Abbeylara local news Feb 11

SOCIAL CLUB: Granard men's Social Club reconvened their meetings for 2011 with a very special event.

SOCIAL CLUB: Granard men's Social Club reconvened their meetings for 2011 with a very special event.

Group member Fr Seamus Fulham celebrated mass of thanksgiving and remembrance with the group members. The ceremony was greatly enhanced by the children from the local primary school and their teachers Ms Lorna Smith and school Principal Ms Marett Smith, who provided beautiful singing. A beautiful home cooked dinner provided by our catering staff Stephanie and Nelli followed this.

A Group of local Musicians graciously gave of their time and talents to provide wonderful entertainment, which was appreciated by all.

The day was a great success supported by a large group of members.

The men's club is growing from strength to strength, meetings being held on a fortnightly basis, and we encourage new members to join. If you or a relative of yours is living in the greater Granard area, and interested in a social outlet, meeting people in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere, taking part in our wide range of projects and outings, then contact Lucy at 043-6686309.


Granard Community Childcare Facility is holding its 25th Anniversary on Sunday 13th February with Mass at St Mary's Church Granard starting at 2pm followed by unveiling of the commemorative plaque at the "The Hill". Children's entertainment provided and refreshments will be served. Everybody is welcome and we look forward to reuniting with past pupils, former staff members and parents.

Abbeylara GAA

Jackpot 10,400 euro. 1st February 2011 Crawford's Bar Numbers Drawn 1-20-22-24. No Jackpot winner. 20 euro Winners: J.K Carthy, Edgeworthstown; Kevin Smyth, Abbeylara; Jimmy Croke, Ballinacross Liam Tully, Caron, Granard Paul and Maria Gilna, Carrickduff Kevin Lord, Aughnagarron

Next Draw in McCormack's Jackpot 10,500 euro 8th February 2011


We welcome into the Christian Community, Holly Katie, daughter of Lisa & James O'Shea, Cloonaghmore.


Congratulations to the following pupils from Abbeylara School who will be enrolled on Saturday 6th February. in Abbeylara at the 7.30 Mass for 1st Penance & 1st Holy Communion. Niamh Burke, Johnathan Grier-Bogue, Laura Kelly, Hubertas Lesamskas, James McCormack, Bryan Masterson, Cian O'Reilly, Domhnall O'Reilly, Matthew Quinn, Caoimhe Reilly, Frank Sheehy.


This mixed game between Abbeylara & Granard played last Sunday realized 1,853 euro to date. The fund is still open. All proceeds for Longford Hospice. Please contact Mary O'Connor, Carra 043 6686799.


The Medugorje Visionary Vicka will be in RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin on Thurs. 17th Feb. If interested in travelling please call Bridget 0872487883


Abbeylara/Granard Bingo every Wed night at 8.30pm why not come along and enjoy and bring a friend. A nearly full house every week now that the jackpot is 7000 euro. Thank you for your support in the past, looking forward to seeing you there.


Meeting on Monday 7th Feb. in the Information Office, Main St. at 8p.m. All members please attend.


Numbers Drawn: 1-20-22-24 - 20 euro Winners:J.K Carthy, Edgeworthstown; Kevin Smyth, Abbeylara; Jimmy Croke, Ballinacross; Liam Tully, Cartron, Granard; Paul and Maria Gilna, Carrickduff; Kevin Lord, Aughnagarron: Next Draw on 8/2/11. In McCormack's Jackpot 10,500 euro


To Mel Fagan for helping me during the arctic weather and bringing me to Mass as the roads were so dangerous. He helped other people as well and its young people like him that's good for the community. Any more people to be thanked please let us know.


An envelope collection will be taken up at all Masses in Ardagh & Clonmacnois Dioceses on this Saturday 5th & Sun 6th Feb. All proceeds will be used for restoration work on the Cathedral that is not covered by insurance. Please support generously. This collection will be taken up in conjunction with the Feast of St. Mel which is on Mon 7th Feb.


The first draw for 2010/2011 takes on Fri 11th Feb in Abbeylara after the 7.30pm. Mass. You are welcome to attend the draw. Many thanks to everybody who have supported the draw once again. Our thanks also to the Collectors .


Takes place on Fri 11th Feb which is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. Mass for healing on Fri 11th Feb in Abbeylara at 7.30pm with special prayers for all the sick. The Sacrament of Anointing will be celebrated during Mass for anyone who needs this Sacrament