Country markets

Country markets

Granard country markets are celebrating their 35th birthday on this Friday December 6th and to mark the occasion they are having a free raffle for all customers. The market is now taking orders for Christmas cakes,puddings cards,gifts etc and the market is open in it’s new home beside the post office every Friday from 8-30 to 11-00 am.


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 the 17th 18th and 19th of December at 7-30 pm an tickets can be purchased from the school office on 0436686231 or through the HONKline on 0858409506. They are available now for the bargain price of 10 euro each so why not treat the family this festive season and come along to what promises to be a fantastic nights entertainment.

Christmas market

Granard Christmas Lights Committee have organised a Christmas Market which will be held on upper main street on December 8th and all surrounding local businesses are invited to come together to promote their seasonal wares in traditional Market style. For all businesses that wish to display their merchandise we would ask if you set up your own display and have your own liability insurance cover. The committee will be incorporating the Market with the switching on of the Christmas lights, local carol singers,our very unique live crib and stationary crib and most importantly Santa will be arriving to kick off the festive celebrations. For a lovely afternoon of re-living the past Granard is the place to be on December 8th.


On Monday evening last November 25th, we were all shocked and stunned as the news of the tragic death of Gerard Mulligan of Breaghy, Edgeworthstown became known. Gerry was beloved husband of Mary (nee Doyle) and was the oldest of a family of ten children of Mary and the late Jimmy Mulligan of Breaghy. Gerry was a farmer and he just loved the land and his animals and he had a great knowledge of cattle and this he was willing to share with any friend or neighbour who might need advise or a helping hand. Gerry took great pride in his work and this was very evident on his farm and indeed on any farm he worked on with his digger or tractor. It was always a joy to meet Gerry and Mary and have a chat with them and in any little counter debate just when one would think you had got the upper hand Gerry would always come up with the last word.Gerry will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him but the biggest loss of all is with his loving wife Mary, his mother Mary, brothers Pat, Seamus, Hugh, Tom, Enda and Dermot, his sisters Evelyn, Mairead and Siobhan, his Aunt Sr. Pauline, his parents in law Tommy and Maura Doyle and the extended Doyle family,his nephews and nieces and many friends to who we extend our heartfelt sympathy at this sad time. Gerry was laid to rest in Clonbroney cemetery following Mass at noon on Friday last. May he rest in peace.


Sincere and heartfelt sympathy is extended to the O’Hara family, Aughamore, Granard on the very sad death of their mother, Bridie, which occurred on Sunday last November 24th following an accident in Edgeworthstown. Also to Rose and Jimmy Reilly, Ballymorris and to the extended McKeon family, Clenrath, Aughnacliffe on the very sudden death of Hugh which occurred during the week. May they rest in peace.


Bunlahy Area Action Group would like to thank everyone for their great support at their recent fundraising night on the 8th November. A special thanks to all our sponsors of raffle prizes. A great night was had by all.

Fr Darcy

Fans of the Frank Kilbride show on sky 191 are reminded that Fr. Brian Darcy will be Frank’s special guest on the Christmas show and Mike Denver will also feature on the show. Something to look forward to.

Sale of work

Rath Mhuire and Dolmen Services Ltd are holding a sale of work in the community centre in Granard on Friday next December 6th and a large range of items will be on sale. All proceeds will go to Rath Mhuire and Dolmen services who support Moatsiders active age group ,Granard’s Men’s social Club, Dolmen Active Age etc.


Clonfin commemoration committee will take up their annual church gate collection at all Masses in Granard this weekend Dec.7th and 8th.Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Birthday greetings

Congratulations and best wishes to David Kilbride, son of Padraig and Liz, Aughakilmore, who celebrated his 21st birthday last week. We hope the celebrations went well for you David.

Christmas Draw

Ballymore Ladies club will be holding their annual Christmas Fundraising Draw on Saturday December 7th in McElvaney’s Lounge, Coolarty. In conjunction, we will host an Irish Music night for our Clubs Christmas celebration. All are welcome so come along and enjoy the nights entertainment.


We offer sincere sympathy to Mairead and Michael Keville and family, Coolarty, on the death of Mairead’s brother in law, Brian Reilly which occurred in Ballinagh recently. May he rest in peace.


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