Bunlahy Area Action Group would like to thank everyone for their great support at their recent fundraising night on the 8th November. A special thanks to all our sponsors of raffle prizes. A great night was had by all.

Drama meeting

On Monday night next December 2nd a very important meeting will be held in Killeen school with a view to revive Killeen Dramatic Society and all past members and new members are invited to attend. In the past Killeen Dramitic Society produced many great plays both in the Hall in Killeen and more recently in the Community Centre in Granard and it would be great to see this group making a comeback. For those interested in performing on stage this would prove to be a lovely way of passing the long winter nights and at the end providing a few nights of cheap entertainment for the local community. The meeting is on Monday night December 2nd next at 8pm and we are looking forward to a big crowd attending.


The Cnoc Mhuire transition year class are currently putting the finishing touches to HONK,a musical comedy that is based on the story of the ugly Duckling. It is a heart warming tale that will be enjoyed by both young and old. The musical takes place in the school sports hall on the 17th 18th and 19th of December at 7-30 pm an tickets can be purchased from the school office on 0436686231 or through the HONKline on 0858409506.They are available now for the bargain price of 10 euro each so why not treat the family this festive season and come along to what promises to be a fantastic nights entertainment.

Christmas market

Granard Christmas Lights Committee have organised a Christmas Market which will be held on upper main street on December 8th and all surrounding local businesses are invited to come together to promote their seasonal wares in traditional Market style. For all businesses that wish to display their merchandise we would ask if you set up your own display and have your own liability insurance cover. The committee will be incorporating the Market with the switching on of the Christmas lights, local carol singers, our very unique live crib and stationary crib and most importantly Santa will be arriving to kick off the festive celebrations. For a lovely afternoon of re-living the past Granard is the place to be on December 8th.


The annual senior citizen’s party for the Granard/Abbeylara and Mullinalaghta areas will be held in Lus na Greine on Sunday December 1st next at 1pm and all our senior citizens are invited to attend. This promises to be a great party with plenty of music song and dance and a beautiful Christmas dinner for all and the voluntary management committee and staff look forward to seeing all their friends come in and enjoy themselves. If any business or organisation would like to be associated with the party by giving a prize for the free raffle or a cash donation to help with covering expenses you can do so by calling to the centre or by contacting any committee member.


Sincere and deepest sympathy is extended to Jimmy an Mary Walker, Tully, Coolarty and to the extended Nevin and Walker families on the death of Mrs Theresa Nevin, (nee Walker), which occurred in the Laurel Lodge recently. May she rest in peace.


On Friday last genuine sadness and regret was felt when the news that the great peace maker Fr. Alec Reid had passed to his eternal reward. Fr. Reid was very much involved in the talks that secured the peace that we are now enjoying on the island of Ireland and in February 2011 he was the guest speaker at the annual Clonfin Commemoration ceremony and many will have fond memories of meeting him on that day. Fr.Alec had many great friends in Longford and we offer our sincere sympathy to them and to his family. May he rest in peace.

Pop up shop

On this Friday morning November 29th Lus na Greine family resource centre in Granard will open it’s charity shop Siopa Lus na Greine in Masterson’s, Upper Main Street and it will be open every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5-pm from now until Christmas. The shop will also open Tuesday, December 3rd. The usual clothing items along with Bric-a- Brac will be on offer and all proceeds will go towards the many services that are available in the centre. All support will be greatly appreciated.


The annual general meeting of the Ballymore football club will be held in Killeen school on this Friday night, November 29th at 8pm and all club members are asked to attend.


Tickets for the Ballymore draw remain on sale and your support will be greatly appreciated.

Birthday greetings

We extend good wishes for many more celebrations to Stephen Duffy, Coolarty and Gary Cahill, Glannagh who both celebrated their birthdays at the weekend.