Urlingford -

Put the Kettle On - Anna Danielle’s are hosting an Alzheimer’s tea party on May 9. 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 they are as good at baking cakes as they are at cutting hair! Spot prizes on the day. All donations going to the Alzheimer’s society for the Kilkenny area. 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.

Put the Kettle On - Anna Danielle’s are hosting an Alzheimer’s tea party on May 9. 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 they are as good at baking cakes as they are at cutting hair! Spot prizes on the day. All donations going to the Alzheimer’s society for the Kilkenny area. 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.

LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s Lotto last week so the prize fund is now €6,300. Jackpot is €4,300. There were two match 3 winners sharing €200: Willie O’Grady, Peg Corbett. Five lucky dips of €20: Mary Rooney, Shem Delaney, Niall Minogue, Eileen McCullagh, Eugene Dollard. Promoter’s prize: S. Corbett.

SHOW - Ossory Agricultural Show Society Co Ltd presents the Laois County Show affiliated to ISA and IPS on Sunday, July 28 at the Showgrounds on Mountrath/Rathdowney Road. Following classes: horses, sheep, cattle, knitting, sewing, baking, eggs, poultry, jam, crafts, vegetables, flowers, photography, junior classes, dog show, trade stand, music on show day and lots more. Something suitable for everyone. More details to show secretary Catherine Fitzgerald, Conoboro Road, Rathdowney, mobile 087 9975902, Email: ossoryshow@eircom.net, www.ossoryshow.com, show committee or to show chairman Peter Ging 086 2394573 or to show treasurer Irene Newman 086 8402125.

ANNIVERSARIES - Anniversaries prayed for at all masses last weekend both in Urlingford and Graine: Richard and Ellen Norton, Margaret Potter (nee Beehan), St Mary’s Ave.

DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY SISTERS - Are visiting every Parish in the Diocese this year. We welcome them to Urlingford next weekend, April 27 and 28. They will speak at all Masses and appeal for much needed financial support.

FR LIAM LAWTON CONCERT - To be held in St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny on Friday, May 10. Doors open at 7.30pm. For ticket sales call 056 7753624, email: afd@ossory.ie. Further information available from www.liamlawton.com

MILL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE - The Mill FRC / VEC are holding one-day workshops: Healthcare May 7; Horticulture/Woodwork May 14; Customer Service May 21; Information & Computer Technology May 28; Childcare June 4; Adult Guidance June 11. For more information contact the centre on 056-88-38466. Also there is a confidential counselling service now available in the Mill Family Resource Centre, contact the centre for further details on 056-88-38466.

Also, Irish Cancer Society are holding a talk in the Mill Family Resource Centre on May 17 at 6.30pm. The aim of the talk is to bring to peoples attention their upcoming fundraiser Relay for Life Kilkenny. The event is run over two days, July 20 and 21 in the Watershed, Kilkenny and is a 24 hour relay walk. Any one interested in attending contact The Mill Family Resource Centre.

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

URLINGFORD/GRAINE DEFIBRILLATOR GROUP - Meeting once a month in the Urlingford Community Childcare Centre. We would like to get as many volunteers as possible so please come along and bring a friend – together we could save a life.

EMERALDS CAMOGIE CLUB - Are holding a ‘Cookery Demonstration’ by well known freelance chef Edward Hayden from TV3’s ‘Ireland AM ‘ in the Community Hall, Urlingford on Thursday, May 16. Local food producers are invited to set up stalls to promote their products on the night. For further information contact 086 8093557.

URLINGFORD LIBRARY - Closed Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Open Tuesday 10-1 and 2-8; Thursday 10-1 and 2-5; Saturday 10 to 1.30. Urlingford Library has a fantastic display of Tea Cosies all made by the Nattering Knitters from Castlecomer. Most are for sale at €10 each.

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

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT - Ossory Faith Fest 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 five or more parishes can apply for a Certificate of Pilgrimage which the Faith Development group will issue.

SOCIAL DANCING - In Urlingford on Tuesday, May 7. Music by J&S Sound. Supper served. Come and enjoy a great night.

WHIST - Top Score: Lena McEvoy, Veronica Muldowney, Alison Caldbeck, Mary McEvoy, Sheila McGree, Patricia Delaney, Lorna Allen, Eileen Maher, Jim Muldowney, Mary Orr, Henry Cooke, Michael Maher, Kitty Butler, Emily Bergin, Kenny Martin, Richard Caldbeck, Emma Caldbeck, Patricia Delaney, Kathleen Phelan. Raffle: Mary Doheny, Paddy Delaney, Phyllis Hughes, Bernie Ryall, Eileen Maher, Eileen Phelan, Joan Molougney, Veronica Muldowney. Next whist May 10. Summer whist is second Friday of each month.

COMMUNITY ALERT - At present Kilkenny Gardai are seeking policy guidance from their Commissioner on best practice in delivering a good texting system for the country. They have concerns about the use of commercial firms in relaying information to subscribers. Our local committee is sorry about this slow rate of progress. In the meantime we encourage parishioners to be on guard for criminals and rogue dealers. If you have any concerns you may contact Gardai at he following numbers: Urlingford 056 8831133 or 086 8580628, Castlecomer Station 056 4441222 between 10am to 1am. Kilkenny Station 056 7775000 which is open all day and night.

FITNESS CLASSES IN GRAINE - Want to tone up and improve those fitness levels? Then why not try EB Fitness, aerobics and body conditioning classes in Graine Hall every Tuesday night 8 to 9pm. Classes commencing March 19. Fee: €6. For more information or to book a place contact Eilish on 085 7879842.

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.