Kingscourt News 6th August

The Sun-Flower, Kid ;

Sunflower KidPhoto, shows,  two and a half year old Aidan McBreen, watering his  sun flower.

Whist ; 22nd. July,

Top Score ; (shared)  Kay Russell  & Brigid Shields, 1 st. Lady ; Teresa McMahon, 2 nd. Lady ; Eileen Maguire, 3 rd. Lady ; Ann Heneghan , 1 st. Gent ; Paddy Martin, 2 nd. Gent ; Sheila Clarke , 3 rd. Gent ; John Johnston.

Whist; 29 th. July ,

Top Score ; Brigid Shields, 1 st. Lady ; Georgina McArdle, 2 nd. Lady ; Bridie McDaniel, 3 rd. Lady ; Sadie O’Reilly , 1 st. Gent ; Frank Smith , 2 nd. Gent ; Johnny Smith , 3 rd. Gent ; (shared) Val Russell, Kathleen Finnegan & Matt Donagh.

Kingscourt Social Services, Whist Drive, every Tuesday at 8.30.pm in the Matt Talbot Hall, new members welcome.

Kingscourt Cancer Fund ;

Kingscourt Cancer Fund, provides, “Free  Taxi”  service for patients to all Hospitals for treatment, also grant aid to  Families , for further information contact, Agnes  087 4193575, Amanda; 087 8336255, Victoria ; 087 7625790, David ; 087 7720442.

Pilgrimage To Lough Derg ;

Kingscourt Parish, one day  pilgrimage to Lough  Derg,  takes place on Tuesday  August 26 th., to book a place contact  087 2807982.

Marriage ;

Congratulations to Mr. James Muldoon and Ms. Ann Marie  Mooney, also Ms. Shauneen  Hale and Mr. Christopher O’Kane, on their recent marriages. Couples intending marriage in the Diocese of Meath, must complete  an  ACCORD pre marriage workshop.

Baptism ;

The Parish Community welcomes  recently baptised ,  Ronan Gerard Finnegan.  All  baptisms take place on the 2nd and 4 th. Saturday of each month at 4.00.pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt .

Bereaved ;

Sympathy is extended to Claire  Tinnelly, Corglass, Kingscourt, on the death of her mother, Mrs. Katherine (Kitty) Crosbie,  (nee Curran)  Coghaistown and Wikinstown, Navan who died on  25 th. July, peacefully at her residence. Predeceased by her husband James; sadly missed by her, sons; daughters;, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-ib-law,  sisters-in -law , relatives and friends, Requiem funeral mass on Monday 28 th. July in the Church of St. Louis  and St. Mary’s, Rathkenny, with burial in the adjoining cemetery .

Cemetery Sunday ;

The annual Blessing of the graves was held on  Sunday last, which commenced with 12 Noon Mass, con celebrated in the cemetery, the celebrants were Rev. Fr. Gerry McCormack, P.P. Kingscourt, Rev. Fr. Joseph O’Reilly and  Rev. Fr. Phonsie Mackin . Sacred Music was sung reverently by members of the Folk Choir, who were accompanied by Gavin O’Reilly. The ceremonies were relayed by , P.A system throughout the cemetery.  Despite the wet conditions prevailing , there was a very large  attendance present, which included many family members from outside the area .

Annual  Fair of Muff ;

The annual pattern Fair of Muff, which dates back for several hundred years will be held on  Tuesday next 12 th. August.    There has been a revival in recent years and the fair attracts many horse dealers from all over Ireland, and there is usually a large selection of  horses ,pony’s, donkeys, etc. and the usual large selection of stalls, with everything from an needle to an anchor for sale. There will be the usual dancing deck at the rock of Muff with music by the resident orchestra, with prizes for best dancers and singers, there will be competition for skittles and many other side shows.

Cancer Fund, Thanks ;

Kingscourt Cancer Fund ,sincerely thanks , Patsy Smith who raised €750 from a charity cycle .

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