Kenagh December 31



We send good wishes to all our readers and supporters for a Happy New Year.


The main topic of the past three weeks has been the weather. The welcome thaw which came Sunday has brought an end to one of the coldest spells ever witnessed in this country since records began. Temperatures as low as -17 have been recorded. Cars and tractors refused to start, jump leads were the order of the day. Frozen water pipes, no heating, no showers or toilets, shopping left undone and no water in cattle sheds - even simple things like articles frozen to the ground and couldn't be moved - the list is endless. But the real damage won't be seen for another few days when cracked pipes and water systems, seriously damaged roads emerge - we could go on. We have learned a lot in the past weeks and we wonder about Global Warming.


The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto for December 19 were - 2, 7, 15, 18. There were two match three winners - Karen Johnston, Lanesboro and Angela Walshe c/o Tom Connor. Both get 40 euros each with 5,800 euro going on for four correct numbers next week.


The Annual General Meeting of Kenagh GAA Club will ne held in Saint Domininc's Centre on Saturday January 15. Any outstanding bills should be handed in to Tess Doyle as soon as possible.


Congratulations to Maeve Harrison Mosstown, daughter of Charles and Patricia who graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Degree from UCD.


Readers of the December issue of the world famous Time Magazine will have noticed the two page article on Kenagh village and its housing problems. It appears that a reporter from Time spent time in the village without being noticed. Items such as the sewerage, pollution and unfinished houses were featured in the article.


With great sadness we record the death of May O'Connor, Moydow, which occurred at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law Michael and Antoinette Kelly. May suffered a stroke last May and she never really recovered from that until her death on December 24. She had been in relatively good health until she suffered the stroke. May (nee Farrell) was in her seventy-eighth year and she enjoyed good health over her lifetime. She was pre-deceased by her husband Frank who died about seven years ago. May was a very bubbly, good humoured lady who loved a chat and a good yarn whenever we had occasion to meet. She was a very good family woman, devoted to her late husband and two daughters, Antoinette and Martina, grandchildren, sons in law and a large circle of relatives and friends. She was moved to Carrickedmond Church on December 26 and buried in the local cemetery after her Funeral Mass on December 27.