Around Portarlington Way
The Portarlington Social Services/Meals on Wheels would like to thank all who helped during the bad weather. To the ladies in the kitchen, the people who delivered meals & to all those who offered to help. We were so sorry to have to cancel meals on Thursday 1 March, but conditions were bad & we could not risk sending people out on the roads. We are really grateful to everyone.
PCDA SAY THANKS
The Portarlington Community Development Association (PCDA) would like to thank everyone who supported their fundraiser Table Quiz last Friday night. Thanks to all the great participants, the people who helped on the night, the Hawthorn Bar for hosting the event. To all who so generously donated spot prizes for the raffle. Work is ongoing at the Derryounce walks & lakes. Funding is vital for to make this beautiful facility a success.
DERRYOUNCE-Check out this wonderful facility on our doorstep. This has been one of the biggest projects undertaken by the Portarlington Community Development Assoc (PCDA).
Check out Derryounce Experience Facebook page and see all the wonderful photos captured by locals who walk here regularly.
PORTARLINGTON CONCERT BAND
The Portarlington Concert Band are keen to increase their numbers for boys & girls aged 9 years & upwards. Classes take place every Thursday between 4.30 & 6.30pm. Instruments offered are: Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone & Percussion. If you would like your child to learn an instrument please contact Pat Donegan on 083-8510428.
Bingo continues every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in the Port GAA Centre. Prize money given out each week is over €2,200
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 March 19- with dancing to Brian McDermott. Admission €8. Dancing 9.30pm to 12. A great night assured.
SALE SALE SALE
Sale on in the St Vincent de Paul shop, Main St. Includes clothes, household items & lots more. Also raffle tickets on sale for €1. Raffle ongoing for lots of hampers for St Patrick’s weekend and Easter.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TO HELP OUT. BOTH MALE AND FEMALE. PLEASE CALL IN TO THE SHOP AND SPEAK TO THE MANAGER IF YOU CAN SPARE A FEW HOURS A WEEK.
Deepest Sympathy to Mick Fullam Droughill & his family on the recent death of his Mother Maureen Fullam (nee Geoghegan), Monasterevin & Rathangan who passed away on February 25. Predeceased by her husband Jack & daughters Caroline & Louise. Maureen will be sadly missed by her sons John, Larry & Michael, daughters Ann & Bernadette, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place in the Church of the Assumption Rathangan, with burial after in St Patrick’s Cemetery Rathangan. May Maureen rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Philomena Feehan (nee Hennessey) Church View who passed away on March 5. Phil was predeceased by her loving husband Joe (the Derries Rahan, Co. Offaly). She will be sadly missed by her daughter Marie & her husband Oz, son Gerard & his partner Leslie, her extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place in St Michael’s Church on Wednesday March 7, with burial after to St Michael’s Cemetery. May Philomena’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Frank Kenny Shannon, Co. Clare & formerly Kilmalogue. Frank will be sadly missed by his wife Mary, daughter Michelle, sister Mary (Heneghan), brothers John & William, his extended family & friends. Funeral Mass took pace on March 8 in St. John & Paul’s Church Shannon, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery Portarlington. May Frank rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Brian Kelly, Rathmiles who passed away on Tuesday March 6. Brian will be sadly missed by his loving wife Therese, sons Mark, Greg, Liam & Rory, daughters Clare, Sharon & Sandra, sisters Elizabeth & Madeline, grandchildren, great-grandchild, extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Thursday February 8 in St John’s Church Killenard, with funeral after to Newlands Cross Crematorium. May Brian rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Tom (Nesh) Shortall, St Brigid’s Sq who passed away on Wednesday February 7. Tom will be sadly missed by his loving wife Nancy, daughters Jackie, Elaine & Trish, brothers Sean & Noel, sister Mary, his adored grandchildren Tara, Cormac, Padraig, Ciaran, Oisin, Aine & Odhran, sons in law, his extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Friday February 9 in St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Tom rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Tom Naughton, Foxcroft Avenue & formerly Westmeath/Wicklow who passed away on Wednesday February 7. Tom was former station master at Portarligton railway Station. Predeceased by his loving wife Frances, he will be sadly missed by his daughters Fran, Una & Angela, sons Martin, Brian & Tom, grandchildren, his extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Saturday February 10, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Tom rest in Peace.
CREDIT UNION CASH DRAW
Congratulations to all the winners of our cash draw on February 17. The following were the lucky winners. €10,000- Robert Doyle. €2,000- Paul Ward. €2,000- Robert Gallagher. €1,000 each-John Connolly & Demin Chen. €500 each- Deirdre Kavanagh, Anthony Quinn, Helen McMahon & Geraldine Joyce.
Every Monday night in the Portarlington Community Centre. Children 8-9pm. Adults 8-10pm. Contact Mick on 087 – 7609232 for more information.