Kingscourt News 5th May

Champion Irish Dancer;

Noaise Mc Daniel

Congratulations to,   Naoise Mc Daniel, Northlands, Shercock pictured with her dance teacher Jennifer Brady after her success in winning 3rd place for her Slip Jip in The World Championship in Killarney on the 15th April 2014.
First  Holy Communion ;

On Saturday next,  10 th. May Children from St. Joseph’s School, Kingscourt will make their First Holy Communion ,in the Church of the Immaculate Conception and on Sunday and on Sunday 11 th. May  children from Corlea  school will make their First Holy Communion in St. Joseph’s Church, Corlea.

Deceased Employees  Mass ;

On Friday 23 rd. May at , the Annual   Mass  for deceased employees of Gypsum Industries, will be held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt.

Dun-An-Ri Forest Park, in urgent need of  Attention. 

In the Heritage Guide to the Cavan – Monaghan region, it states “Dun-An-Ri  Forest Park”  on the outskirts of Kingscourt, is perhaps one of the best kept secrets of Co. Cavan, indeed in Ireland as a whole. It is far more than a forest park, as it contains expanses of lawn and shrubbery. The trees are the most important feature in  the park, it contains specimen shrubs and trees from all over the world. The park also contains many delightful walks also has a special walk which is suitable for wheelchairs, there is a special area suitable for picnics , car-parking  , with toilets, in the same area,  The park is controlled by  Coillte since 1969, sadly it is not being maintained as it had been in recent years.

Last January 2014 following  gale force winds in many areas of the forest trees have been blown down, the children’s paddling pool is one very popular area for parents and children, but alas  large trees have been knocked in the pool area and it not possible to use as intended, The Forest Parks  toilets  are  in  urgent need of  painting and cleaning.. There have been complaints from many visitors  to the park at the lack of maintenance . It is 5 months since the wind storm knocked the trees. and nothing has been done to remove them, at this time of year the  park attracts  lots of visitors from all over Ireland, England , Europe  ( recently it was visited by a group of German Students also Swiss visitors) Since the retirement of the last employee of Coillte in the park, the cutting of the lawn areas have let to contractors from outside the area, it is  vital and important that the lawns are cut on a regular basis, at the moment they need to be cut badly.  

Bridge ;

1 st. Catherine Blake & Venie Rowntree, 2 nd. John Fitzpatrick, & Eileen Hanratty, 3 rd. Angela Daly & Ena McGinley, 4 th. Anna Byrne & Nuala Carolan

Kingscourt Bridge Club, meet every Monday at in Cabra Castle Hotel, new members very welcome.

Whist ;

Top Score ;  Georgina McArdle, 1 st. Lady ; Eileen Hanratty, 2 nd. Lady; Rose Smith, 3 rd. Lady ; Ann Russell. 1 st. Gent ; (shared) Harry Rowntree & Val Russell, 2 nd. Gent ; (shared) John Johnston & Sadie O’Reilly, 3 rd. Gent ;Sheila Clarke . Kingscourt Social Services, Whist Drive, every Tuesday at in the Matt Talbot Hall, new members welcome.

Meeting ;

Kingscourt Active Retirement, meeting on Friday 9 th. May at  in the Parish Centre, all members are asked to attend.

Died in Florida ;

The death has occurred  of  Rt. Rev. Monsignor  Terry  Farrelly, P.E. late of  Collops, Kingscourt, he was retired and had been living in Florida.

May Devotions ;

The Rosary will be recited  during the month of May on each Monday evening at at the Fatima shrine.

Marriage ;

Congratulations to Ms. Elaine Casey and Mr. Brendan Lynn   on their recent marriage. Couples intending marriage in the Diocese of Meath, must complete an ACCORD  pre marriage workshop.

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