Kingscourt News 3rd March

Bridge Club;

Kingscourt Bridge Club

Mackin  Cup presentation; Rev. Fr. Patrick  A. Mackin, presented the Mackin Cup to the winners, Martha Murtagh & Margaret Greene,  Photo  L-R, Nuala  Mackin, Martha Murtagh, Margaret Greene, Fr. Patrick  A. Mackin,

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

Soup lunches ;

Soup Lunches will be available every Friday during Lent, in St. Ernan’s Hall (with the exception of Good Friday ) from 12 Noon  to  Soup & Roll  with Tea, € 5.00, Money to go to St. Vincent de Paul and the Bishop’s Appeal Fund.

Whist ;

Top Score ; Vera Sherlock,  1 st. Lady ; Bridie McDaniel, 2 nd. Lady (shared) Brigid Shields & Teresa McMahon, 3 rd. Lady ; Catherine O’Reilly, 1 st. Gent ; Vincent Clarke , 2 nd. Gent ; Eileen Hanratty, 3 rd. Gent ; Catherine Blake. Kingscourt Social services, “Whist Drive” every Tuesday at in the Matt Talbot Hall, new members welcome.

Pub Quiz, Continues;

Kingscourt Cancer fundraising, “Pub Quiz”  continues with  Malone’s  Vs  Credit Union  and  Handball/Racquetball  Vs M&F’s.    The cancer fund provides “Free  Taxi”  services to any Hospital for treatment, for further information contact any committee member.

Dog Litter ;

Whilst taking the dog for a walk is to be commended, there are many areas  in the town which have been soiled with dog litter which can be harmful, especially to children ,it is also an offence with the owner being liable to a fine of € 150. The owner is responsible for cleaning up after their dog, and suitable plastic bags are available at a reasonable  price.

Council Meeting ;

A meeting of Kingscourt Community Development was held on Wednesday of last week, with further information on the organising of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which is being held on Monday 17 th. March at

Like last year  the parade will be streamed live tall over the world by   WebCam,  on  .  The theme for the best dressed window competition will be; “The Roaring Ninety’s”.  All businesses and residents are encouraged to display a flag on the day as this year’s parade is being covered by RTE TV.

Baptisms ;

The Parish Community welcomes recently baptised,  Muirin Elizabeth Owens and Lala Malone Healy.   All baptisms take place on the 2 nd. & 4 th. Saturday’s of each month at in the Church of the Immaculate Conception , Kingscourt.

Marriage ;

Congratulations to Ms. Kelly McCullagh  and Mr. Aaron Fleming  on their recent marriage.   All couples planning to marry in the Diocese of Meath must complete an  ACCORD  pre marriage workshop,

Regretted Death ;

There was genuine regret in the area  at the death  death  of  Anna Watters, ( nee  McEnroe ) Shinan Shercock and  formerly of Mt. St. Joseph, Kingscourt, which occurred on Tuesday 25 th. February , peacefully at her residence.  Reposing at her residence, Requiem funeral mass on Thursday  27 th. February in St. Patrick’s Church, Shercock, with burial in Kingscourt cemetery. The deceased had been unwell for some time and was the last of her family. She is survived by her loving  husband  Seamus, nieces, nephews relatives and friends to whom sympathy is extended .

Regretted Death ;

The death occurred peacefully at Cavan  General hospital of  Teresa (Teasie)  Connolly  , (nee  Byrne)  St. Mary’s Road, Kingscourt, on Friday 28 th. February. The deceased who was in her 85 th. year had been  unwell for some time.   A quiet  and unassuming  person who had a great love for her family , Requiem funeral Mass on Sunday 2 nd. March in the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in the adjoining cemetery, She is survived by her Son, Michael   daughter; Sarah, son-in-law  Keith, daughter -in-law  Cora , grandchildren ;  Darren and Michael, brother;  Vincie Byrne  relatives and friends to whom sympathy is extended.

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