School Principal, Retires;
On Tuesday of last week Mrs. Alison Rountree, retired as principal of Cabra Central National School, Kingscourt , photo , L-R( taken with 6 th class pupils at the school ) Mrs. Janine O’Neill, Sophie, Jamie , Thomas , Mrs. Alison Rountree ,Melissa , Amy , Eerik, Rev. William Steacy.
Mrs. Alison Rountree, came to Cabra Central National School, 33 years ago as Ms. Edge , moving to County Cavan after having taught 7 years in Rathfarnham. Originally from Dublin, she adapted well to life in rural Ireland and while here she has taught a whole generation from the area. The school is a Central school and the catchment area includes Carrickmacross, Drumconrath, and Shercock as well as Kingscourt. Coincidentally one of her pupils in this years sixth class was a son of one of the pupils that she taught in her first year at the school.
A farewell party was held on Friday 20 th. June in Cabra Castle Hotel, in her honour. A large gathering of past pupils, parents, colleagues and Board of Management members were in attendance. Rev. William Steacy on behalf of the Board of Management and Mr. Carl Sherriff on behalf of the Parents Association thanked Mrs. Rountree for her many years of service and for the commitment and dedication that she has always shown. The school consistently achieved high academic standards and this was proven last year when it received a glowing report after the Whole School Evaluation. Presentations were made and Mrs. Rountree herself spoke about how much she had enjoyed her time at the school .
Junior Achievement , School Programme;
Kingspan employees volunteer in local schools as part of the Junior Achievement school programme .
Carol O’Halloran visited St. Joseph’s National School, Kingscourt (photo, Carol with pupils) and Gail Caffrey visited Laragh Muff National School (photo, Gail with pupils ) where they taught the Our Community programme, Through hands-on activities , the students learned about workers, why workers are paid , what taxes are and how they are used as well as where to save money.
Martin Clarke visited Meath Hill National School 5 th & 6 th class and Aidan Doyle visited St. Joseph’s National School’s 5 th. class they both taught the Our World programme which explores how technology and communications are vital growth areas in the global marketplace , the students examined entrepreneurship and develop their own business ideas .
Congratulations to Mr. Christopher Tinnelly and Ms. Colleen Dowdall on their recent marriage. Couples intending marriage in the Diocese of Meath must complete an ACCORD pre marriage workshop .
The Parish Community welcomes recently baptised ,Jake Ben Owens, all baptisms take place on the 2 nd and 4 th. Saturday of each month at 4.00.pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt.
Corlea N.S., Principal, Retires ;
Mr. Sean Forkin, Principal of Corlea N.S. has retired after forty years of service to Kingscourt Parish both as a teacher in Kingscourt and Principal in Corlea, N.S. Sean is deservedly and sincerely thanked for his dedication , commitment , interest and care for the pupils and families who were entrusted to his care over this time , he is wished a long and happy retirement.
Congratulations to Mrs. Alyson Rafferty who has been appointed as the new Principal in Corlea N.S.
Top Score ; John Johnston, 1 st. Lady ; (shared) Paddy Martin & Eileen Maguire, 2 nd. Lady ;Rose Traynor , 3 rd. Lady ; (shared) Vera Leahy & Vera Sherlock, 1 st. Gent ; Val Russell, 2 nd. Gent ; John Fitzpatrick, 3 rd. Gent ; Sadie O’Reilly . Kingscourt Social Services, whist drive , every Tuesday at 8.30pm in the Matt Talbot Hall, new members welcome.
Kingscourt Garden Club , meeting on9 th. July at 8.00.pm in Blakes.
Kingscourt Active Retirement, meeting on Friday 11 th. July at 8.00.pm in the Parish Centre .
Blood Donors ;
On Monday 23 rd. June, a mobile unit of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service held a blood donor clinic in Kingscourt Community Centre, a total of 92 donors attended, it included 6 first time donors and 4 former donors.