The annual general meeting of Abbeyderg cemetery committee will be held in Kearney’s lounge on Tuesday night August 20th at 8pm. This meeting is being called with a view to electing a new cemetery committee. All existing members and potential new members are asked to attend.


The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto for August 5th were 2, 15, 16, 22. There were two match three winners - Tommy Joe McGann, Derrylough and Noel Mulvihill, Newtowncashel, win forty euro each.

Farming book

There are still a few copies of the book “Farming Through the years” available at McGowan’s Ballymahon, Terlicken filling station, Breege Cassidy’s , Kenagh post office and Baxters Longford. Up to 100 pages in full colour for twelve euro.


Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board (formerly VEC) is now offering advanced certificate in business FETAC level 6 (part time). This course is provided free under BTEI (Back to Education Initiative) and if particularly suited to unemployed people who have already worked in a supervisory capacity. Places on this course will be offered following interview. For more information contact : adult education guidance service 043 3348177.


Kenagh branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association wish to thank all their friends and helpers who contributed both time and money to their recent church gate collection. The amount collected was 330 euro. The IWA look forward to your continued help and support.

Heritage week

There will be a “walk and talk” in conjunction with heritage week at Kilcommock cemetery on Friday evening August 23rd at 7.30. This is our parish contribution to heritage week for 2013. All interested are invited to assemble at the cemetery gate for a walk around the ancient church and surrounds. The talk will take less than one hour. All are welcome. With a new extension at an advanced stage it is important that parishioners know the origins of the old grounds.


Regretfully we record the death of one of our older parishioners in this week’s notes. May Leavey (formerly Carberry), died peacefully at Mullingar General Hospital on Sunday August 4th. May was in her eighty ninth year and had enjoyed a long and healthy life until recent months when her advanced age began to show through. May was a member of a long established and well known family who lived in the parish for many generations. She was a very warm affectionate person with a great appreciation of life and all her friends and neighbours who frequented her house at Lislom down through the years. The casual caller was always guaranteed a warm welcome and a good cup of tea and a friendly chat. She was a member of a family who were steeped in traditional music song and dance and on many occasions she played host to a good musical session and ceili. How often did we call to her house when as children we were treated to loaf bread and sugar while on the way to an uncle and aunt who lived further along the road. Something not easily forgotten. May was predeceased by her husband Jimmy and her only son also Jimmy , both of whom died in recent years. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Maureen Fox, Kathleen and Martha Mulvey, grand children, sons in law, nephews and nieces, cousins and her many friends and neighbours. She was buried in Carrickedmond cemetery after her funeral mass in St Dominic’s Church on Tuesday August 6th. We offer our sympathy to all concerned.


Sympathy is also extended to the relatives and friends of Sister Rose Kelly of the Sisters of the Assumption who died in Bermingham recently. She was a native of Ledwithstown.

Progressive 25

Winners in Saint Dominic’s Centre last Thursday night were Pat and Mike eleven games and Val and Bill nine games. Table prizes - Sonny and Frank, Barry and Josie win twenty euro each. Raffle: Ita Farrell, Mike Carroll, Walter Henery, Willie Fox, Pat Martin, Ivan Jones all win ten euro each.


The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto on Sunday Aug 11 were 11, 15, 26, 28. There were four match three winners Frank Mullingan, Mullingar; Conor and Loreta, c/o Kearneys Lounge and Louise Duignan who had two match three entries all get twenty euro each.


We offer sincere sympathy to Tom Farrell, Clough Dillons, Kenagh, on the death of his uncle, Jimmy Farrell, Cloughan, Moydow who died during the past week.