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

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.

Coffee Morning - Urlingford I.C.A. are holding a Coffee Morning in Doyle’s Bar tomorrow (Thursday) which is National Coffee Day in aid of Hospice from 10.30 to 12.30. Cake Sale and Raffle. Your support will be much appreciated.

Cards - A great game of cards every Monday night in Urlingford Community Centre. All card players will be very welcome. Proceeds in aid of parish funds. Please bring your friend for a great night out.

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.

Location of Defibrillator - While Graine Hall is being redeveloped the defibrillator will be located in the Church Sacristy. Key holders are, Annie Pembroke, Canon Dunphy, Helen Leahy, Fr. O. Maher.

Speech & Drama Classes - Commencing tomorrow (Thursday) in the Old School, Urlingford. Facilitator: Mary Purcell ALSM, LTCL, FIBSD. For further information contact Mary at (087) 2213274.

Kilkenny & Carlow Contact - Kilkenny and Carlow Contact is a community based voluntary organisation for older people covering the Kilkenny and Carlow area, and we are looking for additional volunteers to commit to one or two hours per week to befriend/visit older people who live alone in your area. We will have a stand at the Information Day for Older People being held in the Mill Family Resource Centre tomorrow (Thursday). Please come along if you would like to volunteer, or if you need support or information. Alternatively, talk to us confidentially on (056) 7751988 ext.6.

Colaiste Mhuire - Night Classes, Welding - ARC; Welding - Tig Mig; Computers; Baking and cake decoration; Yoga; Pilates; Occupational First Aid; Digital Photography; Art; Aerobics; Gardening, Landscaping, Plan your garden. Introduction to computerised Accounts, Thursday, 8 weeks. Cost €85.

Spinning Classes - Started Monday, September 17th at 7.30pm and Wednesday at 7pm. 8 week course, E70 for one class per week or E100 for two classes per week. Boot camp on Wednesday 7.45pm, E5 per class. All fitness levels catered for. Crosspatrick Hall (45 min class). Contact Susan (086) 3204208.

Mill Family Resource Centre - Now looking for new volunteers for the Youth Section one evening per week; Basic English for Foreign Nationals. Positive Parenting, We are providing a 6 week Positive Parenting Class starting from the September 6th to October 18th. Help build confidence in your children. Information for Elderly/Active Retirement, We are holding an information service for the Elderly/Active Retirement on Thursday, September 20th at 2pm which will cover items such as HSE, County Council, Task, Saorview etc. Tea and Coffee will be provided. Mill Youth Project, Re-opening on October 1st every Monday evening. Ages 10-12 years, 6.30 to 7.45pm. 1st year upwards 8 to 9pm. All welcome. If you are interested in any of the above please contact the manager Sue Cox on (056) 8838466.

Bible TImeline - (Story of Salvation). A 24-week DVD (with study notes) Bible Study course will commence in Urlingford towards the end of September and will finish at Easter 2013. Once a week at the venue (to be decided as well as cost) and one night at home. It will cover the Old and New Testaments and is divided into 12 colour-coded time periods to simplify it. Once we get a grasp of the ‘big picture’ the Mass readings begin to make more sense and our scripture reading and study come to life. For further information contact Cathleen Shortall at catshort@eircom.net or phone (056) 8831061.

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. Morning class to start in September. If you are interested in this please contact Sarah (087) 7460707 for more information.

Cards - A great game of cards every Friday night in the Community Hall, Urlingford. More card players are very welcome. A great night out.

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.