Kenagh

Christmas tree

Christmas tree

The traditional lighting of the Christmas tree will take place at the Clock Tower in Kenagh village on Saturday night next, December 13th at 7.45pm (after mass). There will be seasonal entertainment with treats for the children. All are welcome to attend.

Carol service

The Innyside Singers together with Saint Matthews Church Choir will be holding their Christmas carol service in Saint Matthews Church on next Sunday evening at 7pm.

Craft fair

Kenagh Christmas craft fair will be held in Saint Dominic’s community centre on this coming Saturday, December 13 from 11 o’clock until afternoon. There will be children’s tombala, home baking, cakes, jams and Christmas goodies. Also jewellery, knitting and floral arrangements, arts and crafts and much more Christmas attractions. All proceeds in aid of Irish Wheelchair Association.

Food appeal

The advent food appeal in aid of Saint Vincent de Paul will be taken up after mass in St Dominic’s Church next Saturday evening and Sunday morning. All items of food parcels can be left at the back of the church for collection. All items gratefully appreciated.

Book sale

Volume five of Rambles in Kilcommock will be on sale at all local outlets from this Wednesday onwards. Good value for a Christmas present for ten euro.

Progressive 25

Winner in Saint Dominic’s Centre last Thursday night were Ivan and Peter, twelve games, seventy euro. May & Josie, eleven games, they win forty euro. Table prizes: Bernie and Tom, Mike and Mick all win twenty euro. Raffle: Paddy Conway, Mick Maguire, Ivan Jones, Mary Moran, Mick Maguire, Freda Connaughton, all win ten euro each.

Deaths

This week, we sadly record the deaths of two next door neighbours, both of whom lived in the townland of Mosstown, only a few steps apart. Both of them were eighty four years old and had gone to school together in nearby Kenagh NS. Vincent (Vinny) Hewitt died unexpectedly at Innis Free nursing home on Tuesday, December 2nd last. Vinny had been in relatively good health until recently. He was a well known personality around Kenagh village for many years until he retired to institutional care some years ago. He was a very witty person and will long be remembered for his off the cuff remarks. He was a life long member of the FCA and took a great pride in wearing the uniform. He was buried in the family plot in Abbeyderg on Friday morning. Vinny’s neighbour Mary Loftus better remembered as baby Kane returned to live in England with her family after spending her retiring years in her native Mosstown. She died in England last Tuesday after a terminal illness. No funeral arrangements at this point in time. The death has also occurred of Pat Clyne, Moydow, father of Caroline Casserly, Mosstown and of John Harkin, Tang, father of Eddie Harkin, Clough Dillons, Kenagh. We offer our sincere sympathy to all the families, extended families, friends and relatives of all the deceased.

Lotto

The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA lotto for December 7th were 12, 24, 26, 29. There was no match three winner and the following names were drawn - Helen Gouldsbury, Ballymahon; Dan Ledwidge, Darrogue; Jimmy McGoey, Abbeyderg and Seamus, Brendan, Kath, Tom and Colm, all get twenty euro each.

GAA AGM

Following are the list of officers elected to Kenagh GAA club for the coming year. Chairman: Ciaran McEntee, Vice chairman: James Rowan, Secretary: Colm Murray, assistant secretary: Enda McGann, treasurers: Pat Horkan, Mike Duignan and Michael McCormack, Irish officer: Colm Murray, development officer: Jerry McGann, registrar and children’s officer: Liz Kenny and Danny Walshe, assistant registrar: Co Board delegates to be elected later.

St Dominic’s NS Parents Association

Calling all parents. A series of meetings are being held over the coming months in an attempt to involve the wider body of parents/ guardians and their views in the association. The purpose of these meetings are to gather new ideas and suggestions for the coming year. The proposed dates for the meeting are as follows Thursday 11 December, Thursday 15th January 2015, Thursday February 26, 2015. All meetings start at 8.30pm and the venue is St Dominic’s NS. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Christmas Craft Fair

This year’s craft fair is bigger than other years. We will be in the main hall with so many great local crafts to purchase for Christmas gifts. The support of our local community, friends and family would be much appreciated. See you at 11am Saturday 13th December in St Dominic’s Community Kenagh. We are again supporting the Kenagh branch of the Wheelchair Association.