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Next weekend, there will be a collection taken up of  1 & 2 cent coins which are being withdrawn from circulation  by the Central Bank, the collection will be taken up at all parish Masses next weekend and will be used  by the Parish Restoration Fund, this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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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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Kingscourt News 2nd September 2015


Citizens  Information:

Co  Cavan, Citizens Information Service, will resume in Kingscourt (Community Offices)on Tuesday 8 th. September from 300pm to 4.00pm. this is a weekly service. Any  Inquiries  076 1075200

 Whist :

Top Score; (shared) Frank Smith,Rose Traynor & Vincent Clarke,1st. Lady; Rose Smith 2nd.Lady;Treasa McMahon 3rd.Lady;Ann Russell, 1st.Gent; Cathleen Finnegan 2nd. Gent ;Shiela  Clarke,3rd. Gent ;(shared) T.P. Callaghan.  Kingscourt Social Services, Whist Drive, every Tuesday at 8.30 pm in the Matt Talbot hall, new members welcome.

 Successful Tour ;

Kingscourt Social Services, recently held 1 day Tour with Memory Tours, visited Kilbeggan Distillery & The Derryglad Folk Museum. A   most enjoyable day was had by the 40 folk on the bus.

 Meals on Wheels ;

The  Social Services, Meals on Wheels will resume in the Matt Talbot Hall, on this Wednesday 3rd. September.

 Garden  Club ;

Kingscourt Garden meeting in the Parish Centre on Wednesday 9th. September at 8.oopm

 Active Retirement Meeting

Kingscourt Active Retirement meeting in the Parish Centre on Friday 11th. September  at  8

 Marriages ;

Congratulations  to Ms, Elizabeth Tinnelly & Mr. Adam Baldwin, Ms. Dearbhla Fay & Mr. Joseph  Kapenas , Ms. Julie Ann Toner & Mr. Tim Searle, Ms. Niamh Rooney & Mr. Paul Corcoran  on their recent marriages.


The Parish Community welcomes recently baptised;  Summer Mai  McKenna, Kaiden Tomas Sheenan, Annie   Theodora  Smith,  Cillian Patrick Gogarty, Clarke William  McMahon,   Darragh Andrew McKenna.

 Parish Office Hours;

With effect from September 1st. The Parish Office, is open on Monday ,Tuesday ,Thursday & Friday, from 10.30 am. to 12.30 pm.

St. Pio Pilgrimage;

St. Pio Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Knock Shrine on September 20 th in memory of Nuala McCabe, limited seats available, booking with Ann at 087 2807982.

Irish Heart, Thanks;

Sincere  thanks  to all who contributed to the recently held, Irish Heart Foundation collection which realised €1,082.

Regretted  Death;

The death occurred on Friday 28 th. August of Mary Rooney (nee Clarke) peacefully in Kilmainhamwood Nursing Home. Predeceased by her husband Brendan, sadly  missed by her sons ; Martin and Michael, daughter in law, Carmel, grandchildren, sisters, nieces ,nephews ,relatives and friends, to whom sympathy is extended .Reposing at her son Michael residence, Kilmainhamwood, with removal on Sunday evening to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Kilmainhamwood. Requiem funeral Mass  on Monday 31st August with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

The  Late Pat Callaghan ;

There was genuine regret in the area  at the death (suddenly )of Pat Callaghan, Rocks Road, Kingscourt, on Saturday 29 th August,  formerly of  Meath Hill. The deceased who was in his 74 th  year, was a quiet and unassuming person. He was employed for many years in Shekletons ,  Mackins and in Frazers, hardware shops. Coming from the Meath Hill—Barley Hill  areas  he was also into picking from family orchards, apples, plums  and damsels for use in the local areas.

Deeply  regretted by his loving wife, Betty, sons, Hugh, Joseph ,Ciaran, daughter ,Lesley, sisters , Margaret and Nancy ,brothers ,Paul,  Brendan and Gerry, son in law, John, daughters in law, Karen , Olivia ,Joan, grandchildren , Lauren , Darragh , Aoibhin , Gearoid ,Cormac , Liam and Donnacha,  nieces, nephews relatives and many friends, to whom sympathy is extended.

Reposing at his daughters home, Shamrock Drive, Kingscourt, with removal on Tuesday 1 st September to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt Requiem funeral Mass  at 12 Noon  with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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Kingscourt News 10th August 2015


Whist ;

Top Score ; Eileen Hanratty, 1 st. Lady ; Rose Traynor, 2 nd. Lady ; Vera Sherlock ; Teresa McMahon ; 1 st. Gent ; Frank Smith ; 2 nd. Gent ; John Johnston ;3 rd. Gent ; Vincent Clarke ;  Kingscourt Social Services, Whist Drive, every Tuesday in the Matt Talbot Hall, new members  welcome .

Social Services ;

No Meals on Wheels  during the month of August ;

Day Tour ; Social Services “Day Tour” on Wednesday 26 th. August to  Killbeggan  Distillery, &  Derryglad Folk Museum , Booking in “The Well” before Thursday 20 th. August.

