Around Portarlington Way
THANKS FROM SOCIAL SERVICES
The Portarlington Social Services/Meals on Wheels Committee express our deep gratitude to everyone who donated to the recent Church Gate and Public House collection. Your generosity is always appreciated as without donations we could not keep giving over 5,000 meals a year to our recipients. Many thanks also to all who helped with the collections.
Emo Village Farmers Market
Market will take place every Sunday from 11am to 4pm. Also coming up is an evening Christmas Market, Thursday December 22 from 16:30 pm to 8:30pm.
Portarlington Credit Union
The Christmas Club saving money will be paid out from Tuesday November 22. Please bring in your BIC & IBAN in order to transfer the funds directly to your bank account.
Congratulations & best wishes to Aidan O’Reilly Kilbride & Laura Scallon Railway Mews & formerly Co. Monaghan who celebrated their wedding day with family & friends on Monday October 31. The wedding ceremony took place in St John’s Church Killenard. Chief Celebrant was Aidan’s uncle Fr Tom O’Reilly, assisted by Fr Dooley PP. Best man was Eoin O’Reilly, groomsmen were Dennis Lyne, Liam Purcell & Eoin Purcell. Bridesmaids were Aoife Cooper & Katie O’Reilly. Soloist was Catriona Cooper with organist Antoinette Dickenson-Kaur. A reception was held after the Ceremony in the Keadeen Hotel Newbridge. Wishing Aidan & Laura many years of happiness.
PORTARLINGTON JUNIOR CONCERT BAND
We are pleased to announce we are forming a Junior Concert Band in Portarlington for boys & girls aged 9 years and upwards. Instruments offered are: Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Euphonium & Percussion. Students and parents who would like further details may phone 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.
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 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.
LEA CASTLE AGM
The AGM of the Lea Castle Conservation Project will take place in the Portarlington Community Centre on Monday December 5 @ 8pm. Everyone welcome.
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.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Ellen (Nell) O’Toole (nee Murray) Stradbally & formerly Ballycarroll, Killenard who passed away on October 31. Predeceased by her loving husband Stephen. Nell will be sadly missed by her son Joe, daughters Bernadette & Anne, grandchildren, her extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place in the Church of the Sacred Heart Stradbally on Wednesday November 2, with burial after in the Heath Cemetery. May Nell’s gentle Soul rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Eileen Hurley (nee Cussen), Cloneyquin & Mountmellick who passed away on November 7. Predeceased by her loving husband Paddy. Eileen will be sadly missed by her daughters Maura & Deirdre, son Padraig, brother Jack, grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Thursday November 10 in St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Eileen rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Mary Keegan (nee Hurley) Bishopswood & formerly Bigwood Kilkenny who passed away on November 6. Mary was predeceased by her loving sons Michael & Thomas. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband Peter, son Peader, daughter Marie (Crombie), son-in- law Darren, grandson Matthew, brothers, sisters, extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Tuesday November 8 in St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Mary rest in Peace.
Deepest sympathy to the family of William (Bill) O’Leary Killenure Ballybrittas who passed away on Monday November 7. Billy was predeceased by his loving wife Una. He will be sadly missed by his daughters, Cora & Carmel, son William, grandchildren, brothers Jimmy & Hughie, sister Nancy, his extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place in St John’s Church Killenard on Wednesday November 9, with burial after in the adjoining Cemetery. May Billy rest in Peace.
The 4th Annual Christmas Extravaganza will take place once more in the Heritage Hotel Killenard on Sunday December 18th at 8pm. Tickets will be on sale in the coming weeks. You can contact Julia Leavy, Ann (Bourke) Dunne, Margaret Guijt Lawlor & Lillie Shiels. Also call to the Love Port office in the Community Centre. Tickets €10. Proceeds this year to the Portarlington Lourdes Invalid Fund & the Portarlington Community Development Association ongoing Projects. A great night assured as usual.
TIDY TOWNS CALENDARS
Portarlington Tidy Towns Calendar for 2017 is now available. Make sure you get your copy and don’t miss out. A great present or stocking filler for anyone at Christmas. They can be purchased at Paul McMahon’s Barbers in the Square, Finlays Bar , Bracklone St,
The Hawthorn Bar, Centra, Station Road, Mullanys Chemist, Fletchers Newsagents, Whelehans Central Stores & McLoughlins Supervalu. All money goes to the upkeep of the town by the Tidy Town’s Committee.
ARLINGTON SOCCER CLUB
Lotto results for November 1. LETTERS: O- W- M- P. No winner of Jackpot. €25 to Mary Dunne & Paul Kelly. Sellers prize: Alan Dunne. Next Jackpot €5,200. Next draw will take place in the Barrow Lodge on November 15.
Portarlington GAA Club Lotto
Results for week 45. Numbers Drawn 4-5-7-31. No Jackpot Winner. €50 Winners Michael Gallagher c/o M Tynan & Willie Dempsey c/o Joe Whelan. €25 Winners Jimmy Murphy c/o J Sweeney & C Geoghan c/o M Tynan. Jackpot next week €4,500.
Results-Portllaoise Heritage Hotel U15 Floodlit Super Touch Cup Semi Final-Portarlington 4-05, Ballyroan Abbey 4-11.
Portarlington GAA Clubs AGM will take place on Friday December 2 at 8pm in the GAA Centre.
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