Cookery Demonstration - 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 16th at 8pm. This will be a night not to be missed. Tickets €15 each are available from any committee member or contact Mairead (086) 2700851 or Joan (086) 3793986.

Cookery Demonstration - 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 16th at 8pm. This will be a night not to be missed. Tickets €15 each are available from any committee member or contact Mairead (086) 2700851 or Joan (086) 3793986.

Sympathy - The death has taken place at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny of Mrs. Mary Murphy (nee Cain), St Kieran’s Homes for the Elderly, Urlingford and formerly of Sevensisters, Johnstown. She belonged to a highly respected family and was the last surviving member of one of Urlingford’s great families. She was a quiet, outgoing lady who always had a smile for everyone. She was held in the highest esteem and this bore testimony to the large attendance at the Rosary and the removal of the remains from Doyle’s Funeral Home to Church of the Assumption, Urlingford. After Requiem Mass, burial took place in Johnstown Cemetery. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing sons John, Martin and Thomas, daughters Mary and Bernie, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives, friends and neighbours. May she rest in peace.

The death has taken place at The News, Rosedale, Kilmacow and formerly of Main St, Urlingford of Mr Eddie Curran, son of the late Eddie and Susan Curran, Main St. He passed away peacefully in the loving care of the staff and his carers at the Brothers of Charity. He will be sadly missed by his loving family and staff at Mews, Rosedale. Deeply regretted by his loving brothers Aidan and Liam, sisters Teresa (Wickham), Mary (Murphy) and Susan (Kirwan), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunt, relatives and close friends. Remains were removed to Church of the Assumption, Urlingford and after Requiem Mass burial took place in Johnstown Cemetery.

The death has taken place suddenly, at her sons residence in Wexford, of Mrs. Bridget Crean (nee English) of St Joseph’s Tce., Urlingford. The news of her death caused much regret on Friday morning as she was held in the highest esteem. She was a lovely lady who loved a chat and meeting people. She will be sadly missed, not alone by her family but by her neighbours in St Joseph’s Tce., and all her friends in Urlingford. This bore testimony to the high attendance at the removal of the Remains from Doyle’s Funeral Home to Church of the Assumption, Urlingford and after Requiem Mass, burial took place in Fennor Cemetery. Deeply regretted by her loving sons Jimmy and Tony, daughters Margaret, Carmel and Angela, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and a circle of friends in Urlingford. May they rest in peace.

Dancing - Social dancing in Urlingford Hall on Tuesday, May 7. Music by ‘J&S Sound’. Supper served. You are invited to come along and enjoy a good night out.

I.C.A - Graine I.C.A. will hold their monthly meeting tomorrow (Thursday) in Graine Hall at 8pm. Please note change of date. Discussion on proposed Summer Trip will take place.

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.

Urlingford Library - Had a brilliant children’s Easter Colouring Competition. Everyone had great fun colouring in Easter eggs, bunnies and lamb pictures which we displayed in the Children’s Room. It was a riot of colour!! The winners are: Lucy Pollard. Billy Campion, John Mullally, Sarah Phelan, Ellen Wall and Niamh Campion. Congratulations to our lucky winners. Urlingford Library would love to set up a weekly sewing and knitting spot in the library. If you are anyway crafty at all we would love to meet you. Join with other like-minded crafters. You certainly will enjoy it and who knows, you might even learn something new. Contact Anna at (056) 77 94182. We have a fantastic site on our computers for school projects. Get an “A” for your project with help from Britannica. Information, pictures,videos and games all available at your fingertips.

Kilkenny Age Friendly - County programme is available to provide “Ageing with Confidence” in your area. The 8 weeks workshop is a personal development programme designed to help people over 55 explore their ageing process. The programme is run by two trained facilitators and looks at all aspects of ageing including physical, emotional and intellectual. The workshop is free of charge and is usually run at local community/parish centres. Enquires welcome from community centres/individuals and groups. If you are interested in attending or holding a workshop please contact Moira in the Age Friendly office on (056) 7772787 for further details or email agefriendlycounty@gmail.com.

Tea Party - Anna Danielle’s are hosting an Alzheimer’s Tea Party on Thursday, May 9, please 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. There are 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.

Mill Family Resource Centre - Co. Kilkenny VEC Adult Education Centre 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. Register online at: kilkennyvecadulteducation.eventbrite.com or contact Mill Family Resource Centre on (056) 8838466 for advice and support with your registration.

The Centre would like to say a big thank you to all who helped and took part in our race night. To all the sponsors, everyone who donated spot prizes, the card sellers and of course to all who were there on the night and made it such a great success.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society - Monthly meeting will be held this Friday in Urlingford Church Sacristy at 7.45pm.

Church Gate Collection - In aid of ‘The Irish Epilepsy Association’ will take place outside Urlingford Church on Saturday and Sunday next, May 4 and 5. All donations would be greatly appreciated.

Adult Faith Development - Ossory Faith Fest 2013. Celebrating Faith in Ossory, May 10th-12th, 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 5 or more parishes can apply for a Certificate of Pilgrimage which the Faith Development group will issue.

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

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.

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

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. 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.