We welcome Superintendent Ian Lackey to Granard district replacing Supt. Dermot Mann who departed to Lucan District at the end of March. Superintendent Lackey took up duty in Granard on Tuesday 15 April.


A registration evening at Granard Community Childcare Facility The Hill Granard takes place on Thursday 14 April at 9.00pm in the Playgroup. Registration for Pre-School Playgroup and Montessori. A refundable deposit of 50 euro is payable on the night for all places. The free Government Pre-School ECCE scheme is available to all children born between 02.02.2007 and 30.06.2008. For further information contact 043-6686892.


The Farm Family Development Worker, with Longford Community Resources Ltd. is organising a series of information clinics to assist low income smallholders with queries regarding the 2011 Single Farm Payment Scheme are scheduled to be held in Granard on: Wednesday 13 April from 2:30-4:30pm;Wednesday 4May from 2:30pm to 4:30pm; and Wednesday 11 May 2:30pm to 4:30pm. The clinics will take place in the Granard Area Action Group offices, Main St, Granard. For further information contact Mary Mulvey at 043-3345555 or


Route 111 runs from Granard to Athboy for connection to Trim and Dublin at 8.30am, 12.30pm, 3.30pm and 6.30pm from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays at 9.55am, 1.55pm and 6.30pm. Sundays at 6.00pm . It runs via Abbeylara Coole Castlepollard and Delvin. Times from Granard to Ballinagh and Cavan are: 10.40am 2.30pm 5.30pm and 8.30pm Mondays to Fridays. On Saturdays at 12.noon 4.00pm and 8.50pm. Sundays at 2.50pm. All services stop to pick-up and set-down at any safe point en route.


The Moatsiders Active Age Group will hold their next meeting on 14 April at 2.30pm. The group will meet in St. Mary’s Church for a Lenten Reflection Service with Sr. Maeve and return to Rath Mhuire Resource Centre afterwards for refreshments. New members are always very welcome. Contact Jackie at 043-6686309 for further information.


The next meeting of Granard Men’s social Club will take place on Thursday 14 April. The group are travelling to Ulster Folk Museum Omagh. Please meet at the Centre at 9.30am. Current activities include woodcraft, composting and a number of interesting activities are planned for forthcoming meetings. For further information contact Lucy at 043-6686309.


Bingo takes place each Wednesday night at 9.00pm (please note change of time for Summer months) in the Community Centre Granard. The Jackpot is heading for €8000. Proceeds from the night go to Abbeylara and Granard GAA clubs. Your continued support is appreciated.


Anyone interested in travelling to Lourdes with the Diocesan Pilgrimage in May as an assisted Pilgrim / Invalid can contact Sr. Maeve at 087-0658756. Cost €350.00


Granard Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday 19th April 2011 at 9pm in JV Donohue’s. All members are asked to attend.


Granard Branch of St. Christopher’s Services is holding their annual Sponsored Walk from Granard to Abbeylara on Sunday 17 April at 3.00pm commencing at the Health Centre Granard. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Sponsorship cards are available from any member of the committee. Your support will be appreciated.


Best wishes to Stephanie Donohoe Springtown Granard who is taking part in the Cavan’s Got Talent competition on Friday night in the Imperial Hotel, Cavan at 9pm. Stephanie would appreciate your support at the event to vote for her and for this purpose a Bus for Cavan leaves Abbeylara 7.30pm Granard 8pm Mullinalaghta 8.30pm Kilcogy Cross 8.30pm via Killydoon. For more details and to book your seat contact Michael Reilly 087 9833996.


On Easter Sunday April 24th next Killeen / Bunlahy Community Group will host their Vintage and Static show on the lands of John Joe and Anne Marie Reilly in Kilcourcey Edgeworthstown. This promises to be a great day out for all the family with a big entry of vintage machinery along with a number of trading stalls and different fun competitions. The committee are looking forward to a big turnout of patrons. An added advantage to this years show is that there will be parking on the site so make sure you keep Easter Sunday free and come along and enjoy a great day out. For further information contact Marie on 0877569898


Sympathy is extended to Paul Gilna and family Carrickduff on the death of his father John Gilna Soran Ballinalee who died on 6 April. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy is extended to Sean O’Rourke Denniston Park Granard and the extended O’Rourke family on the death of his brother Jimmy in Dublin on Friday 8 April. Funeral will take place during the week. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy is extended to David Murphy and family Carragh on the death of his brother Garry Murphy late of Cloonagh Dring who died in Dublin. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday followed by burial in Colmcille Cemetery. May he rest in peace.


The following are the results from Sunday 14 April at the Community Centre Granard. First Lady Nancy McGivney. Second Lady Annie Egginton and Third Lady Olive O’Reilly. First Gent Peter Gregg. Second Gent Edward McGivney and Third Gent Gerry Leavy. Half Game Lady Anna Mae McLoughlin. Half Game Gent Martin Clyne. Raffle James Reilly Gerry Leavy and Edward McGivney.