Kenagh GAA Club are organising a 10 kilometre and 5 kilometre run on Sunday morning, May 24. The run will start outside the village at twelve noon and cover a 12k circuit finishing at Saint Dominic’s Community Centre. There will also be a 5K run over a shorter course. Registration begins at 11am in the community along with an entry fee of 15 euro. All funds raised in aid of Kenagh GAA Club. For further particulars log on to www.runireland.com.
The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto for May 4th were 5, 15, 23, 24. There was no match three winner and the following names were drawn Nellie Keegan, Barry; Gary Kenny, Foigha; Murtagh family, Derryveigh and Mick Duignan (snr), Abbeyderg, all win twenty euro each. 2,200 euro going on four correct numbers next week.
The active age party for Kenagh and surrounding areas will be held in Saint Dominic’s Community Centre on Monday evening June 8. All senior citizens are invited to come and enjoy a good meal followed by music, song and craic.
Winners in Saint Dominic’s Centre last Thursday night were Mary and Bill, Barney and Eugene, ten games each. They share 120 euro. Table prizes Annie and Kathleen, Mark and Noreen, all win ten euro each. Raffle: Betty Gerety, Tom Nohilly, Robin Carberry, Tom Nohilly, Mary Gregg and Annie Egginton all win ten euro each.
Kenagh and district development Association will be holding their third annual “High Nellie Bike” run on Sunday morning June 7th at 12 noon in aid of Kenagh Tidy Towns funds. This has been a very successful and most enjoyable event over the past two years. All kinds of bikes will be involved. Tandems, three wheelers, penny farthings, messenger bikes and even one wheelers. If you don’t own a high nellie or novelty bike you can still take part with a modern version. Children are also invited to take part but must be accompanied by one adult. There will be a small entry fee and refreshments will be served in community centre. There will be a choice of routes to suit all ages.
The death of Val Mulvihill, No 2, Cartron Road, Kenagh was received with widespread sadness and dismay when word of her unexpected passing reached the village last Monday morning May 4. Although she had been hospitalised in Mullingar over the past few weeks her death was very sudden and left the entire community from a wide area in a state of shock. Val was a very well known and highly respected lady in Kenagh and surrounding areas. She was a very active member of the local community, especially in the Cartron Road estate where she came to live over forty years ago from her native Kilcommock. Val was the youngest of eleven children of the Casserly family into which she was born 78 years ago. Unfortunately, her mother died at a young age leaving a young family to tend for themselves. She married local man Andy Mulvihill over fifty years ago and both lived very happily with their daughter Mary until Val’s demise last Monday. She was very fond of bingo, but more especially a game of cards which she enjoyed three of four nights per week. She was also very fond of walking which she took part in almost every day. Her favourite route was around Mosstown where she was joined by a few close friends. Another side of Val’s life was her involvement in the care and upkeep of Kilcommock cemetery. Evening after evening Val and Andy could be observed on their way to Kilcommock where they and a few more dedicated people spent hours lawn mowing, weeding, tending to flowers and shrubbery around the ancient burial place. As a result of their dedication and hard work Kilcommock cemetery could rank as one of the best kept in county Longford. Many parishioners owe a debt of gratitude and thanks to Val and Andy for many years of dedicated work. Val will be long remembered and badly missed for her work in this direction. We offer our sincere sympathy to her husband Andy, daughter Mary Egan, (Forgney), sisters Josie, Maureen, and Kathleen, son in law, grand children, close neighbours, nephews, nieces , relatives and many friends over a wide area. She was buried in Kilcommock cemetery after twelve o’clock mass in Saint Dominic’s Church on Thursday last, May 7.