Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way
All the news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Wishing everyone a Happy & a Healthy New Year. Stay safe everyone.
Now that the nights are getting shorter, do you know anyone over the age of 65, that maybe a Senior Alert Alarm could enable them to have some peace of mind. The first year monitoring is free, no installation charge for Landline phone. If anyone is interested in any of the above, the Love Port office can do all the necessary paper work. Over the phone, you can contact 057- 8608395. E-mail email@example.com. The Love Portarlington office opening hours are as follows-Monday – Thursday 9am -2pm. Fri 9am – 12:30pm
New Grow Mental Health Peer Support meeting taking place every Thursday afternoon starting at 2.30pm until 4.30pm in the Social Services Centre Portarlington. Any person over 18 years of age is welcome to attend. If you require any further information in relation to this meeting, please contact: Assumpta on 086 8114135 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Club have some fantastic news. The club received great news from Colaiste Iosagain that they can return to where they had been hosting the Dojo for the last number of years. They have held a number of online classes up until last April in Microbits, Python, Unity & Scratch and also continuing with their sister club MakePort. The intention is to start up again in the New Year – pandemic permitting. Please get in touch if you can help. The club prioritise the children of mentors meaning they will be able to get ahead of the dojo waiting list. Check out the Coder Dojo Portarlington facebook page for more information.
Irish Dancing Classes take place in Emo every Friday evening @ 6.15pm. For more information Contact Ann at (085) 2531131, or Deane at (085) 197 8879. Regional, National and World Champions. We teach both competitive and non competitive dancers. Dancers Learn at their own pace and it’s never too late to start.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Oliver Brereton, Millgrove, Bracknagh who passed away on Thursday December 23. Oliver will be sadly missed by his loving wife Bernie, daughter Olivia, sons Ronan, Enda, Brocan & Finbarr, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Sunday December 26 at St Brocan’s Church Bracknagh, with burial after in St Brocan’s Cemetery. May Oliver rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Edward Mulhall, Morette Emo, who passed away on Saturday December 25. Edward will be sadly missed by his brother Shay, sister- in -law Catherine, nephews, nieces, extended family & friends. Funeral took place on Monday December 27 at St Paul’s Church, Emo, with burial in the adjoining Cemetery. May Edward rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Anne Gilligan, (nee Thompson), Coolbanagher, Emo & late of Ballyfin, who passed away on Sunday December 26. Anne will be sadly missed by her loving sons Martin, Michael & Desmond, daughter Shirley, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Friday December 31 at St Fintan’s Church Ballyfin, with burial after at St Fintan’s Cemetery. May Anne’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Sean O’Keefe, Bishopswood, Portarlington who passed away on Sunday December 26. Sean was predeceased by his sisters Sadie & Peggy. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Ailish, sons John & Dermot, daughters Caroline, Catherine, Sarah, Alicia & Shauna, brother Michael, grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Friday December 31 at St Michael’s Church Portarlington, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Sean rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family, relatives & friends of George Cobbe, Kilbride Portarlington who passed away on Tuesday January 4.George was well known for his many years working in Fletchers Hardware. He was also known for his love of Sport. Funeral service took place at St John’s Church, Coolbanagher on Friday January 7, with burial in the adjoining Churchyard. May George’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
VIRTUAL COUCH TO 5K
Have you always wanted to complete a 5k but are unable to commit to a set time and day ? Well, why not try a virtual option instead – run when it suits you ! https://www.slouchto5k.ie/virtual-c25k Train around family or work commitments at a time and place that is convenient. You will be given a weekly training plan, tips, individual advice and a virtual group check in with the coach every Friday.
Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club have announced that booking is no longer required for Club Members. Please observe social distancing and regular club rules of play. The Booking system will resume in Spring if Covid conditions make it necessary. P.L.T.C. wish A Happy & safe New Years to all our Members, their Families and Friends.Also, Consider gifting an individual or family membership to our club. Great Value. Great birthday present. Tennis has been a great socially distanced sport during the strange times of 2021. Help someone you love to exercise in a safe environment. For further info. Contact 087 9463147 anytime, or check out our website www.portarlingtontennisclub.ie
Lotto results for January 4. Numbers drawn were 21-29-19-26. No winner of the €3,600 Jackpot. €50 each to Mary Writh, Mary Murphy, Cathal Bryan, Eimear Lawless & Tony Carty. Promoter-M Bryan. Next Jackpot-€3,800. 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/.