GRANAGH DRAMA PACKING THEM IN: The production of Dramas by Granagh players are as well known as the Spike on the cross in Knockfierna but last weekend’s drama enthusiasts flocked to the Community centre to see the Honey Spike written by Brian McMahon. The cast displayed some great drama acting with Jimmy Chawke and Liam Houlihan Emma McMahon and Patsy Power playing lead roles. The full house was entertained to music song and ballads. Mary O Regan acting as Master of ceremonies kept the audience well informed and welcomed the audience who travelled far and wide. Afterwards tea and refreshments, cakes and dainties were served; anybody would think that it was the last supper with such a spread. The drama has now completed three nights and this weekend the curtain goes up again this Friday 31st Jan., Sat. 1st Feb. and the curtain comes down this Sun.2nd Feb.
LOCAL ELECTION FRIDAY MAY 23: History will be made on Friday May 23 when the Local Authority Election will take place This Election will see the disolvement of Limerick County Council and Limerick City Council. Limerick County Council was established in 1889 The first councillor elected for the Croom division Mr. John Coleman was elected for the Local District Council. The Electoral area will be known as the Adare Rathkeale Electoral Division comprising of Abbeyville Manister, Adare North, Adare South, Askeaton East, Askeaton West Aughinish, Ballingarry, Ballyallinan, Ballybricken, Ballygrennan, Banogue, Ballynacarriga, Castletown, Coolrus, Craggs, Crecora, Croagh, Croom, Dromard, Dunmoylan East, Dunmoylan West, Dunnaman, Fedamore, Fleanmore, Garrane, Iveruss, Kilcornan, Kildimo, Kilfinny, Kilpeacon, Kilscannell, Lismakeery, Loghill, Mohernagh, Nantinan,Pallaskenry, Rathkeale Rural, Rathkeale Urban, Rathmore, Riddlestown, Shanagolden and Shanid,
BANOGUE MUSICAL ALL SHOOK UP: The Banogue Musical group will be staging their annual music event in the community hall Banogue for two weekends. The Gala opening night will take place Saturday and Sunday Feb 8 and 9 and the following weekend February 14, 15 and 16. The Banogue Musical cast are known far and wide and they will also have the young musisioners part of the cast. The musical show will be directed by Mike Larkin who is known for his Music talents and producing one of the finest music entertainment throughout the region. The cast as follows Natalie Haller - Aisling Scully Jim Haller-JackCostelloe, Sylvia-,Maureen Larkin, Lorraine-Ellie Scanlan, Denis-Brian Finn, Miss Scndia-Sandy Currigan, May of Matilda Hyde- Elisabeth Horgan, Dean Hyde--John Murphy, Sheriff Earl-John Nestor, Warden-Liam Dore, Barman-Tim Dillon, Bus Driver-Patsy Carroll chad - Ciaran Larkin
CE SCHEME : Croom Community Development Association CE Scheme has a vacancy at present for an Afterschools Assistant/Cleaner in Tots to Teens Community Creche, Banogue with an immediate start. To be eligible for these post applicants must fulfil DSP CE
Criteria as follows: Be over 25 and in receipt of a social welfare payment for 12 months, and must be registered with their local employment office as being eligible to participate on CE. The successful candidate must undergo the Garda Vetting Procedure. Training for this post will be provided. The scheme also has vacancies for an administrator, a community support worker and a caretaker in locations in Croom.
Any queries to the scheme supervisor Moss Lynch on 061-379412
MEMORIALS AND ANNIVERSARIES: The anniversary Mass for Johnny Kelly Dullas at St. Mary’s Church Croom on Sat Jan 25. The Anniversary Mass for James and Liam Hickey Banogue at St. Peter and Paul’s Church Banogue Sun 26TH Jan the Anniversary Mass for Josephine and Thomas Lynch Dunoman their son Johnny Main St. and Bridie O’Grady Carrigeen
RITA LYNCH RIP: The death took place recently of Rita Lynch Caemore Court Croom relic of the late Willie Lynch formerly of Ballytaw Banogue survived by her daughter Laura, brother John and grandchildren. The remains were removed from Daffy’s Funeral Home to St. Mary’s Church Croom. Following Requiem Mass, celebrants Fr. Joe Kennedy PP and Fr. Eamon O’Brien CC. Interment took place to the family plot in Banogue cemetery.
PAT BARRY EXPANDS HIS VICTUALLOR BUSINESS : Congratulations to Pat Barry the very popular businessman. Pat opened his new Butchers Shop in Main St. Croom. Pat who has been operating at Main St. Croom for some years and has now expanded to a much larger shop area, in trading in all meats, poultry, groceries items and vegetables. Pat established himself in the breeding of Turkeys, free range in the family farm. The Christmas dinner is always booked early by his committed customers. Pat opened the doors of his new enterprise just after Christmas. The community wish Pat well and it is good to see business expansion in the Maiguside and making the town of Croom a vibrant place to shop.
CROOM, BANOGUE, MANISTER COMMUNITY GAMES INDOOR SOCCER U10S RESULTS: Croom, Banogue, Manister 5 Caherdavin 3 Croom, Banogue, Manister 7 Ahane 4. Another great performance from these lads, they go through to the next games on Sunday 2nd February. Team as follows Captain William Dore, Daniel Scully, Cahill Dalton, Dermot Shanahan, Cian Shinnors, Harry Costello, Jason Meade, Eoin Vukovic.
KNOCKFIERNA BROCHURE LAUNCH: On Saturday next 1st February the Minister for Arts, Culture and Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenehan will visit Knockfierna at 2.30 p.m. Mr. Deenehan will launch a Guide Brochure of Knockfierna which shows Famine Roads, Potato Ridges which are still in tact since the Famine of 1847. All are welcome for this very unique occasion. The afternoon will be followed by entertainment at the Rambling House.