I was delighted to get a note last week from Ita O'Brien, originally from Woodcock, now resident in the US. Ita follows all the local news on Facebook and the Web page. She was delighted to see all the old videos recently, which were filmed by Fr. Brown and she knew lots of people in them.
She emigrated to the US as a young adult, met her husband Denis J. Moriarty there and they married in 1956. They have been living in the Little Flower Parish, Indianapolis since 1962. Denis is a charter member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and has been very active in the organisation since he helped organise it in the 1950s. Ita and Denis have five sons - Gerard, Denis Jr, David, Aidan and Brendan. They decided to honour their dad by sponsoring an annual scholarship for a deserving graduating high school student. Apparently, they decided their dad had probably enough socks and jumpers to last awhile and they wanted to honour him with something more lasting. !!
The scholarship was awarded for the first time on st. Patrick's Day, March 2017. (See photo).
Granagh Ballingarry Ladies Football Club are holding their registration night, next Friday the 16th March from 6-8pm at the GAA complex in Ballingarry. Looking forward to seeing everyone back again and of course new members are most welcome.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY MASSES:
Vigil Mass for St. Patrick's Day, on Friday 16th in Granagh at 7.00pm and
in Ballingarry on Saturday morning 17th at 10.30am.
Usual Mass in Granagh on Saturday evening, 17th at 7.00pm. Morning Mass on Sunday 18th in Ballingarry at 10.30am.
Newcastle West Parade is scheduled for 3pm. Kilmallock Parade for 1pm. Charleville, after 12 o clock Mass - meeting at Lidl car park. Bruff starts at 2pm, Herbertstown at 11 o clock and Rathkeale starts at 12:30pm.
The next class will be held on Sunday 18th March at 11am in the Community Centre. Yoga is a gently excercise which strengthens joints, spine etc over time and helps to keep bodies strong and flexible.
45 - DRIVE
Monday 19th March, 8,30pm. The Camogie Club are looking forward to your support for their 45 Drive in the Community Centre.
GRANAGH NAT. SCH:
2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of Granagh National School – a very important event which we are delighted to celebrate, not only within the school, but within the community.
The children have prepared an art exhibition “Granagh National School – Past, Present and Future”, together with the Barrett sisters and a number of local artists. The Exhibition will be held in the Community Centre on Wednesday, 21st March 2018 at 7.00 pm. All paintings will be available for purchase on the night.
An open invitation is extended to all members of the community to join us for the exhibition. Members of the community are also invited to submit a painting and special art paper for this purpose is available for collection from the school.
Our Parents’ Association has very kindly agreed to provide refreshments to celebrate this special occasion and a raffle, with great prizes, will conclude the night. All proceeds will go towards replacing the floor covering in the school.
Friday 23rd March: Afternoon Coffee/Tea and a Chat at Mary Morrissey's home, Coolruss again this year in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. T
his year marks Daffodil Day’s 31st anniversary ! When you support Daffodil Day, the funds help the Society to provide free, nationwide care services for those with, and affected by, cancer in Ireland.
Mid Western Cancer Foundation:
Saturday 24th March at 8.30pm: A fundraising dinner social will be held in Skullers Bar, Dromcollogher in aid of the Mid Western Cancer Foundation. An auction will also be held on the night. Among the items being auctioned is a Galway jersey signed by members of the victorious 2017 All Ireland winning hurling team. Music by The Rambling Paddys. Tickets €25 available from Carroll’s Mountain Shooting Supplies, Skullers Bar 063 83442, Eamonn Cagney Castletown 086 1737620, Dolan’s Shop Ballyagran and O’Gorman’s Foodstore Granagh. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Friday 30th March or whenever you and the family can get out to clean a section of your road.!! As an example to us all, Pebbles Montessori have already been out and done their clean-up on the Knockfierna road. They were disgusted with all the rubbish they found and having to pick up every single item will make them think twice about littering. We all need to become more aware of keeping Ireland free of litter.
"Bring Your Own Device' - have you an iPhone, iPad, Tablet, Smartphone and you are not sure how to use it.?
Digital Skills Training aims to give people the confidence and skills to take their first steps online. Class are of a 2-hour duration, over 5 weeks and are FREE. Ballyhoura Development will be commencing classes, in the following communities throughout March & April.
E-Centre Charleville, 21st March 10 am - 12pm. Bruree, 22nd March 10 am - 12 pm. The Library, Kilmallock, 13th March 10 am - 12 pm.
Coote Hall, Kilmallock, 10th April 10 am - 12 pm. If you require further information or to book a place on any of these programmes, please contact Olivia O'Brien on 061 387040/42/381174 or email email@example.com
New launch date - Wednesday 28th March, 7.30pm in the Charleville Park Hotel. St. Josephs Foundation is celebrating 50yrs in 2018, with the launch of their book " To Care - The Story of St. Joseph's Foundation". Written by Sheila Quealey, it will be launched by Joanne O'Riordan ( No Limbs, No Limits Star and Disability Rights Activist). Everyone welcome to join in this celebration.
Bridie Hannan, who served many a pint in Ballinleena from the 50s ' til the 80s celebrated her 84th birthday
on March 13th. I'm sure she is well remembered in Granagh and we send on our best wishes for good health and happiness.
GRANAGH UTD F.C:
Lotto Results: No Winner. Winning Numbers. 11. 15. 27. 28. Jackpot € 7,850.
Pat Boyce c/o The Rock Bar. Tony Dillon, Ballyagran. Jim Dore, Banogue.
Thank you for your support. Tickets can be purchased from O'Gorman's shop, The Rock Bar and Hickey's Bar Croom.