Latest Laois News: All Around Portarlington Way
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IRISH GUIDE DOGS
The Laois Branch of the Irish Guide Dogs would like to thank the people of Portarlington Parish, for their generosity in the recent Church Gate collection.
The total amount raised was €895.
Bridge has resumed in Garryhinch Golf Club, & will continue every Monday night at 7.45pm. New members welcome.
Bridge has resumed & will continue every Wednesday night at 7.45pm at Garryhinch Golf Club. New members welcome.
Art Appreciation Course-5 week course with artist Caroline Keane exploring artwork from the permanent collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Fridays Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, & Nov 4 from 3pm-4:30 pm. Booking advised.
Autism in Girls Talk-Fiona Ferris from As I Am will deliver a talk on Autism in Girls on Thursday October 13 at 7:30pm. Booking advised.
Laois Connects Talk – 5 Ways to Wellbeing-Thursday October 13 at 11am.
Healthy Ireland Talk -Sensory Toys and Playtime with your Child by Eleanor Glennon.
Wednesday October 19 from 7-8pm.
Card Club-Every Tuesday at 11am, no need to book.
Knitting Club-Every Friday 10:30am-12:30pm. Join us for some crafting, a cuppa and a chat. No need to book new members always welcome.
Junior Book Club-The junior book club meets on the last Wednesday of the month 6pm. Suitable for 9-12yr olds. Limited places available.
Adult Book Club-The adult book club meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 11am. We are reading Restless by William Boyd for October and copies are available in Portarlington Library. New members always welcome.
For all of the above, where booking is essential call 057 7643751 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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) has resumed & will continue every Thursday night from 7.30pm-9pm at the Social Services Centre, Link Road, Portarlington. 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 George Doyle, Rath, Ballybrittas & formerly Killeshin, Co. Laois, who passed away on Tuesday September 20. George was predeceased by his parents James & Elizabeth, brother Packie, sisters Maria, Josie & Lillie & daughter in law Nerissa. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Mary (Maisie), sons James, George & John, daughters Tina (Dwyer) & Mary (Collins), his 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 Portarlington, who passed away on Wednesday September 21. Tony was predeceased by his parents John & Bridget, brother Seamus, sisters Debbie & Evelyn. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Karin, daughters Eve & Jennifer, sons in law Matthew & Jason, his 5 adored grandsons, brother Dick, sisters Angela, Sheila & Marian, extended family & friends. Tony’s funeral will take place in Sydney, Australia. May Tony rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Heather McGrath (nee Duffy), Coolgarry, Walsh Island, who passed away on Thursday September 22 surrounded by her devoted family. Heather was predeceased by her loving husband Jim, daughter Ann & son Liam. She will be sadly missed by her sons James, Pat, Michael & Kevin, daughters Bridget (Donagher), Heather (Scully) & Madeline (Flint), sisters Philomena, Eileen, Bridie & Bernie, brother Jim, 23 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Sunday September 25 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Walsh Island, with burial after in the adjoining Cemetery. May Heather’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
PORT CHRISTMAS TREE
The Portarlington Christmas Tree committee are asking for the public’s help in raising funds to cover the costs of decorating the town over the festive period. The Square in the town has been lit for over 40 years, and they are keen to continue carrying on the tradition. However, insurance, electric and maintenance costs mean they require assistance.
As the committee are hoping to raise €5,000, any coverage you could offer would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to speak to a member of the committee please get in touch. You can also donate online at https://www.gofundme.com/f/portarlington-christmas-tree
PORT GAA NEWS
LOTTO-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Tuesday night. This week’s jackpot is €12,000. 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 September 26. Numbers drawn were 16-9-23-10. No Jackpot winner. €50 each to Catherine Cunningham, Pat Hyland, Ann Fullam, Niall Byrne & Pat Kiely. Promoter prize -J Hanlon. Next week’s Jackpot-€2,400.