Parent and child group

Parent and child group

We continue to meet every Wednesday at 9.30am to 12.30pm in Sticky Fingers childcare. Come and let the little ones play and interact with their peers. It is an opportunity to introduce them to the idea of socialising and meeting friends, bridging the gap between leaving and starting playschool – school. Drinks and snacks are provided for the little ones. A friendly easy going group of parents who are always ready to help each other out. Come see for yourself , we welcome and encourage new faces, the more the merrier, with no age limits. Please contact Breige at 0833188391 or Sharon at 085 7060233 for further information.

First Communion

The following children received First Holy Communion on Saturday: Harry Byrne, Leah Carberry, Matthew Casey, Adam Curley, Leila Farrell, Rachel Flanagan, Carly Flood, Daniel Galvin, Johnny Gavin,Lauren Halse, Niamh Hegarty, Cathal Higgins, Isaac Kearns, Riona Kelly, Lee Lennon, Stephen McGinnity, Hannah Montgomery, Megan Nolan, Brooklyn O’Malley, Ariane Phelan, Evan Rohan and Jake Sammon-Hill. We congratulate all of them, their parents and their families. It was a lovely day and a special one for all concerned. The parents and children prepared well for this sacrament and we hope they will continue to be close to the Lord in the years ahead. Special thanks to Eimear Lennon their teacher who has done a wonderful job once again, not just on the day but over the past year. Thanks to Mr Farrelly and the choir for their great help with the music and singing. Thanks also to the Parents Association for the refreshments and well done to all who helped in any way.

Student scholarship

The student scholarship sponsored by Ballymahon & District Credit Union is operational again this year. It is open to all leaving Cert students attending the vocational and Mercy Secondary schools. The student must be completing a Fas Apprenticeship, full time certificate, diploma or degree course at any university, IT or approved third level college. All students who wish to enter the draw must be a member of the Credit Union before May 31, 2015. The recipient of the scholarship will receive 1000 euro per annum for a maximum of three years.

Progressive 25

Winners last Thursday night were Mark and Noreen, twelve games, they win seventy euro, Jimmy and Mary, ten games, they win forty euro. Table prizes: Mary and Tommy, twenty euro and Liz and Niall, twenty euro. Raffle: Niall Hughes, Mark Grehan, Peter McGarry, Mary Gregg, Larry Grouden, all win ten euro each.


The new direction sign down at the river looks very good. It’s a very colourful sign eye catching and meaningful. It should be a big help towards improving visitor numbers to Corlea Centre. Congratulations to all concerned with its design and placement. Also, the new milestone looking towards the island road is a nice attraction and a welcome addition to the street furniture of the village. Meanwhile the village clean up continues every Wednesday evening at 7.30pm. As the judging of the tidy towns is not too far away it is important that as many as possible turn up for this weekly effort.


Best wishes to our two local players Rory Connor and Shane Doyle who will be on the county panel for this very important game against Dublin in Croke Park next Sunday. It is a big undertaking but anything is possible.

Leaving cert

Good luck and best wishes to all the students from Kenagh and surrounding areas who will sit their Leaving cert and Junior cert exams over the next few weeks. No doubt it is a major hurdle to jump so we wish them all the best and an easy passage through this important phase of their lives.

10K run

The 10K run organised by Kenagh GAA Club was their most successful so far, almost 200 runners of all ages and sizes, both men and women, boys and girls took part in very suitable weather conditions. As there was a lot of work involved in organising this event we congratulate and thank all involved such as the people who marked and signposted the route , the starters, the follow up team and all who prepared and gave out the refreshments. Well done to everyone especially all the participants in the run.

Bike rally

A special message to all the cyclists from Kenagh and further afield about the forthcoming high nellie rally which will be held in Kenagh on June 7th. All are welcome to join in the fun. All kinds of bikes very welcome. There will be a choice of routes for people of varying levels of fitness.