Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way
All the news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington
Colaiste Iosagain will hold a School Mass for the late Ms. Emily Seery on this Thursday March 3 at 2.30pm in St. Michael’s Church, Portarlington. The school wishes to extend an invite to any past pupils who might wish to attend. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SENIOR ALERT ALARM
If you are 65 you can qualify for a Senior Alert Alarm. Two people in the same house can get approval. As long as they both meet the eligibility criteria. There is no installation charge. You will get the equipment and the first year’s monitoring free. After that it will cost €65 a year. However, if there is no suitable landline available and a mobile signal is used, a fee will be charged annually for Sim Credit. Contact the Love Portarlington Office on 057-8608395 for more information.
The Happy Hearts Active Retirement club returned on last Thursday February 24 in the Portarlington Community Centre & will continue every Thursday from 1.45pm to 3.45pm. All active people over 55 welcome.
Portarlington Community Development Association (PCDA) are hoping to raise €50,000 for the general maintenance of the Derryounce Lakes, Trails and Parklands 2022 and every donation will help fund the daily upkeep of this natural treasure in the heart of the Midlands, Ireland. Please SHARE this fundraiser to your friends & family. Link for donations attached. https://www.gofundme.com/…/derryounce-lakes-trails…
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Elizabeth (Betty) Costello (nee Flood), St Patrick’s Tce & late of Portlaoise who passed away on Saturday February 19. Betty was predeceased by her loving husband Michael. She will be sadly missed by her son Conleth, daughters Maureen & Lisa, sister Kathleen, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place at St Michael’s Church Portarlington on Wednesday May 23, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Betty’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Kathleen (Kit) Kearney (nee Lawlor), Ballybrittas & formerly Woodbrook Portarlington who passed away on Sunday February 20. Kathleen was predeceased by her husband Jim. She will be sadly missed by her sons Tim, Noel & James, daughters Anne, Mary, Kathleen & Deirdre, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Tuesday February 22 at St John’s Church Killenard, with burial after in the adjoining Cemetery. May Kathleen’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Kevin O’Neill, Kilnacourt & formerly St Brigid’s Sq, Portarlington, who passed away suddenly on Monday February 21. Kevin will be missed by his partner Alison, family Fintan, Jonathan, Marian, Christopher, Casey, Jessie & Karlymae, grandchildren, brothers, sister, extended family & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Friday February 25 at St Michael’s Church Portarlington, with funeral after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Kevin rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Jackie Leavy, St Brigid’s Sq, who passed away on Wednesday February 23. Jackie was predeceased by his beloved grandson Stephen. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Maura, devoted daughter Rosaleen (Ryan), sons John, Raymond & Donal, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place at St Michael’s Church Portarlington, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Jackie’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
Lotto results for February 21. Numbers drawn were 18-27-21-8. No Jackpot winner. €50 each to Joe Walsh, Carmel Orford, Pat Hyland, Donie Molloy & Patricia McNamara. Promoter’s prize-Geraldine Murphy. Next Jackpot-€2,400. 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/.
GRACEFIELD GAA-will be holding their first fundraising event on Easter Saturday night April 23 with Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones at the Forge at the Anvil Inn Portarlington. This is strictly a limited ticketed event which went on sale on Friday February 18, and can be purchased through Colgan Sports and The Anvil Inn Portarlington, as well as Derek’s website youngwolfetones.com . This promises to be a great night.
PORT GAA NEWS
Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Thursday night. This week’s jackpot is €5,600. 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.
The Port GAA dinner dance will take place on Friday March 11 in the Heritage Hotel Killenard. Tickets are now available from-Johnny Dunne – at 087-7657019. Gráinne McCann, Eoghan Coffey (Anvil Inn), Fiona Cox Dunne & Shaggy Leavy. You can also contact the club directly on their Facebook messenger.