Table Quiz

Table Quiz

Granard Area Action Group will hold their annual Table Quiz in Fay’s Bar on this Friday 22 November commencing at 9pm. The group who are sponsors of the local Community Employment Project taking in the areas of Abbeylara Bunlahy Granard and Mullinalaghta. As in previous years the local communities are expected to fundraise a percentage of the costs of the project. This is the group’s only fundraiser for the year. The event as always promises to be a fun night and your support is earnestly requested. Tables of 4 are €40. Valuable spot prizes. Refreshments will be served.


Congratulations to the Smyth Brothers on winning the Technology of the Year award for their product Enhanced Wind Turbine at the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards on Friday last. The brothers who operate from their premises at Church Quarters Granard are sons of the late Andrew and Margaret, nee Gorman Smyth of Lower Main Street, Granard. We wish them continued success with their product.

Pitch and Putt

Competitions will be held on Sunday next 24 November at 10.45am weather permitting. There were no competitions on Sunday last due the rain. The club committee and members congratulate fellow member Thomas Kelly on his nomination for Longford Sports Person of the Year which was held on Saturday 16 November in the Backstage Theatre Longford. Although Thomas did not win the overall award he can be proud of his fantastic achievements during the year winning the Leinster Junior matchplay in Erry, Co Offaly - a first for Granard Club and Co Longford.

Musical Comedy

Cnoc Mhuire Secondary School proudly presents HONK a musical comedy based on the story of the Ugly Duckling on 17 to 19 December in Cnoc Mhuire Sports Hall commencing at 7.30pm. For further information visit Tickets: €10.00 for bookings phone 0436686231 or 0858409506.


The Mulligan Sisters will perform Operatic and Sacred Arias along with Musical Theatre favourites in concert at the Church of St. Camillus Killucan Co. Westmeath on Saturday 30 November at 8.00p.m sharp. Tickets €10 available at the door.

Credit Union Ltd.

Special Christmas Loans are now available. Borrow up to €2,000 at a very attractive rate.

Why not let us worry about your financial needs this Christmas? Call in to our office and chat to a member of staff for further details. Office opening hours Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am -5.00pm.

Country Markets

Patrons of the Country Markets in Granard are asked to take note that the market now takes place in the premises on Upper Main Street between the Post Office and Kiernan’s Butchers. The market starts at 8.30am and continues until 11am. We look forward to your continued support.


‘Work4You’ set up by Acquired Brain Injury Ireland provides a free vocational assessment service for individuals who have an acquired brain injury and would like assistance and guidance in returning to work, training or education. It is free to anyone with an acquired brain injury and in receipt of a payment from the Dept. of Social Protection. If you are interested in the service or would like more information, Work4You are holding a Pop-Up Information Stand in Longford Library on Tuesday 26 November 2013 between 11am-1pm. All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.  For further information please call 044 933 8773.


Bingo continues each Wednesday night in the Community Centre Granard at 8.45pm. This week’s Jackpot is €13,000. Sincere thanks to everyone who supports this fundraising activity. Proceeds go to Abbeylara and St. Mary’s G.F.C.

Glotto Results

In the most recent GAA draw there was no outright winner. Numbers drawn: 8-12-16-20. Congratulations to the following winner of €25 each Edel Kennedy Mostrim; Noel Connell, Granard; Helen and Ben Martin, Granard; Shane and Ann McGovern, Granard. Next Jackpot draw is €6,350.

Dromard 5K Challenge

The annual challenge will take place on Sunday 24 November commencing at 1pm. Registration at 11.45 am at GAA clubhouse. Pre race warm up. Post race refreshments in Club House.

Walking Club

Granard Happy Heart Walking club continues to meet every Saturday morning meeting at Higginstown Sports Complex at 10.15am. New members welcome. Application forms available from Lus na Greine reception or from any member. See you Saturday!

Senior Citizens Party

The annual Senior Citizen’s party for the Granard /Abbeylara and Mullinalaghta areas will be held in Lus Na Greine on Sunday 1st December at 1pm and all our senior citizens are invited to attend.


The following are the results from the Community Centre Granard on Sunday 17 November: First Lady Olive O’Reilly, Second Lady Anna McLoughlin, Third Lady Breege Cauldwell. First Gent Gerry Leavy, Second Gent Cathal Fitzpatrick, Third Gent James Reilly, Half Game Lady Annie Egginton, Half Game Gent Frank McMahon. Rafle Seamus Keoghan, Anna McLoughlin and Dan Mel Reilly.


Adult Badminton takes place each Monday night commencing at 8pm in the Canon Kelly Community Sports Hall at Ardscoil Phadraig, Granard. There are four playing courts and

Rackets and Shuttles are provided. For further information contact William at 086-8226523.

SVP Shop

“New 2U” shop at Market Street Granard is open every Friday 10.00am to 5.00pm On Saturday from 11.00am to 5.00pm and the first Tuesday of every month from 10.00am to 5.30pm. Contact No. 085-1503985.


The untimely death of Mary Flynn occurred in Ipswich England on 8 November and formerly of Colmcille Tce. Granard. Removal took place from Finnegan’s funeral home Cavan on Saturday morning last for Requiem Mass followed by burial in Carragh cemetery. Sympathy is extended to her father Johnny, mother Mary, brother John, sister-in-law, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.


Sympathy is extended to Marett Smyth, Principal of Sacred Heart N.S Granard on the death of her mother, Molly Hanlon, Ballinroey, Dring, which occurred at Mullingar Hospital last week. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, 15 November in St. Joseph’s Church Purth followed by burial in adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Fundraiser thanks

Once again our annual Lourdes fundraiser was a great success with a total sum of €5125 raised. Many thanks to everyone involved both on the day of the static cycle and for the cycle and climb to Croagh Patrick without your continued support and generosity it would not be possible to raise this money. Since the commencement of the fundraiser in 2010 we have raised in excess of €21,000 all of which has gone directly to helping to take people to Lourdes. Thank you all for your generosity and we look forward to your continued support in 2014.