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Last Sunday, we remembered the anniversaries of Jackie & Theresa Chawke and the month's mind of Anne Moran. Ar dheis Lamh Dé go raibh a nAnamacha dilís.

Folk Choir Dates:- 28th Jan. 18th Feb. 17th March. Easter, 28th, 29th, 31st March.

Thought for the Week: Be known for your Kindness and Grace.


Lots of great showband sounds emanating from the Hall this week, as rehearsals continue. Costumes are coming together bit by bit, lighting and sound tests have to be done and a few lines still to be learned off.

The ladies are all looking fab and the gents are kept busy practising their chat-up lines.! Thanks to our set artist, Grace Griffin for her beautiful art work again this year, both John English & John Bennett have helped with extras for the set. Shane Toomey will look after lighting and Joe Power will look after sound. Mary Morrissey will take on the job of make-up, the lads really look forward to the pampering..!! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for Photos and videos - granaghcommunitynews.

Remember the dates, Fri, Sat, Sun, 26th, 27th ,28th Jan, and 2nd, 3rd, 4th Feb at 8.00pm nightly. Shop and Raffle each night. Admission remains the same, adults ten euro, post primary students five euro. (V35C584).


Enrolment: Granagh National School is now accepting enrolments for Junior Infants, starting in September 2024.

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 26th 2024.


For the month of January, we lovingly remember our family, friends and neighbours, whose mortuary cards are displayed on the Church noticeboard:- Patrick Sheahan, Jackie & Theresa Chawke, Ballyvologue. David Bennett, Richard Chawke & Johanna O'Regan, Graigacurra. James Tierney, Granagh. William Boyce, Kilmore. Gerry O'Brien, Woodcock. Hanora Sheehan, Ballinleena. Mary Sheehan & Tom Murphy, Coolruss. George Purcell, Liskennett. Elizabeth O'Rourke & Mary Morrissey, Doorluss. Denis Sexton & Bridget O'Riordan, Lisduane. William Hanley, Kilmacanearla. Denis Fitzpatrick, William Daly & Joseph Scanlon, Ballingarry. Catherine McCann, Kilfinny. John Sheehy & Dick Neville, Croagh. Bartholomew O'Brien, Old Pallas. Rev John Irwin & Rev Canon Gerard Wall. Nell Houlihan, Meanus. I gComhluadar Dé go raibh a nAnamacha.


Our sympathies to Mary Chawke and family, Killoughty whose brother Denis died on January 9th. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Kathleen. Deeply regretted by his sisters Mary, Rena (Doody), brothers Richard and Eamon, his aunts. nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

He was reposed at Riedy's Funeral Home, with Requiem Mass in Clouncagh Church, burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Go ndeadna Dia trocaire ar na mairbh.

St. V. dePAUL:

St. Joseph's Conference wish to thank everyone who contributed to their collections at O' Grady's Ballingarry and the Churchgate collection in Granagh. We are delighted to be able to support families in both parishes, in these very challenging times. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year.


We send heartiest congratulations to Jim Houlihan who recently celebrated his 90th birthday. It's an achievement to get to that age now, be in your own home and have the health to enjoy the celebrations.

Belated congratulations to Alan Chawke who got engaged over Christmas to his lovely lady Leah. Best wishes in all your future plans.

Happy 21st wishes to Leah Twomey who was celebrating over the weekend. Leah is taking part in this year's play, so Monday's rehearsal will be quietly spoken..


If you have ever contributed to the Irish Cancer Society, then you have raised funds to support their work! As they only receive 5% of funding from the Government, every single person affected by cancer that was helped and supported this year was enabled by your donations. Daffodil Day raising over €5.5 million.

You have helped advocate for real change. After many years of campaigning, April saw the momentous news that hospital in-patient charges were being abolished for cancer patients. As a direct result of the Irish Cancer Society’s campaign, a commitment has been given by the Minister to legislate to allow women to postpone maternity leave while being treated for cancer.

You have helped bring free health checks to the masses. The 'Your Health Matters' roadshow popped up in 28 locations across Ireland and the teams carried out almost 1,800 free health checks.

You have helped increase supports for children and young adults with cancer e.g. a complimentary therapist position in Crumlin, a creative Arts Therapy service was launched and seven Barretstown camps were funded.

You helped to fund an additional 29 new research projects, and over 30 additional cancer researchers.

If you or someone close to you is affected by cancer, you can call their Freephone Support Line on 1800 200 700 or email This service is staffed by experienced cancer nurses where anyone concerned about cancer can get trusted information and advice about any type of cancer. None of this would be possible without your kind donations. Here’s to a healthy and happy 2024!


15th Jan,1997: Princess Diana, calls for international ban on landmines, angering UK ministers.

16th Jan,2001: Hough’s Pub, Tipperary retains the title of "The Cheapest Pint" in Ireland at £1.50.

17th Jan,1950: The Great Brinks Robbery.

18th Jan,1964: Plans for the World Trade Centre announced (NYC).

19th Jan,1949: Dennis Taylor, snooker player, is born in Coalisland, Co. Tyrone.

20th Jan,2010: Ireland's oldest woman, Bride O'Neill from Cork, died at 107.


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