Graignamanagh: The monks curse

FIELD DAY-The field day in aid of the Juvenile G.A.A. funds which was due to take place on Sunday last at the hurling field was put back until a later date due to the threat of inclement weather conditions. The weather forecast for the day was not too comforting and the committee decided to pospone the event until a later date. The 8km run was also deferred and the new date agreed upon is the weekend of the 25th/26th.The weather this year has been a real spoilsport and brings to mind the pishreogs about the Monks Curse. Legend has it that when there was any important event planned for Graignamanagh/ The Grannary of the Monks that the White Robed Monks of Duiske Abbey would have their revenge for the murder through drowning of a number of their brethern after being invited to a banquet at Tinnahinch Castle. In the fifties growing up in Grain one often heard the oldtimers remark when rain spoiled important events that THE MONKS CURSE HAD STRUCK AGAIN. No doubt this will not deter the modern generation whon would like to believe that they have purged the curse through the restoration of the Abbey in the latter half of the 20th century.

FIELD DAY-The field day in aid of the Juvenile G.A.A. funds which was due to take place on Sunday last at the hurling field was put back until a later date due to the threat of inclement weather conditions. The weather forecast for the day was not too comforting and the committee decided to pospone the event until a later date. The 8km run was also deferred and the new date agreed upon is the weekend of the 25th/26th.The weather this year has been a real spoilsport and brings to mind the pishreogs about the Monks Curse. Legend has it that when there was any important event planned for Graignamanagh/ The Grannary of the Monks that the White Robed Monks of Duiske Abbey would have their revenge for the murder through drowning of a number of their brethern after being invited to a banquet at Tinnahinch Castle. In the fifties growing up in Grain one often heard the oldtimers remark when rain spoiled important events that THE MONKS CURSE HAD STRUCK AGAIN. No doubt this will not deter the modern generation whon would like to believe that they have purged the curse through the restoration of the Abbey in the latter half of the 20th century.

LOTTO-What one might one ask is more elusive than sunshine in Summer this year. The answer might lie in the local lotto as matching the numbers for the £10,000 jackpot is evading everyone no matter what mathematical calculations they conceive.Last weeks numbers were 1,5,19, and 28. and once again despite their popularity and simplicity the winning sequence was not matched. Consolation winners were, Derek Butler, Maurice Kelly, Pat Dwyer, Dan Croke and Mary Barry.There are rumuors that some people are resorting to trigonometry and calcalus n their efforts to discover the perfect match.

LIBRARY NEWS-The closing date for the 2012 Summer reading challenge is August 18th.Completed cards must be in by that date.Remember children and those not in full time employment can join the library free of charge and there is no fee to enter the reading challenge.Any one interested in learning how to use a computer to send emails or surf the internet can come along to the beginners calsses which are held on Tuesdays from 10am to 12 noon and on Wednesdays from 1.30 to 3.30. For the KNITTERS AND CRAFTERS the CRAFTY CREW meet on Wednesday mornings from 10.30 to 12.30. Why not go along for an informal knit and friendly chat in a peaceful and calm atmosphere.

SUMMER CAMP-A week long extravagansa ofthe performing arts is on offer at the SUMMER CAMP in the ROWER PARISH HALL commencing on Monday 20th August and continuing until Friday 25th From 10am to 3.30pm daily can enjoy a week of music making,singing and the rudiments of acting through the medium of self expression in art dance and improvisation. Full details are available from Caoimhe Doyle @087 6342449 or Carrie Lyng @ 085 7374206.