Kingscourt News 12th February 2015

Active Retirement  AGM;

Active Retirement AGM

The  AGM of Kingscourt Active Retirement was held in the Parish Centre on Friday last 6 th. February.  The well attended meeting was addressed by Ms. Teresa Abbot, Regional Development Officer, of the Active Retirement.  New Committee, elected; Chairperson ; Noreen Rooney, Vice  do. Larry Carty, Secretary ; Catherine O’Reilly, Ass, Sec. Margaret Burns , Treasurer ; Betty Callaghan, Ass. Tr. Catherine Blake,  Events Organisers; June McEntee & Pauline Wakely Up coming events; Regional Annual Dinner Dance , on the 19 th. February in the Nuremore Hotel, Carrickmacross, starting at  Outing to An Grianan to be organised for May 2015 . Photo, taken at the AGM of the attendance present.

World Day of Prayer ;

This year the service will take place in St. Ernan’s Church, Kingscourt on Friday 6 th. March at  The speaker will be the Reverend  Joyce Moore, who works in St. Peter’s (Church of Ireland)parish in Drogheda.  This lively service has been prepared  by the Christian women of The Bahamas, in the Caribbean, it reflects their love of music and their culture. Everyone is welcome both men and women, boys and girls, please come along and bring a friend.

Lenten Novena 2015 ;

The Annual Lenten Novena commences on Wednesday 18 th. February, in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt, when the speaker will be His Eminence Cardinal Sean Brady, Archbishop Emeritus of Armagh.  On Wednesday  25 th. February the speaker will be  Sr. Enda McMullan,  St. Louis Sister.

Cabra Castle Hotel, wins Award


Members of the  Corscadden family are celebrating this week as one of their three castle hotels- Cabra Castle Hotel , Kingscourt was named the best four- star hotel in Ireland at the prestigious CIE Tours International Annual Awards of Excellence  ceremony which took place at Dublin Castle.. The awards, which are in their 25 th. year , are based entirely on feedback from the  36,000  CIE Tours customers who visited Ireland during 2014.


Cabra Castle a member of  Manor House Hotels of Ireland , saw a 20% increase in the number of CIE Tours guests staying at the luxurious property last year, the majority of whom were from Germany, the USA, Canada and Australia. More than € 3 million has been invested by its owners into the 18th.  century castle over the past five years.


Owner Howard  Corscadden said that the  accolade was a huge endorsement  of the exceptional service offered by the entire team, the majority  of whom come from the local area.  “We are honoured to have been voted the best four-star hotel in Ireland by our CIE Tours guests.  With 70  hotels vying for the title it is one of the most hotly contested categories,” he said.  ” We are extremely proud of our offering and work exceptionally hard to ensure that our guests experience  an authentic Irish castle at its very best. We believe that our old- world charm  combined with a long family tradition of warm and friendly service make Cabra Castle a perfect retreat from the pace of modern living and clearly our guests agree”


Cabra Castle is set on 100 acres of parkland and gardens in Co. Cavan. The 98-room hotel enjoys spectacular  views of the surrounding countryside and, such is its historical and architectural interest, it is also open to members of the public for viewing (except December 24 th,25 th and 26 th). It is asister to Ballyseede Castle in Tralee and the  Corscaddens Family’s newest acquisition , the 17 th. century Bellingham Castle in Co. Louth, which  opened just a year ago having  undergone   complete restoration. Both Ballyseede  Castle and Bellingham Castle are also members of Manor House Hotels of Ireland

Whist ;

Top Score , Teresa McMahon, 1 st. Lady (shared) Bridie McDaniel &  Eileen Hanratty, 2 nd. lady ; Olive Rooney, 3 rd. Lady ; Kay Russell. 1 st. Gent ; Val Russell 2 nd. Gent (shared) Matt Donagh & Paddy Martin, 3 rd. Gent ; Harry Rowntree. Kingscourt Social Services, Whist Drive, every Tuesday at in the Matt Talbot Hall. Supper served and all welcome.

Meals on Wheels ;

Kingscourt, Social Services,    Meals continue every Wednesday  in the Matt Talbot Hall .

Cancer fund ;

Kingscourt Cancer Fund provides “Free Taxi”  service for patients to all hospitals also grant aid to families, Its charity shop in Church street ,is open  Thursday & Friday to and on Saturday to 4.00, well worth a visit.

Regretted Death ;

The death occurred suddenly of John (Jack) O’Reilly,20 Cluain Dara, Kingscourt on Thursday 29 th. January, formerly of 3 Singleton , Mell, Drogheda, he was a  retired postman. Deeply regretted by his loving wife; Ursula, daughter ; Ciara, sisters ; Mary , Irene , & Gaye, brothers ; Paddy , Liam & Harry. Sadly missed by his mother-in-law, Mary Dunne, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews , relatives and friends to whom sympathy is extended. Removal to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt, on Monday 2 nd. February, with requiem Mass on Tuesday 3 rd. February in the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.


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