Around Portarlington Way
Around Portarlington Way
PORTARLINGTON SWIMMING POOL AGM
The 47th AGM of Portarlington Swimming Pool Association will be held in the Portarlington Community Centre on Monday June 20 at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome.
St Vincent de Paul (Dancing)
Dancing continues every Monday night in The Gandon Inn, from 9.30pm to 11.30pm in aid of Portarlington St V de Paul. June 20—Unity. June 27—Dermot Lyons. Come along for a great night out. Admission €7. All welcome.
Portarlington Friends Together continues every Tuesday and Friday from 2.30pm – 5pm in Portarlington Community Centre. Why not drop in for a cuppa and a chat. Board games, cards, quizzes and charades. Transport provided to and from the Club. For further info contact 087- 2788472.
Friends Together would like to say a huge thank you to all who supported the Table Quiz on Friday June 3 in the Anvil Inn. Also a massive thank you to all the local businesses that sponsored prizes for our raffle.
The Committee of Portarlington Community Development Association would like to thank everyone who supported our recent collection days. Many thanks to all who collected on both days. Also thanks once again to Management & Staff of Centra Main St for accommodating our collection. If you wish to find out more information about what we do please check out our FB page “Love Port”, call in to our office in the Community Centre or phone 085-8568801.
The Kenny Family say Thanks
The family of the late Noel Kenny station Road Portarlington, would like to thank everyone who participated & sponsored them for this year’s VHI mini Marathon for their Charity ” In Memory of Noel 4 Parkinson’s “. Noel was our very special young man who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2011 & to our devastation passed away on February 28th last from complications from his Parkinson’s at the age of 44. He was the kindest friendliest happy young man & even through his illness he had a smile & a hug for everyone. Anyone who had the privilege to know or meet Noel their lives were far richer because he loved everyone unconditionally.
To many Muhammad Ali who sadly passed away recently from complications from Parkinson’s also is often referred to as a legend, Noel is our legend. To keep Noel’s memory alive we decided to participate in this year’s mini Marathon in his honour & also give something back to The Parkinson’s Association of Ireland who helped us in so many ways with support & advice regarding Noel’s condition over the years. To date we have raised over €2,000 with all sponsorship not collected yet. We are delighted with this & we are going to continue with this each year for Noel & for Parkinson’s.
Huge congratulations to all the boys and girls who qualified for the Athletics County Finals in Tullamore on Sunday June 26. We have 40 participants this year. Good luck to you all.
Congratulations to Cillian England winning a bronze medal in the County finals of the Art Competition U12 and to Freya O’ Donoghue on winning gold at the County Finals of Handwriting U10. Freya will now represent our Area and County at the National Finals in August in Athlone.
Second Hand Uniform Sale
The Parents Council of Coláiste Íosagáin are holding a Second-hand Uniform sale in the school on Saturday June 25 from 11am – 1pm. Parents can drop unwanted school uniform items into the school on Friday June 24 after 10am. All items appreciated.
Deepest Sympathy to the O’Reilly family on the death of Stephen O’Reilly Mountmellick & formerly Cushina Portarlington who passed away on June 2. He will be sadly missed by his parents Joe & Trish, brother Joseph & sister Shannen, grandparents, his extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place in St Michael’s Church, with cremation after. May Stephen rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to Bernie Shiels Lea Road & Whelehans Newsagents & her family on the recent death of her nephew Damian Horan, Collins Lane Tullamore who passed away following an accident on Monday May 23. Damian will be sadly missed by his loving parents Dermot & Teresa, sisters Ciara & Briana, his extended family & many friends. Requiem Mass took place on Saturday June 11 in the Church of the Assumption Tullamore, with burial after in Clonminch Cemetery. May Damian rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of James (Bug) O’Neill, Clanmalire Close & formerly the Curragh who passed away on Sunday June 5. James will be sadly missed by his loving wife Leona, daughter Mia, brother Barry, sisters Corrina, Elaine, Connie & Jenna, mother Mags, extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Thursday June 9 in St Brigid’s Church the Curragh Camp, with cremation after at Mount Jerome Crematorium. May James rest in Peace.
American Tea Party
Portarlington Community Centre are holding an American Tea Party on June 25 @ 8.30pm
Music by “Seal of Approval”. DJ till late. Tickets €10 each. 10 per table. Raffle on the night. If you would like to host a table please phone the Community Centre on 057-8645728 or call in and see us.
Portarlington Speakers: An Evening of Surprises
Jenny Joseph’s poem “Warning” started an evening of surprises. Gaynor Deacy’s inspired recital of this surprising anticipation of old age left everyone startled, delighted and entertained at the thought of wearing purple, spending one’s pension on brandy, learning to spit and picking flowers in other peoples’ gardens.
Then we were off to the beach with Joanne Molloy but would it be the Hinch or Spanish Point? The suspense grew as we changed track time after time as we avoided traffic jams, roadwork’s and closed roads heading down ever narrowing roads and eventually finding heaven wave jumping at Doonbeg Beach.
Romance, romance and more romance beckoned as Eve Daly took us through a very entertaining exploration of the various stages of true love even including Oscar Wilde’ quote “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance”.
Carmel Moore was not to be outdone and gave a topic session which had everyone in laughter.
It was an evening well spent. The next meeting of Portarlington Speakers your local Toastmaster Club is at 7.45pm on Tuesday June 21 at the Heritage Hotel Killenard. Why not come along and see for yourself? All are welcome. See us on FaceBook.
Port GAA Lotto
Results for week 23. Numbers Drawn 14-16-19-31. No Jackpot Winner. €50 Winners L&K McMahon c/o T Lawlor & Mary Maher c/o P Maher. €25 Winners Kevin Piggott c/o Railway Bar & Sean Shortall c/o J Sweeney. Jackpot next week € 2,300.
Portarlington GAA are running a 5k Road Race on July 10. The race starts at 11.30am. Prizes are being awarded in the main categories. Entry via RunIreland.com.
Portarlington GAA Golf Classic will take place on July 22 in Portarlington Golf Club. Further details to follow.
Laois County Council will hold Parks Tennis in Portarlington Tennis Club from the July 18 – 22. Boys and Girls aged 5-14 are eligible for participation! Lessons-Monday – Friday
10am – 11:30am (5-9yrs) & 12pm-2pm (10-14yrs). Fee is €25 per child per week. €5 discount for additional family members.
For Enquiries/Bookings contact Sport & Leisure Office, Laois County Council, on 057-8674363 or email@example.com. Racquets and balls are provided for all participants. Early registration is recommended. Laois County Council welcomes the participation of children with special needs.