Urlingford Notes - No winner in weekly Emerald’s Lotto

LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s Lotto last week so the prize fund now stands at E6,900 while the jackpot is E4,900.

LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s Lotto last week so the prize fund now stands at E6,900 while the jackpot is E4,900.

There was one match 3 numbers winning E200: Martin Murphy. Five lucky dips of E20 each: Pat McEvoy, Joe Moriarty, John Tobin, Donna Moriarty, Sharon Barnaville. Promoter’s prize: Butlers Inn.

DEATH - The death has taken place, peacefully, at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin of Mr John (Sean) D’Arcy , Skerries, Co Dublin and formerly of Main St, Urlingford. He was a well known photographer. He also carried a grocery business in Main St before retiring to Skerries. The news of his death was met with great sadness, especially to all those who did business with him during his time in Urlingford. His remains were removed to St Patrick’s Church, Skerries and after Requiem Mass on Thursday, burial took place in Ardla Cemetery. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife Mary, sons, daughters, grandchildren, extended family, friends and neighbours.

WHIST DRIVE - The next whist drive in St Mary’s Hall, Johnstown is on Friday night, April 20 with proceeds going to Colaiste Mhuire, Johnstown. A big turnout of card players is expected.

ANNIVERSARIES - Anniversaries prayed for at all Masses in Urlingford and Graine last weekend: Joseph Webster, Assumption Place, Michael and Ellen Burke, Lower Tubrid, Jack and Nell Fox, Graine.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION - 1st and 3rd Friday of each month 2.30 to 5.30 pm.

DEATH - The death has taken place, after a short illness, bravely bourn of Mr Paschal Clohosey, Borris Beg, Templemore and formerly of Main Street, Urlingford. He belonged to a highly respected family of the butcher victual business. The news of his death caused much regret in his native Urlingford where he was held in the highest esteem. He was brother of Fr John Clohosey, England. There was a very large attendance at the removal of the remains from Grey’s Funeral Home to Church of the Sacred Heart, Templemore and after concelebrated Mass burial took place in St Joseph’s Cemetery, Templemore. Deeply regretted by his heartbroken wife Eileen, daughter Edwina, sons Paul and Thomas, brothers Martin, Joseph, Eamon, Fr John, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and many close friends and neighbours.

ST KIERAN’S ATHLETIC CLUB - On Easter Monday members of St. Kieran’s AC attended the Open Sports Day in Kilmacow. Despite the bad weather, everyone had a great time and did extremely well competing against teams from Kilkenny, Tipperary, Laois and Waterford. Of special note was Mateusz Pietrzykowski who came in third in the U14 Boys 100m, 700m and shot putt as well as receiving second in the U15 Boys long jump. We are extremely proud of Matt and all the team there on the day. Members of the team included Nonie, Louis and Ned Lavelle, Daniel and Jack Hanrahan, Mateusz Pietryzkowski, Millie Doyle-Ryan, Billy Garrett, Micheàl and Kealan Dermody, and Emmet and Jude McKinley. Training will resume and new members always welcome.

URLINGFORD/GRAINE PARISH CENSUS - In the next two weeks we hope to begin delivering and collecting census forms to and from each house in the parish, the purpose of the census is twofold: Firstly to help update our contact details for each household in the parish and secondly we hope that the census will give parishioners an opportunity to make suggestions relating to all areas of parish life and encourage people to put their skills and talents at the service of the ‘People of God’ in our community. If anyone wishes to volunteer to help with the census please let Fr Maher or any member of the Parish Pastoral Council know.

SCOIL CROI RO NAOFA - Water saving tip: Don’t overfill your kettle, boil only what you need. As the teachers and children return to school we wish them well for their final term, especially those preparing for First Holy Communion. Please remember to pray for them and their families.

ZUMBA FITNESS - Ditch the workout and join the party! One hour of fun and fitness every Tuesday evening at 6.45pm and Thursday morning at 10.30am in the local hall. Only E5 for the class. All welcome, Contact Sarah 087 7460707 for information.

URLINGFORD LIBRARY - Open all day most days. Urlingford Library has new stock in DVD’s and magazines. New selection of romance books in large print for those whose eyesight is not as good as it used to be but whose hearts are still as romantic as ever!!

HOUSEHOLD CHARGE - Funding Local Services. Avoid interest and penalties by registering and paying for your household charge as soon as possible on www.householdcharge.ie

COLAISTE MHUIRE NIGHT CLASS - The following night class will commence today (Wednesday) for 6 weeks: “Gardening for Beginners” from 7.30 to 9.30pm. To enrol please contact 087 905 7118

ALLOTMENTS - With the long evenings coming in, what better way to spend your leisure time than spending it in an allotment at St Kieran’s Place, Urlingford and meeting new friends. Allotments still available if anyone is interested contact the Mill Family Resource Centre on 056 8838466.

FLORA LADIES MINI MARATHON - It’s that time of year again. Women’s Mini Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday, June 4. If you are interested in participating with the staff of the Mill Family Resource Centre call in or contact us on 8838466. Funding is for the centre.

CARE OF THE SICK AND ELDERLY - Please contact Fr Maher if you have a relative or neighbour sick at home or in hospital and would like to be visited or added to the First Friday calls.

URLINGFORD NEWS - Anyone wishing to submit news items, club events, announcements etc can do so by contacting Gerry Grace or by emailing emeraldnews@hotmail.com Please feel free to send photographs to the email address or by passing them on to Gerry Grace and we will do our best to include them. Please note, the deadline is Sunday evening of each week.