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Peg with the coveted Liam McCarthy.

CHOMHBHRON: Our sympathies to the family of the late Margaret (Peg) Treacy (née Conway) Killoughty, who passed peacefully on May 25th, surrounded by her family in the wonderful care of St. Ita's Hospital, Newcastlewest. She is deeply mourned by her family - Brid, Jim, Tom, Mike, Mary, Nora, Seán, Sheila, Mairéad, Claire and Joanne, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters Mary and Kathleen, relatives, neighbours and many friends. She was reposed at O'Grady's Funeral Home, with Requiem Mass at St. Joseph's Church, Granagh on Monday, with burial afterwards in the local cemetery. Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas siorai di.

MONTH's MIND: The month's mind mass for Peg O'Riordan, Lisduane House, will be celebrated on the earlier date of Saturday 1st June in Granagh at 7pm, before her daughter returns to Australia. Peg passed away on May 12th and is deeply regretted by her sons Sean, Martin and Denis, daughters Anne, Bridget, Monica, Mary and Margo, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, carers, neighbours and friends. Go mbeidh leaba i measc na Naomh aici.

GRADUATIONS: The local secondary schools have been holding their 6th year graduation nights which are eagerly awaited but also bring with them a mixture of joy and sadness. Wishing all our students the very best of luck in their upcoming exams. ''There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work & learning from failure.'' These words from General Colin Powell, who was the first, and so far the only, Jamaican American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, the first black person to serve in that position.

DAFFODIL DAY: Mary Morrissey and family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude for the wonderful support they have received for their Daffodil Day's, over the past seven years. To date the total amount collected and forwarded to the Irish Cancer Society is €11,200.22. This was made possible by the help of many - those who donated raffle prizes, people who supplied baking, those who helped with teas / wash-up, the ticket sellers and of course everyone who called to the house and made a donation. All the fundraising helps the Irish Cancer Society to continue with its support services, programmes, counselling, information and resources. Check out their web page - or if you have any questions or concerns, ring their Helpline - Freephone 1800-200-700, Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.

CONSERVATION Plan: Tuesday 4th June, 7.30pm. The biodiversity and conservation plan launch is being held in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West. For further information and to register your interest, please contact Elaine Dillon on 069-66296 or

FREE Workshop: On Thursday June 13th: 'Understanding and Managing Children & Young People's Anxieties' & Worries' at 7pm in Newcastle West Library, There will be a Q&A session at the end of this workshop which is being delivered by Carina McEvoy, qualified clinical hypnotherapist & psychotherapist and funded by the SICAP programme and NCW Library Service. To register your place for the workshop please contact Dearbhla at West Limerick Resources on 087 6750869 or email

MUSIC OF THE MAIGUE: Friday 14th June, 8pm, Croom Civic Centre: An evening of traditional music, song, dance & poetry, celebrating the cultural heritage of the River Maigue catchment area. Line up - Liam Flanagan (Fiddle), Con O'Riain (Flute/Whistle), Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (Singer/Musician), Puppeteer, Des Dillon, Ballyhoura Comhaltas members and Trevor McCarthy, (Story Teller/Historian). Adults, E10, Children E5. Family E20. Just out of interest, the Granagh web page was set up by a small committee, as a result of the 5year-Plan discussions. Niamh O'Hanlon designed the site around May 2015, under eight headings e.g. News, History, Sport, Local organisations etc. Since the counter was added to the page, we have had nearly 20,500 visits to the site. Our Facebook page - ''granaghcommunitynews'' was set up in 2011 and it tells me we have 850 followers. We decided not to go down the ' tweeting' route..!!!!

DIARY: Thur30/Fri 31 May: Bumper Plant Sale, St. Josephs Garden Centre, Charleville. Tue 4th June: 8 wk Yoga Class begins in Community Centre at 7.30pm. Sat 8th: Lectures in St. John's Church , Knockainey, 7,30pm. Sun 23rd: Granagh/Ballingarry Camogie Club Walk. Vintage Run/Family Fun, Athlacca, 12pm.

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