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The monthly meeting of the guild takes place on Thursday, 5 March at 8pm in the Seminar Room of Granard Credit Union. Entrance at the rear of the building through Car Park. A guest speaker of RSA (Road Safety Authority) will attend. Everyone welcome. Hostesses Frances and Liz.


Storytelling and some music in Granard Community Library on Saturday morning 28 February from 11-12noon.  

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Ireland urgently requires volunteers in the Longford area to help with our charity Collection Day on Friday, 24 April. Collection Day is the biggest annual fundraising event in aid of Special Olympics Ireland. The money raised on the day will be used to ensure that Special Olympics Ireland can continue to realise its promise of offering people with an intellectual disability the opportunity to participate in sport in their area. Special Olympics Ireland is looking for volunteers across the day, so if you can commit to the full day or even just an hour, please contact Michael Carty on 085 1678768 or email

SVP Shop

The opening hours for the St. Vincent de Paul Shop, Lower Main Street, Granard are as follows: Each Monday from 10am to 2.00pm. First Tuesday of each month 10.00am to 5.00pm. Every Friday 10.00am to 5.00pm and Saturday from 11.00am to 5.00pm. Contact No. 085-1503985.

Rath Mhuire & Dolmen Resource Services

Rath Mhuire Resource Centre – Barrack St. Granard. Phone: 043 – 6686309. email Moatsider’s Active Retirement Group

Meeting Dates: February Thursday 26 March: Thursday 12 and 26. Activities include trip to Multyfarnham Cookery School and trip to Galilee Centre, Boyle. We always give a warm welcome to new members, so if you would like to join us in any of our activities or events in the coming months, please get in touch.

Rath Mhuire Men’s Social Club - Meeting Dates: March Tuesday: 3rd and 31st at 12.30pm – Rath Mhuire Resource Centre. The club provides a great space for lots of activities, trips, as well as good company and good food.

Rath Mhuire Centre - Granard Writers - Meeting Date: February Monday 23rd at 11.30pm – Rath Mhuire Resource Centre. Our aim is to promote creative writing in an enjoyable and relaxed environment and new members are always welcome.

Historical Society

Meeting Date: Thursday February March 12 at 8.00pm and we will be holding a John McCormack evening in Granard Community Library. Further details in the next bulletin. There has been a fantastic response and interest in the Historical Society and we are planning a range of events for 2015. If you are in anyway interested in your local history and heritage, we would be delighted if you would come along and join us.

Dolmen Centre

All groups have now recommenced at the Dolmen Centre and have a range of activities and social events happening in the coming months, including visit from the Community Physiotherapist and an outing to the Backstage Theatre. New members are very welcome. Dolmen Failte Active Retirement Group

Meeting Dates: March - Tuesday 10th & 24th .– 2.00 – 4.00pm – Dolmen Centre, Aughnacliffe. Dolmen Day care Services - Meeting Dates: Wednesday: Wednesday 4 and 18 March . 12.00 – 3.00pm – Dolmen Centre, Aughnacliffe. North Longford Men’s Group - Meeting Dates: February: Friday 27 March: Friday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th – 12.00 – 3.00pm – Dolmen Centre, Aughnacliffe. For any information on any of the above groups or activities – contact Jackie or Lucy @ 043-6686309. Transport is available.

Arthritis Longford Branch

We are running the following courses which are adapted exercises suitable for people with arthritis or other limitations: “Chair Yoga” New course Wednesday 25 February at 11am in the Family Centre Longford. 6 sessions for €50. Contact Mary at 087-1404200 or 043-667506. Walking / strolling group - every Thursday at 11am, meet at the Mall Complex, Longford Town. Aquafit every Tuesday at 11:30am and Wednesday at 8pm in the Longford Arms Leisure Centre.

Poker Classic

St. Mary’s GAA are holding a Poker Classic in Granard Community Centre on Friday, 3 April. Buy in €30/rebuys/add-ons. First Prize €1,000. For further information text 087-2121509 or call after 6.00pm.

Glotto draw

Glotto Draw jackpot €9,650. No outright winner of the Jackpot and the numbers drawn were 9 - 10 - 19 – 25. €25 winners were John Halton, Coole. Noel Boyle, Kileen. Eugene Fitzpatrick, Lisryan. Sean and Margaret Tynan, Toneen, Granard.

Lourdes Pilgrimage

The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from Wednesday 27 May to Monday 01 June 2015. Departing from Knock Airport. Assisted pilgrims wishing to travel should contact their local parish priest. Others wishing to travel please contact Joe Walsh Tours direct on 01-2410800 or email for booking forms and further details.

Credit Union News

Granard Credit Union is pleased to announce a Car Loan rate of 7.5%. Please call into the office for more details on the offer of free road tax with every 2015 car purchased with a loan from Granard Credit Union Ltd. Office hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Siopa Lus na Greine

We welcome your cast offs ,bric-a-brac etc. you can drop them into the shop on Main Street any Thursday, Friday or Saturday between 10am and 5.00pm or to the Centre Monday to Friday. We have a lovely range of children’s clothes now in stock all sizes, also just arrived ladies trouser suits, suitable for the office at knock down prices. Lots of men’s clothing all sizes. Pop in and have a browse at your ease. All proceeds from the shop goes directly to The Family Resource Centre to fund projects in the Community.

Moatsider’s Active Retirement Group

Next meeting takes place on 26 February at 2.30pm. in Rath Mhuire Resource Centre. We will have a busy schedule in the coming months, including, social events, health and well-being activities, outings and much more. We always give a warm welcome to new members, so, if you would like to join us in any of our activities or events in the coming months, please get in touch.


The following are the results from the Community Centre on Sunday 22 February 2015: First Lady Anne Byrne. Second Lady Olive O’Reilly. Third Lady Lily Garvey. First Gent James Reilly. Second Gent Eddie Brady. Third Gent Cathal Fitzpatrick. Half Game Lady Maura Smyth. Half Game Gent Seamus Coyle. Raffle Olive O’Reilly. Anne Byrne and Anne McLoughlin.

Killeen Dramatic Society

Killeen Dramatic Society presents “The Real McCoy” a three act comedy by Tommy Marren in The Community Centre Granard on Thursday and Friday 26 and 27 of February and again on Monday 2 March. Curtain up at 8.30 pm.