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Grapes in the Greenhouse at

Glin Castle.


Fr. Tom welcomed the Communion children to their first Mass last weekend, as they begin their preparations for Communion next year. They were in great singing voice along with Roisin & Emma, they prepared the prayers of the faithful and collected their special candles. We look forward to seeing them all again; James Ahern, Kate Callaghan, Sadie Hanrahan, Niamh Hartigan, Cullen Kelleher, Alicia Kiely, Óran Kiely, Evan McDonagh, Calvin Morey, Lily Mullane, Donnacha Noonan, Aaron O'Brien, Kacie Scanlon, Eoghan Sheehy & Killian Tierney. Thanks to a number of parents who got the ' Do this in Memory' programme up and running again as it links parish, school and home, to help prepare the children for their special Sacrament.

Thur 5th; No morning Mass in Granagh.

Sun 8th Oct; Harvest Mass. Feel free to bring along some non-perishable goods to help those less fortunate.

Thought for the Week: " Throwing away food, is like stealing from the table of those who are Poor & Hungry "


Tue 10th Oct; 8pm in the community centre. Granagh Development AGM. It's twenty years old this year.... As you may know, the main aim of the association is to maintain the Hall in good repair, so that it is available for use by all Organisations. The group encourages, promotes, co-ordinates and assists in the development of the parish and its environs. Basically, trying to do the Best for the parish and leave a legacy for future generations. To continue this work, we need your support . Last year's activities in the Hall:- January - Granagh Players presented ' The Foggy Dew'. Irish Dancing & Bootcamp classes also began. March - Four week course of Jive classes. Daffodil Day Coffee morning. April - Easter Market. June - Indian family christening party. Fundraiser, Garden Walk at Lady Harrington's, Knockfierna. Jul-Aug:- Roof replaced on community centre. Parochial House Project is ongoing. The committee are still in talks with the Diocesan Property committee. The Feasibility study has been completed, through Ballyhoura Dev. Several proposals put forward, as to possible uses that could benefit the community. Public meeting to be held to show the plans and discuss further. All welcome to attend.


Winner, last weekend Ann Courtney. Next draw, Friday 13th.


Kilmallock; October 5th – 8th, 12th, 13th & 15th at 8pm. Friars Gate; A night of comedy to look forward to with 'Inspector Drake and the Black Widow '. Booking at or ring 063-98727.

Charleville, Schoolyard Theatre: 'The Kings of Kilburn High ' will be staged on October, 25th, 26th, 27th, 29th & 30th. Tickets on


No better time to get your walking boots on for the 27th Ballyhoura Walking Festival, which provides an opportunity to explore some of Ballyhoura Country’s stunning scenery.

For the third year in a row, the Walking Festival is collaborating with The Joyce Brothers Music Festival, which complements and enriches the walking programme with its own jam-packed schedule; it promises a weekend of music, song, history and workshops, celebrating the wonderful legacy and remarkable lives of brothers PW and Robert Dwyer Joyce, natives of Glenosheen, who were renowned for collecting and documenting Irish music and songs.

Thur 5th Oct, 7:30pm: Joyce Brothers Festival Gala Opening Night features a celebration of the history and life of the Joyce Brothers through music, song, and dance, led by Ciarán Ó Gealbháin and Angela Hennessy with special guests.

Fri 6th Oct, 7:30pm: Traditional Concert, Old Chapel Rooms, Kilfinane featuring Tom Doorley, Liam O'Connor, Donal Clancy and Frankie Gavin with Catherine McHugh, highlighting music from the Joyce Brothers Collection.

Sat, 7th Oct, 1.30pm at Ballyhoura Apple Farm. The Cultural Food Fair 2023, organised by Kilfinane Community Council, returns once again this year. The fair brings together local and international members of the community as they prepare traditional dishes for people to sample.

Sat 7th; 4.30-5.30: The Whistling Walk, led by Anita Bennis, is a great addition this year and it will teach the skill of whistling a tune while walking. This will be followed by an evening concert in the Chapel Rooms – featuring ‘Hup na Houra’ with John Faulkner, and Miscellany of Folk and renowned puppeteer Des Dillon.

Sun 8th Oct, 11:00 am: Mass featuring traditional music and song, St Andrews Church, Kilfinane.

Sun 8th Oct, 1pm Walk from Ballyorgan to the Joyce Homestead, Glenosheen led by historian, Angela Hennessy , meeting at (V35 DN84).


Mon/Tue, 16/17th Oct: 16.20 - 19.40. Greenhills Hotel, Ennis Road. Please call 1800 222 111 to book an appointment.


2nd Oct,1902:- Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" is published in London.

3rd Oct,1975: - Dr Tiede Herrema, chief executive of Ferenka, is kidnapped by the IRA.

4th Oct,1959: - Direct dialling is launched in Ireland.

5th Oct, 2010: - At age 62, Moss Keane loses his battle against cancer.

6th Oct,1952:- Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" opens in London. (still running)

7th Oct,1935: - Birth of Thomas Keneally, Irish-Australian author of Schindler’s List, originally, Schindler's Ark.

8th Oct,1964:- Ringo Starr passes his driving test aged twenty four.


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