New Creche and Montessori: “Happy Bunch” 6 Hill Cresent, Creevagh Road, Ballymahon, a new Creche and Montessori will open on September the 3rd 2012 catering from 4 months to 12 years.

New Creche and Montessori: “Happy Bunch” 6 Hill Cresent, Creevagh Road, Ballymahon, a new Creche and Montessori will open on September the 3rd 2012 catering from 4 months to 12 years.

We will be holding our open night on Monday the 27th of August from 4pm to 8pm. Also booking all this week through to September 3rd from 10am to 1pm. Alternatively please call Paulina on 087-1498336. All staff fully qualified and qualified Montessori teacher. Free school year bookings up to the 10th of September.

WELL DONE: Now that the dust has settled on all the hype and build up to the Olympic games in London over the past month we can take a clearer look at how our Irish representatives accounted for themselves. There were those like Katie Taylor and John Joe Nevin who took top honour and others who took awards further down the line. But let us not forget all those who had the honour of wearing the green blazer but didn’t make it to the top. Our local man Derek Burnett was one of so many more who did not win honours but nevertheless who did us proud. Derek has earned the respect and admiration of all his County Longford supporters. He has now represented Ireland in his chosen sport in the past four Olympics which is a great achievement in itself. Derek is still the number one marksman in Ireland, a position in which he should be proud of. We congratulate him on his achievements on the shooting ranges around the world and look forward to him taking his place among the best in the world. He can hold his head up with pride and dignity. Thanks to the experience Derek.

HARVEST FESTIVAL: Arrangements are well underway for the forthcoming festival which will be held at Glanmore on Sunday September 2nd. There is a varied programme in store for patrons such as reaping and binder threshing ,flailing, stooking, stacking , cutting with scythe and sickle. There will be a variety of side shows like ,dog show ,dancing music auto jumble vintage machinery and many more. The day will run from twelve noon to six pm. weather permitting.

LOY WINNERS: Congratulations to Rosein Lennon Curracreehan who came first in the loy digging competition in Tullamore show last Sunday. She will not represent county Longford at the ladies loy digging at the all Ireland ploughing championships in Wexford at the end of September.

PIANO LESSONS: Qualified teacher in Kenagh/Ballymahon are now taking bookings for September. Preparations for piano grade examinations and junior cert/leaving cert practicals. Telephone 086 1676583 for further details.

HERITAGE WEEK: National Heritage week continues until next Saturday throughout county Longford. There is a varied programme laid onto suit all those who are interested in the Heritage and culture and a way of life in Ireland in times past. The week started off with a day long programme of activities in Ballymahon which included a parade of high nellies , honda fifties old cars tractors and horse drawn vehicles. There was also busking and window displays, no doubt with the blessing of a fine day it was a great success. There are many more events over the coming week. Please see posters.

PROGRESSIVE TWENTY FIVE: Winners in St Dominic’s Centre last Thursday night were Niall and Liz ten games sixty euro;Barry and Mick ,Bridie and Packie,nine games fifteen euro each. Table prizes Peter and Bernard Maureen & Simon twenty euro each. Raffle Barney Kenny,Annie Egginton Packie Feeney,Betty Geraghty Bill Rodgers Noreen Gibbons all win ten euro each.

ROYAL CANAL: There was a very important meeting of Royal Canal enthusiasts in the enterprise Centre last Tuesday night. For all those who have been involved with the old established Royal Canal Amenity Group it was the end of an era. The RCAG was established by committed group along the entire length of the canal about thirty years ago. This group set about restoring the canal which was closed in 1962 by applying themselves to cleaning up the disused water by manual labour machines and the help of various FAS schemes waterways Ireland also came in with heavery machinery and technical advice. The work was completed in 2010 and the RCAG had finished the job it took on to do. A new committee is now formed in this locality which will be known as the Foigha Kenagh Royal canal group who will replace the old RCAG. There was a very lively debate and discussion at the meeting which was chaired by Charles Harrison. The amount of voluntary labour and public support financially and morally was greatly appreciated by those who were in the front line down through the years. Without this great public spirit and dedication nothing would have been achieved. We must not forget all the dedicated members along the canal from Clondra to Dublin who were always available to help out . Also the Fas workers and their supervisors who did tremendous work since the scheme began and who we hope will be available for many years to come. We thank all concerned after a lively discussion the following committee was elected. Chairman Pat Newman vice chair Bernie Mathews,treasurer Margaret Blaney assistant treasurer Seamus Madden;secretary Elizabeth Hall; assistant sec Paul Coe PRO Harry Hall,ass PRO John Ward. Items such as signage, toilet facilities slipway phone numbers, play area and walking routes were put on the agenda

CONCERT: As part of Heritage week there will be a concert dedicated to Leo Casey in the new library building on this Thursday night September 23rd. There will be a variety of local performers which will include the Inny Singers. Admission free. Performance begins at 8pm. All are welcome.

LOTTO: The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA lotto for August 19th were 6,14,15,20. There were two match three winners Rory O’Connor Derralough and John McLoughlin Foigha win forty euro each. 14500 euro going on four correct numbers next week.

Motivational Fittness: PT will be running an Exercise class in the Kenagh community centre on the 18th of September at 8 o clock.The class will be fun and friendly. The class will be a combination of all exercises so there will be something for everyone,suitable for all fitness levels. Classes run on a 6 week block session. Places are limited so book early to reserve your place. Contact Darren on 0860662781 0r mail me on my Facebook page Motivational Fittness pt.