Around Portarlington Way
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 EMMA
A big well done to Portarlington superhero Emma Lambkin from Barrow View, who was so kind & generous to donate her IPad to the Special Care baby unit in Portlaoise Hospital to help families keep connected during COVID-19. Well done Emma. You are wonderful young girl. We are all so proud of you.
Derryounce Walks and Lakes are a valuable asset for the town & hinterland of Portarlington.
A gofundme page has been set up to help purchase some badly needed equipment for the volunteers who look after Derryounce. The upkeep of Derryounce is carried out by a dedicated team of volunteers who often use their own equipment.
It is used by a wide variety of people, including walkers, anglers, naturalists, photographers and people who want to experience its peace and tranquillity. Your donation would be much appreciated.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Ena Geoghegan (nee Walsh), Crow Lane who passed away at her home on Monday May 11. Ena was predeceased by her loving husband Matt & son Fergus. She will be sadly missed by her daughters Ann, Caroline, Fiona & Pamela, sons Denis & Laurence, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters Julia, Catherine, May & Anne, brothers Paddy, Jim & Tony, her extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Wednesday May 13. May Ena rest in Peace.
You can now watch Mass on webcam here for St Michael’s Church Portarlington Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at 11am. Also Saturday at 6.15pm.
Clive Doody is going to walk the length of Ireland in the bog during a lockdown to raise funds for Andrea Broughan & her family. Clive is going to walk 476k culminating in a 50k Slog on the Bog to raise much needed funds for Andy. Please support by donating what you can
Andy is putting up the fight of her life, her partner Adam and their two young kids need all the support that they can get and so please give what you can.
How donations will be used. The money will be used to help with the cost of the care that Andy will need when she is discharged from hospital. It will also ensure that her partner Adam and their two young kids have the support that they need.
Every euro will make a difference so please give what you can.
DRIBBLE FOR DENISE
Arlington AFC are holding a fund raiser and Coaches Lorcan Carey and Niall Wallace are busy preparing to “Dribble for Denise”.
On Saturday May 23 at 10am at the Heritage track the lads along with Brian O’Connell, Paul Brennan, Éamon Whelan, Des Keating, Malcolm Keogh, Phil Kane, John Foley and Stephen Carroll are going to Dribble a ball to fundraise for Denise Geoghegan. Their target is 50km but they hope to go way beyond that target.
How you can help?
- Sponsor the lads on the go fund me page. Or-2. Sign up yourself or the kids and complete your own socially distant Dribble for Denise and make a donation. Send us in a photo or video of your Dribble for Denise and let us know your distance (so we can track our achievement). Let’s all get behind Denise and her family. Let’s all Dribble for Denise, 1km, 2km, 5km any distance is welcome.
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The Portarlington Civic Amenity Site on the Lea road Portarlington for recyclable goods will continue to open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 8am to 3.30pm. Saturdays 8am to 1pm. These opening hours are under regular review. In the interests of the health, safety and welfare of staff and members of the public, please take note of the Covid 19 control measures on site.