Congratulations - Heartiest congratulations to Sevensisters Ceramics, recently awarded Craft Business of the Year 2012 at a function in Lyrath Estate Hotel hosted by Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce. They were also shortlisted for Emerging New Business award. Sevensisters Ceramics is situated in the “Black Door” gift shop on Main Street, Johnstown. This beautiful gift shop opened its doors on November 18th 2011, and was a great enhancement to the village and the community. At the moment, it is like an “Aladdins Cave”, full of gorgeous Christmas gifts. The shop is owned by Maeve Sookram and Kevin Dolan, and since they came to live in Johnstown, they have been involved whole heartedly in the local community. Maeve and Kevin wish to acknowledge the support of the people of Johnstown without which this award would not have been possible, and we in turn wish them continued success in their business.
Weekly Lotto - Spa Development/Fenians GAA weekly Lotto jackpot is yet to be won, and this week, the grand total reaches €15,200.There was one winner of match three numbers last week. Numbers drawn were 23,27,28,29. The winner was Mary Garrett, c/o Paschals Bar. Promoters prize, Paschals Bar. Draw this week, Barrys Bar.
Concern Fast - Peggy Sharkey will hold her annual Fast Day on behalf of Concern on December 7th. All donations will be greatly appreciated, and will prove great help to Concern in their work with deprived people in the Third World.
Vacancies - Urlingford Community Childcare Centre has two vacancies in the centre for persons with either experience or qualifications in administration, childcare and catering. Applicants must be eligible for placing through CE Scheme(Fas) and also be willing to undergo Garda vetting. Applicants must have a commitment to work along side an energetic, vibrant staff team. All enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org phone 0568838562 Mick Kenny, Manager.
Memorial Mass - A Remembrance Mass will be celebrated in St Kieran’s Church, Johnstown on Friday next Nov 30th at 7.30 (NOT 8pm as previously stated) for those who have died during the past year. It is hoped that families will find it helpful in coming to terms with their loss. Families of those who died in the parish will be personally invited. During the Mass a candle will be lit for each person who has passed away . A special candle will be lit in memory of parishioners parents, siblings and family members who died during the year in locations outside the parish.