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Adrian Ryan, his wife Fiona and their children Maddy & Charlotte being welcomed home at Portarlington Railway station today for the Christmas holidays Sydney, Australia. The last time they got to be in Portarlington for Christmas was 11 years ago. Adrian hails from Marian Hill, Portarlington and is delighted to be able to make this trip, its a trip of a lifetime.

Adrian Ryan, his wife Fiona and their children Maddy & Charlotte being welcomed home at Portarlington Railway station today for the Christmas holidays Sydney, Australia. The last time they got to be in Portarlington for Christmas was 11 years ago. Adrian hails from Marian Hill, Portarlington and is delighted to be able to make this trip, its a trip of a lifetime.

The annual gala ball will take place on Friday February 22 in the Heritage Golf and Spa resort Killenard. This year’s charity will be Laois/Offaly Autism Association. Tickets are €50 and can be purchased from Maria Molloy, Marie Corcoran and Collette Kennedy. As usual hoping for a full house on the night.

Portarlington Active Retirement Association/Happy Hearts Club reopened after the Christmas break on Friday January 11. The club will continue each Friday at 2pm in the community centre. New members are very welcome. Please contact Anne at 057 8643727 or Mary at 057 8623881 for further details.

Annual Gala Ball

The annual gala ball will take place on Friday Febuary 22 in the Heritage Golf and Spa resort Killenard. This year’s charity will be Laois/Offaly Autism Association. Tickets are €50 and can be purchased from Maria Molloy, Marie Corcoran and Collette Kennedy. As usual hoping for a full house on the night.

Dirty old Towns

The DOT committee have not been shortlisted for the Aontas Awards, but we would really like to thank Marek Plewa for nominating us. We really appreciate his kindness, and we also thank Marek for his voluntary contribution during the work on Arlington House. He was so committed to the project.

Ports Community Men’s Shed

Calling men in Portarlington. Are you fed up at home, and would love somewhere to go on Tuesdays and Thursdays just to forget about life’s worries and stress, then give us a shout. Phone 085 7434884 for more information or check out our Facebook page.

Defibrillator Volunteers 

Steps are currently being taken to make a defibrillator available to the people of Portarlington 24 hrs per day, 7 days per week.

If you are interested in learning new potentially lifesaving skills (or putting existing skills to use) to be the first point of help to people suffering cardiac arrest/sudden death, please contact the Love Port Office, Oriel House, Main Street, Portarlington, or phone 085 8568801 for a registration form and further information.

Snooker Club

Portarlington Snooker Club (upstairs in The Catholic Club) is now open for membership. Adults €20, juniors €5. Open night Wednesday 7.30 - 9.30pm.

Thank You

The Ryan Family and Friends Carol Singers would like to thank everyone who gave so generously to the various charities collected for. Thanks also to Supervalu for the use of their premises. Amount collected was €1,590.

Penny Bank

Portarlington Penny Bank has resumed every Friday night at 6.30pm in the Catholic Club, Main Street.

Weddings

Many congratulations to the following who were married in the parish in recent times:

Nollaig O’Hora Killenard and Shane Bourke Sallins.

Niall Weldon Cushina and Diane Cooper Arlington Estate.

Kevin Devenney and Lorna Deane both from Killenard.

Wishing all the couples every happiness for the future.

Gun Club

Results of draw held on December 22 by Portarlington Gun Club. 1st €500 to Marie Coogan c/o Clive Doody. 2nd €200 went to Max Guijt c/o Kevin Higgins and 3rd €100 to Peggy Carroll c/o Stephen Jaffray. Many thanks to all who bought tickets, and also to our Sellers.

GAA Lotto

Portarlington GAA Lotto week 3. Jackpot €1,300. Numbers 2, 5, 14, 17. No winner of jackpot. €50 each to Lil Murphy Snr c/o Jason Ward and Breda Mooney c/o Jason Ward. €25 each to Lil Murphy Jnr c/o Jason Ward and Stephen O’Reilly c/o After Dark. Promoter’s prize went to Pat Sweeney. Next jackpot €1,300.

