Panto time

Panto time

It’s Panto time again ...oh no it isn’t, oh yes it is ! Students from Ballymahon Vocational School are getting ready to take on the Dickens classic, ‘Scrooge, A Christmas Carol’. Why not join Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, the ghosts of Christmas past , present and future in a show that will provide much interaction with the audience ? So get ready to embark on a pantomime experience unlike any other ! Ballymahon Vocational School has a strong and rich history in pantomime and drama, comedy and dance with a few surprises each night ! The show will hit the stage in the Vocational School on December 4th, 5th and 6th. Doors open at 7.30pm each night. Book your ticket at 0906432211. Students from BVS would really appreciate your support.


Congratulations to Maeve Harrison, daughter of Charles and Patricia, Mosstown, who obtained her H Dip in primary education with English as an additional language at the university of East London last week.

Christmas tree

The annual switch on of the Christmas tree in Kenagh will take place at the Clock Tower on Saturday evening, December 7th at 8pm. (Not on December 8th as stated in last week’s notes). The switch on will be accompanied by seasonal entertainment with refreshments for the children. All are welcome.

Philippines appeal

The Syria and Philippines appeal taken up at both masses last weekend amounted to 910 euro. Well done to all who subscribed so generously.

Travelling crib

Next Sunday being the first Sunday of Advent the travelling crib will make it’s annual trip around the parish over the next four weeks. Anyone wishing to have the crib in their home for one day should put down their name at the back of Saint Dominic’s Church on this coming weekend. The custom of the travelling crib has now become very popular in the parish since it began about four years ago. The crib will end up at Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.

Christmas fair

The annual Kenagh Christmas Fair will take place in Saint Dominic’s Hall, Kenagh on Sunday, December 8th from eleven until 3pm. Items on display will be jams and chutneys, flower arrangements, cards, jewellery, home baking and all kinds of bric a brack. Proceeds in aid of Kenagh branch of Irish Wheelchair Association. To book stall contact 087 6970372. Your support will be very much appreciated.

Credit Union

Ballymahon and District Credit Union will be holding its annual general meeting in Cooney’s Hotel, Ballymahon on Friday, November 29th. All members are invited to attend our 25th anniversary celebration and presentation in Cooney’s Hotel on same night at 8pm. Refreshments will be served.


Congratulations and best wishes to Captain Michael Kelly, son of Michael and Antoinette, Torboy and Lynda Treacy, Portumna, Co Galway who were married in Kiltoom Church, Co Roscommon on Friday, November 22nd. The marriage ceremony was performed by Father Pat Mernagh, army chaplain. Bridesmaid was Emma Joy Curran and best man was Francis Kelly. The reception was held in the Hudson Bay Hotel, Athlone which was enjoyed by a large gathering of guests from both families. We wish the happy couple many years of wedded bliss.

Progressive 25

Winners in Saint Dominic’s Centre last Thursday night were Michael and Mick, Ned and Tom, ten games each they share 120 euro. Table prizes - Mark and Noreen, Peter and Brendan, all win twenty euro. Raffle: Anthony Cuggy, Brendan Hanley, Liam McHugh, Eugene Kelly, Niall Hughes, Betty Gerety, all win ten euro each.


The KDDA wish to thank the following collectively for supporting their playground fundraiser “American Tea Party”. The hosts of the tables, community groups and individual members of the community. Those who sponsored and supported the raffle on the night. The entertainment and finally the individuals and community groups who donated so generously to this very worthy cause. We are all looking forward to seeing this project completed.


The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto last Sunday night were 2, 3, 7, 25. There were two match three winners, Peter Gregg, c/o Father Barden and Damien Rush, c/o Leavey’s, Foigha. Both get forty euro each.