Kingscourt News 9th November 2015

Dun an Ri  College, Open Night:

Dun A Rí College Open Night #1

On Tuesday evening of last week  there was a large  attendance  of parents and children, in Kingscourt Community Centre. The attendance included officials from Cavan -Monaghan ETB, including Mr. Martin O’Brien CEO and Cllr. Clifford Kelly.  The CEO Mr. Martin O’Brien, outlined the ongoing work involved , with  projected video display of the  New College and its buildings. This was followed with a  questions and answers session from many members of the large attendance, on the workings of the new college, which were answered by the CEO ,Mr. Martin O’Brien. Photo 1, l-r, Mr. Martin O’Brien, CEO, Cllr. Clifford  Kelly, and officials from Cavan /Monaghan ETB.  Photo  2, Shows a section of the large attendance present.

Dun A Rí College Open Night #2

Coin Collection ;

Next weekend, there will be a collection taken up of  1 & 2 cent coins which are being withdrawn from circulation  by the Central Bank, the collection will be taken up at all parish Masses next weekend and will be used  by the Parish Restoration Fund, this is an opportunity  for everyone to get rid of the coins which are no longer in use.

The Late  Ann Johnston ;

There was genuine regret and sadness  in the area, at the death  of Ann Johnston (nee Ward) suddenly  at her residence Rock’s  Road, Kingscourt, on Friday 6 th. November.  Predeceased by her husband, Pat, daughter, Annie, brothers, sisters and parents. The deceased who was in her 70 th. year  was a former employee of Gypsum Industries for many years in the Office canteen.   In the 1980’s, she was actively involved  with the late Arthur McGinley and others  in the running of Kingscourt Athletic Club .  She was later to join the  Ladies Golf Club in Cabra Castle, where she was an active committee member. An interest in gardening, which was always well maintained.  She was  regular attending   the local Bingo.

Deeply regretted by her loving daughter  Karen, son-in-law  Derek, grandchildren, Sophie, Lili, Harry & Charlie. Sadly missed by her brothers, Philip and Kevin, sisters , Mena , Ben,  Dympna  and Elizabeth. nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends. Reposing at her residence with removal on Saturday 7 th. Nov. to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt.  There was a large and representative  attendance at the  Requiem concelebrated funeral Mass On Sunday 8 th. Nov. with burial in the adjoining cemetery, the celebrants were  Rev. Fr. Mark English, Kingscourt, adm and Rev.Fr. Michael Meade P.P. Summerhill. Sacred music was reverently sung by the Church Folk Choir, she will be sadly missed from the community.

Bridge :

1 st. Catherine  Blake & Mary McKenna  2nd. Patrick McKenna  & Fredie  Haveland 3 rd.  Eileen Hanratty   & John Fitzpatrick  4 th. Claire Lane  & Sheila Sullivan.  Kingscourt Bridge Club meet every Monday at in Cabra Castle Hotel, new members welcome .

Whist :

Top Score : (shared)  Val  Russell & Paddy Martin, 1 st. Lady (shared) Ann Russell  &  Eileen  Hanratty, 2 nd. Lady   Georgina McArdle    3 rd. Lady ; Bridie McDaniel, 1 st Gent; Cathleen Finnegan , 2 nd. Gent ; John Fitzpatrick, 3 rd. Gent ; Matt Donagh.  Kingscourt Social Services, “Whist Drive” every Tuesday at in the Matt Talbot  Hall, new members welcome.

Adult Literacy Volunteers ;

Volunteers needed in the Kingscourt area to work with Adult Literacy learners. Training will take place on a Monday and Wednesday morning, from to 1 pm, in the Kilmore Hotel, Cavan starting Monday  16 th. November and finishing  on Wednesday 9 th. December 2015.  If you have time to spare  and an interest  in helping others, please contact Regina Clarke , Cavan & Monaghan Education and Training Board, on 087 72855907 .

Table Quiz ;

Fundraising  Table Quiz for Cabra Central School in Clarkes Bar, on Friday  13 th. Nov.  at, Teams of 4    €20,  Light refreshments served, , all support welcome.

Active Retirement ;

Kingscourt Active Retirement ,meeting on Friday 13 th. Nov. at in the Parish Centre.

Garden Club, Meeting ;

Kingscourt  Garden Club meeting on Thursday 12 th. at in Church St. Cafe.

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