5K with GAA Club

5K with GAA Club

If you are interested in running 5K with Kenagh GAA on Sunday the 24th of May, we are organising a training programme for beginners. We will get you running from 0 to 5K in just 8 weeks! Begins Monday 30th March at 8pm at Kenagh track at Jim McGann Park. Only 40 euro for the 8 weeks programme (payable in installments) which includes race entry on 24th May. Contact James at 087 9870560 for further details. Get fit with Kenagh GAA.

Mass times Holy Week

Penance service Carrickedmond on Monday and Kenagh on Tuesday. Both at 7.30pm. Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper in Kenagh at 7.30pm and in Ballymahon at 8.30pm. Good Friday: The Passion ceremony at 3pm in Kenagh and Ballymahon stations of the cross in Kenagh at 7.30pm. Prayer around the cross in Ballymahon at 8pm. Holy Saturday Vigil Mass in Kenagh at 8.30pm. Vigil Mass in Ballymahon at 10pm. Easter Sunday Kenagh at 10.30am, Ballymahon at 11.30am. The First Friday calls will be done in both parishes on Good Friday. Adoration: Sunday 7pm to 9pm. Monday 7pm to 8pm.


Longford branch of MS will be holding a church gate collection outside Saint Dominic’s Church, Kenagh on this coming weekend April 4th and 5th, Easter Saturday and Sunday morning. This collection is being held outside all church gates in the locality this coming weekend. Your support will be greatly appreciated.


The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto for March 23rd were 5, 14, 25, 30. There was one match three winners - Christina and Mickey, c/o Mike Duignan, win eighty euro.

Table quiz

There will be a table quiz in Gav’s Bar Kenagh on Friday April 17th at 9pm. Proceeds in aid of Kenagh Tidy Towns. Please support. More later.

Clean up

Kenagh and district development Association are organising a major clean up of all the approach roads to Kenagh village commencing on Friday evening April 8th at 7pm. All residents from the village and surrounding areas are asked to come along and take part. Doyle’s car park will be the assembly point where further arrangements can be made. The litter problem appears to have gone out of control over the past few months. Indiscriminate dumping around the bottle bank is becoming a major problem as there is a lot of waste left around and not placed in the containers provided. Dumping is also becoming a major problem on all roads around the parish with roads and lane ways being targetted by “fly by night” dumpers.

School notice

Enrolment for the next school year of 2015 – 2016 is currently taking place in Saint Dominic’s National School, Kenagh. Enrolment forms can be obtained by calling into the school or by ringing 3322456.

Progressive 25

Winners in St Dominic’s Centre last Thursday night were Noreen and Mark, twelve games, they win 35 euro each. Mickey and Tom, Larry and Tom, ten games, they win 20 euro each. Table prizes: Bill and Pete, Bernie and Tom, ten euro each. Raffle: Tom Farrell, Mick Maguire, Bernie Smith, Tom Mulvihill Pete Murtagh and Brendan Hanley, all win ten euro each.

Parents Association

St Dominic’s NS Parents Association will hold a Spring fair on Sunday, 19th April 2015. The fair will take place from 1pm to 4pm in St Dominic’s Community Centre and will be an afternoon of family fun for all. There will be stalls, games, face painting and lots of surprises – further details in coming weeks. The Parents Association Committee is now gratefully accepting donations of bric-a-brac, toys (no soft toys please) books and pledges of baked goods. For further details to make a donation or to book a stall please contact Caitriona 087 6960853 or June 087 0677595. Thank you to all parents and our community for your support.

Easter service

Church of Ireland group of parishes. During Holy Week and Easter 2015 the following services will be held to which all are welcome. April 3rd Good Friday special service for this special day in Kenagh Church at 11.30am. April 4th Easter Saturday Ballymahon, Holy Communion 7pm Kenagh Holy Communion 9pm. Easter Sunday April 5th. Ardagh Holy Communion 10am. Tashinney Holy Communion 11.30am. As usual holy communion to those who are unable to get to church because of age of illness and to those in hospitals and nursing homes will be administered during Holy Week by Canon Kingston. The details of the four annual vestry meetings for Ardagh , Ballymahon , Kenagh and Tashinney parishes will be announced at the Easter services.


This week we sadly record the death of John Moran, formerly of Cartronwar and later Castlerea, Moydow which occurred at the residence of John and Joan Nolan on Sunday, March 22nd after a relatively long and fatal illness. John was the last of a family of four, JP, Anthony and sister, Barbara McGann. John was born about seventy five years ago and lived in the locality all his life. He was a very laid back type of man, never worried and took every day as it came. A fact borne out his his remarkably fine head of hair with not a grey rib to be seen up to the day he died. John was a very talented musician, most notably with the way he could combine his playing of the mouth organ and the tamborine. He was also a very good singer, especially the old traditional airs which he picked up from his late father Paddy. During the time he was living in Longford town he acquired the nickname “Dolly” which came about from habitually singing a well known song of the time “Hello Dolly”. Dolly as he was then known was a very happy go lucky kind of man, very inoffensive and soft spoken, gentle and easy going. After his illness was diagnosed he was very lucky to have a good home in very comfortable surroundings given to him by John and Joan Nolan. John and Joan looked after him very well with all possible comforts right up to the day he died. He was buried in Abbeyderg cemetery after his funeral mass in Moydow on March 24. To his nephew and niece, relatives and many friends, we offer sincere sympathy. We also sadly note the death of Bridie Dunning, Mullingar and formerly Bridie Tiernan of Loughlooney Kenagh which occurred at her home on March 24th. Bridie was a member of a very well known family in the Kenagh area where she lived during her childhood years. She went to work near Mullingar where she lived all her adult life of sixty eight years and reared a family of three children. She was predeceased by her daughter Ann McCann who died at a very young age. Bridie was interred in Walshestown cemetery after her funeral mass in Mullingar on Friday last. To her husband Seamus, son Joe, daughter Mary, brother Seamus, sister Margaret, friends and relations we offer our sympathy.