Kingscourt News 9th September 2015

“Tops  of Breffni, Reunion”

To Mark  the occasion of the Golden Anniversary of the ” Tops of Breffni” Mass will be celebrated in St. Clare’s  Church at on this Wednesday 9 th. September for the living and deceased committee members and entertainers. Relations and friends welcome. There will be light refreshments in the Farnham Hotel, Main St. Cavan after the  Mass. Funds raised at the time were for the building of the Convent School.

Cancer Funds, Presentations ;

Photo,  shows, members of Kingscourt and Bailieboro  cancer funds  accepting a cheque for €900 each from Philip Smith.   Front row, L-r  Amanda Ramsay , Philip Smith , Edel Fox ,Peggy Smith , Imelda Argue. Back row , L-r ; Victoria Rowntree , Bernie Fitzsimons , Agnes Clarke , Martin Clarke , Mary Smith , Sheila Smith ,and Mary Reilly. The monies were raised from the “Moon Walk”  held on the Lough an Leagh in July. The joint committee’s would like to express  their  sincere thanks to  Philip Smith and his team for organising the event and to everyone who took part in the event.

Cancer fund Presentation- Moonwalk
Cancer fund Presentation- Moonwalk

Whist ;

Top Score ; Eileen Hanratty, 1 st. Lady ; Victoria Rowntree ,2 nd. Lady ; Eileen Maguire , 3 rd. Lady ; Olive Rooney. 1 st. Gent ; Paddy Martin , 2nd. Gent ;(shared) Frank Smith  & Vincent Clarke , 3 rd. Gent ; Sheila Clarke .Kingscourt Social Services, whist drive, every Tuesday at in the Matt Talbot Hall, new members welcome.

Bridge , Resumes ;

Kingscourt Bridge  Club  will resume on Monday  14 th. September in Cabra Castle Hotel, at new members welcome .

Blood Donors ;

A very successful Blood Donor Clinic was held in Kingscourt Community Centre on Monday of last week, by the Irish Blood Transfusion Service.  A total of 122 donors attended,  which included 3 first time donors and 9 former donors .

Marriage ;

Congratulations to Mr. Luke Reilly and Ms . Roisin  McEnaney on their recent marriage.

St. Vincent de Paul ;

St. Vincent de Paul Kingscourt, charity  shop are  seeking donations of bric-a- brac and small items of furniture  , ladies, Gents and children’s clothing.

Busy Parish Web Site ;

So far this year over 300,000  page views have taken place on the parish web site. Among the highlight’s  were the views on the web cam, the parish bulletin , First Holy Communion ceremonies,the fair of Muff, St. Patrick’s Day and cemetery Sunday. The top visitor  number s to the website are from Ireland, U.K., U .S .A ., Poland ,Australia , Canada , Brazil and Germany .

Children’s Choir ;

Registration of Children for the Children’s Choir with Parish Safeguarding Team takes place on Friday 11 th. September at in the Parish Centre, . All children and parents to attend.

Crumlin  Hospital Thanks ;

Sincere thanks to all who contributed to the recent  Church gate collection for Crumlin Hospital which realised € 805.

National Finals, 

Photographed are local kids who represented Cavan at the National Finals in Athlone recently. They participated in Athletics, Quiz, Modelling, Art and Singing. We would like to thank Kingscourt Credit Union and Kingspan for their sponsorship. Thank you to Gemma in Supervalu for facilitating our annual bag packing fundraiser and thanks also to all who support it, our annual Cake Sale and Church Gate Collection. Congratulations to all the children. Well done!

National Finals

Celebrating  Forty Years (Book Launch)

The  committee  who for the past  40 years have  been responsible for  the organising of one of the most successful  Steam Threshing Displays at Moynalty, Co. Meath, published a fabulous  book to commemorate   the occasion . Coming from small  beginnings when it was founded in  1976, it has become  one of the largest in Ireland, copies are available for sale in Kingscourt  at Tereasa’s Shop, Lr. Main Street.Celebrating  Forty Years (Book Launch)

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