Granard Tourism Project: The next public meeting of the group working on this project will be held on Thursday March 7th at 8pm in the Community Centre, Barrack. Much work has been done to date, but much remains to be done. Our monthly draw will also take place on the night. We welcome everyone to attend and as our feasibility study is still on-going we welcome ideas for the project. So please come along. This project is for the community and by the community.
MOBILE PHONES WANTED: Bunlahy N.S. are a collection point for old mobile phones, proceeds of which will be used to fund lifesaving Defibrillators in the local region. If you have old mobile phones why not drop them in to us and let’s put them to good use.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL: The Granard branch of St.Vincent de Paul are now accepting clothes for sale in their shop which will open on Market Street, Granard in the coming weeks. Anyone with clothes for donation to the branch or wanting to contact this great service can do so by calling 0851503985 in confidence.
PARISH MISSION: A week long mission will commence in St. Mary’s in Granard on Saturday, March 16th next and all are welcome to attend.
SYMPATHY: Sincere and deepest sympathy is extended to the McNerney family, Carrickadorish, on the sudden death of Leo which occurred last week. May he rest in peace.
CLOTHES COLLECTION: A clothes collection will be held at St. Patrick’s school Muckerstaff, (Killeen) on Monday, March 11th and bags should be left at the school on that day only. Please do not leave bags before this date.
Fun Day: On Saturday 9th March, Ballymore Ladies football club will host a fun day including registration for the coming year for all girls aged 8 and upwards in Ballymore pitch at 1.30pm (1.30pm to 3.00pm). Bring a friend, come along and join in the fun!
ENGAGEMENT: Congratulations to Tara Burke, daughter of John and Nell, Rathbracken, and Philip Duffy, Edgeworthstown, who announced their engagement recently. We wish you the very best with your future plans.
Easter Festival: Plans are now at an advanced stage for the Easter Festival on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st March. The festival kicks off on Saturday afternoon at 3pm with a gruelling 5K Run which starts at Kiernan Milling! Entry is 10 per adult and 5 for U16 participants. Prizes are as follows 1st 200, 2nd 100 and 3rd 50. There will be a special prize of 50 for the first U16 competitor across the finish line. If you wish to participate call Patrick on 043 6687935. Later in the evening at 4.30, the Novelty Tug-O-War will take place on Main Street. All businesses in the area are invited to enter a team of 7 people. The cost is 20 per team. If your business or organisation would like to enter a team please contact Barry on 087 7625698. On Sunday from 1pm onwards, there will be lots of fabulousentertainment for children and adults including fire eating, stilt walking and unicyclist from Corvenieos Entertainment. The crowd are in for a very special treat with the appearance of the “Trialstar Team” - the very best of mototcycle arena trials specialists performing amazing feats of bravery. The parade is expected to pass through Main St. at 2pm. Many floats have entered, but there is still time to join up if you wish to do so call Patrick on 043 6687935. There will be an Artisan Food & Craft Fare boasting an array of home baking including cheese, meats, boxty, jams, apple pies,crepes and confectionary so all palettes will be catered for. After the parade Shindig – formerly known as the Merchant Archers, will take to the stage followed by popular local group Paper Planes! As it is Easter Sunday there’ll be lots of Easter Eggs to give away!! Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy the fun! With such a variety of live entertainment there is something for everyone at the Easter Festival in Granard!