LECTURE: Following on to the very successful series of lectures under the auspices of wetlands heritage Ireland, there will be a further talk by Mr Sean Neary of Elphin on the formation of the Boundary System in Ireland. Mr Neary is a very experienced authority on the subject and hopes to throw light on how boundaries were formed in Co Longford. The lecture will be given in the Flanagan Room in Cooneys Hotel in Ballymahon on this coming Thursday evening Feb 14th at 8pm sharp. This lecture is open to all comers and refreshments will be served. A small cover charge will apply. So far those lectures have been very enjoyable and interesting and we look forward to a repeat performance from Mr Sean Neary.
GAA: Kenagh GAA dinner dance will be held in Gav’s Bar on Saturday night March 9th . Admission tickets fifteen euro. This event was advertised for March 2nd but has now been postponed to the following week.
TABLE QUIZ: Kenagh and district development association are holding a table quiz in Gavs Bar on Friday night March 1st at 9pm sharp. Support from other organisations in the parish greatly appreciated.
VEC SCHOOLS TALENT: Congratulations to Sarah Hanley and Wayne O’Malley students from Ballymahon Vocational School who came third in the All Irelands School Talent Search in aid of childline. Sarah and Wayne would like to thank the teachers, staff,parents, fellow students , family and friends for their continued support to the semi final in TF Castlebar on 23rd February at 6pm. Contact the school or a member of the families for further details. There are 27 acts performing on the night. The top three will go through to the All Ireland final in the Helix on the 9th of March. We would also like to wish Justin McGuire who is also performing the best of luck. Votes cost one euro, all support would be greatly appreciated and proceeds of the entire competition go directly to childline. A great night’s entertainment for a worthy cause is assured.
COMMUNITY CENTRE AGM: The annual general meeting of Saint Dominics Community Centre will be held on Monday night February twenty fifth at 8pm. All members are asked to attend, new members are welcome to come along on the night and get involved in the running of the centre.
BLOOD TRANSFUSION: There will be a blood donation clinic in the Longford Arms Hotel on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday February 13th and Thursday February 14th from 4.30 to 8pm.
ASH WEDNESDAY: Holy Ashes will be distributed in Saint Dominics Church after seven o’clock mass on next Wednesday evening February 14th which is the first day of Lent.
HAYMAKING FESTIVAL: The dates for the Midlands draught horse society’s hay making festival have been fixed for Saturday and Sunday July 27th and 28th at Glanmore Kenagh. It will be a two day event comprising all aspects of hay harvesting as was done by horses and horse drawn machinery in times past. There will also be a comprehensive display of vintage farm machinery. More later.
PROGRESSIVE TWENTY FIVE: Winners in saint Dominics Centre last Thursday night were Larry and Bernie eleven games. They win eighty euro; Barney and Eugene , Bridie and Packie ten games. They win forty euro each. Table prizes Kathleen and William , Ned and Tom, Liz and Niall. They win twenty euro each. Raffle Barney Kenny , Mick Flynn , Mary Sweeney,Peter Donlon Pete Murtagh and Mary Cahill all win ten euro each.
DEATH: We offer our sincere sympathy to Sean Percival Corlea and his brother Pat Derryveigh on the death of their mother Briget, number one Marian Terrace Ballymahon which occurred at her residence after a long illness on February 6th. Bridget was the devoted mother of a large family of seven boys and four girls. She was predeceased by her husband Paddy. Both Bridget and her late husband were a very popular couple around Ballymahon as was also their family and extended families. Her removal to Saint Matthews Church on Friday Feb 8th was of very large proportions. A good indication of the popularity and esteem in which the Percivals were held. She will be sadly missed by her loving family and extended families to whom we extend sincere sympathy. She was buried in Carrickedmond cemetery after eleven o’clock mass on Saturday morning.
LOTTO: The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto on Feb 10th were 4, 7, 14, 21. There were four match three winners Josie Cooney,Ballymahon;Daniel , Dara Ashling and Madeline c/o Dara McGann, Liz Hughes Toome and Colm Murray Curraghmore all win twenty euro each. 1500 euro going on four correct numbers next week.