Planning Permission Granted for New SuperValue in Kingscourt;
Planning permission has been granted for a new SuperValu outside Kingscourt. It’s subject to a number of conditions by An Bord Pleanala.
The new supermarket is planned for the Kells road at Lisanskey and will include an off-license and 83 car parking spaces for shoppers. It’ll see the existing building on Main Street closed, and a new store opened on the Kells road.
This is a welcomed boost for the people of Kingscourt and all the management and staff employed at SuperValue, congratulations to all involved.
Apostolic Display ;
On Mission Sunday , Kingscourt Apostolic Society, had a wonderful display in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. The items on display included ;
Priest’s Vestments, Hand linens, Mass Kits, chalices, ciboria, pyxes , crucifixes, copies of The Divine Office and Missals. Kingscourt parishioners contributed to these in a parish collection, which was held in September last. Donations were also received from many businesses and individuals . Donations were also received from the local primary schools ( Kingscourt ,Muff , Corlea and Carrickleck) Pupils with the aid and guidance of their teachers , held fundraising events in their schools. Many talented ladies from the parish devoted their time , over the past few months, to knitting and sewing. Beautiful blankets, cardigans and toys were knitted for the missionary sisters, to help needy children in hospitals on the Missions. The Priests Vestments and hand linens were also made locally, sincere thanks and appreciation is due to all involved.
Official Opening of Funeral Home ;
The official opening and blessing of Kieran Bros. Funeral Home, was held recently, photo, L-R, Henry Black (President of the Irish Association of Funeral Directors ) Tony Kieran, Angela Kieran ,& Colm Kieran. Tony Kieran was presented with a commemorative medal by the IAFD, to recognise his 60 yrs. in business. Kieran Bros. would to thank sincerely, all the people who helped make it a special occasion, and look forward to serving the community for many years to come .
Traders Meeting ;
An important meeting of Kingscourt Traders will be held on Wednesday 29 th. October, in Dun -A- Ri House Hotel, at8.30.pm , in connection with this year’s Christmas lights in the town. They are seeking ideas and assistance from members of the community in order to plan this years Christmas lights in the town, it is important that all traders are represented at the meeting as it would be unthinkable not to have Christmas lights in the town for the Christmas season .
Regretted Death ;
The death occurred on Monday of last week at his residence, Ard Dun, Kells Rd. Kingscourt of Joe McCusker, a retired bank official who was in his 80 th. year. A native of Oldcastle Co. Meath, he had been living in Kingscourt for the last five years, a quiet and unassuming person ,he was a member of Kingscourt Active Retirement. He was a former President of the Photographic Society of Ireland, he is survived by his brother, Hugo McCusker, relatives and friends to whom sympathy is extended.
Requiem funeral Mass on Wednesday of last week in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt with burial in Strabane. Members of Kingscourt Active Retirement formed a guard of Honour at his funeral.
Regretted Death ;
The death occurred peacefully on Tuesday 21 st. October of P .J . Brady, Meath Place, Bray and formerly of Kingscourt, in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin. Deeply regretted by his loving sisters ; Veronica Bell, Annette Califf, Kingscourt, Josephine Clarke, Navan, and Kathleen Farrelly, Shercock, brothers-in-law, nephews , nieces , relatives and friends to whom sympathy is extended. Reposing at Kieran Bros. Funeral Home, Hall St. Kingscourt on Wednesday 22. Oct. , with removal to the Church of the Immaculate Conception at 7.00.pm. Requiem funeral Mass on Thursday 23 rd. Oct. with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
N/S 1 st. ; Nuala Mackin & Fr. Fonsie Mackin, 2 nd ; Breda Dunne & Mary McKenna, 3 rd . ; Claire Lane & Lana Whelan, E/W 1 st. Vera Kelly, & Roina Carolan, 2 nd . John Fitzpatrick & Eileen Hanratty, 3 rd. Sheila Carolan & Mary O’Hurley. Kingscourt Bridge Club meet every Monday at 7.15 pm in Cabra Castle Hotel, new members very welcome.
Top Score ; Georgina McArdle, 1 st. Lady ; Brigid Shields, 2 nd. Lady (shared) Marie Leahy & Eileen Hanratty, 3 rd. Lady ; Sadie O’Reilly. 1 st. Gent ; Matt Donagh, 2 nd. Gent ; Paddy Martin 3 rd. Gent ; Harry Rowntree. Kingscourt Social Services , “Whist Drive” every Tuesday at 8.30 pm in the Matt Talbot Hall, new members welcome.
Craft & Trade Launch ;
The Christmas Craft & Trade Fair was officially launched on Thursday last 23 rd. October at the Community Centre Offices, Kingscourt. The large attendance included members of the Kingscourt Community Development Association, also Rev. Fr. Gerry McCormack P.P., Rev. William Steacy Rector, C.O.I., the main sponsor of the Craft & Trade Fair, Ms. Gemma Dillon, “Super Valu” Kingscourt. The Chairman of ( KCDA ) Mr. Clifford Kelly in welcoming all present, expressed his thanks to Ms. Gemma Dillon of Super Valu, Kingscourt for her continued sponsorship of Kingscourt Christmas Craft & Trade Fair. This year’s Christmas Craft & Trade Fair will be held on Saturday 29 th & Sunday 30. th. November in Kingscourt Community Centre. Exhibitors are advised to book stand space at the earliest opportunity, as already great interest has been shown by bookings to date from all of the neighbouring counties. Bookings with the Secretary , Marie Smith at 042 9667421 /9668408 or by email ; email@example.com
Kids Movie Night’s ;
Halloween Movie night on Thursday 30 th. Oct. at 7.00.pm in the New Scouts Den.
Muff Parents Assoc. are holding a Kids Movie Night in the Matt Talbot Hall on Saturday 1 st. November, from 5.00.pm to6.30.pm
Congratulations to Mr. Patrick Reilly and Ms. Grace Anderson, also Mr. Sean Clarke and Ms. Rosemary KIeran on their recent marriages. Couples intending marriage in the Diocese of Meathmust complete an ACCORD pre marriage workshop.
Painting Classes ;
Painting classes in Muff School on Monday’s , contact 087 9766615