The death has occurred in England of Nora Boyle, formerly Nora Casserly, The Island, Kenagh. Nora was a member of a very well known family in the Kenagh area and had lived all her married life in England. She was predeceased by her husband and son who died at an early age. She is survived by her two daughters and her sister Nancy who lives in Cork. We offer sincere sympathy to her daughters, sister and her nephew and nieces around Kenagh district and also to her extended family.

New bishop

Congratulations and best wishes to our new Bishop Francis Duffy who was ordained in Athlone. We welcome him to his new diocese and look forward to his first visit to the parish of Kilcommock. Kenagh was represented at the ceremonies by four parishioners who were drawn from a list of applications. We wish retiring Bishop Colm O’Reilly many years of peace and happiness.

Keep fit

Classes in the Centre for six weeks, Monday and Thursday nights from 8 to 9pm, starts Monday October 14th. Contact Dan on 087 2726657 or Liz on 087 3569749.

Book launch

Retired TD and former Galway councillor and mayor Paddy McCormack will be launching his memoirs at a function in Gav’s Bar in Kenagh on Friday night October 18th at 9pm. The launching ceremony will be performed by sitting TD Michael Ring from Mayo. The book is in two parts, the first part deals with his life and times around Kenagh. His early schooldays ,life on the family farm, membership of the GAA and his introduction to the mart business when Ballymahon Mart opened . Paddy or as he was better known around Kenagh as the “White Fellah” gives a very light hearted account of his early years on his home ground but also gives a very serious side to what life was like after twenty five years in high powered politics both in Galway and in Dublin. He will be looking forward to meeting all his old friends and acquaintances from all over county Longford on October 18th. Make it a date.

Tea party

Kenagh and District Development Association are organising an American tea party as a fundraiser for the new childrens playground which is in an advanced stage of planing at present. KDDA are obliged to provide matching funding for the proposed playground which will be located near the village on the island Road. The tea party will take place in Saint Dominic’s Community Centre on Saturday evening, November 30th at 8pm. This is a preliminary notice to give all those wishing to take part an opportunity to make the necessary arrangements to make the event a success. More on this later.


The annual children’s Halloween party will take place on the canal harbour green area at the Island Bridge on Thursday October 31st at 5pm. Donations of children’s fare will be greatly appreciated. The usual bon fire and musical entertainment will be present from 5pm.


Kenagh guild of ICA will be holding their monthly meeting in Saint Dominics Centre on next Monday October 14th at 8.30pm. All members please attend.


The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto for October 6th were 2, 18, 20, 22. There were three match three winners Johnny Rock , Tang; Mary Moran Kenagh post office and Anne Burke Ballymahon all win thirty euro each.

Wildlife and Conservation Club

We are holding our annual longest pheasant cock competition in Leavy’s Bar in Foigha on Friday, 1st November. Music, hampers, spot prizes on the night. Tickets for hampers on sale now. All welcome, hope to see a good turn out on the night.