Grange

Progressive 25:

Progressive 25:

Winners: Lily Keating and Betty Egan, Pat Casey and Helen Halpin. Raffle: Ann Hanrahan, Helen Halpin and Agnes Hyland.

Tidy Burial Grounds:

Well done to Grange New Cemetery committee on winning first prize in the Tidy Burial grounds Category one 2011. These burial grounds are an important feature of the historic landscape and contain the remains of our ancestors. Their maintenance is important in providing a key link to local history. Graveyards are an integral part of local heritage. There is a growing awareness amongst communities of the importance of local graveyards. The Council organises this competition in order to acknowledge the role of Graveyard Committees in the preservation and maintenance of local graveyards. The Tidy Burial Grounds competition is a council initiative to reward those communities who voluntarily give their time and effort and who have excelled in the role, encouraging communities involved in improving and maintaining their local areas.

National Tea Day for Alzheimer’s Society:

A ‘Vintage Style’ coffee morning will be held in Grange Community Hall after Mass on Sunday next April 29 as part of National Tea Day in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland. All money raised locally stays local.

Farewell:

A big farewell to Margaret and Sean O’Neill and family, Knocklofty as they leave Grange to move to Mayo next week. The O’Neill family have been great stalwarts of the community and have been at the centre of village life in both Grange and the surrounding communities for many years. Their contribution to the many clubs and societies has been invaluable and they will be terribly missed by all their friends and neighbours. Go n-eiri an mbothar libh!

Let everyone know what your club or group is up to! What are your plans for the year? Help your community to support you! Contributions for Grange community notes can be placed in the notices box in Frank Hughes shop, Grange Village or please contact Eva Hartigan on 086-3541192/ evajohnson5@hotmail.com. Please note that all notices must be received by Sunday 6pm for inclusion in that weeks newspaper.