Community College Open Day
Lanesboro Community College will hold its open day on Thursday, 20th November. Pupils from the surrounding national schools are invited to attend and witness the wonderful work being carried out by students and teachers alike in the school. That evening both parents and students are invited to come in, speak to individual teachers, and get an up close view of all that is happening. With 95% of our Leaving Cert students being offered a third level course this year, we can say with absolute confidence that your child will not get a better preparation for life anywhere else. Added value includes the intimacy of a smaller school where your child will feel an integral part of a larger family and where each student is valued as an individual in his or her own right. Teachers take a personal interest in each and every student and this leads to a high level of maturity and self-confidence in all our graduates. So come along on the evening and see for yourself! Principals address is at 7pm.
Shoe Box Appeal
Time has arrived again for the annual shoe box appeal which is a very simple and easy way to make a better Christmas for a child somewhere in Africa. For further particulars and necessary envelope please contact Tom and Liz Farrell at Number 5, Clough Dillon, Kenagh.
Don’t forget your monthly whist drive in the lecture hall, Kenagh on next Tuesday night, November 11th. Usual prize money and refreshments served.
Kenagh Community Games will hold their A.G.M. on Tuesday, 11th November at 9:30pm in the meeting room upstairs in Kenagh Community Centre. All are very welcome to attend and your support would be appreciated.
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje
From Knock on 16th September 2015. €699 per person sharing. Early booking offers - €150 off if paid by 10th December 2014. €100 off if paid by 2nd February. €50 off if deposit only is paid by 2nd February. Please contact Group Leader Marita Con-cannon on 098-64017 or 089-4146331.
The fourth annual Halloween children’s party which was held last Friday night in Kenagh Community Centre. Owing to very wet weather the venue had to be changed from its usual place at Mosstown Harbour to Saint Dominics Centre, but the last minute change did nit take away from the atmosphere associated with this event. Over one hundred children were entertained to a variety of Halloween tunes backed in by Damien Quinn’s disco music. Many adults also attended dressed up in a variety of costumes suitable for the occasion. Thanks to the “Sticky Fingers” Mother and Toddler group who left no stone unturned to make it such an enjoyable occasion. The toddler Group would like to thanks all who supported the event, especially Kenagh and district development association, Wetland Heritage Ireland, Kenagh Community Co, Jean Doyle, O’ Boyle’s, Egan’s Tyre Service, Terlicken, all who gave substantial donations, also all the parents who contributed to the collection box.
We send greetings to Mrs. Margaret Blaney, Mosstown who celebrated a very special birthday with a surprise party in her honour by members of the Kenagh Social Group in Saint Dominic’s Centre last Tuesday night.
Winners in Saint Dominic’s Centre last Thursday night were Niall and Liz, Billy and William, eleven games each and they share 120 euros. Table prizes: Peter and Freda, Paddy and Mic, all win twenty euros each. Raffle prises – Eugene Kelly, Mark Grehan, Mick Maguire, Joe Farrell, William Dolan and Peter Quigley, all win ten euros each.
The death has occurred of Jimmy Delaney, Drinan, Ballymahon at this residence on October 27th after a terminal illness which he suffered with dignity. Jimmy farmed extensively at Drinan, Cloncullen and Lisglasick. He was a very keen judge of livestock, producing only the best. Jimmy was also a very popular livestock salesman at Ballymahon mart for many years, he also aided as a salesman at Moate, Granard, Athenry and Roscommon. We offer sincere sympathy to his wife Mairead, daughters Emer and Anna, son Michael, brother Michael, sister Maureen Donegan and wide circle of friends and associates. He was buried in Carrickedmond Cemetery after his funeral mass in St. Matthews church, Ballymahon on Thursday October 30th. We also offer our sympathy to the Tynan family, Breaney on the death of Henry Tynan. This is the third bereavement for the family within a year. About 12 months ago, Father Sean Tynan parish priest of Keadue passed away after a long illness. Just five weeks ago Kathleen Tynan, (nee McGrath, Clonfide) died very suddenly and then this week her husband Henry died after a short illness. Henry and Kathleen were very prominent breeders of pedigree cattle, being well known at shows around the Midlands. Henry was also a former chairman of Longford executive of Macra na Feirme and county secretary of Longford I.F.A. The Tynans were very much involved with Longford Show. We extend our sympathy to his son Eoin and Miles, brothers Eamon and Andy, sister Mary and extended family. May they all rest in peace.
All ICA members please note Kenagh Guild meeting on next Monday night, November 10th at 8:30pm. New members always welcome.
The AGM of Kenagh Community Games will take place on Tuesday, 11th November at 9.30pm in the meeting room upstairs in Kenagh Community Centre, everyone is welcome to attend. If you are interested in helping a team or individual compete in Community Games activities or willing to come on board as a committee member, this would be welcomed also. Kenagh Community Games recipients of the Longford Community Games Volunteer Awards for 2014 are Declan Donohue, Adult Volunteer Award and Daniel Kelly for the Youth Volunteer Award, congratulations to you both.