Kingscourt News 7th July

Moon Walk, Presentation, 

The recently held “Moon Walk” on the Lough an Leagh mountain, raised € 3,300 for Kingscourt and Bailieboro Cancer Funds. The organising committee  are most thankful to all who took part. photo ; shows  members of Kingscourt and Bailieboro  Cancer Funds being presented with cheques for €1,650 by Phil Smith of the organising committee


Front Row , L-R, Mary Smith ,Amanda Ramsay, Agnes Clarke, Phil Smith ,Edel Fox, Peggy Smith , Mickey Glynn, Laura O’Reilly & Geraldine O’Reilly, Back Row ,L-R; Martin Smith , Frances Reilly, Phyllis Kenny, Mary Lambe & Michael Cullen .

The Church of  St. Cavan ;

Not many if any Cavan people know of  a  St. Cavan, on a recent visit to the Aran Islands, this correspondent  on reading a book on the Aran Islands, discovered that on  Inis   Oirr, which is the smallest of the tree Aran Islands, it is the nearest island to the Clare  coast.  Over on it’s northern shore , “Teampall  Chaomhain”, the Church of St. Cavan, is well preserved. It stands in a burial ground among the sand dunes and is in constant danger of being covered completely  by the movement of the sands. It appears to be struggling to rise from a cavern of sand, encroaching upon and half buried as it is by the blown sand that has built up on every side . St. Cavan  is believed  to have been a brother of St. Kevin of Glendalough , and a considerable devotion to him still exists on Inis Oirr and Cavan remains a common  Christian name for boys on the island. Near the Church a horizontal grave slab, ornately carved, is said to be Leaba Chiarain. The shifting sand dunes of Inis Oirr are believed to have buried a number of ancient  settlements . Teampall  Chaomhain (St. Cavan’s Church) has escaped  the same fate only because the sand is shovelled out of the building each year on the 14 th. June, the saint’s feast day, weather permitting   Mass is celebrated at the Church on his feast day.

Victory Celebrations ; Presentation,

On  Friday evening last,  there was a large  attendance present,  in Dun A Ri, House Hotel, to celebrate the election of Mr. Clifford Kelly, as a members of Cavan County Council , a very enjoyable evening was had by all .  Mr. Brendan Smith T.D. , made a presentation to Clifford on behalf of the local common of Fianna Fail.

Presentation Night

Whist ;

Top Score ; Bridie McDanial ,1 st. Lady ; Ann Russell ,2 nd. Lady ;Kay Russell ,3 rd.Lady ; Victoria Rowntree, 1 st. Gent ; Cathleen Finnegan , 2 nd. Gent ; (shared) Val Russell , Frank Smith & Paddy Martin. 3 rd. Gent ; Harry Rowntree. Kingscourt Social Services, Whist Drive, every Tuesday at in the Matt Talbot Hall, new members welcome .

Regretted Death ;

The death occurred of Tommy Malone, Cloughrea, Kingscourt on Saturday 28 th. June, peacefully at the Beaufort , Nursing Home, Navan. Reposing at his sister, Mary’s home Mullaghamore, Drumconrath.  Funeral on Monday 30 th. June with Requiem Mass in the Church of St. Patrick & St. Bridget’s, Meath Hill with burial in Drumconrath  cemetery .

Marriage ;

Congratulations to Mr. Colm  Harte and Ms. Alison Dowe on their recent marriage. Couples intending marriage in the Diocese of Meath, must complete an ACCORD pre marriage workshop .

Irish Heart Foundation, Thanks;

Sincere thanks to all who support the recent collection  of the Irish Heart Foundation which raised €680.

Parents Association, Thanks ;

Thanks to all who supported the recent collection for the Kingscourt Parents Association which raised ,€ 971.48

Golden Jubilee ;

The Parish extends congratulations to Right Rev. Monsignor Sean Heaney, V.G. former Parish Priest of Kingscourt and Vicar General of the Diocese of Meath, on the occasion of his recent Golden Jubilee of Ordination.

Lough Derg ;

The 3 day pilgrimage continues until August 13 th. , call 071 9861518

Pilgrimage to Knock ;

Bishop Michael Smith will lead  the Meath Diocesan pilgrimage to Knock on 10 th. August

Handball, Feile na Geal ; 


Congratulations to the Kingscourt Boys U 14 handball team , who won all their games in Feile na Geal, therefore winning the All Ireland Final, photo L-R; Diego DiFalco , Conor Owens ( captain) Shane Burns, & Nial  McMahon


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