Honk- A Musical Comedy

Honk- A Musical Comedy

The Cnoc Mhuire Transition Year class are currently putting the finishing touches to HONK, a musical comedy that is based on the story of the Ugly Duckling. It is a heart-warming tale that will be enjoyed by both young and old. The musical takes place in the school sports hall on 17th, 18th and 19th December at 7.30p.m. Tickets can be purchased from the school office on 043 6686231 or through the HONKline on 085 8409506. They are available now for the bargain price of €10 each. So why not treat the family this festive season and come along to what promises to be a fantastic night’s entertainment.

News From Lus na Greine

Construction Landscaping Course FETAC Level 4: A rare chance to avail of a place on this eight week course run over 3 days at the centre. Great course for people who are out of work from the construction sector. Learn how to build patios and do paving , barbeques etc. For full details contact the centre.

Taking Control Workshop: This great workshop run by a professional trainer, discusses how we can take control of our lives for the better using simple changes and positive affirmations. Running for just one day from 10.00a.m – 4.00p.m Light lunch provided. Cost €4 per person. Friday 22nd November. Booking Essential.

Annual Senior Citizens Party: Our favourite event of the year will be held on Sunday December 1st. Five course meal, music and craic galore. Don’t miss out. Transport will be provides if required. We are looking forward to this day already. Mrs Claus has sent advance notice that Santa is coming to Granard on December 8th. Full details will follow.

Thai Chi Classes: On Thursdays from 7.00pm – 8.00pm. All welcome. For full details contact 087 9925816.

Christmas Workshops – Evening Sewing Workshops: Christmas Tablecloths. Runners. Tablemats and gift ideas. Book now, starting Thursday 21st November – running for 4 weeks – 7.30pm – 9.30pm.

Evening Christmas Baking/ Cooking Tips with Margaret: Four workshops jam packed with great ideas and practical demonstrations starting Wednesday 20th November 7.00p.m – 9.00pm.

Bring & Buy for Pop Up Community Shop: We are accepting clothing , bric a brac, books, gift items etc for our annual sale leading up to Christmas. Full details next week. Items can be left in to the centre. We deeply appreciate your support in the past.

Table Quiz: Granard Area Action Group will hold their annual table quiz in Fay’s Bar, Granard on Friday 22nd November commencing at 9.00p.m sharp. The group sponsors the local Community Employment Project taking place in the areas of Abbeylara, Bunlahy, Granard and Mullinalaghta. As in previous years the local community are expected to fundraise a percentage of the cost 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.

Community Centre: The A.G.M of the local community centre was held recectly. The following officers were elected. Chairperson: Collette Langan. Vice Chairman: Seamus Collumb. Secretary: Maeve Cadam. Assistant Secretary: Margaret Hand. Treasurer: Martina Dermody. Assistant Treasurer: Martin Reilly. P.R.O. : Pauline Leonard. Members: Josephine Lynch. Geraldine O’ Rourke. James Mooney and Eamon Brady. We extend our good wishes to the incoming committee. Sincere thanks to outgoing Chairman Daniel Lynch for his hard work and dedication during the past three years.

Library: Due to renovations Granard Branch Library has been relocated to Rath Mhuire Resource Centre at Barrack St., Granard. It will operate each Friday from 10.00a.m to 5.00p.m. For further information call 087 6151028 on any Friday.

St. Vincent de Paul Shop: ‘’New 2 U’’ shop at Market St. Granard is open every Friday from 10.00a.m to 5.00pm and on Saturdays from 11.00a.m – 5.00p.m. It will also open on the first Tuesday of each month from 10.00am – 5.00pm. Please note change of business hours for winter months.

Fundraising Hunt and Auction Event

The Fundraising Hunt and Auction will go ahead on Saturday next 23rd November starting from St. Columba’s Church at 12.00p.m. Thanks to Longford Harriers who have agreed to participate again this year and to our local landowners who have very kindly given permission to access their lands. The ‘Hunt’’ will be followed by refreshments in the Community Centre at approximately 3.30p.m and a fundraising auction will follow.

Items donated for the auction so far include solid fuel, vouchers for animal feed, veterinary service, equine products, meals, tyres, hay, silage, straw, household articles etc. It is very important that the community attend and support this event so that our community walkway can be completed and lighting provided for use during the dark winter evenings. Your support would be very much appreciated for this event.

Lotto Draw

St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw the Angler’s Rest on Wednesday 13th November Winning numbers were 2, 17, 26, 30 with the jackpot of €3,850 remaining intact. Consolation prizes of €20 were won by the following. Anne Sullivan, Mostrim. Seamus Grier, Cara. Christine Donohoe, Larkfield. Mairead Dalton, Kilmore and Nicola Mulvihill, Gowna. On sales this week are as follows: Hideaway: Michael Cunningham. Keogh’s / Angler’s Rest: Christy Reilly. Kilcogy: Thomas McCabe & Bernard Donohoe. Please drop tickets into Cloonagh P.O before 5.30p.m 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 local shops or are available from any club member. Match the bonus ball in Saturday’s night 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. Winning number from the draw on Saturday 16th November

Naomh Columba C.L.G.

Anyone interested in buying the new ‘’St. Columbas Top’’ is requested to contact club chairman Finbar Meehan as soon as possible. Samples are on display at Mulligan’s Shop and Cloonagh P.O. Prices are adults €35 and children €30.