Kenagh notes



Corr: Paddy Egan. Tel: 043 33 22227 / 086 3718169


Don’t forget the monthly whist drive in the Lecture Hall, Kenagh on next Tuesday night, November 10th at 8.30pm. Refreshments served and usual cash prizes.


The numbers drawn in the Kenagh GAA lotto for the weekend of October 25th were 6, 17, 22, 25. There were four match three winners, Eamon Lahant, Oliver Goulsbury, Ballymahon, A.P c/o Fr Tom Barden, Jim Skelly, Cashel, all win 20 euro each. 4,700 euros going on four correct numbers next week.


Many congratulations to Celine Chapman, daughter of John and Bernadette Chapman and Peter Finnan, son of Mick and Eileen, Swords who were married in Ardagh Church last month. Celebrant at the wedding was Father Pat Lennon. Celine had her sister Mary Fallon as Chief Bridesmaid and Peter had Gerard Morris as his Bestman. Andrew Fallon was the page boy. Church music was performed by Kate Connolly and Pdraig McGowan. Following the ceremony the bridal party and guests travelled to Kilronan Castle where they were treated to a beautiful meal and an evening of great entertainment which continued into the early hours of the morning. We wish Celine and Peter a long and happy life together.

Progressive 25

The winners over the 9 games of 25 last week was Dan and Peter. For their efforts they win 80 euro. Peter and Freda won 50 euro for winning 8 games. In the table prizes Joe and Robin plus Mary and May won 10 euro each. Mary Ward, Billy Dolan, Mary Gregg, Jimmy Cahill, Peter Gregg and Tom Farrell all won 10 euro in the raffle.


The entire parish and surrounding areas were shocked and saddened by the untimely death of Maureen Rea, No. 2, Deerpark, Kenagh which occurred at Mullingar Hospital on Tuesday last, October 27th. Maureen had just reached 48 and leaves behind a young family including two grandchildren. She had been only hospitalized for just two days when she took a turn for the worse and passed to her eternal world despite the best efforts of the hospital staff. She was a devoted mother, despite her handicaps over the past few years. She was interned in Abbeyderg cemetery after her funeral mass in St. Dominic’s Church on Saturday, October 31st. We offer our deepest sympathies to her daughters Angela, Natasha and Shannon, son Christopher, grandchildren John and Catherine, her sister Kathleen and a very large circle of friends, relatives and neighbours in this tough time.


Kenagh GAA Club are organising a fundraising auction in Saint Dominic’s centre on Sunday, 15th November from 1pm until all sold. Viewing and unloading from 11am. Items such as household goods, furniture, toys, hardware, vegetables and farm produce will be available. No junk items accepted. The AGM will be held in St. Dominic’s Centre on Saturday, December 12th at 8pm.

Landmark Restored

A noted landmark alongside the main Longford - Athlone road has just undergone a very attractive and worthwhile re-thatching job. The very noticeable thatched residence of the Crooke family of Clough, Kenagh has had it’s roof re-done from one end to the other. As this is now the last thatched residence in the parish, it is good to see it being preserved for the foreseeable future. Our compliments to the Crooke family for taking steps to keep this very attractive landmark in the immaculate condition it is at at present. This very old landmark was the pride and joy of the late George Croke who no doubt has passed on his sense of pride to his family. Well done.

World War 1 Remembrance

There will be a special World War 1 remembrance evening in Kenagh next Saurday, November 7th. The remembrance evening will begin with mass for those killed at 7pm. After mass there will be a social evening in St. Dominic’s Centre. Refreshments will be served and music will be supplied by the Ramblers. There will also be an exhibition of WW1 memorabilia and rare photographs and newspapers will be present at the function. At least 15 people from the parish died in the Great War. A number of families from England and other parts of Ireland have indicated that they will attend. A book recording this traumatic event will be launched by David Williams who once lived in Kenagh. All are welcome to attend at no expense.


The Kenagh guild of ICA, will meet in St. Dominic’s Centre on next Monday night, November 9th at 8pm, lessons in playing whist will continue at this meeting. Members and non-members welcome.