Around Portarlington Way
The Goal Mile takes place on Christmas day at Port GAA Club at 11am. Run, Jog or Walk. No registration required, just turn up. Donate at gate. Sponsored by St Michael’s Athletic Club. For more information contact 087-1302899.
Dancing continues every Monday night in The Gandon Inn, from 9pm to 11.30pm in aid of Portarlington St V de Paul. December 28 Dermot Lyons. Come along for a great night out. Admission €7. All welcome.
Portarlington St Vincent De Paul would like to thank all who contributed to their recent fundraiser in the Gandon Inn. Special thanks to our numerous ticket sellers. Winners of the draw were-
€200- Brian Whelan. €100- Bridin Fogarty. €100- Marianne Cooper. Congrats to all.
Thanks also to Coopers Hardware for their contribution all during the year. Thanks to Tom Treacy for free hall on the night. Shirley Luttrell for beautiful Aloe Vera Hamper.
A huge thank you to Maura Porter who made & donated 2 beautiful Christmas Cakes.
1st cake raffled was won by Joe & Ann Tinkler for the 2nd year running. We are told they are going for 3 in a row so good luck to them again next year.
To Agnes Holland, Ann Dunne, Betty Finnerty, Kathleen Sweeney & all who help at our Monday night dancing. Your help is greatly appreciated. All money raised goes to help families in Portarlington & surrounding areas.
We wish you all a very happy Christmas & a happy & healthy New Year. Dancing every Mon night from 9.30 till 11.30. Details in Port notes weekly.
St Stephen’s Day Walk
Walk for the Laois Hospice takes place from Clonaslee Community Centre on St Stephen’s day. 10 Mile walk through the Sliabh Bloom Mountains, and Short walk of 3-4 miles. Refreshments will be served after both walks. For more information please contact Sheila Bourke at 087- 6339540 & Niall Bourke at 087- 4116274.
Portarlington Tidy Towns
Portarlington Tidy Towns calendar 2016 is available for sale for €5 in many shops throughout the town or can be purchased from Committee members. The calendar has twelve fantastic images of Portarlington and is a must have stocking filler for people near and far. All of the money raised from the calendar will go back in to enhancing the appearance of our town. The Tidy Towns committee would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Portarlington for their ongoing support for the work of the committee and wish everyone a Happy Christmas
We would like to thank everyone who supported our beautiful Concert in the Heritage on Sunday December 13. We had a full house which we were thrilled over. A big thanks to all our singers/artists on the night. You were all fantastic. We are having great feedback from all who attended.
Thanks to the Heritage Hotel Killenard once again for accommodating us. Such a lovely & magical venue. A big thanks to all who donated raffle prizes, to all who sold & bought our tickets & to all who helped us on the night. Looking forward to next years already. All donations was divided with Portarlington Meals on Wheels & Portarlington Community Development Association. Regards from Julia, Margaret, Lillian & Ann.
Well Done Nicole!
Congratulations once again to Nicole Turner who swam in the Manchester Aquatic Centre in the British Para Swimming Championships. She won 5 Gold medals in 5 events. The events were 50m butterfly, 100m breaststroke, 100m freestyle, 200m IM and 400m freestyle. Nicole got the added bonus of achieving a new personal best time in her 200m IM.
New Year, New You with Portarlington Speakers
Port Speakers will launch their “New Year, New You” Programme on Tuesday January 5. Coming back to work after a break? Want to make new friends? Want to polish up your presentation skills? Want to enhance your Communication and leadership skills? Port Speakers President Carmel O’Moore announced details of the New Year, New You programme detailing speeches of interest and communication workshops to be included in each meeting starting on Tuesday January 5 at 7.45pm in the Killenard Community Centre. A warm friendly welcome and an interesting evening is assured. See the Club on Facebook, MeetUp, and www.portarlington.toastmastersclubs.org/