Holders of guns are reminded that their annual licence is now due. Owners of guns are asked to call to their local Garda Station as soon as possible to secure their permit.
There will be a full meeting of Kenagh branch of community alert in Saint Dominic’s Community Centre on this Wednesday night, January 17th at 8pm. All those interested in local security are asked to attend.
The main structures for the new children’s playground on the island road are now in place. The type of material used blends very well with the natural surroundings of this very secluded area. The playground will be opened as soon as the landscaping is complete, which should be about the first week in February.
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Knock on 10th Sept 2014. Price 699 euro per person sharing all inclusive. 100 euro off if paid in full by 3rd Feb. 50 euro off if deposit only is paid by 3rd February. Contact Marita Concannon on 098 64017/ 089 4146331.
Lanesboro Community College Open Day and Enrolment night 22/01/14. 10.30am – 1pm. All 5th and 6th classes from the local national schools will attend an open morning in the school. They will experience a taste of secondary school life, visit all the different departments, meet teachers and pupils and begin to think of which subjects they will choose from the 18 currently on offer right through Junior Cert to Leaving Cert, all to higher level. 7pm – 9.30pm : all parents are invited to meet the teaching staff, discuss subject choices, take a tour of the school and make any inquiry they may feel is relevant. Principal’s address at 7pm. Tea will be served.
Winners in Saint Dominic’s Centre last Thursday night were Peter and Brendan, eleven games, they win eighty euro. Mark and Noreen, nine games, win fifty euro. Table prizes Bernie and Stephen, Dan and Tom, all win twenty euro each. Raffle: Simon Boland, Peter Donlon, Val Mulvihill, Stephen Murtagh, Sean Parker, Pete Murtagh, all win ten euro each.
Blast from the past
Following is an extract from John Wesley’s diary dated 7th July 1750: “I returned to Athlone in the afternoon and on Saturday 7th set out for Longford , calling to Kenagh on the way where I unexpectedly found a large congregation waiting for me, to whom I preached on Jesus Christ. About seven I reached Longford where I preached in the middle of the town”. This was his first visit to Kenagh but he returned fourteen times later on. He stayed with Kingstones of Mosstown and at McCloughery’s of Abbeyderg. He preached in the small church at White Gate in Mosstown. His last visit to Kenagh was in 1789 when he travelled by horse and chaise between Mosstown and Abbeyderg. In his diary he wrote he had supper with his friends the Kingstones, had good conversations and prayed with them. Next morning he was up at 4am , wrote letters and went on his way to Athlone. This was his last visit to Kenagh . From Methodism in county Longford by Edwin McCormack.
The sad death occurred after a short illness of Mrs Sheila Reilly of Ledwithstown. Sheila was a native of Donegal where she was born seventy eight years ago. She was the devoted wife of Tommy Reilly for the past fifty years. They celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary just two weeks ago but unfortunately Sheila was too ill to mark the occasion the way she might have wished. She was a native Irish speaker having grew up in Falcarragh which is a gaeltacht area of Donegal. She emigrated to England at a young age where she met and married her husband Tommy. They lived in Donegal for some time but returned to live on the Reilly family farm in Ledwithstown in 1996 where they lived ever since and became very popular with the local community. She played her part in working the farm with her husband Tommy along with rearing their five children. She was a keen farmer along with being a devoted wife and mother and home maker. She was buried in Kilcommock cemetery after twelve o’clock mass in Saint Dominics church on Monday January 13th. We offer sincere sympathy to her husband Tommy, her five children and their spouses, her siblings in Donegal and all her extended family both here and away.
We also extend sympathy to Breda Mollighan of the guide staff of Corlea Centre on the death of her mother in law, Mrs Annie Mollighan, Old Town, Ardagh, which occurred over the past week. Annie Mollighan was wife of the late John Mollighan, a well known cattle dealer and exporter who lived at Ardagh for the past sixty years.
Best of luck to all the children who are busy practising with their managers and representing Kenagh in Draughts and Chess. Athletics training continues on Sunday morning at 12 at the GAA pitch, enquiries to Declan at 0868074295. Our U-14 Table Quiz competition will take place on Tuesday, 21st January in the Red Room at 7pm, children must be over 10 and under 14 years on 31 July to compete in this competition. Our U-10 handwriting will take place on Tuesday, 28th January, again in the Red Room at 7pm, children must be over 8 and under 10 years on the 31 July 2014 for this competition. We will also be entering teams in U-10 indoor soccer and gaelic football, U-13 indoor soccer, futsal and table tennis, enquiries to Marie McGann 0868934458, or any of the committee. Also if anyone who is not currently receiving text messages, wishes to have their number added to the text bundle, please text your details to 0868934458 and your number will be added.