WHIST: Don’t forget the monthly whist drive in the Lecture Hall Kenagh on Tuesday evening June 11 at 9pm. Refreshments served, new players very welcome.
CANAL NEWS: Foigha Kenagh Royal Canal Group had a very successful gathering at Mosstown Harbour last Saturday evening. A number of boats from the north of Ireland tied up on Friday evening and remained until Sunday morning when they moved off to another location. Thanks to all who cleaned up the harbour area, put up the tent, operated the Bar B Q and a special word of thanks to the group who supplied the music and to the owners of the horses and carriages who made a big contribution to making it an enjoyable evening.
ACTIVE AGE PARTY: Our Active Age Party takes place on Monday June 10th from 6pm onwards. The usual big effort is being made to provide refreshments and entertainment of a high standard. Anyone wishing to help or be involved in any way will be most welcome.
COMMUNITY ALERT: There will be an important meeting of Kenagh and district community alert committee. All townlands should be represented by at least two people. The text alert scheme will be on the agenda for discussion and hopefully all those interested will bring in their subscription and mobile numbers.
KDDA: Kenagh and district development association have entered the Tidy towns competition once again. KDDA are appealing to all those living in and around the village to play their part in keeping the place tidy and free of litter. Special effort should be made to keep surrounding roads leading to the village clean and tidy. The small but hard working committee are doing all they can but they must have the cooperation of all the residents by doing their bit with keeping their own property tidy and looking fresh with a new coat of paint. The Wednesday evening clean up is also very important. Judging takes place during the months of June and July. The judges will come back for a second look if their first impressions are positive. A major effort is requested especially from the village residents and those who live in the immediate surrounds and entrance roads. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.
PIONEER OUTING: Carrickedmond Pioneer Total Abstinence Association will be making a trip to Belfast on Sunday 30th June leaving Carrickedmond Church at 7.15am.The main feature of the trip will be a visit to the Titanic Exhibition which is well worth a visit.
PROGRESSIVE TWENTY FIVE: Winners in Saint Dominics Centre last Thursday night were Kathleen and Annie eleven games they win seventy euro. Jimmy and Mary, Niall and Liz ten games they win twenty euro each. Table prizes Tommy and Frank, Bill and Pete all win twenty euro. Raffle Peter Donlon Kathleen Maguire Billy Dolan Liz Hughes, Packie Feeney Peter Gregg all win ten euro each.
BOG WORK: The recent spell of fine weather has been instrumental in bringing a big burst of work on the bog. Bord na Mona machines are back in action which is evident from the clouds of dust being observed on the horizon over Bord na Mona bogs. Private operators are also very busy on the domestic scene. A lot of turf has been cut over the past few days which no doubt is a welcome relief to all those who were beginning to give up on the possibility of a turf supply for next winter.
COMMUNITY GAMES: Well done to all who competed in the National Finals last weekend, there were some great individual performances and a wonderful experience on the national stage. The future looks bright for Kenagh Community Games in these events. Congratulations to the boys and girls who made their First Holy Communion in Kenagh on Saturday 25th with special mention to Kevin Byrne who competed in the Boys U10 Art National Finals on Saturday morning before racing back to Kenagh to make his Holy Communion, a memorable day for all. Best of luck to all our competitors past and present who are commencing their examinations today. Longford Community Games 40th anniversary night takes place this Friday 7th June in the Stags Head Ballinalee. Kenagh Community games are honouring Myrtle Kenny and Micheal McCormack at this event. There are still some tickets available. If you are interested in attending, please contact Marie McGann 086 8934458. County Final Day is Sunday next June 9th in Ballymahon. Text will issue with details. Best of luck to all our competitors.