The newly refurbished Department of Social Protection Local Office in Granard has reopened to the public again. Staff attend there on Monday mornings. Hours of opening are from 10.00am to 12 noon. It is great to see the facility open again saving clients having to travel to the head offices on Ballinalee Road Longford.
The Market resumes on this Friday, 17 January at Upper Main Street, next door to Granard Post Office. Trading commences at 8.30am. until 11.00am. Looking forward to seeing all our customers again for 2014.
The John Dungan Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann would like to remind all their members that membership fees are due by 18 January 2014. Family fee €20.00. Juniors €6.00. O-18 single €12.00. New members welcome. Music lessons are available and there are monthly music sessions on around the county. Contact Helen on 087 9816012 or Kate on 086-8350148 for further information.
St. Mary’s GA.A.
The AGM of St. Mary’s Club is due to take place on this Saturday 18 January. It is hoped to have more new people to come on board for the coming year as it takes a lot of voluntary work and efforts to run a club. A full attendance is requested.
Enrolment night for First Year Students for September will take place in Ardscoil Phadraig Granard on Monday 20 January from 6 - 8 pm.
Spirit of Mercy Award
Congratulations to Bernice Masterson Rinchoolagh Granard who was the main recipient of the 2013 Spirit of Mercy award in Cnoc Mhuire Secondary School Granard. Others who received certificates of merit were Jonathan English; Laura Callaghan; Siobhan Hynes and Danielle Kane. The award is based on core values of care and concern in school, home and community.
Prayer Meetings are held every Monday night at Rath Mhuire Resource Centre commencing at 8.30pm.
Legion of Mary
Meetings are now held in the Community Centre every Thursday night at 8.30pm. This is a special time of prayer to Our Lady. If you wish to join the Legion you are welcome to come to any of the meetings.
Bunlahy Area Action Group
The group would like to thank all who supported our play in the Community Center Granard on 8 November, 2013 which was a great success for our group. A special word of thanks to our sponsors of the raffle prizes: Creegan’s Pub, Roger Stakem Crash Repairs Ballinalee/Bunlahy. Dave Connell Van Hire/Limo Hire Ballinalee, Joan’s Family Butcher Aughakilmore (Sullivan/Gannon) Tesco (Karen Stakem), Kellegher’s Restaurant, Longford, Ward’s Pharmacy, Longford, Boot’s Longford, Loughrey’s Pharmacy, Longford, Corcoran’s Pharmacy, Longford, M & A Couriers, Longford (Carmel Teacher Bunlahy), Cllr. Micheal Carrigy, Cllr. P J Reilly. Once again thanks to all that helped out on the night and who sold tickets. By all accounts the night was enjoyed by all.
A Community Diary for 2014 is now available at Granard Area Action Group Information Office Main Street Granard. It is hoped that groups or individuals in the area can log events so as to avoid duplication. If unable to get into office please phone 043-6686922 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org and the staff there will assist in registering events.
The service has resumed for 2014 at the offices of Granard Area Action Group each Thursday morning from 10.30am to 12.30pm. If you require information on any aspects of your rights please call in and the information officer will deal confidentially with your query. The service is free to all.
Is Ireland’s only confidential listening service for older people provided by older volunteers is open 365 days of the year. The helpline is open every day from 10.00am to 10.00pm. Don’t be alone. Call Senior Helpline LoCall 1850 440 444. No call costs more than 30 cent.
Bingo continues each Wednesday night in the Community Centre Barrack Street Granard at 8.45pm. Proceeds to St. Mary’s GAA and Abbeylara GFC. Your continued support is appreciated. Jackpot this week is €13,900.
The Library continues to operate each Friday at Rath Mhuire Resource Centre Barrack Street Granard from 10.00am to 5.00pm. For further information please phone 087 6151028 on Fridays.
Granard Happy Heart Walking Club have resumed their meetings on Saturday mornings at Higginstown Sports Complex meeting at 10.15am. New members welcome. Happy Walking for 2014.
“New 2U” shop at Market Street Granard is open every Friday 10.00am to 5.00pm. On Saturday from 11.00am to 5.00pm and the first Tuesday of every month from 10.00am to 5.30pm. Contact No. 085-1503985.
Congratulations to Annette (Kearney) O’Hanlon and her husband Gary on the birth of the baby girl, Cory on 31 December in Cavan Hospital. Congratulations also to proud grandparents Michael and Bernie Kearney, Ballygilchrist, Granard.
Whist resumed at the Community Centre on Sunday, 12 January 2014. The following are the results: First Lady Vera Leahy. Second Lady Mary Cahill. Third Lady Browne. First Gent Gerry Leavy. Second Gent Jimmy Cahill. Third Gent Eddie Brady. Half Game Lady Kathleen Kerr. Half Game Gent Val Goldrick. Raffle: Kathleen Kerr and Breege Cauldwell.