Merchant Archers

Merchant Archers

On this Saturday night, October 4th, the very popular band Merchant Archers will make a welcome return to Creegan’s in Bunlahy for a night hosted by the Granard Branch of St. Christopher’s. It’s a number of years since this great band appeared in Bunlahy and many will have great memories of their great music, so come along on this Saturday night, October 4th and enjoy a great night and also support St.,Christopher’s.,Tickets are on sale from committee members and there will be a raffle and door prizes on the night.

Cycle for Marie

Brendan and Carmel Reilly and the organizers would like to extend a very big thank you to all who made this cycle in aid of the Irish Cancer Society such a great success. To all the cyclists, stewards, people who made donations, organised refreshments, provided transport, helped with First Aid and helped out in any other way, we appreciate it so much. We had over sixty cyclists on the day and we thank you all for your great support.

Coffee morning

Sincere thanks you to all who supported the Coffee morning in the Resourse Centre in Granard and in McElvaney’s of Coolarty on Thursday, September 18th last in aid of Longford Hospice Homecare. A total of one thousand euro was raised for the great service, so once again, many thanks to everyone.

New baby

Congratulations to Marie and Eugene McDonagh, Dublin on the birth of their first child, a boy recently. The new arrival is to be named Shane and he is a welcome grandson for Seamus and Una Drake, Rathbracken.

Killeen Dramatic Society

A very important meeting of Killeen Dramatic Society will be held in Killeen School on Tuesday night next, October 7th at 8-30pm. All past, present and new members are invited to attend and will be most welcome. The group hope to be in a position to start rehearsals very soon so they appeal to all interested in taking part or helping out to attend this meeting.


Sincere and deepest sympathy is extended to Packie McNerney, Tralee and formerly of Clonfin and to his family, Therese, Paudie and Sean on the death of his beloved wife Ann which occurred on Wednesday last following an illness and was laid to rest in Tralee on Saturday. We also extend heartfelt sympathy to Packie’s brother, Sean in New York and to his family Margaret, Michael and John on the death of his wife, also Ann (nee McGovern from Glengevlin) which occurred last week and whose funeral was in Upstate New York on Friday last. May both ladies rest in peace and may Packie and Sean and their families be comforted and consoled at this very sad time.


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Deepest sympathy is extended to Helen and Peter Reynolds, Willsbrooke and their son, John Francis on the death of Helen’s brother, John Nolan which occurred in England last week. Also to the wife and family of Dr. Tom Donohue who passed to his eternal reward last week and to the family and many friends of Fr. Sam Holmes, retired parish priest of Cloone and former curate of St. Mary’s in Granard. May they rest in peace.

Local history

A meeting of those interested in local history will take place in Rath Mhuire centre on this Thursday evening, October 2nd at 7pm. Jackie and the staff of the centre are hoping to set up a Heritage Group and as there is a huge amount of very interesting history in this general area, they hope that representatives from various groups will attend and hopefully this will start the task of passing on this information to the next generation. All are encouraged to attend.