Urlingford

Table Quiz - A Table Quiz will be held in Barry’s Bar, Johnstown, on Friday, November 9th. Table of 4: E20. All proceeds going to the Carers’ Association, Kilkenny. Raffle includes signed Kilkenny jersey by JJ Delaney. Big support would be greatly appreciated.

Table Quiz - A Table Quiz will be held in Barry’s Bar, Johnstown, on Friday, November 9th. Table of 4: E20. All proceeds going to the Carers’ Association, Kilkenny. Raffle includes signed Kilkenny jersey by JJ Delaney. Big support would be greatly appreciated.

Childminding Course - Are you a childminder or thinking of becoming a childminder? An “introduction to childminding course” will take place in Kilkenny on Saturday, November 10th and Saturday, November 17th, from 10am to 4pm each day. The course is organised by Kilkenny County Childcare Committee and the cost is €20. For more information or to book a place please contact Helena on (056) 7752865.

Open Day - The Kilkenny Campus of NUI Maynooth, College Rd, Kilkenny (adjoining St. Kieran’s College) would like to invite all students interested in taking the first year of their BA Degree in Kilkenny City to join us at our Open Day on Saturday, November 10th at 12 noon. Students choosing to take this exciting new option will benefit by taking the 1st year of their BA degree close to home in a friendly, learner-centred environment, before moving to the main NUI Maynooth Campus for 2nd and 3rd year. Those living locally will also have the advantage of making significant savings on travel and accommodation costs. Further information and a timetable for the Open Day can be found at: www.nuim.ie/kilkenny

Boxing Club - A new Boxing Club was formed in Urlingford on Monday night last. A meeting was held at which a volunteer committee was elected. A number of male coaches signed up but we still require a number of female coaches who will be fully trained through the club. We look forward to the support of the community. Contact Mary at (087) 6492949 or Pat at (086) 1263082.

Care of the Sick & 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 Grace and we will do our best to include them. Please note, the deadline is Sunday evening of each week.

November Mass for the Dead - A special Remembrance Mass, to remember all our deceased relatives and friends, will take place in Urlingford Church on Saturday, November 10th at 7pm. All parishioners are encouraged to join us. We will remember in particular, those who have died in the past year.

I.C.A. Meeting - The November I.C.A. meeting will be held in Graine tomorrow (Thursday) at 8pm.

St. Joseph Young Priest Society - November meeting will be held in Graine Church on Friday, November 9th at 7.30pm after Mass. (Please note change of date).

Masses for Next Week - Thursday, November 1st, Holy Day of Obligation, Vigil Mass today (Wednesday) 7pm; Thursday Mass in Graine 10am and 11.30am in Urlingford. Friday, November 2nd, Feast of All Souls, Mass in Urlingford at 9.30am and Graine 7pm. November Offering envelopes are available at the back of the Church along with Remembrance slips. Please return Remembrance slips with list of the deceased next weekend for inclusion at all our Masses during the month of November.

Shoe Box Appeal - An average size shoebox or plastic container covered in Christmas paper can be filled with some of the following items: pens, pencils, copies, colouring book, felt pens, eraser, sharpener, solar calculator, toothbrush and paste, wrapped soap, brush, comb, facecloth, hat, scarf, underwear, socks, sweets, no chocolate, cuddly toy, doll, car, musical instrument skipping rope, makeup etc. If you would like to donate an item or a shoe box contact Ann Marie Scully Quinlan on (087) 2238737 for more information.

Zumba Fitness - in Urlingford. Ditch the workout and join the party! Tone up, lose weight and have some fun! One hour of fun and fitness every Tuesday evening in the local Hall. If you are interested in this please contact Sarah (087) 7460707 for more information.

Location of Defibrillator - While Graine Hall is being re-developed 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.