Around Portarlington Way
Around Portarlington Way
Friends Together Portarlington
It is getting nearer to our launch day on Monday February 29 in the Community Centre. We will be meeting then 2 days a week after our launch in the Centre. Posters & fliers are going around the town to let people know what we are all about. Please spread the word to your family & friends. We now have 2 phones which are operational from 9am to 6pm. If you would like more information please contact us at 085-2148322 or 085-2148505.
Portarlington Photography Club
Portarlington Photography Club offers many opportunities to improve your photography, meet people with a common interest, share ideas & participate in fun & friendly photography workshops. Our club is committed to creating a comfortable and stimulating environment for learning and sharing experiences related to our photographic journey. E-mail email@example.com or click on their Facebook page here.
Dancing continues every Monday night in The Gandon Inn, from 9.30pm to 11.30pm in aid of Portarlington St V de Paul. February 22-Tony Bird. February 29-Checkers. March 7-Unity. Come along for a great night out. Admission €7. All welcome.
Portarlington Social Services Bingo has resumed every Wednesday at 8.30pm in the Centre. All welcome to come along & enjoy a few games and a Cuppa after playing your Bingo.
Portarlington Social Services Friday Cuppa is back. The next one will take place on Friday February 26 from 12 to 3pm. Come along & meet your friends & also some new friends. For more information contact Ann (Bourke) Dunne @ 087-4116101.
Port Trail Walking Group
First weekend walk will take place on Sunday February 28. Meeting at the car park at the Peoples Park at 10.30am. Requirements- Rain gear, Hiking Boots and a snack.
This is a two hour walk approximately. Anyone requiring a lift please phone 086- 3288858.
This a moderate walk.
5K Charity Run
St. Michael’s AC are having their Heritage Killenard 5K Charity run/Walk on Sunday March 13 starting at 11am. Join them in “The Heritage Killenard” for a nice 5k run around their walking track. This event is a charity event to raise much needs funds for “Portarlington Lourdes Invalid Fund”.
The Heritage Killenard have kindly offered their facilities and refreshments in the Hotel afterwards. They have also given a 100 free day passes to the first 100 who register for this event. Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd male & female. Check out St Michael’s Ac Facebook page.
St Conleth’s Ladies Football
REGISTRATION- All players who intend to play football in 2016 are required to register, and this year our registration morning will be on Sat March 5 at 10am in O’ Dempsey’s GAA Club house. All new players welcome. Contact Derek Egan @ 086- 4021459 if you are interested.
St Conleth’s fundraising clothing collection day takes place in O’ Dempesy’s GAA club on Sat Feb 27 from 10am-12p. Please fill a bag and help our club. All clothes/ shoes/boots/handbags and bed linen please. Note-no pillows or duvets allowed. Please start collecting and pass around the word as this is a great way for us to raise much needed funds. Thanks in advance.
It was with great sadness that the town of Portarlington heard of the sudden death on Sunday February 7 of Fr. P J Byrne, Parish Priest of Kilcock & Newtown Parish, Co. Kildare & formerly of Tinryland, Co. Carlow. Fr Byrne spent some years here in the 90’s before moving to Kilcock in 1999. He was liked by all who knew him. He was always devoted & caring to his parishioners. Fr Byrne will be sadly missed by his brothers Peader, Liam & Martin & sister Mary (Townsend), his extended family, his Parishioners & his large circle of friends. He will be missed by Kilcock GAA Club where he was President of the Club. He had a great interest in sport. Concelebrated Funeral Mass took place on Friday February 12 in St. Coca’s Church with Burial afterwards in Tinryland Cemetery Co. Carlow.