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Méan Fómhair - September - Middle Harvest.

The Friends of St. Ita's wish to convey their grateful thanks for your donations to their Mass collection last weekend. Total amount collected was €515.00 which included a bucket at O'Gormans. Thanks also to Joan Brosnan for standing with me.
Anniversary Mass was celebrated last Sunday for Nora Herlihy, Kingsland (13th). Following Mass, the O'Connor family, Bruff Line gathered with the Downes family, for the christening of Grace & Barry's little girl, Billie. We send early congratulations to her brother Denis who is getting married shortly. Essie Chawke was spotted attending Mass and so a queue formed to say 'hello' - our own queen !!!
Tuesday 27th Sept; 8pm: Granagh Development Assoc, AGM. What's in it for me, I hear you say ? Very many advantages such as - make new friends, learn new skills, somewhere to go, self fulfillment and satisfaction, a sense of belonging & help make the parish a better place to live in. All on offer free of charge. When you join any group, class or organisation you immediately join a community, which is a most important support for us rural dwellers and really a necessity. Join us for a cuppa & a chat afterwards.
Our sympathies to the family of Jim Kelly, Kilmore House, who passed peacefully on the 16th, in the wonderful care of the staff at Milford Care Centre, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Helen, and dear father to Seamus, Loraine (Irwin), Siobhan, Marianne, sons-in-law Kieran and Kieron, Marianne's partner Ger, grandchildren Aisling, Rachel, Louise, Darragh, Annabel and Daniel, sisters Mary Butler, Patricia McGrath, Anne Cunningham, Peg Wall, Sr. Eileen Kelly (Kilfinane) and Vera, brother Moss, brothers-in-law Eamon and John, nephews, nieces, kind neighbours and his large circle of friends. He was reposed at St Joseph's Church, on Sunday evening, funeral Mass on Monday, with burial afterwards in the local cemetery. Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas sioraí do.
It has only come to my attention now of the death of Tony Marston, Granagh & Askeaton, who passed peacefully in the University Hospital following a brief illness. He is sadly missed by his wife Shelagh, stepdaughter and son in law Oonagh and Ger, step grandchildren Jake, Rebecca and Megan, relatives and friends. Private Cremation took place at Shannon Crematorium on Sunday 26th June. While Tony lived in Granagh, he was affectionately known as ‘the Professor’, as he had a vast knowledge on all kinds of subjects. The members of the local Water Group got to know him, of course and employed him for some time. He gave them great advice on how to improve their systems and he fixed many many water breaks in the parish. May the light of Heaven shine on him.
At Liskennett Equine Therapy Centre - Pick your pumpkin, enjoy some festive treats and take a walk on our sensory Halloween trail. Liskennett Farm will open specially for this event on Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd, Saturday 29th, & Sunday 30th. The farm opens at 10am and closes at 6pm. Tickets sold online, only - Your ticket is valid for your selected slot. We have 4 time slots per day: 10am - 12noon, 12noon - 2pm, 2pm-4pm & 4pm - 6pm. Tickets are non-refundable. By visiting Liskennett Farm, you are helping to raise funds for the services provided by St. Joseph's Foundation.
Lung Health Awareness Week September 22nd - 29th. Did you know, Lung disease responsible for 1 in 5 deaths, more than heart disease, Ireland has third highest death rate from lung disease in Western Europe. Lung disease incorporates asthma, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, tuberculosis, sleep apnoea, COPD, bronchitis and emphysema. Five tips for better Lung health;- Don't smoke; Stay active; Eat a healthy diet; Annual influenza vaccine if you're over 65 years. If you have COPD or asthma, try to avoid smoke, fumes and chemicals in the air. If you have allergies or asthma, be aware of high pollen counts. See for more info.
Last Tuesday at our Craft/Needlework class, Kay Kelleher showed the perfect autumn wreath technique using straw. All welcome to join. Every Tuesday 10am - 12pm, €2. Free tea/coffee.
MARIETTA's 100k:
Don't forget Marietta's fundraisers for St. Joseph's Foundation. If you are able to donate, see -
If anyone is thinking of getting a pet or have room for another, they are desperately looking for fosterers for dogs, pups, cats & kittens. They cannot cope with the number of animals waiting to or coming into their care at the moment, it is just overwhelming. Dogs too sick or broken for kennels, cats and kittens in dire need of somewhere safe. As always, the rescue looks after all medical bills, all bedding, food, leads, collars etc. Home checks, as always, apply. Contact them through their facebook page or on 087 786 6231.
A set of lungs has enough surface area to cover an entire tennis court.
Average lifespan of a human taste bud is 7-10 days.
The herring is the most commonly eaten fish in the world.
Bromidrosis is the name for 'smelly feet'.
The smelliest fruit in the world is the Durian.
The Earthworm has five hearts.


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