Around Portarlington Way
Ballymorris Road in Portarlington will be closed until August 21 from the Railway Bridge to the Ballymorris Road / Canal Road Crossroads to facilitate roadworks at the new social housing development. Local access only will be permitted. Please follow the diversion signs.
WELL DONE DELLA
Portarlington’s Della Doherty has been shortlisted with two others for the Republic of Ireland Women’s U-16 Player of the Year Award. Well done to Della.
Masses have resumed, and will continue with all the Covid19 guidelines. Times of Masses are as follows- St Michael’s Church Portarlington-Monday to Friday, 10am. Saturday 6.15pm. Sunday 9am. 11am Mass on Webcam. St John’s Church Killenard-Sunday’s 10.30am. Emo-Saturday 7.30pm & Sunday 11am. Rath-Saturday 7.30pm.
The link for the Church webcam is here.
The Sacrament of Baptism has recommenced. The limit is 4 Baptisms at a time. If you wish to book a baptism please contact the Parish office Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 1.30pm. Phone 057-8643004.
Portarlington Union of Parishes
Services have resumed at two of our Churches for public worship.
10am in St John’s Church Monasterevin & 11.30 am in St Paul’s Church Portarlington.
There will also be Compline online that evening for those who cannot come to church and have access to online.
PLEASE HELP ANNEMARIE
Another young girl from our Community needs your help. Annemarie Gallagher from Treascon has been living in Australia this past 3 years. Unfortunately, Annemarie has been diagnosed with MS. Her health bills are quite enormous and at the moment because of her health and the restrictions on travel she is unable to travel home to her family. Please if you can donate and share to help Annemarie.
BUILD IT FOR ANDY
Portarlington RFC are still raising funds for Andrea. The build is making great progress. The Club are looking to generate the funds, labour and materials needed to build a home for Andy, her partner Adam & their 2 young children. If you, or your business are in a position to help us with donation of your skills, materials or a money donation then it would be greatly appreciated. Check out the link here.
FAME FOR THE FAMILY
Fame for the Families is an event that will take place on October 9 & 10 at Portarlington Rugby Club to raise funds for local families who have suffered the stress and upset caused by medical trauma.
The first task is to find talented singers who want to do their bit to bring some happiness to families who really deserve it. So, if you know someone who has what it takes to participate in a live singing competition and join the other contestants in recording a track that will be released for download to raise funds and promote the event then send them our way! Contact Barry Lambkin & Clive Doody or any committee member for more information.
The Give it a try program is being run by Portarlington RFC for the Port Dara Girls. Give It A Try Summer 2020 is a 4-week program where girls aged 8 – 14 years can attend and learn how to play rugby in a fun environment. This is an ideal way to kick start your child’s participation in girl’s rugby in the Portarlington Rugby Club, and become members of the Port Dara girls Rugby Family. The program starts on Wednesday August 12 @ 6.30pm and will run for 4 weeks and cost €10.
Lotto results for Monday July 27. Jackpot €8,800-no winner. Numbers drawn, 27-30-10-22. €50 each to Aoibhinn Maher c/o P Maher, Martin Behan c/o J Lawrence, Andrew/Breda c/o Tiggy, Colin Hanlon c/o J Hanlon & Claire Keegan c/o P Keegan. Promoter- Joe Mcateer. Next Jackpot-€9,000.
PORT CONCERT BAND
Band rehearsals have started back. Social distancing will be in place for all musicians.
The band is ready to go with their new drum line.
They are looking forward to welcoming everyone back and if you are interested in joining, Contact Pat Donegan on the following number 083-8510428 or on their Facebook page here.