Congratulations to the following pupils of Kenagh school who made their first communion in Saint Dominic’s Church, Kenagh last Saturday, May 31st. Sophie Chapman, Callum Duignan, Leah Duignan, Darren Farrell, Millie Flanagan, Shauna Flood, Ellie Gouldsberry, Dylan Hennessy, Amy Kelly, Josh Kelly, Philippa Kelly, Lauren Manser, Oliver Manser, Calum McCormnack, Robyn McCormnack, Cormac McGann, Owen McGann and Clodagh Smith. Full credit to Miss Ann Ryan for her great work in preparing the children for their big day. Thanks also to Fintan Farrell for his help with the singers. Kenagh school parents prepared the refreshments in the community centre afterwards.
Committee members and plot holders are invited to come to the cemetery on Saturday next, 7th June at 2pm for about an hour to do a little work. Cemetery Sunday this year will be on Sunday 10th August.
There will be a Novena of Prayer in honour of the Sacred heart of Jesus in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Carrickedmond with Mass and Novena prayer from Thursday, 19th June at 8pm until Friday 27th June at 8pm.
Alliance of the Holy Family (Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary and St Joseph). Weekend retreat takes place 7th and 8th June Pentecost Sunday in the Glenroyal Hotel Maynooth (beside the train station). Retreat given by Fr Edgardo Arellano (Fr Bing). Come with your family, friends and be spiritually renewed. For more information contact Marian on 086 8068259.
Don’t forget the monthly whist drive in the Lecture Hall, Kenagh on Tuesday night, June 9th at 8.30pm. All our loyal whist players are invited to attend.
Congratulations and best wishes to Mike Duignan, Abbeyderg, who celebrated his sixtieth birthday with a big “let out” in Gav’s Bar last Saturday night. Mike was completely overawed when he went to what he thought was a childs communion party, only to find out to his pleasant surprise that his wife Marie and family had laid on a big spread to celebrate the occasion. There was a very large crowd of friends, neighbours and relatives present who enjoyed the night into the morning. For once, Mike was caught out, thanks to his family and friends who kept it all so quiet.
Winners in Saint Dominic’s Centre last Thursday night were Tom and Pat, Mary and Vincent, twelve games, they share 120 euro. Table prizes: Liz and Sean, Barney and Eugene, all get twenty euro each. Raffle: Larry Gavigan, Annie Egginton, Ivan Jones, Mary Cahill and Ivan Jones, 2 tickets, all get ten euro each.
Kenagh ICA monthly meeting will be held on Monday, June 9th at 8.30pm. All members please attend, new members welcome. County Longford Federation are holding a Garden Information meeting on Monday, June 16 at 7pm in Kengah Centre given by Derek Healey, Moyvore Garden Centre. There is also a brown bread competition where winners will go to the All Ireland competition at the ploughing championship in September also in community centre, Kenagh and are open to non members.
We note with satisfaction much needed improvements in and around Kenagh village over the past few weeks. The old Saint Dominic’s Hall on the Ballymahon road has been given a welcome facelift with a new coat of paint, professionally done by the local FAS staff. The surrounds are also looking very well after a lawn mowing job. Back in the village, the old listed thatched cottage has been undergoing a change of face by putting up a hoarding in front of the crumbling walls which when finished will give the impression of an occupied building. Local FAS supervisor, Tony Moran has reliably informed us that as a result of continuing pressure from him towards Longford County Council that they have finally agreed to provide a temporary solution to the problem. The work is being carried out by local FAS staff. When the timber work is complete, we understand that local artist Martina will apply the finishing paint work.