Around Portarlington Way
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. January 16-Brian McDermott. January 23-Caitriona. January 30-John & Terry. Come along for a great night out. Admission €7. All welcome.
FRIENDS TOGETHER PORTARLINGTON
Happy New Year to all. Our meetings continue as usual in 2017 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.
Once again we had a wonderful night at our Christmas Extravaganza. The talent that we had was amazing. We had a full programme of young and old. Musicians & singers who amazed the audience with their fabulous music & singing.
We would like once again to thank the Management & Staff of the Heritage Hotel, the Artists who gave up their time to take part, also their families for all their help & support, the ladies in the Love Port office for all their help, the people who sponsored our Raffle prizes, & to all of you for supporting this Event.
Proceeds from this year’s concert will go to the Portarlington Lourdes Invalid Fund & ongoing projects with the Portarlington Community Development Association. Happy New Year from Julia, Margaret, Lillian & Ann.
PORT SOCIAL SERVICES
The Committee of Portarlington Social Services/Meals on Wheels would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year. We would like to thank everyone who supported us in 2016. Without your generosity we could not continue to provide over 5,000 meals a year to our recipients. A big thanks to our many volunteers who give their time to deliver our meals. Also thanks to our ladies who cook these nourishing meals.
Our 46th AGM will take place on Friday January 27 at 7.30pm in the Social Services Centre, Link Rd. All are welcome to attend.
Our weekly Bingo will return on Wednesday February 1 at 8.30pm.
POST CHRISTMAS WALK
The PCDA would like to thank the 50 plus people young and old who joined up at the Bog road at the entrance to the Derryounce Walk on Tuesday December 27. Led by the master of walks himself Donie Molloy of Port Trail Walking Group everyone set off in great spirits. At Nugents Hill Colm Powell and Martin Lyons had refreshments for everyone. Mulled wine, tea, coffee, water, mince pies, buns and biscuits. It was a great treat for everyone. Well done Colm and Martin.
Thanks to Paddy our safety man who carries the 1st aid bag. I don’t think anyone needed him but great to know he is there. On behalf of the PCDA we would like to thank everyone for their ongoing support. It was great to see all the wonderful work that’s happening up there. We hope to see you all in 2017 for more walks. Please watch our Love Port facebook page for updates. You can also call to our office in the Community Centre or phone 085-8568801. Happy New year to all.
New Vinyasa Flow Yoga Courses starting in Cloneygowan from January 9. Monday at 8pm – Intermediate, Tuesday at 6.30pm – Beginners, Wednesday at 7am – Mixed Flow, Thursday at 10.30am – Beginners, and Thursday at 8pm – Mixed levels. Call or text 087 9852682 for more info & to hold your space. www.linannyoga.com
Cloneyhurke N.S. is now accepting applications for September 2017. Current enrolment 33. Contact the school at 057-86 23271 or email@example.com
Portarlington GAA Club Lotto
Results for week 1. Numbers Drawn 7-27-31-24. No Jackpot Winner. €50 Winners Ann Geoghan and J Wallace c/o Rose McCann. €25 Winners Maggie Finlay c/o C Ryan and Violet O’ Brien c/o Rose McCann. Jackpot next week €5,200.
Attention all coaches or those interested in coaching!
If you are interested in helping to coach a team in 2017 and you were unable to attend the coaches meeting pre Christmas, please make your intent known to Adrainnne McCarthy – Portarlington GAA Club Secretary on 086-8267808 at the earliest opportunity.
The new Mark rule in Football is in operation since January 1. Information on the new rule can be found at http://www.gaa.ie/football/news/the-mark-rule-explained.
CLG Laois need more referees for 2017-email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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.
The results of the Portarlington GAA Christmas draw in the Pint of Port were.
1st Prize- Agnes Maher, €500 Hamper from Super Valu.
2nd Prize- Fiona Lawlor, €100 meat voucher from Tynans Butchers.
