N/S. 1 st. Nuala Mackin & Eileen Hanratty, 2 nd. Margaret Green & Martha Murtagh, 3 rd. Bridie Kennedy & Lucy Brennan. E/W. 1 st. Ena McGinley & Ann Russell, 2 nd. Anna Byrne & Nuala Carolan , 3 rd. Claire Lane & Sheila Sullivan. Kingscourt Bridge club meet every Monday at 7.15.pm in Cabra Castle Hotel, new members most welcome.
Whist; 10 th. Sept;
Top Score (shared) , T.P.Callaghan, Cathleen Finnegan & John Fitzpatrick, 1 st. Lady ; (shared) Olive Rooney & Victoria Rowntree, 2 nd. Lady ; Brege McKenna, 3 rd. Lady ; Nuala Mackin, 1 st. Gent ; Vincent Clarke , 2 nd. Gent ; Johnny Smith , 3 rd. Gent ; Rose Traynor.
Whist ; 17 th. Sept.
Top Score ; Kay Russell , 1 st. Lady ; Brege McKenna, 2 nd. Lady ; Catherine Blake , 3 rd. Lady ; Marie Leahy, 1 st. Gent : Johnny Smith , 2 nd. Gent ; Vincent Clarke , 3 rd. Gent ; Ann Russell. Kingscourt Scial Services, Whist Drive. Every Tuesday at 8.30.pm in the Matt Talbot Hall, new members welcome.
Cancer, Charity Shop ;
Kingscourt Cancer Charity shop is open Thursday & Friday 10.00.am to 6.00.pm and Saturday ,10.00.am to 4.00.pm. It is located in Church Street, Kingscourt. Kingscourt Cancer Fund provides “Free Taxi” service for patients to any hospital, for further information contact your local Dr’s or any committee member.
Congratulations to Mr. Stephen Rogers , Birragh and Ms. Roisin Flynn , Drogheda on their recent marriage. Couples intending to marry in the Diocese of Meath, must complete an ACCORD pre-marriage workshop, contact www.accord.ie
The parish community welcomes recently baptised, Samuel James Lewis and Alfred Vincent Fitzgerald who were baptised recently. Baptisms take place on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at 4.00.pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt.
Dun-an-Ri, Drama Group;
Dun-an- Ri drama group have resumed in the Parish Centre on Tuesday nights at 8.30.pm , all welcome.
Extra Points for Tidy Towns ;
With the recent announcements of this years Tidy Towns awards, Kingscourt increased their marks by 3 points on last years marks, all the hard working committee members are to be complimented . There efforts in keeping the towns streets free from litter is also commendable .It is worth noting that some towns that have won awards, this year, have discontinued using litter bins.
Mini Marathon, Thanks ;
Sincere thanks to all who were involved in the Ladies Mini Marathon in aid of JP United , which raised € 3,242. The proceeds have been used to purchase a voice recognition TV and dining room suite for JP.
Died in England ;
The death occurred recently in Wigan, Manchester of Mr. Charlie McCabe, formerly of Moyar, Kingscourt . Funeral took place on Monday last in Wigan. The deceased who was in his 73 rd year , was a frequent visitor to the area . He is survived by his Wife, Kathleen, son, Damien ,daughters , Eileen and Julie, son-in-law ,Paul, grandchild. Alexander , Brothers ; Jimmy and Frank, Kingscourt , Tommy, Bailieboro, Johnny and Paddy, England, sisters ; Rita, Kingscourt, Teresa, Kathleen , Philomena and Eileen, relatives and friends to whom sympathy is extended.
Regretted Death ;
There was genuine regret and sadness in the area at the death of Mr. Tommy McCaul, main street, Kingscourt, on Saturday 14 th. Sept., his sudden death ,not only came as a great shock to his family but also to the wider community. For many years he was involved in the running of the family restaurant , he was also an active member of the farming community, with his farm and livestock, he also assisted his late father with his farming activities. In the eighties and nineties he was an active members of Kingscourt Stars, GFC, and as a members of their senior team won 6 championship medals. He was an accomplished player, with his position in the half forwards, and he rarely finished a match without scoring at least two or three points. He was also gifted in that he could kick with his left or right foot, a quite and un assuming person who enjoyed being involved with the team members at practices or matches.
There was a large and representative attendance at his funeral which was accompanied by a guard of honour of members of Kingscourt Stars GFC to the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Wednesday 18 th. Sept. For con-celebrated Requiem funeral Mass . The celebrants were Rev. Fr. Fernando Ncube and Rev. Fr. Emmet Carolan,, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery . Predeceased by his father, Joe he is survived by his heartbroken mother, Cathleen , brother , Joe, sister , Marie, brother-in-law , Justin , sister-in-law , Laura, relatives and friends to whom sympathy is extended, he will be sadly missed from the community.
Regretted Death ;
The death occurred of Mr. John Tierney, Copponagh, Bailieborough who died on 17 th. Sept. , peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family, following an illness fought with great courage and dignity . A kind and gentile person he will be forever missed by his sister Kathleen Curtis (Coravelis). The Tierney family in Copponagh, sister-in-law Annie,nieces Ann Williams, Mary Gerity,nephew Patrick and his wife Patricia , their children Rachel, Philip,Emma and Kevin and the extended family Nulty (Derrydamph ) Curtis and Tierneys in New York. Removal on Wednesday evening to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt with Requiem funeral Mass on Thursday 19 th. Sept. With burial afterwards in St. Anne’s cemetery, Bailieborough.
German Students Visit ;
A group of 30 German school students will visit Kingscourt from September 30 th. to October 6 th. 2013. The group who will be staying with host families in the local area will take part in various educational trips which this time will include a day trip to the Titanic Museum in Belfast. There will also be a day to visit some of the local tourist attractions , such as the Dun-An-Ri Forest Park and Cabra Castle Hotel. A Gaelic football match as well as the traditional evening of music and dance are being organised by local people. On Sunday October 6 th 2013 the group will travel to Dublin where they will spend a few days exploring the highlights of the capital city before returning to Germany. The visit is being organised by Sandra Carolan, a native of Kingscourt who has been living in Germany since 1984. This is the second visit from Germany this year. Thanks to the support from the people in the community, previous visits to Kingscourt have been very successful and enjoyed by everyone.
Regretted Death ;
The death occurred peacefully in Cavan General Hospital on Wednesday 18 th. of Sept. Of Mrs. Patricia (Kitty) Carolan (nee McCaffrey) St. Mary’s Rd., Kingscourt and formerly of Turners Hill, Kingscourt. The deceased who was in her 80 th. year was predeceased by her husband ,Paddy and had only been ill for a short period. Removal on Friday 20 th. to the Church of the Immaculate Conception Kingscourt for con-celebrated Requiem funeral Mass, with a large and representative attendance present, the celebrants were Rev. Fr. Fernando Ncube and Rev. Fr. Emmet Carolan, with burial in the adjoining cemetery. In her early years Kitty was an active member of the Kingscourt Dramatic society, and in 1953 she took part in a pantomime “Old King Cole” which was staged in St. Mary’s Hall and was directed by the late Rev. Fr. Nicholas Foley . Deeply regretted by her loving sons; Noel and Padraig, daughters ; Maria , Patricia , Verona , Catherine , Geraldine and Elizabeth, daughter-in-law, Joan, sons-in-law, Pabo, Pascal and John. Sister ; Mrs. Mary Sheenan, Dublin Road, Kingscourt . She had 14 grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren, relatives and friends to whom sympathy is extended.