Sympathy - Sincere sympathy goes to Pat Peters, Assumption Place, Urlingford, on the recent death of his sister Mary Purcell, Cascade St, Rathdowney. Interment took place in Bealady Cemetery, Rathdowney.

Sympathy - Sincere sympathy goes to Pat Peters, Assumption Place, Urlingford, on the recent death of his sister Mary Purcell, Cascade St, Rathdowney. Interment took place in Bealady Cemetery, Rathdowney.

Official Opening - The Mill Family Resource Centre are having their Official Opening on this Thursday, June 21 at 3pm by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald. All are very welcome to come along.

Collection - The June collection to support the Priest’s of the Parish is now due. Envelopes are now available in the church porch. Please bring one to your neighbour who may attend Mass elsewhere. A word of thanks to all for their generosity.

Buster Draw - The Mill Family Resource Centre and Urlingford National School are running a Buster Draw Greyhound Race on Wednesday, June 27th, result of the draw will be on the finishing position of race 6 in Kilkenny Greyhound Track that night. Anyone interested in buying tickets can buy them at The Mill Family Resource Centre or Urlingford National School.

Zumba Fitness - Ditch the Workout and join the Party! One hour of fun and fitness every Tuesday evening at 6.45 p.m and Thursday morning at 10.30 a.m. in the local Hall. All welcome, contact Sarah (087) 7460707 for all information.

Urlingford Library - Open all day most days. Urlingford Library is taking names for the next free 7 week beginner’s computer course in internet skills. This is a computer course that will show you how to book a flight or a hotel and learn how to look up websites. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn new skills at the touch of a button! Urlingford Library is hosting a display titled “A Beautiful Name”, gorgeous framed and unframed prints letting you know what your name stands for. All for sale and beautifully presented.

Household Charge - An important reminder from Kilkenny Local Authorities, For those that have not already paid, the Household Charge is now due for payment. Please register and pay online at www.householdcharge.ie or at the Kilkenny County Council offices in County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny.

Tidy Towns - The Tidy Town Committee would like to thank all those who helped in the clean-up on Wednesday night last and also those who tidied up in the hurling field area. A special thanks to the residents of St. Joseph’s Tce., who displayed great community spirit in their area ‘well done’. We will have another clean-up tonight (Wednesday) at 7.30 p.m. meeting at the Old School, Urlingford.

Knock Summer Festival - Knock Summer Festival is taking place on July 28th. It is a free event for all people between the ages of 17 and 30 years. This day will be full of talks, workshops, music, prayer and reflection. For more information check out www.knockshrine.ie/youthfestival, or call (087) 6927850. Find us on Facebook: Knock Summer Festival.

Certificate in Theological Studies - This course aims to provide general Theological Education and formation in the main aspects of faith aimed at those who are interested in lay involvement and leadership roles at parish and diocesan level. The course duration is 100hrs part-time for over one academic year from September 2012 to May 2013. For application forms and further information contact Mr. Declan Murphy, Course Director, St. Kieran’s College, email Declan Murphy@ossory.ie or from www.stkierans.ie or www.ossory.ie. Closing date for applications is August 24th. Fee E400.

Cemetery Mass - People are invited to the Hall for refreshments after the cemetery Mass in Graine on Friday, June 22nd. This will be our final opportunity to use the hall for development work taking place.

Cemetery Masses - The following arrangements have been made for our cemetery Masses: Killahy, Thursday, June 21st at 7 p.m. Graine, Friday, June 22nd at 7 p.m. Tubrid, Friday, June 29th at 7 p.m. The Mill Cemetery, Friday, July 6th at 7 p.m. Johnstown, Tuesday, July 17th at 7.30 p.m.

Corpus Christi Procession - The Diocesan Corpus Christi Procession will take place on Sunday, June 24th. The Procession will begin at St. John’s Church, Dublin Road, Kilkenny at 2.30 p.m. and will proceed through the city to St. Mary’s Cathedral to arrive approximately one hour later. People are asked to gather at St John’s at 2.15 p.m .on the day.

Whist Results - Results of the Whist Drive held in St. Mary’s Hall, Johnstown on Friday, June 8th. Top score Patricia Delaney, Bernie Ryall, Bridie Medcalf, Lisa Dunne, Alison Caldbeck, Marie McCarthy, Adam Caldbeck, John McGinley, Bat O’Dea, Michael Muldowney, Bill Cuddihy, Christie Toughey, Mary Orr, Gearoid Dunne, Emma Caldbeck, Katie Coghlan. Lucky numbers: Eileen Maher, Kitty Butler. (raffle) Kitty Butler, Maire McCarthy, Emma Caldbeck, Mary Doheny, Bridget Walsh, Joan Loughman, Katie Coghlan, Rose Corcoran. Next whist in St. Mary’s Hall is on Friday, July 13th.

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 Grace and we will do our best to include them. Please note, the deadline is Sunday evening of each week.