Kingscourt News 13th January

Magnificent  Response to Movember Fundraiser ;


Picture shows some of the people who took part in the “Movember” fundraising night in M&F’s Bar, Kingscourt. Members of the Kingscourt Cancer Fund, received a cheque for € 4531. L-R front row; Sean Farrelly, John Cunningham, Victoria Rowntree (KCF)Amanda Ramsay (KCF) Agnes Clarke (KCF) David McNally. Back Row, L-R ; Mark McKeon, Daryl Martin , Seanie Farrelly, Kenneth Anderson , Kevin Victory , Darren Clarke , Damien Gogarty, Philip Clarke, and John Woods. Sincere thanks to all sponsors and everyone involved.

Emigrant  Sunday ;

On Sunday next 19 th. January , there will be a remembering service for all emigrants in various parts of the world.  A large Map of the World will be on the altar, in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt. Parishioners are requested to leave the names of those abroad on the map.

Free First Aid Courses ;

Cavan Civil Defence  are holding  Free First Aid Courses in Kingscourt, registration at Kingscourt Fire Station on January 13 th & 20 th. at

Hospice Collection, Thanks;

Sincere thanks to all who supported the recent  collection for St. Christopher’s  Hospice which raised €1300.

Ecumenical  Service ;

The annual service to mark the week of Prayer  for Christian unity will be held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Wednesday 22 nd. January at, all are welcome .

Gypsum’s First Lorry

Gypsum Lorry

Photo shows the first lorry  in use at Gypsum Industries in 1948, it was an American  Mack lorry   L/H drive  which was used to transport Gypsum rock from the near-by quarry to the crusher  at  the Plaster Mill at Lisnaboe .

Bereaved ;

Sympathy is extended to the Rev.  William Steacy,  Rector  C.O.I.  Kingscourt  on the death of his mother,  Cynthia Steacy (nee James)  of Wingfield, Gorey, Wexford who died on Friday 3 rd. January  at St. Vincent’s Hospital. Predeceased by her husband  William, loving mother of Sylvia, George , William , and Janet. Mother-in-law of Raymond, Colin ,Mary and Roberta and grandmother of Meghan , Craig , Sophie, Gillian ,Stuart , Ben and Harry. Deeply regretted by her brothers; Val and George, sisters-in-law, Marina ,and Yvonne, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.  Funeral Service on Monday 6 th. January  at  3.00.pmin Kilpipe Church ( Curraghlawn)  with burial afterwards in the adjoining Churchyard .

The Late Florence  Donagh (nee Magee)

There was genuine regret and sadness in the area at the death of Florence Donagh (nee Magee) peacefully at her residence Lower Main St., Kingscourt, and ( formerly of Mountnugent) on Thursday , 9 th. January.  The deceased who was in her early eighty’s , had been unwell for some . time,  A former staff  member of  Gypsum Industries, she was a lady of care and compassion who was devoted to her family and grandchildren. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Matt, son Pat , daughter-in-law Rosena, sisters Rose and Josephine, grandchildren, David, Padraig and Sara-Rose, relatives and friends. There was a large and representative attendance at the removal on Friday 10 th. January and Funeral which followed  con-celebrated Requiem Mass on Saturday 11 th. January in the Church of the Immaculate Conception,( the celebrants were Very Rev. Fr. Gerry McCormack  PP and Rev. Fr. Paddy Reilly) with burial in the adjoining cemetery, she will be sadly missed from the community .

Bridge ;

1 st. Ann Russell & Nuala Carolan, 2 nd. John Fitzpatrick & Eileen Hanratty, 3 rd. Fr. Fonsie Mackin & Bridie Kennedy, 4 th. Mary McKenna & Breda Dunne.  Kingscourt Bridge Club , meet  every Monday at in Cabra Castle Hotel, new players most welcome.

Whist ;

Top Score ;  Rose Traynor, 1 st. Lady ; Brege McKenna, 2 nd. Lady ; (shared) Olive Rooney & Bridie McDaniel, 3 rd. Lady (shared) Mary O’Hurley & Victoria Rowntree, 1 st. Gent ; Sadie O’Reilly, 2 nd. Gent ; Kathleen Finnegan, 3 rd. Gent ; Paddy Martin.  Kingscourt Social Services, Whist Drive ,every Tuesday at in the Matt Talbot Hall, new players welcome.

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