Church news

Church news

Thanksgiving for Harvest in the Church of Ireland. Over the coming weeks there will be harvest Thanksgiving services in the Ardagh Group of Church or Ireland parishes as follows: Sunday September 29th at 3pm in Tashinny Church. Sunday October 13th at 3pm in Kenagh Church. There will be a special visiting preacher at each service. Both services will be followed by tea. Everybody is welcome in the words of the lovely hymn: “Come ye thankful people , come raise the song of harvest home”.


The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto for September 8th were 6, 9, 15, 25. There was one match three winner Rory O’Connor, Derralough, wins 80 euro.

Social club

Kenagh Social Club will meet in the Community Centre on Tuesday night September 24th. New members always welcome.


Badminton will continue every Monday night and Wednesday night in Saint Dominic’s Centre at 9pm. Local support always very welcome.

Irish dancing classes

The Maureen Farrell School of Irish dancing will resume in St Dominic’s Community Centre, Kenagh on Monday, 16th September 5.30pm. Inquiries to Maureen on 086 3702719. Children of all ages welcome.

Progressive 25

Winners in Saint Dominc’s Centre last Thursday night were Mary and Tommy, ten games, 80 euro. Jimmy and Tom, nine games, 60 euro. Table prizes Kathleen and Annie Barney and Eugene, 20 euro each. Raffle: Packie Feeney, Tom Nohilly, Mike Carroll, Niall Hughes, Tom Nohilly, Mark Graham, all win 10 euro each.

New book

Former Kenagh man, Paddy (Padraig) McCormack is at present putting the final touches to his new book which he hopes to launch in Kenagh about the first week in October. The book gives a very comprehensive account of his life story during his early years in Kenagh and also his twenty five years in Dail Eireann. More later on this very interesting account of life in politics.

World champ

Congratulations to local girl Riona Murtagh, daughter of Peter & Carmel Derryveigh who ended up in the top four in her category of the grand final of the world triathlon championships in Hyde Park London on September 13th last. Riona was well able to hold her own with the best in Ireland. We hope to hear much more from this very talented young champ.

Art classes

Art classes for adult intermediate and beginners will commence in the Temperance Hall Longford on Wednesday September 18th at 7.30pm consisting of oils and acrylics. The classes will be conducted by Loretta Cooney M.A.S.A. For further information please ring or text 086 8478527.


The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto were 5, 15, 27, 30. There were three match winners Tom Canavan, Creagh; Caroline and Ann, c/o Martin Walshe; Brianne Mandy and Marcella McGrath, Abbeyderg all get 30 euros each.

Tidy Towns

Kenagh village has come out very good in the Tidy towns results which were announced last Monday. There was an overall increase of nine marks over last year’s results. The adjudicators gave much praise to the effort put in by all concerned. Waste Resource management and wild life and natural amenities were the two areas where gains were made which is a clear indication that wildlife and natural scenery are high on the list of what judges are looking for. Of course there was some criticism especially in regard to too much lawn mowing and over indulgence in flower pots. A little criticism is no harm as it helps to pin point where improvements can be made. Our congratulations to all the workers involved and to the voluntary workers on the KDDA. Following is a quote from the last paragraph of the report. Kenagh was a surprise to this adjudicator and he left being most impressed with not only the standard of presentation but the level of voluntary contribution shown by the tidy towns group. Best of luck and keep up the good work.

Thank you

On behalf of the residents of St Patricks Community Hospital, Carrick on Shannon sincere thanks to friends and neighbours who supported our recent garden fete by donations of books, bric a brac and toys to those who travelled to the fete. Special thanks to Caroline Faherty for her trojan work. The day proved to be a great success and saw the official opening of the sensory garden at the hospital. Many thanks Tony Wadd.

Rainbows programme

Rainbows is a support group programme for children (5 years +) and teenagers who have experienced a significant loss through death, separation of parents or other losses. This programme begins in the Family Centre Longford on Thursdays 3rd October. Time 6pm – 7pm. Booking essential before Thursday 26th September. For further information and booking 043 3346827.