Kenagh Community Employment Project has vacancies on the FAS Community Employment Scheme for childcare workers. For further information contact Patricia on 043 3322450 or 0433322016.

Village improvements

The reconstruction of the river wall and entrance to the old drinking pool is now complete. The river is now visible from the road and is a reminder of what it looked like when it was in every day use. This amenity was put there over a century ago by Annabelle Kingstone from Mosstown to give horses and other livestock a drink before piped water was heard of. It was used by passers by when pony and trap was the principle mode of conveyance and also by people drawing turf through the village from the hollow bog and ring dong to the eastern side of the parish. Our compliments to all concerned.

Piano lessons

Qualified teacher now taking bookings in Ballymahon/ Kenagh area. Beginner to advanced level. Preparation for all grades. Preparation for junior and leaving certificate practical examinations. Please call 086 1676583/ 043 3322454 for further details and bookings.


The AGM of the Abbeyderg graveyard was held on the 20th August. It was a well attended meeting. A new committee was elected. Members are as follows chairperson: Thomas Kelly, Vice chairperson: Mary Clyne; secretary: Mary McGrath; treasurer: Phyllis Clyne; ass treasurer: Bee O’Rourke; PRO: Brenda Clyne. Thomas would like to thank the outgoing committee for all their hard work during the last 9 years and wish them well.


We extend sincere sympathy to Sean McLoughlin of Torboy on the death of his brother Josie McLoughlin of Tang and formerly of Forgney who died during the past week. We also extend our sympathy to Patricia Hopkins of Pollagh, Newtowncashel and Groarke’s agri business Terlicken on the death of her father Paddy Hopkins which occurred after a short illness in Mullingar General Hospital. He was buried in Cashel cemetery after his funeral mass last Saturday.

Kilcommock cemetery

There was a very good turn out for the “walk and talk” in Kilcommock cemetery last Friday evening August 23rd. This event was promoted by the national heritage week and was attended by the county Longford heritage officer.

Local honour

Congratulations to Rose Egan, Kenagh who has a full page feature in last week’s issue of “Womans Way”. This widely read national magazine portrays the voluntary work of some person anywhere in Ireland under the heading “local hero”. Rose has been featured for her work with less privileged people in hospitals and nursing homes. The magazine gives a full page to her work with the mentally handicapped, the Irish Wheelchair Association and hospital patients in general. The article gives her great credit for her ongoing work with many sections of society throughout county Longford.


The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto for August 25th were 5, 14, 17, 20. There was one match three winner. Connor and Loretta c/o Kearney’s pub wins eighty euro.