St Dominic’s NS Easter Fair

St Dominic’s NS Easter Fair

Our annual and only fundraiser, the Easter Fair takes place this coming Sunday, 27 April 2014 in St Dominic’s Community Centre, Kenagh and all are welcome. The Fair will take place between 2pm and 4pm and promises to be a fun-filled afternoon for all the family. There will be face-painting, raffle, obstacle course, games, an egg hunt (weather permitting) and many stalls. The egg hunt fun which begins at 3pm, is limited to the first 100 entrants and will cost 2 euro per child. The community centre will be open after mass on the evening of Saturday, 26 April for stall set-up or to drop off donations. If any parents/ guardians are interested in helping out at the event and have not already done so, could they please contact one of the individuals listed below. Please come along and support this great community event as it is our only fundraiser during the year and all monies raised are used to fund events etc for the children attending the school. For enquiries or to arrange collection of donations or to pledge baked goods please contact any of the following: June 087 0677595 and Caitriona 087 6960853. Many thanks to the parents/ guardians and the wider community for your continuing support and we look forward to seeing you on the day.

Community alert

There will be a very important meeting of Kenagh and district community alert group in Saint Dominic’s Centre on Wednesday, April 30th at 8pm. In view of recent car damage and missing items, it’s important that as many people as possible should attend. Local vigilance is the key to keeping the countryside free of all sorts of vandalism.


Parishioners are asked to return their Trocaire boxes as soon as possible in order to have them sent on to their proper destination in good time. Boxes with contents can be returned to Saint Dominics Church before or after mass or any weekend.

Bike rally

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the high nellie rally which was arranged for the morning of Sunday, May 4th has had to be cancelled and re-arranged for Sunday morning of May 11th. The committee of KDDA are looking forward to a high turn out of all makes and types of bikes for that morning. The committee of KDDA apologise for any inconvenience caused and look forward to all their friends and supporters coming out in large numbers for this annual event. All kinds of bikes both new and vintage are very welcome to take part. Please look at those notes later for more information.

Progressive 25

Winners in Kenagh Centre last Thursday night were John and Larry, eleven games, they win sixty euro, Ivan and Peter, ten games, they win forty euro. Table prizes: Pat and Robin, Bridie and Anthony, all win twenty euro. Raffle: John O’Hara, Niall Hughes, Mark Grehan and Josie Connaughton, all win ten euro each.


An all horse ploughing match and loy digging competition will be held on the lands of Martin Casserly, Lisglassick House, Kenagh on Sunday, May 18th, starting at 12 noon. More info on this novel event later on. Horsemen from all areas will take part.


Congratulations and best wishes to Riona Murtagh, daughter of Pete and Carmel, Deryveigh and Danny Bolton, Killeshin who were married in the Church of the Holy Cross, Killeshin, Co Laois on April 3rd. Celebrant of the wedding ceremony was Father Michael Murtagh, cousin of the bride. Bridesmaids were Sinead and Deirdre Murtagh, Sinead McGrath and Yvonne Bolton. Best man was Liam Doran, (friend of the groom), groomsmen were Michael Bolton, Pauric Bolton and Phillip Shanahan. Page boys were Peter and Conor Murtagh, Riona’s nephews. Church music was rendered by members of the Bolton family. The wedding reception was held in Middleton Park Hotel, Castletowngeoghegan. We wish the happy couple many years of wedded bliss.

Blast from the past

The following advert was placed in the Longford Leader on April 3rd 1915. A concert has been arranged to take place at Mosstown House, Kenagh on Wednesday evening, April 8th at 8pm. The following ladies and gentlemen will take part. Mrs Upton, Miss Bond, Ballygarve, Killoe, Mrs Poe, Lieutenant Moore RIR, R Stanley and others. Glees will be performed by Mrs Murray Glee Club. A short play “Two Sorrows Meet” will be acted by Ballymahon members. Refreshments afterwards. Tickets, two shillings, one shilling and sixpence. Proceeds will be given in aid of comforts for our troops.

Community Games

Our annual sports day will take place on Saturday next, 26th April 2014 at 5pm in Kenagh GAA pitch. Registration at 4.30pm. A full programme of track and field events will take place on the day. Well done to our U10 Mixed Gaelic team who had a fine win over Ballymahon in Round 2 of the competition, wishing the team and their mentors Sean & Enda the very best of luck in the semi final on Sunday morning next 27th April in Kenagh at 10am. Kenagh Community Games Committee are hosting the Longford Community Games Gaelic U10 & U12 semi finals & finals in Kenagh GAA pitch on Sunday next, its great to have the finals in Kenagh and a chance to see future stars of Longford football in action.