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Anniversary Masses celebrated last Sunday for the souls of Sean O'Brien & Joe Scanlan, may they rest in Peace.

Thur 8th Dec, Feast of the Immaculate Conception; Mass in Granagh 10.00am & in Ballingarry at 7pm.

Wednesday 14th Dec; Granagh N.S. Carol Service at 7pm.

Sat 24th Dec; Granagh, 6pm & Ballingarry 7.30pm. Sunday 25th Dec; Ballingarry, 9.30am & Granagh 10.30am.

Thursday 5th Jan, 2023, Ballingarry at 7pm. Friday 6th Jan,Feast of the Epiphany, Granagh 10am.


All children welcome to join in the singing at the First Communion Masses (Do this in Memory). Next mass: Sunday 11th December, 10.30am. Practice beforehand from 10.15am. If your child is interested, please come along on Sunday and join in. If you would like more information, please phone/text Róisín on 087 2474714.


I will be selling the Trócaire Gift Cards at O'Gradys, Ballingarry, Frid 9th Dec, 9am - 12.30pm and then continue on to O'Gorman's Foodstore from 1pm - 4pm. When you buy a gift card, you can choose from any of the following:- Soap, Chicks, Emergency Water, Seeds & Tools, Food Basket, School Lunches, Solar Lamps, Winter Essential Kit, School Kits, Girls Menstrual Kits, etc etc. Whichever you choose, this is the gift that will be sent to the families in need. Each of the gifts is sourced in the country concerned, which should help local businesses there too. Thank you for the wonderful support you have given over the years, you may not always see the result of your kindness but every bit of positivity you contribute, makes this world a better place. Blessings to everyone for a Happy & Peaceful Christmas.


Friday 9th Dec, 8pm, Banogue are Reeling Back the Years in aid of the GAA. Mary Liston has put together a great night of Drama ( The Knave of Diamonds), Singing, Dancing, Comedy & Santa is even going to be there.!!


Enrolment for September 2023. Granagh N.S. is now accepting enrolments for Junior Infants, starting in September 2023. The Admission Notice and Admission Policy, including the Admission Form, are available on the website or through the school office by contacting Maureen at (061)399081 or emailing The closing date for receipt of application forms is January 27th 2023.


As the weekly rosary in the graveyards has now ceased, we must thank the members of the Bereavement group for their commitment to leading the prayers each week.

You may have noticed that the Christmas Tree has been set up again this year at the community centre. Many thanks to Joe, Vincent, Mike, Cian & Tom for his tractor.


Sending birthday wishes to Nuala Stapleton who was celebrating last week, we hope she was spoiled. Good news just in, we hear that Fiona Power, Knockfierna and Adrian Farragher, Ballingarry have got engaged. Wishing them both the very best of luck in all their future plans.


Thur 15th Dec, 10am - 3pm; Christmas Sale. Gift boxes can be made to order and can include - organic vegetables, jam, chutney, sauerkraut, beeswax candles, herb infused oils, herbal creams, herbal tinctures, potted herbs, potted trees and more. Contact - gwenboylegmail. com for details.


Normally at this time of year the Carroll family would be ready to switch on their lights for charity - but this year there are major road works on the road from O’Rourkes cross to their house. The diversions are on very narrow roads and are not fit for a lot of traffic - so they are waiting for these road works to complete before opening the lights to the public. They are planning to have the lights switched on, just a week later than usual.


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