Urlingford - Johnstown

Badminton - Clomantagh Squash Club & Grange Badminton Club will hold a fundraising Cabaret in The Valley Inn, Woodsgift on this Saturday, November 12th. Music on the night by Leap of Fate. Admission 5 euro. Signed Shane Long jersey will be auctioned on the night. All support is greatly appreciated.

Badminton - Clomantagh Squash Club & Grange Badminton Club will hold a fundraising Cabaret in The Valley Inn, Woodsgift on this Saturday, November 12th. Music on the night by Leap of Fate. Admission 5 euro. Signed Shane Long jersey will be auctioned on the night. All support is greatly appreciated.

Mill Family Resource Centre - The centre is holding an information morning on Friday, November 25th at 11 a.m. The topic is on Domestic Violence against Women in conjunction with the National Sixteen Days Violence against Women Campaign. Allotments: There are still a few allotments available, contact Sue if you wish to book one for the year. Costs, 30 ft x 30 ft is 40 euro or 28 ft x 15 ft is 20 euro per year. Urlingford Active Retirement Club is holding a Sale of Work on this Saturday, November 12th from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Mill Family Resource Centre. All proceeds are funding the Retirement Club. If you are interested in any of the above please contact the centre on (056) 8838466. Retirement Men’s Group: This is run every Friday morning at 11.30 a.m. in the centre, activities include darts, rings, chess, cards and bowls. Youth club is running every Monday evening: Junior from 6.30 to 7.45 p.m. and Senior 8 to 9 p.m.; Computer IT classes will start within the next few weeks, names are being taken at present. Family history classes start on Tuesday, November 8th at 7 to 9 p.m. for five weeks. Names taken at reception. Welfare Information provided at centre, help available for filling in the forms, ask for Mags or Sue.

Whist Drive – Results of Whist Drive held in St Mary’s Hall, Johnstown on Friday night last. Top prize: Alice Thompson. Eileen Maher, Anna Brennan, Sr Miriam, Bridie Boland, Aideen Ryan, Nuala Phelan, Michael Brennan, Eddie Thompson, John Bailey, Jack Thompson, Jim Muldowney, Joan Loughman, Bill Cuddihy, Caoimhe Holland. (Raffle), Mary Burke, Bridget Walsh, Mary Rochford, Kathleen Hickey, Anna Brennan, Rebecca Cuddihy, Catherine Cuddihy, Mary Rochford, Sheila McGree, Joan Loughman. Next whist in St Mary’s is on November 25th for Youth Club.

Choir Practice – Choir practice in Urlingford Church on Wednesday evening at 7.30 p.m. All choir members are requested to attend.

Training - Job Seekers wanted for free back to work training programme in Kilkenny starting November 17th. This programme includes an accredited City & Guilds Carbon and Energy qualification and is fully funded by the National Training Fund. Includes 3 days of classroom training and 4 days of work experience, with no impact on unemployment benefits. For further information contact Janet in Blue Sky Projects at (087) 6109781 or bsp@vodafone.ie

Christmas Cooking - A two night (Tuesdays - 15th and 22nd November) “Christmas Baking” night class will take place in Colaiste Mhuire Johnstown from 7.30-9.30 p.m. cost 25 euro per person. It is a cookery demonstration based on Christmas Baking (cakes, puddings etc). Enquiries to (056) 8831135 to enrol, places limited in class. Also a four night “Make your own Cake and Decorate It” night class will start on Thursday, November 17th (4 nights only) in Colaiste Mhuire, Johnstown from 7.30-9.30 p.m. Cost 50 euro. Enquiries also to (056) 8831135 to enrol. Places limited in class. All other night classes will resume again in January.

Cemetry – The Rosary in Johnstown Cemetery will be recited every Sunday during the month of November at 2.30 p.m. In the event of bad weather it will be in St. Kieran’s Church.

Mill Cemetery – Prayers for the deceased in the Mill Cemetery on this Wednesday at 1.30 p.m.

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 Photographs can also be included by sending them as attachments.

Congratulations – Goes to Selena Power, Clomantagh, Woodsgift on completing the Dublin City Marathon on Monday, October 31st in 2 hours 30 mins. She is prominent member of the Emeralds Hurling Club. She is nursing in Dublin and is daughter of Mr and Mrs Michael Power.

Death – The death has taken place, peacefully, of Mrs Christine Butler (nee Glendon) of Barna, Woodsgift. She belonged to a highly respected family and her passing was deeply regretted over a wide area. This bore testimony to the large attendance from Doyle’s Funeral Home, Urlingford to St Patrick’s Church, Graine and after concelebrated Mass burial took place in adjoining cemetery. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing husband Noel, son Noel, brothers, sisters, relatives, close friends and neighbours.

Ring - An engagement ring was found in Graine Church last week. This ring may have been there some time so if you know of anyone who may have lost it please inform P.P. or sacristan in Graine Church.