Kingscourt News 27th January

Ecumenical  Service ;

Ecumenical serviceOn Wednesday 22 nd. January, the annual Ecumenical  Service was held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception Kingscourt, with a good attendance present, The preacher was the Rev. Alistair  Graham , Rector of Mullingar Parish, also taking part was the Rev. William Steacy , C.O.I., Kingscourt and the Rev. Fr. Gerry McCormack  P.P., Kingscourt. The retiring collecting  of  €313  was for the St. Vincent de Paul conference , Kingscourt. photo L-R; Rev. Fr. Gerry McCormack, P.P., Kingscourt, Rev.  Alistair Graham, Mullingar Parish & Rev. William Steacy c.o.i. Kingscourt.

Winter Olympics, Skater with Kingscourt, Connections;

Danielle O Brien & Gregory MerrimanMary Fitzsimons from MUff, Kingscourt , who is  now  resident with her family in Sydney, Australia , her daughter  Danielle  O’Brien, who is a member of the Sydney Figure Skating Club, now in her 23 rd year she has been skating since she was 8 year old . With partner Gregory Merriman, they have been ice dancing together for 15 years. She is a six-time Australian senior national champion and three-time junior national champion, now they could be heading for their first Olympics in  Suchi , Russia representing Australia, there not quite there yet . Step one was winning the Skate Down Under event at Sydney ‘s Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink recently, . Step two will be finishing in the top five, in an upcoming qualifier in Germany. Achieve that, and they’re  off to Sochi , Russia, in February. Photo, shows  Danielle  O’Brien, with her skating partner Greg Merriman  .

The Late  Andrea  Murtagh ( nee Carolan)

The death  occurred of  Andrea  Murtagh (nee Carolan )  suddenly at her residence Lois Na Carraige, Kingscourt, on Thursday 23 rd. January .Her death  not only came as a great shock  to her family  but also to the local and wider community. The deceased who was in her early seventy’s was  devoted to her family, grandchildren and extended family members.  A  bubbly person with a greeting for all whither it be at home or away, a creative person with an eye for detail never settling for second best, she had more than an interest in flowers and plants, was also a lover of art. She  took part in a sponsored cycle in Cuba  and was a supporter of ARC Cancer Support Centre in Dublin  There  was  a  very large and representative attendance at her funeral which followed Requiem Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Sunday 26 th. January, which was testament of the high esteem in which she was held .  She is deeply regretted by her loving husband , Gene, sons ; Ronan, Damien , Gene , and Paul , daughter; Naomi ,daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, brothers; Lanzie, Frank,  Declan , Sean , Sisters ; Deirdre , Marie , and Una, sisters -in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and an large family circle, to whom  sympathy is extended, she will be sadly missed from the  community. Private cremation afterwards .  

Whist ;14-01-’14,

Top Score ;  Val Russell,  1 st. Lady ;Bridie McDanial, 2 nd. Lady ; Eileen Hanratty, 3 rd. Lady  ; (shared) Catherine Blake & Eileen Maguire, 1 st. Gent ; Ann Russell , 2 nd. Gent ; (shared) Kathleen Finnegan & Sadie O’Reilly, 3 rd. Gent  ; John Fitzpatrick & Harry Rowntree.

Whist  ;  21-01-’14

Top  Score ; Val Russell,  1 st. Lady ; Eileen Hanratty, 2 nd . Lady ; Victoria Rowntree , 3 rd . Lady ; Ann Heneghan , 1 st .Gent ; John Johnston , 2 nd . Gent ; Larry Carty , 3 rd. Gent ; T.P. Callaghan. Kingscourt Social Services, Whist drive every Tuesday in the Matt Talbot Hall, new members welcome.

Meals on Wheels, Resume ;

Meals on Wheels will resume on Wednesday 5 th. February in the Matt Talbot Hall.

Ervey Group of Churches, Thanks ;

Many thanks to all who sold and bought Quiz sheets  for Every group of churches, results  were 1 st . Prize ; Stephen Moore, Bandbridge, Co. Down,  2 nd. Prize ; Lady Sylvia Townley – Peeler , Tucson,  Arizona, USA , 3 rd. Prize ; Donnacha McGinely, Fairymount , Kingscourt.

Bridge , 13-01-’14 ;

N/S  1 st. Ena McGinley & Muriel Harney, 2 nd. Betty Allen & Bernie O’Neill, 3 rd . Margaret Greene & Martha Murtagh. E/W  1 st. John Fitzpatrick & Eileen Hanratty, 2 nd. Sheila Sullivan & Claire Lane, 3 rd. Anna Byrne & Nuala Carolan .

Bridge ,  20 -01-’14;

1st . Mary McGuinness & Freda  Tighe,  2 nd. Ena McGinley & Pat Duff, 3 rd. Ita Hughes & Ann Russell , 4 th. John Fitzpatrick  & Eileen Hanratty.  Kingscourt Bridge Club meet every Monday at in Cabra Castle Hotel, new members very welcome.

Baptism ;

The Parish Community welcomes recently  baptised, Konrad Piotr  Steplen.  All baptisms take place on the 2 nd. & 4 th. Saturday of each month at in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Marriage ;

Congratulations to Ms. Siobhan Murphy and Mr. Joseph Lynch on their recent marriage. Couples intending to marry within the Diocese of Meath must complete  an ACCORD pre marriage  workshop,

Grandparents  Mass ;

All grandparents are welcome  to attend  Mass at on Thursday  30  th. January, in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt, to honour the unique role  of Grandparents in the lives of their families.


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