Kingscourt News 8th July 2015

Forest Park Visitor’s, 

Isrealian Visitors

Recent ,visitor’s to Dun -An- Ri  Forest Park, Kingscourt, (photo, L-R)  Meytal  & Ofer , with their three  children, were from Israel and it was their first time visiting Ireland, and they were very impressed with what they had seen on their first  visit to Ireland  , they also visited  Cabra Castle Hotel.

Marriages ;

Congratulations to  Ms Angela Carolan & Mr. Colin McCarthy,  Mr. Peter Lynch & Ms. Roberta Rowntree on their recent marriages.

Lourdes Collection ;

The annual collection to send sick pilgrims on the forthcoming pilgrimage to Lourdes, will be held  this weekend, all support would be appreciated .

Fr. Robert McGivney , Visit.;

Fr. Robert McGivney , who was ordained  a Priest last weekend , will celebrate Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt, on Sunday 26th. July at  12 Noon and impart hid first blessing to parishioners.

Autistic Children, Collection, Thanks;

Sincere thanks to all who supported the recently held collection, “Bright Stars collection for Autistic Children which  realised  € 700

Active Retirement, Day Trip ;

Kingscourt Active Retirement Day Trip to the Giants Causeway  August 5 th. Booking at 0863109088

Active Retirement Meeting ;

Kingscourt active retirement meeting in the Parish Centre  on this Friday 10 th. July at

Gardening Club Meeting ;

Kingscourt gardening club meeting on  this Wednesday at in the Parish centre.

Family Fun Day ;

Family Fun Day at Ballyhoe  Lake on Sunday 12 th. July, everybody welcome.

Whist ;

Top Score ; Ann Russell , 1 st. Lady ;(shared) Brege McKenna & Sadie O’Reilly, 2 nd. Lady ; Teresa McMahon, 3 rd. Lady ; Victoria Rowntree, 1 st. Gent ; Kathleen Finnegan, 2 nd. Gent Frank Smith, 3 rd . Gent ; Matt Donagh.  Kingscourt Social Services, Whist Drive, every Tuesday at in the Matt Talbot Hall, new members welcome.

“Hell  and  Back” Fundraiser ;

A 7 / 14 KM , Obstacle  course in Kilruddery  estate in aid of  Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt ,on Saturday  12 th. September at Bus to and from the event, €41.00. To register and a fundraising card. Prizes for Male & Female winners and the best “Fancy Dress”. Register by calling to David McNally at  McNally’s  Pharmacy, Kingscourt, or call  087 7720442. See it on Facebook.


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Kingscourt News 2nd July 2015

Whist ;

Top Score ; Rose Smith , 1 st. Lady ; Kay Russell, 2 nd. Lady ; (shared) Rose Traynor & Brigid Shields, 3 rd. Lady ; Sadie O’Reilly. 1 st. Gent ; John Johnston, 2 nd. Gent ; Paddy Martin , 3 rd. Gent ;(shared) Kathleen Finnegan & Matt Donagh. Kingscourt Social Services, Whist Drive, every Tuesday at  in the Matt Talbot Hall,  Supper Served, everyone welcome.

Quiz  Sheet, Result

(in Aid of Olympic  soccer,  games in South Korea)

1 st. prize; Emily McElroy, Shercock,  2 nd. prize ; Mrs. Frances Staafford, Upper Yellow Rd., Waterford, 3 rd. prize ; Mr. Ernest Jennings , Bandon, Co. Cork. Thanks to everyone who supported the quiz

Scholarship Winner, Dundalk Scholarship

Congratulations to . Hugo Mulligan , ( a sixth class pupil  from Cabra Central N.S.) who has won both Incorporated Society Scholarships and Overall Scholarship to Dundalk Grammar School. This is a fantastic  achievement and all in Cabra Central N.S. are so proud of him .

New School  Website ;

Congratulations to  Corlea N.S. who now have  a   new school website,

Moon Walk ;

The  annual  Moon Walk on the Loughnaleagh will be held at on  July 4 th. in aid of local cancer charities, admission  €10

Marriages ;

Congratulations to Ms. Fiona Farrelly and Mr. Paul Marron, Ms. Laura Curtis &  Mr. Colm Marron on their recent marriages.

