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Gerry Grace


Gerry Grace



Emerald’s Hurling Club will hold a BBQ for the Launch of the Lord Mayor of Urlingford in Hayes’s Bar on Saturday, 17th August. Tickets: E5. Great night guaranteed.


There was no winner in the Emerald’s lotto last week so prize fund is now E5,200. Jackpot is E3,200. There were two match 3 numbers sharing E200: Margaret Moore, D. Fitzgerald. Five lucky dips of E20 each: J&K&E Hayde, Nora Neary, Michael Lawlor, Mary Norton, Fr Ollie Maher. Promoter’s prize: Bridget Tobin.


Next whist drive will be held in St Mary’s Hall, Johnstown on Friday, August 9th. First game at 8.30pm.


Anniversaries prayed for at all Masses in Urlingford and Graine last weekend: Mary Nevin, Edward (Neddy) and Lizzy Moriarty, Assumption Place, Julia Walsh, Killahy, Alex Campion, Newtown, Betty Neary, St Mary’s Ave, Edward Hayde, St Mary’s Ave.


Have a fantastic display of handmade fabric garlands for sale, in the shapes of hearts, owls, ducks, butterflies or dogs, all crafted in stunning colours to suit any location, view and maybe purchase these very original pieces by Bridget Rochford. The library is inundated with junior borrowers all determined to complete the Summer Reading Challenge of reading six library books over the summer time. Gifts are given to encourage them along the way! Just call in and sign up for your own Creepy House.


Kilkenny to Bennettsbridge

Nore Valley Walk, Sunday 18th August in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. Walk starts at picnic tables in Maudlin Street (Bottom of hill near motor tax offices) at 11am sharp, Registration at 10.30am. €10 entrance fee which goes directly to the charity. There is also sponsorship cards available, contact 085 8107890 for a card. Length: 11kms each way. Duration: 3.5

5 hours (both ways) Option to go one way

lifts will be arranged back to Kilkenny. Contact Aoife on 085 8107890 or charitywalk13@gmail.com for any further details


Urlingford. Graveyard Masses, Graine Cemetery Friday, August 16 at 7.30pm; Mill Cemetery, Saturday, August 24 at 7pm. There will be refreshments served following both masses in the respective halls. There will also be a photographic display in both halls. As the proposed publication of the history of Urlingford will not be ready it is hoped to have some promotional material ready for distribution and perhaps a few words from the author. On this weekend we also hope to host an U12 hurling tournament, field day and hopefully a re-enactment of a Fair Day. We’re also looking at the possibility of holding a fun walk along the Islands walk route. More details to follow.


Old School. Starting up new afternoon sessions from September 2013. (Morning sessions stay as they are).

Monday to Thursday from 12:30pm to 4:00pm (extra half hour). For children from the age two and six months upwards. Afternoon sessions are also for children who qualify for the free pre-school ECCE scheme. For fee paying children the cost will be €11 per afternoon. The max number of children for the afternoon is twelve a ratio of one adult to six children. A high scope curriculum will be in place for children at all developmental levels, and a high scope information night will be held at the old school for all parents during September. Please ring Angela for more enquires or bookings on 056 8831805 or 0879363885.


First and third Friday of each month at 2.30-5.30pm.


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.


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 and we will do our best to include them. Please note, the deadline is 8pm on Sunday evening of each week.