HARVEST FESTIVAL:County Longford harvest festival will be held at Glanmore on Sunday next September 2nd from 2pm. Programme consists of harvesting corn with horse scythes etc. There will also be corn threshing and flailing,other attractions will be pig on the spit ,set dancing car boot and auto jumble. Dog show and children’s entertainment. Local patrons please note access only off the Lislea Abbeyderg. Free car parking and admission ten euro and children free. There will be no access off the Glanmore road. Festival social in Gavs bar on the same night.
FUN DAY: There will be a family fun day at Mosstown Harbour on Saturday next September 1st commencing at 2pm. A bus will go between the canal harbour and Corlea centre every half hour. Parents and children can avail of entertainment at both venues. Programme includes magic show face painting storytelling and nature stud. Light refreshments will be served. A good evenings entertainment is assured.
COLLECTION: There will be a church gate collection in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation on next Saturday evening and Sunday morning September 1st and 2nd. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
KNOCK: There will be a Diocesan pilgrimage to Knock on Next Sunday September 2nd. A bus will stop in Kenagh at 9.45am .Ceremonies will begin at 2.30pm. Bus tickets are available from Longford presbytery at sixteen euro each.
PRORESSIVE TWENTY FIVE: winners in Saint Dominics centre last Thursday night were Barney an Eugene ten games they win sixty euro; Peter and Brendan Jimmy and Mary nine games they win fifty euro. Table prizes Kathleen and Annie John and Larry they win twenty euro each. Raffle Val Mulvihill Jimmy Cahill Noreen Gibbons Pat Newman ,John O’Hara and Ned Dervan all win ten euro each.
PIANO LESSONS: Qualified teacher in Kenagh/Ballymahon area now taking bookings for September. Preparations for piano grade examinations and junior cert/leaving cert practicals. Telephone 086 1676583 for further details.
CHILDCARE: Sticky Fingers Community Childcare Service will open on Monday 3rd September 2012 for all children registered on the free school year. The service will open from 9.30am – 12.30pm
VACANCIES: Kenagh Community Employment Project has three vacancies for childcare assistants. Applicants must be eligible for the CE scehme. For further information call 043 3322450.
DEATH: There was an air of genuine sadness when the death of Mary Kate Hewitt was announced last Sunday Aug 19. Mary Kate (nee Dowd) was a native of Polllagh Newtowncashel where she lived with her late husband Michael for many years after they were married and reared their ten children. They came to reside at Aughnacrannagh in more recent years when they had their family reared. During her time living near Kenagh she became very well known and very popular with all her neighbours throughout the parish. She was a very dedicated mother to her large family which was very evident during her funeral mass where her children and grandchildren expressed their gratitude to her for being a life long friend. Her funeral mass was very well attended by a large congregation both from her native Newtowncashel and also from her late husband’s parish of Kenagh. She spent her reclining years living in with her son Michael in Gurteen. To her sons Michael Liam Cyril Raymond and Paul,daughters Mary Sheila Dolores Noleen and Rosaleen,sister Sheila brothers Bernie and Michael ,grandchildren ,great grandchildren,daughters in law sons in law and a large circle of relatives and friends we offer sincere sympathy.