Granard local news Dec 10

GOLF SOCIETY: The Annual Presentation Night/ Christmas Party will take place in the Greville Arms Hotel on Saturday (11th) night, commencing at 8.30.

GOLF SOCIETY: The Annual Presentation Night/ Christmas Party will take place in the Greville Arms Hotel on Saturday (11th) night, commencing at 8.30.

With Chuck and June supplying the music, we look forward to a full turn out of members and some Christmas cheer.


The death of Margaret Coyle took place last week in St. Joseph's Nursing Home, Longford. A native of Cloncovid, Kilcogy she was pre deceased by her husband Tommy some time ago. She was a resident of Market St. for a number of years. A Lady of great wit, always in good humour with a smile for everyone. She was one Lady who enjoyed life to the last. Burial took place in Mullahoran cemetery after Mass in St. Mary's Church, Granard. To her son Tom, daughter-in-law, grandaughters, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends we extend sincere sympathy. May she rest in peace.


Granard Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday night

8th December at 9pm in JV Donohue's. A full attendance would be appreciated.


The unexpected snow has brought the country almost to a standstill, schools closed, trains operating thinly, busses intermittent, in other words everyone has to slow down, what a change but we will be glad to get back to normal. In the meantime keep warm and safe.


Our next meeting date is Thursday December 9th at 2.30pm in Rath Mhuire Resource Centre, we will be having our Christmas Party and some Chrstmas Carols with Sr.Meave and some of Granard Choir. Unfortunately, due to the weather conditions,we had to cancel our Christmas outing to Athlone and we have rescheduled same for Thursday December 16th ( weather permitting].We would like to say thank you to Josie Cregan for hosting our Line Dancing session at our last meeting which was most enjoyable and also thanks to Eileen Kilbride for a lovely morning of card making. We hope that everybody keeps safe, warm and well during this bad spell. New members are always welcome-please contact Jackie at 043--6686309.


During the past few weeks Longford County Council workers were kept busy gritting footpaths and roads allowing the public to go about their business as near to normal as possible, this has been all down to the hard work by our dedicated Council workers despite the inclement weather. Well done lads.



Congratulations to all our recent poster competition winners. The theme for the 2010 competition was local, trusted, & serving you. The winners as follows. 7 years & under. Ella Kane, Hannagh Smith, Antoinette Reilly, Aughnagarron N.S. 8--10 YEARS. Laura Cunnigham & Owen Martin,Aughnagarron N.S. Christopher Small, Sacred Heart N.S. 11--13 YEARS. Colm Reilly, Shane Mulligan & Shannon McEntire, Abbeylara N.S. Special category winner Christopher Kiernan, Abbeylara. Thanks to all students who took part. Credit Union A.G.M. will take place on Thursday 9th December in the Credit Union Building at 8.30pm . Everyone welcome. Door prizes on the night. Our members draw will take place mid. December for valuable cash prizes. Hours of business--Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm.Closed on Mondays. Christmas hours. Closed December 24th reopens Thursday 30th. Closed on January 1st reopens on Tuesday January 4th.


Results from last week. Numbers 8, 9, 12, 30. No Jackpot winner. €30 to Barry McArdle, Kilcogy Lower. Anthony Brady, Cornadrung. Gabriel Kenny, Granard. Philip Kiernan, Coolarty. Winners of the monthly draw. €300 to Tommy & Eileen Connell, Granard. €100 John Beglan, Cloncovid. €100 James Cassidy, Ballinacross.


From the first week of Advent, a Baptism Programme is set in place for parents of a child for Baptism. The course will take place every month.


A cookery programme will take place in Ard Scoil Phadraig on the following dates; Thurs. Dec. 9th, 16th, and Monday Dec. 20th. ADM 10 euro.per night. Contact Catherine McDermot at 043--6686209.


Granard Area Action Group will hold their next meeting on Monday night Dec. 13th at 8.00pm in the office, Main St. All members are requested to attend and new ones welcome.


Competitions continue on Sunday next ( weather permitting] at the usual time. Everyone welcome.


Congratulations to the Staff and Students of Sacred Heart N.S. on winning an award for their project on Pat the Baker and his contribution to Granard. Well done everybody involved.