Kingscourt News 30th December

Kingscourt News

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.

Christmas Tradition;

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 .

Marriages ;

Congratulations to  Mr. Graham Carolan & Sandra  Eogan , Ms. Emma Smith &  Mr. John McManus,  Ms. Elaine McDermott & Alan O’Reilly  on their recent marriages.

Baptisms ;

The Parish Community welcomes recently baptised , Jan Olszewski  and Kayla  Rosie Clinch     

Bereaved ;

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.

Regretted Death;

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.

Regretted Death;

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 .

Christmas Crib;

Photo shows the Christmas Crib in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt.

Christmas Crib in 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.

Coach Service;    

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 ) 

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