Corr: Paddy Egan. Tel: 043 33 22227 / 086 3718169
Next Sunday, August 23 will commence a wide range of activities over the seven days of Heritage Week. Of interest to people from the Kenagh Ballymahon area will be the John McCormack concert in the library in Ballymahon on Thursday evening August 27. This concert will commemorate the appearance of the famous singer in Ballymahon way back in 1902. Mr Luke Baxter will take us back in time with the songs of the famous performer from that time. He will be accompanied by the Innyside singers. The Geraldine school and a few individual performers at 7.45pm. This concert is being promoted by the Leo Casey History Society. The Barry Rafftery memorial conference will take place on Friday August 28th in Corlea Centre starting at 10am to 4pm. Lunch served , entrance fee of ten euro. A number of top speakers have been engaged for this event. Saturday August 29th will be a major attraction for Ballymahon town with buskers, craft display, parade of vintage cars, tractors, high nellie bikes and horse drawn transport. There will also be a competition for the best dressed window with a vintage theme.
Winners in Saint Dominic’s last Thursday night were Niall and Liz, ten games, Barney and Eugene, Anne and Kathleen, 9 games. Table prizes: Jimmy and Tom, Peter and Freda. Raffle: Liam McHugh, Tom Farrell, Bernie Walshe and Peter Gregg, all win ten euro each.
Birthday greetings and best wishes to Margaret Farrell, (better known to her friends as Maggie Connor), Derralough who celebrated a very special birthday with a big party in Gavs bar last Saturday night August 15. The bash was attended by her family and a large crowd of friends and well wishers. We wish Maggie many more happy happy birthdays in the years to come.
Over the past week a gang of men have been very busy installing the controversial water metres outside all the houses in the village and the approach roads. The work was carried out very professionally in the shortest possible time and not a word was spoken or remark passed other than to bid them the time of day or to remark about the weather.
We offer sincere sympathy to Mrs Bernadette Duggan, Knockatarry on the death of her sister, Mrs Margaret Young, nee Nolan, formerly of Ballycloughan who passed to her eternal reward over the past two weeks. This notice was incorrectly recorded in last week’s notes when we inadvertently referred to the deceased as Margaret O’Toole. Our apologies for any embarrassment caused to her family members