Regretted Death ;

There was genuine regret in the area at the death on Saturday  Ist. August  of John Mc Cahey, Bracklin, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, peacefully ,at Cavan General Hospital, in the loving care of his family.  Predeceased by his wife Mary. Deeply regretted by his loving daughters  Bridie ,Angela and Margaret, son John, sons-in-law, Paddy and Jimmy, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and extended family and friends to whom sympathy is extended.. Reposing at his residence on Sunday 2 nd. August with removal on Monday evening 3 rd. August to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Requiem  funeral Mass on Tuesday ,  4 th. August, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Annual One Day Pilgrimage ;

18 tth. August, Annual One Day  Parish ,Pilgrimage to  Lough Derg , booking at 087 2807982.

Blood Donor Clinic ;

The next Blood Donor Clinic in Kingscourt Community Centre will be on Monday 31 st. August from to

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Kingscourt News 4th August 2015

Family Reunion 

On Friday last a reunion of members of the McCabe families who attended National School in Edenagully    held a reception in the old school building to relieve their past memories of those bygone days. The school which    dates  back to the 1880’s  was closed in 1974 with the pupils going to Muff school and the reminder opting to Ballinamoney N.S. The school is located on the side of the Lough-An-lae  mountain and since it’s closure has been sold and converted to a family residence, it has a fabulous panoramic  view over a wide area of the countryside.   There were two teachers in the school when it closed, they were  Annie Daly and Catherine Donohue

Reunion Photo #1

l-R  ; Peter McCabe, Kathleen Curran ,Joe McCabe , Kathleen McCabe ,Rose McCabe ,Maeve McCabe, Tommy McCabe , Owen McCabe ,Rosemary Patterson (nee Daly) Paddy McCabe & Tony McCabe.

Reunion Photo #2

(L-R)  Paddy McCabe , Peter McCabe ,Maeve McCabe ,Joe McCabe , Kathleen McCabe , Kathleen Curran ,

Reunion Photo #3

(L-R) Rose McCabe , Owen McCabe , Tommy McCabe ,Rosemary Patterson (nee Daly) Tony McCabe ,& Paddy McCabe .

Whist ;

Top Score ; Briget Shields, 1 st. Lady ; Victoria Rowntree, 2 nd. Lady ;Treasa McMahon, 3 rd. Lady; Kay Russell. 1 st. Gent ; John Fitzpatrick, 2 nd. Gent ; Harry Rowntree, 3 rd. Gent ;(shared) Val Russell & Kathleen Finnegan. Kingscourt Social Services, Whist Drive , every  Tuesday at in the Matt Talbot Hall, new members welcome.

Social Services, Outing ;

Kingscourt Social Services, 1 day tour, on Wednesday 26 th. August  , more details later .

The late  Tommy Martin ;

The death has occurred  of  Thomas (Tommy) Martin, Barleyhill, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan, peacefully at  Beaumont, Hospital Dublin on Monday 27 th. July, he was in his 94 th. year, he was the last of his family. Predeceased by his wife,  Molly, 2 grandsons, 2 great-grandsons , 1 granddaughter. Deeply regretted by his sons; Gerry & Tommy, daughters; Frances , Ann , Breda &Peggy, grandchildren ;Olivia , Christina ,Kathryn , Barry , Emma , Lauren ,Patrick , John ,Marie , Eugene , Aidan ,Majella ,Niamh , Ronan , Alvin ,Conor , James , Michaela, 7 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends, to whom sympathy is extended.  An avid reader of daily  newspapers, with the Anglo Celt, being high on his list of weekend papers.

As a lorry driver he started with Cavan County Council, he  had been a Bus driver for many years in Dublin, with CIE, he was also a lorry driver with O’Reilly Bros., Gypsum Industries , he also worked on Security with  Kingspan Industries and deliveries with SuperValu, Kingscourt, was very active up until the time of his death.

Removal on Tuesday evening to the Church of St. Patrick and St.Bridget’s, Meath Hill, a guard of honour was formed by members of Meath Hill GFC. Concelebrated  Requiem funeral Mass on Wednesday 29 th. July, celebrants were, Rev. Fathers Finnian Connaughton P.P. Drumcondrath and Fr. Sean Martin., combined choirs of Meath Hill and Drumcpndrath, organist, M.J. Martin, soloist (Alto Sax) John Legget.  with burial afterwards in   St. Mary’s cemetery, Kingscourt, members of Kingscourt Ladies and gents  GFC formed a guard of honour .

Cemetery  Sunday ;

On Sunday last the annual blessing of graves was held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Kingscourt, with a very large attendance present, many coming from  neighbouring towns and further afield. The ceremonies started with concelebrated Mass at 12 Noon in the cemetery, the celebrants  Rev. Fr. Gerry McCormack P.P. Kingscourt and Rev. Fr. Joseph O’Reilly , it was relayed through the cemetery by P.A. facilities. The cemetery was in pristine condition, with all  grave’s clean and  all lawns neatly trimmed, conditions remained dray for the ceremonies . Hymns were sung reverently by the Church choir, with organist accompaniment.

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