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Granagh Players Back on Stage:


Sat/Sun 25th/26th Jan: A collection will be held for the homeless in Limerick, before both masses in the parish.


Enrolment for Junior Infants September 2020. Application forms are available from the school office. Contact Maureen at (061)399081 or email Closing date for receipt of application form is January 31st 2020.


We send our deepest sympathies to Kevin Daly and family, on the death of his mother Breda, on Sat 11th. Kevin has videoed all our play productions since 2008 and has always been a pleasure to deal with.Cast members are still learning off the last few lines with a lot of laughing going on in between.! There are twenty two in the cast this year and we welcome a new member, Carmel O'Carroll, Kilfinny. Introducing the cast. Leader of the Council - Cllr. Anthony Belcher (Jim Chawke) otherwise know as Boss.He might be described as bribe-taker in chief, fleecing the local shopkeepers and arresting those who disagree with him. 'Steamer', the Postmaster ( John English) diligently reads all the mail, especially anything from Dublin and re-tells it as gossip. For him.." its a labour of love.... and anyone who goes to the trouble of writing a letter, must be an old romantic like himself ".The Matron - Philippa Strawberry ( Natalie Stapleton) - and Doctor Patel ( Martin Treacy) maintain their charges on a régime of strict discipline and no expensive medicines. In their opinion, “ the average human isn’t all that complicated – if he recovers, he recovers; if he dies, he dies “. The Judge - Amos Fudge (Joe Power) - obsessed with greyhounds & shooting rabbits treats his court as an extension of his tack-room. His Clerk is breeding geese around the back of the courthouse - useful for keeping the riff-raff under control..... seemingly.! The Chair of Education - Luke Pickles ( Seamus Murphy) - is not with-it alot of the time and his teachers seem to be " as mad as marmalade "Local businessman we think, although we are not really sure - Roderick O'Reilly (Tony Sheehan) - has a minor speech impediment which adds a half an hour easily to the play.!His friend/ partner/ buisnesswoman, we are not really sure - Fidelma Fitzpatrick ( Theresa Noonan) - is also burdened with a slight speech impediment, but it doesn't stop her talking...!!The local Superintendent - Stephanie Lugg ( Patsy Power) - seems to be above board, to protect and serve, although we are not sure.! Her officers are never far behind. Garda Whistler - Janice Twomey, Garda Popper - Kevin Fitzgibbon and Garda Snout - John Bennett. They have been warned ' not to be taking bribes above their rank'. More to be revealed next week.To be noted - this is a fictional tale, no resemblance whatsoever to anyone or any party in real life..!!


Our sympathy to the family of Bridget (Bridie) Griffin, of Limerick and formerly Liskennett, who passed peacefully in the care of the staff at Beech Lodge Nursing Home, Bruree, in her 91st year. Sister of the late Jimmy and Michael, sadly missed by her sister Chrissie Harty (Kilteely), sister-in-law Maura Griffin,, her many nieces and nephews, relatives, neighbours, her carers and many friends. She was reposed on Tuesday at Daffy’s Funeral Home, with removal to Banogue. Requiem Mass on Wednesday 15th followed by burial in Anhid Cemetery.

GIVE BLOOD: Thursday 16th Jan. 5pm - 8pm. Longcourt House Hotel, Ncw. Tuesday 21st; 5pm - 8pm. Southcourt Hotel, Raheen.


Sunday 26th Jan: Registration at 10am. No fee, Donations on the day. The route is 11km/ 6.8mls, starting at the home, via Knockaderry and returning to the home again. Sponsorship cards available, by ringing the Cheshire home at 069-83100( 9am -5pm weekdays). Refreshments are being provided.


Tuesday 28th; 8.30pm. Beginners class with Eileen. Give it a go, you will be delighted you tried. The long term benefits are amazing - anything that helps keep arthritis, aches & pains at bay, as well as keeping us flexible can only be good. The level 1 Class began on Tuesday 14th and will return 28th also, at the earlier time of 7.15pm.


The drama season is in full swing this month. The Canavour Players, Ballinvreena present ' The Cobwebs Glory ' beginning 16th, 17th, 18th & 20th Jan and again 23rd, 24th, 25th, & 26th Jan at 8pm nightly. You can reserve a seat on 085-7862479 with lines opening from 5pm - 9pm each of the above nights. Thursday 16th will be a fundraiser for ' James's Journey ' , so all support appreciated.The Hillside Players, Ardpatrick present ' It Runs in the Family' beginning Thur 23rd to Sun 26th Jan and again Thur 30th to Sun 2nd Feb at 8pm nightly . Booking line 087-7655771, open Wed - Sun of each performing week.


unday 2nd Feb: The Milford Hospice Annual 10km Run/Walk will take place on Sunday, February 2nd. The event starts at 12pm with a new start line, close to Kilmurry student village behind the UL Sports Arena. Early Bird price of €20 is now open until midnight 19th January and will increase to €25 thereafter. Each entrant will receive a running technical top (on a first come, first serve basis in regards to size), kindly sponsored by Dell Technologies. If you would like to register for this event and avail of the early bird price, go online at Should you have any queries, please contact the fundraising department on 061 485859/485860.

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