The Longford branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland would like to announce that our Church gate collection will be held on Saturday the 28th and Sunday 29th of September throughout the county. Please give generously. On behalf of ourselves and those who cannot remember, thank you.

Gun license

Gun holders are reminded that licenses for guns are now due and should be paid without further delay. Please contact your local Garda station regarding obtaining your license.

Landscape improvements

A journey around Loughan and Torboy is a most rewarding experience at the present time. The rebuilding of the old stone walls around the farms at Loughan and Torboy are at present being done by the Farrell families who have employed a very highly skilled firm of dry stone builders to carry out the job which will take at least two years to complete. The walls and all the gateways are being completely restored to what they would have looked like over a century ago. We wish to compliment the owners and the highly skilled builders on a magnificent job so well done. It’s an eye opener for all of us who profess an interest in such improvements. Well worth a visit.


Kenagh District Development Association are pleased to announce that following the generous donation of a site, the committee has successfully acquired 95% funding for a playground from LCRL. We will be holding fundraising events in the near future and would greatly appreciate your support for this new amenity. Details of events will be published in the notes and be advertised in local business and through St Dominic’s School.


Would you like to study horticulture this Autumn ? Would you like to know more about the art and science of growing plants, garden design and plant protection ? Perhaps your interest is in biodiversity and natural habitats ? Then this is the course for you. Our brand new course horticulture 5m258 is currently accepting applications for 2013/14. For further details please contact Ms Sorcha Ni Dhonnacha – principal online Templemichael college Longford 04303345455 or email


Sister Lucyna of the Missionary sisters of Saint Peter Claver wishes to thank everyone who contributed to her appeal for funds which she made at saint Domonic’s Church, Kenagh last weekend. The amount collected amounted to 635 euro, thanks to the generosity of all who contributed to this very worthy cause.

Progressive 25

Winners in Saint Dominic’s Centre last Thursday night were Mickey and Tom twelve games, Peter and Brendan eleven games. Table prizes: Billy and William, Tom and Larry, all get twenty euro each. Raffle: Val Mullvihill, Peter Gregg, Peter Donlon, Pat Newman, Bernie Walshe and Billy Dolan, all win ten euro each.

Blast from the past

The following notice appeared in the “Longford Journal” of November 14th 1846. Second sessions held at Ballymahon on October 14, 1846. “A contract for one hundred and twenty three perches of footpath to be laid down on either side of the town of Kenagh between the mearing of Mosstown and the Crossroads turning to Corlea at twelve shillings per perch amounting to a total of seventy six pounds and sixteen shillings. The kerbs were made of cut limestone. Also on the same date a contract for laying a new road fourteen feet wide between Clonbraney and Nancy Coleman’s at ten shillings per perch totaling two hundred and five pounds”. The above works were believed to be famine relief schemes. Where did Nancy Coleman live ?


The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto for September 22nd were 8, 19, 24, 27. There were two match three winners Jordan, Liz and Marcella McGrath and Paddy Egan, Glenmore, win forty euro each.

New book

Retired Galway TD and former Kenagh GAA man, Paddy McCormack of Derryadd will be launching his memoirs at a gala function in Gavs Bar, Kenagh on Friday night, October 18th. He will be looking forward to meeting all his old GAA team mates on that night. All will be welcome. More on this later.