Stoneyford -

Success - The Kieran Goss concert held in the Community Hall last Saturday night was a great success so much so that plans are in place for another concert in the near future. Watch this space for details!

Success - The Kieran Goss concert held in the Community Hall last Saturday night was a great success so much so that plans are in place for another concert in the near future. Watch this space for details!

Dancing - Social dancing returns to the Long Man Kilfane on Friday, April 19. with music by Michael Collins and Checkers. Dancing from 9pm to 1am on the new extended dancefloor.

Stagedoor - The following are the results of the in house raffle held in aid of the staging of Stagedoor’s forthcoming shows in the Watergate Kilkenny. 1st Ellen Murphy, Inistioge; 2nd Gordon Whelan, Thomastown; 3rd Deidre Walshe, Ballyhale; 4th Stephen O’Neill; 5th Tara Fogarty, Danesfort; 6th Derek Delaney.

Sellers prizes; Shauna and Allanah Coady, Ciara Walshe, Emily Shortall, Kerri and Gordon Whelan, Kerrianne Power, Annie and Maggie Delaney, Fogarty girls Amy Duggan, Maura Ryan and Ellen Murphy.

New Arrival - Congratulations to Declan Roche and his wife Michelle on the birth of their son, Callan Richard Roche. Declan is son of the late Dick and Maura Roche and now resides in San Diego.

First Holy Communion - First Holy Communion for Newmarket and Stoneyford Schools will take place on Sunday, May 5 and for Monroe School on Sunday, June 2.

Newmarket School - Meeting of the Board of Management will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at 8.30pm.

Baptism - Congratulations to Luke David Doyle, Kingsmountain and his parents Aoife and John. Luke was baptised in Hugginstown Church on Sunday, April 7.

Finance Committee - A meeting of the Parish Finance Committee will be held in the Parish House, Hugginstown on Thursday, April 18 at 8pm.

Bingo - Bingo Session in the Community Centre, Stoneyford on every Tuesday at 8.30pm.

Stoneyford 10k Challenge - Represent the Kilkenny Alzheimer Society in the Stoneyford 10k Challenge, by taking a sponsorship card to raise funds for services for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia in Kilkenny, on Sunday, May 19. at 12.30pm. For sponsorship card, entry form and t-shirt contact Ruth O’Gorman on 056 777 1230.

Senior Help Line - Senior Help Line, a Third Age programme, is a national confidential telephone listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444. Would you be interested in taking part in a walking tour of the Camino de Santiago to raise funds for this valuable Third Age service. If so contact Neil at nbruton@thirdageireland.ie or phone 083 426 0081.

Life Challenges - Are you feeling stressed and need to talk to someone? You can avail of very low cost counselling in Droichead FRC. To make an appointment please call (Male counsellor) 087 77 52493 or (Female counsellor) 086 10 39244.

Free Taster Workshops - Skills for employment and/or further education: Co Kilkenny VEC are hosting a series of Free half day workshops on Tuesdays from 9.30am to 1.30pm in May and June. Participants can choose whatever modules they would like to opt for. Register online or call 056 775 5519

Computer Course - Once off low cost beginner’s & improvers computer course: Learn to use the internet, email, skype & basic digital photography etc. Five lessons. Morning and evening courses available. Call 056 775 5519.

Carrickshock GAA - Carrickshock GAA Club thank all who played in their recent Fantasy Cheltenham fundraiser. Local winners: Overall winner Geoff Doyle, daily winners Liam Dempsey, Michelle Maher, Ella Tennyson, Paddy Ryan, Sean Dunphy, Niamh Dunphy and Darren O’Dwyer.