE: FILM SHOW:

Sat 25th Nov, 8pm, Granagh Community Centre: You are invited to attend a unique Film Show, which was recorded 26yrs ago, 1991, at The Rambling House, Knockfierna. It features many locals who recount memories of days gone by - fairs, threshing, visiting neighbours, rationing, the blacksmith and point to point racing , to name but a few of the wide ranging topics that are discussed. Of course there are songs and music too, Jim Treacy plays the mouthorgan and a young Joanne Treacy sings. Also included are all-Ireland winners Anne Phelan, Deirdre Scanlon, Nora Lynch and Garry McMahon Newcastle West, gives a song. Other contributors include - Nan(O'Keeffe) Power, Jim Houlihan, Dan Sheehan, Kilatal, Sheila Hanley, Jack Kelly, Cattle drover, Dermot Liston, Blacksmith, Dee & Betty Fitzgerald, Pa & MaryJo Noonan, John & David O'Riordan.All these people were well known in the parish and provide not only wonderful entertainment but also give us a history lesson as they recall what life was like for them growing up. It will be a fascinating night of information and will bring back many happy memories. Free of Charge, light refreshments included.

LISKENNETT FARM, CONCERT:

Sunday 26th Nov; 3.00pm: Special Guest Michéal O Muircheartaigh. Featuring the Liam O'Connor Show plus supporting Artistes.... including our own Susan Moran. All funds go to the Equine Therapy Centre. Tickets €15, children free when accompanied by an adult. See Facebook - granaghcommunitynews for details or contact David Doyle for tickets on 087-2734150.​​It will be a fabulous concert and a great way of supporting the Equine Centre who do equally fabulous work for autistic children and adults.LIVE 95 Fm Celebrates:Warm congratulations and continued success to the local radio station Live 95Fm, who celebrated their twentieth birthday this week. They have given rural communities a voice to comment on local and national issues and they give wonderful coverage to local sports and charity events . Over the years they have given Granagh Players the opportunity to air their talents and promote our annual plays.

BANOGUE DRAMA:

They are back again this month with a hilarious comedy " Pull the Other One" by Norman Robbins. Producer, Mary Liston brings together an experienced cast including Carmel Clifford, Patricia Noonan, Breda Gavan, Joe Biggane,Vincent Griffin, Fiachra Liston and Mike Larkin. The play will run for eight nights Nov 24th - 26th and 29th to 3rd Dec at 8pm. Opening night is a charity night with funds going to Down Syndrome Limerick

Intercultural Evening:

West Limerick Resources would like to invite you to an ‘Intercultural Evening’ on Thursday November 16th. Come along and take part in a unique African Drumming workshop or taste some foods from around the world. Children are also more than welcome to attend to take part in an arts & crafts workshop or to get their face painted! We are also welcoming any musical acts (that fit within our multi-cultural theme) who would like to perform on the night, to get in touch with us by contacting Damien/Stefanie on 069 62222. The event will take place from 7-9pm at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West.

TEXT ALERT:

Just a reminder. This is the time of the year we find an increase in break-ins and robberies. If you see any suspicious activity, get as many details as you can e.g. a reg number and report straight away to Gardaí in Newcastle West, 069-20650 or Bruff 061-382940. It is then up to the Gardaí to issue a text alert notice to the various groups.

General tips as the evenings get darker. Light up your house, darkness is the burglars friend. If you are away or only out for the night, leave outside lights on and have lamps on timers. As regards fire safety, check that smoke alarms are working. Have you one in your attic ?

Smoke alarms / carbon monoxide alarms are a very practical Christmas gift. Be sure that chimneys, oil burners and cookers get a yearly service. Plug out TVs, laptops and especially phone chargers, at night.

EVENTS ​DIARY:​

Wed 8th - Sat 11th Nov: Lime Tree, "Death of a Salesman", 8pm.

Fri 10th: Friars' Gate - " Mary & Me", by Irene Kelleher. 8pm.

Sat 11th: Volunteering Day at Cuan Mhuire, Bruree, 2pm.

Sat 11th: Dromin Athlacca Charity Ride.

S​un 12th: NCW Car Boot Sale, opposite Aldi.

​Wed15th: Friars Gate. ' Witness ': poetry with Robyn Rowland.

​Sun 26th: Knockaderry/Clouncagh Drama Soc - "The Cripple of Inishmaan".​

23rd - 26th: Glorách, Abbeyfeale. "The two Loves of Gabriel Foley ".

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