Urlingford

Mill Family Resource Centre - A.G.M. will be held on this Friday, January 18th at 7pm. The MFRC Operation Transformation weigh in is every Wednesday at 6pm at the centre. Please contact (056) 8838466 for further information. All welcome. Community Banking Savings Club is on every Thursday evening between 6-7pm, for further information please contact the centre.

Mill Family Resource Centre - A.G.M. will be held on this Friday, January 18th at 7pm. The MFRC Operation Transformation weigh in is every Wednesday at 6pm at the centre. Please contact (056) 8838466 for further information. All welcome. Community Banking Savings Club is on every Thursday evening between 6-7pm, for further information please contact the centre.

Colaiste Mhuire - Johnstown, Night Classes: Welding Arc, Welding Tig/Mig, Crafts (card making, gift making), Computers for Beginners, Yoga, Pilates, Computerised Accounts, Occupational First Aid, Gardening (plan your garden), Cake Decoration.

Graine Dev. Assoc. - The opening of the new hall in Graine will take place on Friday, February 1st. More details to follow.

Emeralds Camogie Club - Would like to thank everyone who contributed so generously at the recent Carol singing. All proceeds (E605) were donated to St Vincent de Paul. Sincere thanks also to everyone who took part and helped out in any way.

Emeralds and Gortnahoe Hurling Clubs - Will hold a Table Quiz to launch their upcoming Cross Border Punch Up in Mary Willies this Friday, January 18th. Tables of 4: E20.

Urlingford Parish Calendars - Parish calendars are available for 2013. They contain all sorts of useful information and contact details. Please take one!

NUI Maynooth - The Kilkenny Campus of NUI Maynooth, College Rd., Kilkenny (adjoining St. Kieran’s College) would like to invite 6th year, Fetac and Mature students (23yrs+) to take the First Year of their BA degree in Kilkenny. Students choosing to take this exciting new option will benefit by taking the 1st year of their BA degree close to home 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. Subjects on offer: English, Anthropology or Nua Ghaeilge, Geography, Sociology, Economics, Philosophy, Theology or Medieval Irish and Celtic Studies. Further information can be found at CAO (MH901) and www.nuim.ie/kilkenny.

Whist Drive - Next Whist Drive in St. Mary’s Hall, Johnstown is on this coming Friday, January 18th. Proceeds in aid of Bothar. Door open at usual time.

The Gathering - As part of our efforts for the Gathering in 2013 we are looking for old photos, family 1st Holy Communion, Confirmation etc, anything to do with the Parish of Graine and Urlingford. If you do not wish for these photos to leave your home a member of the organizing committee will call to your home and copy them or you can email us a copy of them with names and details. Photos tell such a wonderful story and it would be an excellent contribution in piecing some of our together, especially for the young generation who would have little knowledge of what Parish or the people were like back then. We would also be grateful if anyone knows of the whereabouts of Fr Moran’s films? If anyone has them we can have them restored and copied and returned to you. Contact Joan Pearson (089) 4538122, jpearson@tcd.ie or Norah Hickey (089) 4507891, norahh@live.ie.

Cards - Great cards every Monday night in Urlingford Community Hall. All card players will be very welcome.

Eucharistic Adoration - First and third Friday of each month from 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 Sunday evening of each week. Happy New Year to all our readers and contributors of Urlingford Notes.