Parent and child group
We continue to meet every Wednesday 9.30am – 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 making friends, bridging the gap between leaving home and starting playschool/school. Drinks & 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 & encourage new faces, the more the merrier , no age limits. Contacts Breege 086 3188391 or Sharon 085 7060233 for further information.
Kenagh GAA Club are organising a 10k run on Sunday next, May 24th, starting outside the village of Kenagh at 12 noon. Registration takes place in St Dominic’s Community Centre from 11am. There are shorter runs for those not experienced in 10K events. All ages are invited to come and take part. There will be an admission charge of fifteen euro. For further particulars log on to www.runireland.com.
The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto for May 10th were 7, 22, 26, 27. There were two match three winners - Margaret Farrell, Derralough and Riona Murtagh, Deryveigh, both win forty euro each. 2,300 euro going on four correct numbers next week.
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 31 May 2015. The recipient of the scholarship will receive 1000 euro per annum for a maximum of three years.
Litter picking and general clean up around the village continues every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm. Volunteers please assemble at the River bridge with daisy pickers if available, gloves and litter sacks available. Everyone welcome to come and take part.
Winners last Thursday night were Bill and Pete, Willie and Dan, ten games. They win thirty five euro each. Table prizes: Liz and Niall, Paddy and Mary, they win ten euro each. Raffle: William Belton, Pat Clavin, Dan Cox, Mary Moran, Larry Grouden and Robin Carberry, all win ten euro each.
Having been privileged to be present at St Mel’s Cathedral blessing ceremony, we would like to congratulate all concerned with its restoration on doing a wonderful job. No doubt money well spent. It was a most memorable ceremony, most notably the choir and the parade of the parish banners. Francis Casey, Kenagh carried the Kilcommock parish banner. Good man Francis. A day that will go down in history in the annals of county Longford.
Over the past few months or since the beginning of the year we have written of the deaths of more than the usual number of deaths in the locality. This week we sadly record the death of Maureen Hornett, formerly Maureen Casserly of Kilcommock. Sadly Maureen is one of three sisters to have passed away over the past few months. Earlier in the year, her sister Teresa Finnegan went to her eternal reward. Last week the second member of the family, Val Mulvihill died unexpectedly in Mullingar hospital. This week we sadly record the death of a third member of the Casserly’s with the death of Maureen Hornett. Maureen emigrated to England where she met and married Aubry Hornett where they reared their family of four children. Aubry and Maureen returned to live in Kilcommock over twenty years ago. She was in her mid nineties and had been confined to a nursing home since the death of her husband. She was cremated in Mount Jerome after her funeral prayers in St Josephs hospital in Longford. We offer our sincere sympathy to her grieving family , her sisters and extended members of the Casserly family.
We also sadly record the unexpected death of Vincent Clarke, Kenagh village which occurred during the past week at Mullingar hospital. Vincent underwent an amputation of his foot over the past year and had been confined to Thomond Lodge nursing home Ballymahon ever since. Like so many more of his generation, Vincent emigrated to England where he spent the greater part of his working life. He retired back to his native village some fifteen years ago where he enjoyed a happy retirement until his recent health problem. Vincent who was 84 years old lived very privately since his retirement. He was a very house proud man and enjoyed nothing more than his comfortable armchair a good fire and his television. He is survived by his sister Carmel, brother Jim, nephews, nieces and a large extended family with whom we offer sincere sympathy. He was buried in Saints Island cemetery after 12 o’clock mass in St Dominic’s Church, Kenagh. We also offer our sympathy to the family members of Christy Rock, Moigh, Ballymahon which occurred recently.