Kingscourt News 9th December

Marathon Runners Presentation ;

Marathon Runners

A group of Kingscourt Marathon Runners who took part in the recent  Dublin City Marathon presented a cheque for € 3871 to members of the Kingscourt Cancer Fund.

David Watters (runner) David McNally  (do)  Agnes Clarke (Kingscourt Cancer Fund) Victoria Rowntree (do) Amanda  Ramsay (do)  Catriona Fleming (runner) Paul Clarke (do) Claire Hearty (do)  The  Committee of  Kingscourt Cancer Fund  are most thankful to the marathon runners and their sponsors , for the cheque received .

Christmas Light’s Switch  On ;

On  Friday evening of last week, the towns Christmas Illuminations were switch on  at, by the busiest personality at this time of year  Santa  Claus  who  arrived courtesy of Kingscourt  Fire Brigade, he was warmly received by the large attendance of children and parents present. On his brief stop-over he distributed sweets to all the children, before departing.  The towns Christmas  lights  are sponsored by Kingscourt Chamber of Commerce, who are to be complimented  for their efforts, they have also erected a large Christmas Tree at the centre of the town complete with lights. Members of Kingscourt Band assembled earlier and gave a recital of Christmas Carols  which added to the occasion .During the past few weeks  there has been a noticeable  increase  in shoppers to the town with most parking places occupied , traders have stocked up with and have an abundance and variety of suitable  presents for the festive season.

Regretted Death ;

The death occurred on Thursday 28 th. November  of Tony Hagan , Tullyweel, Kilmainhamwood, peacefully in St. Joseph’s Hospital Trim,   Requiem   funeral  Mass on Saturday 30 th. November in the Church of the Sacred , Kilmainhamwood, with burial in St. Mary’s  cemetery, Kingscourt.  He was the last of his family and is survived by his relatives and friends to whom sympathy is extended.

Robbery ;

In recent weeks  thieves  stole  2 lawn mowers, 2 trimmers, chain saw and other garden equipment from a residence in the area, at all times it is important that  all equipment is locked in secure premises.

Car Vandalised ;

On a recent visit to the beautiful  Dun- An -Ri  Forest Park  one visitor discovered on returning to his car, that it had been  severely  damaged  by vandals,  the incident has been reported to  the Gardai .

Christmas by Candlelight ;

On Sunday next 15 th. December   at  a  Christmas Concert by Candlelight will be held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception Kingscourt , A  treat for all the family  it is in aid of the Church restoration fund .

Giving Sunday for St. Vincent de Paul ;

On  Sunday next, 15 th. Dec,  all parishioners are encouraged to bring one small item of non-perishable food  for the annual St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Food  Appeal  at all  parish Masses .

Polish Community Thanks ;

The  Kingscourt, Polish Community would like to sincerely thank all who supported their recent fundraising  in aid of OLKA, which raised € 700.

Bridge ;  Turkey competition ,

1 st.  Ann Russell & Catherine Kelly.   2 nd. Eileen Hanratty  & John Fitzpatrick. 3 rd . Margaret  Greene & Martha  Murtagh.  4 th. Anna  Byrne  & Nuala Carolan .

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

Trade Fair  Raffle  Prize Winners;

1 st. Prize   (large hamper)  Peggie Power, Rocks Road, Kingscourt. 2 nd Prize  (digital camera) Gerald  Kieran. 3 rd. Prize, Larry   Carty . 4 th. prize.  Olivia McCabe

Whist ;

Top Score ; Eileen Hanratty.  1 st Lady ; Brigid Shields, 2 nd. Lady ; Sadie O’Reilly , 3 rd. Lady ; Olivie Rooney , 1 st. Gent ; Vincent Clarke, 2 nd. Gent ; Matt Donagh, 3 rd. Gent (shared) Val Russell & Larry Carty.

Christmas Whist, on  Tuesday 17 th. December  at in the Matt Talbot  Hall.

Christmas Party ;

Kingscourt Social Services, Christmas Party in Cabra Castle on Sunday 12 th. January 2014 at

Sponsored Walk ;

The annual  Kingscourt Cancer, sponsored walk through  Dun- A- Ri Forest Park  on  Stephen’s  Day 26 th. December, cards available from committee members.

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