Urlingford

Put the Kettle On - Anna Danielle’s are hosting an Alzheimer’s Tea Party on May 9. Feel free to come along and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with freshly baked cakes baked by the Anna Danielle’s team. Let’s see if we are as good at baking cakes as we are at cutting hair! We will also be raffling spot prizes on the day. All donations going to the Alzheimer’s society for the Kilkenny area. 41,700 families nationwide depending on our help and support. Salon open for coffee morning from 10am till 12.30pm. Hope to see you there and help make it a tea day to remember.

Put the Kettle On - Anna Danielle’s are hosting an Alzheimer’s Tea Party on May 9. Feel free to come along and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with freshly baked cakes baked by the Anna Danielle’s team. Let’s see if we are as good at baking cakes as we are at cutting hair! We will also be raffling spot prizes on the day. All donations going to the Alzheimer’s society for the Kilkenny area. 41,700 families nationwide depending on our help and support. Salon open for coffee morning from 10am till 12.30pm. Hope to see you there and help make it a tea day to remember.

Show - Ossory Agricultural Show Society Co Ltd presents Annual Show Laois County Show affiliated to ISA and IPS on Sunday, July 28 at the Showgrounds on Mountrath/Rathdowney Road. More details to show secretary Catherine Fitzgerald, Conoboro Road, Rathdowney, Co Laois, (087) 9975902, Email: ossoryshow@eircom.net, www.ossoryshow.com, show committee or to show chairman Peter Ging (086) 2394573 or to show treasurer Irene Newman (086) 8402125.

Daughters of Charity Sisters - Are visiting every Parish in the Diocese this year. We welcome them to Urlingford next weekend, April 27 and 28. They will speak at all Masses and appeal for much needed financial support.

Fr. Liam Lawton Concert - To be held in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny on Friday, May 10. Doors open at 7.30pm. For ticket sales call (056) 7753624, email: afd@ossory.ie. Further information available from www.liamlawton.com

Family Resource Centre - Co. Kilkenny VEC Adult Education Service Free Taster—One Day Workshops Skills for Employment/Further Education Co. Kilkenny VEC in partnership with the Family Resource Network throughout the City and County are hosting a number of Workshops each Tuesday (7th May to 11th June. The emphasis in all of the workshops will be on giving an overview of the subject area in an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere. On completion of the workshops participants will be offered the opportunity to apply for a range of part-time/full-time FETAC accredited courses on offer.

Participants can attend one or more of the workshops on offer. Taster Courses are as follows from 9:30 to 1:30: Healthcare-7th May; Customer Service-14th May; Childcare Workshop-21st May; Information/Computer Technology-28th May; Horticulture/Woodwork-4th June Adult; Guidance Service-11th June. For anymore information contact the centre on (056) 8838466. Also there is a confidential counselling service now available in the Centre, for further details phone (056) 8838466.

Irish Cancer Society are holding a Talk in the Mill Family Resource Centre on the 17th May at 6.30pm. The aim of the talk is to bring to peoples attention their upcoming fundraiser Relay for Life Kilkenny. The event is run over two days, July 20th and 21st in the Watershed, Kilkenny and is a 24 hour relay walk. Any one interested in attending contact The Mill Family Resource Centre.

Cards - A game of cards every Monday night in Urlingford Community Hall. Your support much appreciated.

Urlingford/Graine Defibrillator Group - Meeting once a month in the Urlingford Community Childcare Centre. We would like to get as many volunteers as possible so please come along and bring a friend – together we could save a life.

Emeralds Camogie Club - Are holding a ‘Cookery Demonstration’ by well known freelance Chef Edward Hayden from TV3’s ‘Ireland AM ‘ in the Community Hall, Urlingford on Thursday, May 16. Local food producers are invited to set up stalls to promote their products on the night. For further information contact (086) 8093557.

Library - Closed Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Open Tues. 10-1 and 2-8; Thurs. 10-1 and 2-5; Sat.10 to 1.30. Urlingford Library has a fantastic display of Tea Cosies all made by the Nattering Knitters from Castlecomer. Most are for sale at €10 each.

Ossory Times - The 2nd edition of the Ossory Times is available for sale at a cost of €2.

Adult Faith Development - Ossory Faith Fest 2013, Celebrating Faith in Ossory (May 10-12) have produced a ‘Passport of Faith’ to encourage people to travel around the diocese to visit parishes and see some of what they have to offer. The Passport Booklet is free and is available in the church porch. At Faith Fest those who have visited five or more parishes can apply for a Certificate of Pilgrimage which the Faith Development group will issue.

Social Dancing - In Urlingford on Tuesday, May 7. Music by J&S Sound. Supper served. Come and enjoy a great night.

Whist - Top Score, Lena McEvoy, Veronica Muldowney, Alison Caldbeck, Mary McEvoy, Sheila McGree, Patricia Delaney, Lorna Allen, Eileen Maher, Jim Muldowney, Mary Orr, Henry Cooke, Michael Maher, Kitty Butler, Emily Bergin, Kenny Martin, Richard Caldbeck, Emma Caldbeck, Patricia Delaney, Kathleen Phelan. Raffle, Mary Doheny, Paddy Delaney, Phyllis Hughes, Bernie Ryall, Eileen Maher, Eileen Phelan, Joan Molougney, Veronica Muldowney. Next Whist May 10. Summer Whist is second Friday of each month.

Community Alert - At present Kilkenny Gardai are seeking policy guidance from their Commissioner on best practice in delivering a good texting system for the country. They have concerns about the use of commercial firms in relaying information to subscribers. Our local committee is sorry about this slow rate of progress. In the meantime we encourage parishioners to be on guard for criminals and rogue dealers. If you have any concerns you may contact Gardai at he following numbers: Urlingford (056) 8831133 or (086) 8580628, Castlecomer Station (056) 4441222 between 10am to 1am. Kilkenny Station (056) 7775000 which is open all day and night.

Easter Offering Envelopes - A word of thanks to all who have contributed to the Easter Offering Collection.

Fitness Classes - Want to tone up and improve those fitness levels? Then why not try EB Fitness, aerobics and body conditioning classes in Graine Hall every Tuesday night 8 to 9pm. Classes commenced March 19. For more information or to book a place contact Eilish on (085) 7879842.

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.