Around Portarlington Way
The 3rd Annual Christmas Extravaganza takes place in the Heritage Hotel Killenard on Sunday December 13 @ 8pm. Tickets €10 each includes a Mulled wine reception from 7pm. Artists who will perform on the night are St Michael’s Parish Choir under the direction of Dr Larry Fullam, Pianist Edward Newell, singers Patricia Finnegan, Owen Lynch, Tom Cooper, Brendan Lawlor, Phillip Orford, Catriona Cooper & Caoimhe Fitzpatrick, Classical flute players Kimberley Melia & Magali Montero. Tickets can be bought in the Love Port office in the Community Centre or you can contact Ann Dunne @ 087-4116101 or Lillian Shiels @ 087-2213591. Proceeds to Portarlington Meals on Wheels & the Portarlington Community Development Association. A wonderful night is assured.
A public meeting took place last Tuesday November 24th in the Portarlington Social Services Centre. Because of the poor attendance the PCDA/Love Port are still trying to facilitate the setting up of a Portarlington 1916 Commemoration Committee. We are inviting individuals and groups to help form a committee which will agree on proposals on how the town can commemorate the 1916 Centenary. Have any of you connections with the people who died during the Rising? It would be nice to honour them in some way in your own town.
Most towns and some villages in Laois/Offaly already have committees in place. If you are interested and would like to be involved please contact the PCDA/Love Port office on 085-8568801 between 9.30am and 5pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call into our office which is located in the Portarlington Community Centre, Link Road.
Christmas Craft Fair and Farmers Market Emo Village Sunday December 6, 13 & 20. Buy your Christmas trees and browse through our fabulous food and Craft stalls every Sunday 10.30 to 4.30pm Contact Karen @ 087-2638140.
Portarlington Social Services Friday Cuppa takes place on Friday December 4 from 12 Noon – 3pm & every fortnight thereafter. Come along & have lunch & a chat, a sing song or a game of Bingo & get to meet up with friends & meet new people. Further info. Contact Ann (Bourke) Dunne @ 087-4116101.
Congratulations to the following couples who were married over the past few months. Portarlington Parish– Edward Tynan, Clanmalire & Keira McGrath, Clanmalire, John Paul Condron, Carlow & Siobhan Kavanagh, St. Brigid’s Square, Ian Conroy, Congress Tce. & Kayleigh Brodie, Lancashire, Christopher Dobson, Yorkshire & Ciere Nolan, Lea Road, John Fitzpatrick, Mountmellick & Geraldine McGrath, Ballymorris Manor, Peter Dunne, Patrick St. & Xi Feng, China, Terence McInerney, Athy & Elizabeth Cash, Kilnacourt Woods, Sean Gordon, Bogtown & Anita Whelehan, Closelands, Thomas Owens, Ballybrittas & Denise Costello, Clanmalire Crescent, John Doyle, Ballybrittas & Anna Louise McCormack, Lea Road, Adrian O’Connor, Mountrath & Eimear Ward, Derryvilla, Laura Delaney, Ballintogher & Darren Boyle, Fermanagh, David Roycroft, St. Michael’s Pk. & Nicola Murphy, Lough.
Emo Parish— Kevin Conroy, London & Michelle Nerney, Cappakeel, Oliver Norris, Waterford & Katie Bree, Abhann Dubh, Thomas Burke, Ballybrittas & Noelle Hyland, Athy, David McDermott, Blackrock & Melissa Mulhall, New Inn, Emo, Barry Finlay, Lea & Geraldine Lowry, Courtwood. Many years of Happiness to all the couples.
Portarlington Angling Club
Derryounce lakes are now open for the Winter Season. Permits are available from Portarlington Auto Parts. Christmas draw will be taking place on December 19 in Finlays Bracklone St. Tickets are available from all club members and all support is greatly appreciated.
PORTARLINGTON TIDY TOWNS
2016 Calendar has been launched by Portarlington Tidy Towns. The calendar contains pictures taken by Con Murphy Photographer of various places around Portarlington. It is on sale in Fletchers, Whelehans/Central Stores, Main St. / Supervalu and is priced at €5. All money raised goes back into Portarlington Tidy Towns. It would be a great gift for family, friends and anyone who is living away.
Dancing continues every Monday night in The Gandon Inn, from 9pm to 11.30pm in aid of Portarlington St V de Paul. Dec 7-Unity. Party Night. Come along for a great night out. Admission €7. All welcome.