KENAGH SCHOOL: Enrolment for the next school year 2013 – 2014 is currently taking place in Saint Dominics National School Kenagh. Enrolment forms can be obtained by calling into the school or by ringing 3322456. Closing date for receipt of enrolment forms is April 30th 2013.
COMMUNITY GAMES: On account of very bad weather the Kenagh Community Games had to be abandoned last weekend and a new date had to be fixed. The games will now take place in Kenagh GAA Pitch on this Friday evening April 19 at 6pm sharp. Competitors and parents please take note. Registration begins at 5.30pm. Entry fee one euro per child.
CHILDCARE: Free pre school year Sept 2013 Stickey Fingers Community Childcare Service. Bookings are being taken for the free pre school year from Sept 2013. Please contact Patricia for further information on 043 33 22450.
IRISH DANCING CLASSES: The Maureen School of Irish Dancing will resume in St Dominicks Community Centre Kenagh from this Monday 15 April at 5.30pm. This is an excellent time to introduce your child to the art of Irish dancing for a trial period of seven weeks. Fees 4.50 euro per child per lesson family rate 10 euro for all members of the family with further monthly reductions for parents who pay by the month. No wigs, fake tans or make up for dancers. Parents welcome to stay at classes. Contact Maureen on 086 3702719.
TITANIC EXHIBITION: The Carrickedmond PTAA trip to the Titanic Exhibition in Belfast will take place on Sunday 30th June. Bus and admission to the exhibition will cost: Adults 30 euro; children (U16) 23 euro, children (U5) 12.50 euro. Money can be paid to Chris Moran 087 6974775, Evelyn Keenan 086 3567909 or Fr P Tiernan 44 9357442, no later than Sunday 28th April.
THANKS: St Josephs Young Priest Society wish to thank all who contributed to the collection on Holy Thursday. The amount was 265 euro and this is used to help towards the education of seminarians studying for the priesthood.
CONGRATULATIONS: to Niall Mulvihill Ledwithstown who won a major trophy for his vintage classic Toyota Corolla car. He came first in Mondello Park last weekend at an exhibition of vintage cars. From what we are told Niall is a very keen car enthusiast who keeps his car in immaculate condition and minds it like a china doll. This car is equal or better than most other vintage cars in Ireland and it will be on show later this year in the Rustic Inn Abbeyshrule. We wish Niall many years of happy driving in his vintage Toyota.
KDDA: Kenagh and district development Association will be holding their scrap Saturday on April 27th all day. Anyone with scrap metal copper or brass are asked to leave in it into Harrisons yard on or before April 27th. If you have a large amount it will be collected by giving your name to Olive McKeogh or Charles Harrison . All kinds of scrap metal will be greatly accepted by KDDA.
PROGRESSIVE TWENTY FIVE WINNERS: in Saint Dominics Centre last Thursday night were John and Ivan twelve games they win eighty euro. Barry and Josie eleven games they win fifty euro. Table prizes Tom and Michael , Barney and Eugene they win twenty euro. Raffle Simon Boland, Bill Rodgers, Bernie Smith, Betty Gerety, Kathleen Maguire, Mick Maguire all win ten euro each.
BICYCLE RALLY: Kenagh and district development Association are organising a very novel High Nellie bicycle rally starting from Kenagh village on Sunday morning May 12th at twelve o’clock. This event will coincide with the “Gathering” and national bike week. The proposed route will take in sections of the canal line, Mosstown and the minor roads in the locality. The committee are inviting all cyclists to take part , young middle aged and old. All classes of bikes will be welcome. They want High Nellies, Low nellies, two wheelers, three wheelers and even one wheelers, tandems trikes messenger boys bikes , ladies and gents , boys and girls, grannys and grandfathers. If you don’t have a vintage bike a modern one will be also welcome. This event is a fundraiser for KDDA and a small donation will be welcome. Everyone who has a bike of any type new or old are asked to come and enjoy a spin around the local roads. Refreshments will be served.
DEATHS: There was an air of shock and sadness throughout the parishes of Kilcommock and Newtowncashel with the very sudden and unexpected death of Kathleen McGann of Derrahawn . Kathleen grew up in Kenagh where she went to the local school and spent her early years. She was formerly Kathleen Marlow before she married her husband Charlie McGann. Kathleen was very well known for her stage work with Newtowncashel drama group where she played leading roles for almost twenty years. She won a special award for playing the part of “Big Maggie” a few years ago. She will be a big loss to her community in Derrahawn where she played a very active part in the social life of the village. Her sudden death at the young age of sixty six will be felt as a great shock to her husband Charlie, sons John and Derek, sister Pauline Murphy, brother TP (England) grandchildren relatives and all who knew her in Kenagh and Newtowncashel and further afield. She was buried in Clonbroney cemetery after her funeral mass in Kenagh during the week.
KATHLEEN FARRELL: We also offer our sympathies to brothers Dan , Joe and Tom Farrell on the death of their mother Kathleen Farrell Castlerea Moydow which occurred at Thomond Lodge nursing home Ballymahon on Saturday April 13th. She will be buried in Moydow cemetery after 2 o’clock mass on Monday in Moydow Church. May they both rest in peace.
LOTTO: The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto last Sunday night were 4, 6, 7, 26. There were three match three winners Joe Kearney Colehill, Carmel Higgins Ballymahon; Mike Duignan junior c/o Michael Duignan all get thirty euro each.
LECTURE: The next lecture from Wetlands Heritage Ireland will be delivered in Cooneys Hotel Ballymahon on Thursday April 25th at 8pm. The lecture will be given by Mr Jimmy Casey Newtowncashel and will deal with the life and times of the people who lived on the islands of Lough Ree. All are welcome to attend and refreshments will be served, a voluntary donation will be in arrangement.