CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: During the week the Christmas lights were put up and what an difference that has made to the town giving the first sign of Christmas.
The switch on was performed by Deputy Mayor P.J.Reilly on Tuesday night. Even Santa appeared regardless of the inclement weather to the delight of the children .Hopefully the weather will be kind to allow the shopping to be done. The snow looked lovely provided you did not have to go out.
Congrats to Teresa Monahan and her husband Derek Fahey, Killeen on the birth of their first baby, a boy to be named Bernard.What a lovely Christmas present.
The latest book by Jude Flynn entitled ''Fireside Tales''is now on sale in Granard, Donoghues Hardware, Main St. and Duggan's Newsagents, Barrack St. No nicer Christmas present to give or receive.
Numbers 8, 19, 20, 25. No Jackpot winner. €20 to Kathleen Berry, Clooneen, Granard. Pat Connell, Rinroe. Sean McGaurin, Sonnagh. Tommy McBrien, Toneymore, Abbeylara.
Granard Country Market will hold their last Market before Christmas on Wednesday December 22nd. at the usual time.
Christmas Gift Vouchers are now available at Granard Branch Library for Adults, Teenagers and Children. On these winter evenings, a book can work wonders. New books are now in stock for Christmas and in the Library we have much more to offer like computers, adult literacy books and Fas computer courses. The Library is a welcoming place for all. Tel. 043--6686164. Granardlibrary@longfordcoco.ie
Granard Gun Club are holding their annual Christmas draw and party night in J.V.Donohoe's Lounge on Friday night next Dec. 17th. Music by ''Rodeo Man''. Spots prizes galore. All welcome
PITCH & PUTT
Granard Pitch & Putt club held their A.G.M. recently in the G.A.A.O. The Sec. gave a very good account of the highlights over the past year. A full report appears on the Sports page elsewhere in the paper.
LUS NA GREINE
We have volunteers who are willing to help in this cold weather for the housebound, shopping, post items or support in other ways. Just call the Centre at 043--6660977 or 087--0558549. CHEESE-- A supply of intervention Cheese is still available. Families and individuals living in the area are welcome to avail of this scheme.
We thank all who contributed to our Churchgate collection in aid of our Senior Citizens Party (which was a great success] and to all who gave spot prizes etc. Many thanks to our many volunteers for their support and help. A special thanks to John Maguire and Kathleen who provided transport for the Senior Citizens party free of charge and took such great care of everyone in difficult driving conditions.
County Longford Social Services would like to thank everyone who contributed so generously to the Church gate collection held last weekend. All proceeds goes to providing meals-on-wheels, transport to and from Hospital. Clinics and St. Joseph's Day Care Centre. Your support is very much appreciated.
A Cookery demonstration will take place in Ard Scoil Phadraig on Thursday 16TH and Monday 20th Dec. For more details contact Catherine McDermot at o43--6686209.
FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
Cavan Family Support Group is dedicated to outreaching and organising respite care, counseling, education, support and guidance to those affected by addiction directly or indirectly. Further details available from 087--2467052.
Top score. Jimmy Cahill. 1st Lady. Lily Garvey. 2nd Lady. Tommy Murphy. 3rd Lady. Mary Gregg. 1st Gent. Val Goldrick. 2nd Gent. Andy Martin. 3rd Gent. Paul Flood. Lady. S. Coyle. Gent. James Bannon. Raffle. 1.Ned Gaffney.2. Lynn Wright. 3.Bernie Nally.
PUBLIC REALM MEETING
A meeting takes place at Lus na Greine on Thursday, December 16 next at 7:30pm to discuss the Public Realm Strategy for Granard. All organisations are requested to send at least one representative to the meeting.