GOOD LUCK: We wish the very best of luck to our local Olympic Games hopeful Derek Burnett of Glanmore. This is Derek’s fourth appearance at the Olympics in his chosen sport of clay shooting. Derek is now among the top ten in the world at this very highly specialised sport. We are more hopeful of his success this year as he is nearer to home and living in an environment that suits him best. We know he is capable of winning a medal and its now or never, go for it Derek. We wish to compliment all the local organisations who have put up signs around the village bearing good wishes and encouragement to Derek.
HISTORIC WALK: Lanesboro summer school have just published a very comprehensive brochure for their Summer school which takes place from the ninth to the twelfth of August. Part of their programme includes a walk around Mosstown. Summer school members will assemble at the island bridge at 2pm on Saturday August eleventh. Local people can join this walk which takes in the back and front avenues and Kenagh village.
FLORA WOMENS MINI MARATHON: Many thanks to all who supported the group of local ladies who recently took part in the mini marathon in Dublin on June Bank holiday. A total of 1310.05 euro was raised for the Irish Cancer Society.
HARVEST FESTIVAL: There will be a meeting of Longford Harvest festival in Gavs Bar in Kenagh on this Friday night August 23rd at 9.30pm in preparation for press night which will be held in the same venue on August 17th at 9pm.
THANKS: Elizabeth Farrell wishes to thank all those who subscribed so generously to the church gate collection in aid of Rehab. The amount collected was 292 euro which was greatly appreciated.
DAFFODIL DAY: Kenagh guild ICA wish to thank all who subscribed to their daffodil day collection which they take up every year in aid of Conquer Cancer. The amount collected was 560 euro. The guild wish to thank Mary Moran and Glynis at Kenagh Post Office for all their help on Daffodil day. Thanks to all concerned.
CEMeTERY SUNDAY: In Kilcommoc will be celebrated this year on Sunday 12th August with Mass for all the deceased at 11am in the Church followed by blessing of the graves. Committee members and plot holders are invited to come to the cemetery on Saturday next 4th August at 2pm for about an hour to do a little work.
PROGRESSIVE TWENTY FIVE: Winners in Saint Dominics Centre last Thursday night were Dan and Tom eleven games. They win forty euro. Dan and Mike, Jimmy and Mary ,Bernie and Tom nine games each. They share sixty euro. Table prizes Jimmy and Tom Peter and Breda,they win twenty euro each. Raffle Eugene Kelly Mick Maguire Freda Connaughton,Mickey Kelly,Val Mulvihill,Tom Dinnegan all win ten euro each.
COUNTY CHAMPS: Congratulations to Gary and Charlie who won the horse shoe throwing competition at a very successful hay making fest at Glanmore last Sunday. They will represent Longford at the All Ireland championships at the national ploughing event next September. Despite a few light showers a large crowd were well entertained to a good demonstration of hay making and other activities associated with such work as it was done early in the last century. There were numerous side shows which included a drive of coach and horses over a fifteen mile circuit taking in Barry Ballymahon Foigha and Kenagh. This was a spectacular event which included ten very stylish horse drawn vehicles.
LOTTO: The numbers drawn Kenagh GAA Lotto last Sunday night July 29th were 5, 10, 20, 22.There were five match three winners M&M Quigley Glasson; Tim Nolan Corina Joe Doyle Clonmucker,Jim Lavey Foigha and Ailish Higgins Abbeyderg all win fifteen euro each. Next draw on Tuesday night Aug 7th with 14200 euro going on four correct numbers.