St Brigid’s Active Retirement Club Garryhinch/Cloneyhurke had their annual dinner on Sunday night April 29 in the Bridge House, Tullamore. The outing of 29 included members from our bingo/10 pin bowling and book club. All the members were collected from their homes by taxis and left home and we wish to thank the drivers who were excellent. The four course meal was enjoyed by all and once again the staff were excellent. The evening was very enjoyable and we thank the committee for their input in organizing the event.


There is an invitation from Portarlington group of Alcoholics Anonymous to anyone interested to attend an open public meeting at The Social Services Centre on Thursday, May 17 at 8.30pm sharp. All are welcome to attend. Speakers will be present from both Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon. Also present on the night will be a guest speaker and the premier showing of Alcoholics Anonymous’ ‘The Road Back’ DVD. Admittance is free and all members of the public are welcome to attend, particularly those who may be concerned about their own drinking or that of someone else in their lives. Light refreshments will be served. Portarlington Alcoholics Anonymous continue to hold their regular closed meetings on Tuesday and Friday at 8.30pm, and on Sundays at noon. All take place in The Girls Catholic Club, Foxcroft Street, Portarlington. For anyone interested in more information please contact Alcoholics Anonymous General Service Office, 01 8420700, Email gso@alcoholicsanonymous.ie.


Portarlington Parents and Friends of Moore Abbey wil be holding their AGM on Friday May 11 in the community centre at 8.30pm. All are welcome. Any queries please contact Peggy Harris PRO, 057 86 23404.