Credit Union ,Scholarships ;
At the recently held AGM of Kingscourt Credit Union, third level scholarships were awarded to the following students; Anthony Gargan , Jack Sheenan , Tracey Gaynor , Orla McCabe , Charlene Monaghan, David Holland , Stephen O’Reilly , Robert O’Reilly , Rachel McCabe , Shay McCabe , Shay Rooney , Emma McDonnell, Kavigan , Aoife O’Neill , and Jamie Byrne. The draw for a large Christmas hamper was won by Seamus Bennet, Kingscourt. The draw for the New Car, was won by Thomas McCabe Jnr. Muff.
Christmas Whist ;
Top Score ; May O’Brien, 1 st. Lady ; Sadie O’Reilly, 2 nd. Lady (shared) Georgina McArdle & Mary O’Hurley, 3 rd. Lady ; (shared) Mary Jackson & Catherine O’Reilly, 1 st. Gent ; Vincent Clarke,2nd. Gent; James Sweeney, 3 rd. Gent ; Nora Mathews . Lowest Score ; Lady , Ann Heneghan , Gent ; John Johnston. Longest sit, Lady ; Ann Heneghan , Gent ; John Johnston. kingscourt Social Services next Whist Drive will be on Tuesday 7 th. January 2014 in the Matt Talbot Hall at 8.30.pm new members welcome.
White Christmas ;
On Christmas Eve little did the residents of the area expect a dramatic change in the weather, by mid-day following on from gales and heavy rainfall it quickly changed to snow which lasted for over an hour, which developed into a very heavy fall of over 4 inches in some areas. At that time the town was very busy with shoppers . The road conditions following the snowfall in many areas became difficult to travel on, in country areas especially . It was followed by overnight frost which made road conditions even more treacherous . The County Council salt spreading lorry’s eased the situation on main roads. Following a rise in temperatures most of the snow had melted by St. Stephen’s day.
Many residents in the area, continued the Christmas tradition of placing a lighted candle in the windows of their homes on Christmas Eve to welcome the Christ child to our homes and parish community.
Christmas Church Services ;
There were large attendances at all Church services on Christmas Eve and on Christmas day, with in many cases the return of exiles to spend Christmas with their families .
Congratulations to Mr. Graham Carolan & Sandra Eogan , Ms. Emma Smith & Mr. John McManus, Ms. Elaine McDermott & Alan O’Reilly on their recent marriages.
The Parish Community welcomes recently baptised , Jan Olszewski and Kayla Rosie Clinch
Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Pauline Garcia St. Mary’s Road, Kingscourt, on the death of her sister, Maggie Loughran (nee Clarke ) Newtown , Kilmainhamwood, who died on Sunday 15 th. December. Funeral on Tuesday 17 th. Dec. following requiem Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Kilmainhamwood, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
The death occurred on Sunday 16 th. December of Teddy McCabe, Tierworker, peacefully at his residence. Deeply regretted by his family; brothers, Owen , Peter , Tony , Joe, sisters; Rose and Kathleen, sisters -in-law, brother -in-law, extended family. Funeral on Wednesday 17 th following Requiem Mass in St. Patrick’s Church , Tierworker, with burial afterwards in Moybologue cemetery.
The death occurred peacefully at the James Connolly Memorial Hospital, Blandchardstown , on Wednesday 18 th. December of Bridget (Bridie) Bennett (nee McGovern) Cabra View, Kingscourt and late of Turners Hill. Funeral on Saturday 21 st. December following funeral service in the Light House Church, Kentstown Rd. Navan, with burial afterwards in Finian’s cemetery, Navan.
The Late Margaret Reilly ;
There was genuine regret in the area at the death on Tuesday 24 th. Dec. peacefully at the Fairlawns Nursing Home, Bailieborough of Margaret Reilly (nee Tully) Cortubber , Kingscourt. Predeceased by her husband, Lukie, deeply regretted by her loving family ; Rosie , Mary , Kathleen , Concepta, lukie and Philip , brother Andy , sister , Rosie Clarke, grandchildren , great- grandchildren, extended family and friends, Funeral on Friday 27 th. Dec. following con-celebrated Requiem Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt , with burial in the adjoining cemetery. The celebrants wer Very Rev Fr. Gerry McCormack and Rev. Fr. Joe White .
Regretted Death ;
The death occurred suddenly at his residence on 24 th. December of Henry Babington, Killygally, Magheracloone,. Funeral service on Saturday 28 th. Dec. following service in St. Molua’s Church, Lr. Magheracloone with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Deeply regretted by his loving wife ; Ann , daughters , Marcella , Diane , Dawn , and son , Richard, sadly missed by his brothers , sisters , son-in-law , grandchildren , nieces , nephews, relatives and friends .
Photo shows the Christmas Crib in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt.
Kingscourt 1824 & 2013 ;
Kingscourt in 1824 had a population of 1400 , the present population is in the region 3000. In 1824 the town had 7 publicans, to day it has 9 publicans, The town also had a Physician and Surgeon, it also had a Corn Merchant, 4 Grocery shops, 2 Wollen Drapers, a Saddler & Harness maker, a Baker and an Innkeeper, there was also a Painter & Glazier, a Tanner & Chandler also a Land Surveyor.
There was a Day Coach to Dublin through Kingscourt from Clones every day at a quarter past ten in the morning and returns to Clones at a quarter before three in the afternoon ( a change of horses was available in Kingscourt )