Kenagh Guild of ICA hosted a very successful Federation AGM in the Community Centre on Monday night. Myrtle Kenny was elected as Federation Secretary. Congratulations also to Myrtle who came third in the short story competition in an Grianan. Our next meeting will be on the 19th May, please note change of date. This meeting will be our AGM. All members please attend. New members always welcome. Thanks to Pee and Danny who helped to prepare the place for our Federation meeting.


The next Whist drive in the Lecture Hall, Kenagh on Tuesday night, May 13th at 8.30pm.Usual prize fund with refreshments afterwards.


Congratulations to Francis Kelly, Torboy and Sharon Hogan, Keel who were married on Friday, April 25th last in Saint Mary’s Church, Legan. Main celebrant was Father Bernard Hogan, uncle of the bride, assisted by Father Peter Tiernan, Carrickedmond and Father Peter Brady, Legan. Bestman was Michael Kelly and chief bridesmaid was Ashling Hogan, groomsmen were Paul Lenehan, Conor Kelly and Sean Kelly. Bridesmaids were Gemma Delaney, Sinead Moran and Kiera Keogh. Flower girl was Ellie Hogan, niece of the bride. Church music was rendered by Corrib quartet and soloist was Jacqueline Kenny. Reception was held in the Landmark Hotel, Carrick on Shannon, where the guests danced the night away to the DE, JA Grooveband. We wish the happy couple many years of wedded bliss.


Sticky Fingers Community Centre, Kenagh enrolment evening. Venue : Childcare Centre, Kenagh. Date: Friday 9th May 2014. Time 7pm to 9pm. Free preschool year for children aged 3 years 2 months – 4 years 7 months. CCS Scheme Parents in receipt of social welfare/ FIS or have a medical/doctor only card will be eligible for a subsidy. CETS Scheme – Parents on a CE scheme or a back to education scheme are eligible for a subsidy. For further information please contact the manager on 043 3322450.

Irish Dance Classes

A five week introduction to Irish dance for children of all ages will commence from this Wednesday 7th May 6.30pm in the Community Centre. This course will introduce children to the basics of Irish dance and there is no further commitment after the five weeks unless the child wishes to continue. Special rates also available for children who pay for the five weeks together. Further enquiries to Maureen on 086 3702719.

Irish Workhouse Centre

The first national conference on ‘The Irish Workhouse,past and present’ will be held in Portumna, Co Galway on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th May. 163 workhouses operated in Ireland from the 1840s to the 1920s.The workhouse or poorhouse has been described as ‘the most feared and hated institution ever established in Ireland’. Every area had a workhouse. For further information tel 090 9759200


The local people who took up the church gate collection over the past weekend wish to thank all those who contributed so generously. The amount collected amounted to 295 euro.

Bike rally

Don’t forget the high nellie bike outing under the auspices of KDD in Kenagh next Sunday morning May 11th. The event will assemble in Gav’s car park at 11.30am with set off at 12 noon. All kinds of bikes are very welcome, big and small, young and old. Various lengths of routes to suit allcomers. Children will be accompanied by an adult. Proceeds in aid of Kenagh Tidy Towns, refreshments served.


There will be an all horse ploughing competition on the grounds of Lisglassick House on Sunday, May 18th starting at 1pm. All are very welcome. Competitors from other counties.

Active Age Party

This year’s Active Age Party is taking place on Monday, 12th May from 6pm onwards in the Centre. It is a happy occasion each year when people come together for a nice social evening – something to eat and drink, a chat, a laugh and good entertainment. We look forward to seeing all the regulars and maybe some new faces this year. A lot of work goes into making the evening enjoyable, so if you can help by giving someone a lift, coming in for a chat or singing a song, it would be great to have you on board.


The thatched cottage in Kenagh village continues to deteriorate into a crumbling mess. This once attractive landmark in the village is now becoming an eyesore and even though protected by mesh barriers it is getting more dangerous every day with lots of fallen masonry piling up on the footpath. There is also a danger that it will become a host for various types of vermin and wild life. Business people in the immediate surroundings are becoming very frustrated with this on going problem. It is no help to the Tidy Towns effort either.


We offer sincere sympathy to Florence Lawlor, Drumcloughan, Moydow on the death of her son, Stephen Lawlor, who died in Kerry over the past week. We also offer our sympathy to the relatives and friends of sister Eitta Kelly, Donamearon who died in mid April.


Sympathy is also extended to Jimmy Reilly, Abbeyderg on the death of his sister, Ann Nugent (nee Reilly) which occurred after a short illness.

Ann Flanagan

There was widespread sorrow and sadness right around the parish and far beyond with the news of the death of Ann Flanagan, Derryadd which occurred at her residence last Saturday morning May 3rd. Even though we knew that Ann was seriously ill, yet her death came as a great shock to all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Ann was born Ann Baxter, Killeen, Ardagh, sixty six years ago. She was always a very outgoing person from her very early days. She was a great camogie player, having played with Cavan county team when she was working in Killeshandra. She continued to play for her native Ardagh and in later years with her adopted parish of Kenagh. She also excelled at badminton and was a regular with the Kenagh Badminton Club on their tournaments. She helped to promote the game with the younger girls long after her playing days ended. She was also a great social person being very much involved with various committees within the parish. She played a very big part with other committee members during the time that Saint Dominic’s Church was being built back in 1980 – 81. She continued on this committee until it was fully paid for, always a very constructive person, easy to work with and not afraid of hard work. Ann was also a great family person, a devoted wife and mother and in recent years a very very devoted granny to Adam and Milie who tragically lost their mother at a very early age. She was also very devoted to her eight other grandchildren, one of whom was born only days before her demise. She also shared a great interest with her husband, Tommy in running the family farm at Derryadd, just as in her social life, she was never afraid of hard work, a great neighbour and friend, always willing to help out when required. She lived through her long illness with great dignity and courage and like during her life she took her problems head on and made the best of what she had left. During her forty four years in this parish, she made many friends and was much admired as a genuine lady, a fact that was very evident by the huge crowd which attended her removal last Sunday evening, one of the biggest on record over a long number of years. She will be sadly missed by so many but more especially by her husband Tommy, sons Kevin, Brendan, Leo, daughters Helen and Carmel, her grandchildren, brothers and sisters, sons in law, daughters in law and a host of neighbours, friends and relations. Her funeral mass took place at twelve noon Monday, followed by internment in Shrule cemetery. A guard of honour was presented through the village by Kenagh GAA Club on Sunday evening. Many a tear will be shed for Ann and justifiably so.