Around Portarlington Way
Saluting the Brave
Mountmellick group Emer Dunne and Drua will be performing their popular show ‘Saluting the Brave’ again this year, this time in Portarlington as part of Heritage Week 2015. The show, which features songs and music of the Great War, was very successful and attracted a large audience when they performed it in Mountmellick last year. The show takes place on Saturday August 29 at 8.00pm in the Old Convent assembly Hall, Patrick Street, Portarlington, (beside the RC Church) Admission is €10. The highlight of the programme will be The Promise of Barty O’Brien (1951) , a rarely-seen featurette, specially restored for this presentation. It is a compelling family drama about a young man who dreams of becoming an engineer at the Portarlington Power Station. Wednesday 26 August, 8pm, €7/€5.
To BOOK TICKETS, please contact the Box Office on 057 86 63355 or visit the website on www.dunamaise.ie
Portarlington NCBI Shop
The NCBI shop Main St has had a thorough re-vamp and looks really well. We urge you to give your donations of clothing, household linen, bric a brac and unwanted gifts to registered charity shops, such as NCBI. The charity has been helping blind and vision impaired people for about eighty-five years and is highly respected.
Dancing continues every Monday night in The Gandon Inn, till midnight in aid of Portarlington St V de Paul. August 24- Tony Bird. August 31-Brian McDermott. Come along for a great night out. Admission €7. All welcome.
Emo House Farmers Market and Craft Fair takes place every Sunday between 10.30am and 4.30pm. It is located in Emo Village at the gates into Emo Court. Why not pop down and browse through the fabulous food and craft stalls. For more information contact-087-2638140.
HAPPY HEARTS ACTIVE RETIREMENT CLUB
Re-opens on September 3 after the Summer holidays. This Club caters for the over 55’s. New members very welcome.
O’ROURKE SCHOOL OF BALLET
Now enrolling for September 15. Classes will take place in Portarlington Community Centre every Saturday. Royal Academy of Dance registered. For a free trial class, call 086-3025524 or check out our Facebook page.
Portarlington Boxing Club will be back after the holidays on Wednesday August 26 @7pm in Portarlington Gaa Centre. New Members are welcome to join the team.