TABKE QUIZ: Kenagh and district Development Association will be having a table quiz in Gav’s Bar Kenagh on Friday week March 1st at 9pm sharp. All local clubs and organisations are asked to send a team of four. Table of four forty euros. Refreshments will be served and a raffle will take place. Come and help out a good cause.
KENAGH FEIS: Kenagh Feis under the Maureen Farrell School of Irish dancing will take place in St Dominics Community Centre on Sunday 24th February commencing at 11.30am. Teas & refreshments throughout the day.
PROGRESSIVE TWENTY FIVE: Winners in Saint Dominics Centre last Thursday night were Tom and Tom twelve games win eighty euro. Bridie and Packie eleven games they win fifty euro. Table prizes Larry and Willie, Dan and Josie all win twenty euro each. Raffle Mick Maguire, Bernie Smith, Larry Grouden Peter Murtagh and Peter Gregg all win ten euro each.
SKITTLES AT FOIGHA: A fun filled family event takes place in Leaveys of Foigha on Sunday 24th Feb from 4pm to 7pm. The old game of skittles can be played by all age groups, also there will be other games on the evening and music too. This is a fundraising event for Irish Childrens Pilgrimage Trust, www.irishpilgrimagetrust and is an evening that will be enjoyed by all who attend.
ADULT EDUCATION 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.
LECTURE: Following on to the very successful series of lectures under the auspices of Wetlands Heritage Ireland there will be a further talk by Mr Sean Neary Elphin on the formation of the boundary system in Ireland. Mr Neary is a very experienced authority on the subject and hopes to throw light on how boundaries were formed in county Longford. The lecture will be given in the Flanagan Rooms in Cooneys Hotel in Ballymahon on this Thursday night February 21st at eight pm sharp. This lecture is open to all comers and refreshments will be served . A small cover charge will apply. So far those lectures have been very enjoyable and interesting and we look forward to a repeat performance from Mr Sean Neary.
LOTTO: The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto were 7, 22, 23, 29. There was one match three winner Mary Nolan Ledwithstown wins eight euro. 15000 euro going on four correct numbers next week.
CANOEING: The recently formed Abbeyshrule Canoe Club is now open for membership for the coming year. The focus of the club is on family involvement and will be based on the royal canal. Members from neighbouring parishes are very welcome to join and get involved in the sport. The committee has secured an initial 12 canoes for club events which kick off in this coming March. Annual membership of the club is very good value at 15 euro per child, 30 euro per adult and 75 euro per family. For junior members a parent must also join as a member of the club. Anyone interested in getting involved please contact the following Fergus Hillard 087 2541374 John Dempsey 087 2337230, Mark Costelloe 087 0505249, Paddy Gogan 087 2307556, Pauline Napieralski 087 1498336 or James Byrne 087 9979140.
TODDLER GROUP: The Kenagh Toddler Group are meeting every Wednesday morning from 9.30 to 12 noon in the crech building. Newcomers very welcome.
TIMES PAST: We note that Longford County Council have placed a safety mesh and bollards around the only remaining thatched building in the village. This little ancient dwelling was once a focal point of the village and was the subject of a preservation order after it was newly thatched some years back. Unfortunately it has now reached an advanced sate of decay and has become an eyesore. This building which was last occupied by the late Con Daly is a relict of the distant past. It is the last remaining building which has survived from the old village of Kenagh dating as far back as 1750. Even at this point in time it is in its original state from when it was built over 250 years ago. The original hearth stone and attic stairs are still in place as we write. The dwelling had just a room and kitchen on the ground floor with two windows to the front and one little window to the back. It has no piped water or electricity or any toilet facilities. This little building is unique possibly in county Longford. It was once the home of the local cow doctor who reared a family of five children within its limited accommodation. There is nothing left to do now but wait until the roof caves in and observe the slow decay of this once dainty and historic little dwelling.
ST DOMINIC’S NS PARENTS ASSOCIATION: The Parents Association of St Dominics NS Kenagh is delighted to announce that its popular annual Easter fair will take place on Sunday 24 March 2013 in St Dominics Community Centre, Kenagh. The Fair will take place between 2pm and 4pm and promises to be a fun-filled afternoon for all the family. There will be face-painting, raffles penalty shoot-out, nail bar, games , an egg hunt (weather permitting), stalls and much much more. Anybody interested in hosting a stall at the Fair should contact one of the individuals below. The support and generosity of the community has made this annual fundraiser a great success and the committee asks again for your valued contributions. All monies raised are used to fund events etc for the children attending the school. For all inquiries or to arrange collection of donations or to pledge baked goods please contact any of the following, June 087 0677595, Caitriona 087 6960853 Cath 087 6892206.