CANAL NEWS: An important meeting of the Foigha Kenagh branch of the Royal Canal Amenity Group will be held in the enterprise Centre on Friday March 2nd at 8pm. With completion of the main line of the canal to Clondra our focus will now be concerned with arranging canal related events and other activities. A full attendance of members is expected and new members will be welcome. Please note change of venue.
KDDA: The annual general meeting of Kenagh and District Development Association was held in Saint Dominics Centre last Monday night February 22nd . It was a relatively small but very enthusiastic meeting with all the business on the agenda complete. The committee elected was chairperson Olive McKeogh, Vice chair Michael Malone secretary Patricia Harrison,treasurer Ciaran McEntee; PRO Cathy Paterson and Paddy Egan. The treasurers report was accurate and self explanatory. There was considerable concern about the cutbacks in funding and it was agreed that some developments would have to be curtailed in order to raise funds. A table quiz will be held in the El Paso on Friday night March ninth at 9pm sharp. Table of four ten euro per head. Local organisations are asked to send a team. A spring clean up will take place during the month of March. Cooperation will be the keyword for a successful outcome. A scrap collection is being organised for April. All residents in the village and throughout the parish are asked to bring along items of scrap such as clean metal brass and copper tins and aluminium. The collection taken up last year was very successful and will be a headline for this years effort. Contact chairperson Olive for further particulars.
TURF CUTTERS: There was a very successful meeting of the South Longford turf cutters and contractors association in Saint Dominics centre last Wednesday night. Over one hundred and fifty people attend having come from Kenagh and all the surrounding parishes. Speakers from the Lough Sheelin turf cutters association were present and got a great reception from all present. Although there were no restaurants in South Longford as yet bog owners are getting very concerned by rumours going around. There will be a national rally outside government buildings on the afternoon of Wednesday March 7th. A bus will leave from the Church car park about Midday to travel to Dublin. The fare will be ten euro payable to Charles Harrison Mosstown. Those intending to traveel are asked to pay in their money as soon as possible as there are only a few seats left. Don’t forget your placards and signs. A further meeting will be held later after the rally.
KENAGH COMMUNITY ALERT: There will be meeting this Wednesday night at 8pm sharp in the community Centre. All townlands are asked to be represented please.
KILCOMMOC CEMETeRY:Plot holders and committee members met again on Saturday 3rd March in the cemetery at 2pm for a little work. Please come along if you can – even for a little while.
PROGRESSIVE TWENTY FIVE WINNERS: in Saint Dominics Centre last Thursday night were Barney and Eugene PJ and Tom Bill and Pete ten games.They share one hundred and eight euro. Table prizes Bernie and Ivan,Simon and Mike all get twenty euro each. Raffle Jimmy Cahill ,Niall Hughes,Barry Killian Michael Campbell James Walshe Jimmy Donegan and Michael Carroll all get ten euro each.
MILL FIRE: Next Wednesday February 29th will be the one hundredth anniversary of the huge fire which destroyed Mosstown Corn Mill. No doubt it is a trademark catastrophe for its owners shareholders staff and suppliers. The fire began in the Kiln and got out of control in a very short time. Attempts were made to re-construct the mill but all arrangements fell through and the shell of the building remained intact for the past century. A book covering the various dynasties and the Mill is being prepared at present but unfortunately it will not be published in time for the anniversary of the events as they occurred at that time. Hopefully it will be ready for Easter or soon after.
LOTTO: The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto last Sunday night were 4,5,11,29. There were three match three winners Mary Ganley Killashee,Emer McCormack c/o Dara McGann and Gene Caherly Killoe win twenty five euro each. Next draw in Leavey’s next Sunday night.