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Bubbles for Ciarán

Bubbles for Ciarán

Golf Classic in Portarlington Golf Club on August 8. Some slots still available. Cost is €200 for a team of 4. Contact Arthur Lambe @ 087-2561062 & Paraic O’Dea 085-7868340. That night a Monster Auction takes place in the Town Square 8.30pm. Music before by DJ Peter McEvoy, and after the Auction by local group Turas. Fantastic array of items for Auction to suit all budgets. Check out the large amount of items on Facebook. For more information on the Auction please contact Robbie Smart 086-6688889 & Padraig Dunne 086-8215528. The Auction will then conclude all Fundraiser Activities for Bubbles for Ciarán. For any information please contact PRO Ann (Bourke) Dunne 087-4116101. Also you can e-mail annmdun@hotmail.com or check out our Facebook page.

Tidy Town’s

Big thanks to everyone who supported the Portarlington Tidy Towns Country and Western style B-B-Q on Sunday August 3 in the Hawthorn Lounge. It was much appreciated to help keep Port looking good. Portarlington Tidy Towns hold a weekly clean up every Wednesday night from 7-8pm. All help appreciated. For further information e-mail porttidytowns@gmail.com or check out our Facebook page.

Port Cfrgroup

We are seeking volunteers to train as community first responders. What does a responder do? A responder is trained in CPR and assessment and management of a small number of other potentially life threatening emergencies. When the ambulance service is alerted to sudden death or another of the appropriate emergencies and where available first responders are sent at the same time. The chances of surviving cardiac arrest (sudden death) improve massively when someone gets there quickly and this is where the first responder comes in. Responders are close and ready and after almost two years, while we have seen sadness for families we’ve also seen success and potential. For more info send a private message to our Facebook page and please share this status to your friends around Portarlington. Also contact Love Port office @ 085-8568801 for more information.

Heritage Week

Talk on Lea Castle on August 26 from 8pm to 10pm in Portarlington Community Centre. Speakers on the night will include Ronnie Mathews, PJ Goode, Karen Dempsey and Fiona MacGowan. Speakers will talk about Lea Castle and the Conservation Project. Contact Portarlington Community Development Association. E portarlingtonartsandheritage@gmail.com. Phone- 086- 150 8046 W www.portarlington.ie

Facebook page www.facebook.com/leacastleconservationproject.

Heritage Week Event

I Dig Lea Castle date & time August 30, 2pm- 4pm. Details A kids archaeological dig will be set up in the People’s Park to help learn about the Lea Castle conservation project. Booking required. There will also be face painting and arts and crafts. Venue Peoples Park, Link Road, Portarlington. Contact portarlingtonartsandheritage@gmail.com. Phone- 086- 150 8046. www.portarlington.ie

Remembrance WW1

An ecumenical remembrance service for the young men who left Portarlington and the surrounding area to serve in WW1 will take place on August 29. Meet at St Michael’s Church at 7.30pm to walk to St Paul’s, French Church St, Portarlington for 8pm. Contact Portarlington Community Development Association. E-mail portarlingtonartsandheritage@gmail.com. Phone- 086 150 8046 W www.portarlington.ie. Facebook- www.facebook.com/leacastleconservationproject.

Parent & Toddler

The Portarlington Parent & Toddler group would like to say a big Thank You to everyone who supported our charity clothes sale for baby Ryan Brennan recently. The afternoon was a great success and lots of fun for everyone that came on the day.

Lourdes Draw

Results of Portarlington Lourdes Invalid Draw. 1st Prize -€300 to Damien Burke Bishopswood. 2nd Prize-€100 to James Costello Clanmalire. 3rd & 4th Prize-€50-Betty Costello St. Patrick’s Tce & Peadar Foster c/o Patsy Murphy. The Committee would like to thank everyone who supported our draw. Portarlington Pilgrimage departs on Thursday August 7.


