Juvenile G.A.A.

Juvenile G.A.A.

Emeralds Juvenile G.A.A. Club are having a Monster Raffle for much needed funds. The prizes are two pairs of much sought-after Bruce Springsteen tickets at Nowlan Park on July 27th. Tickets can be purchased at local outlets or any committee member. Draw takes place at Doyle’s Bar on Friday, July 19th at 10.30pm. To mark the year of The Gathering, Doyles Bar, Urlingford present an open Trad Session each Friday night. Musicians, singers and storytellers are welcome to join in. Watch this space for our upcoming open-air sessions. For more information call Michael at (086) 2206035.


Great preparation is underway for the Ossory Agricultural Show Society Co. Ltd, annual show affiliated to ISA and IPS on Sunday, July 28th at the showgrounds on Mountrath/Rathdowney Road. Now in its 115th year and with so much to offer for a great family day out they are over two hundred and eighty classes. No doubt it will be a great success this year again.

Parks Tennis

Will hold a tennis camp on courts in Colaiste Mhuire, Johnstown, week of July 29th for 6-9 year olds and 10-14 year olds.

Graveyard Mass

Johnstown Cemetery, Tuesday, July 16th at 7.30pm.

Gathering Weekend

Urlingford August 16th to 18th. Graveyard Masses, Graine Cemetery Friday, August 16th at 7.30pm; Mill Cemetery, Saturday, August 17th at 7pm. There will be refreshments served following both Masses in the respective halls. There will also be a photographic display in both halls. As the proposed publication of the history of Urlingford will not be ready it is hoped to have some promotional material ready for distribution and perhaps a few words from the author. On this weekend we also hope to host an U/12 hurling tournament, field day and hopefully a re-enactment of a Fair Day. We’re also looking at the possibility of holding a fun walk along the Islands walk route. More details to follow.

Community Alert

To date we have 350 families joined up as members of our local Community Alert Organisation. At present all the mobile numbers are now downloaded on a spread sheet so that they may be used by our committee and by an Garda Siochána. A decision is now eagerly awaited from the Garda Commissioner on how best to advance this initiative nationwide. We expect this decision to be known shortly. In the meantime watch out for cars /vans acting suspiciously in our vicinity. We encourage you to note the vehicle number, colour, make and number of persons in it. Please phone this information to our local Garda office (056) 8831133 or (086) 8580628. The contact number for our 24 hour manned Garda Office is Kilkenny Station (056) 7775000. During the Summer months we encourage households to install alarms, improve locks on doors and farm gates and if possible put in CCTV cameras.