HISTORICAL SOCIETY - The A.G.M. of the Graignamanagh Historical Society was held at the Duiske Inn on Friday last September 21st. The attendance was welcomed by Chairman Owen Doyle who gave a comprehensive repoort of the events and lectures of the previous year. The folowing were elected to run the Society’s affairs for the coming year. Chairperson Owen Doyle. Vice Chair Joan Murphy. Hon. Secretary David Flynn. Joint Tresurers Michael Murphy and Ray Talbot. P.R.O. Billy Hoare Committee. Margaret Whelan, Dan Malone, Alan Breen, Paddy Corbett, Colm Walsh, Paddy Grace Bronagh Whelan Tommy Prendergast and Ann Phelan T.D.. A series of lectures have been lined up for the Winter Months with the first taking place on October 15th with noted author Michael Conry speaking about his latest book on Fraughan Picking. Then on the 16th November Mary Flood of Rothe House will give a talk and answer questions about Genealogy.The Society is pursuing a very full programme and are in regular contact with relevent State Agencies and public representatives about issues of local concern. At the conclusion of affairs on the night Chairman Owen Doyle was presented with a Tipperary Crystal Bowl as a token of the Society’s appreciation for his tremendous hard work and dedication over a long number of years.
LOTTO - The numbers drawn in last weeks lotto draw were 13, 14, 21 & 27. The jackpot worth £10,000 was not won. Consolation prizes went to the following. Kathleen Fenlon, Siobhan Delaney, Thomas Holden, J. Canning and Peg Whelan.
BUSY WEEKEND - The fine weather was a bonus as the town experienced on of it’s busiest weekends ever.It got off to a great start with KLCr broadcasting the Sue Nunn programme from the Waterside guesthouse and restaurant from the Quay to launch the tenth anniversary of the Town of Books.Nearly every vacant building in town was taken over by book sellers who came for far and wide for what is now a firmly established book fair. Art wxhibitions, Brass Band recital, Jazz Band Session, Artisan food and Craft fair attracted the crowds . The Michaelmas Festival was brought forward from the 30th so as not to clash with the replay oh the All-Ireland Hurling final and the Raft Race, Juvenile Fishing Competition organised be the Angling Club were well supported.John Walsh’s field as usual was the venue for the fair with the dry underfoot and overhead conditions adding to the enjoyment.The annual Mass at St. Michaels Cemetery was celebrated on Sunday and despite the attraction ov the historic All- Ireland Football final between Mayo and Donegal attendances at all the events werent affected.