Lotto building up

LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s Lotto last week so the prize fund now stands at E7,600 while the jackpot is E5,600. There was no match 3 winners. Five lucky dips of E20 each: M. Fitzpatrick, Eileen Kennedy, Hyacinth Roche, Michael Webster, Katie Webster. Promoter’s prize: P. Kavanagh.

LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s Lotto last week so the prize fund now stands at E7,600 while the jackpot is E5,600. There was no match 3 winners. Five lucky dips of E20 each: M. Fitzpatrick, Eileen Kennedy, Hyacinth Roche, Michael Webster, Katie Webster. Promoter’s prize: P. Kavanagh.

WHIST DRIVE - Your next whist drive in St Mary’s Hall, Johnstown is on this Friday night, June 8. Doors open usual time. it’s the second of our Summer whist drive.

SHOW - 1898-2012 Ossory Agricultural Show Society Co Ltd presents its Annual Show Laois County Show affiliated to ISA and ISP on Sunday, July 22 at the showgrounds at Coolfin Cross on Mountrath / Rathdowney Road, Co Laois for further details. For the coming show: show secretary Catherine Fitzgerald, Conoboro Road, Rathdowney, Co Laois. Mobile 087 9975902, Show Fax 0505 48939, Email; web: or show chairman Peter Ging 086 2394573 or show treasurer Irene Newman 086 8402125.

COFFEE/INFORMATION MORNING - Mill Family Resource Centre are delighted to hold another information morning on Friday, June 15 at 11 am. Information on the morning provided by the Marie Keating Foundation with a focus on Men’s Health. All welcome

ANNIVERSARIES - Anniversaries prayed for at all Masses in Urlingford and Graine. Billy Cleere, St Mary’s Ave, Martin Moriarty, Scotland, formerly of St Mary’s Ave and Paddy Dullard (snr).

PARISH CENSUS - A word of thanks to all who have delivered or who are delivering our parish census forms and to those who have already returned them. We ask everyone to complete a census form as they will form the oasis of our planning for our parish community for the future. Anyone who wishes to return a census form in a sealed envelope is welcome to do so.

MILL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE - is currently looking for a volunteer English tutor and a volunteer Youth Leader. Please contact Sue Cox for further information on 056 8838466.

ZUMBA FITNESS IN URLINGFORD - 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. All welcome, contact Sarah 087 7460707 for all information.

KILKENNY COUNTY CHILDCARE COMMITTEE - are holding a Free Parents Seminar for parents of children aged from Birth to 6 years on 11th June 2012 in Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel from 7pm-9.30pm. The seminar will be facilitated by Dr. Mary Roche, Education Consultant and will explore how reading books aloud can support young children’s early language development. For further information or to book a place you can contact Deirdre Power or Julieann Tynan on 056 7752865.

URLINGFORD LIBRARY - Open all day most days. Still places available on the free beginner’s computer course in internet skills at Urlingford Library. New picture rail installed at the library for displays of paintings, photos etc. Just call in and leave your telephone number or ring 056 7794182

HOUSEHOLD CHARGE (Funding Local Services) - An important reminder from Kilkenny Local Authorities: For those that have not already paid, the Household Charge is now due for payment. Please register and pay online at or at the Kilkenny County Council offices in County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny.

GRAINE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION - We are pleased to inform everyone that at our recent meeting of the ‘Leader Organization’ Graine Development Association were given Grant Approval for the development of the hall. The plans for the hall are being finalized at present and as soon as they are completed we will be holding a public meeting to bring people up to date with what has been happening and how we move the project forward. A word of congratulations to the committee on their hard work so far and we encourage everyone to get behind the project so that we can see it to a successful conclusion.

KNOCK SUMMER FESTIVAL - Knock Summer Festival is taking place on July 28. It is a free event for all people between the ages of 17 and 30 years. This day will be full of talks, workshops, music, prayer and reflection. For more information check out, or call 087 6927850. Find us on Facebook: Knock Summer Festival.

FIRST COMMUNION - First Communion children and their parents are invited to join us for the final Mass of the First Holy Communion programme on Sunday, June 17 at 11.30am. This will also coincide with the final Mass of the Eucharistic Congress taking place in Croke Park that day. Following Mass everyone is invited to the Parochial House to celebrate all the work that has gone on during the year. We hope everyone will make a big effort to join us and we look forward to celebrating together.

EMERALDS CAMOGIE CLUB - Skills training for children aged 6-12 years will resume on Monday, June 11 at 4pm. E2 per child. All are welcome. No training on Monday, June 4.

CERTIFICATE IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES - This course aims to provide general Theological Education and formation in the main aspects of faith aimed at those who are interested in lay involvement and leadership roles at parish and diocesan level. The course duration is 100hrs part time for over one academic year from September 2012 to May 2013. For application forms and further information contact Mr Declan Murphy, Course Director, St Kieran’s College, email or from or Closing date for applications is August 24. Fee E400.

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 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.