Latest Laois News: All Around Portarlington Way
Latest news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington
Derryounce Experience are hosting a fundraiser in the Dunamaise Theatre on Thursday September 29. A movie filmed by George Mathews in the 1920’s capturing the time, including recordings made in Portarlington & Dublin will be shown. Just the 2nd time the film will be shown. This is a wonderful opportunity to go back 100 years whilst supporting a fantastic local amenity.
SOCIAL SERVICES BINGO
The senior citizens Bingo has resumed & will continue every Wednesday night at 8.30pm in the Social Services Centre, Link Road. With tea & biscuits & chat after.
Portarlington Social Services/Meals on Wheels are celebrating 50 years of serving the people of Portarlington & surrounding areas. We will celebrate with a Ecumenical Service & Blessing on Friday October 7 at 7pm in the Social Services Centre, Link Road. All people who had any association with the Service from the beginning to the present day are welcome to attend.
Portarlington Active Retirement Club has resumed after the Summer break, every Thursday from 1.45pm to 3.45pm at the Portarlington Community Centre. New members welcome.
Would you be interested in volunteering with Parents First for 1 – 2 hours each week?
We are looking for parents or grandparents to pass on their valuable knowledge and experience in bringing up children. Please phone Dolores or Attracta on 057 9322996 or 086 1959221.
THE NEWELL CHOIR
The Newell Choir (working title) commencing on Thursday September 22 at the Social Services Centre, Link Road, Portarlington. Every Thursday from 7.30pm – 9pm. More than just choral training, members receive instruction in breath control, vocal technique and voice projection from a specialist singing teacher with professional performance experience. Subscription fee of €100 per term covers-Sheet Music, Part Recordings & Venue Rental. Previous choral experience or the ability to read music is not a requirement. Enquires to Patricia & Edward at 057 8623152 or Just Show Up on the night.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Mary Ellen (Ina) Wisely (nee Hanlon), Rosenallis & formerly Gracefield Portarlington who passed away on Thursday September 8. Ina will be sadly missed by her loving husband Sean, son John, grandchildren Sinead, Aoife & Sean, brother Donal Hanlon, Gracefield, daughter in law Mary, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Wednesday September 14 at St Brigid’s Church Rosenallis, with burial after in St Brigid’s Cemetery. May Brigid’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Joe Shortall, Birmingham & late of St Michael’s Park, who passed away on Thursday September 8 in Birmingham. Joe was predeceased by his parents Ned & Maisie Shortall, brothers Dessie & Eamon & sister Phyllis. Joe will be sadly missed by his loving wife Sis, son Eamonn, daughters Jacqueline & Hayley, sisters Bernie (Roycroft), Marie, Carmel & Jean, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family & friends. May Joe rest in Peace. Funeral arrangements later.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Derek Adcock, Patrick St, who passed away on Thursday September 8. Derek will be sadly missed by his neighbours & friends. Service took place on Wednesday September 14 at St Paul’s Church Portarlington, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Derek rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Tom O’Shea, Arlington Estate who passed away on Thursday September 15 at Oakdale Nursing Home. Late of E.S.B. Tom will be sadly missed by his devoted wife Dolores, daughter Eileen & Dolores, sons Thomas & Joseph, his 10 grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Saturday September 17 at St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Tom rest in Peace.
PORT GAA NEWS
LOTTO-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Tuesday night. This week’s jackpot is €11.600. Tickets can be bought from club members or online via www.play.clubforce.com.
Bingo at Port GAA Centre every Tuesday night at 8pm. Over €3,000 in prize money to be won. Port GAA Clubs brand new website is now live…www.portarlingtongaa.ie.
Lotto results for Sept 5. Numbers drawn were 2-11-5-7. Jackpot winner of €4,600 won by Ollie Darby & James Grehan. Seller Paddy Mulligan. €50 each to Tiggy Murphy, Gavin Dunne, Clodagh Noval, Mary Foster & Caroline Kirwan. Promoter prize-Joe McAteer. Next week’s Jackpot-€2,000.
O’DEMPSEY’S GFC WALKERS
O’Dempseys GFC Walking Group will meet every Monday & Wednesday nights at 8pm at the Killenard Community Centre. If you would like to attend or want further information, please message Síle on 0857704463.
We normally do a 5km route around the village, but people are welcome to come along and do a longer or shorter route, and take it at their own pace.