Around Portarlington Way
BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE
The Irish Blood Transfusion service will be at the Community Centre on Tuesday February 6 from 4.30-8pm. Please put this date in your diary.
COMMUNITY TEXT ALERT
Community Text Alerts is now up and running in Portarlington & Killenard. Forms to sign up to the scheme are available in the Loveport office in the Community Centre or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Ph Love Port office @ 085-8568801 for more information.
MONDAY NIGHT DANCING
Dancing in Aid of Portarlington St Vincent de Paul continues every Monday night in the Gandon Inn Hotel & Restaurant. Monday night dancing on February 5- with the Kelly Family. Admission €7. Dancing 9.30pm to 12. A great night assured.
This fabulous night of the year is fast approaching. The glitz and glamour night is on February 23 in the Heritage Hotel, Killenard. Proceeds are in aid of Portarlington Senior Citizens. To book your ticket or a table of friends, please contact: Marie @ 087-7589896 / Colette @ 086-2654277 / Maria@ 086-3058181. A great night is guaranteed!
Bingo will continue in Portarlington GAA Centre every Tuesday night at 8.30pm. Over €2,000 in prize money.
PORTARLINGTON CONCERT BAND MEETING
The Concert Band for boys & girls aged 9 years and upwards is back up and running for the New Year. Instruments offered are: Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Euphonium & Percussion. If you would like your child to learn an instrument in the New Year please contact Pat Donegan on 083-8510428.
Monday nights lights in association with Operation Transformation has starting and will continue every Monday night for 6 weeks from 7-9pm at the Portarlington GAA Centre.
The Floodlights will be turned on and everyone is free to attend where you can run & walk in a safe & secure environment. For club members & non-club members. Families & children are all welcome.
Deepest Sympathy to Moira Shortall & family Station Rd on the death of her brother Nevin (Edward) Breen, Galway & formerly Dr Murphy Place Portlaoise who passed away on Friday January 19. Nevin was predeceased by his loving wife Magdalen (nee Tierney) & he will be sadly missed by his sons Thomas & Eamonn, daughter Maria, brothers Liam & Tom, sisters Moira, Barbara, Vera & Concepta, his 5 grandchildren, extended family & many friends. Requiem Mass took place at the Augustinian Church Galway, with burial after in Rahoon cemetery. May Nevin rest in Peace.
Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from August 8 to 15. This includes 7 nights full board in the Hotel Solitude. Price €799 per person sharing. For booking contact Marie on 087 7589896 or Vera on 087 9311813, or any Committee members.
Portarlington Happy Hearts/ Active Retirement Club invite new members, age over 55 years to join their club. The club meet every Thursday from 2-4pm in the Community Centre.
For more information call Barbara on 086-1999405.
Arlington AFC U14 girls squad has space for new players. Training every Wednesday, 6-7pm in the Portarlington Community Centre. Seasoned players and those with a desire to learn a new skill are welcome.
PORTARLINGTON GROW GROUP
GROW Community Mental Health Movement support group meets every Thursday at 7.30pm in the Jobs Club, Oriel House, Upper Main Street, Portarlington. If you are lonely, isolated or suffering from stress why not come learn a practical psychology of mental health. Contact Michelle at 086 418 3805. Visit www.grow.ie. GROW Promoting Positive Mental Health.