Kenagh

FUNDRAISER: On Tuesday August 14th there will be a whist drive in the Lecture Hall Kenagh at 9 pm in order to raise funds for Vickey Farrell Cartrons(daughter of George and Olga) who will be taking part in a 22 kilometre cycle on August 31st in aid of two charities,the “Children’s Sunshine Home”, Laura Lynn House and Our Ladys Childrens Hospital Crumlin. We encourage as many people as possible to come and take part and help donate to these much deserved charities.

FUNDRAISER: On Tuesday August 14th there will be a whist drive in the Lecture Hall Kenagh at 9 pm in order to raise funds for Vickey Farrell Cartrons(daughter of George and Olga) who will be taking part in a 22 kilometre cycle on August 31st in aid of two charities,the “Children’s Sunshine Home”, Laura Lynn House and Our Ladys Childrens Hospital Crumlin. We encourage as many people as possible to come and take part and help donate to these much deserved charities.

FUNDRAISER: On Tuesday August 14th there will be a whist drive in the Lecture Hall Kenagh at 9 pm in order to raise funds for Vickey Farrell Cartrons(daughter of George and Olga) who will be taking part in a 22 kilometre cycle on August 31st in aid of two charities,the “Children’s Sunshine Home”, Laura Lynn House and Our Ladys Childrens Hospital Crumlin. We encourage as many people as possible to come and take part and help donate to these much deserved charities.

MOSSTOWN WALK: A group of people from Lanesboro Summer School will take part in an information walk around Mosstown and Kenagh village on next Saturday August 11th at 2pm. Any local people who are interested are invited to come to the Island Bridge and join the group.

HARVEST FESTIVAL: A press night in aid of County Longford Harvest Festival will take place in Gav’s bar Kenagh on Friday night August 17th. Everyone are asked to come along and take part.

DEATHS: The death has occurred of Mrs Margaret McWeeney of Longford town and formerly of Kenagh and Newtowncashel on July 28th. Magaret who was reared on an island on Lough Ree taught school in Kenagh before she took up a position in Longford town where she worked until her retirement. She was a lady of a quiet disposition , very religious and dedicated to her profession as a teacher. To her husband Cathal, sons Pauric and Mel, daughter Margaret Mary, daughter in law, son in law, brothers Danny and Seamus and grandchildren we offer our sincere sympathy. She was buried in Ballymacormack cemetry after twelve o’clock mass in St Mel’s College Chapel on July 30th.

CHRISSIE FLANAGAN: On July 31st last the oldest person in the parish passed to her eternal reward. Chrissie had celebrated her ninety sixth birthday last Christmas Eve. She lived a long and active life around her native Corlea and later in Kenagh village. She began to work in Kenagh post office during the early nineteen thirties until she married her late husband Joe Flanagan some sixty five years ago. While in the post office she will be best remembered as a very bright cheery lady with a smile and a word for everybody. As was the norm at the time she retired after her marriage and settled down along with her highly skilled tailor Joe to rear a family of five children. During her long life in the village she became a highly respected member of the community always wiling to help out worthy causes whenever the occasion demanded. In her later years she lived a retired life after her family dispersed and her husband died although she did travel to Australia some years ago to visit her son Jerry. Sadly the years began to catch up on her and no longer able to live on her own she retired to Thomond Lodge Nursing Home in Ballymahon where she lived for the past three years. She will be sadly missed by her sons Jerry (in Australia), PJ and Kieran daughters Mary and Evelyn grandchildren and great grand children, sons in law daughters in-law and a large circle of friends and relatives to whom we offer our sincere sympathy. She was buried in Abbeyderg cemetery after eleven o’clock mass in Saint Dominic’s Church on August 2nd.

JIM DOONER: We also sadly record the death of Jim Dooner of Cartronbrack and Lislea which occurred after a painful illness at the residence of his sister Ann on Saturday August 4th. Jim’s passing has left a large void in the community where he endeared himself to so many people during his seventy seven years. Affectionately known as the “Dude” or Doody , he could take his part in good conversation with any company. Jim was everyone’s man but nobody’s fool. He will be best remembered for his very neat and clean appearance always looking his best with a clean shirt every day and stylish tweeds and shiny boots. He had a very keen interest in all aspects of life fond of a drink and a smoke and good company. He was an authority in the horse racing scene,although not a heavy gambler. He liked to have the odd flutter not alone on the horses but also on football matches. He would recall the names of all the better known horses jockeys breeders trainers and their pedigrees. He could also sing a song or two in his own style when the company was right. Some years ago he represented county Longford at the National Cultie Festival in Kerry. He was a typical cultie unmarried dapper style, a sharp tongue and a sarcastic wit. He suffered a serious leg injury in his early years which hampered his movement during his later years. We will miss him sadly as he made his daily trip to the village in his trusty Zetor 4911, also his frequent visits to his near neighbours which occurred on a regular basis. To his brothers Sean and Jerry sisters Bridie and and nephews nieces relatives and friends we offer sincere sympathy. He was buried in Kilcommack cemetery afer twelve o’clock mass on Monday Aug 6th.