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Daffodil Day helpers with Mary Morrissey.


We send our sympathies to the family of William Sheahan, Ballymacrory, Croom, who passed peacefully in his 100th year, in the wonderful care of the staff at Caherass Nursing Home. Predeceased by his son Liam and daughter Ann. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Eileen (née McCann), son Joe, Eileen and Dan Murphy (Dublin), niece, nephew, cousins, relatives, neighbours and many friends. He was reposed in St. Mary's Church Croom on Monday evening. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Tuesday followed by burial in The Church of Ireland Cemetery.

Our sympathies also to the family of Raymond Stapleton, late of Wymondham, Norfolk, UK, formerly Granagh, who passed away suddenly, on March 8th. Sadly missed by his wife Alyson and son Danny. Predeceased by his father Pierrie. Beloved son of Margaret, brother of Paul and sister Lynda (DeBurca). Sadly missed by his in-laws, nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins and his many friends. Funeral mass was held on Monday April 3rd in Our Lady & St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, with burial afterwards in nearby Wymondham cemetery. I gComhluadar Dé go raibh a nAnamacha. REMEMBERING OUR DECEASED: For the month of April we remember our family, friends and neighbours, whose mortuary cards are displayed on the Church noticeboard:- Margaret Collins, Granagh P.O. Delia Chawke. Jimmy O'Gorman, the Shop. Kathleen O'Donovan, Killoughty. Sheila Hanley, Kilmacanearla. Kitty O'Gorman, Knockfierna. John & Una Scanlan & Kitty O'Regan, Liskennett. Mary Agnes Sheehan, Mary McAuliffe & Dan Brosnan, Coolruss. Hannie Murphy & Timmy Scanlon, Kingsland. Padraig Fennessy, Croom. Eileen Simcox, Garryfine. Sadie O'Donoghue, Banogue. Mary O'Leary & Ita O'Leary, Castletown. Peig &John O'Sullivan, Castletown. Rev Joseph Shinnors. Sr. Clare McMahon, Co. Laois. Ar dheis lamh Dé go raibh a nAnamacha dilís.


Sunday 23rd Apr before 10.30 Mass. In aid of Thomond House, Limerick, who provide housing and a host of support services for people at risk and homeless in Limerick. The services include Emergency accommodation and support services for women over 18 years old and long-term housing for women over 50 years. Any support you can give is appreciated. COMHGHAIRDEAS: Happy Birthday wishes to both Tom Hickey and Joe Power who were celebrating one of those roundy birthdays, we can't mention. Engagement celebrations for Sharon Chawke and Dean Clancy. Also to Mai Griffin who just celebrated her 18th at the weekend, congratulations all. NOROVIRUS: The HSE is asking people to be aware of the symptoms of norovirus and to learn how to help stop the spread of infection as cases of the virus are increasing in Ireland. Norovirus, also known as winter vomiting bug, is an easily spread virus that causes sudden onset of vomiting and diarrhoea. Young children and elderly people have been the most affected. Tips to prevent spread of Norovirus:- Frequent handwashing including before eating or preparing food and after using the bathroom. Thoroughly clean and disinfect contaminated surfaces immediately after an episode of illness by using a bleach-based household cleaner. Immediately remove and wash clothing or linens that may be contaminated with virus after an episode of illness (use hot water and soap). Flush or discard any vomit and/or faeces in the toilet and make sure that the surrounding area is kept clean. The public are being urged to visit the HSE website to find out more about the norovirus. CRY MONAGEA:

It was set-up to remember Niamh and Darra and to raise awareness of the condition known as Sudden Cardiac Death or Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. Funds raised go to providing free counselling service and support for families and friends affected by sudden death or cardiac conditions. It also supports the CRYP Centre, which provides free heart screening for families and individuals.

Monagea 2023 is happening Saturday 29th April (Bank Holiday Weekend). You can get involved in the 5km or 10k Walk at 10.30am. If you feel more energetic, there is a 50km & 100km cycle beginning at 9am. More details on their facebook page 'Monagea for CRY'.


Sat 13th May: Granagh Communion.

Sun 21st May: Liskennett Equine Therapy Centre. They are running a charity horse show on the grounds which will feature a leg of the prestigious Munster Grand Prix. Top class riders from all over the country will be taking part. There will also be a variety of other classes ranging from newcomers, ponies and horses and all abilities will be catered for including a special class on the day for the service users themselves. Any donations will be greatly appreciated. This is a completely voluntary show with 100% of the proceeds going is Liskennett Equine Therapy Centre.


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