Kenagh

TASHINNY NATIONAL SCHOOL: An Open day for prospective parents and children will be held in Tashinny School on Wednesday 20th March from 4-7pm. This will be an opportunity for families who may be interested in sending their children to Tashinny School to visit the school and view the facilities. Further details are available from the principal, Mrs Yvonne McHugh on 044 9357610. All are welcome.

TASHINNY NATIONAL SCHOOL: An Open day for prospective parents and children will be held in Tashinny School on Wednesday 20th March from 4-7pm. This will be an opportunity for families who may be interested in sending their children to Tashinny School to visit the school and view the facilities. Further details are available from the principal, Mrs Yvonne McHugh on 044 9357610. All are welcome.

DINNER SOCIAL: Kenagh GAA Club are having their annual dinner and social in Gav’s Bar on next Saturday night March 8th at 8pm sharp. Tickets are available at fifteen euro each from committee members or from Tess Doyle. Guests from Longford County Board will attend. Music by Colin Galligan.

EASTER FAIR: Saint Dominics National School Parents Association are holding their fundraising Easter fair on Sunday March 24th from 2 to 4pm. Books, small furniture, baked goods, toys and bric a brack are welcome. Stall holders are invited. Enquiries to June at 087 0677595, Catriona at 087 6960853 and Cathal 087 6892206.

WHIST: Don’t forget whist drive in the Lecture Hall Kenagh on Tuesday night March 12th at 9pm. Usual good prizes and refreshments served.

THANKS: Kenagh and district development association wish to thank all who supported their table quiz in Gav’s Bar last Friday night. A thanks also to Tess and Brian and all who helped on the night. Takings amounted to near 500 euro which will go towards Kenagh Tidy Towns effort.

PROGRESSIVE TWENTY FIVE: Winners in Saint Dominics Centre last Thursday night were Dan and Ned 12 games win eighty euro. Pat and Mike eleven games, they win fifty euro. Table prizes Michael and Mick, Mary and Tommy they win twenty euro each. Raffle William Belton, Pat Martin Bernie Walshe, Peter Gregg , Ned Dervan and Betty Gerety all win ten euro each.

PILGRIMAGE: Ardagh and Clonmacnois Pilgrimage to Lourdes 27th May to 1st June fully inclusive price 699 euro. Flights from Knock. Contact Joe Walsh Tours 143 Lr Baggot Street Dublin tel 01 – 2410812/ 01 2410811. Pilgrimage director Monsignor Bernard Noonan. Details available for special section for the sick from Rev Michael Scanlon tel 090 6457122,.

LONGFORD WOMNENS LINK: The recent church gate collection held in Longford county was a successful fundraising event for us and we appreciate your help in facilitating this collection. Thanks to the generosity of the church going community of county Longford the collection raised just over 4000 euro, this included 160 euro collected at St Dominics. The funds collected will go towards the provision of our services. These include domestic violence support , counselling, support groups for women experiencing isolation or who are parenting alone and second chance education for many female early school leavers. If you need any further information on any of our services you can access this information on www.longfordwomenslink.org or please don’t hesitate to contact us at 043 3341511 or 043 3348338.

LOTTO: The numbers drawn in Kenagh Lotto for March 3rd were 14, 19, 21, 25. There was no match three winner. The following names were drawn Nancy McCormack Corina;Terry Flynn c/o Aine Fallon; Eugene Lee c/o Father Barden and Michelle McCormack Corina all get twenty euro each. 15000 euro going on four correct numbers next week.

TIMES PAST: Following our article on Barry village in last week’s notes the following piece of information has turned up over the past few days. “Fairs and markets for the year 1915, Barry, Co Longford January 21st pigs only, January 25th cattle and sheep April 26th, July 26th and October 25 cattle sheep and pigs. All the pigs bought at the pig fairs in Barry were walked to Brannigan harbour and loaded on a barge for Dublin. A man by the name of Walshe from Brannigan took charge of loading the pigs. Kenagh fair was listed for October 11th the same year.

TABLE QUIZ: There will be a table quiz in Gav’s Bar Kenagh on this Friday night March 8th at 9pm sharp in aid of Stonepark, Ballymacormack, tug o war club. Tables of four will be forty each with usual raffle and refreshments served. Your support will be greatly appreciated. Local organisations are especially invited to give their support.

KENAGH COMMUNITY GAMES: Upcoming events to look forward to. On Sat the 16th March the county swimming finals will take place. Then on Monday 18th March the Co Variety finals are in Newtowncashel. This will be a first for our parish as it will be our first year to attend, so good luck to all involved. On the 23rd of March we have futsal, best of luck again to all. Congrats to Thomas McGann on winning gold in U16 60m and bronze in 200m and his brother Keelin who came 3rd in relay. All through to national finals. Well done.

DEATH: We offer our sincere sympathy to Morag Rowan Kiltaffery on the death of her father which occurred after a long illness at Oranmore Co Galway at the weekend.