Around Portarlington Way
Dancing continues every Monday night in The Gandon Inn, from 9.30pm to 11.30pm in aid of Portarlington St V de Paul. January 25-Solitaire. February 1-Brian McDermott. February 8-The Kelly Family. Come along for a great night out. Admission €7. All welcome.
Portarlington Social Services/Meals on Wheels are having their 45th AGM on Friday January 29th @ 7.30pm in the Social Services Centre, Link Road. We invite new members to join us. Last year we cooked and delivered over 5,000 meals for people in the town & surrounding rural areas. We have wonderful staff, over 60 people who volunteer to deliver the meals. Without all this help we could not function. Also to everyone who has donated to our flag days, held fundraisers & personal donation, the Committee would like to say a big thank you. Without your generosity we would not
be able to maintain the high standard that has been ongoing for over 40 years. For more information please contact Ann Bourke Dunne (Secretary) @ 087-4116101.
Would You Like To Be A Friend Or Meet A Friend
Local group are setting up a Venture, possibly 2 afternoons a week. Join us for a Cuppa, a chat or play cards etc. If you would like to help out we are having a meeting next Wednesday January 20 at 7.30pm in the Social Services Centre, opposite the Astro Turf & Park. If anyone has biscuits etc that they have left over after Christmas that they would like to donate we would be very grateful. For more information contact 087-2788472.
Port Angling Club
Thanks to all who supported Portarlington Angling Clubs Christmas draw. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all the members who sold tickets throughout the year. Derryounce lakes are now open for the winter season. Membership is available from Portarlington Auto Parts Main Street.
Banríon Gaels Camogie Club
Our AGM will take place no Thursday next January 21 at 8pm in the Music Room of Portarlington Community Centre. We invite all parents, mentors and helpers to attend. We look forward to a busy year ahead and encourage anyone interested in helping out in any capacity to come along.
Busy year ahead and encourage anyone interested in helping out in any capacity to come along. For more info and updates on our club click here.
Congratulations to the following couples who were married over the past few months in the Portarlington Parish. Paul Thompson, Portlaoise Road & Grainne O’Kane, Kilmullen. Andrew Mulhare, Rath & Lydia Maher, St. Brigid’s Square. Long life & happiness to the couples.
Mass For Healing
Teach Mhuire Mass for Healing will take place in St. Paul’s Church, Emo on Tuesday February 3 commencing with Rosary at 7.45pm & followed by Mass at 8pm. Celebrant Fr. Jim Bermingham. Weekly Prayer Meetings take place each Tuesday in St. Patrick’s Boys N.S. Patrick St., Portarlington at 8pm. All very welcome.
Please note that all notices for the Parish Newsletter must be in the Parish office by Wednesday morning of each week.
Arthritis Ireland – Laois Branch
We are running “Gentle Zumba” classes in St Mary’s Hall, Old Dublin Road, Portlaoise starting on Tuesday January 26 from 6-7pm. The first night is a “Taster Night” which will be free of charge to allow people to try it out. This will be followed by 6 consecutive weeks – same time – same place. Our instructor is Ms Suzanne Toumi who many of you may know. Contact details: Branch Phone; 089 2525344, Anne @ 087- 9067386 or Caroline @ 086 8852503, email:email@example.com or find us on Facebook at Arthritis Ireland Laois Branch here .
PRIMARY SCHOOL ENROLMENTS 2015 / 2016
Presentation Primary School, Station Road, Scoil Náisiuntá Naomh Eoin, Killenard, Scoil Náisiuntá an Chroí Ró-Naofa, Rath. St Paul’s N.S Emo. Application Forms are now available from January 6 between 9.30am & 1.30pm from the School Offices. Closing date for applications is January 29 2016.
Port GAA Lotto
Results for Week 2. Numbers Drawn 1-9-21-26. No Jackpot Winner
€50 Winners John Connell c/o Rose McCann & Ann Costello c/o Rose McCann. €25 Winners Dolores O’ Shea c/o Tom O’ Shea & Shane Kelly c/o Ter Lawlor. Jackpot Next Week €7,300. Following on from the AGM held on Friday January 8 the Officers for Portarlington GAA for 2016 are as follows- Chairman Canice McCarthy, Vice Chairman Kieran Leavy, Secretary Adrainne McCarthy, Assistant Secretary Mairead Murphy, Treasurer John Lawlor, Assistant Treasurer Sinead Harrington, PRO Canice McCarthy, Assistant PRO Sarah McCann & registrar Grainne McCann. County Board delegate Seamus Hunt. Player Representative Cathal Ryan.
Congratulations to all our Juvenile medals winners for the 2015 season who were presented with their medals on Saturday January 9 in the GAA centre. Our U14s won the shield, the U15s won the Flootlit Competition and our U16s and Minors won the League .
Our U12s were presented with medals as they were awarded Club Team of the Year due to their hard work and acquitting themselves so well at the McConville and Newry Tournaments and doing well in the League. Fionn Connaughton was our Club supporter of the year narrowly beating Club veteran Billy Murphy for the title.
Gracefield GAA Lotto
Lotto Results for January 11. Jackpot €6,000. No Winner Numbers drawn were 16 – 25 – 24 – 10.
€50 went to following-Mairin & Josephine c/o C Bryan, Rita Kelly c/o J Kelly, Catherine Flood c/o P Mulligan, Nicky Dunne c/o T Bryan & Francis Mason c/o J Lawlor. Promoters prize went to Mick Gallagher. Jackpot next week €6,200.