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HAPPY 95th BIRTHDAY ESSIE:





Happy 95th Birthday to Essie Chawke for 16th April.

Here with her grand-daughter Olivia Bennett.




















GIVE BLOOD:

Wed 20th & Thur 21st Apr. 16.45 - 20.00 in the Longcourt Hotel Newcastle West. Clinics are by appointment only. Please call 1800 222 111 to book your appointment.


DEFIB MEETING:

Wed 27th Apr; 8pm in the GAA Complex, Ballingarry. For all interested groups, organisations, individuals in the Granagh Ballingarry community - an important meeting regarding the future of the Defibrillator group will take place. All local organisations are asked to send a representative.


EASTER SURPRISE:

It was lovely to be back in Church again to celebrate Easter, thanks to all who participated and attended. The Altar was beautifully decorated again, for Sunday. In the run-up Kathleen was kept extra busy as all the kneelers were being re-upholstered. The three lads carrying out the work were very obliging as they had to stop and start for the various ceremonies and choir rehearsals. As luck would have it, one of them had previously been a plumber and our heating happened to be out of order for the last few months! He got it going again and connected up a new radiator on the altar - the previous one had fallen off the wall. The waiting list for plumbers these days is a long one, so an Easter miracle for us !!! Thanks to those who arrived to clean up the Church after all that work, it was spotless. It was lovely to see Fr. O'Leary again as he relieved Fr. Tom, who had a very successful mission to Cork on Sunday. He told us it was thirty seven years since he left the parish and for the lucky children who attended Mass, he gave out Easter eggs afterwards.


CRAFT MARKET:

Our first market was held last Saturday, in the Hall. It was great to welcome such talented craftspeople and showcase their work. Thanks to Marianne Kelly who contacted all the crafters and to her partner Ger for bringing a car- load of tables. We originally had fourteen stands booked but for various reasons, five had to cancel. We had Danni from Askeaton with her 'Hideaway' candles & melts. We had Mary from Kildimo with a beautiful selection of hand designed cards and jewellery. We had Angela from Crecora with her delicate vintage china-ware. Theresa Riordan had her ' Quillow' stand - a pillow which opens out into a blanket. Tara O'Gorman from Ballingarry had a huge selection of 'Pebble Craft' pictures. Doreen Hickey nee Lynch, Knockfierna had her homemade 'Fernia' candles with a multitude of scents to suit all moods. Marianne Kelly had her craft stand which is in aid of Alzheimers & Cancer. Mary from Castletroy had a mix of jams, porter cake, adult and children knits all in aid of the Children's Grief Centre. The four crafty girls, Amy, Kate, Sophie & Aoileann who prepared their own stand with handmade items, took them a month to make everything - all in aid of Ukraine. Well done to them on their initiative and all the extra work they took on, to help others. They held a raffle also and in all the tickets sold, the winner was Kate Horgan with Aoileann O'Hanlon second. Their total came to €420.

Thanks to Richard O'Donoghue who kindly donated fifty euro, which we raffled between the stand holders - the school stand received twenty, Danni from Askeaton received twenty and Theresa Riordan received ten.


ANNIVERSARY MASS:

Friday 22nd April, 7.00pm: Second anniversary remembrance mass for Patrick Leahy, Graigacurra.


FRIARS GATE:

What's happening in Friars Gate Theatre, Kilmallock. Thursday 28th April 2022 @ 8pm - 'Great Expectations' by Hotbuckle Productions.

Children's Drama Classes are returning for a second term, Tuesday 3rd May - Tuesday 5th July. Pop Choir is a new addition to Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm - 7.30pm.

Adult/Children's Banjo & Tin whistle classes will also return. Eight week programme - Wednesday 4th May - Wednesday 22nd June.

Sunday 29th May @ 8pm - The Music of the DRIFTERS

Contact 063-98727 for bookings.


DID YOU KNOW:

There are a few words starting with 'z', you may use them in conversation sometime.!!

Zax - is a roofing tool.

Zeta is the sixth letter of the Greek alphabet.

Ziggurat - a pyramidal tower.

Zinfandel - Red wine.

Zephyr - a gentle breeze.

Zoetrope - an optical spinning toy.

Zori - a flat sandal.

Zydeco - music of southern Louisiana.

















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