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Poppies grew amidst the graves.

"The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war." - Douglas MacArthur [if !supportLineBreakNewLine] [endif]

GRANAGH PARENT's ASSOC: Clothes Collection: - They are collecting, this week, any REWEARABLE clothes, paired shoes, belts, handbags, curtains, towels, bedlinen, soft toys are accepted. The collection company CANNOT accept: Mobile Phones, Laptops, Dirty or wet clothing, Mats, Carpets, Duvets/Pillows, Books. You can drop off bags at the school on Thursday 16th between 3pm & 7pm or on Friday 17th before 9.30am.

CONCERN COLLECTION THANKS: The annual Church-gate Collection for Concern took place last weekend. Amount collected in Granagh, € 286.50 and in Ballingarry € 653.10. Sincere thanks to all who contributed. Your support helps change the lives of the world's poorest and most vulnerable communities and it is very much appreciated.

CUAN MHUIRE - MARKET: Thursday 15th, the Farmer's market will be held from 10.30am - 12.30pm, at the Garden Centre, Bruree. Great ideas for Christmas gifts.

G/B CAMOGIE CLUB: Friday 16th November at 8pm in Ballingarry GAA clubhouse. The AGM of the club will be held and as always new members are very welcome. Congratulations to our U16s on their County Final win last Saturday in Ahane vs Na Piarsaigh on the tightest of score lines, 6.2 to 4.9. This was a very tight affair and Na Piarsaigh pushed our girls all the way to the final whistle. There was very little between both sides and our girls played brilliantly to hold on to the win. Well done to Seamus Twomey, Rebecca Noonan and Emma Noonan on all their work over the last few months. Panel: Kayleigh Twomey, Sinead Griffin, Laoise Fitzgibbon, Lisa Lynch, Aisling Irwin, Emma Kerins, Grace Purtill, Leah Twomey, Ciara O'Connor, Emily Flynn, Ciara English, Molly Cagney, Maeve O'Connor, Alicia O'Callaghan, Laura Frawley, Anna Toomey, Orla Lynch, Molly O'Connell, Sarah Farrissey & Noelle Insley.

FRIARS GATE: Wednesday 14th: On the second evening of Soulscapes Series on Wednesday at Friars' Gate Theatre, at 8pm, Fiann Ó Nualláin will present 'The nurture of Nature - how to the natural world impacts upon mind, body and soul'. Tickets €10.

On Friday 16th November at 8pm, Friars’ Gate screens '' Lean on Pete ''. When 15 year old Charley takes a part time summer job with a small time horse-trainer, he develops a powerful bond with Lean on Pete, a racehorse on its last legs. Wanting to save the horse Charley flees with him on an American cross-country journey. British director Andrew Haigh creates a moving adaptation of Willy Wlautin’s acclaimed novel. Tickets €7.


Saturday 17th: The Greybridge Classic Club Annual Table Quiz will take place at 9.00pm in Dempsey’s Bar, Meanus (V35 XE14), cost per table is €20 and all funds raised are going to this years nominated charities - Cliona’s Foundation, Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and the Parkinsons Association of Ireland. They will also be presenting cheques from club activities throughout the year to these charities. Over the last number of years the table quiz has built a reputation for a great nights entertainment, so be sure to pass around the word and join them for a good nights craic all in aid of a good cause!!

ADARE CHRISTMAS FEST: Sunday 18th at 1pm, Adare Christmas Fest is back in the Woodlands House Hotel, supporting local charities - Adare Men's Shed and The Butterfly Club.. The Christmas Fest is a celebration of food, craft, local suppliers & producers. What to Expect.... - Local Craft Suppliers Stalls, 10% OFF Woodlands Vouchers, Local Food Producers and Supplier Stalls, Food Demos by Chef Mark & Chef Carmel, Christmas centrepiece demo by florist Geraldine Foley. Watch the switching on of the GIANT Christmas tree & - Post your letters to Santa in the special Santa Express Letter Box! Complimentary festive treats and lots of spot prizes to be won.

