DRAMA: The very popular and experienced Granagh Players take to the stage over the next two weekends to present ‘The Honey Spike’ by Bryan MacMahon. Boasting a large cast of 18 actors, it marks a return by the group to a more traditional theme. The Honey Spike was first performed in the Abbey 1961, and many people regard it as McMahon’s best play and novel. It is the romantic tale of a young tinker couple, Breda & Martin, who travelled the length of Ireland to the Antrim coast. Breda has set her heart on returning to Kerry though, for in Kerry, is the Honey Spike, the ‘lucky’ hospital in which her child must be born. MacMahon was one of the few outsiders who could speak the Traveller language of Shelta and so knew all about their traditions, superstitions and religious beliefs. Performances take place at 8.00pm in the Community Centre, Granagh on Fri 24th, Sat 25th, Sun 26th and again the following weekend Fri 31st Jan, Sat 1st Feb, Sun 2nd Feb. Shop & Raffle each night. Adm. Adults €10, Students €5.
LIMERICK LACE: Classes will recommence on Wednesday 4th February from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. in the Millennium Centre, Raheen. The classes will run for 10 weeks. New members are very welcome. For further information, contact Anne Gabbett on 087-6411653.
HOST FAMILIES: if any family in the parish is interested in hosting French, German or Spanish teenagers during the summer holidays, please contact Jane O’Regan on 087-6576427.