Kingscourt News 30th September

Parish Pilgrimage:

Parish PilgrimagePictured are pilgrims from Kingscourt, County Cavan at The Basilica of St. Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo during the recent parish pilgrimage to mark the Year of Faith..



Bridge ;

N/S .  1 st.  Margaret Greene & Martha Murtagh, 2nd. Lana Whelan & Marie Cullen, 3 rd . Bridie Kennedy & Lucy Brennan.  E/W.  1 st. Eileen Hanratty  & John Fitzpatrick, 2 nd. Muriel  Harney & Ena McGinley, 3 rd . Claire Lane & Sheila Sullivan.  Kingscourt  Bridge Club, meet every Monday at in Cabra Castle Hotel, new members welcome.

Whist  ;

Top Score ; Ann Russell, 1 st .Lady ;Nuala Mackin, 2 nd. Lady ;Victoria Rowntree, 3 rd . Lady ;Eileen Maguire , 1 st . Gent ; John Fitzpatrick , 2 nd. Gent ; Johnny Smith , 3 rd . Gent ; Paddy Martin , Social Services, whist drive every Tuesday at in the Matt Talbot Hall, new members welcome .


Cancer Fund ,Thanks ;

Kingscourt ,Cancer Fund would like to sincerely thank, Maura McKenna who raised € 4680, from a recent head shave and raffle.  Kingscourt cancer fund  shop, is open on Thursday and Friday from 10.00am  to and on Saturday from 10.00am to and is located in Church Street, well worth a visit .

Kingscourt Craft &Trade Fair ;

This years, Kingscourt  Craft & Trade Fair  will be held on  W/E  23 rd. 24 th.  November  in Kingscourt  Community Centre.  Following on the successful trade fairs of the past years,  the Kingscourt trade fair, has  been acknowledged as a popular  venue  and attracts both exhibitors and patrons from the surrounding counties . Organized  each year by Kingscourt Community Development Association, who have already received bookings for stands at this years craft and trade fair. Inquiries from the secretary at 042 9668355 .

Regretted Death ;

The death  occurred of Mr. Paddy McGee, (Tavis)  Kilmainhamwood, Co. Meath, (peacefully) at Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan, on Wednesday 25 th. September ,surrounded by his family. Sadly missed by his loving wife, Molly, sons ;Paul, Peter , Raymond, daughters; Angela ,Mary and Sylvia, son-in-law, daughters –in-law, grandchildren, sisters ; Esther , Jane , and Gretta, brothers –in-law, nieces, nephews relatives, neighbors and friends, to whom sympathy is extended. There was a large and representative attendance at the  removal to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Kilmainhamwood on  Thursday evening 26 th. Sept. and at the  Requiem funeral Mass on Friday, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. The celebrant was Rev. Fr. John Cooney, P.P., K/wood, with soloist Bernard Kieran and the church choir rendering sacred music reverently,(He was a former  members of the church choir in K/wood)  A retired employee of  Gypsum Industries, where he worked in the board plant for many years as a production line foreman ,in his younger years he also played hurling  , with a team in Kingscourt.

Street Improvements ;

During the past week contractors for Cavan County Council carried out major resurfacing work on the towns main street, they also removed the towns three  raised roundabouts,  they will be replaced by low level  roundabouts, which will make it easer to navigate , especially  for large  vehicles ,it is also intended to   create a new low level roundabout at the Rocks Road / main street junction. Road improvements are also to be undertaking on the Bailieboro road  junction, and the provision of a new pedestrian footpath on the Bailieboro road to nearby housing estate.  These  improvements are to be welcomed by motorists and residents as much needed improvements to the  town  and hopefully will be followed with further improvements in other areas of the town.

Baptisms ;

The Parish community welcomes recently baptized , Sarah Jennifer Reilly,  Caela Rose Cassidy and  Lexie Nicole McKenna . All baptisms take place on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at in the Church of the Immaculate  Conception Kingscourt.

Apostolic Society,  Thanks;

Sincere thanks to all who supported the recently held  collection in aid of the Apostolic Society, which raised €1420.

Indoor Bowls ;

Indoor bowls have started in Meath Hill , Community centre on Monday nights at  Art Classes have also started  on Thursday  in Meath Hill, centre ph. 087 6365342.

Oil Painting Classes ;

Oil painting classes  will commence on Tuesday 8 th. October  in the Matt Talbot Hall  from 11.00 am to, Beginners welcome .

Harvest Mass ;

The annual  Harvest Mass will be held at 12 Noon  on Sunday 13 th. October in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Mission  Display ;

The annual Apostolic Mission Display and Mission Awareness, will be held on W/E   19 th./20  th Oct. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.




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