3rdPrize- Patsy Murphy, €100 fuel voucher from Fletchers.
Congrats to the winners!
Portarlington GAA wishes all its members, committee members, sponsors, players, supporters and all their extended families a Prosperous and Joyous New Year.
PORTARLINGTON CREDIT UNION
Results of Quarterly Draw €10,000 Catriona Kennedy / €3,000 Declan Byrne / €2,000 Carmel Weldon / €1,000 to: Eoghan O’Hora & Levinia Byrne / €500 each to: Fiona O’Connor & Edward Murray. Next Draw will take place on March 11.
AGM Cash Draw winners on December15. €5,000 Una Tynan / €1000 to: Niall Porter, John Gorman, Elizabeth Wallace, Rose O’Kane, Catherine McGill, Fran Hearty, Jennifer Fallon, Aisling O’Reilly, Tina Fitzpatrick, Catherine O’Neill, Marchin Stec, Seamus Colgan, James Fahy, Bernadette Fenlon & Niall Wallace.
GREASE – THE MUSICAL
Coláiste Íosagáin will be staging the ever popular musical, Grease on Wednesday 18, Thursday 19 & Friday 20 January at 8pm each night. Tickets are available from Ms. Bergin at a sales booth in reception (NOT the ‘office’) at lunchtimes from Monday 9 January. (excluding Fridays). Cost €5 for students and €10 for adults.
O’DEMPSEY’S GAA ANNUAL DINNER DANCE
Our annual Dinner Dance & medal presentation to our victorious Intermediate and U21 teams will takes place on Friday February 3 at 8pm in The Heritage Hotel Killenard. Entertainment will be provided on the night by Damian Carroll and The Electrix. Tickets are €35 or €20 for students. If you are interested in buying a ticket or reserving a table, please contact Louise on 0877854640 or Barry on 087-7707511.
The Porterhouse Players, Portarlington are looking to recruit new cast for their 2017 productions. Please contact Frank on 086- 6004628 if you are interested.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Jack Boylan Spa St who passed away on Saturday December 24. Jack will be sadly missed by his loving & devoted wife Pat, daughters Patricia & Susan, son Michael, brothers Paddy & Seamus, sister Jean (Carroll), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place in St Michael’s Church on Wednesday December 28, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Jack rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Bridget (Bridie) Denton (nee Power) Lough who passed away on Friday December 23. Bridie will be sadly missed by her devoted husband Albert, son Barry, daughter Ann, sisters Pat (Boylan) & Judy, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place in St John’s Church Killenard on Tuesday December 27, with burial after in the adjoining Cemetery. May Bridie rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of William Carroll Manor Grove Mountmellick & formerly St Brigids Sq who passed away on Sunday December 18. Son of the late Liam & Rose Carroll. William will be sadly missed by his loving wife Olive, daughters Marguerite & Katie, brothers, sisters, extended family neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place in St Joseph’s Church Mountmellick on December 21, with Cremation after in Newlands Cross Crematorium. May William rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to Martha O’Connor & family Tierhogher on the death of her Mother Bridget Dolan (nee Dunne), Ballyduff Geashill. Bridget was predeceased by her husband Paddy. She will be sadly missed by her 3 sons, 8 daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Monday January 2 in St Joseph’s Church Ballinagar, with burial after in the local Cemetery. May Bridget rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Joe Phelan, Arlington Est & formerly Marion Hill who passed away suddenly on Wednesday December 28. Joe will be sadly missed by his loving family, relatives & friends. Requiem Mass took place in St Michael’s Church, with Cremation in Mount Jerome Crematorium. May Joe rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Ger Blake, Crowe Lane & formerly Baradoos Clonaslee who passed away on January 3 at Oakdale Nursing Home. Ger will be sadly missed by his brothers John in Clonaslee, Jim in Perth, sisters Helen & Margaret in England, his extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Friday January 6 in St Manmam’s Church Clonaslee, with burial after in St Manman’s Cemetery. May Ger rest in Peace.