Granard Celtic F.C

Granard Celtic F.C

Granard Celtic F.C would like to thank the following who took part and supported our 5K Fun Run which took place on Saturday last, 21 June, the management of Granard Community Centre for the use of their premises, Supervalu, Granard; Gardai, Gerry Ellis (Fresh Today), the Stewards, Granard Area Action Group and the Community Employment participants. Your support was very much appreciated.

St. Christopher’s Services

Granard Branch of St. Christopher’s Services are most grateful to everyone who supported their annual sponsored walk on Palm Sunday - €2,340 and for the annual church gate collection at Abbeylara €300.

Granard Visitor Centre Project

Congratulations to the following winners of our monthly draw for May – 1st Fiona Macken, Panache Beauty Salon, Main St. 2nd Anette Kearney-O’Hanlon, Ballygilchrist. 3rd. Paul McGivney, Leitrim, Coolarty. 4th Patricia and Michelle McGauran, Toneywarden. 5th Bernadette Kelly, 14, Tromra Road, Granard. Our next public meeting and monthly draw will take place in the Community Centre on Tuesday next, July 1st at 9pm. All are welcome.

Tidy Towns

Granard Tidy Towns in conjunction with Longford Co. Council will provide Grant Aid for those wishing to paint their premises in Granard Town Centre. Interested parties, please apply in writing to the Secretary Granard Tidy Towns, c/o Granard Post Office by Friday, the 4 July 2014.

Rath Mhuire & Dolmen Services

It was with great shock and sadness that we learned of the untimely passing of Sean Callaghan, beloved husband of Lucy and devoted father to Jackie, Laura and Ronan, our most heartfelt sympathies goes to them and all his extended family. Sean was a wonderful family man and a deeply caring and gifted man. He was a great friend to us all at Rath Mhuire & Dolmen helping us out and supporting us in so many ways and on so many occasions. He will be sadly missed. RIP.

Greville Golf Society

A champagne display from Leon Fagan of 45pts wasn’t enough to win back the Tom Walsh memorial trophy. With a few Greville stars missing on the day, optimism remains high for 2015! First overall: Leon Fagan; Overall Society: Hit and Miss - 353pts, Greville - 345pts.  Overall Greville: 1st - Hugh Duffy; 2nd - Brendan Kiernan; 3rd - Martin Sheridan. Over-all Hit and Miss: 1st - Danny Donohoe; 2nd Gerry Donohoe, 3rd John Keogh. Longest Drive: Joe Mulligan (H&M); Nearest Pin: Danny Donohoe (H&M). Next outing is on this Saturday, 28 June. County Bridge challenge v Mullahoran. Tee-off at 10.45am.


A reminder to all primary schools regarding Primary Schools competition for Granard Agricultural Show to take place on19 July. Entry form only to come back, please not the entries themselves. Any enquires please contact Rosemary on 0436686164 or email

Credit Union

Special car and holiday loans are now available at very attractive rates. Please call and collect a leaflet from the Credit Union office and gain entry into a free draw after returning completed form. Hours of business are Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am-5.00pm.


Congratulations to Liz Brady; Frances Monahan and Anne Columb who represented Granard ICA at the recent Pitch and Putt competition in Ballinalee. The team came 3rd in the competition and Liz Brady qualified to represent Longford Federation at the All Ireland final in An Grianan in September. Congratulations to Teresa Dooner, Longford Town Guild who won the Brown baking competition in Kenagh on Monday night last. Teresa goes forward to the regional final to take place in An Grianan on 14 August next. Well done to all the ladies who entered. The annual Gardening competition is now open for entries. Please note the Flower Garden is confined to ICA members and the vegetable Garden is open to all and there is also a children’s vegetable patch. Entries and enquiries to Angela on 086-1687372.


Bingo continues each Wednesday night in the Community Centre, Barrack Street, Granard at 8.45pm. Proceeds go to St. Mary’s GAA and Abbeylara GFC. Your continued support is much appreciated. Jackpot this week is €16,200.

New 2 U

The SVP Shop situated at Market Street, Granard is open each Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturday 11.00am to 5pm. The shop is also open on the first Tuesday of the month from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Bargains galore with something for everyone.

Rural Transport

Anyone wishing to travel on the Rural Transport buses please contact Seamus Lee at the transport office at LCRL on 043-3345555 or local provider John Maguire at 043-6686180 / Mobile 087-6213526. Single fares are €3.00 and return fare is €5.00. Free Travel Pass holders travel free and the service is open to everyone young and not so young!


