Around Portarlington Way
Mount St Annes, Killenard Annual Christmas Fair will take place on Sunday December 3 from 11am to 4pm. We are now taking bookings for those who wish to sell their produce on the day. Early booking is essential as places are limited. Contact Catherine on 057-8626153 for further details/booking.
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 VILLAGE MARKET
The market continues every Sunday from 11am to 4pm. Lots of items on sale. Eg-Cakes, Baskets, Knits, Soaps, Chocolates, Wine, Jewellery, Candles and so much more on show. Come and say hello.
MONDAY NIGHT DANCING
Dancing in Aid of Portarlington St Vincent de Paul every Monday night in the Gandon Inn Hotel & Restaurant. Admission €7. Dancing 9.30pm to 12. A great night assured.
A public meeting on the future of Portlaoise Hospital is being held in the Portlaoise Parish Centre on Thursday November 9 at 8 pm. Speakers are Brian Stanley TD, Louise O’Reilly TD, Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Health and Joe Hoolan, Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). In view of the HSE Report which recommends the downgrading of the A&E Department, show your opposition by coming along and having your voice heard.
Sandylane National School are hosting a Scholastic Children’s Book Fair on November 9 to 15 in the Parochial Hall, The Square, Portarlington. Dates and times are as follows:
Thursday November 9- 3-4 pm. Friday 10- 3-6 pm. Saturday 11- 10 am – 12pm.
Monday 13 – Wednesday 15- 3- 4 pm daily. If you would like to see what books will be on offer take a look online here.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Patricia Dempsey (nee Dowling) Garryhinch & formerly O’Moore Forest Mountmellick who passed away on Friday October 20. Patricia was predeceased by her loving husband Patsy. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Mary, sons Joe & Aidan, grandchildren, sisters Margaret, Bernie, Mary & Dolores, brother John, extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Sunday October 22 in St Michael’s Church Portarlington, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Patricia rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Josie Wilcocks (nee Egan) England & late of Kilmalogue who passed away recently in England. Burial of ashes took place in St Michael’s Cemetery after Mass on Tuesday October 24 in St Michael’s Church. May Josie rest in Peace.
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.
Community Mental Health Support Group meets every Thursday at 7.30pm in the Jobs Club, Oriel House, Main St. Contact Michelle 086 418 3805 – www.grow.ie
ARLINGTON SOCCER CLUB LOTTO
Results for October 17. Letters drawn- E- I- G- P. No winner of Jackpot. Next Jackpot €7,700. Draw will take place on October 31.
PORTARLINGTON GAA CLUB
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 November 7.
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