Next Saturday, August 2 will bring in the annual heritage week inaugurated by the National Heritage Council of Ireland. There will be many events organised for the week throughout county Longford. Friday, August 29th will be the day when Kenagh will celebrate the event with a day long memorial conference for the late Barry Rafferty in Corlea Centre. Wetlands Heritage Ireland will present the day long conference. Speakers will be John Feehan, Doctor Ronan O’Flaherty, Brian O’Hara, Eoin Donnelly, Donal Mac an Bheatha, Tom Egan and others. Kieran MacEntee will chair the proceedings. Booking essential. The following Saturday August 30th Ballymahon will host many events all relating to Heritage Week including a parade at 3pm , a high nellie rally, street busking, shop window display, teddy bears, picknick etc. See adverts for full particulars.
The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA lotto for August 10th were 8, 26, 27, 30. There were three match three winners Liz Hughes, Toome; Linda Merrigan, Newtowncashel and Michael McCormack, Corina all get thirty euro each.
We send greetings and good wishes to officer Ronan Carberryl son of Robin and Ann, The Hollow who is on a tour of observation duty under United Nations in the Sahara desert. This is a wild desolate part of the world with nothing only miles of sand in every direction. He says that there could be nothing more pleasing to the eye at present than a green field or a good shower of rain.
Best of luck to Sean and Breege Cassidy who have moved their curtain business from Kenagh Village to their home in Cloughan, Moydow. They intend to continue with their business which they have built up over the past decade or so in Kenagh. We wish them well in their new location and thank Breege and Sean for all their hospitality over the years. Breege always kept an open door where all and sundry were welcome for a chat or a bit of craic which we know will continue from her home base.
Winners in Saint Dominic’s Centre last Thursday night were Paddy and Mick, eleven games, they win 70 euro, Mark and Noreen, Ivan and Peter, ten games, 20 euro each. Table prizes: Mary and Tommy, Larry and Pat, twenty euro each. Raffle: Mark Grennan, Eugene Kelly, Annie Egginton, Barney Kenny, Mick Maguire and Eugene Kelly all get ten euro each.
Welcome home to Mike Corrigan, Kenagh who is home on holidays at present. Mike emigrated from the village over sixty years ago and no doubt will have observed many changes in the locality over the six decades.
Longford harvest festival press night will be held in Gav’s Bar, Kenagh on this coming Friday night, August 22nd. Music supplied by Paul Burns. Refreshments will be served and a raffle will be held. All are welcome to attend.
We offer sincere sympathy to Tom Canavan, Kilcommock on the death of his brother John which occurred over the past week in his native county Carlow at a relatively young age.
The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto for August 17th were 17, 22, 24, 25. No match three winner and the following names were drawn Nancy McCormack, Corina; Sharon Hall, Kenagh; Patricia Hopkins, Newtowncashel and Emer Kenny, Foigha, all win twenty euro each.
Pride of the parish this week goes to young Harry Byrne who won 4th place and a bronze medal at the National Community Games Swimming Finals last weekend in Athlone. Harry competed in the U-8 Swimming Freestyle event. Well done Harry. Well done also to Aoibhin Kelly, Adam Curley, Kevin Byrne, Jamie Byrne and Keelin McGann who also represented Kenagh at the Finals. Best of luck to Keelin McGann U-14 80m hurdles, Cian Nolan U-14 100m and Thomas McGann U-16 100m and to the boys U-16 Relay team of Thomas McGann, Cian Carberry, Corey Molloy, Aaron Kelly and Ronan Farrell who all compete in the Community Games National Finals in the Track events this coming weekend.