Ecumenical Service ;
On 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;
Mary 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 .
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 at8.30.pm 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 7.15.pm. in Cabra Castle Hotel, new members very welcome.
The Parish Community welcomes recently baptised, Konrad Piotr Steplen. All baptisms take place on the 2 nd. & 4 th. Saturday of each month at 4.00.pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
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, www.accord.ie
Grandparents Mass ;
All grandparents are welcome to attend Mass at 10.00.am 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.