On Monday night May 25th next The Park House Hotel in Edgeworthstown will celebrate it’s 29th anniversary with a host of Ireland’s top sports and music stars. Among them will be Mick Flavin, Jimmy Buckley, Philomena Begley, Jimmy Magee, Chuck and June, Pat Jennings and many more. Unfortunately, the much loved and very popular Derek Davis will be sorely missed on the night but no doubt he’l be there in spirit. All proceeds from the night will go to charity and your support will be greatly appreciated.

Poker classic

On Sunday May 31st next a poker classic will be held in the Breffni Arms Hotel in Arva starting at 6-00pm. Buy in cost 30 euro. This Classic is organised by friends of the late Martin Cadden and all proceeds go to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. All support will be greatly appreciated.

Garden Club

Granard Garden Club will hold their next monthly meeting on Monday night next, 25th May at 8.00pm in Lus na Greine and the topic on the night is container planting. Deposits will also be taken on the night for our summer outing. This trip is to Johnstown Garden Centre in Naas and Newbridge Silverware on Tuesday, 23rd of June. The cost is 20 euros and everyone welcome. For enquiries contact Eileen on 086 3115544 or any committee member.

Granard Country Club

The market continues every Friday morning in the Motte Project Building, opposite Kearney’s garage, from 8.30am to 1.00pm. Hanging baskets and planted containers are now in stock as well as the usual supply of bread, cakes, eggs, cards, crafts, firewood etc.

Glen Brady Cycle

The 5th annual Glenn Brady Cycle, from Longford to Croagh Patrick will take place on Sunday, May 31st. We hope everyone can join with us again this year for a most enjoyable day out. Registration is now open, check it on glennbradycycle.com, the registration fee is the same as last year at €40. We look forward to seeing you all again. Our main beneficiary for 2015 is Longford Hospice. We welcome your support and donations can be made through paypal on glennbradycycle.com.


Niamh and Michelle would like to extend their gratitude to everyone who supported their fundraiser on Saturday night last in Creegan’s. They want to say thanks to Creegan’s, to those who sponsored raffle prizes for the night, bought raffle tickets and also to all those who have donated previously. We will fill you in on our experience in Honduras when we return!.