Folk group meets every Monday night in the sacristy meeting room at 8.30 pm. All members are asked to attend. New members welcome.


Are you ready to party yourself into shape? Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. Ditch the workout and join the party in Ballingarry Community Hall every Wed from 8.30pm to 9.30pm, where fitness really meets fun! E8, for further details please contact Cathriona on 087 3261989.


Hip Hop Dance classes will commence in Ballingarry Community Centre at 11 am on Saturday, February 4, all kids of all age groups welcome. Classes are for boys and girls. The cost will be €5 per class. For further information contact 087-2444819.


Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2012 16th-21st June 5 nights Fully Inclusive Price €687. 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.


Juvenile membership costs €E10 per child. Any family with three or more - maximum cost €E30. We will be holding a table quiz shortly for adults and juveniles. Details will follow next week so get your thinking caps on and please support!


Second edition of Wally Mackey’s photographic mining archive DVD is currently on sale for €E10, with all donations going to the Old School Restoration Fund. Slieveardagh CITE, Slieveradagh Heritage Centre, Killenaule, MFRC, Glengoole, and “Jimmy’s”, Ballingarry.


Catholic Schools Week 2012 at Presentation Secondary Ballingarry from January 29 to February 4. The purpose of the week is to highlight and celebrate the wonderful contribution that Catholic schools make to our local communities and society in general. This year’s theme is Catholic Schools: Christ’s Living Body Active in our World. Our school is joining in the celebrations by: Welcoming our visitors from our sister school in Chennai India. Uniting in prayer each day with the students of the primary schools in our parish. Creating a sacred space within our school.

Daily reflections on a different theme. Daily reflection on the saint of the day. Cross-curricular links. Welcoming the grandparents of our first and second year students to the school to celebrate Grandparents Day, on Friday, February 3. 


Urlingford Library is open all day most days. Lots of new stock available to borrow. The Library is available for Art & Craft displays & Class visits. Tel: 056779418


Adult Set Dancing Classes take place in the School on Monday nights from 8.30pm to 10pm.

Teenage classes will commence in a few weeks time. Step dancing continues in the School on Friday nights from 5pm to 6.15pm. A challenging card game of 25’s and 31’s continues on Friday nights from 8-11pm. Contact with the school is by email: or dropping in on Thurday for 11am to 1pm.