Sympathy - The death has taken place, peacefully, at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny of Nicholas (Tom) Cleere, Tubrid, Woodsgift after a long illness. A lovely, quiet gentleman, he belonged to a highly respected family and his death was deeply regretted. There was a huge attendance at the removal of the remains from his brother Frank’s residence to St Patrick’s Church, Graine and after Requiem Mass, Easter Sunday burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. Deeply regretted by his brothers Frank, Dick and Michael, sisters Anne and Mary, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends and neighbours.
50th Birthday - Congratulations to Michael Ryan, Rathlogan, Johnstown who celebrated his 50th Birthday on March 11 with a huge party in the Urlingford Arms Hotel. In attendance was all his family and friends.
Seminar - The South East Regional Drugs task Force (SERDTF), Kilkenny Community & Voluntary Forum and Kilkenny Leader Partnership are jointly organising a community consulation Seminar on the subject of substance misuse. The seminar will be on the morning of Friday 19th April. The venue will be the Pembrooke Hotel, 11 Patrick Street, Kilkenny from 9.30am to 1.30pm. A light lunch will be served. All community voluntary interests and groups are invited to attend. Places can be booked at (051) 841144.
Graine Dev. Assoc. - Public meeting in Graine Community Hall, on Friday Night April 12th at 8.30 pm. To update community on present financial position re New Hall. All Welcome.
Workshop - Manage Your Life By Managing Your Mind, Presented by Dr. Fergus Heffernan, Monday, 15th April or Tuesday, 23rd April. This is a free workshop hosted by the First Arts Programme on the Kilkenny Campus of NUI Maynooth, College Rd, Kilkenny. This workshop will show us how to keep mentally fit, and how to tap into our minds power so that we can enjoy our lives to the fullest. Most of us are so engaged in life and all its anxieties that we can find it very difficult to differentiate our own issues from other peoples issues, and this is having a profound negative effect on our physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. The workshop will help us learn in a very practical and fun filled way how to have more contentment in life, by managing ourselves and our time, and freeing ourselves from fears and consistent worries. Who should attend: Senior Level Students, (their Parents), Guidance Counsellors and Mature, FETAC students interested in developing skills that will support the transition to College life. A CAO Information session will take place following the above event. Further details and an online registration form can be found at: www.nuimkilkennyfirstartsapril2013.eventbrite.ie or by email: email@example.com
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.
Year of Faith - A 10-week CD course on the first 500 years of the church, beginning on Thursday, April 11. Contact Cathleen Shortall (056) 8831061, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colaiste Mhuire - Johnstown, An Arc Welding night class will start soon for 9 weeks. Contact (087) 9057118 to enrol.