Kingscourt News 14th October

Bridge ; 30-09-‘13

N/S.  1 st. Lana Whelan & Ann Russell, 2 nd. Margaret Greene  & Martha Murtagh, 3 rd. Bridie Kennedy & Lucy Brennan.

E/W.  1 st. Vera Kelly & Ronan Carolan, ( joint ) 2nd   John Fitzpatrick & Eileen Hanratty, Angela Daly & Joan Connolly.

Bridge ;  7-10-‘13

N/S.  1  st  John Fitzpatrick & Eileen Hanratty, 2 nd Ena McGinley & Muriel Harney, 3 rd Bridie Kennedy & Lucy Brennan

E/W.  1 st  Riona Carolan &  Vera Kelly, 2 nd  Freda Tighe  & Mary McGuinness, 3 rd Sheila Sullivan & Claire Lane.  Kingscourt  Bridge  Club meet every Monday at in Cabra Castle Hotel, new members very welcome.

Whist ;

Top Score ; Johnny Smith, 1 st Lady ; Mary O’Hurley, 2 nd Lady ; Brege McKenna , 3 rd Lady ; Eileen Maguire,  1 st Gent ; John Johnston , 2 nd. Gent ; Matt Donagh, 3 rd Gent ; Harry Rowntree.  Kingscourt Social Services, Whist Drive, every Tuesday at in the Matt Talbot Hall, new members welcome,

Cancer Shop ;

Kingscourt Cancer Shop, which is located in Church Street, Kingscourt , is open  on Thursday & Friday from  to and on Saturday from to, well worth a visit.

Cabra Harvest Fair;

A Harvest Fair will take place  at Cabra Central School on Saturday 2 nd November, to 3.30. pm.  Schedules for Children and Adult, competitions  now available in local shops and schools. Exhibition’s of all entries at the fair. Lots of fun, activities  and usual stalls, all welcome.

Regretted  Death ;

The death occurred of Mr. Patrick ( Packie) Reilly in   Beaumount   hospital, Dublin  on  Tuesday 8 th. of October, 17 Fairymount Ave., Kingscourt and formerly of Mullan, Maudabawn, Cootehill.  Removal to  St. Patrick’s  Church, Maudabawn, on Thursday 10 th. Oct. with funeral on Friday 11 th. October following Requiem Mass  with burial in  St. Patrick’s cemetery, Shercock.  The deceased who was a retired  butler, had been living in Kingscourt for the past 13 years, and was noted for his immaculate  dress each day on his walk to do his shopping in the local supermarket, he had a greeting for everyone he met. On St. Patrick’s day he would wear a green jacket appropriate for the day, he was well liked in the community and  will be sadly missed.

Harvest Mass, Display; photo,

Harvest Mass DisplayOn Sunday last the 12 Noon Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt  , was an  annual Harvest Mass to give thanks to God for the fruits of the earth. A warm welcome to the hardworking members of the farming community and their families.   A  very colorful display of  farming products and wild life was arranged in the church.



The Parish Community welcomes recently baptized,  Mr. Own Thomas  Cunningham, the next baptism  preparation meeting will be held on  7 th. November  at in the parish centre. Baptisms take place on the second and  fourth Saturday’s of the month  at in Kingscourt Church.

Marriages ;

Congratulations to  Ms. Gillian  Grogan and Mr. Liam Whelan,  Ms. Shaunagh  Ginty and Mr. Martin Hickey on their recent marriages.  Couples intending to marry in the Diocese of Meath, must complete an  ACCORD pre marriage workshop, book

Mission Sunday, Display;

On Sunday next  Mission Sunday , Kingscourt Apostolic Society will have their usual  display for the missions in the church,  Sincere thanks to all who support each year the Apostolic Society and all who work quietly and with such dedication for the promotion of the missions.

Christmas Cards ;

Parish Christmas Cards depicting scenes from the church of the Immaculate Conception are now available from the Parish repository after Masses.

Credit Union, Car Draw ;

Kingscourt Credit Union next car  draw will be held on international Credit Union day 24 th. October  at 12 Noon.  This is the credit union’s 10 th. year  of their draws, many congratulations.

Hospice Coffee Morning, Thanks ;

Sincere thanks to all who supported the recently held Hospice Coffee morning, which raised € 1,100

Free, First Aid Classes ;

Free First Aid classes  have started on Monday 14 th. October in Kingscourt  Fire Station, at

Town’s  New Roundabouts ;

The  recently constructed low –level  roundabouts on the town’s main street, with road markings are working well . They replace high level ones which had over the years come in for complaints. There is an additional  roundabout now at the Rocks Road/Main street junction.

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