Urlingford

Cabaret - The Urlingford Boxing club which is affiliated with the I.A.B.A. is holding a Cabaret in Doyle’s Bar, Urlingford on Sunday, 2nd June at 9.30pm. Why not come along to support the club also 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.

Cabaret - The Urlingford Boxing club which is affiliated with the I.A.B.A. is holding a Cabaret in Doyle’s Bar, Urlingford on Sunday, 2nd June at 9.30pm. Why not come along to support the club also 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.

Dancing - Social dancing in Urlingford is on Tuesday, June 4. Music by Danny Webster. Supper served come and enjoy a good night out.

Emeralds Camogie Club - Will hold a G.A.A. Skills Camp for primary school boys and girls from Monday July 29th – Fri Aug 2nd. Contact Sinead by phone or text at (087) 2943889. Emeralds Camogie Club would also like to thank everyone who supported their recent cookery demonstration by Edward Hayden. A great night was had by all.

Parish Celebration - To celebrate all we do as a parish and the ways in which we support one another and to mark the Silver Jubilee of Fr. Ollie’s ordination there will be a Concelebrated Mass of Thanksgiving in the Church of the Assumption, Urlingford, on Saturday, 8th June at 7pm. Following Mass everyone is invited to The Ball in the Hall which will include craic, ceol, ol agus damhsa. Please come and join us for what promises to be a great night. And it’s free!!

Rosary For Life - Will be held on Saturday, 8th June at 3pm in James’ Green, Kilkenny. Organised by local members of the Pro Life Campaign. Rosary will be followed by Benediction in St Mary’s Cathedral.

Safeguarding Audit - At the invitation of Bishop Seamus Freeman, SAC, the National Board for Safeguarding Children, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co Kildare, will carry out a safeguarding Audit in the Diocese of Ossory beginning on Monday, 17th June. Special Mass - A special Mass for those doing exams, families and friends will take place on Saturday, 1st June at 7pm, in the Church of the Assumption, Urlingford.

St. Vincent De Paul - Collection on Saturday 1st and Sunday, 2nd June at all Masses.

Supervised Study - In Graine Hall will be available for Junior and Leaving Cert. students on Saturday 1st, Monday 3rd, Tuesday 4th June, usual hours. Any queries please contact Helen Leahy on (086) 3994204.

Conahy Heritage Society - Will host a Concert to commemorate the bi-centenary of the publication of Thomas Moore’s “The Last Rose of Summer”, which was one of his best-known works on Saturday, June 22 at 8pm in Jenkinstown Park, Kilkenny. Parking will be adjacent to the venue. Ticket enquiries; Eileen Gunner, 087 2859660.

First Communion - 2nd June is the feast 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.

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. We hope they will see a cleaner and brighter Main Street. Your interest and help would be appreciated.

Urlingford/Graine Defibrillator Group - Meeting once a month in the Urlingford Community Childcare Centre.

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. Contact Anna at Urlingford Library at 056 7794182.

Graine I.C.A - Proposed Summer Trip to Belfast will take place on July 6 and 7. 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. If you would like to help with piecing together our history with photos etc., please contact Ann Pembroke 056 8835184, Norah Hickey 086 2649993, Joan Pearson 086 1538834.

Manage Your Life by Managing Your Mind - Revisited. I am pleased to invite you to a fundraiser, on behalf of Raising and Giving (RAG) Ireland with Dr. Fergus Heffernan in Hotel Kilkenny on Monday, 10th June 2013 at 7pm. Further information and an online booking form can be found at: ragireland.eventbrite.ie (Tickets cost: €5 and €10).

Whist Drive - Results from St Mary’s, May 10: Top Score Margaret Rochford, Emma Caldbeck, Maria McCarthy, Sheila McGree, Sr. Miriam, Flor Carter, Lorna Allen, Kitty Butler, Mary Orr, Michael Muldowney, Joan McLoughney, Annie Walsh, Richard Caldbeck, Alison Caldbeck. Raffle: Flor Carter, Mary Doheny, John McGinley, Patricia Delaney, Margaret Neile, Mary Doheny. Next whist, St. Mary’s Friday, June 14, 8.30 start.

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 & 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.