Kenagh notes



Corr: Paddy Egan. Tel: 043 33 22227 / 086 3718169

Progressive twenty five

Winners last week were Jimmy and Mary 13 games 35 euro each, Mary and Vincent, Peter and Freda 10 games 20 euro each. Table prizes: Mary and Tommy, William and Liz, twenty euro each. Raffle: Eileen Lawlor, Freda Connaughton, Mark Grehan, Jimmy Donegan, Bernie Smith and Tom Nohilly all win ten euro each.


The World War One exhibition will continue in the library over the coming week. Entry is free during usual library hours. Over one hundred people attended the opening last Tuesday night which was performed by Cathaoirleach of Longford County Council, Mark Casey. Commemorative booklet is still available while stocks last.


After the success of last year’s craft fair, Longford ICA has organised another even bigger event this year with new crafts added such as jewellery making and basket weaving. The event takes place on Saturday, July 5, from 10am to 5pm. There will be demonstrations on butter making, quilting, patchwork, knitting and card making. There will also be floral displays and a cafe in the civic suite. Admission is free. Irish television cameras will be filming and doing interviews. Ladies from ICA bootcamp will also attend on the day. This promises to be a great event so put a note in your diary.

Kenagh Athletics Club

Training for children and adults takes place every Monday night at St Dominic’s GAA pitch. Little athletics for children under 8 and juvenile training (age 9 – 14) takes place from 6.30 to 7.15pm. Adults (Fit for life) for all levels of fitness takes place from 7.30 – 8.30pm. Membership fees - child/adult: 20 euro; family: 50 euro. The club is affiliated to the Longford Athletics Club who will provide training and support to the club members. We would like to welcome anyone interested in keeping fit from Kenagh or surrounding areas to come join us every Monday night. Contact Declan Donohoe on 086 8074295, Amanda Horkan on 086 8167678 or Yvonne Hegarty on 086 0819254.

Big toddle walk for Barnardos

Kenagh’s little heroes from the mother and toddler group in Sticky Fingers enjoyed a great, fun-filled day out on June 18 at Roscommon Park. The sun shone brightly as the children did their big toddle walk for Barnardos 2014. The group raised 45 euro and this money will help vulnerable children their own age have a better start in life. Thanks to everyone who shared in this and well done to our little heroes.


Regretfully we record the death of Paddy Joe Casey, New York and formerly of Ardohill. Paddy Joe was ninety six years old and had been in failing health for some time. He was a regular visitor to his native Ardohill and surrounding areas over the years. He emigrated to America some sixty years ago where he was in profitable employment all his working life there. He was married to Agnes Newman from Tashinney who predeceased him and is interred in Saint’s island. Paddy Joe will be best remembered as being the last man in this part of the country to own a steam engine and threshing outfit which he operated during World War Two. We offer sincere sympathy to his brother Tommy, sister Colette, all his nephews, nieces and extended family. Funeral arrangements later.

We also offer our sympathy to the Fagan family, Ballymore, on the death of Captain James Fagan, which occurred during the past week at 91 years old. James’ wife Teresa was formerly Teresa Connolly of Lisglassick.

Thank you

Sheila and Laura Flower, Barry would like to thank everyone who sponsored them in the Flora mini-marathon in Dublin on June 2 in aid of the “Join Our Boys” trust in Roscommon. They are delighted to have raised a total of 1,303 euro for such a very worthy cause.

Tidy Towns

The judging for this year’s Tidy Towns and Village will take place soon. A big effort has been made around Kenagh in recent weeks including the painting of the old hall which has made a great difference. Some help from volunteers would be greatly appreciated, so people are invited to lend a hand on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm for the next few weeks. Working together is always good so maybe we’ll see you there.


The fourth annual hay making festival will be held at Glanmore on Sunday, July 27, commencing at noon. This will be an all horse event in the traditional way. More details next week.