Tidy Towns

Tidy Towns

The committee of Granard Tidy Towns would like to thank everyone for helping to keep Granard clean and tidy. Special word of thanks to Granard Community Employment Project workers for all there help. Competition time coming up soon so please keep picking that litter.

5K Walk/Run

The Parents Association of St. Patrick’s N.S. Killeen is holding a 5K walk/run fundraiser on Sunday 15 June at 12pm. Starting from McElvaney’s Pub Coolarty. Registration will take place at McElvaney’s from 10.30am. Cost €10 per adult. €5 per child or €20 per family. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Your support would be appreciated.

Gun Club

On Saturday last members of the Club and friends climbed Croagh Patrick to raise funds for Gillian Martin who is travelling to Belarus to volunteer in Gorodishche Orphanage on Sunday, 22 June. A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the climb and donated so generously. On Thursday, 12 June, the AGM takes place in the shooting grounds. All members are requested to attend please.


Granard I.C.A. guild held their meeting last Thursday night. There were a lot of items for discussion on the agenda. While there are no monthly meetings now until September, we have a very busy Summer ahead, commencing with the Pitch & Putt competition in Ballinalee on Saturday, 14 June at 10am, three members from the guild are taking part. The Federation heat of the National Brown Bread baking competition sponsored by Aldi Stores on Monday, 16 June in Kenagh. The winner of the Longford heat will receive €100 and go forward to the regional final to take place in An Grianan on 14 August. On Monday evening in Kenagh, there will be a Gardening talk also and a “Bring and Buy” plant sale. Refreshments will be served and the evening is open to everyone. This event is open to members and non members - admission €5 with door prizes. Refreshments will be served.


A reminder to all primary schools regarding Primary Schools competition for Granard Agricultural Show to take place on19 July. Entry form only to come back please not the entries themselves. Any Enquires please contact Rosemary on 0436686164 or

Credit Union Ltd.

Special car and holiday loans are now available at very attractive rates. Please call and collect a leaflet from the Credit Union office and gain entry into a free draw after returning completed form. Hours of business Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am-5.00pm.

Granard Celtic

Granard Celtic F.C is holding a 5K Fun/Run/Walk/Jog Fundraiser on Saturday, 21 June. Registration takes place at the Community Centre, Barrack Street, Granard from 10.30am to 11.30am. Cost €10 per adult, €5 per child or family €20. Refreshments served afterwards. For further information phone: 086-0528517. Your support will be appreciated.

New 2 U

The SVP Shop situated at Market Street Granard is open each Friday from 10am to 5.00pm and Saturday 11.00am to 5.00pm. The shop is also open on the first Tuesday of the month from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Bargains galore with something for everyone.

Monster auction

We are holding a monster auction in Higginstown on Sunday, 22nd June to raise funds to help support all our teams from U8 to adult level. We are asking everyone to look around their house or property and see if there is anything they don’t want or need anymore. If you have any items please consider donating these items to our club and we will sell it at the auction to raise much needed funds to support our clubs activities. Some of the items we will have for sale in the auction are 4 new tyres; 2 live lambs; a session of reflexology; a trampoline (with safety netting), books; some framed landscape photos; a load of timber; a pregnancy scan for 10 to 15 cows; wardrobes etc. Some thing for everyone! Starting this Wednesday (11th June) between 7pm and 9pm we will be in the clubhouse in Higginstown collecting any of the smaller items you wish to donate to our club for the auction. We will also be there Thursday and Friday 7pm to 9pm , Saturday 1pm to 4pm and Sunday 12.30pm to 2pm. Saturday and Sunday times may change depending on when the Reserve League Division 2 final is fixed for. People wishing to donate larger items are asked to contact Patricia Gettings 0872557425, Tracey Walsh Kiernan 0864005352; Patsy Hynes 0851563493 or by email at

Siopa Lus na Greine

Drop in your cast offs, bric-a-brac to us at the Siopa or to the Centre, everything accepted and welcomed. New stock arriving weekly, ladies, gents and children’s, all sizes. Beautiful jewellery to finish off that special outfit also shoes and sandals.  Books are clearing at 50 cent each. Due to popular demand the shop is now open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10am to 5pm. All proceeds from the shop go directly and totally to projects within the community.

Walking Club

We will resume again on Monday next 9 June meeting as usual at Higginstown Sports Complex at 7pm.  We will start off our away walks and head to Derrycassin Woods. Looking forward to seeing all our walkers out old and new everyone welcome.


Bingo continues each Wednesday night in the Community Centre, Barrack Street, Granard at 8.45pm. Proceeds go to St. Mary’s GAA and Abbeylara GFC. Your continued support is much appreciated. Jackpot this week is €16,100.

Pitch and Putt

Competitions continue on Wednesday evenings for all members – adults and juveniles and new beginners at 7pm. Those competitions will continue for the rest of the Summer months weather permitting. Anybody who would like coaching lessons which are free can contact Roy Burke on 087-6636838. Roy is a registered PPUI coach. Anybody who is not a member must pay green fees €5 per day for adults and €2 for Juveniles. For membership details contact Raymond on 087-7747848; Benny at 087-7504522 or Roy at 087-66936838 or any committee member. You can also follow us on Facebook.

Friendly Phone Call Service

The aim of this free confidential service is to provide information on local activities and services available to older people as well as an opportunity for a friendly chat. If you are feeling lonely or isolated and you would like someone to talk to, this is the service for you. The friendly call service can be reached at 043-3349678 Monday – Thursday fro; sonsm 10:00am – 4.00pm.

Community Playschool

On Sunday 29 June the committee of Granard Community Playschool have organised a fundraising event in Higginstown Complex. A Fun Walk with Fancy Dress around the walkway. Time 1.00pm to 3.00pm. Admission is €10.00 per family. Your support will be appreciated.

New Foroige Club

For teens aged 13/14 years, Thursday, 12th June from 7.00-8.00pm at Lus na Greine, Main Street, Granard. Your Club, your decisions and lots of activities and events!