Charity Table Quiz: To be held in O`Boyles this Friday 6th at 9.30pm in aid of Rehab`s Heads Up charity. The fundraiser is been held by Gary Farrell who is taking part in a 5 Peaks Challenge in a few weeks time. The quiz will be followed be a draw for 2 All Ireland Tickets, Night for 4 in a 3 star Hotel and € 50 gift voucher. Please support this worthy cause.
WHIST: There will be a whist drive in the Lecture Hall Kenagh on Tuesday night July 11 at 9pm. Funds in aid of redecorating the Lecture Hall. Refreshments served.
LOTTO: The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto for weekending June 25th were 8,11,18,28. There were two match three winners Nancy Burke Clonard and Deirdre Percival Corlea win forty euro each. Thirten thousand eight hundred for four correct numbers next week.
SUMMMER CAMPS: Two Summer Camps aimed to give children a taste of many activities will be held in Ballymahon Dean Egan library and Lanesboro from July 16th to July 20th. A summer camp taking in all activities of dance music sport art & drama will be held in Saint Marys Hall Lansboro. The second camp will be held in the Dean Egan library from Monday July 23rd to Friday July 27th.The times of the camp will be 10am to 2pm although children can be dropped off at both camps from 9.30am.The dance part of the camp will consist of a mixture of many types of dance and the music part will consist of tin whistle and recorder. Fees for the camp is 50 euro per child ,ninety euro for two children and a family rate of 110 euro for all the family. A small show guaranteed at the end of the week. Enquiries and bookings to Maureen Farrell on 086 0370219 or Mairead Quinn on 086 30946426.
BIRTHDAY: Congratulations and best wishes to Rachel Thompson who celebrated a very special birthday with a party with all her friends and relatives last Friday night. We wish her many more birthdays especially the ones ending in noughts.
RUBY WEDDING: Congratulations to Johnny & Pauline Marlowe Foigha who celebrated their ruby wedding on June 21st with a big bash from all his family relatives and friends. Information to hand tells us it was a very enjoyable party and that Johnny was the belle of the ball. We wish him and Pauline many more such occasions and here’s to forty more years for the happy couple.
CEMETERY SUNDAY: In Kilcommock will be celebrated this year on Sunday August 12th with mass for all the deceased at 11am in Saint Dominics Church followed by a blessing of the graves. Committee members and plot holders are invited to come to the cemetery on Saturday next July 7 at 2pm to tidy up and cut grass etc.
THE WEATHER: As we write these notes on Sunday evening there is a down pour of rain with no sign of a let up at all. Grey skies and cold winds have made it a most miserable week and with no sign of any improvement over the coming week. Banks of turf cut in recent weeks have in many cases been turned into a floating mass of mud. Silage cutting and haymaking is almost at a standstill with many fields flooded. Tillage crops are poor and very backward. We also notice very little fruit on trees and bushes which indicates a hard winter for the birds. Todays weather forecast says that there will be no change over the coming week. It appears that we are faced with the third bad year out of four at this point in time. However we could salvage as lot even with a good second half of July.
DEATHS: We offer sincere sympathy to Mary Smith Island Road Kenagh on the death of her brother Michael O’Brien of Castlerea which occurred in Cheltenham England. He was buried after funeral mass in Ballinaheglish to Oran Cemetery on Friday June 29th. We also offer our sympathy to Niall Doherty Ballyknock on the death of his brother John which occurred during the past week in his native Donegal.
PROGRESSIVE TWENTY FIVE: Winners in Saint Dominics Centre last Thursday night were Niall and Liz Hughes eleven games. They win seventy euro. Val and Pat ten games they win forty euro. Table prizes Barney and Mick Mark and Noreen win twenty euro each. Raffle Willie Fox Betty Geraty Brendan Hanley Tommy O’Malley Liz Hughes and Pat Newman all win ten euro each.
TIMES PAST: Last week’s edition of the Longford Leader featured an article about a man who once lived in Kenagh on its “Down Memory Lane” column. It appears that Michael Hewitt Glasson was reported dead after an explosion during world war one and was missing until about 1932. He suffered from loss of memory for over fourteen years. Mike was a brother to Bill Hewitt from Mosstown Kenagh and lived with him for some years after his return from the war. Mike worked with local farmers during the late nineteen thirties and forties. He died about nineteen fifty (This time for real) and was well known around kenagh for his stories and witty remarks.
WEDDING: Congratulations and best wishes to Jenny Quinn daughter of Pat and Sandra Abbeyderg who was married to Gary Nolan from Killoe in Saint Brigid’s Church Ardagh on Saturday June 30th .The reception was held in Crover House County Cavan .We wish the happy couple many years of wedded bliss.