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International Women's Day:

WOMEN's DAY: Happy International Women's day to all the wonderful women in our community and thanks to them for everything they do - that list is much too long to print here.!! Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. We can all #EmbraceEquity.

PARISH OFFICE: Please note change of Office hours from Wednesday 8th March. From then on the parish office will be open every Wednesday , 9.15 - 5pm. St.PATRICK's DAY: Mass in Granagh will be celebrated on Friday 17th at 10am.

JIVE CLASSES: Just what you have been waiting for ..... Beginning on Thursday 23rd March, 7.45 - 9pm, in the community centre. No partner or previous experience required. This is a four week course, in week one you will start with the basics and progress each week. By week four you will be confident to jive at any social event. Further info from Tom 087-3995877. DRAMA: Abbeyside Players perform the hilarious ’Tearing and Dragging’ in the Glorach Theatre, Abbeyfeale - 9th, 10th, 12th, 16th, 18th & 19th. Tickets available on the booking line 087-1383940. Anglesboro Drama will perform the Playboy of the Western World - 23rd, 24th, 30th & 31st March at 8pm & Sat 1st Apr at 8.30pm. Tickets can be reserved on 086-8068089.

DAFFODIL DAY: Sunday 26th Mar: 11am. Mary Morrissey's coffee morning in aid of the Irish Cancer society will be held in the community centre, after Mass. Goods on sale include, tea towels, cups, shopping bags, biros and daffodil pins. There will also be a raffle for some lovely prizes. The Irish Cancer Society will use Daffodil Day to fund its vital free services such as Drives to and from cancer treatment, the Freephone Support Line, Daffodil Centres staffed by experienced cancer nurses, the Night Nursing service providing end of life care and counselling. Donations will also provide funding for state-of-the-art cancer research and life-saving cancer trials. TRÓCAIRE BOXES: Ambiyo (36) and Ibrahim (39) are parents to eight beautiful children aged from six months to fourteen years. They live in a makeshift hut, built from twigs, sticks and scraps of material, in the camp for internally displaced persons near Luuq, Somalia. They worry every day about having enough food to feed their children and being able to provide for them in the future. In 1973 the bishops of Ireland founded Trócaire in response to injustice and suffering in the developing world. Today Trócaire provides support to areas in greatest need around the world, empowers peoples in these areas to develop skills to cope with crises, and creates greater awareness of global issues in Ireland. Over the past fifty years, the people of Ireland have generously donated to help families like the Mahats. With your donation to the lenten campaign, you can help Trócaire continue this vital work . GOOD FRIDAY TLC8: Try and get out to do a spot of litter picking. I know we shouldn't have to pick up someone else's rubbish but people are still ignorant as regards the damage they are doing to the environment. EASTER MARKET: Sunday 2nd April: 11am. We already have lots of stands signed up for the Market. 'Hideaway' are designing personalised bunny bags, easter cards and babygrows. Go to our facebook page ' granaghcommunitynews' if you would like to order now and collect on the day. We will have ' Crafts by Adri ' which will include stone paintings and easter decorations. We will have a stand doing healing crystal jewellery, necklaces etc. Our Vintage China stand is back as well as knitting & crochet items.


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