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6th Class Graduate:


C​ongratulations to the five boys who graduated from the National School Eoin Horgan, Zach Hayes, Ian Sheehy, Colin Hanrahan & Lee Fitzgibbon, pictured with their Mammies and Fr. Dan and Principal Mrs. Hayes. We wish them every success in the next stage of their education and hope they will enjoy the next six years in their new schools. ​Thanks to Marian Sheehy for the lovely photo.


Masses for our Departed will be celebrated in ​local​ graveyards this week​, while the sun shines​ ​. In Sha​n​bho​t​ha on Tuesday ​3rd, in Ballingarry on Wednesday​4th, in

Kilmacow Thursday​ 5th and in Granagh on Friday ​6th.​

Each Mass will be celebrated at 8.00pm and on Wednesday and Friday the Graveyard Mass will replace the scheduled mass in the churches​.​


If enough people are interested, a Bus can be arranged to transport people to Dublin on 26th Aug, for the World Meeting of families Mass. There have been eight or nine inquiries so far. Parish groups travelling together by coach can now secure a group ticket to cover everyone. Contact Fiona 086 - 2232184 or Marie 087 - 2942245 asap.

A folder of information re booking of tickets etc has been left on the Altar Rails, for your convenience.

Some Free Family tickets for the Evening in Croke Park with Pope Francis are available, please contact Fr. Dan as soon as possible to book them.


Some leaks have been detected over the past few weeks. During the hot spell, please check water troughs and connections to make sure there are no leaks.!! Check your meter regularly, if it's flying around, you have a problem. As you know, water is precious at all times but more especially during this heatwave.


We ​ in Novas ​were overwhelmed with last year’s response to our Nappy Appeal. ​ ​

Due to the constant need for nappies and other essential baby products, we are launching another appeal to the public! Novas is currently working with 138 families through our intensive family support service in Limerick city, some of which are not only struggling to feed their families but are unable to provide essential hygiene products for their children. Nappies are particularly expensive and can be a massive burden for disadvantaged families. The little things go along way so if you can help out in any way, we would really appreciate it.​ ​

Any and all donations are greatly appreciated and can be dropped in to 1 Mungret Street, Limerick.

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For further information on this appeal you can


​T​he​ ESB is inviting members of the public to visit Ardnacrusha power station over the summer months. Following the success of its school tours in recent weeks, free public tours will run from now until September 14​th​.

During the ​ninety​ minute guided tour, people are welcomed to the Ardnacrusha Experience at the newly refurbished visitors’ centre before going out on site to view the headrace canal, locks and tailrace. Once inside the station, the living heritage of Shannon Scheme is brought to life through a series of animations which celebrate the history and impact of this iconic project. Visitors are given access to the very heart of the station with unique views of the turbine hall and a visit to the original control room.


Saturday 7th July ​at​ 8pm​,​ singer, songwriter Carolyn Walsh makes her first visit to Friars’ Gate. ​ ​

At her gigs she is accompanied by a guitarist, but she will also play the guitar, harp and ukulele herself. Her first CD, "Songs for Ireland", features six songs, from "Amazing Grace" to "Hail

​G​lorious Saint Patrick", songs that in good Irish tradition are not only songs, but sung stories​.​

Friday 13th July at 8pm: ​

This new collaboration with the Delmaine String Quartet explores one of the great romances in literary history - Thomas Hardy's courtship of Emma Gifford and their subsequent long and difficult marriage. Despite years of estrangement, Emma's death in 1912 inspired Hardy to write some of the greatest love poetry in the English language and the piece charts the course of their relationship through his verse, journals and autobiography.

Wednesday 18th July a 8pm: Film - The Darkest Hour: ​

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War I​,Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: ​ ​

exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. ​ ​

As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

Friday 20th July at 7pm: Callback Theatre present ​

extracts from their upcoming play ​' ​Sonia​ '​ by John Sheehy. Performed by Cora Fenton​,​ Sonia – a new play celebrating one of Cork’s greatest living legends, Olympic and World Champion runner Sonia O’Sullivan. The play, which will premiere in September in Friars' Gate, will feature dramatic visuals and an intense physical performance from Cora Fenton.

A show that will relive the heroics and heartache of Sonia O’Sullivan’s sporting career, a woman that captured the spirit of the nation! This will be a roller-coaster ride through the highs and lows of the highly competitive and unforgiving world of athletics. ​ ​

All Sonia ever wanted was to run the perfect race. How much would you sacrifice to be the best?


​The Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Classic will be held in Charleville Golf Club on Friday & Saturday, 27th & 28th July. Contact Mossie O'Connor for Tee times at 087 - 2519691. Team of three costs E150 which includes a meal. ​


Granagh web page -​ seems to have a large following, we have had over 14,000 views already. Have a look and see what you think, maybe we can improve it, new ideas always welcome.


Wed 11th July: Give Blood, Rathkeale House Hotel.

Sun 15th : Newcastle West Agricultural Show.

" " Ballinvreena Flower, Veg & Cake Show.

14th -21st: ' Jimmy's Hall' - Lime Tree Theatre.

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