Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way
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Exciting new Business Level 6 modules starting in January 2023 with Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre, Places are limited. Call them today at 0578623161 to find out more or click on the following link to apply now: https://portarlingtonfetc.ie/expression-of-interest…/…
Santas Helpers would like to thank everyone who contributed so kindly to their fundraising. Well done to everyone involved who have contributed to the welfare of others in our community.
MEALS ON WHEELS
Portarlington meals on wheels would like to thank all those (too numerous to mention) who donated to their Service. The generosity of people is overwhelming. In 2022 there was over 10,000 meals delivered. Thanks to the girls who cook & to the many volunteer delivery people. We remember the people who passed away during the year who volunteered to the service. May they rest in Peace.
O’DEMPSEY’S GFC MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING TALK
Frank Diamond from the charity ALPS, (All Lives Are Precious), will deliver a powerful talk on Mental Health, Wellbeing, Gratitude and Building Resilience on Friday January 20 at 8pm at O’Dempsey’s GFC Clubhouse. This is a community event that is open to both members and non-members, and we encourage you to attend.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Celine Knight (nee Phillips) Seskin Portarlington who passed away suddenly on Thursday December 15. Celine was predeceased by her husband Garrett & son David. She will be sadly missed by her son, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Sunday December 18. Condolences can be left on the link attached.
Deepest Sympathy to the Hynan family on the death of Fr Joseph Hynan formerly of Shandra Portarlington who passed away in Australia after 62 years in the Priesthood. May Fr Joseph rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Berlo Greene, Assumpta Tce who passed away on Thursday December 22. Berlo was predeceased by her parents John & Mary, brother Michael & sister Marian. She will be sadly missed by her sisters Mary-Teresa & Kathleen, brothers Tony, Ger & David, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Tuesday December 27. May Berlo’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Margaret Higgins (nee Wilson), St Brochan’s Park, Bracknagh who passed away on Thursday December 22 surrounded by her loving family. Margaret was predeceased by her husband John, brother Jack & son-in-law Joe. Margaret will be sadly missed by her son Gerard, daughters Bernadette, Deirdre, Sheila, Catherine, Helen & Ailish, brother Jim & sister Kathleen, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Saturday December 24. May Margaret’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Anne Browne (nee Corcoran), Ballymorris Manor & late of Walsh Island who passed away on December 28. Anne will be sadly missed by her sons James & Andy, daughters Emma & Darreen, their father Jim, brothers Joe & Willie, extended family, neighbours and friends. Funeral Mass took place on Friday December 30. May Anne’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
Deepest sympathy to the family of Paddy Brennan, Patrick St who passed away suddenly on Sunday January 1. Paddy was predeceased by his parents James & Alice & his brother DJ. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Melanie, son James and his partner Josefina, brothers Eugene & Bosco, sisters Mary & Annastasia, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Friday January 6. May Paddy rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Rose McCann (nee Gallagher), St Brigid’s Sq who passed away surrounded by her family on Tuesday January 3. Rose was predeceased by her loving husband Pat, brother Eamon, sister’s Patricia, Mags & Kathleen & son in law Jacko. Rose will be sadly missed by her daughter Caroline, sons Kevin, Brendan, Declan & Shane, her 10 grandchildren, brothers, sisters, daughters in law, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Thursday January 5. May Rose’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
Bingo at Port GAA Centre every Tuesday night at 8pm. Over €3,000 in prize money to be won. Free parking and wheelchair accessible. The Club would like to wish everyone a Happy & Healthy New year.
PORT GAA NEWS
LOTTO-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Tuesday night. Next week’s Jackpot is €6,200. Tickets can be bought from club members or online via www.play.clubforce.com. The Club would like to wish everyone a Happy & Healthy New year.
AGM-The AGM of the Portarlington GAA club takes place on Sunday January 22 at 3pm at Scoil Phadraig. All members welcome to attend.
Lotto results for January 3. Numbers drawn were 23-7-3-9. No Jackpot winner. €50 each to Eimear Lawless, Christy O’Reilly, Gillian Treacy, Pauline Geoghegan & Isabella Whelan. Next week’s Jackpot-€4,400. The Club would like to wish everyone a Happy & Healthy New year.