Bunlahy Area Action Group will host a barbeque at Creegan’s Pub Bunlahy on Sunday 29 June from 5.30pm. Entertainment from Rhythm and Sticks as part of Creegan’s Sunday sessions. All monies raised are for the purchase of defibrillators for the area. Your support will be greatly appreciated. 

Living Links

Living Links Cavan is holding an Ecumenical Service of Remembrance for family and friends bereaved by suicide on Sunday, 29 June 2014, at 3.00 pm in St. Brigid’s Church, Killeshandra. Death by suicide is a tragedy for everyone concerned. The grief and sense of loss experienced can be overwhelming.

Happy Hearts Walking Club

Walking continues as usual every Monday evening meeting at Higginstown Sports Complex at 7pm. A new route every Monday.  New members welcome, young and old. 

Pitch and Putt

Competitions continue on Wednesday evenings for all members – adults and juveniles. New beginners at 7.00pm. These competitions will continue for the rest of the Summer months - weather permitting. Anybody who would like coaching lessons which are free can contact Roy Burke on 087-6636838. Roy is a registered PPUI coach. Anybody who is not a member must pay green fees €5 per day for adults and €2 for Juveniles. For membership details contact Raymond on 087-7747848; Benny at 087-7504522 or Roy at 087-66936838 or any committee member. You can also follow us on Facebook.

Friendly Phone Call Service

The aim of this free confidential service is to provide information on local activities and services available to older people as well as an opportunity for a friendly chat. If you are feeling lonely or isolated and you would like someone to talk to, this is the service for you. The friendly call service can be reached at 043-3349678 Monday – Thursday from 10:00am – 4.00pm.


Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme - are you aged 21 or over and for 6 months wither you or your spouse have been in receipt of Social Welfare Payments; have been signing for credits or you are a lone parent. If so, you could join the VTOS Programme and receive training FREE OF CHARGE. If interested please contact the Adult Education Office, longford Westmeath Education Training Board Battery road Longford. Phone 043-3345474 as soon as possible.

Recent deaths

There was widespread shock and disbelief when news of the sudden and untimely death of Sean Callaghan of Derrycasson and formerly of Edgeworthstown became known on Tuesday afternoon last. His body reposed at the family home on Thursday evening and funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday morning in St. Columba’s Church, Mullinalaghta followed by cremation in Mount Jerome Crematorium Dublin. Sympathy is extended to his beloved wife Lucy, loving children Jackie, Laura and Ronan; sisters; brothers; mother-in-law Lucy Brady and extended family circle. May his gentle and noble soul rest in peace.

The death of Catherine Walsh, nee Mockler, Upper Main Street, Granard occurred peacefully at Beaumont Hospital on Tuesday, 17 June. Predeceased by her husband, Tommy, she is survived by her loving family - sons George, Gerry and Thomas, daughters Emily, Mary, Elizabeth, Margaret and Anne, grandchildren, great grandchildren, her brother and sisters; in- laws relatives and friends. Her body reposed at Our Lady’s Manor Edgeworthstown on Wednesday evening following by removal to her late residence. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday in St. Mary’s Church, Granard, followed by burial in Granardkille Old Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

The death of Julia Halton, (nee Cronogue), Ballinamee, Castlepollard occurred suddenly at Mullingar General Hospital on Monday, 23 June. Her body reposed at the family home with removal to Church of The Immaculate Conception, Coole on Wednesday. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday followed by burial in Whitehall Cemetery. May she rest in peace. Sympathy is extended to her son John; daughters Mary, Jane and Gertie Sheridan, Abbeylara; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters Bella Coyle and Kathleen Murphy; brothers Tommy, Johnny and Michael; sons-in-law nieces; nephews and extended family circle. May she rest peace.

The death of Teresa Sullivan, Cartron Bay, Sligo occurred on Wednesday, 18 June, Sympathy is extended to her son, Kevin Sullivan, Toneen, Granard and the extended Sullivan family. May they rest in peace.

Women’s Network

Cavan Women’s Network Summer School ‘Fair Deal for Women’, Wednesday, 16 July 9.30am – 5.30pm and Thursday, 17 July 9.30am - 2pm.  Something for the mind, body and spirit. Inspiring speakers, workshops, discussion groups. Join us in Castle Saunderson International Scout Centre. Register @ call Veronica @ 0834351742 or Marion @ 046 9245580 for further details.

Street Parish Park

The annual Vintage Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday, 12 and 13 July 2014 at Kilmore, Streete, Co. Westmeath. For further information contact Brian Nerney at 086-8433355 or email Full details next week.