Dun-A-Ri, Forest Park
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 8.30.pm 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, www.kcda.ie . 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 (TheMarketSquare.ie) 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 ; firstname.lastname@example.org
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 4.00.pm 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;
Concerns 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 8.00.pm, all welcome.