Recent winners: Donal Keating and Brian Purcell. Agnes Hyland and Shay Hughes. Raffle: Pat Casey, Ann Hanrahan, Agnes Hyland.


The annual general meeting of the Grange Community Council Ltd. will be held on March 26 at 8pm. All groups using the hall are requested to attend. Our hall is a great facility in the community and it is in use every day. To keep it going, we need a vibrant and interested community for the young – and not so young! If it goes, it’s gone for good, like so many other services and social outlets in rural communities around the country. Don’t let this happen to us.

Please come along and show in interest in our Hall so that this vital facility will continue to keep the village and locality alive!


Our field evening will be held on Friday, May 31, so keep the date free! To mark 2013 as the year of the Gathering, a big effort must be made to bring all the community together to mark the occasion. If you have any suggestions or ideas about this, we would love to hear from you.


Monday, March 25, Penetential Service for Easter in Ardfinnan at 7.30pm. Holy Thursday, March 28, Mass of the Lords Supper in Ardfinnan at 7.30pm. Good Friday, March 29, Stations of the Cross Grange 12noon (Day of fast and abstinence). Stations of the Cross in Ballybacon at 3pm. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion in Ardfinnan at 7.30pm on Saturday, March 30. Confessions in Ardfinnan 12.30pm to 1pm. Easter Vigil Ardfinnan 7.30pm. Easter Sunday, March 31, Mass in Grange at 10am, Mass Ballybacon at 11.30am. Easter Monday Mass in Ardfinnan at 11am. Easter collection for the support of the Priests of the Diocese will be taken up at weekend masses. Envelopes in yearly packet or in Church porches


Please drop notes into the box at Frank Hughes shop in Grange Village, or contact Eva Hartigan 0863541192 or