Kingscourt News 11th August


Whist ;

Top Score ; Brigid Shields, 1 st. Lady ; Victoria Rowntree, 2 nd. Lady ; Rose Smith , 3 rd. Lady ; Eileen Hanratty , 1 st. Gent ; Val Russell , 2 nd. Gent ; Kathleen Finnegan, 3 rd. Gent ; (shared) Ann Russell, T.P. Callaghan, & Paddy Martin.  Kingscourt Social Services,” Whist Drive” ,every Tuesday at in the Matt Talbot Hall, new members very welcome.

Cancer Fund ;

Kingscourt Cancer Fund, provides free “Taxi Service” for patients to all Hospitals for treatment, also grant aid to Families. For further information contact, Agnes  087 4193575, Amanda 087 8336255 , Victoria 087 7625 790, David 087 772 0442.

Regretted  Death ;

There was genuine regret in the area at the  death on Sunday 3 rd . August  ,of Gary  Gaynor, suddenly at his residence  Ervey,  Kilmainhamwood , Kells. Sadly missed by his father, John, mother Audrey, and sister, Lynda, relatives and friends.

Reposing at his residence, removal on Thursday 7 th. August, to the Church of the Immaculate Conception  Kingscourt , for Requiem funeral Mass at , with burial  afterwards  in the adjoining cemetery.  There was a very large and representative attendance at the funeral.

The Late  Paul Lyons ;

The communities  of Kilmainhamwood  and Kingscourt were shocked at the death  suddenly at his home  of Paul Lyons  Eden ,Kilmainhamwood, Kells, on Thursday 7 th. August (formerly of 39 Richard Ave., Brightlyngsea, Colchester, Essex)  Deeply regretted by his  heartbroken wife, Sharon (nee O’Reilly), parents David and Pat, sister Jackie, mother-in-law Catherine, sister-in-law  Gillian (McCormack) , brothers-in -law Rob  and Larry, uncle, nieces, nephews, relatives and a wide circle of friends. Requiem funeral  Mass on Monday last in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt, followed by private cremation

Dun-A-Ri Forest Park ;

Many local residents and visitors have expressed concerns  at the decline in  the maintenance of Dun-An-Ri  Forest Park over the past  number of years.  The Forest Park   has since 1959 been under the care  of Coillte  , in recent years there has been an obvious decline in maintenance of many facilities and walks, toilets etc.  In the Heritage Guide to the Cavan- Monaghan  Region, It states “Dun-An-Ri, Forest Park  on the outskirts of Kingscourt, is perhaps one of the best kept secrets of Co. Cavan, indeed in Ireland as a whole. It is far more than a forest park, as it contains expanses of lawn and shrubbery . The trees are the most important feature here (though) it should never be said that any tree is     unimportant, for the park contains so much that is important to the history of Kingscourt.   The first Cabra Castle, (now used as a shelter) the  village of Cabra, (which  was before the town of Kingscourt) is in the Forest park, as is  the ruins of Flemings castle, also the Ice House, and the Grand gardens.   The park is used daily by local residents and many visitors, school tours, amongst the visitors this year were a group of German students from Frankfurt and also Swiss visitors  and many others from all over Ireland and other European countries.

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