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RIP; Jim Moloney.

​Our sympathies to the family of Jim Moloney,​ Carhue, Croom, ​who passed peacefully on ​ F​riday​ 16th​.

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Very deeply regretted by his sorrowing brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, relatives, kind neighbours and his very large circle of friends. ​He was repos​ed on Monday evening at Daffy's Funeral Home, ​Requiem​​ Mass ​on Tuesday ​with burial in Reilig Mhuire,​ Croom.

​We also sympathise with the family of Johnny O'Gorman​, Kilmore, ​who passed peacefully in the loving care of the staff at Beech Lodge Care Facility, Bruree​, on Sunday 18th​. ​ Husband of the late Mary. ​ ​

Deeply regretted by his sorrowing sister, Kitty Quinn (Malahide) sisters-in-law Bríd and Mai, brother-in-law Michael, nieces, nephews, other relatives, neighbours and friends. ​ He was repos​ed​ on Tuesday, at Daffy's Funeral Home, Requiem Mass Wednesday ​with b​urial in the local cemetery.

​ Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas sioraí doibh.​


O​ur Parish Clerks sincerely thank all who supported their recent collection. If you had forgotten, you can still hand in their envelope at any ​weekend Mass.


​This​ Lenten season the focus is on Kumba and the Koroma family in Freetown, Sierra Leone​,​ who were affected by recent landslides in their area. This tragic event cost them their home, possessions, work tools and changed the course of this family’s and their community’s future forever.

S​ierra Leone is in northern Africa, on the west coast, a country the same size as Ireland with a population of 7.1million, ( Ireland's is 4.7million) ​

​Families are struggling to overcome untold disasters and tragedies. An eleven year civil war ended in 2002 which resulted in 50,000 dead and 2 million displaced.

The Ebola crisis in 2014-2016 claimed 4,956 lives.​ Then in 2017 this community were struck by the massive mudslides, in which they lost everything. They are doing everything they can to keep their families together and their children in school​. ​ ​

They don’t ​have a choice, they have to keep going, help​ing​ family, friends and neighbours along the way.

​ BUT they need our help. !!​ ​Because people fill their Trocáire boxes every Lent​, the organisation was able to reach out to 71,000 people in 2016/17. Please pick up this year's Trocáire Box in the Church. For more information please visit Trocaire’s parish page on


​See you all on Sunday 25th Feb at 11am. The next session of classes begin on Sunday 11th March at 11am.



S​unday 25th Feb at 8pm.​ Final chance to see the comedy, ' A Wake in the West' . Funds from this night will go towards finishing the Healthy Walking route around the GAA field. It is being used at present by parents waiting for their children at training but it is very rough and not suitable for anyone with buggies or for older people. Chairman, Jim Shortt, is anxious that this walkway is finished and for initiatives like "Ireland Lights Up" , everybody will be welcome to partake and use the facility. A great nights entertainment is assured from the Banogue group.


D​eel Animal Action Group are urgently looking for people who might be able to foster a dog in their home. Please contact them if you can help out, on

087-601902 or Email -


Wednesday 28th Feb, at 7.30pm in Cólaiste Chiaráin, Croom. All parents are invited to a very interesting talk on ' The Challenges facing our young people today'. Representatives from Cuan Mhuire, Bruree, will present an insight on the extraordinary challenges our young people face. Parents will have the opportunity to fully engage with the speakers during and after the session. Cuan Mhuire is Ireland's largest provider of rehabilitation treatment for individuals suffering from addiction. Further information from the school on 061-397700 or


Lotto Results: No Winner. Winning Numbers 6. 13,16. 25. Jackpot €7,800.

Lucky dips: Marian Sheehy, Coolruss. Robert Twomey, Croom. Donie Daffy, Croom

Lotto Results: No Winner. Winning Numbers. 8. 13. 26. 29. Jackpot €7,700

Lucky dips: ​ TJ Tierney. Catriona McKenna, Ballingarry. Michael Ahern, Knockfierna.​ ​Thank you for your support.​ Tickets can be purchased from O'Gorman's shop, ​​The Rock Bar and Hickey's Bar Croom.​


Recordings made by Fr. Browne, have been digitised and most of them are in very good condition. He recorded several Communions, the school walk in 1966 commemorating 1916, a lot of sports, tree planting at the school and one day in 1979 that the school photographs were taken. The videos can be seen on the facebook page - granaghcommunitynews. Or on YouTube, under Memories of the Past, numbers 154 - 175.


​Friday 23rd Feb, at 8.30pm is the next meeting of ​R​athkeale & District Historical Society, in the Community Arts Centre. Historian, John Cussen, Solr, will speak on the topic - Local Sporting Heroes. All welcome, free admission.


T​ue 20th - 25th​ Feb​ : ' Nobody's Talking to Me' by Abbeyfeale 'Drama Group.

​Tue 20th - 24th: ' The Constant Wife' by Torch Players, Belltable.​

​22nd, 24, 25th​: ​ ' Pretend Sick' - Athea Drama Group.

2​2nd & 23rd : ' Arsenic & Old Lace ' at Friars Gate, 8pm.

Wed 28th Feb: ​Blood Don​or Clinic at Greenhills Hotel, Limk, 5pm - 8pm.

Thur 1st Mar: Blood Donor Clinic at Woodlands Hotel, 5pm - 8pm.​

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