Kenagh

Lotto

Lotto

The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto for March 8 were 6, 16, 18, 20. There was one match three winner Enda McGann, Derryveigh, wins eighty euro.

Ploughing match

The annual county Longford ploughing championships will be held in Legan on Sunday, April 12th beginning at 12 noon. The county ploughing festival is now well established as one of the major social events of the year. It has a special appeal to all and sundry, let it be from town or county. Alongside the ploughing competitions there are many other events and sideshows. There are special classes for vintage horse and more modern outfits. There will also be a number of trade stands and fancy goods stalls. A great day is promised to all comers.

KDDA

The annual general meeting of Kenagh and District Development Association was held in St Dominic’s Community Centre last Wednesday March 11th. There was a small but enthusiastic attendance from which a committee was elected to look after the business of KDDA for the coming year. A new chairman was elected , Mr Colm Murray MCC will take over from Olive Byrne McKeogh who stepped down after five years sterling service. The meeting were loud in their praise for Olive who initiated several projects during her term in office. We were all very sorry to see her go but five years of hard work at the helm was as much as could be expected. One of her major achievements was the setting up of a play area for children which is now up and running and greatly appreciated. Olive was always to the fore front in organising clean up evenings which showed great results for the better appearance of the village. Olive deserves our thanks for a job well done. The following committee was then elected. Chairman: Colm Murray, secretary: Patricia Harrison, treasurer: Ciaran McEntee, PRO: Cathy Patterson. The new committee designated the month of April as Spring clean month. Next meeting takes place on March 25th in the community centre.

Table quiz

There will be a table quiz in Gav’s Bar on this coming Friday night, March 20th at 8.30pm. Proceeds are in aid of Kenagh Community Games. Tables will be forty euro for four players. Good prizes and refreshments served. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Ann Browne

There was an air of genuine sorrow and sadness throughout the greater south Longford area with the news of the death of Ann Browne of Terlicken, Ballymahon which occurred at her residence on March 9th after a relatively short illness. Ann was born Ann O’Connor just sixty five years ago in nearby Tang. Its hard to realise that Ann was out and about just six months ago. She was always a very lively cheery kind of person, full of fun with a big smile to everyone who came her way. She was a very hard worker and a devoted mother to her five children and to her husband John. After rearing her family, Ann took on the job of carer to the sick and disabled, a position she took a great pride from. She was very popular with her many patients whom she attended to over the years. She gave them great confidence by her personal attention and good humour. Alongside her work as a carer Ann was also a great community person being very much involved in various organisations throughout the parish. She was a founder member of the Leo Casey History Society and was a very hard working secretary of the group since its inception. During her time as a member of the group she was instrumental in preparing and producing two local histories which were a complete sell out. The first book related to the history of the Sisters of Mercy in Ballymahon from the very beginning until they retired in 2007. This was a very popular book and was completely sold out. The second book to pass through her hands was a pictorial history of Ballymahon titled a journey back in time. Since forming the Leo Casey Society we have many happy memories of her presence both at our meetings and at her home in Terlicken. We can recall many hours at her spotless kitchen going through reams of typed material and hundreds of photographs all spread out on the table to be sorted and named for the printers. We drank many cups of tea accompanied by cakes or sandwiches as we pursued through endless pages of local items and pictures of people and places. Ann was meticulous in her approach to having everything correct down to the last detail. She was also very much involved in heritage week which took place on the last week in August. Incidentally, this event was probably her last outing before she got seriously ill. No doubt she will be sadly missed by so many especially her workmates in the caring profession. Her friends in the Leo Casey Society, members of other organisations, her many friends and neighbours but most of all by her loving husband and family who will sadly miss her so much. Personally we have lost a great friend who provided us with so many memories that won’t be forgotten, the chats and cups of tea and so much more at committee meetings. On behalf of all our members at Leo Casey History group, we offer sincere sympathy to her husband John, sons Justin, Eoin and Enda, daughters Grainne and Sinead, brother Ray, grandchildren and all her extended family throughout Ireland and abroad. She was buried in Temple-a-valley cemetery after her funeral mass in St Matthews church on March 11th. A guard of honour was presented after her funeral mass by her fellow members of the Leo Casey history group who no doubt will miss her presence at all their functions. A great friend has passed to her eternal reward.