Graignamanagh: Santa is on his way to Graig

HE’S ON HIS WAY - The Tinnahinch Michaelmas Festival Committee has made contact throught the internet and face book and have succeeded in getting a committment that he will pay a visit on Sunday 16th December. All the contractual details have been sorted out and the real Santa Claus will appear in person at the Duiske Inn to greet all his special friends in Graignamanagh.It is expected that the special one will arrive around 3pm where there is certain to be real festive atmosphere prevailing. For the doting children there will be face painting an the opportunity to tell Santa how good they have been since his last visit.For the adults,parents and grandparents there will be mulled wine mince pies and if needed a convivial sip.Santa assures that he will listen attentively to all the childrens requests and thanks the Michaelmas Committee of giving him the opportunity to meet once again his many soecial beleiving friends in Graig.

HE’S ON HIS WAY - The Tinnahinch Michaelmas Festival Committee has made contact throught the internet and face book and have succeeded in getting a committment that he will pay a visit on Sunday 16th December. All the contractual details have been sorted out and the real Santa Claus will appear in person at the Duiske Inn to greet all his special friends in Graignamanagh.It is expected that the special one will arrive around 3pm where there is certain to be real festive atmosphere prevailing. For the doting children there will be face painting an the opportunity to tell Santa how good they have been since his last visit.For the adults,parents and grandparents there will be mulled wine mince pies and if needed a convivial sip.Santa assures that he will listen attentively to all the childrens requests and thanks the Michaelmas Committee of giving him the opportunity to meet once again his many soecial beleiving friends in Graig.

LOTTO - Last weeks numbers were 6,11,12,&19. There was no winner of the jackpot with the following receiving consolation prizes.Sean Barry, Ciaran Dunne, Michael Doyle, Larry Furlong and The Cushen Family.

LIBRARY NEWS - Currently on display at the library is a collection of paintings completed by the participants from the WALK AND TASTER course which was coordinated by William Watson and and funded by KILKENNY LEADER PARTNERSHIP OUTDOOR TOURISM. The fruits of their endeavors will be on display for two weeks and a visit is highly recommended.

TRAFFIC CALMING - Kilkenny County Council has given notice of its intention to introduce a one way traffic system a Convent Lane and Brays Lane . Given the amount of traffic using the area at school closing time this a very welcome development.The safety of children has to be paramount at all times and any development that reduces the risk of injuury has to be supported.The plans are on display at the library and representations can be made up ti December 5th.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY - Mary Flood who is in charge of the genealogy Section at Rothe House, Kilkenny will be the Guest speaker of the Graignamanagh Historical Society at their November meeting on this Friday Night at the Library at 8pm. The theme will be FAMILY HISTORY SOURCES and all are welcome; GAHAN HOUSE.

The annual general meeting of the GRAIGNAMANAGH ELDERLY ASSOCIATION, GAHAN HOUSE. was held at the scout Hall and the big attendance were given a detailed account of the present position of one oue most cherished and neccessary institutions.Due to cutbacks and health and safety issues funds are neccessary to help the home function to the highest levelbut there is a very positive attitude and the future is looking very bright. The folowing were elected to guide the fortunes in the immediate future, Chairperson, Philip Murphy. Secretary Evelyn Murphy. Joint Treasures Dr. Val Lonergan and Kieran Phelan. Committee members, Lily Brennan, Ann Brennan, Breda Ryan, Rita Whelan, Evelyn Farrell, Tommy Prendergast, Michael Barcoe, Ann Phelan and Tina Farrell.Tribues were paid to the outgoing caharman Nicky O’Carroll for sterling work and unstinting dedication during a difficult period.