Around Portarlington Way
Bingo will continue in Portarlington GAA Centre every Tuesday night at 8.30pm. Over €2,000 in prize money.
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. July 24-Checkers. Come along for a great night out. Admission €7. All welcome.
PORTARLINGTON TEXT ALERT
We are currently seeking community interest in the establishment of a Text Alert Service in the Portarlington area. We need your help to create awareness in your estate or area. If you would like to become a champion for your area & you could help us get the word out there you can contact the Loveport office on 085- 8568801 or call to the office in the Community Centre where you can get a registration form. We will also have registration forms in Centra Main St during the PCDA collection days on Friday & Saturday next July 21 & 22.
Text alert is now active all over the country and it is found to be very effective to help
people feel safe in their own homes.
LAOIS AGE FRIENDLY
Laois Age Friendly Business Recognition Scheme is holding a Workshop in County Hall, Portlaoise on Wednesday July 19 at 7pm. It’s easy to make your business age friendly. Most age friendly practices are low to zero cost, i.e. providing customer seating, making toilets available to older customers, having clearer signage, offering smaller portions, special offers for older customers or providing a magnifying glass or spare glasses can mean a big difference. Simple changes such as making your business easier to find, enter, move around and make purchases in are good for your customers and better for your business. By promoting a business as an Age Friendly Business you are letting older people know that you value their custom and you are committed to serving them. This is a 2 hour presentation/workshop and if your business would be interested in attending please contact Geraldine Delaney, Community Development Section, Laois County Council on 057- 86 64107 or email@example.com.
LAOIS COMMUNITY & VOLUNTARY AWARDS
Laois County Council in participation with Laois Public Participation Network are proud to announce that the Laois Community and Voluntary Awards, 2017 are being held in the Autumn. Nomination Forms and details available from Claire Buckley, Community & Enterprise Section or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for Nominations is Friday July 21, 2017.
LAOIS LOCAL ENTERPRISE OFFICE
Local Enterprise Office Laois will be holding a business clinic in the Portarlington Enterprise Centre on Friday July 21. This will be an opportunity for local businesses, or for people from Portarlington hoping to start a business, to meet with the Local Enterprise Office on a one to one basis for a private discussion about the supports the Enterprise Office can offer your business. To book an appointment call Seamus Doran on 057-8661800.
Deepest Sympathy to the Kavanagh family on the death of their sister Sadie (Sally) Cliffedale (nee Kavanagh) formerly Ballymorris. Sally will be sadly missed by her loving daughter Sandra, brothers, sisters, her extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Thursday July 13 in St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Sally rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Seamus Murphy formerly 4, St Michael’s Park who died in England. Son of the late Jimmy & Jane Murphy. May Seamus rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to Kelly Brown & her family Castle Gate on the death of her brother Johnny Wall Arklow, Co. Wicklow who passed away on Tuesday July 11. Predeceased by his father Gerry. Johnny will be sadly missed by his loving mother Kathleen, brothers Thomas, Alan & Markey, sisters Kelly & Mary Ann, partner Karen, nanny Bridget, extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place in St Joseph’s Church Templerainey on Monday July 17, with burial after in St Gabriel’s Cemetery Arklow. May Johnny rest in Peace.
PORTARLINGTON JUNIOR TENNIS CLUB
Don’t Miss out! Places still available. Total cost €60 for 8 weeks of Children’s Summer Tennis. Rackets and balls provided. Come every day or only on the days that suit you. Includes Free club membership and access fob for 2017. To register ring 087 1231135. Facebook: portarlingtontennisclub.ie.