Congratulations and best wishes to Pauline Egan Glanmore Kenagh and Damien Drake Granard who were married is Saint Dominics Church Kenagh on last Saturday June 4th. The wedding ceremony was performed by Father Francis Hanlon cousin of the bride assisted by Father Tom Barden Kenagh and Father Simon Cadam Granard. Maid of honour was Fiona Egan. Bridesmaids Rosin Rynn and Olwyn King , bestman was Liam Egan and groomsmen were James Drake and Pete McNerney. Flower girls were Niamh Egan Grace Egan and Zara Drake. Pageboys were Bernard Egan and Jack Drake. Readers were Edward Egan and Marie Drake. Communion reflection from Helena Egan. Church music was rendered by Deirdre Seavez. The reception was held in Glasson Golf Club which was attended by over two hundred relatives and friends of both bride and groom. An added attraction to the wedding was the presence of a carriage pulled by two clydesdales horses which took the bride to the church and later to the reception. We wish the happy couple many years of wedded bliss.
Kenagh Foigha branch of the Royal Canal amenity were hosts to a very colourful and exciting boat rally at Mosstown Harbour last Saturday and Sunday morning. About thirty boats from the Erne waterways boat club tied up near the island Bridge carrying over sixty enthusiasts in all. The floatilla spent Friday night in Clondra before coming to Kenagh on Saturday , the moved onto Abbeyshrule on Sunday where they had more entertainment and craic. A bus was made available to take the boat people out to Corlea centre and other places on Saturday evening. A bar b q was set up on Saturday evening on the harbour where a large number of people were served up with all kinds of eats and beverages. The local branch of RCAG look forward to many such visits in the near future which should justify all the work and expense involved in the project so far. Music for the evening was supplied by the ever popular Tony Moran who we understand will soon be releasing his new CD.
Don’t forget the monthly whist drive in the lecture Hall Kenagh on Tuesday June 14th at 9pm, usual prizes and refreshments served.
We offer our sympathy to the McGrath family Park Place Carrickedmond on the death of John McGrath. John will be best remembered as one of the top footballers in the county during the late forties and fifties. He played for the county from nineteen fifty onwards and starred on the great Longford team of 1953. He also starred with his native Carrickedmond . John was well known in the Kenagh area having played with Barney O’Boyle, Father Peter Newman and Willie Lennon. We also offer our sympathies to the McGann family Killashee on the death of John McGann who died in his ninety third year. May they rest in peace.
We observe from today’s Sunday Independent that well known broadcaster and quiz specialist has passed away in his eighty seventh year. Peter was very well known in county Longford some forty years ago when Macra na Feirme was strong in the county. He was also a frequent visitor to Kenagh at that time.
Co Longford festival Committee
Had a very successful meeting in Farrells lounge Lanesboro last week. Arrangements are well under way for the festival day which will be held on Sunday August 28th. The next festival meeting will be held in the El Paso Kenagh Friday June 24th at 9.30pm sharp. New members always very welcome.
PROGRESSIVE TWENTY FIVE
Winners on Saint Dominics Centre last Thursday night were Peter & Freda, Jimmy and Barry nine games. They win sixty euro each. Table prizes Packie and Tom Barney and Eugene. They win twenty euro each.. Raffle Eugene Kelly, Freda Connaughton, Tom Mullen, Mike Kelly, John O’Hara, Freda Connaughton all get ten euro each.