Around Portarlington Way
PORTARLINGTON CONCERT BAND
We are forming a Juvenile Concert Band in Portarlington & we invite boys & girls 9 years & upwards to contact us. Parents & students interested are asked to contact Pat Donegan on 083 8510428.
If you are interested in joining our Carol Singing Group this Christmas please contact Anne (Conroy) Dunne on 087- 4146600. All are welcome.
Mom & Me, a Film by Portarlington native, Ken Wardrop, will be showing on Sunday next November 13 in the Heritage Hotel, Killenard. Afternoon matinee 3pm / Evening Show 7.30pm. Limited to 50 tickets for each showing. Contact PCDA /Love Port office on 085-8568801 or call in to the office in the Community Centre for tickets.
Portarlington Community Centre AGM takes place on Monday November 28 from 8-9pm in the Community Centre. Please come and have your say. All 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. November 14-Brian McDermott. November 21-The Kelly Family. Come along for a great night out. Admission €7. All welcome. Tickets for our Annual Christmas Cake are now available for raffle to take place on Monday December 12. Tickets €2 strip or 3 strips for €5. Cake kindly made & donated by Maura Porter.
Christmas Dance in the Gandon
Portarlington St V de Paul will hold their Annual Christmas dance in the Gandon Inn on Friday December 2. Music by the fabulous Checkers. Dancing from 9.30pm to 12am. Spot prizes & raffle on the night. Come along for a great night out. No partners needed. Admission €8.
Meetings are held on Tuesday & Friday in the Scouts Den on Main Street from 2.30-5pm. Parents & children welcome. Volunteer drivers needed to transport people. Phone: 087-2788472.
ANNUAL BEREAVEMENT MASS
Bereavement Mass for all those who have died in the parish during the year, and their families, will take place on Friday November 18 in St. Michael’s Church, Portarlington & on Saturday November 19 in St. Paul’s Church, Emo at 7.30pm. A family member will be invited to light a candle in memory of their loved one.
Deepest Sympathy to the family & friends of Andrzej Buraczewski, Whitefields who recently passed away. May Andrzel rest in Peace.
XMAS FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS
Christmas Fundraiser for the Lea Castle Project will take place on Thursday November 10, 17 & 24. Homemade Christmas Floral arrangements. Takes place in Studio 1, Portarlington Community Centre from 7.45pm – 10pm. Bring your own flowers. Places are limited to 20 so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Portarlington Speakers where Dreams come True
A very stirring speech from Carmel Moore’s entitled “Dreams Do Come True” inspired everyone. If you want something enough you will put in the effort to make it happen. Donal Cahill explained how he was making his dream of efficient Business Intelligence into a reality in the public sector and Mark Bastow tackled the tricky question of how to deal with impromptu speaking.
After a break for networking it was off on a very varied topics session when Mark had Donal Cahill selling flowers in Grafton Street, Geraldine Kennedy showing off her pink wellies in the Botanic Gardens, Carmel Moore faith healing in Tullamore, and Esther Bastow producing tray after tray of delicious pastries.
The CEO of an American Bank described Toastmasters as the best and least expensive personal improvement class you can go to. Your local Toastmaster Club Portarlington Speakers is where you can help make your dream come true by improving your communication and leadership skills. Our next meeting is from 7.45pm to 9.30pm at the Heritage Hotel Killenard on Tuesday November 15 and there a seat reserved just for you. You will be very welcome. See us on Facebook.
Portarlington GAA Club Lotto
Results for week 44. Numbers Drawn 2-7-19-20. No Jackpot Winner. €50 Winners John Whelan c/o Bingo and Liz Waldron c/o Rose McCann. €25 Winners Emily Deegan c/o T A Coss and Sandra Farrell c/o N M. Jackpot next week €4,400.
Portarlington GAA Club’s AGM will take place on Friday December 2 at 8pm.
Members are urged to return their nomination papers at the earliest opportunity.
Results-Portlaoise Heritage Hotel U15 Flootlit Super Touch Cup Rd 3-Baltinglass 1-07-
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Following a very successful Multi-Cultural Week in 2014, St. Patrick’s BNS are delighted to announce that their Multi-Cultural Week 2016 will run from December 5-9.
With lots of activities planned in the school throughout the week, it promises to be another great event for everyone in Portarlington. The week will culminate with a Multi-Cultural Night on December 9 in the Community Centre, from 7pm-9pm.
All support is welcome on the night, so please join them in celebrating the wide diversity of cultures within our community.