Bunlahy & District

SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is extended to Bridie Dolan and family Killeen on the death of her brother Martin McDonagh which occurred following an illness recently. The late Martin was laid to rest in Galway on Sunday last.We also extend our sympathy to the wife and daughters and family of the late Detective Garda John Murren Carra who was laid to rest in Edgeworthstown following Mass in St. Mary’s in Granard on Tuesday last. May they rest in peace.

SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is extended to Bridie Dolan and family Killeen on the death of her brother Martin McDonagh which occurred following an illness recently. The late Martin was laid to rest in Galway on Sunday last.We also extend our sympathy to the wife and daughters and family of the late Detective Garda John Murren Carra who was laid to rest in Edgeworthstown following Mass in St. Mary’s in Granard on Tuesday last. May they rest in peace.

THANKS: Bunlahy Area Action Group would like to thank all who supported their play in the community center in Granard which was a great success for the group. A special word of thanks to the sponsors for the raffle prizes, Creegan’s Pub, Roger Stakem Crash repairs Ballinalee and Bunlahy, Tesco, Connacht Gold, Roger and Karen Stakem,Baxter’s Pharmacy, Cllr.PJ Reilly, McElvaney’s, Boot’s, Super Value Granard. Thanks to all who helped on the night and all who sold the tickets. A great night was had by all.

THANKS: The organisers of the church gate collection for Cystic Fibrosis which was held in Granard last weekend wish to sincerely thank all who contributed so generously and made it a great success.A total of 595 euro and 66 cent has been forwarded to Cystic Fibrosis. Special thanks to all who helped take up the collection.

STATIC CYCLE: On this Saturday morning May 4th a very special event will be held in Granard when a group of cyclists will take part in a Static Cycle starting at 9-00am. The cycle is from Granard to lourdes which is a total of 1500 km and this is to launch the 3rd annual cycle to Croagh Patrick which will be held on June 1st next in aid of the Granard Lourdes invalid fund. Also on Saturday night May 4th a Fancy Dress Party will be held in John V’S so a great day’s entertainment is promised. The organizers would appreciate any help you will be able to give with this event. Any enquiries contact Jimmy Brady 0878875227.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: The Granard branch have their shop New To U, open on Market Street every Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 6-00 pm and the branch can be contacted on 0851503985.

NEWS ITEMS: Items of news for the Bunlahy notes can be emailed to bunlahynotes5@gmail.com or by calling 0876612963 or 0436686385 before 7-00pm on Sunday evening.

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS: We extend good wishes to Jane Condron who celebrated her 18th birthday on Saturday night last with a great party for family and friends in McElvaney’s Coolarty. A great night was had by all with good music and lovely refreshments served. We hope you have many more celebrations Jane.

SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is extended to the son,daughters and extended family of Ann Byrne Barrack Street who passed to her eternal reward on Tuesday evening last following an illness.Ann was laid to rest in her native Drumshambo following Mass in St. Mary’s in Granard on Thursday last. Having lived in Granard for the past twenty four years Ann and her late husband Tommy had made many friends who will miss her for a long time to come. May she rest in peace.

Ballymore GAA club: The club will hold their monthly draw in McElvaney’s Coolarty on this Friday night at 10-30pm and all are welcome to attend.

GRANARD MOTTE COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE – Local Tourism Project: Our next public meeting takes place on Tuesday next, May 7th. at 8pm in the community centre Barrack St. This is a very important meeting as Mr Bill Thorne of Exodea Consultants will present a draft copy of our Feasibility Study to the meeting. The study is due for completion by the end of May so now is the time to give your opinion. Everyone is invited to come along and hear what is being proposed and give their comments. Our monthly draw for April will also be held at the meeting.