Around Portarlington Way
MASS ON WEBCAM
You can now watch Mass on webcam for St Michael’s Church Portarlington Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at 11am. Also Saturday at 6.15pm. Just go in to the following link here to follow. The Churches in the Parish are now open during the day for private prayer. Please adhere to Social distancing. Sanitiser will be at entrance for use.
WELL DONE CHRISTY
A big well done to Christy Noons from Noons transport Jamestown, Ballybrittas who broke the World record for reversing an articulated truck with trailer on Sunday May 4, for 44.7 miles in 4 hours & 3 minutes. In the process Christy raised over €10,000 for the Do it for Dan fundraiser. A big well-done Christy.
Sergeant Dave Lynam, Portarlington Garda Station has put out a message to the public. “If you know of any vulnerable people, or anyone that needs assistance with anything, please don’t hesitate to contact the Station at (057) 8674100.” Unfortunately, they can’t be used to take people to appointments but are there for anything else.
Well done to the management & staff at Oakdale Nursing home for all the great work during these difficult times. To the residents, we wish you well & continue to stay safe & well. Well done to the community of Portarlington & surrounding areas for supporting everyone in Oakdale.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Rosemary Eacrett (nee Reid), Kerry, Roscommon & formerly Portarlington who passed away on April 29. Rosemary was predeceased by her loving husband George & loving mother of Valerie (Hilliard) & Peter. She will be sadly missed by her son in law Adrian, daughter in law Karen, her 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, sister Iris, her extended family & friends. Burial took place at Lea Churchyard Portarlington. May Rosemary rest in Peace.
MEALS ON WHEELS
A big thanks to everyone for their kindness to the Meals on Wheels service.
To everyone who has made money donations, masks been made for us, goodies for our meal recipients from shops & individuals. Thank you all so much. We are at present cooking and delivering up to 60 meals a day, three days a week. Keep safe everyone.
NALA stands for the National Adult Literacy Agency. Its site is www.nala.ie. It provides freephone help to people trying to fill in social welfare forms and also help people trying to improve their reading, maths and or digital skills. There is an opportunity to learn skills online in these areas with the help of a NALA tutor. Freephone 1800 20 20 65,
Text ‘LEARN’ to 50050 to find out more. In addition, some parents are struggling to help their kids learn from home. They might like to refer to the www.helpmykidlearn.ie or perhaps .com (never sure) to source materials that might help. This site is endorsed by the Dept of Ed and Skills. Finally, I developed a plain English online guide to COVID-19 terms. An info resource that some have found useful and might be handy to refer to. https://www.nala.ie/covid-19-words-explained/ .