Collection: The Longford Branch of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland would like to announce that our Church Gate Collection will be held on Saturday the 22nd and Sunday 23rd of September through the county. The money raised will greatly contribute to our continued services in the area. These include a home care service, a respite service, a transport service and a day care facility. All of these services are dedicated to respecting the rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease and supporting their carers. Please give generously. On behalf of ourselves and those who cannot remember, thank you.
Kenagh & District Conservation Club: We held our AGM in Leavy’s Pub on the 4th September and elected our new committee. Elected was. President Pat Patridge, Chariman William Ruske, Secretary Tony Dooner, Treasurer David Mullvihill and Pat Dooner, PRO Shane Lennon, Vermin Officer Derek O’Halleran. Congratulations to the Kenagh Junior B team who came second in the county shoot in Moydow. Congratulations to Derek Burnett on his success in the Olympics.
Lotto: The Numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto last Saturday night were 7, 17, 23, 29. There was one match three winner, Raymond O’Boyle Kenagh wins €75 euro. €14,900 going on four correct numbers next week.
Canal News: The next meeting of Foigha – Kenagh Royal Canal Group will be held in the Co-op Centre on Sunday September 28th at 7.30pm. New members very welcome to attend. The group intend to hold a table quiz in Gavs Bar on Friday night October 12th at 9pm. All local clubs and organisations are asked to take a table. Admission per player €10 for tables of four. Refreshments served.
Death: We regretfully record the death of Lily Lennon (nee Eivers Corracreehan, Moydow) which occurred at Mullingar Hospital after a long and painful illness at the relatively young age of sixty. Lily had suffered from a brain tumour over the past two years and despite the best possible attention she succumbed to her illness last weekend. Lily was a quiet unassuming person, a devoted wife and mother who devoted her live to the welfare of her family. She will be sadly missed by her husband Jimmy, children Rioch, Fiona, Niall, Eimear and Fergus, sister Ita, Brother John, grandchildren, relatives and friends. She was buried in Carrickedmond Cemetry after her funeral mass Tuesday morning.
Harvest Thanksgiving Services: In September and October the following Harvest Thanksgiving Services will be held in the Ardagh Church of Ireland. Group of Parishes to give thanks to Almighty God for the great blessing of the Harvest time and for Gods unfailing providence throughout the years. Sunday September 30th Tashinny Church at 3pm Sunday October 14th in Kenagh Church at 3pm There will be a guest preacher at each service which will be followed by tea in the hall. Everyone is welcome to the service and the refreshments. In the words of the well known Harvest Hymn “ Come, ye thankful people, come raise the song of harvest home”
Tidy Towns: It was good news for Kenagh tidy towns committee last week when got and increase over last years markings. Even though it was a small increase never the less it is a move in the right direction. No double there is lots of work to be done. With only five or six attending the monthly meetings it is obvious that there is a great need for more locals to come in and get involved especially residents in and around the village. Tidy towns results don’t just happen they can only come about by human endeavour. We look forward to greater involvement from now on. Meanwhile we must send heartiest congratulations to our near neighbours Abbeyshrule on winning the National award. It was very much deserve, great credit is due to such a hard-working and dedicated committee who left nothing to change. It is evidently an entire community effort all the residents of the Half Parish worked very hard over the past ten years to bring about the desired result. It is hard to believe that Kenagh Village got higher markings than Abbeyshrule only a few years ago, where did we fall down? We must also congratulate Abbeyshrule on winning a gold medal in the Entente Florale competition last Friday. This is a European award and it goes to show the standing of Abbeyshrule even by international standards. Abbeyshrule now proudly takes its place alongside two other county winners Ardagh and Newtowncashel. Not bad for a small county. Again we congratulate each individual member of the committee on such a wonderful achievement who can now look forward to a large influx of visitors to look and learn and hopefully leave a few euro behind.
Ciaran Connolly: A new book titled “The Emperors Irish Slaves” featured on last weeks edition of the Longford Leader deals with the life story of Kenagh man Ciaran Connolly. Ciaran was born in Longford in 1920 and came to live with his family to Lisglassick in 1927. He was one of fourteen children who became very well k now in the Kenagh-Ballymahon area. He was known locally as “Buddy”, a very good looking young man who lived a “Happy go lucky” life until he decided to join the British Air force at nineteen years of age. After training in England he was sent to serve in Singapore where he got caught up in Japanese Battles during World War two. After he was captured by the “Japs”, he suffered a great deal as a prisoner of war for three years. As a result of his harsh treatment he died in august 1945 at twenty five years of age, just two weeks before the end of the war. He is survived by his two sisters Irene Mulvihill, Ballymahon and Teresa Fagan, Ballymore. A “Station of the Cross” was hung to his memory in the old church in Clough until it closed in 1981. The book should be of interest to many Kenagh people who remember Ciaran and his tragic ending.
AGM: The AGM of the Parents Association at St. Dominic’s N.S will take place at 8.30pm on Thursday 27th September 2012 in St. Dominic’s NS Kenagh. All parents/guardians are welcome and as a parent/guardian of a pupil in the school you are automatically a member of the Parents Association. Your ideas and suggestions are always very welcome so please come along on the night with no obligation for further or permanent commitment.