Best wishes to all the second level students who commence their Junior and Leaving Certification examinations this week.


A meeting of the group will take place on this Wednesday 8 June at 8.00pm in the Information office. All members please attend.


The gardens at Multyfarnham will be official opened by Dermot O’Neill on Sun 12 June. Admission is free. All welcome. Details call 044 9371971 or visit website


The Parents Association of Sacred Heart N.S. Granard are holding a Table Quiz fundraising night in Fay’s Bar Granard on Friday 10 June at 9.00pm. Your support will be appreciated.


This year is a very special occasion for Rath Mhuire Resource Centre as it marks the 25th anniversary of the Centre. On Saturday 25 June there will be a celebration Mass in the Community Centre. Anyone who would like to attend please contact Jackie or Lucy at 043-6686309 for further details.


Granard guild held their final meeting before the Summer recess on Thursday 2 June. The guest speaker was Bridget Coston from the Co. Longford Bee-Keepers Association who gave a most interesting and informative talk. Monika Larenz the President of the Guild wished the members a pleasant break and looks forward to seeing old and new members back in September. Supper was served by the committee members.


In aid of the Alzheimer’s Association is taking place in the Cavan Crystal Hotel on 16 June at 8pm featuring professional models all styled by Maria Fusco Ireland’s Top Stylist. For tickets contact Yvonne on 049 4371975 or De Havalland Model Management on 01 6390300. On the night there will be special spot prizes and a luxury get away break for the best dressed lady.


The annual Co. Longford garden competitions include Flower Garden Competition open to ICA members only. Vegetable Garden Competition: Open to all gardeners, male and female in Co.Longford. The Children’s Section: A small plot of either vegetables or flowers. Open to all children in Co. Longford. Adjudication will take place towards the end of July to early August. Entries to Lilian Walsh on 086-6014661 before 30 June 2011.


Bingo takes place each Wednesday night at 9.00pm in the Community Centre Granard. The Jackpot is now at €8000. Proceeds from the night go to Abbeylara and Granard GAA clubs. Your continued support is appreciated.


The annual Field Day takes place on Sunday 12 June in Abbeylara. Various events including Tractor Pulling. Truck Pulling Demonstration; Vintage Parade and Display of Cars Tractors and Motor Bikes. The Midget Car Racing Championship in association with Motor Sport Ireland will also be held on the day this sport has not been in the Midlands in the past 25 years. Fun Fair and much more including many family activities. With your support this will be the best field day ever. See posters for full details. Proceeds in aid of the new Parish Centre. Admission €10 - Children free.

Enquiries to Pat Reilly 086 8855189 or Campbell Gibson 086 8545378.


A new computer skills class is starting in Granard Branch Library on Wednesday 15 June. This course will cover Uploading photos; file management; internet banking; Motor Tax; Skype; Touch-Typing; Word and Excel 2007;Facebook; Twitter and first time introduction to a computer. There is a charge of €50.00 and the course will run for ten weeks. Contact Yvonne at 0876155965 or Granard Branch Library 0436686164 for more information.


Numbers drawn 7 14 21 28. There was no outright winner. Congratulations to the following winners of €30 each. Audrey Scally c/o Andrew Gettings Lisryan. Petie Columb, Carragh; Paddy Clarke, Coolarty and Marion Murray Water Lane Granard. Yearly Ticket draw €300 Hughie Reilly Ballymore Granard. €100 Patsy Martin / TP Smith and €100 Petie Columb.


Evening competitions take place on Wednesdays at 7.00pm sharp and everyone is welcome. Anybody who would require coaching lessons can contact Roy Burke on 087-6636838 these are free of charge. Pitch and Putt is a sport that can be played and enjoyed by people of all ages. For further details contact Raymond Fay at 087-7747848; Patrick McGuire at 087-6613384 or Roy Burke.


The Members Draw was held on Saturday last 28 May in the Credit Union. Congratulations to the following winners: €10,000 Philip Reilly, Carrigan Ballinagh. €500 each to John Walsh, Ballinaccross, Granard. Laurence Maguire, Abbeylara. Padraig McEntee Woodlands Arva and Frank Dolan, Lisryan. Junior Draw: First Prize of a Bicycle went to Shauna McCabe Aughnacliffe. €50 to each of the following Brendan Creegan Kilfintan and Joseph Carrick Gowna. New Member went to Ella Kane Tullygullion. On Line Draw 1. Mary Lynch Aughnagarron and 2. Patrick Maguire. Denniston Park Granard. Granard Credit Union wishes to thank all their members who joined in their 30th birthday celebrations.


The VTOS Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme is currently taking bookings. If you are aged 21 or over and either you or you spouse have been in receipt of welfare payments you have been signing for credits or you are a lone parent If son you could join the VTOS Programme and receive training Free of Charge to those who are eligible. If interested and for further details contact the Adult Education Office Co. Longford VEC Battery Road Longford. Phone 043-3345474 immediately. This is an excellent course for people who are unemployed and who wish to retrain in order to return to the workforce.


Congratulations to Cliadhna Sheridan Granard and Brian Gibson Edgeworthstown who were married recently in Italy. We wish them every success and happiness for the future.


Sympathy is extended to Marie Dalton and family Dalystown Granard on the death of her sister Nuala Brady Ballinagh last week. May she rest in peace.

Sympathy is extended to Dympna Kiernan and family Leitrim Coolarty on the death of her father Patrick Brady Edenmore Ballinamuck who died last week end Burial took place on Sunday. May he rest in peace.


Bake Sale: Please support this fund raiser which is being organised by our young women’s group. They will appreciate donations of home baking and purchases on the day. It will be held on Sunday 19June from 10 pm – 1pm in Lus na Gréine.

Students: The Centre wishes you all the best of luck in your forthcoming exams. Please feel free to drop into the Centre if you feel like chilling out during those hectic days where there is always a welcome.


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