Rath Mhuire and Dolmen services have resumed all their group meetings. Proceedings got underway with the Rath Mhuire Men’s Social Club on Tuesday 20th January at 12.30p.m. This is a group of gentlemen who meet every fortnight , have a chat and a meal, organize outings and information talks etc. The members are from all age groups and backgrounds. They are from Granard and surrounding areas. They are always happy to welcome new members. Dolmen Day Care resumes today Wednesday 21st January at 11.30a.m. This is a mixed group of people who meet each fortnight. The meetings take similar format to the men’s group. Transport is provided where possible. Again new members are welcome. Just contact Lucy or Jackie on 043 6686309. Moatsiders will resume on Thursday 29th January at 2.30 p.m. Dolmen Failte Group restarts on Tuesday 27th January at 2.00p.m. Writers group resumes on Monday 26th January at 3.00p.m and continues on the last Monday of every month throughout the year. Again all of these groups are delighted to welcome new members. So if you or a relative would like to join contact 6686309.


It was with regret that the death of Frank Mulligan, Solihull, Birmingham and formerly of Clooneen was received in his native parish. In his early seventies, Frank like many of his generation emigrated to England. There he met his future wife Mary . Over the years Frank and Mary made many visits to Ireland. Of a quiet and friendly disposition he loved to socialize with his neighbours and friends. Our condolences are extended to his wife Mary, son, brothers Johnny, Clooneen. Bill Cork. Peter, Dublin. Eddie and Michael, England. May he rest in peace.

Holy Hour

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with the Rosary takes place in St. Columba’s Church each Thursday evening from 8.00p.m. - 9.00p.m. All are welcome.

Lotto Draw

St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw on Thursday, 15th January. The numbers drawn were 4, 10, 12, 27 with the jackpot of €6,800 remaining intact. Consolation prizes of €20 went to James Reilly, Aughnagarron. Karl Dermody, Mullinroe. Pete O’Hara & Larry Cooke, Dundevan. B.C. Fitzsimons, Leitrim and Jimmy Donohoe, Derrycasson. On sales for this week are as follows. Hideaway: Rian Brady. Keogh’s / Anglers’s Rest. Frankie Mulligan & Finbar Meehan. Kilcogy: Conor & Aidan McElligott. Please drop tickets into Cloonagh P.O before 5.30pm on Monday.

Ladies Footballers

As part of their fundraising activities the local ladies football club are holding a weekly draw based on the bonus ball in the main draw of the national lottery. Sheets are on sale in the local post office or are available from any club member. Match the bonus ball in Saturday night’s main draw and you will earn yourself €20. Lines are just €2. Six monthly tickets are available for €50 by contacting Marie Matthews. Your support would be very much appreciated each week. The winning number on Saturday 17th January was 33 with John Reilly, Aughanoran winning €20. .

Operation Transformation

Bunlahy Area Action Group hosts Transformation, starting on Sunday, 25th January at 12.30p.m in Creegan’s Bunlahy. We invite everyone to come along, get fit and lose a few pounds. The programme will run for eight weeks. Entry fee is €50. This entitles you to eight one hour fitness classes in Canon Kelly Hall every Tuesday night at 8.00p.m. Each Sunday morning commencing on 25th January there will be an organised walk/run at 9am from Bunlahy, followed by a ‘weigh-in’. All ‘weigh-ins’ will be carried out in a discrete manner. There will be prizes at completion for individuals and teams who have the greatest percentage weight loss. For further information and to book your place please text/call David on 087-7970464 or Mary on 087- 9964366. Forget about ‘no pain no gain’ as our motto is ‘fun on the run’.