Advertisement

Around Portarlington Way
News

Around Portarlington Way

Latest news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington

EASTER CAMP

Camp takes place at Scoil Phadraig Portarlington from Tuesday April 2 to Friday 5, from 9.30am to 2pm. For more information e-mail eastercampport@gmail.com

DERRYOUNCE 

The PCDA are inviting Representatives from stakeholder groups to join us for a second stakeholder workshop to discuss the draft Derryounce 10 Year Plan on March 6, from 2pm-4pm in the Portarlington Community Centre. The Draft Derryounce 10 Year Plan, Newsletter and Questionnaire link are now available on the OCC website, and can be accessed via the link below: https://www.offaly.ie/derryounce/

Minister Pippa Hackett with volunteer Donie Molloy at Derryounce, which is being funded to develop a walking trail under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.
File photo: Minister Pippa Hackett with volunteer Donie Molloy at Derryounce, which is being funded to develop a walking trail under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Are you a parent or grandparent in Laois/Offaly with a few hours free each week? If so, please consider offering friendly support to young parents with Parents First. There is free training and travel allowance. Find out more, call Dolores or Paula at 086 1959221 or 0579322996.

BINGO

Bingo at Port GAA Centre every Tuesday night at 8pm. Over €3,000 in prize money to be won. Free parking and wheelchair accessible. 

Portarlington GAA is an Offical Venue for Darkness Into Light 2024. Taking place on May 11.

Starting & Finishing at the Portarlington GAA grounds.

GRACEFIELD GAA-Lotto results for February 26. Numbers drawn were 8-14-15-22. No winner of Jackpot. €50 each to Tom Shiels, Frank Higgins, Niamh Peters, Gillian Rice & Carmel O’Neill. Promoter’s prize-Anthony Earley. Next Jackpot-€11,800. 
SUMMER FESTIVAL-Announcing the Start of Summer 2024 with THE BLACKTHORN FESTIVAL, on the Grounds of Gracefield GAA on Saturday May 11. 

SYMPATHY

Deepest Sympathy to the family of Denis Carbery (Snr), Donegal & late of Mountmellick, who passed away on Monday February 25. Denis was predeceased by his parents Ted & Molly Carbery, sisters Rose & Noreen & brother Ted. Sympathy to all his family & friends at this sad time. Funeral took place in Donegal on Thursday February 29. May Denis rest in Peace. 

RIP Credit: Con Murphy Photography

O’DEMPSEY’S GFC LOTTO

Lotto Results for February 26. Numbers drawn: 7-8-14-20. No Jackpot Winner. Match 3 Winners: Shaun Geoghegan & Eddie Kelly. Promoter- Eddie Kelly. Congratulations to our winners this week. Our next Lotto is March 4, with a Jackpot of €5,200. Tickets are available from our usual sellers and online at https://form.jotform.com/ODem…/o-dempseys-gfc-weekly-lotto . You can also pick up tickets at the following local businesses-Dowling’s Gala, Killenard. Richie Slevins Portarlington. Ballybrittas Service Station. Thank you for your support with this club fundraiser.
Membership 2024-Club membership is now due for 2024. It is important that all players are registered to ensure they are covered to play and train. Visit www.odempseysgfc.ie for more info. If you have any qs contact our registrar Kate on 0861679363.

O’Dempsey’s GFC Golf Scramble-Our Golf Scramble is swinging back into the Heritage Golf Resort on Good Friday March 29 for its 3rd year. Visit www.odempseysgfc.ie for registration or contact Georgina for further information – 0868251468.