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Urlingford - Johnstown Monster Tractor Run raise 14,500

LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s lotto last weekend so prize fund is now E4,100. Jackpot is E2,100. There were five match 3 numbers sharing E200: Mairead Maher, Mick Burke, Claire Fogarty, Michael Tobin, Tuesday Club. Five lucky dips of E20 each: Seamus Webster, Shem Delaney, Pat Delaney, Cyril Cleere, Amy Moore. Promoter’s prize: Norma Bergin.

LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s lotto last weekend so prize fund is now E4,100. Jackpot is E2,100. There were five match 3 numbers sharing E200: Mairead Maher, Mick Burke, Claire Fogarty, Michael Tobin, Tuesday Club. Five lucky dips of E20 each: Seamus Webster, Shem Delaney, Pat Delaney, Cyril Cleere, Amy Moore. Promoter’s prize: Norma Bergin.

COMMEMMORATION - The annual Walsh-Quinn Commemoration will take place at Knocknagrass, Tullaroan on Friday, May 24 with Mass in Tullaroan at 6.30pm and afterwards prayers and oration at the monument.

ANNIVERSARIES - Anniversaries prayed for at all Masses in Urlingford and Graine last weekend: Mai Kealy, Old Road, The Burke Family, New Road, Mary Murphy Months Mind Mass Sunday, Darren Moore, Oliver Doyle, Main Street.

DANCING - Social dancing in Urlingford will take place in Urlingford on Tuesday, June 4. Music by Danny Webster. Supper served. You heard the rest, Danny the best, enjoy a good night.

FIRST COMMUNION - Don’t forget to put Sunday 2nd of June into your diaries. It is the feat of Corpus Christi and all the children are invited to St Patrick’s Church in Graine for the final mass at 10am for our programme and to a celebration afterwards in the new hall in Graine.

MILL CEMETERY COLLECTION - A church gate collection will be taken up before the Masses on Saturday and Sunday May 25 and 26. Please give as generous as you can so as to help to keep the cemetery looking nice in respect for all our loved ones gone before us.

ANNA DANIELLE’S - Would like to thank all show supported their recent Tea Party in aid of the Alzheimer’s’ society in the Kilkenny area. It was a great success and a total of E845 was donated.

TIDY TOWNS - Judging of this year’s competition begins in two weeks time. Last year most areas got improved marks with a few exceptions. Main Street did not impress the judges much litter and many cigarette ends and very few flowers on residential and business houses. We hope they will see a cleaner and brighter Main Street in two weeks time. Your interest and help would be appreciated.

JOHNSTOWN MONSTER TRACTOR RUN - Had a huge turn out last Sunday for their charity tractor run in aid of Enable Ireland/O’Neill Centre Kilkenny which raised E4,500. A big thank you to all who helped make it a very successful day.

CONAHY HERITAGE SOCIETY - Anthony Kearns will perform, along with his usual repertoire, some Thomas Moore melodies such as the Minstrel Boy, Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms and of course The Last Rose of Summer, which was composed in Jenkinstown and first published in 1813. The event will take place on Saturday June 22. Some local talent will be showcased on the evening also. The concert will be in the original walled garden area, within Jenkinstown Woods. Parking will be in the field below the venue. Tickets are 22.50, available at Ticket information Eileen Gunner 087 2859660. Enquiries:

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL - Thurles. Garden Fete on Sunday, May 26 at 2pm to 5pm. Family fun day, wheel of fortune, home baking, bouncy castles, books/cds, soccer tournament etc. WE welcome donations to the school office by Friday, May 24. Thank you for your support.

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.

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.

ST KIERAN’S ATHLETIC CLUB - Congratulations to the members of St. Kieran’s Athletic Club on another outstanding day at the second leg of the Kilkenny ‘A’ Championships at the Watershed on Sunday, May 12. The team, which included Victoria Lupton, Caoilinn Smith, Nora and Maria Brennan, Micheal and Kealan Dermody, Ben Guilfoyle and Mateusz Pietrzykowski, all did extremely well in their events. This weekend ended with Victoria Lupton taking home 1st in the U10 girls shot putt; Micheal Dermody bringing home 3rd place in the U12 boys turbo javelin; Ben Guilfoyle winning 3rd in the U16 boys long jump; and Matt Pietrzykowski finishing 1st in the U16 boys long jump and 2nd in the 200m. Well done to you all! The Club wants to both congratulate and thank Vivienne Lupton for her recent fundraising effort at the Kildare Marathon. Vivienne did an amazing job completing her first marathon and, in the process, raised some much needed funds for the club! Well done Vivienne and thanks again! Training continues as normal on Wednesdays from 18:30-19:30 and Sundays from 12:15-13:45. New members always welcome.

MILL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE - Everyone involved in Urlingford Boxing Club would like to say a huge thanks to everyone who turned up to support the clubs sparring competition last Friday in Urlingford , a great night was had by everyone and your support was greatly appreciated

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.

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