Due to renovations Granard Branch Library has relocated to Rath Mhuire Resource Centre at Barrack St., Granard. It will operate each Friday from 10.00a.m to 5.00p.m.

St. Vincent de Paul Shop

‘’New 2 U shop at Market St. Granard is open every Friday from 10a.m to 6pm and on Saturdays from 11a.m – 6p.m. It will also open on the first Tuesday of each month from 10am – 6pm.

Fashion Show

The committee of St. Vincent de Paul, Granard will host a Fashion Show on Tuesday 22nd October in the Community Centre, Granard. The show will commence at 8pm and it promises to be a fun night for both men and women. There will be a cheese and wine reception followed by the show itself which will see many young (and not so young) people from Granard, Abbeylara and Mullinalaghta areas take to the stage. Compere on the night will be Ann McGuiness from Bunbrosna, a highly regarded fashion compere and we thank her for obliging us. Live music during the interval will be provided by Eddie Kelly with DJ Liam Reilly playing the background music. All items modelled will be for sale on the night, so lots of bargains to be had. So come along, bring a friend and join in the fun, whilst supporting a good cause. Tickets are available at the door on the night.

Lotto Draw

St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw on Wednesday 16th October. Winning numbers were 1, 8, 22, 29 with the jackpot of €3700 remaining intact. Consolation prizes of €20 were won by the following. Thomas McNerney, Cloonagh. Patsy Kiernan, Toome. Vincent Sheridan, Moynagh. Emily Hanlon, Toome and Ollie Reilly, Drumhowna. On sales this week are as follows: Hideaway:Johnny Dermody. Keogh’s / Angler’s Rest: John Keegan. Kilcogy: James Fitzsimons & Seamus Corcoran. Please drop tickets into Cloonagh P.O before 5.30p.m on Monday.

Ladies footballers

As part of their fundraising activities the local ladies football club are holding a weekly draw based on the bonus ball in the main draw of the national lottery. Sheets are on sale in local shops or are available from any club member. Match the bonus ball in Saturday’s night main draw and you will earn yourself €20. Lines are just €2. Six monthly tickets are available for €50 by contacting Marie Matthews. Your support would be very much appreciated each week. Winning number from the draw on Saturday 18th October was 35.

Naomh Columba C.L.G.

Anyone interested in buying the new ‘’St. Columbas Top’’ are requested to contact club chairman Finbar Meehan as soon as possible. Samples are on display at Mulligan’s Shop and Cloonagh P.O. Prices are adults €35 and children €30.

Gun Club

Mullahoran – Mullinalaghta Gun Club will hold their annual raffle in the Hideaway Bar, Cloncovid on Friday 1st November. First prize is a Plasma Widescreen TV. The holder of the second ticket drawn will receive €200 with €100 for third place. There will also be numerous other spot prizes. Tickets are on sale in all local shops and from committee members at €5 each. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Wedding bells

Congratulations are extended to Declan Kiernan, son of Noel and Anne Kiernan, Kilmore and Rosaleen Moylan, a native of Co. Galway on exchanging wedding vows on Friday last. A former St. Columba’s player of note many of Declan’s mates from his football days and neighbours made the journey west to join in the celebrations. We are reliable informed all enjoyed themselves thoroughly. Supporters of St. Columba’s have fond memories of Declan’s exploits on the field of play. An excellent full back you could depend on him to keep any full forward at bay. May we take this opportunity to wish Declan and Rosaleen many years of happiness together. We welcome Rosaleen to Mullinalaghta.

Winter Time

Summer time will cease on this Sunday 27th October at 2a.m when all time pieces should be put back on hour.