Wetlands Heritage Ireland will present the second Barry Raftery Memorial Conference on Friday, August 29th at Corlea Interpretive Centre starting at 10am. The conference will discuss and debate the future of the mid Shannon Peatlands, it’s amenity, archaeology and biodiversity. Speakers on the day will be Doctor John Feehan, “The Past of the mid Shannon Peatlands”, Doctor Ronan O’Flaherty on “Guardians of the House of Midhir, Cranes in our past and Future”, Brian O’Hara archaeologist on “Experimental Archaeology”. Lunch break at 1pm, soup and sandwiches on site. Afternoon session Donal MacAnBheatha senior planning officer Longford County Council on the future of the “Mid-Shannon Peatlands”, Tom Egan Land Project Manager with Bord na Mona on “Our Shared Vision”. The conference will be chaired by Kieran McEntee. 3pm break for coffee followed by a walk on the bog with David Fallon, Ecologist Bord na Mona. This is a public conference and all are invited to attend. Early booking essential, phone no 043 3322386. Fee including lunch tea, coffee 10 euro students 5 euro.
Congratulations and best wishes to Padraig and Cathriona McCormack, Terlicken on the birth of twins, a boy and a girl on Friday last, August 8th. A nice birthday present for grandfather Pat who celebrated his birthday on the same day.
The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto for August 3rd were 3, 17, 25, 26. There was no match three and the following names were drawn - Alan and Liz Percival, Kenagh; Katie Nally, Ballymahon; Mary and Lisa, c/o Fr Barden and Mark Nally, Ballymahon, all get twenty euro each.
St Barry’s GAA Club Tarmonbarry will be staging a major cycle event on Sunday, August 17th next. The cycle route will start at Tarmonbarry on Sunday morning at 10am. It will travel via Kenagh, Corlea Cross and on to Roscommon. There will be two circuits one of 100 kilometres and one of 50km. The club are inviting cycling enthusiasts from all parts to take part. There will be an entry fee of twenty euro with refreshments en route and a hot meal at the end. For further particulars please contact phone number 086 8815493. The cyclists should be going through Kenagh village between ten thirty and eleven am. The club would greatly appreciate a good crowd of spectators in the village or better still take part in the event.
National Heritage Week takes place this year from Saturday, August 23rd to Saturday, August 30th. Kenagh will be involved with the Barry Raftery conference on Friday August 29. Heritage day will be celebrated in Ballymahon on Saturday, August 30th which will be an all day event with street entertainment, parade, cultural events , craft display, shop window display, vintage and a high nellie bike rally. The bike rally will take part in the parade and then continue on a 3 mile circuit via Drynan, Canal Bank and Brannigan Bridge. All owners of bikes of all ages and description are asked to take part in what promises to be a very colourful event. Vintage dress appreciated but not essential. There will also be a major busking session on the footpath which will continue throughout the evening. All are welcome to take part.
Winners in Saint Dominics Centre last Thursday night were Michael and Jimmy, ten games, they win 70 euro, Bernie and Tom, nine games, win 40 euro. Table prizes: Tom and Peter, Bill and Tom, nine games, win 40 euro. Table prizes: Tom and Peter, Bill and Tom, twenty euro each. Raffle: Niall Hughes, Josie Connaughton, Pat Larkin, Eugene Kelly, Brendan Hanley, Mary Gallagher, all win ten euro each.
Congrats and best wishes to Kevin and Aine Murphy, Clough, Kenagh on the birth of a baby boy over the past week. Welcome to young Tadhg to the Murphy family.