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CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA 2017
The 4th Annual Christmas Extravaganza takes place on Sunday December 17 at 8pm in the Heritage Hotel, Killenard. Mulled wine reception from 7pm. Tickets €10 available from the Love Port Office in the Community Centre & also from Lillian Shield, Margaret Guijt Lawlor, Julia Leavy and Ann Bourke Dunne.
This year’s proceeds go to the Amber Well Being Committee, Coláiste Íosagáin
Well done to Terri Kenny Murphy who presented a cheque for €2,506 to Oak House Resource Centre. Terri would like to thank everyone who sponsored her for her recent Parachute jump.
Terri did the jump in memory of her beloved brother Noel Kenny who passed away in February 2016. She wanted to give something back to all Noel’s friends in Oak House so they could do something special that they will enjoy.
Terries Dad Jack Kenny has always been a great support to Oak House over the years.
Well done again Terri.
PORTARLINGTON LIBRARY ACTIVITIES
Times and dates as follows-Christmas Crafts: We are now taking bookings for our children’s Christmas Crafts sessions. For more information and to book a place drop into the library or call 057 8643751.
Junior Book Club-Ages: 9-12year olds on the 2nd Wednesday of the Month from 4:30pm-5pm. New Members always welcome.
General Fiction Book Club (Adult) on the 1st Wednesday of the Month from 6pm– 7pm.
New members always welcome.
Knitting Group on every Friday morning from 10:30am-12:30pm. New members always welcome.
Bingo continues in the Portarlington GAA Centre every Tuesday night at 8.30pm. Over €2,000 in prize money.
Portarlington Christmas Carollers will perform in St Michael’s Church on Sunday December 17 @ 4pm. Suitable for adults & children. No admission fee.
LEA CASTLE AGM
The AGM of the Lea Castle Committee is on Monday December 11 in Portarlington Library at 8pm. All are welcome.
PORTARLINGTON CONCERT BAND MEETING
The Concert Band for boys & girls aged 9 years and upwards has been running for the past 2 months. Instruments offered are: Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Euphonium & Percussion. Students and parents who would like further details contact Pat Donegan on 083-8510428.
MONDAY NIGHT DANCING
Dancing in Aid of Portarlington St Vincent de Paul every Monday night in the Gandon Inn Hotel & Restaurant. Monday night dancing on December 11- music by Checkers. Admission €7. Dancing 9.30pm to 12. A great night assured.
Enrolment forms for Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Eoin, Killenard for School year 2018/2019 are available from the school reception from Monday January 8, 2018. Closing date for application is Friday January 26, 2018 at 5pm.
LAOIS PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
The next meeting of Laois Public Participation Network’s Disability Special Interest Group will take place on Tuesday December 12 at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre, Portlaoise (Maryborough room). Further information available from Pamela Tynan at 057 8665661 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PARENT & CHILD
Portarlington Parent & Child Group meets every Thursday at the Portarlington Community Centre from 10.30am – 12.30pm. Contact 087 162 6417 for more information.