EMERALDS GAA - The club is raffling ten big Christmas hampers. Tickets are E3 each and can be purchased in any local shop or pub. CABARET: The Club will hold a fancy dress (James Bond Theme night) in The Valley Inn on Saturday, November 24 at 9pm. Music by Leap of Faith. Adm: E5. There will be a raffle, spot prizes and a prize for the best dressed James Bond. The club will organise a bus from Urlingford to the Valley Inn. Bus will leave outside Hayes’s Bar at 8.30pm. A great night is promised so make sure all ye 007 lads and Bond ladies are there on the night. YOUTHS DISCO: The club are holding a Youths Disco on Friday, November 30 in the Community Hall from 8.30pm to 11.30pm. The event will be supervised on the night by the Emeralds committee. Mineral bar will be available and admission is E8.
LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s lotto last week, so prize fund is now E4,200. Jackpot is E2,200. There were four match 3 numbers sharing E200: E. Kavanagh, Peg Lawlor, Kathy Griffin, James Bourke. Promoter’s prize: D. Fitzgerald. Five lucky dips of E20 each: M. Farrell, Eileen Cleere, Kieran Stanley, Joe Clohosey, R. Hayes.
ANNIVERSARIES - Anniversaries prayed for at all Masses last weekend both in Urlingford and Graine: Martin Guilfoyle, The Islands; Pat Fox, Killahy; Daniel and Maureen Broderick, St Mary’s Ave; Ellen Healy; Monica Hanrahan, Ardreigh; Matty Duggan, Main St; Margaret O’Brien, Kilkenny; Nora Shortall, Main Street; Breda Cooney (nee Hennessy), formerly of Lisduff, who died in Dublin; Tom Fogarty, The Islands; Matthew Walsh, Borrismore.
CONGRATULATIONS - To Anna Danielle’s who was one of the six finalists for the most fantastic salon in Ireland at the Alfaparf Fantastic Hair Competition. Natalie and Roman also took part in the competition, Roman done an amazing job on his gents cut and colour and Natalie done a fabulous upstyle on her model Davina Tobin from Assumption Place in Urlingford.
HEYWOOD’S GOT TALENT - November 22 at 8pm sharp, in the School Hall, 12 Euro from School Office 057 8733333.
TABLE QUIZ - There will be a pub quiz held in Mary Willies on Friday, November 23 in aid of the Hope Foundation sending Siobhan Barnaville and Katlyn Daly to Kolkatta. Commence 9pm sharp. Table of 4 E20. Please support. Siobhan Barnaville would like to sincerely thank everyone who contributed to the bag packing in Centra, Urlingford. She received an amazing E1,484 over the three days.
CAREERS IN ACCOUNTING - Information evening will be held at LIT, Tipperary (Thurles Campus) on Thursday, November 22 at 8pm. All are welcome.
OSSORY PRIESTS’ SOCIETY SPECIAL COLLECTION - The Ossory Priests’ Society is charged with making suitable financial provision for the care of the priests in the Diocese of Ossory in infirmity, sickness and old age. Current funding is raised form contributions from the parishes, from working Priests of the Diocese and from bequests and donations. The Society’s resources are administered by a Committee comprising four priests and three lay people, all approved and appointed by Bishop Freeman. Currently there are 12 retired priests in the Diocese and ten more priests are due to retire within the next five years. At the moment we have five priests in long term Nursing Home care. The Committee is exploring ways in which additional funds might be raised in future years. In respect of 2012, the Committee recommended to the Priests in the Dioceses that a special collection be made in each parish of the diocese on November 25, Feast of Christ the King. We recognise the very difficult financial situation facing many families at this time and are conscious of the contribution being made to the working priests of the Diocese through parish ‘dues’ collections. In such circumstances I would ask parishioners give what they can to this special collection. We thank all parishioners for t heir help and support.
COLAISTE MHUIRE - Information night for parents of 6th Class students will take place tomorrow (Thursday) in Colaiste Mhuire, Johnstown at 7.30pm-9pm. Enrolment and Assessment for the incoming First Years 2013-2014 will take place on Saturday, December 1 in Colaiste Mhuire between 10am and 12.30noon. For further information contact 056 8831135.
THE GATHERING - Where are they now? One of the central features of The Gathering is to invite people back to Ireland during 2013. Perhaps their return might coincide with some of the events we have organized. In order for us to do this effectively, we will be sending out an information sheet to every house in the parish asking them to give us contact details for those who are away. If you return the information we will contact them, let them know what’s happening and invite them to join us if they can. A member of our committee will call to your house on November 22 to collect this information.
IRISH GUIDE DOGS - Christmas Cards and 2013 Calendars in aid of Irish Guide Dogs for sale. Calendars E8. Pack of 8 cards E6. Contact Gavin on 087 9063396 or Natalie on 086 8797656 if you wish to purchase any of these.
CHAPTER HOUSE BOOK SHOP - James’s Street, Kilkenny (in grounds of St Mary’s Cathedral). Open: Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am to 5.30pm. Books, religious items, candles, cards, etc. Christmas stock will soon be available. Please drop in. For further information please contact Sr Lil at 056 7703884. Also Tea Rooms: Open Monday to Saturday, 9.30 to 5.30pm. Drop in for a coffee.
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.
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.