IRISH NIGHT: On Friday night last, Bunlahy Area Project committee hosted an Irish night in Creegan’s and a great crowd of musicians entertained the big crowd in attendance. MC on the night was David Reynolds and he had the show running like clockwork and indeed he proved to be a great entertainer himself with his great wit and jokes and the odd tune on the accordian and song. The musicians all gave of their best from the youngest to the oldest and a great night was enjoyed by all. Young James Goldrick from Kilnaleck really did steal the show with his singing of old irish ballads like Galway Bay and Raglan Road to name but afew. This young man has a great talent and we hope that like Mick Flavin who started in Bunlahy many years ago, James will get a break real soon.The committee wishes to thank all who supported the event in any way.
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS: We extend birthday greetings to Pat Sexton, Molly who celebrated a special birthday recently. Pat was on stage in Bunlahy on Friday night last and proved to be very popular with his great singing.We wish you many more great birthday celebrations Pat.
COUNTRY MARKETS: Granard Country Markets is pitching its tent again this year at the Longford Show on Saturday, July 23 next. Members are donating a great healthy hamper of homemade produce which will be raffled off at the show and all proceeds are in aid of St.Christopher’s Service in Longford. Tickets for same will be on sale at the market in Granard this Friday morning and at the show on Saturday. The draw will be held at 5pm on Saturday. Tickets cost €1 each and your support will be appreciated.
BRODBAND: This is a reminder to anybody who cannot obtain a broadband service from any provider. You can apply for the rural broadband scheme before July, 29. Contact Michael Carrigy , Ballinalee for an application form or if you have any complaint with regard to your existing service.
CEMETERY SUNDAY: Cemetery Sunday will be celebrated at the new cemetery in Granardkille on Sunday July 31, next with Mass at 12:30 pm and in the old cemetery on Sunday, August 7 with Mass at 11:30am. A general clean up will take place on Saturday, July 30 and all help will be appreciated. Plot owners are asked to please take away all waste. Please assemble from the town side and disperce by way of Browne’s Cross and Ferriskil on the day of the ceremonies.
CROAGH PATRICK: The annual pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick takes place on Sunday July, 31. A bus will leave Granard at 5am via Ballinalee at 5:15am. Next stop, Newtownforbes at 5:30am and Catherdral car park 5:40am. Please book with Kitty on (086) 0405621 or Peter on (087) 6613510.
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CLONFIN: A meeting of the Clonfin Committee will be held in Lus Na Greine Granard on Wednesday July 27 at 8pm. All members are requested to attend.
GAA NEWS: Ballymore traveled to Edgeworthstown on Saturday evening last to meet Legan in the first round of the intermediate championship and while there was no great display of football the game ended in a draw which was probably the fairest result given the terrible weather conditions thar prevailed.