Death: Your prayers are requested for the happy repose of the soul of Brendan Reilly, Rathcor, Granard, who died on Thursday 18th October Brother of Bridie Gilligan, Cloonaghmore. May he Rest In Peace.

Death: Your prayers are requested for the happy repose of the soul of Brendan Reilly, Rathcor, Granard, who died on Thursday 18th October Brother of Bridie Gilligan, Cloonaghmore. May he Rest In Peace.

Parish Draw: The next Parish Draw takes place on Friday 26th October in Abbeylara after the 7.30p.m. Mass. You are welcome to attend. Any monies due to the draw please hand in before the draw.

Handball Club: The World Handball Championships are taking place in the City West Hotel Conference Centre in Dublin from Thursday 11th October for two weeks. All our players did well. Congratulations to Jonathan Mahon, Darren & Niall Flynn, Fintan Creamer & Colm Devine. who represented their parish. Well done

GAA: Abbeylara G.F.C will have a cake sale this weekend at both church’s on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of October. Your support is appreciated.

Tuesday Night: Is plotto night, with jackpot now at €8,700, for a €2 stake, pick 4 numbers from 1 to 30. Envelopes at Crawford’s, P. J. Farrell’s, John Pettit’s, Credit Union and from all could be you.

Longford Community Resources Limited Networking and Event & Seminar: Are you involved in a community / voluntary organisation which is looking to develop a new project, or a business based in Co. Longford, trying to access funding for developing an existing or a new business idea? If so, did you know that you maybe eligible for grant aid of between 75-100% of the total project costs? Longford Community Resources Ltd is showcasing how you can access funding, under the current LEADER/Rural Development Programme, in the Longford Arms on 31st October 2012 from 9am-1pm. Phone 043-3345555 or email enquiries@lcrl.iefor all queries relating to this event or in relation to the RDP.

Lotto: Lotto Results 16/10/12. Numbers drawn: 2, 7, 8, 17. €20 winners; Peter Kelly, Carra; Conor Reilly, Ant & Dec c/o Enplast; Martin Brennan, Cortober, Arva; Phil Reilly, Springtown, Paddy & Nellie Reilly, Toneymore. Next Draw 23/10/12 in Crawford’s Lounge. Jackpot now €8,700 All are welcome.

Active Retirement: We wish all our members a speedy recovery and hope to see them all at our next meeting on 8th November. We have many things to discuss including the Christmas Party.

The Carers Association: Have opened a drop in service for Carers in Longford on Mondays in the College Medical Centre, Longford from 10am to 4pm Family Carers are welcome to seek advice and discuss issues related to caring. Phone Caroline 044 9347922 for more information. See notice board.

LCRL: LCRL are hosting an information morning in The Longford Arms Hotel, Longford from 9 am – 1 pm on October 31st. to explain what the Rural Development Programme can do for local communities and voluntary organisation and individuals. Guest Speaker will be the well known Inspirational Mark Pollock.

PC Skills: “Want to improve your PC Skills? Use internet and email, social media, keep in touch with family and friends using Skype or get the most from your IPAD. Tailored Internet Classes to suit your needs commencing soon at Granard Branch Library. For more information contact Yvonne Hogg 087 6155965 or Granard Branch Library 0436686164 –

Book Club: Granard Branch Library Book club is on Wednesday 24th October @ 11.00am. New members are always welcome.

Course: TTRS is a computer based course for children and adults with spelling and reading difficulties, dyslexia and other learning differences is currently running at Granard Branch Library. For more information please contact Yvonne on 0876155965 - Granard Branch Library on 0436686164

Spooky Saturday Markets: Colouring competition and face painting at Granard Country Market on Saturday 27th October in Lus na Gréine from 11am-1pm. Colouring sheets available from the Library, Post Office and Lus na Gréine.  Completed entries to be received at Lus na Gréine by 11.30am on morning of competition.  Complimentary tea/coffee for everyone. Don’t forget Granard Country market hours Fri 8.30-11am Market House.

Crochet for Charity: Crochet classes are commencing on Wednesday 24th October from 18:30 to 20:00 at The Wool Barn, Coolarty The cost per class is €5.00 and classes will run for four weeks. All money raised from these classes will be donated to a local charity. For further information or to book contact Sandra 086 8205177 or email

COLLECTION: The annual senior citizens Christmas party will be held in Lus Na Gréine on Sunday December 9th next and the organizers will take up a church gate collection at all masses in Granard next weekend Oct.26th and 27th.The voluntary management committee and staff of Lus Na Gréine provide a great party for the senior citizens of Granard, Abbeylara and Mullinagtha areas every year and they will appreciate whatever help you can give in defraying the cost of this. If anyone wishes to make a donation to this they can do so by calling into the centre at any time.

Blood donors: Reminder to Blood Donors in the Loch Gowna Area. The Irish Blood Transfusion Service Mobile Unit will be located in St. Brigid’s Community Centre, Loch Gowna on: Wednesday 31st October, 2012, Thursday 1st November, 2012 -From 5.00pm – 8.30pm.