Around Portarlington Way
PORT SOCIAL SERVICES
The 46th AGM will take place on next 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.
Junior Band For Portarlington
The First night of Portarlington Concert Band is happening on Monday February 6 at 7pm in the Portarlington GAA Centre. Come along, all welcome.
Boys & girls age 9 years & older are invited to join. Instruments provided, which include Flutes, Clarinets, Trumpets, Trombones, Saxophones, Drums & Percussion & low Brass. Parents can contact Pat Donegan @ 083-8570428 for more details. He will be only too delighted to give you all the details. Also if you would like to give some of your time to help it would be greatly appreciated.
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 30-John & Terry. Come along for a great night out. Admission €7. All welcome.
FRIENDS TOGETHER PORTARLINGTON
Our meetings continue as usual in 2017 on Tuesday & Friday in the Scouts Den on Main Street from 2.30-5pm. Parents & children welcome. Come in for a cuppa, a chat & some games if you like. Volunteer drivers needed to transport people. Phone: 087-2788472.
Grow Community Mental Health Movement meets every Thursday at 7pm in the Jobs Club, Oriel House, Upper Main Street, Portarlington. If you feel anxious, isolated or depressed why not join us and learn a practical psychology of mental health. Contact John on 086 – 8033126. Website: www.grow.ie Infoline: 1890 474 474.
Teenage Relaxation every Monday evening in Portarlington Community Centre from 5:15pm to 5:45pm. Helping Teens to switch off in a switched on world. Booking required phone Elaine @ 087-6174048.
IRISH GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND
Many thanks to all who contributed to the recent Church Gate Collection. Amount raised was €840. Sincere thanks to all the collectors.
The St Patrick’s Day committee are holding a Table Quiz on Friday February 3 at 9pm in the Anvil Inn. Table of 4 only €20. Plenty of fun guaranteed. Raffle on the night. Tables are limited, so please book early from the Anvil Inn or contact Noel Bodie at 086-8157487. This year’s parade will be spectacular.
O’DEMPSEY’S 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 0877707511.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Kevin McNellis formerly of Market Sq who passed away in Australia. Kevin has spent the last 29 years in Australia. He was predeceased by his father Paddy & only sister Ann. Kevin will be deeply missed by his loving wife Anne Marie, sons Ian, Christopher, & Declan, daughters Eimear & Kerry, his loving mother Marie (Pine Villa), brothers Colm, Brian & Ger, extended family & friends. Funeral took place in Australia. May Kevin rest in Peace.
ARLINGTON SOCCER CLUB LOTTO
Results for January 10. Letters –M-K-A- R. No winner of jackpot. €25 to each of the following: Michelle Carey & Vincent Waldron. Sellers prize Lorcan Carey. Next Jackpot €5,600. Draw will take place in the Barrow Lodge on January 24.
PORTARLINGTON GAA CLUB LOTTO
Results for week 3. Numbers Drawn 7-10-23-26. No Jackpot Winner. €50 Winners Mary Murphy c/o M Fallon and John Whelehan c/o Rose McCann. €25 Winners Cathy Murphy c/o Joe Sweeney and Seanie Shortall c/o Joe Sweeney. Jackpot next week €5,400.
U6 football training has started again for 2017 and is on Sunday Mornings at 10am in the hall. Hurling training at 11am every Sunday in the hall for all ages.