Baptisms ;

The Parish welcomes  recently baptised, Danny Malcolm Lay,  Emily Angela Bridget  O’Reilly, and Margot  Elizabeth Gillespie.

Regretted Death ;

The death has occurred of Kevin McKeown,  Magoney,  Enniskeen, Monaghan, peacefully at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital ,Drogheda on Thursday 25 th. June . Reposing at his residence with removal on Sunday  28 th. June to the Church of Mary Mother of Mercy, Inniskeen for Requiem funeral Mass with burial afterwards in St. Mary’s cemetery. Kevin beloved husband of, Brigid, much loved  father of  Ann, Patricia , and Marie. Predeceased by his son Kevin and sister Mary Agnes. Sadly missed by  sister  Rita, brother-in-law Jim, sons-in-law, Gene, Jim, Felix, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and many friends. A  retired employee of Gypsum Industries where he worked in the Engineering Department for many years.

Special Credit Union Meeting ;

A special   meeting of Kingscourt  Credit Union is being held on Monday 6 th. July in the Matt Talbot Hall, at, inviting all members to attend.

Following on from a strategic review of Kingscourt Credit Union’s future, Kingscourt Credit Union Limited has been in discussion  with a number of Credit Unions regarding the prospect of an amalgamation . These talks have progressed positively and constructively , and the respective Boards now wish to present to its members the proposal for a merger of  Bailieborough Credit Union Limited & St. Mary’s  Moynalty  Credit Union Limited  to Kingscourt Credit Union Limited.  They have been assisted  in this process  by the Credit Union  Restructuring Board  (ReBo) and have informed the Central Bank of their proposal in line with requirements  of the Credit Union legislation .

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Kingscourt News 27th May 2015

Green Flag Award Ceremony for St. Joseph’s N.S. Kingscourt; 

green school awardsGreen Schools Award, L-R; Conor Craven, (Cavan Co. Council) Mairead Corbally (Principal St. Joseph’s N.S.) Michael McCullagh, Genevieve Burns, (Green School Co-ordinator) Megan Clarke.

The Green School award ceremony took place on Wednesday 20 th. May in the Helix in Dublin City University. There were 52 schools from around  Leinster  present to receive their flags. St. Joseph’s National School , Kingscourt received their 4 th. flag for green transport. This project involved the pupils walking to school every Wednesday . The class with the most pupils walking to and from school received the “Golden Boot” . The school also began  a “Drop and Go” system every day where parents allowed children to walk into school unaccompanied  at the entrance to St. Joseph’s school. The new system has reduced the traffic jams in the morning and has made the set down  area  so much safer. Mr.  Conor Craven from Cavan County Council extended his congratulations to all the pupils ,teachers and parents who helped over the last two years with the green transport project.

Marriage ;

Congratulations to Mr. Joe Tinnelly and Ms. Helen O’Grady on their recent  marriage.

Baptisms ;

The parish community welcomes recently baptised ; Zack Michael Rogers,  Noah James Gorman , Noah James Farren and  Grace Elizabeth Hickey . All baptisms are held on the 2 nd & 4 th. Saturday of each month at in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt.

Fun Run, on 1 st. June at 11.00am;

Gypsum Industries are organising  a Fun Run on the 1 st. June at starting from the Market Square ( €10 per Adult and €20 per family . All proceeds to the Irish Cancer Society

Meeting ;

Cavan County Council  in association with Kingscourt Tidy Towns Committee, welcome everyone to a meeting in the Parish Centre on   this Wednesday 27 th. May at, on Introduction  to Composting.

Kingscourt Bridge Club, Presidents Prizes;

Bridge club #1

On Monday 18 th. May , Kingscourt Bridge Club , in Cabra Castle Hotel  awards , presidents prize was won by  Ann Russell & Ena McGinley. L-R  Ann Russell , Muriel Harney, (president)  Ena McGinley.  Mackin Cup ; won by John Fitzpatrick & Eileen Hanratty.

Bridge club #3

L-R, Nuala Mackin, John Fitzpatrick,  Fr. Phonsie Mackin, Eileen Hanratty, Muriel Harney (president K.B.C.)

