Urlingford: Sympathy to behan family

SINCERE SYMPATHY - The death has taken place of Mrs Josephine Behan (nee Dowd), 30 St Mary’s Ave, Urlingford and formerly of Thurles after a long illness which she bore with great dignity.

SINCERE SYMPATHY - The death has taken place of Mrs Josephine Behan (nee Dowd), 30 St Mary’s Ave, Urlingford and formerly of Thurles after a long illness which she bore with great dignity.

She belonged to a highly respected family. A lovely quiet lady she was always willing to help out anyone in need despite her own illness. She will be sadly missed, this bore testimony to the large attendance at the removal of her Remains from Doyles Funeral Home, Urlingford to Church of the Assumption and after Requiem Mass burial took place in the Mill Cemetery. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing husband Tom, son Richard, mother, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends. Peace to her Soul.

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.

ANNIVERSARIES - Anniversary’s prayed for at all Masses last weekend in Urlingford and Graine: James Doheny, Ellen Dowling, William Dowling, Ann Colleton, Coolnaritta.

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

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

CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF FAITH - Come to a day of Prayer at Knock Shrine on February 2 from 10am to 5pm. The day includes talks, Rosary, adoration and Holy Mass. Talks will be given by Fr Killian Byrne, Foyers of Charity.

OSSORY PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES - Bookings are now invited for the Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes which will take place from May 22 to 27 incl. Cost is E735 pps and Is inclusive of the bus to the airport from Kilkenny City, the bus t and from the local airport in Lourdes, five nights accommodation with three meals each day, full religious pilgrimage programme and the service of both a chaplain and the staff of Joe Walsh Tours. Book now at 051 880414 or glenmore@ossory.ie between Monday and Friday 10.30am to 2.30pm except Wednesdays.

ANAM CARA SUPPORT GROUPS - Provide parents a safe, comfortable environment where they have the opportunity to connect with other bereaved parents. Anam Cara is an inclusive organization where parents do not identify themselves by their children’s age, how they died, or if their death was recent or many years ago. It provides a safe place for bereaved parents to connect with others who understand the intensity of the grief and loss. Anam Cara is holding its monthly support meeting on Monday, January 28 from 7.30pm to 9pm at the Horse and Jockey Hotel, Thurles. The event is free. Further information www.anamcara.ie or email info@anamcara.ie or call 01 4045378.

URLINGFORD/JOHNSTOWN/GALMOY - Community Games will hold their AGM this Saturday, January 26 at 8pm in the Old School, Urlingford. All are welcome and we hope to see a big turnout from parents. Activities that we run for U8’s to U16’s are: art, athletics, basketball, Camogie, cross country, Gaelic football, soccer, table quiz.

URLINGFORD LIBRARY - Has new opening hours, as and from January 28th the new hours are: Monday Closed; Tuesday 10-1 and 2-8; Wednesday Closed; Thursday 10-1 and 2-5; Friday Closed; Saturday 10-1.30. Urlingford Library is still the same great value to borrowers of DVDs, magazines, music CDs, books and newspapers.

MILL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE - A Big Congratulations to all the ladies and gents in Urlingford and surrounding areas who lost 70 ¼ lbs this week in our Operation Transformation. Operation Transformation Weigh in is every Wednesday evening in the Mill Family Resource Centre in Urlingford at 6pm. Group Walking every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 1pm -2pm & 6pm- 7pm (Starting Point the Centre). Cooking Classes every Wednesday morning 10.30am Exercise Classes in the Community Hall every Friday morning at 11.15am (except Friday 25th January). If anyone would like to Join our Operation Transformation come along on Wednesday evening or for more information please ring us on 056-88-38466.

EMERALDS CAMOGIE CLUB - are holding their AGM on Sunday, January 27th at 4pm in the Old School Urlingford. Parents, players, mentors and anyone interested in joining the club are encouraged to attend.

ALZHEIMERS/DEMENTIA - Facilitated Support Group for carers of people with Alzheimers/Dementia. Providing a safe space for information exchange, emotional and practical support and the opportunity to network with other carers in similar positions. Alzheimer Day Care Centre, 1 Fr Walsh Close, Cootes Lane, Kilkenny (behind the Village Inn). Meeting Wednesday, January 30 from 4 to 5.30pm. Further information contact Ruth at 056 7771230.

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.