Gracefield GAA

Lotto results for January 7. Jackpot €11,000. No winner. Numbers 12-7-19-13.
€50 went to the following: G Taffe c/o O’ Deas, Joe McAteer c/o J McAteer, Jimmy Gorman c/o S Gorman, Joe Delaney c/o G Delaney and Teresa Kelly c/o N Foy. Promoters prize went to Noel Foy. Jackpot next week €11,200.
Gracefield  registrations night on January 18 from 8 - 9pm in the clubhouse. Membership family €40, adult €30, students/OAP/juveniles €10. 
The awards night will take place on Saturday January 19 at 8pm in Garryhinch Golf Club. Presentation to the minor panel will take place at 9pm sharp.
Club awards will take place immediately after. Refreshments will be served at 10pm, with Peter McEvoy disco from 10 - 2. Tickets costing €10 can be bought from Colette or Breda.

Arlington Lotto

Arlington Soccer Club Lotto for January 2. Letters W-V-P-I. No winner of jackpot. Next jackpot €7,900.

O’Dempsey’s GFC AGM

O’Dempseys Juvenile AGM takes place on Thursday January 17 at 8pm in the clubhouse. New rule regarding compulsive wearing of mouth guards will be discussed. All parents should attend this very important meeting.

O’Dempseys GFC Lotto Results

Results for January.  Jackpot €7,400. Numbers 2, 4, 6, 28. No winner of jackpot. Match 3 to win/share Syl and Aoife Mullen, promoter Syl Mullen. Winner 2 Andy Scully, promoter Sean Fallon. Winner 3 Martina Whelehan, promoter Martin Whelehan. Promoter’s prize went to Hubert O’Leary.

Annual Dinner Dance

O’Dempseys annual dinner dance and medal presentation takes place on Saturday January 19 in the Heritage Golf and Spa Killenard, at 7.30pm sharp. Music on the night is by Damien Bowe and the Klassics. Tickets available from Brendan at 087 2529574, Louise at 087 7854640 or Martin at 086 2060297, or from any committee member.

St Michaels AC

Join a club in 2013 and get active. Beginners welcome. Adult training takes place every Tuesday and Friday at 7pm in McCann Park Portarlington. All levels of fitness welcome. New Friday night indoor circuit training takes place at 7pm in GAA Centre Portarlington. 

Senior Citizens Party

The Portarlington senior citizens Christmas party takes place in the Heritage Golf and Spa Resort Hotel Killenard on Sunday January 27. Dinner from 1pm. Contact Marie Corcorcan for more details.

Sympathy

Deepest sympathy to the family of Liam Maloney 37, St Brigid’s Square who passed away on Wednesday January 2. Liam will be sadly missed by his loving wife Bernie, his Sons Peter, Ger and James, his daughters Christine, Ellen, Mary and Brigid, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, his extended family and friends. Requiem mass took place on Friday January 4 at St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Liam rest in peace.

Condolences

Sympathy is extended to the family of Joe Condron, Ballybrittas and formerly of St Brigid’s Sq and Killenmore Killeigh, Co. Offaly who passed away on January 3. Joe will be sadly missed by his loving family and many friends. Requiem mass took place at St Michael’s Church on Saturday January 5, with burial after to St Michael’s Cemetery. May Joe rest in peace.

Sympathy

Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Ann Connolly (nee Emerson) Spa Street who passed away at her home on Wednesday January 9. Anne will be sadly missed by her son Derek, daughters Aine and Siobhan, grandchildren, her sisters Pauline, Celine and Marie, extended family and many friends. Requiem mass took place in St Michael’s Church on Friday January 11, with burial after to St Michael’s Cemetery. May Ann rest in peace.

 
 
 

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