HISTORICAL SOCIETY - The November meeting of the Graignamanagh Historical Society will be held at the library on Friday 16th with an 8pm starting time. Guest speaker is Ms. Mary Flood who is in charge of the Genealogy Section of Rothe House and her topic wiil be Family History Sources.This undoubtedly is a very popular topic at the moment should be well received, With the Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan having Ullard roots tracing family history sources might give more people an insight into how to go about it and perhaps uncover another world famous relative or even perhaps discover some skeleton in the cupboard.
DUISKE COLLEGE - Congratulations to the following who were honoured by the College for their recent academic achievements.Best Junior Certificate award went to Saoirse Keating. Best Leaving Certificate award was shared by Shauna Mahon and Eoin Russell. Shauna Mahon also won the coveted Student of the Year Award.Further Education students also received FETAC LEVEL 5 AWARDS on the night Councillors Tommy Prendergast and Sean Treacy attended the ceremony and spoke highly of the committment of the staff and pupils and wished them all the best in their future endeavors.
LOTTO - The frozen jackpot of £10,000 is still up for grabs and the reseve jackpot is now worth £6,200.Last weeks numbers were 6,8,23 and 28.Consolation winners were Joan Gill, Collette Blanchfield, Thomas Cullen Anne Marie Byrne and Lorna Roche.
BRANDON COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP - The Playgroup celebrated its fortieth anniversary at an open day in the school on Saturday 27th October. Tea and refreshments were servedand among the invited guests ere some of the founding members and fund raisers who gave the funds a boost in the initial stages. Hundreds of photographs were on display and it proved to be an afternoon of nostalgia to the big attendance. Everyone was fulsome in praise of contribution that the Playgroup has made to the area and with continuing improvements being carried out to the building there is no doubt that the excellent work will continue well in to the future.