Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way
Your latest news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington
MEALS ON WHEELS
Portarlington Social Services will celebrate 50 years serving the public next year. Started in September 1972 by a group of community spirited local people from different social and religious backgrounds, who saw the need for this service in the Portarlington & surrounding areas. These people gave generously their time and talents to establish this important service.
Delivery of approx 55 meals per day is still undertaken 3 times weekly, by a very loyal group of over 70 people, who give their time so generously. This means that last year up to 10,000 meals were prepared and delivered. The people who receive the meals are recommended for this service by their doctor or the local Primary care Nurses. To continue with this wonderful service, we are always looking for new blood on the Committee. If you are interested, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the Centre at 0578623461.
The Love Port office is now based at the old Boys School in Patrick St. Their new phone no is 057 8608395. Call in to see them. Office hours are- Mon – Thurs 9am-2pm. Fri 9am-12:30pm, or email on email@example.com
Do you qualify for the Seniors Alert Scheme?
Are you over 65? Then you may be entitled to the Seniors Alert Scheme.
Contact the Love Portarlington Office at 057 8608395. E-Mail-
PORTARLINGTON CYCLING AUDIT: Click here.
Parents can now register their Children aged 12–15 on the HSE vaccination Portal. Official word has to come from the HSE to confirm that vaccination for this age group will also be available in Pharmacies.
Parental or guardian consent will be required and children aged 12-15 will need to be accompanied by an adult to any vaccination appointment.
Heartfelt Sympathy to the family of Glen Earley, Castlelea View, Ballymorris who passed away suddenly on Tuesday August 17. Glen will be sadly missed by his heartbroken parents Pat & Joan, his brothers Christian (twin), P.J., Keane, Alex & Craig, sisters Megan, Amy, Ellie & Rachel, grandparents Frank, Marie, Eddie, Martha & Padraig, extended family & many friends. Funeral Mass took place on Friday August 20 at St Michael’s Church Portarlington, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Glen rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of John Desmond (Des) Dinan, Kilnacourt & late of Mayo & Waterford who passed away on Tuesday August 17. Des will be sadly missed by his loving wife Ann, sons David, John, Raymond & Steven, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother Noel, sister Vivienne, extended family, neighbours & friends. Cremation took place on Saturday August 21 at Mount Jerome Crematorium. May Des rest in Peace.
GOOD LUCK NICOLE
Wishing Nicole Turner all the very best in Tokyo. Nicole will swim in her first event on August 25. Wishing Nicole all the success in the world at her second Paralympic games, and hoping she has the best time ever. Her swims are S6 women 50m freestyle, August 25, S6 women 100m breaststroke, August 28 & S6 women 50m butterfly, August 30.
Portarlington GAA Club weekly lotto draw Jackpot is now at €12,400. To be in with a chance to win each week just click on the link here, or you can buy your tickets from any Committee member.
What a great weekend recently in Portarlington on both sides of the river. Well done to the Portarlington Senior footballers who beat Graiguecullen in the County final in O’Moore Park Portlaoise. Also well done to the Offaly U20 team in the all-Ireland final at Croke Park. They had a great win over Roscommon.
Lotto results for August 16. Numbers drawn were 27-22-25-29. No winner of €2,400 Jackpot. €50 each to Tiggy Murphy, Lucy Grattan, Ronan Walsh, Anne Marie Meredith & Brian Guinan. Promoter-Breda Flanagan. Next Jackpot-€2,600. 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/.