Bridge club #2

John Barry  Cup won by Muriel Harney & Ena McGinley. L-R, Muriel Harney,  (Martha Murtagh, president) Ena McGinley.

Bridge club #4

Presentation of Charity Night Cheque € 950 to Cavan Multiple Sclerosis Society, (photo) L-R, Mary Fox (C.M.S.)  Freddie Kettyle (do.) Muriel Harney(president K.B.C.)  Bridie Sexton ( C.M.S.

Whist ;

Top Score ; John Fitzpatrick,  1 st. Lady ; Eileen Hanratty, 2 nd. Lady ; Kay Russell ,3 rd. Lady ; (shared)  Brege McKenna & Bridie McDaniel, 1 st. Gent ; Val Russell ,2 nd. Gent ; Kathleen Finnegan ;3 rd. Gent ; Harry Rowntree, Kingscourt Social Services, Whist Drive, every Tuesday at, in the Matt Talbot Hall, new members welcome.

Blood Donor Clinic Thanks :

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service, would like to thank all 129 Donors who attended the recently held clinic in Kingscourt Community Centre. It is essential that we maintain and increase the level of support on our next visit to Kingscourt ( which will be on Monday  31 st. August) A breakdown of the total figures shows that 3 first time donors and 14 former donors attended the clinic.

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Kingscourt News 14th April 2015

Kingscourt News

Whist ;

Top Score ; Ann Russell, 1 st. Lady ; Brigid Shields, 2 nd. Lady ; Victoria Rowntree , 3 rd. Lady ; Kay Russell, 1 st. Gent ; Val Russell , 2 nd. Gent ; Frank Smith, 3 rd. Gent ; John Fitzpatrick.  Kingscourt Social Services, Whist Drive , every Tuesday at in the Matt Talbot Hall, Supper Served, All welcome.

Charity Golf, Day;

Cabra Castle Golf Club will host a “Charity Day on Saturday 18 th. April. Ladies and Gents Singles Stableford. Prizes for  GUI  and non GUI members,  Timesheet in operation ,cal   087 2451994  . Entry fee € 15 and proceeds will go to Kingscourt Cancer Fund and St. Vincent De Paul.

Charity Soup Lunches Thanks ;

Kingscourt (Church of Ireland) would like to thank sincerely all those who supported their charity  soup lunches during lent.  They would like to thank all who came on Fridays, and all who prepared soup and served it.

A special word of thanks to Gemma in Supervalu for supplying rolls and brown bread, to Liz in Farm Fresh  for supplying some of the vegetables and to MirIam in Church Street Cafe for giving a loan of soup cauldrons, this was much appreciated. The amount raised was € 1,650  and this will be split between the local St. Vincent de Paul Society and The  Leprosy Mission “Good for the Sole” Project in India.

The Downey Family, Visit to Kingscourt

Relatives of the  Downey family are visiting Kingscourt on the weekend of May 30 th. and will visit the remains  of the old family home in Rathloghan, they now live in MA, in the Salem and Marblehead  areas.  Richard Downey, his daughter and his sister Mary Fran Coyne , are very excited about coming to Kingscourt and visiting the remains of the old family home in Rathloghan, and are anxious to meet any family members in the area.

The great- grandfather of Richard and Mary Fran was Matthew Downey ( 1845 to 1928) who emigrated to Marblehead , MA from Rathloghan  in 1879. Also his brother John emigrated and in the states married Rose Monaghan  from Rathloghan. Another brother  James stayed in Rathloghan and had 7 children, 4 boys and 3 girls. The parents of Matthew, John and James were James Downey (1820 to 1847 ) and Catherine Farrelly ( 1820 to 1875). The family have done a huge amount of research on their family tree.

Marriage ;

Congratulations to Ms. Nicola Smith and Mr. Colin Moore, Mr. Mark McGovern and Ms. Brigid Carolan also Mr. Marcin  Nowak  & Ms. Honorata  Bonias on their recent marriages. Couples intending marriage in the Diocese of Meath must complete an ACCORD pre marriage workshop.

Baptism ;

The parish community welcomes recently baptised  Jake Owen Burns.  All baptisms take place on the 2 nd & 4 th. Saturday of each month at in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt.

