Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way
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YOGA FOR MUM & BABY
New Mum and Baby Yoga starting on Monday January 16 for 6 weeks, at the Portarlington Community Centre. Times are 10.30am to 11.30am. Every baby welcome, with no pressure to participate during class! If you are interested in booking or wish to find out more information, please feel free to message or call Catriona on 0868890006.
Portarlington Concert Band meets every week for children & adults. If you are interested please contact Pat Donegan on 0838510428 for more information.
Early music for young children takes place at the Portarlington Community Centre every Thursday at 4pm. Children age 4-8 years. Contact Kim at 0863751604 for booking information.
Children’s Ballroom & Latin Dance at the Portarlington Community Centre. Starting back on Tuesday January 17 at 6pm. Learn how to waltz, cha cha, jive and much more!! To book your place call Lisa on 085 7416886. Also, Adult Dance Classes. Learn how do Waltz, Tango and much more. Also, starting back on Tuesday January 17 at 7pm. To book your place call Lisa on 085 7416886.
Very deepest Sympathy to the family of Christina O’Connor (nee Coleman), St Brigid’s Sq Portarlington who passed away on Friday January 6, surrounded by her loving family. Christina will be sadly missed by her loving husband Jimmy, daughters Noreen & Pauline, son Seamus, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister Maureen, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass & burial took place on Sunday January 8. May Christina’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Ann Gorman (nee McKenna) Walsh Island who passed away on Monday January 9. Ann was predeceased by her loving son John & father Jack. Ann will be sadly missed by her loving husband James, daughter Joanne, son Adam, granddaughter Kayla, mother Nellie, brothers, sisters, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass & burial took place on Thursday January 12. May Ann’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of James (Jimmy) Kenny, Dublin & formerly Portarlington, who passed away on Monday January 9. Jimmy will be sadly missed by his loving wife Marion, son Philip, daughters Julie & Lynn, grandchildren, extended family & friends. Funeral took place on Thursday January 12. May Jimmy 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.
Healthy Walking– After their fantastic performance last year, the Club are hoping to do even better this year. The 1st group walk started on Thursday January 12 & will continue every Thursday night at 6:30pm at McCann Park Portarlington. Good luck everyone.
To participate, just download the Irish Life Every Step Counts app and get walking.
PORT GAA NEWS
LOTTO-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Tuesday night. Next week’s Jackpot is €6,400. Tickets can be bought from club members or online via www.play.clubforce.com.
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 9. 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.
Healthy Club-This year Gracefield GAA Healthy Club is taking part in the Ireland Lights Up Challenge. The Club would love to see as many people as possible of all ages join them in this steps challenge. The goal is to walk 4000km as a group effort. Download the Mylife app from Irish life, join the challenge, choose Leinster and then choose Gracefield. Gracefield’s Healthy club will meet once a week as a group starting January 11th. Every step during the week counts. We can reach our goal as a community.