WEDDING: Congratulations to Sean Canavan , son of Tom and Margaret Kilcommock and Niamh Sheehan Kildare who were married in Saint Marys Church Maynooth on Saturday March 23rd last. The wedding ceremony was performed by Father Michael Whittaker assisted by Fathers Tom Barden and PJ Byrne. Bridesmaids were Ciara Sheehan and Emer Clancy. Bestmen were John Mulvihill and Barrie McCormack. Flower girls were Caoimh Fanning and Mary Kelly. Prayers were read by Orla Clerkin , Brian Casey, Gary Doyle, Claire Durkan, Carol Mullally and Oliver Wynne. Church music was rendered by Solstice Church music and Claire Wynne. We wish the newly married couple many years of wedded bliss.
ICA: The monthly meeting of Kenagh Guild of ICA will be held in Saint Dominics Community Centre on Monday night April 8th at 8.30pm sharp. All members please attend. The guild wish to congratulate three of their members Lucy Newman, Myrtle Kenny and Breege Cassidy on their great performance in the ICA National Question Time competition. They came fourth at All Ireland level against stiff competition at An Grianan in the final last week.
GAA: Kenagh GAA Club will be holding their dinner and social night in Gav’s Bar on Saturday night next April 6th at 8.30pm sharp. This event was postponed from March 9th due to a local bereavement. Some tickets still available at fifteen euro each. Presentations will be made by county board personnel during the night. Music supplied by Colin Galligan.
PROGRESSIVE TWENTY FIVE: Winners in Saint Dominics Centre last Thursday night were John and Mike thirteen games win sixty euro. Ivan and Tom ten games win forty euro. Table prizes Bill and Pete, Paddy and Mick all win twenty euro each. Raffle Pat Rock, Barney Kenny Peter Gregg , Jimmy Cahill, Tom Farrell and Pat Rock all win ten euro each.
MOTHER & TODDLER: Social Gathering for mothers and toddlers continues upstairs in Stickey Fingers crech every Wednesday morning from 9.30am to Midday. Names are now being taken for new members in September. Anyone interested please contact Patricia any morning on 33 22450.
DEATH: This week we sadly record the very sad death of Phillip Clyne of Lislea Kenagh and formerly of Cartron Road Kenagh which occurred at Mullingar General Hospital on last Wednesday March 27th.Although in failing health for the past few years his death came quite suddenly in the end which left all his immediate family and all who knew him in a state of shock. Phillip passed to his eternal reward at the relatively young age of fifty eight years. He was a very well known personality over a wide area, always on the move. He was a very hard worker , never a day idle taking every obstacle in his stride. He was a very house proud man keeping his house and gardens in immaculate condition. Something that was greatly admired by all the sympathisers who called during his wake. As one sympathiser remarked he was a decent obliging and very considerate man who had a word for everyone who crossed his path. As well as being house proud he was also a great family man, devoted to his wife Gretta and his large family of ten children , always available to them when they needed him most. Phillip was a keen follower of sport and took a great interest in Kenagh GAA Club. A guard of honour was presented by member of Kenagh club and the Peter Keenan branch of ONE of which he was also a past member, at his removal to Saint Dominics Church Kenagh for his funeral service on Easter Saturday morning. His funeral then took place to Abbeyderg cemetery which was attended by a very large gathering of friends neighbours and relatives. Phillip will be sadly missed by all who knew him especially his wife Gretta children Phyllis, Teckla, Olivia, Gene, Dolores, Paula, Brenda, Mary, Phillip and Liam, his grandchildren, brothers sisters, sons in law, mother in law and all his extended family cousins relatives and many friends with whom, we offer sincere sympathy. He was a very good neighbour who will be sadly missed.
COLD WEATHER: When will it ever end words that seem to be on everyone’s lips over the past few days. No doubt they can only be referring to the extremely cold weather we have experienced over the Easter week or longer. Records show it to have been the coldest month of March over the past century. Although we here in the midlands escaped the heavy falls of snow further up north it has been a very severe month with sub zero temperatures at night and a cold harsh east wind during daylight hours. Even the land has a hungry look, gray and dismal in appearance. Livestock are showing signs of severe hardship with some heavy losses reported from sheep owners. As we write on April first the weather forecast says no change in the immediate future. Farmers and stockowners are coming under pressure from a shortage of fodder and no sign of grass growth. There was a noticeable absence of Easter bonnets at any church ceremonies over the past week instead worshipers were wrapped up in warm winter woolies.