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Portarlington Social Services/Meals on Wheels are celebrating 50 years of serving the people of Portarlington & surrounding areas. We will celebrate with a Ecumenical Service & Blessing on Friday October 7 at 7pm in the Social Services Centre, Link Road. All people who had any association with the Service from the beginning to the present day are welcome to attend.
SOCIAL SERVICES BINGO
The senior citizens Bingo has resumed & will continue every Wednesday night at 8.30pm in the Social Services Centre, Link Road. With tea & biscuits & chat after.
Bridge has resumed in Garryhinch Golf Club, & will continue every Monday night at 7.45pm. New members welcome.
Bridge will resume this Wednesday September 28 at 7.45pm at Garryhinch Golf Club. New members welcome.
Portarlington Active Retirement Club has resumed after the Summer break, every Thursday from 1.45pm to 3.45pm at the Portarlington Community Centre. New members welcome.
THE NEWELL CHOIR
The Newell Choir (working title) commenced on Thursday last September 22 at the Social Services Centre, Link Road, Portarlington. The Choir will continue every Thursday from 7.30pm – 9pm. More than just choral training, members receive instruction in breath control, vocal technique and voice projection from a specialist singing teacher with professional performance experience. Subscription fee of €100 per term covers-Sheet Music, Part Recordings & Venue Rental. Previous choral experience or the ability to read music is not a requirement. Enquires to Patricia & Edward at 057 8623152 or Just Show Up on the night.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Betty Byrne (nee McCowen), Rathfarnham & formerly Station road Portarlington, who passed away on Friday September 16. Betty will be sadly missed by her sons Alan & Peter, daughter Lorna, grandchildren Daragh, Mia, Evan, Laura & Alex, great grandchild Ollie, extended family & many friends. Funeral Mass took place on Tuesday September 20 at the Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham, followed by cremation at Mount Jerome Crematorium. May Betty’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Michael Collins, Dublin & Main St Portarlington who passed away on Friday September 16. Michael will be sadly missed by his family Catherine, Ned, Martin & Bridget, extended family & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Tuesday September 20 at St Mary’s Church, Drom, with burial after in Drom old Cemetery. May Michael rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Pamela Conneely (nee O’Sullivan), Clonee, Co. Meath & late of Portarlington, who passed away on Sunday September 18. Pamela was predeceased by her brother Jim (Garryhinch) & sister in law Nicky. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband John & daughter Denise, brother’s George (Killenard) & Denis, sisters in law Pauline, Geraldine, Rita & Anne, brothers in law Mario & Coilin, extended family, neighbours & Friends. Funeral Mass took place on Wednesday September 21 at the Church of Ss. Peter & Paul, Dunboyne, with Cremation after in Glasnevin Crematorium. May Pamela’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of George Doyle, Rath Ballybrittas & Killeshin, who passed away on Tuesday September 20 in his 88th year. Predeceased by his parents James & Elizabeth, brother Packie, sisters Maria, Josie & Lillie & daughter in law Nerissa. George will be sadly missed by his loving wife Mary, daughters Martina (Dwyer) & Mary (Collins), sons James, George & John, 11 grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Thursday September 22 at the Sacred Heart Church, Rath, with burial after in St John’s Cemetery, Killenard. May George rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Tony Dowling, Sydney Australia & formerly Congress Tce. Tony was predeceased by his parents John & Bridget, brother Seamus & sisters Debbie & Evelyn. Tony will be sadly missed by his loving wife Karin, daughters Eve & Jennifer, 5 wonderful grandsons, brother Dick, sister’s Angela, Sheila & Marian, extended family & friends. Tony’s funeral will take place in Australia. May Tony rest in Peace.
PORT GAA NEWS
LOTTO-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Tuesday night. This week’s jackpot is €11.800. 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 Sept 19. Numbers drawn were 25-15-29-6. No Jackpot winner. €50 each to Helen Daly, Niall Corcoran, Jack & Rose, J Byrne & Mick McEvoy. Promoter prize-Jamie Hanlon. Next week’s Jackpot-€2,200.