Urlingford - ICA - Proposed Summer Trip to Belfast

Gerry Grace


Gerry Grace

LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s lotto last weekend so prize fund is now E4,400. Jackpot is E2,400. There were no match three winners. Five lucky dips of E20 each: Dermot Kelly, Monica Cleere, Mona Coady, Canice Sweeney, Maura McGrath. Promoter’s prize: Ger Grace.

LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s lotto last weekend so prize fund is now E4,400. Jackpot is E2,400. There were no match three winners. Five lucky dips of E20 each: Dermot Kelly, Monica Cleere, Mona Coady, Canice Sweeney, Maura McGrath. Promoter’s prize: Ger Grace.

WHIST DRIVE - Your next Summer Whist Drive is in St Mary’s Hall, Johnstown on Friday night June 14 at 8.30pm.

ANNIVERSARIES - Anniversaries prayed for at all Masses in Urlingford and Graine last weekend: Margaret Hayde, St Mary’s Ave, Jack and Ellen Fox, Woodsgift, Vincent Hayde, Kildrena.

COLLECTION - The June collection for the support of the Priests of the Parish are now due. Envelopes are available in both churches.

EMERALDS CAMOGIE CLUB - Will hold a GAA Skills Camp for primary school boys and girls from Monday July 29th – Fri Aug 2nd, 9.30am-2pm daily. Cost €40. Contact Sinead by phone or text at 087 2943889 for bookings and enquiries.

COLAISTE MHUIRE - Let’s get crafting kids! 1st July to 3rd July 10am to 2pm Age group 8 to 10 yr olds; 15th July to 17th July 12 noon to 4pm. Age group 11 to 13yr olds. Places limited. E30 per camp. Have fun making a variety of cards, bags, notebooks, boxes and lots more. Application forms are available from Colaiste Mhuire.

URLINGFORD KICKBOXING CLUB - Publicans square up to each other. Charity White Collar Boxing Club, Open Air at Urlingford Arms Hotel on Saturday 15th June at 7.30pm. Tickets €15 Fight of the night: Robbie Delaney of Delaney’s Bar (Barna) v’s Taffy Farrell of Farrells Bar (Freshford). Urlingford Boxing Club would like to say a huge thanks for the great support received over the weekend. Money raised through the bag packing in Joe Deegan’s Centra and the cabaret in Doyle’s Bar will go a long way with our affiliation fees to the IABA and more equipment for the club. As we are a voluntary run club the support of the community and local areas is greatly appreciated.

URLINGFORD COMMUNITY CHILDCARE - Are taking enrolments at present for places for August/September 2013 for Preschool, Afterschool and Early Year’s places. The centre opens from 8am to 6pm daily and provides full and pat time places for children of 12 months plus. For more information or to arrange a visit please call Mick or June on 056 8838562.

JUBILEE - Congratulations to Fr Ollie Maher PP who celebrated his Silver Jubilee on Saturday evening with concelebrated Mass. In attendance were his brothers, sisters, cousins and a huge Parish attendance. Afterwards a party was held in the Hall where a huge crowd attended.

COMMUNITY SUMMER CAMP - Urlingford/Johnstown community childcare are holding a summer camp in July from 9am to 2.30pm for primary school aged children. Week 1 to 4 in Urlingford and week 5 in our Johnstown centre. All are welcome to attend but limited places are left for each week and will be offered on a first come basis. Programme will involve arts/crafts, cooking and lots of fun and games. We also do weekly bus trips (first 4 weeks only). This years trips include Irish Naval Services, Air Force, Garda Station and Forensics and a scouting inspired ‘backwoods’ adventure. Cost per child is E72.50 per week. A discount is available for siblings/children availing of two or more weeks. We also offer parents on social welfare payments substantial discounts with our CCS childcare grants. Contact Mick or June on 056 8838562/www.urlingfordchildcare.com for more information.

URLINGFORD/GRAINE DEFIBRILLATOR GROUP - Meeting once a month in the Urlingford Community Childcare Centre. We would like to get as many volunteers as possible so please come along and bring a friend – together we could save a life. Contact: 085 2726396.

TREEHOUSE MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL - Is now enrolling for September 2013.

To enter the free ECCE preschool year your child must be born between 2nd February 2009 and 30th June 2010. Children outside of this age range are also catered for.

Any queries please contact Grace Norton 086 1021529 or gcnorton@gmail.com

URLINGFORD LIBRARY - Urlingford Library is giving you the chance to see your creative talents on public display. Fantastic crochet project starting in June which is community based. Can’t crochet, no problem. There are classes available to help. Contact Anna at Urlingford Library at 056 7794182

GRAINE ICA - Proposed Summer Trip to Belfast will take place on July 6 and 7. The trip will include: A sightseeing tour of Belfast City and Environs, a visit to the Titanic Exhibit8ion at the Belfast Museum, a visit to a garden centre, shopping arcades and famous buildings. Coach travel to and from home and overnight hotel accommodation on the night of July 6. For details of cost and bookings please ring Kathleen 056 8835282 or Geraldine 056 8835104.

THE GATHERING - As part of The Gathering the parish of Graine and Urlingford are organizing a weekend of activities in August, full details to be finalised. One of these is to have an exhibition of photos in both Graine and Urlingford, which reflects the history of the Parish, and it’s people. We are looking for photos, First Holy Communion, Confirmation, photos of anyone who served in any of the wars or in the army. Any photos of Gardai, Priests or Doctors etc. If you do not want these photos to leave your home we can arrange for someone to call and copy them in your home. If you would like to help with piecing together our history with these photos please contact Ann Pembroke 056 8835184, Norah Hickey 086 2649993, Joan Pearson 086 1538834.

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 8pm on Sunday evening of each week.