Granard local news Feb 11

SOCIAL CLUB: Recently Granard men's social club reconvened their meetings for 2011 with a very special event.

SOCIAL CLUB: Recently Granard men's social club reconvened their meetings for 2011 with a very special event.

Group member, Fr. Seamus Fulham celebrated Mass of thanksgiving and remembrance with fellow members. The ceremony was greatly enhanced by the children from the local primary school and their teachers Ms Lorna Smith and school Principal Ms Marett Smith, who provided beautiful singing. A mouthwatering home cooked dinner provided by the catering staff Stephanie and Nellie followed this.

A group of local musicians graciously gave of their time and talents to provide wonderful entertainment , which was appreciated by all. The day was a great success supported by a large group of members. The men's club is growing from strength to strength with meetings on a fortnightly basis and new members are encouraged to join. If you or a relative of yours living in the greater Granard area are interested in a social outlet, meeting people in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere or taking part in a wide range of projects and outings, you are invited to contact Lucy at 043-6686309.

CELEBRATIONS

Granard Community Childcare Facility is holding its 25th Anniversary on Sunday 13th February with Mass at St Mary's Church Granard starting at 2pm followed by unveiling of the commemorative plaque at the "The Hill". Children's entertainment provided and refreshments will be served. Everybody is welcome and we look forward to reuniting with past pupils, former staff members and parents.

CORRESPONDENT

RETIRES

I have decided to retire from the Granard notes. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to these notes over the years and helped to keep Granard to the forefront of the local news. Your contribution was vital to the success of these notes which are read all over the world. Best wishes, Josie O'Rourke.

'Josie's contribution to the Granard notes and by extension to the town of Granard cannot be underestimated and we are very sad that she has decided to pack away her keyboard. The role of a local notes correspondent is a very important one in the local community and Josie carried out the role with care and diligence. We would like to wish her all the best in the future'

- Sheila Reilly, Editor.