Latest Laois News: Out and about in Portarlington
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This is a local cause for people in towns and villages in the County Laois. Many in low paid incomes or where a life circumstance has radically changed income. Last year it was such a joy to see that assistance left the Committee and reached those who needed it.
Yes the children receive joy and happy memories. The family receive relief from another expense, or are able to concentrate on paying for something else to keep their home and their family moving forward. This is about mental health, community, coming together at a time which is joyful and helping each other.
We work with people with their finger on the pulse, people who know who might be receiving this or that and those who don’t. We look for those who don’t. Santa’s Helpers has got off to a good start with some larger off line donations which we are so grateful for. It takes a lot of money to get the job done.
Every year donations of €5, €10, €20, €50 by multiple people has gotten the job done. 500 × €20 donations would give €10,000 to Santa to distribute assistance via toys at Christmas. Also if you can help with fundraising let us know. https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/santashelpers2022
Portarlington Cub Scouts (9-12 year olds) are restarting. Spaces are limited. Contact 087 3879554 for more information.
Coding for Children- November 19 at 11am. Coding workshop for children aged 10-12yrs old. Free event but places are limited so booking essential. To book call 057 8643751 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Portarlington Active Retirement Club takes place every Thursday from 1.45pm to 3.45pm at the Portarlington Community Centre. New members welcome.
O’Dempsey’s GFC Dinner Dance takes place on Friday November 25 in the Heritage Hotel Killenard. Tickets €50. Music on the night by Damien Bowe & Co. For more information or tickets please text Síle on 0857704463.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Kathleen Mooney, Mount Merrion, Dublin & late of Main St Portarlington, who passed away on Tuesday November 1. Kathleen was predeceased by her parents James & Margaret, sisters Mary Frances, Siddy, her twin sister Peggy & Patty (Sr Laurence), brothers John & Michael (drapery). She will be sadly missed by her brother Gerry, nieces Jennifer, Rosaleen, & Gillian, nephews Marcellino, Eugene, Jim & Noel, extended family & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Friday November 4 at St Laurence O’Toole Church Kilmacud, with burial after in Glasnevin Cemetery. May Kathleen’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Jenny Turner, Kilkeeran & formerly Garryhinch who passed away suddenly on Sunday November 6. Jenny was predeceased by her loving husband Peter. She will be sadly missed by her devoted family, son Jason, daughter in law Bernie, grandsons Daniel & Ciaran & granddaughter Nicole, daughter Joanne, John and Jessica, sister Sylvia and Tony and family, brother Bob and Shirley and family, brother-in-law Jim, Sandra and family in Wales, the King family in England, extended family, neighbours and friends. Service took place on Thursday November 11 at Cloneyhurke Church, Garryhinch Cross. Funeral took place to Newlands Cross Crematorium. May Jenny’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
The Annual Mass for all who died in the Parish in the past year will be celebrated on Friday November 18 at St Michael’s Church at 7.30pm. The Mass will also be streamed on the Webcam. The Annual Mass for all who died in the Emo parish will take place on Saturday November 19 at St Paul’s Church, Emo at 7.30pm.
The Parish Office is located at the Parochial House, Patrick Street, Portarlington & and serves parishes of Portarlington, Killenaed, Rath and Emo. Opening Hours– Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 1.30 pm. Parish Staff, Eileen Ryan & Rosemary Whelan. Tel: 057- 864 3004.
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.
PORT GAA NEWS
LOTTO-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Tuesday night. This week’s Jackpot is €13,200. Tickets can be bought from club members or online via www.play.clubforce.com.
Lotto results for November 7. Numbers drawn were 5-29-22-26. No Jackpot winner. €50 each to Madeline Brady, PLSC, Frances Maher, Anthony Slevin & James Lawrence. Promoter prize-Liam O’Connor. Next week’s Jackpot-€3,200.