Granard local news Jan 7

CONDOLENCES: Sincere sympathy is extended to the McGauran family, Toneywarden, on the death of Pat. Funeral took place in Purth last week. Sincere sympathy is also extended to Patricia Mulhaire, Willsbrook, on the recent death of her mother, Mary Mullall, Knockcrockkery. May they both rest in peace.

CONDOLENCES: Sincere sympathy is extended to the McGauran family, Toneywarden, on the death of Pat. Funeral took place in Purth last week. Sincere sympathy is also extended to Patricia Mulhaire, Willsbrook, on the recent death of her mother, Mary Mullall, Knockcrockkery. May they both rest in peace.

NOTES

Due to computer problems, I would like to apologise for no Granard news in the Leader for the past couple of weeks. I would like to thank everyone who contributes items each week and help keep Granard to the fore. I hope and wish all readers a safe, peaceful and healthy New Year.

ICA

Please note Granard I.C.A. Guild meeting for January will be held on Thursday 13th at the usual time. The Guild wishes all members a peaceful and happy New Year.

WATER PROBLEMS

Christmas 2010 will long be remembered as the dry season. This was due to frozen pipes, even though there were areas worse off than Granard. Many thanks to all County Council staff and workers who worked day and night to rectify the problem.

THANKS

Many thanks to everyone who contributed so generously to the P&P churchgate collection held over the weekend. Your support is very much appreciated. Happy New Year to all members.

CHURCH NEWS

St. Mary's Church was as usual beautifully decorated for the Christmas season. Great crowds attended all services. Both Fr. Cadam and Fr. Flynn extend best wishes to all parishioners for a happy and peaceful New Year and thank everyone for their support over the past year.

WEDDING

Congrats to Fiona Hynes and Cormac Murphy who were married on Saturday in St. Mary's Church, Granard. Reception for family and friends was held in Bloomfield. House Hotel, Mullingar.

BEREAVED

Sincere condolences to Bernie Burke and family, Trumra Road, on the sudden death of her brother, Michael Kiernan, Athlone. Funeral took place on Sunday. May he rest in peace. Also to Ann Smith, Rathcronan, on the death of her mother-in-law in Cavan. May she rest in peace.

ENGAGEMENTS

Congratulations to Helen Reilly, Carra and Graham Plunket, Breda Harkin, Cartron and Benny Stakham Edgeworthstown on their recent engagements.

ANNUAL HUNT

Over sixty horses and ponies took part in the annual hunt held in Carra on New Years Day. Great to see so many youth taking part on what was a lovely mild day.

MUSIC

Great to see Eamonn McGiveny (one of our own) on T.G.4 on Saturday night at the Gradam Ceoil awards. Eamonn is very involved with the Willie Clancey Summer School for a long number of years.

PRAYER MEETING

Is held every Monday nights in Rath Mhuire Resource Centre at 8.30pm.

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS

The sick and housebound will be visited on Friday 7th January and anyone who wishes to receive the Blessed Sacrament, please contact Fr. Simon.

WELCOME

We welcome into the Christian Community Daniel Patrick Higgins

GAAG

Next Meeting at 8pm in the office, Main Street, Granard, on January 10th next.