Latest Laois News: All around Portarlington Way
Your news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington
The Portarlington Meals on Wheels committee would like to thank all who donated to our recent Church gate collection. The generosity of our local community & surrounding areas has been unreal over the 50 years of this Service. We sincerely thank everyone for your continued support.
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.
Stay Connected-Do you want to learn more about smartphones, tablets and iPads? Do you want to learn more about using your own device?
Sign up for a free ‘Staying Connected @ the Library’ course, starting in Portarlington Library on Thursday November 3 from 10:30-12pm for 6 weeks. Call Portarlington Library on 057 8643751 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Clever Little Handies-Free Clever Little Handies Course . Portarlington Library from Wednesday November 9 at 11:40am (running for 4 weeks). Clever Little Handies is a baby sign language class using Irish Sign Language signs that pertain to the day to day with a baby, taught through nursery rhymes, songs and poems. The classes are for parents with babies from newborn up. We already know babies can communicate with their hands before they can talk; they can wave; they can clap; they can point. They have the dexterity in their hands to formulate signs long before they have the muscle dexterity in their mouths to form words. By teaching them sign language from an early age they will have a vocabulary to use, even if they’re not formulating words. Places limited booking essential call 057 8643751 or email email@example.com
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Trevor Ennis, St Michael’s Park who passed away on Monday October 17. Trevor was predeceased by his Mam Mall (Keogh). He will be sadly missed by his sister Avril, brother Alex, sons Kalil & Jack & their mother Niamh, aunts, uncles, especially Christina & Pat, goddaughter Cleo, nephew Killian, extended family & many friends. Funeral Mass took place on Tuesday October 25 at St Michael’s Church Portarlington, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Trevor rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Brendan Lyons, Spa St & formerly Dublin who passed away on Saturday October 22. Brendan will be sadly missed by his loving wife Brigid (nee Ryan), son Paul, daughters Michelle & Louise and their partners Alison & Sean, grandchildren Craig, Troy, Tia, Jack & Derala, brothers, sisters, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Tuesday October 25 at St Michael’s Church Portarlington, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Brendan rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Teresa Bolton (nee Dunne), Blackhall Bridge, Portarlington who passed away on Friday October 21 at her home. Teresa was predeceased by her loving husband Bill & daughter in law Margaret. She will be sadly missed by her daughters Teresa, Una, Aileen, Anne & Margaret, sons Bill & John, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister Anne, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Monday October 24 at St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s cemetery. May Teresa’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Alice Maher (nee Mulhall) Woodview, the Lock Portarlington & formerly Woodenbridge, Ballybrittas who passed away on Monday October 24. Alice was predeceased by her loving husband Pat & darling daughter Ailish. She will be sadly missed by her sons John, James, Padraig & David, daughters Mary & Margaret, brother Dan, grandchildren, extended family & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Wednesday October 26 at St Michael’s Church Portarlington, with burial after in St John’s cemetery Killenard. May Alice’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Joe Carthy, Garrymona, Walsh Island & formerly of Bord na Móna, Croghan, who passed away in his 91st year on Saturday October 22nd. Beloved husband of the late Betty(1998). Much loved father of Joan, Cep, Ann and Derek, adored and adoring grandfather of Barry, Darragh, Ray and Leo, father-in-law and friend of Ross Shorten, Colm Burke, Enda Daly and Amanda Fennelly. Joe will be sadly missed by his sisters Lill (Ryan, Marian Hill) & Cáit (Dobbyn, Kilmalogue Cross), brothers Jim, Anthony & Dave, his large extended family, neighbours and friends. Predeceased by his siblings Seán, Liam, Moll (Sr Monica), Nellie and Brock. Funeral Mass takes place tomorrow Tuesday October 25th, leaving Maher’s Chapel of Rest at 11.20am for Funeral Mass at 12pm at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Walsh Island. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May Joe rest in Peace.
The Parish Office is located at the Parochial House, Patrick Street, Portarlington & and serves parishes of Portarlington, Killenaed, Rath and Emo. Opening Hours– Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 1.30 pm. Parish Staff, Eileen Ryan & Rosemary Whelan. Tel: 057- 864 3004.
Bingo at Port GAA Centre every Tuesday night at 8pm. Over €3,000 in prize money to be won. Port GAA Club’s brand new website is now live…www.portarlingtongaa.ie.
PORT GAA NEWS
LOTTO-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Tuesday night. This week’s jackpot is €12,800. Tickets can be bought from club members or online via www.play.clubforce.com.
Lotto results for October 24. Numbers drawn were 15-25-29-26. No Jackpot winner. €50 each to Frank Higgins, Liz Whelan, Mary Evans, Beatrice Ryan & Liz McLoughlin. Promoter prize-Christy Bryan. Next week’s Jackpot-€2,600.