Kingscourt News 28th October

Dun-A-Ri, Forest Park

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Whist ;

Top Score ; Bridie McDaniel , 1 st. Lady ; Ann Heneghan , 2 nd. Lady ; Vera Sherlock ,3 rd . Breege  McKenna. 1 st .  Gent ; Sheila Clarke, 2 nd. Gent (shared )  Eileen Hanratty & T.P. Callaghan ,3 rd.  Gent ; Harry Rowntree .  Kingscourt Social Services, ”Whist Drive” , every Tuesday at in the Matt Talbot   Hall , new members welcome.

Walk To School ;

On Wednesday 23 rd. October,  St. Joseph’s  N.S. Kingscourt held their first  W.O.W. Day,   361 pupils walked to school out of our total of 398 pupils.  This was a tremendous  turn out for our  first  W.O.W.  day.  The golden boot was shared  by three classes who all had  100% turnout  for walking,  –  Mrs. Rogers  3 rd / 4 th, Mrs. Cassidy’s  Senior Infants and Mrs. Duffy’s  Junior Infants.  Thanks to  Martin Kelly  and all the crew of the Fire Brigade who came out to support the pupils and our local Garda Padraig.  Thanks to all the parents who walked with their pupils . Their was no  congestion  at the set down  area  on  Wednesday of last week.  Well done to Mrs . Burns and all the members of the Green School Committee for a great  first  W.O.W.  day.  Every  Wednesday will be a  walk to school day, so all are reminded to not forget  their high viz  jacket. Everyone will have received a high viz jacket  from Cavan County Council.

Craft & Trade Fair, Launch ;

On  Thursday of last  week  at the Community Centre , an  official launch was held  of this years,   “Christmas  Craft  & Trade  Fair”, which will be  held  on   23 rd. & 24 th. November in Kingscourt  Community  Centre.  Organised each year  by  Kingscourt  Community Development  Association, who were also launching their  new  Website,   . It was launched by  Mr.  Vincent  Reynolds, CEO of Cavan County  Enterprise Board, who also launched the  Christmas  Craft & Trade Fair, in wishing  the  Community  Development  Association  continued  success  with their new website and the forth-coming  Craft & Trade Fair, which is  a shop window of what is produced  in the region and distributed in some cases  world-wide.   

Mr. Clifford Kelly, Chairman of K.C.D.A, in welcoming the attendance present, thanked (Ms. Gemma  Dillon)  Super -Valu, (Kingscourt ) for their continued sponsorship and other sponsors who also assisted  with the Craft & Trade Fair each year, he also thanked Mr. Vincent Reynolds , CEO  Cavan Enterprise Board for his comments and launch of new website  and  Christmas Craft & Trade Fair and Mr. Brendan Donnellan ( for his assistance and development of the new website. Following  on the  previous years very  successful   Craft & Trade Fairs, exhibitors are encouraged to book stands at the earliest opportunity, with the secretary,  042 9667421 / 9668408  or E-mail ;

Baptisms ;

The parish community welcomes  recently baptised ;  Conor John Udan, Charlie  Oliver  Flood , Even Lee Eugene Martin,  Michaela Frances Tevlin,  and Rebecca  Rose Hagan.   All Baptisms take place on the  2 nd. and 4 th.   Saturdays of the month at In the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt.

Service of  Remembrance ;

A service of remembrance will be held in the Sacred Heart Church, Kilmainhamwood on Sunday 10 th. November at 4 pm., with Kilbeg and Kilmainhamwood  choirs and   Marina Cassidy, all welcome.

Dun-A-Ri, Forest Park, Concers;

Ladies Lake, Dúnarí Forest Park 002Concerns have been expressed  by  local residents and visitors  to Dun- A-Ri Forest Park, at  the low levels of water in the  Ladys  Lake, which is one of the many attractions in the Forest Park.    The lake is an artificial lake, created in the 18 century  and was then supplied with water from the  Cabra River  via an underground  viaduct.  In  1959  the Forest Park  was   acquired by Irish Forest & Wildlife Service, Coillte, ( it had been part of the Cabra  Estate) who developed it into one of the foremost forest parks in Ireland , developing many nature trails and walks, with car parking facilities and toilets, signs indicating the various walks and buildings. A piped water supply was also provided from the Cabra rive to the lake, which maintained the water levels, three  small islands were created in the lake area for the nesting of wild duck and water hen.  The lake also provides a gravity water supply to the toilets  at the car park.   Visitors to the Forest park which includes a large attendance   school children on organised tours, visit the Ladys Lake to see the flock of wild duck and other wild life, parents  also bring their children to the forest park  and a visit  to the Lady’s Lake to feed the wild duck is one of the attractions.  The  lake was home to over 50 wild duck and also water hens , all have now left the lake because of the low water levels.

Grand Garden, Meeting ;

The  Grand Gardens which is located in  Dun-A-Ri Forest  which at one time supplied all its produce  for use in Cabra Castle . It was   surrounded by a high wall , some of which has fallen into disrepair and the gardens have become overgrown.  A  new group   in Kingscourt have come up with an idea   of forming a committee to restore the  gardens.  There will be a public meeting in Murtagh’s lounge on Monday 4 th. November at, all welcome.


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