St. Vincent De Paul, Thanks ;

Thanks to all who supported the  St. Vincent de Paul collection on Holy Thursday which raised € 749.

I.N.T.O , Appointment

Congratulations to  Ms.  Rosena Jordan  on her election as Vice President of the Irish  National  Teachers Organisation  recently.

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Kingscourt News 26th February 2015

Marriage ;


Congratulations to Ms. Ruth Clarke and Mr. Eamonn Sheridan, on their recent marriage on Saturday 21st February . Couples intending marriage in the Diocese of Meath, must complete an ACCORD   pre marriage workshop.

Pancake Party ;

Pancake Party

On Pancake Tuesday of last week  parents, teachers and schoolchildren of Cabra Central  school, Kingscourt,  held a “Pancake Party” in the school to raise funds for Tallagh Children’s  Hospital, att. photo’s of two groups of children who took part.

Lenten Novena, 

Lenten Novena led by Cardinal Sean Brady

On  Ash  Wednesday of last week  , the guest speaker at the Annual Lenten Novena in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, was His Eminence, Cardinal Sean Brady, Archbishop Emeritus of Armagh. ( Photo)  back, Rev. Fr. Gerry McCormack, P.P., Cardinal Sean Brady, with group of Altar Servers. Presentations  were made to Cardinal Brady, by Johnny Gilmore of his book on the history of Kingscourt and  Ann Burns on her book  of prayers, “Pass it On”.  On   this Wednesday , 25 th. February the guest speaker will be Sr. Enda McMullan, Saint Louis Sister, on Wednesday the 4 th. March the speaker will be Most Reverend  Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath.

Parish Mission ;

This year’s Parish Mission will be held   from 21 st to 28 th March incl. it will be led by the Redemptorist Mission Team.

Charity Soup Lunch ;

On the remaining Friday’s of lent (excepting Good Friday)  a charity lunch will be held in St. Ernan’s Hall from 12 Noon to, in aid of St. Vincent de Paul and the Bishop’s Appeal, all support welcome.

Regretted Death ;

The death occurred of John (Johnnie) Rogers, Villa  Court, Prosperous, Kildare and formerly of Birragh, Kingscourt, suddenly at his residence. Deeply regretted   by  his loving wife  Marie, son , John ,daughter ; Lisa, grandchildren, sisters , mother-in-law, brothers -in-law, sisters-in-law, , nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends.  Reposing at his home on Sunday, removal on Monday to the Church of  Our Lady & St. Joseph, Prosperous for Requiem   funeral Mass  at 11.00am, with burial in Kingscourt cemetery, afterwards.

Baptisms ;

The parish community welcomes recently baptised, Ryan Ciaran Flood, Stephanie Hunt, and Abbie Kathleen Teelan. All baptisms are held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt  at on the 2 nd & 4 th Saturdays of each month.

World Day of Prayer ;

This year the service will take place in St. Ernan’s Church, Kingscourt on Friday 6 th. March at speaker will be the Reverend Joyce Moore who works in St. Pater’s (Church of Ireland) parish in Drogheda. This lively service has been prepared by the Christian women of The Bahamas, in the Caribbean, it reflects their love of music and their culture. Everyone is welcome both men and women, boys and girls, come along and bring a friend.

Whist ;

Top Score ; Brege McKenna, 1 st. Lady ; Rose Traynor, 2 nd. Lady ; Brigid Shields, 3 rd. Lady ; Olive Rooney.  1 st. Gent ; Harry Rowntree, 2 nd. Gent ; Vincent Clarke , 3 rd. Gent ; Sheila Clarke .  Kingscourt Social Services, Whist  Drive, every Tuesday at in the Matt Talbot Hall, new members welcome.

Dog Litter Signs ;

New Dog Litter Sign’s, have been displayed in all areas of the town, whilst  taking the dog for a walk is a healthy pastime  for both the owner and the dog, dog owners  are oblige to clean up dog litter  after their dog, ( there is a fine of €150 ) for not cleaning up dog litter. There are many areas of the town’s footpaths  with deposits of dog litter, which is highly dangerous  especially for children, dog litter bags are not expensive and are available locally.  Dog owners are not permitted to bring their dogs on visits to the local cemetery’s, football grounds and schools.



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