WeDding in Granagh: The recent wedding of local girl Aoife O’Regan, Graigueacurra, and Anthony Scannell, Castlemahon, was celebrated at St. Joseph’s church Granagh on the October bank holiday (28th Oct.)
Wedding party included, bride, Aoife O’Regan, and groom, Anthony Scannell, bridesmaid’s, Ailish O’Regan, Maria Hayes, Sasha Scannell, bestman, Pat Scannell, gromsmen, Cian O’Regan, Mike Cunningham, flower girl, Chleo O’Regan, assnt. usher, Eimhin O’Regan, church music was provided by the Butler Family Group with wedding reception at the Woodlands House Hotel Adare.
Where the newly wed’s were wished a great future in their married life, by all their friend’s in Granagh, and Castlemahon.
Kilmore Graduation Day: Congratulations to James Noonan (Jr.), Kilmore, on receiving his degrees from his college in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement for his college, himself, and his parents.
Xmas Lights for Charities: One of the first to switch on the Christmas lights for West Limerick Charity Funds is – Tony Noonan, of Templeglantine, who will open his Christmas Lights display to the public on November 21 next.
Tony Noonan, informed me this week he intends to help various West Limerick worthy causes this year from “Abbeyfeale, to Adare” and will give us a report on his project after Christmas.
Coolrus Exmas Light’s Exhibition: Here in Granagh parish Bernie, and Joe Carroll, Coolrus, have opened their residence Christmas lights and crib display for public visitation, and the public are free to make donations to help St. Joseph’s Foundation, Charleville, who in turn have been doing great work for the handicapped in the district. So therefore we appeal, and recommend your full and generous support to both Christmas projects again this year.
Camogie Back On Top Bracket: Inspite of the recent Munster senior camogie club championship disappointment against All Ireland title holders Milford, the local combned parishes Granagh/Ballingarry senior camogie panel are really back in the big time of the sport.
As the winning tally in favour of the Cork girls’ 0-14 to 0-4 didn’t truly reflect the closeness of this contest, while no doubt the best team did win on the day, the local sides percentage of possession was only slightly under Milford in general play, the real difference being the local girls were in a sport of hard luck not to make more use of the chances.
But, irrespective of the last weeks result, as stated in the recent reports Granagh/Ballingarry are back in the highest pinnacle of the game, and should work together to regain the recognition of the past. With the panel that includes, C. Enright, K. Stapleton, L. O’Kelley, E. Hickey, E. O’Grady, S. Carey, F. Hickey, S. Enright, V. Sheehan, E. Costelloe, A. Sheehan, R. Noonan, A. Sheehy, A. Scully, C. Casey, T. Power, S. Malone, N. Chawke, D. Moynihan, E. O’Sullivan.
A Story & A Song: Featured this week on a West Limerick radio programme presented by Pat O’Donovan, was Mary Leen, Tralee, Co. Kerry.
Mary Leen, who is nationally renowned as a “stained glass Creation/Designer/Sculptor”, had many interesting stories regarding her schooldays, and her unusual career working on her glass design projects, showed a great versatility of art and talent when she was asked to perform some of her favourite songs, gave a nice rendering of such traditional ballad’s as “she moved though the fair”. Listeners to the story and song show are reminded that they can arrange to sing, or play their party pieces on this local West Limerick radio on Saturday afternoon, along with ordering copies of this, or any other show of their choice @5 euro each.
Afternoon Tea Dancing: A series of afternoon tea dancing is scheduled for the local parish hall Granagh with great value for the €5 admission, i.e. best of dance music, local cabaret performance, and high teas, along with other exciting features, spot prizes, and raffle, etc.
On Sunday November 17, its music by Mike Condon
Sunday December 15, The John Shanahan Band
Sunday February 16, Danny Webster Band
Sunday March 16, Pakie Moloney Music Show
Sunday April 20, Music by Dermot Lyons