TABLE QUIZ: Don’t forget the table quiz in aid of Kenagh and district Development Association which will be held in Gav’s Bar on this Friday night March 1st at 9pm.Tables of four forty euro. There will also be a raffle and refreshments at the interval. All local clubs are asked to attend with a team. Sponsored prizes are very welcome. Proceeds from the night will go towards the tidy towns effort.
GAA: Kenagh GAA Club will be holding their annual dinner and social night in Gav’s Bar Kenagh on Saturday night March at 9pm sharp. Tickets are limited and are now available from committee members at fifteen euro each. A good night’s entertainment is guaranteed.
NEWTOWNCASHEL DRAMA GROUP: presents ‘Callaghans Place’ by the award winning playwright John McDwyer in the Hill Newtowncashel on Sunday 3rd March at 8.30pm.Doors open at 8pm. Admission by ticket only. Tickets can be be booked by calling David Hanley on 086 8222655. All proceeds will be donated to Longford Hospice. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
PROGRESSIVE TWENTY FIVE: Winners in Saint Dominic’s Centre last Thursday night were Kathleen and Anne twelve games win eighty euro. Jimmy and Mary ten games win fifty euro. Table prizes Val and Pat Mike and Tom they win twenty euro each. Raffle Packie Feeney,Niall Hughes,Michael Campbell, Eileen Lawlor, Mike Flynn,Betty Gerety, all win ten euro each.
DEATH: We offer sincere sympathy to Elizabeth Farrell Curracreehan on the death of her sister Kathleen Cowell which occurred in the Isle of Man where she lived and reared her four children. Kathleen was formerly Kathleen Duignan from Mosstown where she lived during her school going years and was a member of a very popular family. She was buried in the Isle of Man on last Thursday February 21st. We also offer our sympathy to her family and her extended family.
LAUNCH: Launch of Longford Reaching Out Initiative. An exciting new project is being launched in Longford library on 5th March by Henry Healy, a relative of President Barack Obama. Longford Reaching Out aims to help local communities to make connections with the descendants of people who emigrated from their areas. A key part of the initiative is training in genealogy and a pilot training programme will be run after Easter. For more information come along to the library at 7.30 on Tuesday evening 5th March.
ADULT EDUCATIONAL GUIDANCE SERVICE: Co Longford VEC is hosting an information evening in the Longford Arms Hotel on Monday 25th February 2013 between 5pm and 7.30pm where adults can get information and advice on full time and part time courses available through Co Longford VEC. For further information please contact 043 3348177.
GOOD WISHES: We offer our good wishes to Mrs Kathleen Mulvey from Barry who has decided to retire from her grocery business recently. Kathleen has run the business from her dwelling house for the past sixty years along with her late husband Ned. After Ned and Kathleen came to live in Barry they carried on a thriving poultry and egg business alongside their shop. As a young man Ned Mulvey began collecting eggs on a weekly basis from local families over the South Longford area. Later he took on his travelling shop which proved to be a very popular venture especially with people who were house bound or unable to travel. It was probably the last travelling shop in the north Midlands. The closure of Barry store brings an end to all sorts of business in the village. Time was when there were two pubs a post office and s grocery business and even at one time could boast of a mill, a school a preaching house and a pig fair. It’s sad to see them all going in the name of progress.
LOCAL HISTORY: The local history discussion group will continue over the creche on next Monday night march fourth. Everyone welcome to attend admission free.
LOTTO: The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto for February 24th were 8, 11, 16, 21. There were seven match three winners Masie Quigley Glasson,Brian Egan Terlicken Filling Station, Tom Greenham c/o Father Barden ; Lorraine Walshe c/o Nallys Ballymahon; Peggy Smith Kilcommock Joe Duggan Knockatarry and Brendan Wallace Lislea all win twenty euro each. Next draw in Leaveys Foigha with 15000 euro going on four correct numbers.
ST DOMINICS NS PARENTS ASSOCIATION: The Association’s annual Easter Fair will take place between 2pm and 4pm on Sunday 24 March 2013 in St Dominic’s Community Centre Kenagh. An eventful and fun family afternoon is planned and the Parents Association Committee is gratefully accepting all donations or bric a brac toys ( no soft toys please), books pledges of baked goods and raffle prizes. Enquiries from parties interested in hosting a stall at the Fair are also welcome. Please contact any of the following :June 087 0677595 Caitriona 087 6960853 Cath 087 6892206.