A meeting of Wetlands Heritage Ireland will be held in Cooney’s Hotel, Ballymahon on this Thursday night, January 24th at 8pm. This is a very important meeting as the handover of a portion of bogland by Bord na Mona will be discussed. All members are invited to attend and new members very welcome.

Gun licence

Owners of guns are reminded that gun licences are now due for renewal. Please contact your local garda station with renewal fees.


The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto for January 13th were 22, 23, 26, 30. There were two match three winners - Duignan family, c/o Michael Duignan and Josie Cooney, Ballymahon, win forty euro each.

Parish accounts

The annual accounts for Kilcommock parish covering the year 2013 were distributed at weekend masses in Saint Dominic’s church. The very well presented pages showed the parish finances to be in a very healthy state, thanks to prudent management of Father Tom Barden PP. Everything in order with a little on the credit side.

War centenary

This year 2014 is the one hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the first world war. Ballymahon Leo Casey History are making plans to record the event later this year. Nine men from Ballymahon and seven from Kenagh were killed during the following four years alongside many more from neighbouring parishes. Many more signed up and were lucky to survive the slaughter and come back to tell the tale. With this event in view the group hope to talk to descendants of those who took part and to borrow any documents , photos or artifacts relating to the war to put them on display at a central location in Ballymahon. All items loaned will be carefully minded and returned. More on this later.

Progressive 25

Winners in Saint Dominic’s Centre last Thursday night were Annie and Kathleen fourteen games, they win eighty euro. Ita and Larry ten games, they win fifty euro. Table prizes: Mark and Noreen, Mary and Tommy, Billy Maguire, Vincent Walshe, Mick Maguire, Michael McCormack, Anthony Cuggy, Ivan Jones all win ten euro each.


The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto for January 19th were 3, 8, 17, 27. There were six match three winners - Pauline Marlowe, Foigha; John Merrigan, Newtowncashel; Seamus Nolan, Lismackmurrow; Bernie Matthews, Foigha; Jimmy O’Leary, Ballymahon and Eugene Lee, c/o Father Tom Barden, all get 20 euro each.