THERE is widespread speculation in Town as to the identity of the big prize winner in last Fridays euromillions draw. One lucky punter scooped a massive £571,000 payout on a ticket purchased at Kinsellas, High St. The winning ticket is believed to be a quick pick and everyone is delighted that perhaps there is a winner in our midst.
KILKENNY LEADER PARTNERSHIP - The outdoor Tourism Project fundrd by the Ireland/ wales Interreg fund wish to create a panel of tutors/services in the following areas.BUSINESS support/monitoring.Marketing with an emphasis on Tourism and information technology with an emphasis on digital design. Anyone wishing to be included in this panel should forward details to Tom Mc Donald Coordinator Outdoor Tourism Project. Phone 056 7752111
HISTORICAL SOCIETY - The next meeting of the Graignamanagh Historical Society will take place on Friday 12th April at the Library. The theme of the talk will be THE SHOWBAND ERA and the speaker will be a former member of THE BARROW BOYS. The Barrow Boys Showband from Graig was one of the most popular showbands in the South East during the golden era of the showbands and this popular topic should an interesting one.All are welcome. talk commencing at 8pm.
LOTTO - Last weeks numbers were 1,2,4 & 6. There was no winner of the jackpot which this week is worth £9,050. Consolation winners were, Ross Dreelan, Ann Butler, Fiona Ryan, Mary Wallace and Brendan O’Brien.
PADDY CAHILL R.I.P. - The death has taken place of one of Graig’s most succesful business men Mr. Paddy Cahill, High Street. Padyy built up a most succes ful business in body building for trucks, vans etc and erecting CAHILLS CEDAR WOOD HOMES. During the showband era he was on of the few entrepeneur building,renting and erecting marquees throughout Ireland.All his life he was an avid G.A.A. fan and rarely missed a game that his beloved were involved in. Another of his loves was history particulary local and this correspondent spent many a happy hour discussing local topics.The business he founded all those long years ago still contiues to flourish under the supervision of his son Joseph. As a mark of his great love for hurling it was fitting that Kilkenny’s great friend Liam McCARTHY attended the burial at calvary cemetery.Sincere sympathy is extended to his family and friends.
WHAT A MONTH - A few weeks ago the DAYBREAK SERVICE STATION.was the victim of a breakin in which it is reported a substantial amount of cash and cigarettes were stolen.On Saturday last it had another unwelcome visitor when an articulated truck called to say hello and collided with the canopy over the petrol pumps resulting in the canopy having to be removed in the interests of safety.Thankfully no one was injured and one can only imagine what might have occured if there had been a petrol spillage with all the dangers.On a lighter note it is reported that the driver was only stopping for a cup of coffee