Deputy Mattie McGrath is holding a public meeting in relation to concerns raised about the future of small schools on this Thursday night, February 16, at 8.15pm in Cahir House Hotel, Cahir. Ms. Breda Fitzgerald, Principal Newtown NS will address the meeting.


Sincere thanks to all who supported the recent church collection especially during these tough times.  It realised €E383. Buíochas to all.


The pupils from fourth to sixth classes took part in the Peace Proms in the Hub in Kilkenny ton Saturday, February 11. They were one of only three Tipperary schools involved. They were singing a variety of songs and were accompanied by the Cross Border Orchestra Of Ireland. It was a unique and wonderful experience for them.

Congratulations to all our pupils who took part in the Scór na bPáisti competition held recently. They went on to represent our parish very well at the south final held in Clonmel. There they all acquitted themselves very well. The novelty act and set groups won and were to contest the Co. Tipperary final on Sunday at 2.30pm in Cashel.


Table Quiz

Ballingarry Juvenile GAA will hold a family table quiz on Saturday, February 25, at 8pm in the Community Hall. This will be a great social occasion for all the family to enjoy to kick start the season. Complimentary tea / coffee available and there will be plenty of prizes and a raffle on the night. 

Children - table of four E12 per table. Adults - (including secondary school kids) table of four E20 per table. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Scór na bPáistí

The Scór na bPáistí club rounds were held recently and the following represented the parish at the Scór South Tipperary Final in Clonmel: Solo Singing - Ellen Fitzgearld; Music - Katie Ryan and Therese Ryan; Recitation - Katie Ryan; Question Time - Pádraig Maher, Lorcan Troy and Eoghan Pollard; Novelty Act - Katie Ryan, Eoghan Pollard, Dj Lyons, Anthony Ryan, Clodagh Vaughan, Olga O’ Meara, Therese Ryan and Michaela Kerwick; Set Dance - Clodagh Vaughan, Gemma Blackmore, Michaela Kerwick, Olga O’ Meara, Ciara Fitzgearld, Therese Ryan, Aoife Doheny and Katie Ryan. On the night, the novelty act and set dance groups won through to the county final while the question time team and Ellen Fitzgearld both came second. Congratulations and well done to all.


Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2012, June June 16 to 21, five nights Fully Inclusive price €E687. Booking forms available now for the Pilgrim Section from: Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot St., Dublin 2. Tel: 012410811 or 012410810. Pilgrimage Director: Rev. Thomas Hearne, Bohergar, Brittas, Co. Limerick. Tel: 061352223. Application forms available for Invalid Section from 14th February. Enquiries for Special Invalid Section to: Rev. Tomás O’ Connell, Cathedral Presbytery, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Tel: 050428829 (from 14th February). Enquiries for Youth Section to Rev. Pat Coffey. Tel: 061380247.


Urlingford Library is open all day most days. Lots of new stock available to borrow. The library is available for art and craft displays and class visits. Tel: 056779418. Newsletter deadline: 8pm Wed: E-mail all items for February: