Around Portarlington Way
The Painted Love committee and the Moody Family wish to thank everyone who participated in the Painted Love art exhibition and auction on Saturday night February 25 in The Dunamaise Art Centre. The night was a resounding success, with special mention to Dr Eddie Murphy, Tom McDonald and Willie Murphy. Our entertainers Shannon Bryan, The Faherty Family and Clodagh Dunne. We also extend our gratitude to all who attended, donated or bought paintings and participated in the raffle. The Mount Saint Anne’s Craft Group made and donated beautifully hand crafted flowers which are currently being distributed among local care homes. The Portarlington Mens Shed helped construct the ‘Selfie’ photo booths which were very popular! We had an exceptional team of young volunteers who are all a credit to their school, Colaiste Isogain. Finally a word of thanks to the Staff of The Dunamaise Art Centre for making us so welcome in their wonderful venue. Overall it was a night of goodwill and it showed what a good community can do! Thank You!
TOMMY RYAN MEMORIAL ROAD RUN
The 7th Annual Charity Run in aid of Laois Riding for the Disabled takes place on Sunday April 23 starting & finishing at Crean’s, Vicarstown Inn. Sign on from 11.45am until 1pm. Starting at 1.30pm sharp. All cars / motorbikes welcome from Vintage to Present day. Your support will be welcomed. Further information contact 087-2654001.
BEST BREAKFAST IN THE MIDLANDS
Breakfast with Ann Marie on Midlands 103 is looking for the Best Breakfast in the Midlands.
Ann Marie is taking the show on the road to find the best egg, rasher and sausage or perhaps you prefer it vegetarian?
With Fun, Flavour and friendly local Judges we want to get a taste of your community.
In her brand new weekly series beginning in the Community Centre in Portarlington on this Wednesday March 8. Ann Marie will broadcast from 6.30am to 9am, so come on down and join the fun and food!!
CAR BOOT SALE
An indoor Car boot sale takes place on Sunday March 12 from 11am to 2pm in Portarlington Community Centre. Only €10 per stall. Free entry to the public. To book or for more information contact the Centre at 057-8645728.
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. March 13-Glenn Flynn. Come along for a great night out. Admission €7. All welcome.
ST PATRICK’S NIGHT DANCNG
Portarlington St Vincent de Paul are holding an additional fundraising dance on Friday March 17 at 9.30pm. Dancing to Done & Dusted. Come along for a great night of ballroom & jigs & reels dancing. No partner needed. All welcome. Admission €8.
PORT TRAIL WALKING GROUP
All our walks continue each week. Beginners walk on Monday’s at 7.30pm. Advanced on Tuesday’s & Thursday’s at 6.45pm. Meeting up at Park Lane car park beside the Medicentre. It is great to see so many people coming out and joining us on the walks. For more information contact Donie @ 0863288858.
Clothing Collection Day will take place on March 25 at our grounds on Botley Lane from 12 noon to 4pm. Anyone who cannot drop off clothes on the day can bring them down to the Community Centre Monday – Friday. Race Night will take place in the Dublin Bar on March 25 from 9pm until late. Horses available from any club member. €15 per horse.
Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club
AGM will be held on Wednesday March 15 at 8.30pm. All Adult members and Parents of Junior members are invited to attend. Please come if possible as your input, recommendations and new ideas for the future of our club will be greatly appreciated. New members of all levels and ages are very welcome to Portarlington Tennis Club. Ring 087-
1231135 or check out our website portarlingtontennisclub.ie for further information.
Portarlington GAA Club
Lotto results for week 9. Numbers Drawn 1-2-10-22. No Jackpot Winner.
€50 Winners Michael McMahon c/o Pint O Port and Danuta Locmelle c/o Burbages.
€25 Winners Mary and Marian c/o Joe Sweeney and Tom Shortall c/o Joe Sweeney.
Jackpot next week €6,000.
Tickets available from Burbages, Tynans Butchers, Pint O Port, Luttrell Oil, Spar Station Rd or from any committee member.
Portarlington GAA registration for all players and members is now open for the 2017 season. Registration can be paid every Wednesday between 7-9pm in the small meeting room.
U6 football training has started again for 2017 and is on Sunday Mornings at 10am in the hall. Hurling training for all ages is at 11am every Sunday in the hall.
We wish to express our gratitude to all those that supported the Club by purchasing a Laois GAA All County Draw ticket for the 2017 draws. A full list of the March 3 winners is available on our Facebook page.
Portarlington GAA Annual Good Friday Poker Classic will take place on April 14 at 8.30 pm in the GAA Centre. Refreshments served. Early Bird €20 or €25 on the night. Tickets from Joe Whelan 087- 2529977 or Cam McGettrick 087- 7799520.
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