Bunlahy & District

FUNDRAISER: Bunlahy Area Action Group are hosting the renowned play “For Club and County, the making of a sporting hero” written and directed by Seamus O Rourke, Thursday 11th April at 8.30 in Granard Community Centre. 
A great nights entertainment guaranteed. For tickets 10 euro each phone David or Mary on 087 7970464 or 087 9964366 support greatly appreciated.

FUNDRAISER: Bunlahy Area Action Group are hosting the renowned play “For Club and County, the making of a sporting hero” written and directed by Seamus O Rourke, Thursday 11th April at 8.30 in Granard Community Centre. 
A great nights entertainment guaranteed. For tickets 10 euro each phone David or Mary on 087 7970464 or 087 9964366 support greatly appreciated.

SYMPATHY: Sincere and deepest sympathy is extended to the Reilly and Hanlon families on the death of Mrs. Mary Reilly, formerly of Redmond’s Terrace. May she rest in peace.

Granard Motte Community Enterprise Ltd. (GMCE): February winners of draw - 1st Granard Credit Union Ltd. Barracks St.; 2nd Frank Dolan, Killeen; 3rd John & Mary Smith, Rhenenny, Edgeworthstown; 4th Joe & Helen Gorman, Killeen; 5th Joe Minh, Granard Inn, Main Street. Congratulations and best of luck in the future. Feasibility Study - Bill Thorne from Exodea Consulting a specialist consultant firm is carrying out the Feasibility Study and any submissions would be appreciated on info@exodea-europe.com or 01—6373951 or to any GMCE member.

The Granada Festival Granard: Great to see the Line up for the marquee taking shape - Friday 5th July: Jimmy Buckley and His Band preceded by Chuck and June; Saturday 6th July: Audiopilot; Sunday 7th July: Festival Queen selection followed by Gina Dale Haze And the Champions. It is hoped to have a display of Granada memorabilia during the weekend, so if anybody has any photos, programs, tickets, posters, plans, outfits etc., it would be minded and returned. Promises to be a great weekend of music and entertainment!

Granard Cemetery Sunday & Field Day: Sunday 4th August It is planned to have a Gathering Event for the community with a family field day in the St. Mary’s GAA ground following the religious ceremonies. There will be loads of family entertainment organised on the day and an ideal opportunity for friends and family from far and wide to meet up.

1798 Comeneration Weekend: Friday 6th September Granard opening event, walking tour of battle sites and followed by entertainment. Saturday 7th September Ballinamuck Unveiling of new signs, tour of battle site, mass and music. Sunday 8th September Ardagh Walk to leaders grave, historical talks and followed by entertainment.

Co. Longford Rural Transport: Longford Community Resources Ltd. through the Co. Longford Rural Transport Programme operates 23 rural transport services throughout Co. Longford. A recent re-structuring proposal endorsed by the Minister for Commuter and Public Transport outlines a number of changes to the Rural Transport Programme nationally; including the setting up of Regional Transport Units which will place the Co. Longford Rural Transport into the new Eastern and Midlands Regional Unit with counties Westmeath, Laois and Offaly. Longford Community Resources Ltd. is holding public meetings to give an opportunity to service users and the general public to discuss this re-structuring proposal. For this area a meeting will be held on Tuesday, 2nd April in Granard Credit Union Offices at 7pm and all service users are invited to attend

FUNDRAISER: On Friday night April 5th next all roads will lead to The Park House Hotel in Edgeworthstown where the 2nd annual fundraising night in aid of M.W.B. Autism support group. Dancing on the night is to the great sound of the king of country music Mick Flavin and there will be plenty of spot prizes on the night and also special guests. Doors will be open from 9pm with dancing from 10pm to 1am and Subscription is 10 euro. This is a great opportunity to hear Mick Flavin and to support a very worthy cause which will be greatly appreciated by all involved.

COUNTRY MARKETS: Our Easter market will be held on Holy Saturday March 30th from 10am to 12 noon, and not on Good Friday. Patrons are asked to please note that this change of day and time is for the Easter market only. Easter cards, cakes and goodies are now available. The market will also open in the Market house on Easter Sunday afternoon as part of the Granard Easter Festival and all involved with the market extend good wishes to all for a very happy Easter.

RURAL TRANSPORT: Please note that all Rural Transport - Friday Services, throughout the County, will run on tomorrow Thursday 28th March, with the same collection and departure times. All age-groups are welcome to travel! Wishing a very “Happy Easter” to all Rural Transport passengers and supporters.

RUN /WALK: Ballymore Minor Board are hosting a 5K/10K road run/walk on Sunday April 7th next with registration from 10am to 11-30am. The race starts at 12 noon and entry is twenty euro for a family or ten euro for an adult or five euro for underage. Refreshments will be served afterwards and for more details call Carmel on 0863714434 or Kieran on 0879975936.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL: The St.Vincent De Paul Granard Branch committee wish to announce that their shop NEW TO U on Market street will be opened every Friday and Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Anyone wanting to contact the branch to either avail of the service or to make a donation can do so by calling 0851503985.

SYMPATHY: Sincere and deepest sympathy is extended to Martin McKeon, Aughagreagh and to the extended McKeon family on the death of their father Frank McKeon which occurred during the week in Mullingar. The late Frank was a native of Aughagreagh and he was married to the former Kathleen Hourican who predeceased him thirty five years ago, leaving him with a family of ten children. The late Frank was laid to rest in Sonnagh cemetery on Saturday last. May he rest in peace.

GRANARD LIBRARY: Granard branch library will be closed on Good Friday and Holy Saturday and will reopen on Tuesday April 2nd at 10 am. The staff extend good wishes for a very happy Easter to all members.

EASTER CEREMONIES: As this is Holy Week the Mass of the Lord’s supper will be celebrated in St.Mary’s in Granard on Holy Thursday at 8pm followed by adoration concluding at midnight. On good Friday the cross will be carried from Macken’s to the church at 12 noon and the Lord’s passion will be celebrated at 3pm and evening prayer and reflection at 8pm. On holy Saturday the blessing of food with the Polish community will be at 11-30 am and the Easter vigil will be at 8-30 pm. Easter Sunday morning will start with Dawn Mass in Granardkille cemetery at 5-30am and in the church at the usual times of 9-00 am and 11-30 am.

SYMPATHY: Deepest sympathy is extended to Mrs Jean Taffe (Creegan) and family, Legga on the death of Jim which occurred last week. May he rest in peace.

NEW BABY: Congratulations to Gary and Rachel Glennon, Cartroncar, on the birth of their second child, a boy to be called Jake recently. Jake is a welcome brother for Arthur.

APPEAL: The Clonfin commemoration committee appeal to the persons seen removing the recently planted laurel hedge from the monument site last week to please return them immediately.

COLMCILLE FROLICS GALORE: Colmcille community centre is the place to be on next Friday night March 29th as the great Frolics Galore show returns to the stage. Some old faces and some new comers will put on a great nights entertainment and there will be music from local bands and several great sketches. All proceeds to be shared with the national school, the community centre and the Lebeen park committee so come along and join in the fun.