Conservation and Wildlife Club
Congratulations to the Kenagh shooting team who came third in the Intermediate at the county shoot in Streete. Martin, Derek, Noel, Aaron and David did very well and we would like to thank Streete for a very well run shoot. A big welcome to Michelle Ghee who is the first lady to join Kenagh Gun Club. The duck season starts on 1st September so make sure you have your insurance paid up or you will not be covered in the event of an accident. Our AGM will take place in Gav’s bar on Tuesday night the 9th of Sept at 9 o’clock.
As part of Kenagh’s contribution to Heritage week there will be a Barry Raftery conference in Corlea Centre on this coming Friday, August 29th beginning at 10am. There will be a top class line up of speakers who no doubt will make it a memorable event. The conference will continue until 4pm with a break for light lunch. Booking fee including lunch will be ten euro which includes lunch. This conference is being organised by Wetlands Heritage Ireland and is open to all comers. Chairman for the day will be Kieran McEntee who can be contacted at 043 3322139 or 043 3322386. Other events for Heritage Week will be world war one exhibition in Longford library from Monday August 25th throughout the week. Also a variety of events in Ballymahon on Saturday, August 30th which includes trades and crafts exhibition, baking competition on the street, parade led by Longford Pipe Band, high nellie bike run over a three mile circuit window display and much more. All owners of bikes are invited to take part in the high nellie bike rally new or old.
Sticky Fingers Community Childcare Service pre school. Opening on Wednesday 27th August 2014. For all children registered on the free pre school year of preschool. Time 9.30am – 12.30pm.
Vacancy on community employment childcare scheme: Community Employment Childcare assistant(s) position(s) available in Sticky Fingers Community Childcare Centre. Duties will include assisting childcare leaders with development, hygiene, dietary and safety needs of children in care. As this is a labour market activation scheme, priority will be given to candidates interested in undertaking a career in childcare and participating in childcare training. If interested please contact your local DSP Employment Services – Intero Office to check your eligibility and to apply for this vacancy. Job reference number will be required. Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 25 years of age or over and are in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more. If eligible please forward your CV to Kathleen Dowd, Community Employment Supervisor, Longford Women’s Link, Willow House, Ardnacassa Avenue, Longford.
Longford Harvest Festival
The annual Longford Harvest Festival will be held in Newtowncashel village on Sunday next, August 30th, commencing at 12 noon. Various methods of vintage harvesting will be on display along with many supporting events and exhibitions. All proceeds in aid of St Christopher’s Services.
Winners in Kenagh Centre last Thursday night were Tom and Brendan, eleven games, they win seventy euro. Michael and Jimmy, nine games, they win forty euro. Table prizes - Larry and Pat, Ivan and Peter, twenty euro each. Raffle: Paddy Conway, Mary Moran, Bernie Walshe, Val Mulvihill, Pat Larkin, Niall Hughes, all win ten euro each.
Following is a report from the Irish Independent of July 2nd 1960. Local election results for Ballymahon electoral District. 6 seats electorate 5,360, poll 3,954, quota 575. First county John Belton Ind 374, M Curran 172, Jack Dalton FF 113, Mel Dowd FG 298, Ger Farrell FG 491, John Farrell FG 398, Tom Farrell FF 230, P Flaherty Ind 113, Sean Garraghan Ind 216, Packie Kenny FG 376, Michael McGrath FF 337, Joe Ross FG 346, Paddy Sheehy FF 490. Elected on later counts Ger Farrell, PJ Sheehy, John Farrell, John Belton, Michael McGrath and Packie Kenny.
The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto for August 24th were 5, 18, 22, 28. There were three match three winners Niall Doherty, Ballyknock, Frank Callinan, 1 Cluain Chaonach and Ann and Elizabeth Percival, Clough Dillons, Kenagh, all win 30 euro each.