Streete Parish Park

Streete Parish Park

A 5 kilometre walk/run fundraiser will be held on this Sunday, 11 January, leaving Streete Parish Park at 2pm. All donations received will be donated to St. Christopher’s Longford. Looking forward to your support.

Charity Walk

At the walk held recently in aid Longford Westmeath Carer’s Association a total of €380.00 was raised. Thanks to everyone who braved the elements to walk around Higginstown in aid of this very worthy association.


The monthly meeting of Granard I.C.A. guild takes place on this Thursday, 8 January in the Credit Union meeting room at 8.00pm. There will be a Bring and Buy sale on the night so bring along any small unwanted gifts. The competition for the Steegan Cup will also take place at this meeting. The theme for the competition is to compose a “Limerick”. So get the thinking caps on. The guild wishes a very Happy New Year to all members their families and friends.

Siopa Lus na Greine

An Siopa re-opens after the holidays this Thursday 8 January, usual opening hours Friday and Saturday from 10.00am to 5.00pm. We wish all our customers a very happy New Year and look forward to seeing you all in 2015.


Visitor Centre Project

Public Meeting and Monthly Draw. Happy New Year to all. Our next public meeting takes place on Monday next, 12 January at 8.30pm in the Community Centre, Barrack St. We will also hold our monthly draw for January at the meeting. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. At last we are now in the final stages of completing the purchase of the property from NAMA. It has been a long hard road for all concerned. Thanks to all who have helped so far.

Longford Social Services

Thanks to all who subscribed to our Annual collection for Meals on Wheels recently. All money collected will be used locally. Your continued support is much appreciated.


Bingo continues in the Community Centre Granard each Wednesday night commencing at 8.45pm. Jackpot now stands at €18,800 in 42 calls or less. It could be you, why not come along and join in the fun.

Granard Pitch & Putt

The Club held their annual Church Gate collection on Saturday and Sunday 3 and 4 January. The club wish to thank all who supported the collection it is greatly appreciated. The Club would like to wish all members and their families the best of luck health and happiness for 2015.

Charity Walk

A walk took place on 28 December in Abbeylara in aid of Hospice Homecare. To date at total of €1080 has been raised. Many thanks to all who took part and contributed so generously. Fund remains open for a further two weeks. Donations will be gratefully accepted by Mary O’Connor Carragh Granard.

Country Markets

The markets will reopen on Friday 16 January 2015 and we look forward to your continued support in 2015.

Baptismal Programme

Takes place on the first Tuesday of every month at 8.00pm in Rath Mhuire Resource Centre. This is a course explaining the beautiful gift of Baptism. Both Parent are invited to attend. It is Diocesan Policy now that his Programme is made available to all parents who a having a child baptised.

Among the Breffni Hills

A book of poems composed by the late Felix Halton Drumgore Loughduff Co. Cavan and compiled by Bridie Halton is currently on sale at €15.00 each. This is a beautiful production of with many of the poems dedicated to people he cherished in his lifetime. The book is available in Granard at Granard Area Action Group Information Office Main Street Granard.

Citizens Information

An information officer from Co. Longford Citizens Information Service will attend Granard Area Action Group Information Office Main Street Granard each Thursday morning from 10.30am to 12.30pm. No appointment necessary. Service will resume on this Thursday 8 January 2015.


The Carers Association is delivering QQ1 Fetac Level 5 Healthcare Award in the Longford area starting in January 2015. For further information please contact the Training Unit on 057 9322920 or email

New 2 U

The SVP Shop Lower Main Street Granard are open for business on the First Tuesday of each month from10.00am to 5.00p.m. Fridays from 10.00a.m. to 5.00pm and Saturdays from 11.00am to 5.00pm. Contact No.085-1503985.


Congratulations to Maria Masterson, Ballymorris, Granard and Patrick McDonnell, Clonbroney Ballinalee who were married on 31 December in St. Mary’s Church, Granard. A reception for family and friends followed in Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar. The happy couple are returning to their work in Australia and we wish them many years of health and happiness.

Congratulations to Declan McGuire, Dalystown, Granard and Lorraine Spillane, Cranley, Edgeworthstown who were married in St. Mary’s Church, Edgeworthstown on 3 January. A reception for family and friends followed in Hotel Kilmore Cavan. Congratulations to John Brennan, Cartronmarkey, Granard and Olivia Murphy, Ballinspittle, Co. Cork who were married in Holy Trinity Church, Ballinspittle over the festive season. We wish all the happy young couples every blessing for the future.


Sympathy is extended to Celia Connolly, Creevy, Granard on the death of her nephew, Michael Earley, Coolnagun, Lismacaffrey Co. Westmeath. May he rest in peace. Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the late Cathal Callaghan, Morlea House, Battery Road, Longford and formerly of Lisnageeragh, Edgeworthstown who died on 29 December. May he rest in peace.