Urlingford -

A night not to be missed - Emeralds camogie club are holding a ‘Cookery Demonstration’ with well known freelance chef Edward Hayden from TV3’s ‘Ireland AM‘ in the Community Hall, Urlingford on Thursday, May 16 at 8pm. This will be a night not to be missed. Tickets €15 each are available from any committee member or contact Mairead 086 2700851 or Joan 086 3793986.

A night not to be missed - Emeralds camogie club are holding a ‘Cookery Demonstration’ with well known freelance chef Edward Hayden from TV3’s ‘Ireland AM‘ in the Community Hall, Urlingford on Thursday, May 16 at 8pm. This will be a night not to be missed. Tickets €15 each are available from any committee member or contact Mairead 086 2700851 or Joan 086 3793986.

LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s Lotto last week so the prize fund is now €6,400. Jackpot €4,400. There were two match three numbers sharing €200: Seamus Webster, Sean Hickey. Five lucky dips of €20 each: M & C Culleton, Breda Brennan, Lorraine Bourke, Michael Quinlan, Ena Dowling. Promoter’s prize: B Joyce.

SYMPATHY - The death has taken place at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny of Mrs Mary Murphy (nee Cain), St Kieran’s Homes for the Elderly, Urlingford and formerly of Sevensisters, Johnstown.

She belonged to a highly respected family and was the last surviving member of one of Urlingford’s great families. She was a quiet, outgoing lady who always had a smile for everyone. She was held in the highest esteem and this bore testimony to the large attendance at the rosary and the removal of the remains from Doyle’s Funeral Home to Church of the Assumption, Urlingford.

After requiem mass, burial took place in Johnstown Cemetery. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing sons John, Martin, Thomas, daughters Mary and Bernie, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives, friends and neighbours.

DANCING - Social dancing in Urlingford Hall on Tuesday, May 7. Music by J & S Sound. Supper served. You are invited to come along and enjoy a good night out.

ANNIVERSARIES - Anniversaries prayed for at all masses both in Urlingford and Graine last weekend: Johnny Nevin; Ann Moriarty, St Mary’s Ave; Paddy and Mary Walsh, Borrismore.

ICA - Graine ICA will hold their monthly meeting tomorrow (Thursday) in Graine Hall at 8pm. Please note change of date. Discussion on proposed Summer Trip will take place.

CARDS - A game of cards every Monday night in Urlingford Community Hall. Your support much appreciated.

URLINGFORD LIBRARY - Had a brilliant children’s Easter Colouring Competition. Everyone had great fun colouring in Easter eggs, bunnies and lamb pictures which we displayed in the Children’s Room. It was a riot of colour! The winners are: Lucy Pollard. Billy Campion, John Mullally, Sarah Phelan, Ellen Wall and Niamh Campion. Congratulations to our lucky winners. Urlingford Library would love to set up a weekly sewing and knitting spot in the library. If you are anyway crafty at all we would love to meet you. Join with other like-minded crafters. You certainly will enjoy it and who knows, you might even learn something new. Contact Anna at 056 77 94182.

PUT THE KETTLE ON - Anna Danielles are hosting an Alzheimer’s tea party on Thursday, May 9. Please feel free to come along and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with freshly baked cakes baked by the Anna Danielle’s team. Let’s see if we are as good at baking cakes as we are at cutting hair! We will also be raffling spot prizes on the day. All donations going to the Alzheimer’s Society for the Kilkenny area. There are 41,700 families nationwide depending on our help and support. Salon open for coffee morning at 10am till 12.30pm – hope to see you there and help make it a tea day to remember.

MILL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE - Co Kilkenny VEC Adult Education Centre Free Taster – One Day Workshops. Skills for Employment/Further Education. Co. Kilkenny VEC in partnership with the Family Resource Network throughout the City and County are hosting a number of Workshops each Tuesday (May 7 to June 11). The emphasis in all of the workshops will be on giving an overview of the subject area in

an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere. On completion of the workshops participants will be offered the opportunity to apply for a range of part-time/full-time FETAC accredited courses on offer. Participants can attend one or more of the workshops on offer. Taster Courses are as follows from 9.30 to 1.30: Healthcare - May 7; Customer Service - May 14; Childcare Workshop - May 21; Information/Computer Technology - May 28; Horticulture/Woodwork - June 4; Adult Guidance Service - June 11. Register online at: kilkennyvecadulteducation.eventbrite.com or contact Mill Family Resource Centre on 056 8838466 for advice and support with your registration.

SYMPATHY - The death has taken place at The News, Rosedale, Kilmacow and formerly of Main Street, Urlingford of Mr Eddie Curran, son of the late Eddie and Susan Curran, Main Street. He passed away peacefully in the loving care of the staff and his carers at the Brothers of Charity. He will be sadly missed by his loving family and staff at Mews, Rosedale. Deeply regretted by his loving brothers Aidan and Liam, sisters Teresa (Wickham), Mary (Murphy) and Susan (Kirwan), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunt, relatives and close friends. Remains were removed to Church of the Assumption, Urlingford and after Requiem Mass burial took place in Johnstown Cemetery. Rest in Peace.

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT - Ossory Faith Festival 2013. Celebrating Faith in Ossory, May 10 - 12, have produced a ‘Passport of Faith’ to encourage people to travel around the diocese to visit parishes and see some of what they have to offer. The Passport Booklet is free and is available in the church porch. At Faith Fest those who have visited 5 or more parishes can apply for a Certificate of Pilgrimage which the Faith Development group will issue.

SYMPATHY - The death has taken place suddenly, at her sons residence in Wexford, of Mrs Bridget Crean (nee English) of St Joseph’s Terrace, Urlingford.

The news of her death caused much regret on Friday morning as she was held in the highest esteem. She was a lovely lady who loved a chat and meeting people. She will be sadly missed, not alone by her family but by her neighbours in St Joseph’s Terrace and all her friends in Urlingford. This bore testimony to the large attendance at the removal of her remains from Doyle’s Funeral Home to Church of the Assumption, Urlingford and after requiem mass, burial took place in Fenor Cemetery.

Deeply regretted by her loving sons Jimmy and Tony, daughters Margaret, Carmel and Angela, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and a circle of friends in Urlingford.

OSSORY TIMES - The 2nd edition of the Ossory Times is available for sale at a cost of €2.

ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY - Monthly meeting will be held this Friday in Urlingford Church Sacristy at 7.45pm.

CHURCH GATE COLLECTION - In aid of ‘The Irish Epilepsy Association’ will take place outside Urlingford Church on Saturday and Sunday next, May 4 and 5. All donations would be greatly appreciated.

THE GATHERING - As part of The Gathering the parish of Graine and Urlingford are organising a weekend of activities in August, full details to be finalised. One of these is to have an exhibition of photos in both Graine and Urlingford, which reflects the history of the Parish, and it’s people. We are looking for photos, First Holy Communion, Confirmation, photos of anyone who served in any of the wars or in the army. Any photos of Gardai, Priests or Doctors etc. If you do not want these photos to leave your home we can arrange for someone to call and copy them in your home. If you would like to help with piecing together our history with these photos please contact Ann Pembroke 056 8835184, Norah Hickey 086 2649993, Joan Pearson 086 1538834.

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