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Thursday 29th September

Events at Portumna Workhouse
To mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, history and heritage experts from Eneclann and Findmypast are visiting the Irish Workhouse Centre on September 29th (12-5pm) to help people trace their ancestors. On the day you can expect a talk on the 1916 rising (1:30), free access to billions of family history records on Findmypast.ie, and one-to-one genealogy sessions (booking is strongly advised).

Line Dancing Classes
Line Dancing Classes starting on Thursday 29th September in Shragh Community Centre, Shragh, Woodford (8.30pm – 10.00pm). Come and join the High Energy, Heart Pumping and Calorie Burnin’ Fun. Pay as you Go.

Saturday 1st October

Events at Portumna Workhouse
Upcoming events include the visit of the Irish clans to Athenry on October 1st. Entitled ‘Gathering of the Clans, Athenry 2016’, the day has been arranged to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the 1316 battle of Athenry. The event will take place in the Athenry Community Centre in Clarke Street. One of the highlights of the day will be a talk by Dr Nollaig Ó Muraíle titled ‘The Gaelic nobility in the battle of Athenry, 1316 – those who fought, and those who fell’. The free lecture will be at 2.30 pm.

Sunday 2nd October

Traditional Music Session
The South East Galway Comhaltas will be holding a traditional music session in Boula Hall on Sunday, 2nd October, commencing at 5.00pm - all musicians and beginners and those wishing to take up an instrument are heartily welcome. Remember how enjoyable our last session was (made so by all who attended and the warm hospitality of the Boula Hall committee). Registration will also take place on the day and information in relation to the classes required will be gathered so the branch can finalise a list of tutors (a list based on demand).

Monday 3rd October

Card Game
Progressive 25 card game resuming on Monday 3rd October at 8.30pm in Tynagh Old School House.

Thursday 6th October

South East Galway Archaeological and Historical Society
The society’s next lecture, by Frances Holohan of the Abbey Heritage Group, will be on Father Eugene Nevin and his association with the leaders of the 1916 rising. The lecture takes place on Thursday 6 October at 7:30pm in the Irish Workhouse Centre in Portumna. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Friday 7th October

Dance Classes in Town Hall
5 week jive course starting on Friday 7 October at The Town Hall, Portumna, 8.30pm - 10pm. Suitable for beginners and improvers. Course fee €50, payable on the first night. Partners not required, all welcome. Further information on my Jive Courses at http://www.jiveireland.com/5_week_jive_courses/
Advance place booking by email to padraig@jiveireland.com

Wednesday 12th October

First Aid Course
A certified first aid course including CPR and AED will be held in Redwood NS on Wednesday, 12th October at 7p.m. The course costs €35 per person and will be certified for 2 years. Booking essential on 090 9747186 or redwoodns@live.ie.

Friday 14th October

Croi Night Run on The Prom
Will take place on Fri 14th Oct on the Salthill Prom. Entries now open on www.croi.ie. Entry fee is €35 and each participant will receive a reflective running vest & Croi branded neck muff. Run/walk or jog.

Sunday 16th October

SCEAL
On Sunday 16 October from 3pm-5pm, will be 'The Wonder Around Us' taken place in Lorrha Village. Basically its a celebration and reflection of creation. There will be an interactive history of the Big Bang when the universe began, The theme for this event is water so there will be a tour of our village taken in the history of water through historical, natural and spiritual aspects. This is hoped will become an annual event and Lorrha was picked for its ancient historical past. More details to follow.

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