Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way
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Once again Santa’s Helpers will be helping families this Christmas who are struggling to live just day to day. Anyone with children always want to give their children a magical Christmas with Santa. Please give anything you can afford to put a smile on so many children’s faces this Christmas morning. You can donate on this link- firstname.lastname@example.org . E-mail for more information to email@example.com
If you have a son or daughter in 6th class, and wish to enrol them in 1st year at Colàiste Ìosagàin for 2022, then all applications must be submitted by Monday November 1. Any applications after that date will be considered late & a place can not be guaranteed. Please see website under the 2022-2023 admissions tab. Thank you.
A New Product Development Programme course is happening both online and inhouse at MakePort Makerspace in the Portarlington Enterprise Centre in the coming weeks, and is hosted by Local Enterprise Office Laois.The course is delivered by experienced industry professionals who are product designers and digital fabrication experts, and will help you design and create new products. Taking pace on November 3, 11 & 17. For information and to register check out https://bit.ly/LaoisNProdNov3.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of James (Jimmy) Lewis, New Inn Cross, Emo who passed away on Friday October 22. Jimmy was predeceased by his loving wife Bridget. He will be sadly missed by his daughters Elizabeth, Catherine & Pauline, sons Liam & John, brothers Bertie, Phil, Joe & Wally, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Sunday October 24 at St. Paul’s Church, Emo, with burial after in St Paul’s (New) Cemetery. May Jimmy rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Brigid Dempsey (nee McDonald), Jamestown, Ballybrittas & formerly Drumcondra, Dublin who passed away on Sunday October 24. Brigid will be sadly missed by her loving husband Michael, sons Oliver & Martin, daughter Lisa, sister Agnes, grandchildren Aidan, Jack, Emily & Sofia, extended family, carers, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Tuesday October 26 at the Sacred Heart Church, Rath, with burial after in St John’s Church Killenard. May Brigid’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Dr. Oonagh McKeagney, Portarlington & formerly Co. Galway who passed away on Tuesday October 26. Oonagh was predeceased by her loving husband Dr. Charles. She will be sadly missed by her loving family, daughter Fiona, sons Fergus, Francis, Niall, Eoin, Garrett & Morgan, her 28 adored grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & many friends. Requiem Mass took place on Friday October 29 at St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Oonagh’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
The Port GAA Bingo is back. The Club look forward to welcoming their patrons at the earlier time of 8pm every Tuesday at the Portarlington GAA Centre. Patrons are asked to arrive early, face masks and covid certificate are required for entry. Up to €3,500 in prize money to be won. PORT LOTTO Portarlington GAA Club weekly lotto draw Jackpot is now at €6,000. To be in with a chance to win each week just click on the link attached, or you can buy your tickets from any Committee member. https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?LL_ID=1806#Anchor
Lotto results for October 25. Numbers drawn were 7-11-24-27. Jackpot €2,600 won by Deirdre Doyle. €50 each to Lilly Duffy, JJ Nolan, Shelly Hyland, Mary Garry & Martina Wilmot. Promoter-John Kelly. Next Jackpot-€2,000. 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/.