The Aware Support Group for people experiencing depression, anxiety, stress and other mood related conditions meets every Tuesday at 7.30pm in St. Peter and Pauls Parish Centre, Portlaoise. This service is free of charge, no referral is required and you do not need to book. If you require further information contact 01-6617211 or www.aware.ie or the locall Helpline 1890303302.

Tennis Club

A limited number of places are now available for juniors in Tony Lok’s Tennis Coaching classes Tuesdays and Fridays. If interested phone 087- 1231135 or check us out on our website www.portarlingtontennisclub.ie and facebook. Adult Social tennis every Monday at 8pm. Adult coaching available. All levels catered for. Currently there are two places for intermediate players on Tuesdays at 8pm.

St Vincent de Paul

Dancing continues every Monday night in The Gandon Inn, Emo till midnight in aid of Portarlington St. Vincent de Paul. Music in the coming weeks- August 11- Brian Mcdermott. August 18- Declan Aungier. August 25- Dermot Lyons. September 1- J & S Sound. Come along for a great night out. Admission €5. All welcome.

Sympathy Tony McMahon

Deepest Sympathy to the family of Tom McMahon Patrick St & formerly Dublin. Tom will be sadly missed by his loving wife Rose (nee McEvoy) formerly Emo. His extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place in St. Michael’s Church on July 26 with burial after in Mount Jerome Cemetery Dublin. May Tom rest in Peace.

Sympathy peter Booth

Deepest Sympathy to the family of Peter Booth Woodbrook Portarlington who passed away on July 26 with his loving family at his home. Peter will be sadly missed by his loving wife Kathleen, his son Fergal, daughter Orla & Ciara, grandchildren, his brother & sisters, extended family and many friends. Requiem Mass took place on Monday July 28 in St. Paul’s Church Emo, with burial after in St. Paul’s new Cemetery. May Peter rest in Peace.

Sympathy Fred Dignam

Deepest Sympathy to the family of Fred Dignam, Deerpark who passed away on Friday July 25 at the regional Hospital Portlaoise. Fred will be sadly missed by his brother Billy, his family circle, neighbours & friends. Service took place in Lea Church Rathmiles on Sunday July 27, with burial after in the adjoining Churchyard. May Fred rest in Peace.

Sympathy Dolly McGuinness

Condolences to the family of Philomena (Dolly) McGuinness (nee Moore) Station Road who passed away at St. Vincent’s hospital Mountmellick, where she resided for many years, and was looked after so well by the Staff there. Requiem Mass took place on Monday July 28 in St. Michael’s Church, with burial after in St. Michael’s Cemetery. May Dolly rest in Peace.

Sympathy Eileen Mooney

Deepest Sympathy to the family of Eileen Mooney (nee Maher) Botley Court who passed away at the Regional Hospital Tullamore on July 28. Eileen will be sadly missed by her devoted husband Johnny, her adoring children, son Shane & daughters Sabrina & Shona, her extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place in St. Michael’s Church on Wednesday July 30, with burial after in St. Michael’s Cemetery. May Eileen rest in Peace.

Gracefield GAA

Results for July 28. Jackpot €11,200. No winner. Numbers 15 - 19 - 4 - 27.

€50 went to the following- Lisa Gorman c/o A Gorman, Eithne Hynan c/o M Curtayne,

Pippa O’ Sullivan c/o C Bryan, Jodie Nolan c/o L Corcoran & Mark Brereton c/o P Dunne. Promoters Prize went to Patsy Murphy. Next Jackpot €11,400.

Port GAA Club Lotto

Week 30-Numbers 1-4-5-10. No Jackpot winner. €50 winners Caroline Murphy c/o Rose McCann & Lil Murphy Snr c/o Jason Ward. €25 winners Donna Kennedy c/o T lawlor & Louise McDonald c/o Rose Mccann. Jackpot next week €6,100.

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Ladies Soccer

Ladies Soccer training on Friday nights on Arlington’s pitch at Lea Rd Portarlington from 8-9.30pm. For more information contact Peter Lawlor.