Latest Laois News: All Around Portarlington Way
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PORT YOUTH CLUB
As the Club prepares to reopen to members, they are currently seeking volunteers. The members have grown in numbers and as such the club can only reopen with the support of volunteers to help to provide a service to the young people of the community to which they value very much. If you are interested in volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or Private message on their Facebook page.
Portarlington Credit Unionare delighted to announce that they are offering 5/ €1,000 Maureen McEvoy Bursary Awards this year for 2022.
This bursary is open to first year students only. Students must have been awarded a place in 3rd level, full time education. To apply: https://portcu.ie/about/downloads. Pick up a form in the office. Phone the office and they can post out a form. Closing date is September 16, 2022.
PORTARLINGTON LIBRARY EVENTS
Adult Book Club-This month we are reading The Island of Lost Trees by Elif Shafak, next meeting is on Tuesday August 30 at 11am. New members always welcome.
Knitting Group- Every Friday 10:30m-12:30pm. Pop in for a chat and some crafting. New members always welcome. Call 057 8643751 or email email@example.com for more information.
PARENT & TODDLER The Parent & Toddler group will be back in the Community Centre every Wednesday morning at 10am. For more information contact Carol at 0851475081.
A great night of entertainment takes place on Thursday September 29 at the Dunamaise Theatre, to raise funds for the Derryounce Lakes and Trails project. Recently discovered films from the 1920s of Portarlington, Dublin and elsewhere from the Mathews Collection will be shown. A separate exhibition in the Foyer of Ronnie and Jack Mathews vintage motoring memorabilia. Tickets are €15. Thanks to Tim Mathews and Laois Co Co.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Pauric (Babs) Mahon, Coolagarry Walsh Island who passed away on Monday August 15. Pauric was predeceased by his father Tommy & sister Catherine. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Niamh, son Shay, beloved mother Joan, brothers Thomas, Matt & Noel, sister’s Ann, Siobhan & Mags, uncle Frank, aunt Teresa, parents in law Jim & Kathleen, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Friday August 19 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Walsh Island. Burial after in the adjoining Cemetery. May Pauric rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Bernard Downey (Jnr), Droughill Portarlington who passed away on Saturday August 20. Bernard will be sadly missed by his devoted parents Barney & Ann, sister Brigid, brother’s Paddy, John & Eddie, nieces, nephews, extended family, carers, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place at St Michael’s Church on Thursday August 25, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Bernard’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Fintan Dunne, Portarlington, Rathfarnham, Enniskerry & Newbridge who passed away on Tuesday August 23. EX Detective CDU an Garda Siochana. Fintan was predeceased by his daughter Rosemarie. He will be sadly miss by his loving wife Margaret, sons David, Robert & Dermot, daughter Sheila, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Thursday August 25 at St Paul of the Cross Church, Mount Argus, with burial at Bohernabreena Cemetery. May Fintan rest in Peace.
PORT GAA NEWS
LOTTO-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Tuesday night. This week’s jackpot is €11.000. Tickets can be bought from club members or online via www.play.clubforce.com.
Bingo at Port GAA Centre every Tuesday night at 8pm. Over €3,000 in prize money to be won. Port GAA Clubs brand new website is now live…www.portarlingtongaa.ie.
Lotto results for August 22. Numbers drawn were 19-2-6-20. No Jackpot winner. €50 each to Alannah Keegan, Bernie Flanagan, John Kelly, Rachael Foster & Margaret Walsh. Promoter prize-Gabby Slattery. Next week’s Jackpot-€4,200.
Tickets from your usual seller, also from Centra Shop, Gracefield, and Anthony Early’s Shop Gracefield, or alternatively you can now do it online if you follow the link below. https://smartlotto.ie/gracefield-gaa/.