Harvest Thanksgiving

Harvest Thanksgiving

Harvest thanksgiving service in St George’s Church, Kenagh on this coming Sunday, 12th October at 3pm. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments served afterwards.

Social group

Weekly get together every Tuesday night in Saint Dominic’s Centre from 8 to 10pm. Fun and games, chat and refreshments for all comers.


Don’t forget the whist drive in the Lecture Hall, Kenagh on Tuesday night, October 14th at 8.30pm. All welcome, refreshments served.


Lanesboro – Ballyleague badminton club are holding their enrolment nights over the coming week. Starting with adults on the 14th and 16th of October from 9pm to 11pm on both nights. Junior registration from 5pm to 6pm on October 11th for under 8s. Registration for 8 to 12 year olds at 6pm and 12 to 18 year olds 7pm on October 11th. All above events at Saint Mary’s Hall, Lanesboro. Newcomers very welcome.


The annual general meeting of Kenagh and District Development Association will take place in community centre on Monday night, October 13 at 8.30pm. All members and new members please attend.


The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto on Monday night, September 29th were 3, 5, 23, 26. There were no match 3, so the following names were drawn. Grainne Egan, Glanmore; Joe Kelly, Derralough; Susan McDermott, Cartron Road and Colm Nolan, Corina, all win 20 euro each.

Athletics Club

Winter training timetable for little and juvenile athletics every Monday, starting on October 13th in Saint Dominic’s Community Centre at the following times 6 to 6.30pm junior and senior infants, 6.30 to 7.10pm 6 to 8 year olds, 7.10 to 7.55 pm 9 to 14 year olds. Adult training fit for life session will move to 8.15pm from October 13th. Please join us on facebook page Kenagh AC for news and updates. Thanks for your cooperation and looking forward to making Kenagh the fittest village in Ireland.

Progressive 25

Winners last Thursday night were Val and Mary, Jimmy and Tom, ten games, they share 120 euro. Table prizes: Mary and Vincent, Paddy and Mick, win 20 euro each. Raffle: Bernie Smith, Packie Feeney, Pat Larkin, Bill Rodgers, Mary Gregg and Sean Parkers, all win 10 euro each.


Kenagh Guild of ICA will be holding their next meeting in Saint Dominic’s Centre on this coming Monday night, October 13th at 8.30pm. All members please take note and new members always welcome.

From the past

Over the past week both local radio and the print media have been carrying a story of how a cow strayed on to a remote island on a lake near Kingscourt Co Cavan where she lived for the past three months and had her calf in the meantime. Way back about mid nineteen fifties, much the same situation occurred in this locality when the late John Byrne’s from Glanmore was taking out timber from a wood in Rathcline. The story goes that when John and his workmates went into work they found that a horse they used for hauling the timber was missing from where they left him the night before. They searched around for the missing animals but he could not be found anywhere. The Gardai and local farmers were notified but no sign of the missing horse, so they gave him up as being drowned or stolen. About two months later when John was fishing about five miles away on Lough Ree, he observed a horse grazing on an island nearby. On inspection he discovered that it was the same animal that was missing from the timber work. He discovered from one of the islanders that the horse was bred on the island and had just paid a visit to the land of his birth. The late John took a great delight in telling this story in local pubs for years after with the result that he was taped by one interested publican.