Around Portarlington Way
Portarlington St Patrick’s Day Parade Committee Urgently seeking volunteers to help with the running of next year’s parade. Please come to our emergency meeting on November 22 in the Anvil Inn at 8pm. If we don’t recruit new members there will be no 2018 Parade. Even if you can spare an hour or two we would be delighted to see you. Contact 087 2638140 if you can’t attend but would like to help.
CHRISTMAS MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA
The 4th Annual Christmas Extravaganza takes place on Sunday December 17 at 8pm in the Heritage Hotel Killenard. Mulled wine reception from 7pm.
Tickets now available at €10 from the Love Port office in the Community Centre. Also from Julia Leavy, Margaret Guijt Lawlor, Lillian Shiels & Ann Bourke Dunne. Proceeds this year to the Amber Wellbeing Committee in Colaiste Iosagain.
Congratulations to local Portarlington composer Tom Conroy and Sr. Roisin Gannon (who spent 12 years in Mount St. Anne’s, Killenard and is now based in Newfoundland) on the successful completion of a new musical about Nano Nagle, foundress of the Presentation Sisters. The show called “Woman of Welcoming Heart” took almost 4 years to write with the help of playwright Dan E. Hyland and it was launched on November 8 at a meeting in Mount St. Anne’s. It will be available for performance in schools and drama societies worldwide in 2018 to mark the 300-year anniversary of Nano Nagle’s birth.
Social Dance in St Brigid’s Hall Garryhinch on Friday November 17 at 9.30pm. Music by the one and only “Shane Moore”. Admission €10 includes light refreshments.
Bingo continues in Portarlington GAA Centre every Tuesday night at 8.30pm. Over €2,000 in prize money.
CHRISTMAS TREE COMMITTEE
The Committee are carrying out their annual door-to-door collections during the months of October & November. We look forward to your continued support.
EMO VILLAGE MARKET
The market continues every Sunday from 11am to 4pm. Lots of items on sale. Eg-Cakes, Baskets, Knits, Soaps, Chocolates, Wine, Jewellery, Candles and so much more on show. Come and say hello.
MONDAY NIGHT DANCING
Dancing in Aid of Portarlington St Vincent de Paul every Monday night in the Gandon Inn Hotel & Restaurant. Monday November 20- Peter Burke. November 27-Glen Flynn. Admission €7. Dancing 9.30pm to 12. A great night assured.
THE COTTAGE MARKET MOUNTRATH
Christmas Markets on December 2 & 16. Main St Mountrath.
COME & DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
Rathdowney events committee proudly presents Crystal Swing & guests on Saturday
November 18 in Rathdowney Community Centre. Doors open @ 8.30pm. Admission €10.
For further information contact: Aidan on 089-4459528 or Mary on 087-2849268.
PORTARLINGTON LIBRARY ACTIVITIES
Junior Book Club, Ages – 9-12year olds. Date- 2nd Wednesday of the Month. Next meeting on December 13 from 4:30pm-5pm.
General Fiction Book Club (Adult). Date- 1st Wednesday of the Month. Next Meeting on December 6 from 6pm– 7pm.
Knitting Group, Date- Every Friday morning from 10:30am-12:30pm. New members always welcome.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of John Noonan St Joseph’s Tce & formerly Tullamore who passed away on Monday November 6. John will be sadly missed by his devoted wife Sally (nee Hoey), sons Michael & John, daughter Denise, sisters Kathleen & Nellie, grandchildren, his extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place in St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May John rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of May Byrne (nee Bergin) Naas & formerly Main St Portarlington who passed away on Wednesday November 1. May was predeceased by her husband Des and she will be sadly missed by her sons Peter & Myles, daughters- in- law Aisling & Melissa, grandchildren Rachel, Kelsey, Ciara & Andrew, her extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on November 3 in St John the Baptist Church Blackrock Co. Dublin, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. Rest in peace May.
ARLINGTON SOCCER CLUB LOTTO
Results for October 31. Letters W- T- A- F. No winner of Jackpot. €25 to Mary Foy & Pat Finn. Sellers prize Noel Foy. Next Jackpot €7,800. Draw will take place in the Barrow Lodge on November 14.