Urlingford: Old pictures required for The Gathering

LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s Lotto draw last week. Prize fund is E4,900 while the jackpot is E2,900.

LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s Lotto draw last week. Prize fund is E4,900 while the jackpot is E2,900.

Two match three numbers sharing E200: Mrs Joye, M. Joyce. Five lucky dips of E20 each: S. Dunne; CAE c/o Elys; S. Roach; S. Creaghan, C. O’Dwyer. Promoter’s prize: Fitzgeralds.

ANNIVERSARIES - Anniversary’s prayed for at all Masses last weekend in Urlingford and Graine: Tommy Murphy, Borrismore; Peter Moriarty, Balief.

MILL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE - AGM will be held on Friday, January 18 at 7pm. The MFRC Operation Transformation weigh in is every Wednesday at 6pm at the centre. Please contact 056 8838466 for further information. All welcome. Community Banking Savings Club is on every Thursday evening between 6-7pm, for further information please contact the centre.

COLAISTE MHUIRE - Johnstown, Night Classes: Welding Arc, Welding Tig/Mig, Crafts (card making, gift making), Computers for Beginners, Yoga, Pilates, Computerised Accounts, Occupational First Aid, Gardening (plan your garden), Cake Decoration. Enrolment on Monday, January 14 in the school from 7.30 to 8.30pm.

GRAINE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION - The opening of the new hall in Graine will take place on Friday, February 1. More details to follow.

EMERALDS CAMOGIE CLUB - Would like to thank everyone who contributed so generously at the recent Carol singing. All proceeds (E605) were donated to St Vincent de Paul. Sincere thanks also to everyone who took part and helped out in any way.

EMERALDS AND GORTNAHOE HURLING CLUBS - Will hold a table quiz to launch their upcoming Cross Border Punch Up in Mary Willies this Friday, January 18. Tables of 4 20 euro.

URLINGFORD PARISH CALENDARS - Parish calendars are available for 2013. They contain all sorts of useful information and contact details. Please take one!

WHIST DRIVE - Next Whist Drive in St Mary’s Hall, Johnstown is on this coming Friday, January 18. Proceeds in aid of Bothar. Door open at usual time.

THE GATHERING - As part of our efforts for the Gathering in 2013 we are looking for old photos, family 1st Holy Communion, Confirmation etc, anything to do with the Parish of Graine and Urlingford. If you do not wish for these photos to leave your home a member of the organizing committee will call to your home and copy them or you can email us a copy of them with names and details. Photos tell such a wonderful story and it would be an excellent contribution in piecing some of our together, especially for the young generation who would have little knowledge of what Parish or the people were like back then. We would also be grateful if anyone knows of the whereabouts of Fr Moran’s films? If anyone has them we can have them restored and copied and returned to you. Contact Joan Pearson 089 4538122, jpearson@tcd.ie or Norah Hickey 089 4507891, norahh@live.ie.

CARDS - Great cards every Monday night in Urlingford Community Hall. All card players will be very welcome.

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 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 Sunday evening of each week. Happy New Year to all our readers and contributors of Urlingford Notes.