Kenagh

MONSTER AUCTION: A Monster Auction will be held in Keenagh Community Centre on Saturday 23rd July at 3pm in aid of Children of Chernobyl. Viewing from 1 pm. Please support this very important charity.

MONSTER AUCTION: A Monster Auction will be held in Keenagh Community Centre on Saturday 23rd July at 3pm in aid of Children of Chernobyl. Viewing from 1 pm. Please support this very important charity.

THANK YOU: On behalf of Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, Attracta and Declan would like to extend their sincere thanks to all the people who so generously supported their Annual Church Gate Collection over the weekend of 9 and 10 July 2011. A special word of thanks to all the collectors who gave of their time and support over the weekend.

AUCTION: There will be a charity auction in Saint Dominics Centre Kenagh on this Saturday July 23rd at 2pm in aid of the children of Chernobyl. Anyone with items to give please hand them in early on Saturday morning to arrange for labelling. All sorts of brick a brack of good quality very welcome. Items such as unwanted presents household items electrical goods turf potatoes vegetables good toys shrubbery are all very welcome. If you don’ have something to give please come and buy refreshments on sale. For particulars please contact Joan Mulvihill.

HAYMAKING FESTIVAL: There will be a very attractive programme at the haymaking festival which will be held in Mulvihill’s field at Lisnaskey Ballymahon on next Sunday July 24th from one o’clock pm. The event is being organised by he North Midlands draught horse society. At least ten pairs of working horses will be taking part in mowing tedding wheel raking hay collecting alongside piking rope twisting tramming etc. Side shows and children amusements will be on the field. Refreshments will be available admission ten euros. Come and see how the hay was cut and saved during the grandfathers time. Anyone wishing to take part are very welcome.

THANKS: Our Ladys Hospital for Sick Children Crumlin. On behalf of OurLady’s Hospital for Sick Children Crumlin Attracta & Declan would like to extend their sincere thanks to all the people who so generously supported their annual Church gate collection over the weekend of 9th & 10th 2011. A special word of thanks to all the collectors who gave of their time and support over the weekend.

WELCOME HOME: A hearty cead mile failte has been extended to Michael Corrigan fomerly of Kenagh Village who returned to his native heath after sixty years absence. Michael left kenagh just over sixty years ago to seek his fortune in England. By his own account he left Kenagh with a brown paper bag under his arm with a pair of socks and boots, a shirt and six pounds in his pocket. He had little change left when he arrived in England and secured his first job. He talked with a certain nostalgia of his life in Kenagh during the nineteen forties,the people he knew and the families now long gone. He was amazed at the changes around the village and throughout the parish. The new houses and new faces and names. Yet he retained his personality and accent after so many years away. Still the same Mike Corrigan. He was accompanied by his cousins Tom and Pat Corrigan of Knockatarry and Michael Cooney, Mike had two sisters who emigrated to Australia around the same time. Kathy and Roseanne. During his short stay he managed to get around and meet many old friends and acquaintances from former days. We wish Mike all the best and many happy years retirement. He might even return to renew old friendships. Hope you keep reading those notes Mike. He is now living in Bristol England.

HARVESTT FESTIVAL: Arrangements are well in hand for the County Longford harvest festival which will be held in Rathcline on Sunday August 28th. The next committee meeting will be held in the El Paso on Friday night July 29th at 9.30pm. A press night will be held in Adi Farrells Lanesboro on Friday night Aug 12. All interested are invited to attend. Anyone wishing to take part in the festival work are asked to give in their names as soon as possible.

KDDA: Kenagh Tidy Towns committee continue to make improvements in all areas. They have a clean up every Wednesday evening which no doubt is paying off. Clean up will continue until further notice on Wednesday evenings. Following is an obsevation made by a visitor to Kenagh village in1837. Kenagh is situated on the road from Longford to Ballymahon and is four miles from each town. In this village one fair is held annually. Some of the houses are in good repair but its general appearance is only middling “ end of quote. Its obvious his sense of measurements is very far out, he also refers to Corlea village on the road from Kenagh to Lanesborro as follows. “This village contains about one dozen houses , a public house a forge and a quarry with trees on most of the ditches adjoining it”. Collaghy Hill is situated nearby.

LOTTO: The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto last Sunday night were 6,11, 21, 29. No match three winner so the following names were drawn Jim McGoey Abbeyderg, Stewart Glendenning c/o IWA C and B Flannagan c/o Tommy Flanagan Derrayadd and Damien Dorr c/o Padraig Fahey all get twenty euro each. Next draw in Leaveys.