Open Night
Cnoc Mhuire Secondary School Granard are holding their Open Night and Enrolment for September 2014 on Thursday the 28 November at 7pm. All parents and sixth class pupils are cordially invited to attend.

Open Night
Cnoc Mhuire Secondary School Granard are holding their Open Night and Enrolment for September 2014 on Thursday the 28 November at 7pm. All parents and sixth class pupils are cordially invited to attend.

Musical Comedy

Cnoc Mhuire Secondary School proudly presents HONK a musical comedy based on the story of the Ugly Duckling on 17 to 19 December in Cnoc Mhuire Sports Hall commencing at 7.30pm. For further information visit Tickets: €10.00 for bookings phone 0436686231 or 0858409506.

Show Society

The annual church gate collection in aid of Granard Agricultural Show Society will be held on Saturday 30 November and Sunday 31 November at all Masses in Granard. Your support will be greatly appreciated.


Granard ICA guild are holding their monthly meeting on 5 December at 8.00pm in the Credit Union meeting room. The committee will host the Christmas Supper. All members are requested to attend and new ones very welcome.

Tragic Accident

The death of Bridie O’Hara Ballinacross Granard and formerly of Aughamore occurred following a tragic accident on Sunday night at Lisnagrish on the Edgeworthstown / Mullingar road shortly before 8pm. Predeceased by her husband Stephen sympathy is extended to her family relatives and friends. May she rest in peace. Bridie was a keen gardener and was chairperson of Granard Garden Club but due to her tragic death the meeting on Monday 25 November was cancelled as a mark of respect.


The Mulligan Sisters will perform Operatic and Sacred Arias along with Musical Theatre favourites in concert at the Church of St. Camillus Killucan Co. Westmeath on Saturday 30 November at 8.00p.m sharp. Tickets €10 available at the door.

Credit Union Ltd.

Special Christmas Loans are now available. Borrow up to €2,000 at a very attractive rate.

Why not let us worry about your financial needs this Christmas? Call in to our office and chat to a member of staff for further details. Office opening hours Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am -5.00pm.

Country Markets

Patrons of the Country Markets in Granard are asked to take note that the market now takes place in the premises between the Post Office and Kiernan’s Butchers. The market starts at 8.30am and continues until 11.00 am. We look forward to your continued support.


The following are the results of Granard GAA glotto results. Numbers drawn 8-9-15-23

There was no outright winner. Congratulations to the following winners of €25 each.

Paschal Masterson Ballymorris. Dympna Murphy Lisryan. Ciara Macken, Rathcronan and Michael and Rose Gettings.


Bingo continues each Wednesday night in the Community Centre Granard at 8.45pm. This week’s Jackpot is €13,100. Sincere thanks to everyone who supports this fundraising activity. Proceeds go to Abbeylara and St. Mary’s G.F.C.

Walking Club

Granard Happy Heart Walking club continues to meet every Saturday morning meeting at Higginstown Sports Complex at 10.15am. New members welcome. Application forms available from Lus na Greine reception or from any member. See you Saturday!


The annual Senior Citizen’s party for the Granard /Abbeylara and Mullinalaghta areas will be held in Lus Na Greine on Sunday 1st December at 1.00 pm and all our senior citizens are invited to attend. This promises to be a great party with plenty of music song and dance and a beautiful Christmas dinner for all. If anyone would like to be associated with the party by giving a prize for the free raffle or a cash donation to help with covering expenses you can do so by calling to the centre or by contacting any committee member. Please keep 1st December free.


Adult Badminton takes place each Monday night commencing at 8pm in the Canon Kelly Community Sports Hall at Ardscoil Phadraig Granard. There are 4 Playing Courts and

Rackets and Shuttles are provided. For further information contact William at 086-8226523.

SVP Shop

“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.

Rath Mhuire & Dolmen Services.

Rath Mhuire Resource Centre – Barrack St. Granard. Phone – 043 – 6686309. Sale of Work

We will be having a Sale of Work on Friday 6th December in the Community Centre, starting at 9.00am. There will be a large range of items for sale and we already have collected many new and unused quality products, so this would be the ideal opportunity to get that present for a great price. All proceeds from the sale will go to Rath Mhuire & Dolmen Services and we look forward to your support. Moatsiders Active Age

At our last meeting on Thursday 14 November we had our annual Mass for deceased members thank you to Fr. Simon Cadam, Sr. Maeve and members of the Granard Choir for their support on this very important and special time for all of us. Our next date is our Christmas outing on Thursday 28 November, travelling for dinner to the Black Olive Restaurant in Longford followed by a trip to the Backstage Theatre. We will be meeting at Rath Mhuire Centre at 2.45 sharp. For any information contact Jackie. 043-6686309.

Granard Men’s Social Club - Our next meeting is on Tuesday 3 December at 12noon in Rath Mhuire Centre. The group is growing all the time and is a great social outlet with lots of good fun and activities and we welcome our recent new members and look forward to many more joining us. For further information contact Lucy @ 043-6686309. Transport available. Dolmen Centre Aughnacliffe - All Dolmen clubs will be getting together with our local school children and their teacher Aideen Mulligan for Christmas Carols in Colmcille Church on Tuesday 26 November at 12 noon. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Dolmen Centre. Our Christmas party is on 10 December at 2.00pm in Grey’s with plenty of music and dancing. For further information contact Jackie or Lucy at 043-6686309. Transport available on request.

Granard Library

The Library is operating from Rath Mhuire Resource Centre every Friday from 10.00am - 5pm. For further information on Library Services contact 087-6151028.


Results from Sunday 24 November at the Community Centre Granard. First Lady Annie Egginton. Second Lady Mary Masterson. Third Lady Una Dooney. First Gent James Reilly. Second Gent Sean Flood. Third Gent Peter Gregg. Half Game Lady Michael Browne. Half Game Gent Edward Dooney. Raffle Seamus Keoghan. Jimmy Cahill and Breege Cauldwell.

Pop Up Community Shop

Beside ‘Abbey Crafts’ Main Street opening Friday 29 November at 10am. Bag a bargain for Christmas. We are accepting clothing, bric a brac, books, gift items etc. for our annual sale leading up to Christmas. Items can be left in to the centre or shop. We deeply appreciate your support.