LOTTO - No winner in the Emerald’s Lotto last week, so the prize fund is now €5,400. The jackpot is €3,400. There were five match-3 numbers sharing €200: Kieran Bergin Snr, Shane Ahearn, Gerard Joyce, Elizabeth Hickey, Kilo Bablo. The five lucky dips of €20 each were Kitty McEvoy, Helen Mooney, Michael Lawlor, Ann Large, Pat Brennan. Promoter’s prize: Ann Burke.
WHIST DRIVE (Johnstown) - Held in St. Mary’s Hall, Johnstown, February 8th for Alzheimer’s. Top score: James Muldowney, Emma Caldbeck, Mary Doheny, Joan Loughman, Marie McCarthy, Kerry Cooke, Kathlyn Keogh, Lorna Allen, Michael Maher Snr., Marg Rochford, Michael Maher Jnr., Richard Caldbeck, Alison Caldbeck. Raffle: Lorna Allen, James Muldowney, Mary Doheny, James Muldowney, Mary McEvoy, Bridig Walsh, Joan Langton, Bridget Walsh. The next whist drive in St. Mary’s Hall is on Friday, March 1st. Proceeds in aid of Trocáire. Doors open at usual time. All card players welcome.
WHIST DRIVE (Kilcooley) - will be held in Kilcooley Hall this coming Friday night, February 22nd. Proceeds in aid of Litton Church. Doors open usual time.
DEATH - The death has taken place peacefully of Mr James (Jim) Kavanagh of Hazelwood Grove, Thurles and formerly of Main Street, Urlingford after a long illness. He belonged to a highly respected Urlingford family and well known coach operator. He took great interest in all affairs in Urlingford even after he left to live in Thurles. He will be sadly missed, which bore testimony to the very large attendance at the removal of his remains from Doyles funeral home to Church of the Assumption, Urlingford. Mass was concelebrated by Monsignor Edward Kavanagh (brother). Burial took place in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Thurles. Deeply regretted by his brother Monsignor Edward Kavanagh, sister Kitty (O’Connor), nieces, nephews, relatives and a wide circle of friends.
ANNIVERSARIES - Prayed for at all Masses in Urlingford and Graine last weekend: Michael Queally, St. Mary’s Ave.; Marie Tobin, Killaghy; Paddy Ceasar, London and Kilcooley. Phyllis Phelan, months mind Mass on Sunday.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS - In Urlingford church on Thursday, 21st & 28th February and Thursday 7th, 14th & 21st March at 7.30pm each evening.
GRAINE HALL - Saturday supervised study for secondary school students to commence in Graine Hall on 23rd February. Sessions are 9am–1pm and 2pm–6pm with breaks during sessions. Fee: €3 for half hour and €5 for full day. Contact Helen Leahy, 086 3994204 after 4pm.
ADULT COURSES AT COLÁISTE MHUIRE - The Home School Community Liaison Service at Coláiste Mhuire is offering the following free courses in the coming weeks: Cook It - a practical cookery course focussing on cooking skills, healthy eating, economic family meals. 6 weeks, Thursdays from 12.30-2.30pm, starting on February 21st. Internet Safety - For beginners, no previous knowledge necessary. 3 two-hour classes in The Old School, Urlingford, Wednesdays from 10-12pm, starting February 27th. Parents Plus - Practical and positive guide to promoting children’s learning and confidence, communication with your teenager, teaching them responsibility, dealing with conflict, solving problems together, encouraging and listening to teenagers. Starting Tuesday, February 19th, 10-11.30am. To find out more or to join, text your name and course to 086 2430372 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL - Fashion Show, The Premier Hall, Thurles on Thursday, February 28th at 8pm. Cheese and wine from 7pm. Tickets €20, available from school 0504 22291, also available in Premier Hall on the night.
COMMUNITY ALERT - Community members will call to households in the coming days to explain the Text Alert System. Householders can join this system by paying €10 and giving their mobile number.
CROSS BORDER PUNCH-UP – “Weigh-In” will take place on Saturday, February 23rd in Doyles. Raffle and music on the night.