DEATH: We offer sincere sympathy to the Orohoe family and extended families Stonepark Kenagh on the death of Edward Orohoe which occurred during the past week in England. Edward was born and reared on the Island Road Kenagh where he lived until he emigrated to England almost eighty years ago. He was ninety eight years old and lived a healthy active life in his adopted country where he was accompanied by his brothers James and Gerald. He was a brother to Mamy of the Island Road and Tommy Ballyknock. He will be buried in Kilcommock cemetery after his funeral mass in Saint Dominics Church next Saturday Jan 26th.
COLLEGE ENROLMENT: Lanesboro Community College enrolment takes place on January 29 2013 from 7pm to 9pm. All sixth class students from the locality will be brought to an open morning in the school earlier that day. So a big “Cead mile failte” to all sixth class students and to both students and parents at enrolment that evening. Ar aghaidh le cheile.
KILCOMMOCK CHURCH A/C: The financial statement for Kilcommock parish for 2012 was distributed at masses over the past weekend. Our compliments to Father Tom for his very business like statement which shows the parish funds to be in a very healthy state. The account shows a small surplus after all bills were paid thanks to all who have subscribed in different ways to support the parish.
TABLE QUIZ: Kenagh and district Development Association will be holding a fund raising table quiz in Gav’s Bar Kenagh on Friday night March 1st at 9pm.The committee look forward to local clubs and organisations for their support so as to facilitate their effort in the tidy towns competition. More on this later. The KDDA also intend to have a High Nelly Bike rally around Easter. All bike enthusiasts are invited to get their bikes in order in time for this rally. There will be no age limit for this rally. There will be no age limit on machines nor on participants. All bikes will be eligible. All those wishing to take part are advised to get their old nellies oiled up and made road worthy in good time for this historic event.
PROGRESSIVE TWENTY FIVE: Winners in Saint Domimnics Centre last Thursday night were Ned and Tom eighty euro, Jimmy and Mary fifty euro. Table prizes Val and Pat, Bridie and Packie all win twenty euro. Raffle Liz Clyne, Bridie Dolan Tommy Hanley, Simon Boland, Ivan Jones , Noreen Gibbons all win ten euro each.
COMMUNITY ALERT: There was a very good well attended community alert meeting in Saint Dominics Hall last Wednesday night. Over thirty people attended with good progress made and many local security problems discussed. The texting alert system was discussed and will hopefully be put in place by Easter. Local people are asked to hand in their envelopes containing five euro and their mobile phone number as soon as possible to the local garda station or to Ciaran McEntee Kenagh.
KEEP SAFE: Longford County Council have launched a two page circular advising people especially in rural areas how to cope with day to day emergencies especially during winter. Advice is given on personal safety in the home and on the roads. Also how to deal with frozen pipes water shortages, flooding, being snowed in, water leaks and much more. The leaflet also gives phone numbers for emergency services, county council services and garda emergency phone numbers. Every household should have a copy of the leaflet.
LOTTO: The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA lotto for Jan 20 were 3,4,5,22. There were three match three winners Eileen and Mike Hanley Lanesboro; Ray Keegan c/o O’Boyles Kenagh and Seamus Fallon Lislea win twenty five euro each. 15000 euro going on four correct numbers next week.