haunted house-Agreat night was held on Halloween night in Urlingford Community Hall where over 140 young people visited the Haunted House. The house consisted of different themes such as a Graveyard, Butcher Room, Crime Room, Zombies and Secret Rooms as well as many more. Young people from the Mill Youth Project designed the haunted house which took over three days to build with the help of volunteers. The frights and horrors were provided by the Youth Club Members themselves. It was great to see so many young people and adults from all over the area to support and enjoy the night. The young people and volunteers from the Mill Youth Project would like to thank all the local people and businesses who gave donations of both materials and funding which helped greatly to build the Haunted House. They would also like to thank the local parish priest for the use of the Community Hall and hope there was not too much inconvenience caused. This was the first year of the Haunted House and it was a great success and hopefully this will continue next year and will be bigger and better. The Mill Youth Project is now working on their Santa Grotto.
LOTTO - There was one winner in the Emerald’s lotto last week. Jackpot of E2,500 was won by Jim Luby. Seller: Centra. This week’s prize fund is now E4,000. Jackpot is E2,000. Five lucky dips of E20 each: T. Roche, Tuesday Club, Bernadette Troy, Pavell Fraczek, Mary McLoughney. Promoter’s prize: Ely’s.
WHIST DRIVE - Next whist drive in Kilcooley Hall is on Friday night, November 9. Doors open usual time. Proceeds in aid of heating oil for Kilcooley Church.
BOXING CLUB - A new boxing club has been formed in Urlingford. On Monday night a meeting was held at which a volunteer committee was elected. A number of male coaches signed up but we still require a number of female coaches who will be fully trained through the club. WE look forward to the support of the community. Contact Mary on 087 6492949 or Pat on 087 1263082.
TABLE QUIZ - A table quiz will be held in Barry’s Bar, Johnstown, on Friday, November 9. Table of 4: E20. All proceeds going to the Carers’ Association, Kilkenny. Raffle includes signed Kilkenny jersey by JJ Delaney. Big support would be greatly appreciated.
CHILDMINDING COURSE - Are you a childminder or thinking of becoming a childminder? An “introduction to childminding course” will take place in Kilkenny on Saturday November 10 and Saturday November 17, from 10am to 4pm each day. The course is organised by Kilkenny County Childcare Committee and the cost is €20. For more information or to book a place please contact Helena on 056 7752865.
OPEN DAY - The Kilkenny Campus of NUI Maynooth, College Rd, Kilkenny (adjoining St. Kieran’s College) would like to invite all students interested in taking the first year of their BA Degree in Kilkenny City to join us at our Open Day on Saturday, November 10 at 12 noon. Students choosing to take this exciting new option will benefit by taking the 1st year of their BA degree close to home in a friendly, learner-centred environment - before moving to the main NUI Maynooth Campus for 2nd and 3rd year. Those living locally will also have the advantage of making significant savings on travel and accommodation costs. Further information and a timetable for the Open Day can be found at: www.nuim.ie/kilkenny
CHRISTMAS SHOE BOX APPEAL - An average size shoebox or plastic container covered in Christmas paper can be filled with some of the following items: pens, pencils, copies, colouring book, felt pens, eraser, sharpener, solar calculator, toothbrush and paste, wrapped soap, brush, comb, facecloth, hat, scarf, underwear, socks, sweets, no chocolate, cuddly toy, doll, car, musical instrument skipping rope, makeup etc. If you would like to donate an item or a shoe box contact Ann Marie Scully Quinlan on 087 2238737 for more information.
25 CARD GAME - Thank you to all who supported the recent card game held in Urlingford Community Hall. All proceeds in excess of E1,100 went to the Graine Hall Development.
IRISH HEART FOUNDATION - Thanks to all who donated and helped at the Big Heart Walk which took place on Sunday, October 14 in Galmoy. E942 was raised for the Irish Heart Foundation. Great achievement in the current climate.
GRAINE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION - GDA would like to thank very sincerely Mr Phil Fogarty and his wife Clare and Canon Dunphy for all their hard work in their recent fundraising efforts. The proceeds of which were donated to the development of the new hall in Graine. We would also like to thank Mr Robert Delaney for hosting our cabaret last Sunday night. Finally, a word of thanks to all those whose support made these events a success.
ZUMBA FITNESS - in Urlingford. Ditch the workout and join the party! Tone up, lose weight and have some fun! One hour of fun and fitness every Tuesday evening in the local Hall. If you are interested in this please contact Sarah 087 7460707 for more information.
LOCATION OF DEFIBRILATOR - While Graine Hall is being redeveloped the defibrillator will be located in the Church Sacristy. Key holders are Ann Pembroke, Canon Dunphy, Helen Healy, Fr. O. Maher.
PARENT & TODDLER GROUP - New parents very welcome. Every Wednesday 10am to 12 noon. E1 admission per family. Urlingford Community Childcare Centre. For further details contact Edel 086 1637371 or Zoe 086 0388755.
ANNIVERSARIES - Anniversaries prayed for at all Masses both in Urlingford and Graine at the weekend were: Matty and Kitty Kavanagh, Martin and Margaret Joyce, St Olivers; Jack and Fran Cotter, Main Street; Maureen Phelan.
NOVEMBER MASS FOR THE DEAD - A special remembrance Mass to remember all our deceased relatives and friends will take place in Urlingford Church on Saturday, November 10 at 7pm. All parishioners are encouraged to join us. We will remember in particular those who have died in the past year.
ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIEST SOCIETY - November meeting will be held in Graine Church on Friday, November 9 at 7.30pm after Mass. (Please note change of date).
NOVEMBER OFFERING ENVELOPES - Are available at the back of the Church along with Remembrance slips. Please return Remembrance slips with list of the deceased immediately for inclusion at all Masses during the month of November.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION - First and third Friday of each month at 2.30-5.30pm.
BAPTISM - The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on the second and fourth weekends of the month, Saturday and Sunday only.
MARRIAGE - At least three months notice must be given.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.