Kingscourt News 29th September

The Late  Rev. Fr. T .P. Gavin

bible-by-candlelightThe 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 in Cabra Castle  Hotel, new members very welcome.

Whist ;

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 in the Matt Talbot Hall n new members welcome.

Successful Coffee Morning;

Coffee Morning For Cavan Hospice

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 in  St. Ernan’s  Church, Kingscourt . The guest  preacher was Canon Mark Lidwill, rector of Urney (Cavan) in the KIlmore Diocese.

Marriage ;

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 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.


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