The Maiden Aunt

The Maiden Aunt

On tomorrow night, Thursday April 10th, Killeen Dramitic Society will make a very welcome return to the stage when they will put on Jimmy Keary’s hilarious comedy The Maiden Aunt in the community centre in Granard. This is a great opportunity for locals to see first hand the talents of Streete native Jimmy Keary and we encourage all to try and attend either on Thursday night or Friday night, April 11th when the curtain will open at 8-30pm. In the past Killeen Dramatic Society put on many great plays and it is great to see them back on the stage again, so we congratulate all involved with this years production and wish them the very best of luck. Brake a leg folks.

Rural Transport

Please note that scheduled Rural Transport Friday Services will operate on Thursday, 17th April instead of Friday 18th (good Friday) with the same collection and departure times. All age groups are welcome to travel.


On Sunday last, March 30th, Bishop Francis Duffy made a very welcome visit to St. Mary’s in Granard to confirm a total of 65 youngsters and three adults. A total of fourteen youngsters from St. Guasacht’s in Bunlahy received the Sacrament - Fiona McNaboe, Holly Flynn, Jack Macken, Siofra Grant, Leah Murphy, Ciaran Doyle, Dillon O’Reilly, Eliza Boyle, John Sullivan, Erin Smyth, Kate Sexton, Kim Creegan, Conor Bransfield and Conor McGovern while 15 from St. Patrick’s in Killeen were also confirmed - Fiona Sullivan, Laura Clarke, Sorcha Dawson, Dylan Neilon, Ryan Hourican, Aoife Reilly, Aine Reilly, David Reilly, Sophie Slevin, Ciara McGivney, Megan Kelly, Gerard Dempsey, Niamh Reilly, Chloe Kelly and Chloe McNally. We congratulate all the youngsters from the parish along with their parents and teachers and wish them all well in the future.


On Sunday next, April 13th, Longford Ploughing committee will host their annual field day on the lands of James and Harry Reynolds, along the main Granard/Edgewothstown road and this promises to be a great day out for all the family with entertainment for the young and not so young. Ballymore football club have been invited to provide the entertaiment for the children as a fundraiser and wish to sincerely thank the committee for this opportunity. A total of twenty stewards will be required from the area to help with car parking etc. so if you have a few hours to spare on Sunday. please come along and lend your support. It is a great privilege for the Coolarty /Edgeworthstown area to welcome the ploughing and it’s important that everything runs as smoothly as possible, so all the help available will be greatly appreciated.

Charity walk

On Sunday next, April 13th St. Christopher’s Services Granard Branch will hold their annual charity walk, starting at the Health Centre at 3pm and proceeding to Abbylara with Easter Eggs galore and music from 3-30 to 5pm. Sponsorship cards are available from committee members.


Ballymore GAA club will, over the coming weeks, be selling tickets for a raffle in which a trailer load of top quality firewood will be the prize. The Firewood was donated to the club by the Brady family, Ballinlough and over the last two Saturdays, groups of club members have been working hard preparing the tree for use and sincere thanks is extended to them and indeed to Francie, Mary and Pauric. The load of timber will be on display at the ploughing next Sunday, so make sure you secure your ticket real soon. Full details later.