ROAD RACE: There will be a ten kilometre road race in Kenagh area next Sunday June 24th starting at twelve noon. The event is being organised by Kenagh GAA club and is open to all comers. Anyone wishing to walk can join in the fun also .Registration begins at eleven thirty at Saint Dominics Community Centre.
ACTIVE AGE: We had a very enjoyable evening at the Active Age party last Monday when up to eighty of our local senior citizens come togther to enjoy a sumptuous meal followed by a variety concert. Great credit is due to all the committee members who worked so hard for several weeks to make the event such a success. We had a top class meal with a choice of either roast beef or turkey and ham followed by desert and a variety of drinks. The entertainment that followed was a great example of the wealth of local talent which exists around the parish. All said and done it was a memorable evening thanks to all concerned.
CARERS HEALTH FAIR: The carers association are delighted to advise that they will be holding a health fair for family carers in the Longford Arms Hotel on Tuesday 19th June from 10am to 2pm.Checks will include blood pressure,diabetes,lung capacity,cholesterol and hearing to name but a few. Other useful information to safeguard carers health will also be available on the day. There is no cost for this event which the carers association have arranged as part of the celebration of National carers Week. For information about other events contact the carers association Mullingar office. Events include Viking trip,lunch and sing song with Pascal in Athlone (17th June).Night out at the dogs in Mullingar (21st June).BBQ with music in Bloomfield House Hotel (24th June).
PROGRESSIVE TWENTY FIVE: Winners in saint Dominics Centre last Thursday night were Ita and Willie,John and Larry eleven games each,they share one hundred euro. Table prizes Mark and Noreen,Peter and Brendan. They win twenty euro each. Raffle Tommy Hanley,Tommy O’Malley,Betty Geraty,Billy Dolan,Paddy Conway and Kathleen Maguire all win ten euro each.
DEATH:The death has occurred after a short illness at Mullingar Regional hospital of Patsy Doyle Garlandstown Crookedwood Mullingar and formerly of the island Kenagh Patsy was one of a large family who lived near Kenagh village before he emigrated to America about nineteen fifty. He worked in the States for about ten years before he returned to his native heath when he purchased a farm outside Mullingar where he lived ever since and reared his family. Patsy was a very good footballer in his early years having played with Kenagh Moydow and Ballymacormack where he lived before he emigrated. He was buried in Whitehall cemetery after his funeral Mass in the adjoining Church on June 12. There was a good representation from the Kenagh area at his removal and funeral. We offer sincere sympathy to his family, sisters nephews nieces and a large circle of friends from Kenagh and Crookedwood. Incidentally Patsy was one of at least four people who played football for Kenagh club who have died recently.
COMMUNITY ALERT: There will be a community alert meeting in Saint Dominics Centre on Wednesday June 27th at 8pm. All townlands are asked to be represented at this meeting.
TIDY TOWNS: Judging should be taking place any day soon. KDDA wish to thank all who supported village maintenance and enhancement in particular all the residents associations. We would ask that the people of the village support us by putting out flowers ,litter control and keeping their own places tidy. Wednesday evening is clean up time from seven to nine pm. Only a small few have come out to support us so far. We need many more committed residents.
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Weather for Longford, Ireland
Wednesday 19 June 2013
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