Kingscourt News 25th June


Brightstars Presentation

Pictured is Derek Eakins , Musical Director of A Summer’s Gift of Song Concert held at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt, making a presentation , of a  cheque to Maeve Leahy (Bright Stars, support group) and Fr. Gerry McCormack, P.P.

Golden  Jubilee  Mass ;

Fr.Fonsie Mackin's Diamond jubilee

On Saturday 14 th. June , a special Golden Jubilee  Mass of celebration was held in the  Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt at, for Fr. Phonsie Mackin, who was the chief celebrant, a native of Kingscourt, he has been curate for the past twenty years in Bohermeen Parish.   He was ordained on the 19 th. June ,1954, in St. Patrick’s, College, Maynooth.  He was for many years involved as  Spiritual Director for the annual Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Our Ladies Shrine in Lourdes. He  received an address of welcome, in Irish and English, which was read by Ena McGinley  at the start of the, con-celebrated Mass, the celebrants were , Fr. Gerry McCormack P.P. Kingscourt, Fr. Joe Gallagher P.P. Tullamore, Fr. Padraig  McMahon, ADM, Mullingar, Fr. Phonsie Mackin , Bohermeen, Fr. M.V.Daly , and Fr Declan Hurley, ADM, Navan. At the end of the Mass a presentation was made to Fr. Mackin from the parish by Patsy and Philomena Sherlock. There was a large and representative attendance  at the special Golden Jubilee Mass which included many family members and relatives of Fr. Phonsie.

The Church Choir with organist Derek Eakins and soloist Nuala Mackin also added to special celebration  Mass, with many old time favorite Hymns . A reception was held after Mass in the Parish  Centre.

Photo L-R; Back Row, Fr. Gerry McCormack P.P., Kingscourt , Fr. Joe Gallagher, P.P., Tullamore,  Fr. Padraig McMahon ,ADM, Mullingar,  Fr. Phonsie Mackin , Bohermeen,  Fr. M.V. Daly, Fr. Declan Hurley, ADM, Navan.

Alter Servers, l-r ; Aine Corbally, Nial McMahon , Jack O’Reilly , Oran McCarthy ,Sarah Byrne ,Illona  McCarthy ,Conor Wakely , Max Kelly ,Alex O’Reilly , Chloe  Boylan.

Whist ;

Top Score ;Eileen Maguire, 1 st. Lady ; Ann Russell ,2 nd. Lady ; Bridie McDaniel, 3 rd. Lady ; Marie Leahy, 1 st. Gent ; Sam Babington, 2 nd. Gent ; T.P. Callaghan, 3 rd. Gent (shared) Johnny Smith & Harry Rowntree. Kingscourt Social Services , “Whist Drive” every Tuesday in the Matt Talbot Hall, at, new members welcome.

Marriages ;

Congratulations to  Ms. Gillian Doyle and Mr. David O’Hanlon, Mr. Colm Hickey and Ms. Aine McCarthy on their recent marriages.  Couples intending  marriage in the Diocese of Meath, must complete an ACCORD, pre marriage workshop .

Special Olympics ,

Warm congratulations to Fionnuala Russell, Miltown, who was very successful in the Special Olympics in Limerick last weekend, winning a Bronze Medal in the swimming events .

Coffee Morning ;

Kingscourt Handball and Racquetball club are holding a Coffee Morning  in aid of Sharon Sheenan’s  sky dive for Kingscourt Cancer Care ,on Wednesday 25 th. June from to

Regretted Death ;

The death occurred peacefully at Cavan General Hospital of Richard (Dickie) Howell, Drumpeak, Kingscourt , on Wednesday 18 th. June. Funeral Service on Friday  20 th. June in  St. Ernan’s Church, Kingscourt, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery . The deceased who was in his 88 th. year was the last of his family, deeply regretted by  his family and friends.

Regretted Death ;

The death occurred peacefully  of Teresa Stapley (Nee Clakke ) Ballinaclose, Kilmainhamwood at Our Lady’s Hospital Navan. Sadly missed by her husband, John; daughter ; Lillian grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers ;Tom ,Michael and Johnny, sisters ; Pauline , Mary and Rose, relatives and friends to whom sympathy is extended. There was a large and  representative attendance at the removal to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt and at the Requiem  funeral Mass  on Saturday last with burial in the adjoining cemetery .

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