The Late Rev. Fr. T .P. Gavin
The death occurred on Tuesday 23 rd. September of Rev. Fr. T .P . Gavin , Summerhill/late of Dalystown , Mullingar ( retired Parish Priest of Summerhill, Co. Meath) Following a long illness bravely borne at Mullingar General Hospital.
The deceased will be fondly remembered by many in the Parish of Kingscourt from his time as a curate (in the seventy’s ) where he was actively involved in starting a Youth Club, starting a Folk Choir, his involvement in starting the “Tops of the Parish” variety shows involving groups from Muff, Corlea, Mt. St. Joseph’s, Kingscourt I.C.A. Muff I.C.A. , Gypsum Ind. and others which were held annually in the Matt Talbot Hall,
Reposing in the Church of the Assumption, Coole, Summerhill on Wednesday of last week with removal to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Dangan, Summerhill with Requiem funeral Mass on Thursday of last week with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Bridge ; 15th Sept
N/S 1st Angela Daly & Joan Connolly. 2 nd. Nuala Carolan & Anna Byrne, 3 rd. Margaret Greene & Martha Murtagh. E/W 1 st . Muriel Harney & Nuala Mackin, 2 nd. Breda Dunne & Mary McKenna,3 rd. Lana Whelan & Ita Hughes.
Bridge ; 22nd Sept.
N/S 1 st Joan Connolly & Angela Daly, 2 nd. Claire Lane & Sheila Sullivan, 3 rd. Mary McKenna & Breda Dunne. E/W 1 st. Anna Byrne & Nuala Carolan ,.2 nd Mary McGuinness & Freda Tighe, 3rd. Martha Murtagh & Margaret Greene.
Kingscourt Bridge Club meet on Monday at 7.15.pm in Cabra Castle Hotel, new members very welcome.
Top Score (shared) John Fitzpatrick, Victoria Rowntree & Eileen Hanratty, 1 st. lady ; Vera Sherlock,2 nd Lady ; Brigid Shields, 3 rd. Lady ; Georgina McArdle, 1 st. Gent ; Monica Smith ,2 nd. Gent ; Vincent Clarke , 3 rd. Gent ; Harry Rowntree. Kingscourt Social Services, “Whist Drive” every Tuesday at 8.30.pm in the Matt Talbot Hall n new members welcome.
Successful Coffee Morning;
A very successful Coffee Morning was recently held in “Sadie’s” main street Kingscourt, in aid of Cavan Hospice which realised € 1260 ( it included an anonymous donation of €100)
Harvest Thanksgiving Service ;
On Sunday last a United Harvest Thanksgiving Service was held at 3.00.pm in St. Ernan’s Church, Kingscourt . The guest preacher was Canon Mark Lidwill, rector of Urney (Cavan) in the KIlmore Diocese.
Congratulations to Ms. Roseann Hanratty & Mr. Paul McConnell on their recent marriage. Couples intending marriage in the Diocese of Meath must complete an ACCORD pre marriage workshop .
Set Dancing, Classes ;
Set Dancing classes have started on Wednesdays at 8.00.pm in Muff old school.
Annual Harvest Mass ;
The Annual Harvest Mass of Thanksgiving will be held on Sunday 12th. October at 12 Noon in the Church of the Immaculate Conception , Kingscourt.
Sick & Retired Priests, Collection ;
There are 28 retired Priests in the Diocese of Meath, some of whom served very generously in the Kingscourt parish and are now in full time care, next weekend a special Offertory collection will be held to contribute to their care.
Acts of Vandalism ;
On Monday evening of last week acts of vandalism occurred on the town’s main street , with a drapery shop window broken an door damaged, a Lady’s Hair Salon, in the same area had its windows broken and a chip shop window was damaged, many traders in the town have expressed their concerns at these acts of vandalism and the need for more security to apprehend the people involved.