Flu Vaccine: “10 days of headaches, fever and muscle pain or a 10 second flu shot”? The influenza vaccine is recommended for those who are aged 65 years and older and to younger people in particular “at risk” groups i.e. diabetes; asthma or other chronic lung, heart, kidney or liver disease or disorders of the brain spinal cord and nerves. The seasonal flu vaccine is provided free of charge to all the above. Contact your local Health Centre for details or www.immunisation.ie
Rath Mhuire & Dolmen Services: Rath Mhuire Resource Centre – Barrack St. Granard. Phone – 043 – 6686309. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Rath Mhuire Resource Centre Events for the coming months include Tai Chi classes and sessions – a gentle exercise programme suitable for all ages. This year has a rather unique date in December, the 12/12/12 , we are planning to mark this day with some special activity regarding the people, work and the place of Granard, more details in the coming weeks. If you are interested in any of these activities or projects please contact Jackie or Lucy at 043-6686309.
Moatsiders Active Age Club: Next meeting will be held on this Thursday 11October in Rath Mhuire Resource Centre at 2.30pm and we will be doing some yoga. Last week a number of the group joined the residents in Laurel Lodge to celebrate Positive Ageing Week, for an afternoon of games, chat and good fun and it was a great experience, enjoyed by all. Our club is a very active throughout the year and is a great place to meet and socialise, new members are always made very welcome. Contact Jackie at 043-6686309.
Men’s Social Club: Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday October 9th at 12 noon in Rath Mhuire Resource Centre. Our club provides members with a forum for socialising, acquiring information, and a range of interesting activities. If you are interest in lively company, good food and lots of chat – contact Lucy at 0436686309. Transport can be arranged. Dolmen Centre – Aughnacliffe. Dolmen Fáilte Club (Active Age Group). Next meeting is on Tuesday 16 October at 2pm. Dolmen Daycare Services. Next Meeting is on Wednesday 17 October at12 noon. North Longford Men’s Group - Next meeting is on Friday 12 October at 12 noon. New members and participants are always made very welcome to any of the clubs or activities – contact Jackie or Lucy at 043-6686309.
St. Christopher’s: A fundraiser in aid of St Christopher’s and Longford Centre of Independent Living at Bawn Holistic Centre Mullinalaghta on Sunday 14 October commencing at 10.30am to 5pm. Come along and enjoy a relaxing Reflexology treatment by donation. For more info www.bawnholistic.com or phone Pauline 086 3784747.
Historical Society: The AGM of Co. Longford Historical Society will take place in the Longford Arms Hotel on Thursday 18 October at 8.00pm. This is an earlier date than usual and members are encouraged to attend. Proceedings will not be prolonged and refreshment will be served.
G.A.A.: Congratulations to neighbours Mullahoran captained by Dermot Sheridan who defeated Kingscourt in the Cavan Senior Co. Final on Sunday last at Kingspan Breffni Park Dermot is a cousin of Brian Sheridan the captain of St. Mary’s Granard who won the Co. Longford Intermediate final last week. Well done to all concerned.
Northern Gaels: Congratulations to the young footballers of Abbeylara and Mullinalaghta on winning the u.16 Championship and the u.16 Special League recently. Well done to all the panel of players and management and mentors.
Defibrillators: A group has been formed to raise funds to secure defibrillators for the Granard Area. Currently the group are collecting unwanted/used mobile phones. There are collection boxes in various places around town including Granard Area Action Group Office Main Street. Please bring along your old phones and deposit it in these boxes.
Concert Tour: Comhaltas Concert takes place at the Backstage Theatre Longford on Monday 15 October commencing at 8.00pm. Tickets are €10.00 each and are available from Kate McKenna at 086-8350148. Congratulations to Elaine Reilly Ballymore Granard daughter of Hughie and Helen who is among the musicians on the concert tour of Ireland from 14 to 27 October.
Citizens Information: An information officer from Co. Longford Citizens Centre will be in attendance at the Granard Area Action Group Information Office Main Street Granard each Thursday from 10.30am to 12.30pm. This service is free and confidential. For further information on the service phone Lo-call 0761075890.
MABS: If you are in difficulty with money problems a Money Advice and Budgeting officer will meet by appointment at Granard Area Action Group Information Office each Monday morning. For information on this service phone Lo call 0761072640.
Library News: Granard Branch Library Book Club is on Wednesday 24 October at 11.00am. New members always welcome.
15Km Challenge: The Gallant 15km Challenge in aid of St Christopher’s Hospice takes place Saturday 27 October. Main sponsor is MacManus Pharmacy. People can either walk, run or cycle the 15km from Cavan to Cornafean or choose the smaller course of Ballinagh to Cavan. Sponsorship cards are available from St Christopher’s Hospice, any of the MacManus Pharmacies, Ciaran Weir, Padraig Cosgrove, Willie Hughes, or Crossdoney Foodstore.
AG Bingo: Bingo continues each Wednesday night at the Community Centre Granard commencing at 8.45pm. Proceeds to St. Mary’s GFC and Abbeylara GFC. Your continued support is appreciated.
Wedding: Congratulations Ann Marie Reilly formerly of Carragh Granard and Ben Hopkins Tallaght Dublin who were married in St. Bernard’s Church Abbeylara on Friday 28 September. A reception for family and friends followed in Hotel Kilmore Cavan. We wish them well for the future in their home in Kilbride Abbeylara. Ann Marie is a popular member of staff at Granard Community Childcare Facility The Hill Granard.
Recent Birth: Congratulations to Mary Flynn formerly of Ballyboy Abbeylara and Keith Tighe Rathowen on the birth of their second daughter recently. Congratulations also to proud grandparents Johnny and Aine Flynn Ballyboy.
Social Dancing Class: Classes continue in the Town Hall Market St. Granard on Thursday evenings Waltz Jive Quick Step etc. No partner needed. 8pm to 10.00pm €12 at the door or €60 for 6 nights classes. Eamon Cunnis five times Ireland champion will demonstrate these classes. For further information phone 085 8712187.