Around Portarlington Way
The 4th Annual Christmas Extravaganza will take place once more in the Heritage Hotel Killenard on Sunday December 18 at 8pm. Tickets now on sale, which can be bought from 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.
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. December 19-Solataire. Come along for a great night out. Admission €7. All welcome.
Results of the St Vincent de Paul Christmas Draw held on Friday December 2 in the Gandon Inn at fundraising dance.
1st Prize €200- Sheena Dunne, Coolaghy. 2nd Prize €100- Brigid Doris, Station Rd. 3rd Prize €100-Portarlington SVP, Main St. 4th Prize €50-Caoimhe Ruan, 2, Station Rd. 5th Prize €50-L. Ruffley, 3, Castlelea Ave.
The Committee would like to extend their thanks to all who bought tickets to support them.
EMO VILLAGE MARKET
Emo Village Sunday market just inside the gates of the magical Emo Demesne. Market with fresh local produce including organic meat, vegetables and cheese, award winning jams, pesto, soups and sauces, delicious cakes and pastries with extraordinary wines and quality ceramics, candles and crafts.
Each Sunday up to Christmas from 11am to 4pm & a special evening market from 4pm to 9pm on Thursday December 22 with complimentary festive treats, demonstrations plus a surprise or two.
Bookings taken for food and craft stalls via the market’s Facebook page here .
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Nora Raymond (nee Sharpe), London & formerly Treascon. May Nora rest in Peace.
MICHAEL’S FOLK CHOIR
Christmas Carol Service on Sunday December 18 in St. Michael’s Church commencing at 5pm Come along with your family & friends to enjoy traditional Carols along with some festive cheer. Treats for all the children & for the grown-up’s who join in.
ASSISTANCE TO THE HOMELESS
A group of people from Portarlington are aiming to provide assistance to the homeless. Volunteers are needed to help cook dinners. Produce is supplied from businesses. Non-monetary donations very welcome, such as- Soap, toothpaste toothbrushes, sleeping bags, duvets, coats, food or, indeed, anything you can donate to help is appreciated. Contact Tony Morrell on 086- 3431926 or call to No.40 Bracklone Street or No. 3 St. Brigid’s Square.
ARLINGTON SOCCER CLUB LOTTO
Results for November 29. LETTERS: W- B- G- F. No winner of Jackpot. Next Jackpot €5,400. Draw takes place on December 13.
Portarlington GAA Club Lotto
Results for week 49. Numbers Drawn 8-13-17-21. No Jackpot Winner.
€50 Winners Murph c/o Rose McCann and Wendy Coffey c/o Rose McCann.
€25 Winners Edward Flood c/o P Maher and Tom O’ Shea c/o Tom O’ Shea.
Jackpot next week €4,900.
Our Christmas draw tickets are now available for sale at €2 each or 3 for €5.
Prizes are €500 voucher from Supervalu. €100 Fuel voucher from Fletchers and €100 meat voucher from Tynans Butchers.
Keep up to date with what’s going on in Portarlington GAA Club by liking our Facebook page (Portarlington GAA Club) or following us on Twitter @PortGAA or our website clgportarlington.com
Portarlington Speakers bow out in style
Toastmaster for the evening Mark Bastow chaired a very enjoyable and stimulating evening. Nicola Brennan-Ryan gave a very informative and inspiring speech on the work of Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health. Ger Kennedy held us all captive with her account of how she had witnessed at close quarters the 1991 and 1993 coups in Moscow. Carmel Moore, the Club President, gave a very entertaining table topics session along with much appreciated walnut whips.
This was the last meeting of Portarlington Speakers. As the Club is now closed, past and prospective members are invited to Kildare Toastmasters who normally meet in the Silken Thomas at 8.00pm on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month (check the website for the December dates) and Portlaoise Toastmasters who meet in the Killeshin on the second and fourth Mondays of each month (again check the website for December dates). The Kildare and Portlaoise Toastmasters Clubs are ranked as two of the very best in Ireland, are very welcoming, and are excellent places to improve your public speaking and leadership skills. Finally many thanks to the many people who supported Portarlington Speakers.