Ballinalee

Bingo

Bingo

Monster bingo this Sunday in Newtownforbes at 3pm. Jackpot 2500 euro.

Lotto

Numbers 12, 17, 28, 29. 3 X 20 euro Lizzie Tully, Corlinan; Aidan Shaughnessy, Lettergunnell and Maureen Manicle, c/o Kiosk Longford. Sellers prize: Micheal Carrigy. Jackpot 8,100 euro. Draw in Rawles for month of November at 9.30pm each Monday night. Yearly tickets for 2014 are available now for 100 euro. This also includes club membership and you are included in a confined All Ireland ticket draw. Contact Michael O’Sullivan or Micheal Carrigy.

Christmas Fare

A Christmas Fare will be held on Sat next Nov 9th 12- 1pm in Currycahill. Lots of local food and crafts. Contact Isla Duffy for details or check out facebook. Tea and coffee served on the day.

Santa

The hall committee have penciled in Sunday December 1st for Santa’s visit to the village. More details next week.

Collectors

Many thanks to all who supported the collection for the Irish Wheelchair Association on Friday last.

Country Markets

Patrons of the Country Markets in Granard are asked to please take note that the market has moved from the CC and will now be held in Gerry Kiernan’s premises in Upper Main St, beside Kiernan butchers, starting this Friday November 8th. The market starts at 8.30am until 11am.

Ashe Hall

25 euro insulation boards are still available towards the refurbishment works in the parish hall. Contact any member of the hall committee.

Marathon

Well done to Eamon McEvoy and Paul Glennon who completed the Dublin City Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday last in aid of the local underage coaching.

The Quare Land

The acclaimed play takes place in Granard CC this Friday at 8pm in aid of the Bunlahy Area Action Group. Contact David 087 7970464 or Mary 087 996436 for tickets.

Playground

Just to let people know work will commence on the playground in the village in the next couple of weeks. Contracts have been signed and the majority of the funding has been sourced from the rural development programme. However due to budget constraints the grant toward the playground was capped. I have sourced a large percentage of the local shortfall with funds from the previous Amenity Group, the 50% of the 2012 parish dance and grants from Longford county council. Contact myself if you wish to help with the shortfall 087 2915072.

Deepest sympathy

Deepest sympathy to Jenny and the family and friends of John McGlynn, Lisameen, who passed away suddenly on the Bank Holiday weekend. RIP.

Deepest sympathy

Deepest sympathy to Josephine McGrath and family, Castlebrack, on the death of her uncle, Paddy Tighe recently RIP.

Community games

Starting Friday night next from 7-8pm, children are invited to attend training in the Thomas Ashe Hall for this years competitions, Art U8, 10, 12, 14, 16, Draughts U10, 12, Model making U10, 12, 14, 16. Cost 2 euro per child or 3 euro per family.

November

I have volunteered to take part in the now annual November no shave fundraiser. I am hoping to raise funds for organisations who have helped a number of children in our community. Max Wenman, Soran has been attending Our Ladys Hospital for Sick Children Crumlin and recently got the all clear from cancer and Michael Murphy, Soran who has been attending Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Sponsorship cards will be available locally and we will have Shave off night on Saturday 30th November. Anybody wishing to participate or help please contact myself.

Convention

The Fine Gael convention for next year’s local election takes place in the Ashe Hall on Sunday next at 4.30pm. I have put my name forward to contest these elections. Please God I will be successful in my bid to represent you for another five years.