'MY NAME IS JOAN': Tuesday 20th Nov: The Loss and Grief Research Group at LIT will host a screening of the award-winning documentary "My Name is Joan" at 7p.m. in Lecture Theatre Moylish Campus. "My Name is Joan" tells the story of Susan Drew, a woman who was born Joan Fagan to an unwed mother in the St. Patrick Mother and Baby Home in Dublin, Ireland in 1949. While the documentary chronicles Susan's journey to find her true identity, it also highlights the illegal exportation of children by the Catholic Church to families in other countries. Susan Drew will be a special guest on the evening along with Susan Lohan, director of the Adoption Rights Alliance Ireland, and a public Q&A and discussion will be held after the film. This event is free and open to the public; for more details/queries please contact

ST. JOSEPHs' Golden Jubilee Raffle. St. Joseph's Foundation, Charleville have launched their Jubilee raffle to assist with the provision of respite care. Thanks to their very generous sponsors, they have the following fabulous prizes up for grabs at only €5 per ticket. 1st Prize - €3,000 Holiday Voucher with €2,000 spending money or €5,000 cash. 2nd Prize - 2 nights B&B, plus evening meal and €250 spending money at Killarney Plaza Hotel. 3rd Prize - €500. 4th Prize - €500. 5th Prize - 3 months membership of Thrive Fitness, Charleville.

GRANAGH DEV: Work is still ongoing in the community centre. Up to last week, the hard walling is now complete, the stage has been rebuilt and the gas heaters are due to be recommissioned shortly. The new floor cannot be laid until the moisture readings come down to an acceptable level, so it is a waiting game at this stage. Thanks to Seamus Twoomey who volunteered his time and materials to straighten the interior wall. Thanks to the volunteers who did a clean-up opposite the school - Joe & Eileen Power, Natalie Stapleton, Mary Lynch, Martin Carroll, Shane Toomey and John Bennett. Thanks also to a second group who tidied up around the stone wall - Shane Toomey, John Bennett, Joe & Eileen Power and Mike O'Regan. Liskennett Car Park is progressing, the site has been excavated and trees removed. The next stage will be surfacing and fencing.

A GIFT OF ONLY €5: If you had the chance of giving a life-saving gift for €5, would you do it ??? We spend multiples of €5's on Christmas presents every year !!! We could spend it more wisely... Sightsavers tell us that Trachoma is like sandpaper scraping you eye every time you blink - pure agony.. They want to eliminate this horrific disease by providing antibiotics, surgery and access to clean water. They have succeeded in Ghana already. Children suffering from trachoma, cannot go to school, they grow up with no prospect of working their way out of poverty and their parents have to endure the misery of seeing their children suffer. What €5 can do - ensure that 29 children are given vital antibiotics or it will pay for a trichasis operation to restore someones sight.!! Send your cheque or postal order today to Sightsavers, 1st Floor, Spencer House, Spencer Row, Freepost FDN5241, Dublin 1. You can donate online at or by calling 1850-60-20-20.

USED STAMPS FOR MISSIONS: Just a reminder - don't throw away used postage stamps.!! The Mission centre in Dublin, Handmaids of the Sacred Heart, can use these stamps to help fund their many projects. You can post stamps to Sister Maria, The Mission Centre, Handmaids of the Sacred Heart, St. Raphaela's Convent, St. Raphaela's Rd., Stillorgan, Co. Dublin. A94TP38. Or drop them into me, Mary O'Regan.

CEMETERY ROSARIES: On the Sundays of November, the Rosary is prayed at our cemeteries for our dearlydeparted. Everyone is welcome to join ; Shanbhotha at 3.00pm and Granagh at 3.30pm.

NEW VENTURE: Congratulations and best wishes to Damian Noonan, Kilmore who has just opened a new Hair Salon in Charleville with Jo Coughlan on the main street where the Nail Sanctuary was.

DIARY: Tue 13th - 17th: 'Blithe Spirit' in the Lime Tree. Wed 14th: Soulscapes in Friars Gate, 8pm. Fri 16th -18th: 'Big Maggie' at Schoolyard Theatre. Sat 17th: Cottage Market, Kilmallock, 11am-2.30pm, Peoples Hall. Thur 22nd: Coffee for Milford Hospice,Springfield Castle. 10am-12. Sun 25th: 'Funny Business', Knockaderry Drama Group. 8pm.

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