Around Portarlington Way
Bingo will continue in Portarlington GAA Centre every Tuesday night at 8.30pm. Over €2,000 in prize money.
URGENT SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE PCDA
The Derryounce Lakes committee have been contacted by Bord Na Mona ref the Train Track up on the Derryounce lakes. There have been several people walking along these train tracks which is illegal as the locomotives that still use these tracks have no ability to stop, making this very dangerous. Please please be aware whilst walking up on the Derryounce walks of this safety matter. If you have any questions regarding this you can contact a member of the Portarlington Trails group, the Portarlington Wildlife conservation group or the Derryounce Lakes & Trails group. The Derryounce project is part of the Portarlington Community Development Association.
Arlington AFC Juveniles are holding a Halloween Disco on Saturday October 28 from 4pm to 6pm at Port Rugby Club Lea Road, Portarlington. Call 085 806 4858 for more information. Fancy dress optional, prizes for best costume. All AFC & Portarlington RFC members, friends & families are welcome to attend.
Pumpkin Garden will be open on Saturday 28 – Monday 30 October from 2 pm to 7 pm. All are welcome. Choose from their large selection of Pumpkins. Free tea and coffee for adults, hot chocolate with marshmallows for children. Beside A & S Meats Main St Portarlington, or call Alan for more details on 087- 9979180.
A HOWL OF A NIGHT
Halloween party at Portarlington Golf Club on Saturday October 28 @ 9pm. Come along and enjoy the party atmosphere. Music by the very popular Paul Byrne. Tasty food from John the Chef. Overnight Hotel stay for the best Costume, plus lots of more prizes. Admission €10.
The volunteers at the Care Charity shop Main St would like to thank all who supported their recent coffee mornings for Breast cancer awareness. The total amount raised was €235. Raffle winners were Valerie Weldon, Maria Knight, Lilly Campbell, Theresa Brennan, Mary Keogh, Michelle Houlihan, Marian Coogan & Trisha McEvoy. A big well done to all the ladies who helped in any way to make it a success.
CHRISTMAS TREE COMMITTEE
The Committee are carrying out their annual door-to-door collections during the months of October & November. We look forward to your continued support.
EMO ART & CRAFT FAIR
Craft fair takes place on Sunday November 12 in The Community Centre, Emo at 11.30am to 5pm. Cost of table €25. If interested call Stephanie on 086- 8378659 by text or
call after 4pm.
FRIENDS TOGETHER SOCIAL CLUB
Friends together continue to meet every Tuesday & Friday from 2.30 – 5pm in the Scouts Den, Main Street. Lots of activities planned for the months ahead. Call in for a chat and a cuppa. All very welcome. For more information contact 087-2788472.
PORTARLINGTON CONCERT BAND
Lessons for Beginners and Intermediate has commenced every Thursday from 4.30pm-5.30pmpm & 5.30pm-6.30pm in the former girl’s school Patrick St (now used by the boys NS). Boys & Girls 9+ & enthusiastic adults welcome. Musical instruments provided. If interested contact: Joan Hennessy @ 087-6229172 or Pat Donegan @ 083-8510423.
COMMUNITY TEXT ALERTS
Community Text Alerts is now up and running in Portarlington & Killenard. Forms to sign up to the scheme are available in the Loveport office in the Community Centre or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Ph Love Port office @ 085-8568801 for more information.
Disability Special Interest Group
First meeting of Laois Public Participations Disability Special Interest Group takes place on Wednesday October 25 at 8.15pm in the Parish Centre, Portlaoise. This meeting is open to all. Topics up for discussion include, access in our towns, mental health services, equal opportunities/access for people with disabilities. For further details contact Pamela Tynan, Laois PPN Coordinator on 057 8665661 or email email@example.com
BLESSING OF THE GRAVES
Rosary & Blessing of the Graves will take place on Sunday November 5. Blessing will take place in Killenard after the 10.30am Mass & St. Michael’s Cemetery, Portarlington at 3pm.
Portarlington Community Centre are holding their AGM on Wednesday November 29 from 8-9pm in Studio 2. All are welcome to have their say on their local community centre.
The Rainbow Programme for Primary School children of the parish aged 7-12 years will commence in the Presentation Primary School, Station Road on Wednesday November 8 from 2.30pm – 3.15pm and every Wednesday at the same time. The programme consists of twelve sessions, one session weekly with two ‘Celebrate Me’ days. Rainbows’ is a support programme for children who have experienced death, a separation or are struggling through a painful experience. If you are interested in acquiring more information to have your child or children take part in this programme, contact Ursula or Dolores on 057-8623007 (Mon. – Fri. 9am-2.30pm – School Hours).
To mark the 3-year anniversary of Porterhouse Players they are organising a tour performing their latest satire comedy in 3 acts called “It Happened At The Hollywood Hotel” , written by director of the group Frank Hollingsworth. Performances will take place in Portlaosie, Athy & Tullamore in October and November.
This play has been called the “Irish Fawlty Towers”.
With lots of music & charming melodies implemented into scenes in the show.
The Porterhouse players would like to thank their sponsors as without them this play would not be possible. Forthcoming Shows are taking place in the Portlaoise Parochial Hall, Station Rd on Thursday & Friday October 26 & 27 @ 8pm. In Athy Community Art Centre, Woodstock Street on Friday & Saturday November 10 & 11. Tullamore Community Art Centre, High St on Friday & Saturday November 17 & 18.
PORTARLINGTON LAWN TENNIS CLUB
Presentation of Awards 2017 will be held on Friday October 27 in the Club House. Please arrive 5 minutes before start time. Family and friends of Award winners are invited to attend. Mini and Midi Tennis Awards will be presented at 7.15pm. Sponsored by
Arco Engineering. Club Championship 2017 Awards and Beginner’s Awards
will be presented at 8pm. Sponsored by Portarlington Credit Union.
PORTARLINGTON GAA CLUB & COMBINED CLUBS MEMBERS LOTTO DRAW
Numbers Drawn 3-6-18-31, No Jackpot winner. Jackpot next week €9,600.
Results sheets available locally. Tickets available from Burbages, Tynans Butchers, The Railway Bar, Pint O Port, Luttrell Oil, Spar Station Rd or from any committee member.
We welcome all loyal patrons and new patrons of Portarlington Bingo to McCann Park every Tuesday night at 8.30pm. Over €2k in prizes every week. Bingo as normal on the October 24. NO Bingo on Halloween night October 31, but running as usual on Tuesday November 7.
Thanks to all those who helped to organise and all those that supported our Race Night Fundraiser in the Anvil recently.
Fixtures-U15 Cross Border Floodlit Competition 2B Rd 2 Portarlington vs Railyard on October 27 at 19.30pm in McCann Park.
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