Around Portarlington Way
PCDA FUNDRAISING TABLE QUIZ
The Portarlington Community Development Association/ Love Port office are holding a fundraising Table Quiz in the Hawthorn Bar Portarlington on Friday March 9 @ 8.30pm. All monies raised on the night will go towards the support of our ongoing local projects. The biggest project at the moment is the Derryounce walks & lakes.
Please come out and support us on the night. Cost- €40 per table with 4 to a table.
If you need to book a table PM the Love port facebook page or call Nikki on 085 8568801.
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 26- with dancing to Unity. Admission €8. Dancing 9.30pm to 12. A great night assured.
The Social Services bingo has returned. In the Centre Link Rd. It will continue every Wednesday night at 8.30pm. Looking forward to seeing all our regular bingo players & we welcome new players to join us.
ANNUAL CHARITY EVENT
St. Michaels Athletic Club are holding the Heritage 5K run on Sunday March 4 at the Heritage Killenard at 11 am. Register from 9.30 am at the Health centre. Race Entry €10. Charity Event in aid of Portarlington Senior Citizens.
Gracefield GAA are holding a fundraising Table Quiz on Saturday March 3 at 9pm in the Hawthorn Bar. Table of 4 is €40. Come along for a great night of fun.
Deepest Sympathy to Teresa Bolton & family Blackhall on the death of her sister Helen Mulrennan (nee Dunne), Ballymooney, Geashill who passed away on February 6. Predeceased by her son Paul. Helen will be sadly missed by her loving husband Michael, daughter Maria, sisters Annie & Teresa, grandchildren, her extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on February 8 in St Mary’s Church Raheen, with burial after in the adjoining Cemetery. May Helen rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Robina (Robin) Moody, Irishtown Mountmellick & Clonbullogue who passed away on February 10. Predeceased by her parents William & Pearl, and brother Trevor. Robin will be sadly missed by her sisters Hilda, Irene, Susan & Yvonne, brothers Albert & Billy, her extended family & friends. Robin was well known for her great smile & wonderful friendliness when she worked at Goodwins drapery Portarlington. Service took place on February 14 at St Paul’s Church Mountmellick, with burial after in St Kevin’s graveyard Clonbullogue. May Robina rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the Dunne family Cushina on the death of their sister Betty Deffew (nee Dunne), Emmet Tce Mountmellick & formerly Cushina who passed away on February 9. Betty will be sadly missed by her loving husband Andy, daughter Edith, son Ken, grandson Billy, her uncle John Dillon, Cushina, extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on February 13 at St Joseph’s Church, with burial after in St Joseph’s cemetery. May Betty rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of William (Bill) Murray, Ballymorris Manor & formerly Ballickmoyler who passed away on February 9. Bill will be sadly missed by his sister Stella Hovenden, Ballylinan, brother Andy, Artane Dublin, his extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place on February 11 in St Michael’s Church, with burial after in the new Cemetery Emo. May Bill rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to Liz Broughan (nee Keenan) & her family St Joseph’s Tce on the death of her brother Donal Keenan, Manor Road Mountmellick. Donal was predeceased by his parents Flor & Liz & brother Ned. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Cheryl, son Daniel, daughters Samantha & Elizabeth, grandchildren Darren & Tadhg, brothers, sisters, extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on February 9 in St Joseph’s Church, with burial after in St Joseph’s Cemetery. May Donal rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Lillian Bentley (nee Ridgeway), the Rock Mountmellick who passed away on Thursday February 15. Lillian was predeceased by her husband Noel & infant son George. She will be sadly missed by her daughters Caroline & Ann Marie, son Noel jnr, brothers Ronnie & Ivor, sister Ann Tinkler, Canal road Portarlington, grandchildren, her extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place in St Joseph’s Church, with burial after in St Joseph’s cemetery. May Lillian rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Richard (Dick) Slevin, the Cottage & late of Mount Henry Killenard who passed away on February 14. Dick was predeceased by his loving wife Lilly. He will be sadly missed by his sons Christy, Richard & Dan, daughters Nuala & Deirdre, grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. Also his club mates at O’Dempsey’s GAA. Requiem Mass took place on Friday February 16 in St John’s Church Killenard, with burial in the adjoining Cemetery. May Dick rest in Peace.
Laois Public Participation Network are holding a Funding & Resources Event for all Community Groups in Laois, on February 27 from 5.30 – 8.00pm in Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise. This will be an exhibition style event with different organisations providing information on grants/funding opportunities, training, insurance, advertising.
Workshops on how to complete a successful grant application and fundraising ideas will also take place. To book your place in the workshop or for further information please contact Pamela Tynan, Laois PPN on 057- 8665661, find LPPN on Facebook or visit their website here.