HISTORICAL SOCIETY - The Graignamanagh Historical Society will have their next lecture on Friday 15th February at 8pm.
The venue is the Library if its not closed down by then,but seriously this should be a very interesting meeting with guest speaker Mr. Michael Holden reliving the life and times of the infamous Australian Bushranger Ned Kelly.Mr Holden has written a book about our own favourite highwayman, the Robin Hood of Brandon “ Freney the Robber”Everyone is intrigued with the exploits of Ned Kelly and Mr. Holdens talk will have the benefit of a film show. All are welcome.
LOTTO - There was no winner of the jackpot in last weeks lotto draw. the numbers drawn were 5,10,17 &22.Wnners of the consolation prizes were Todd Whelan, John Kelly, Jerry Cosgrave Mary McGrath and Breda Holden. This weeks jackpot is worth 7,850 euro.
CREDIT UNION - There was a big attendance at the annual general meeting of the Graignamanagh Credit Union which was convened at Duiske College on Thursday 31st January.Shareholders and members were given a comprehensive accout of the business transacted during another impressive year.Due to prudent management and shrewd investments profits for the year remained stable and with an above average reserve portfolio the Credit Union retained its status as on of the most succesful ones in the Country at a time when a lot of Credit Unions are experiencing severe difficulties. Dividend of 2%will be posted on shares and a 20% interest relief along with all the other benefits enjoyed by the members is a tribute to the Bord of Dirctors who unselfishly give their free time to the cause.Tributes were paid to long serving Treasurer Ann Bolger who is stepping down after a very succesful tenure in the post.The Chairman Billy Hoare also told the members that was retiring and replacements will be appointed at a future meeting of the Board of Directors.
PROBLEM SOLVED - Following the latest flooding at Main Street caused by the intrangience of the Duiske River a statement has been issued with the information that following a scientific forensic examination the results reveal that the flooding was caused by water. Apparently the Duiske which rises on the Northern slopes of Brandon Hill meanders through the verdant and sylvan valley on a course through Aclare, Gleann na Sagart and the turbulent whirlpool at Mullan Pond before arriving at Town environs where it refuses to do the decent thing and flow into the Barrow in an orderly manner.When asked when remedial work will commence it was announced that the statement made in 1947 still prevails and that the matter is receiving attention.
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