Kingscourt News 18th December

Gartlan’s Pub, 

Gartlan’s public house , showing the thatching of its roof with  reeds, when complete will restore this listed building to its former glory , (residents from the area who were on holidays in Portugal, on a visit to a restaurant, discovered that the table mats were of Gartlan’s  pub.)

Gartlans Restoration

Christmas Party, 

Shows a group of retired Gypsum Industries employee’s ,who were attending a Christmas party in the Nureamore  Hotel, Carrickmacross, recently.

Gypsum Christmas Party

Good News on the Employment, in the area ;

The excellent news that O’Reilly Bros. are starting  22 new workers  to meet the increased demand for their  concrete products, Recently  Gypsum Industries have started a second shift at their mines  in Drumgossat, also to meet increased demand for their products.  In January  2015 there is expected to further good news, with  further  employment  being announced .

Christmas Shopping, in Town;

There has been a noticeable  increase in shoppers in the town over the past few weeks , with parking spaces much in demand , all shops have tasteful displays in their shop windows, with lots of suitable gifts and presents on display no need to travel  to other towns ,when you can shop at home.

Whist ;

Top Score ; (shared)  Eileen Hanratty  & John Fitzpatrick, 1 st. Lady ; Victoria  Rowntree , 2 nd. Lady ; ( shared) Brege McKenna & Eileen Maguire, 3 rd. Lady ; Mary O’Hurley, 1 st. Gent ; (shared) Georgina McArdle & T.P. Callaghan,2 nd. Gent ; Kathleen Finnegan, 3 rd. Gent ; Ann Russell.

Kingscourt Social Services, “Whist Drive”  every Tuesday at in the Matt Talbot Hall, new members wecome.

School Reunion, 50 th. Anniversary

Bailieborough Vocational School (Tech) past pupils -reunion, to celebrate the opening of the old Vocational School, Kells Road, on the May Bank Holiday weekend in 2015.  Any students  from the Kingscourt Parish area, who were pupils in 1965 at the school  at that time or know any pupils ,are asked to contact; Sean Ledwith , 086 3082391, or, Patricia Gilsenan ,(nee Donnell an) 086 3033610 or Frank Donnelly, 087 2210252.

Marriage ;

Congratulations to Ms. Zoe O’Connor and Mr. David McAteer on their recent marriage. Couples intending marriage in thye Diocese of Meath, must complete an ACCORD pre marriage workshop.

Baptisms ;

The Parish Community welcomes  recently baptised , Catherine Mary Tinnelly, Elle Siobhan Barry and Ava Agnes Ward . All baptisms take place on the 2 nd & 4 th. Saturday of each month , at in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt.

Kingscourt Stars  Victory;

Congratulations to Kingscourt Stars  GFC on their victory over Castleraghan on Saturday evening last, in the League Final.

Penitential  Service ;

The Annual  Parish Penitential  Service will be held on Monday 22 nd.  December in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt.

Christmas Eve, 24 th. December, Mass Times ;   Church of the  Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt ;  Family Mass at,, Traditional Candlelight  Mass  at, Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Muff  ,

Regretted  Death ;

There was genuine regret in the community at the death of Tom Leahy, Dunaree Lane, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan and late of Hospital , Co. Limerick on the 12 th. December, peacefully at his home. Deeply regretted by his loving wife, Bridie, daughter Kim and sons, Paul, and Christopher. Sadly missed by his brother and sisters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was domicile  in England for 20 years  and on returning to live in Kingscourt, where he was employed in Gypsum Industries and later in Kingspan, industries.  A quiet  friendly and unassuming person , a great family person who  were all special to him, he had been unwell for some time. Reposing at his home until removal on Sunday 14 th to the Church of the Immaculate Conception for concelebrated Requiem Funeral Mass at  12 Noon , with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.  There was a large and representative attendance  at the funeral, which was testament  of the high esteem in which he was held in the community.


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