28 November 2012

Portumna GAA
Portumna Retirement Village
Portumna '79 Bridge Club
Lorrha Variety Group presents "Wanted - One Body"
Visit Santa at Portumna Castle
Woodford/Looscaun Christmas Lights 2012
Portumna & District Development Company
Flower Demonstration
Fun Fridays at Redwood National School
Lunchtime Concert at Portumna Library
Success for Portumna Players
Killimor GAA
Fahy Annual Bazaar
Knoeline Keane Launching "The Future Tide"
Brennans Bread Round
The Ormond Cineplex Nenagh - Movie Times

Portumna GAA
Lotto: The lotto numbers were 12, 13, 14, 19. There was no jackpot winner, one match 3: Marie Hogan.

Senior League: Senior league quarter final result Portumna 1-11 Tommie Larkins 1-9.

Development Draw: The GAA Development draw - lighting up Portumna. The draw will take place on 21st December. Tickets €5 they can be bought from any committee member or club hurlers.

Minor Final Photos & DVD: Minor final pictures and DVD are now available. For further information cantact Picture This.


Portumna Retirement Village
Portumna Retirement Village enjoyed further award success last week in winning two Runner Up prizes in the NHI National Care Awards. There were a total of three hundred and fifteen entries in the awards and therefore to finish second in two of the eight categories was deemed to be a very considerable achievement. This week also marks the fifth anniversary of the opening of Portumna Retirement Village. Since opening, it has earned a reputation as one of the leading nursing homes in the country and has been praised by HIQA in recent reports for the quality of care provided to residents. The nursing home offers long term care and convalescent/respite care. There are sixty five staff employed at the retirement village making it one of the biggest employers in the Portumna area.


Portumna '79 Bridge Club
Results 21st November: 1st Eileen Smith & Mary Jo Kelly, 2nd Pauric Murray & Charlie Mullen, Gross Patsy Hanbury & Patricia Eames, 3rd Mary Connolly & Frances Mc Crory, 4th Noreen Murphy & Pat Flanagan.


Lorrha Variety Group presents "Wanted - One Body"
Lorrha Variety Group presents "Wanted - One Body" by Charles Dyer in Lorrha Community Hall on Friday 30th November, Saturday 1st December and Sunday 2nd December at 8.30pm. Directed by Mary T. Hynes, Wanted – One Body is a murder mystery farce, featuring a cast of suspicious characters.

The wealthy Mr. Barraclough has passed away and the solicitors Blundell and Mickleby arrive at the house to read the will. Family and faithful servants wait with baited breath to hear the last will and testament, only to discover that this death holds nothing but surprises! A clause in the will granting a portion of the inheritance to the servants sets the house into turmoil.

As the flood waters rise, confusion reigns and the body count increases in this farcical chiller, Blundell and Mickelby find themselves having to piece together the clues to find the culprit. This three act play is a classic who-dunnit, a thriller with fun for audience and actors alike. Wanted - One body! ... But whose will it be?


Visit Santa at Portumna Castle
Don't forget that Santa is coming once again to Portumna Castle on Saturday and Sunday 8 and 9 December 2012, where once again he will have his special grotto, and where every child will get a present, be able to post letters to Santa and take part in lots of other activities, all in the wonderful environs of a seventeenth century Castle right on our doorstep. There will be music and a magical atmosphere for everyone.

Tickets are on sale right now at Salmon's Newsagents in Portumna, right beside the Post Office, 7 days a week. Each ticket will give you a specific time slot for your visit to Santa on a specific day – busy mums and dads can plan exactly when they arrive, see Santa, and have plenty of time afterwards to do all the other activities in the Castle, and then pop into Portumna to see all that the town has to offer. Also, the tickets will be good for special discounts to be offered by shops and businesses on the day. See www.portumna.net for more details over the next few weeks.


Woodford/Looscaun Christmas Lights 2012
Switch-on of Christmas Lights will take place on Saturday 8th December at 6p.m. Santa arriving at 5:45p.m. Open Christmas Street Market from 4p.m. If you have any crafts, home baking, or Christmas produce to sell, feel free to join the market, or just come along and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere! Musicians welcome.

Help light up our town this year by supporting our Fundraiser on Friday 28th December in Walsh's Bar, Woodford. Music, craic and prizes guaranteed on the night! Tickets €2, for sale from committee members, in local shops and on the evening of the switch on.


Portumna & District Development Company
The AGM of Portumna & District Development Company will take place on Thursday 6th. December at Portumna Day Care Services Castle Street at 8.30pm. All Shareholders are asked to attend.


Flower Demonstration
Portumna and District Active Retirement Group are hosting a Flower Demonstration by renowned Florist Richard Haslam, Chelsea Flower show Winner on Thursday 6th December in the Town Hall, Portumna at 7.30pm sharp, admission €10 including cheese and wine reception. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by contacting 090 9741223 Or 087 6161287, raffle on the night, all are welcome.


Fun Fridays at Redwood National School
Fun Fridays continue in Redwood National School on Friday, 30th with exploring stories through art and drama from 11 am to 12 noon. All are welcome to come and join in the fun. €3.00 per family Contact Michelle on 090 9747186 or email redwoodns@live.ie


Lunchtime Concert at Portumna Library
On Thursday next, Dec 6th, the Galway based ConTempo String Quartet will play in Portumna Library at a Free Lunchtime Concert at 1pm. As part of their 10th anniversary of being together, the ConTempo are delighted to include Portumna as a venue. Portumna audiences will be charmed by the wonderful music these four excellent musicians play. So do not miss it!


Success for Portumna Players
At the inaugural One Act Drama Festival, hosted by Roscrea Lions Club in Roscrea, Portumna Players staged their Shorelines Production of "The London Vertigo" an adaptation by Brian Friel. The adjudicator, Dara Carolan, an accomplished actor, director and playwright, awarded the director, Marian Frawley a special prize as most promising Director of the Festival. Marian' s prize will be a 3-day Director's Course in the Spring in the Sean O'Casey Theatre in Dublin's docklands. Well done to the Players and Portumna looks forward to more successful productions in the future.


Killimor GAA
There was no winner of the GAA lotto last weekend. The jackpot was €8,100. The numbers were 10, 23, 25 and 28. There were 5 lucky dip winners of €20 each as follows: Damian Gibbons, Paraic Burns, Ita Cormican, Mark Gohery and Gerry Dolan. Next week's jackpot will be €8,200 and the draw will be held in Duffy's.


Fahy Annual Bazaar
In Fahy Hall on Sunday 2nd Dec. Santa will arrive at 2pm. Includes: bottle stand; auction of timber & other items; raffles galore for turkeys, hams, hampers, Christmas cake and attractive prizes.


Knoeline Keane Launching "The Future Tide"
Local Portumna Girl Knoeline Keane, daughter of Noel and Rose Keane, is appearing live in concert with some special guests in Portumna Church of Ireland on Saturday 15th December. 2012. The doors open at 7.30pm and admission is free so come along and support her. She is launching her EP: 'The Future Tide'.


Brennans Bread Round
Mike Madden has always been an early riser. He has spent much of his life driving vans and trucks for other companies. He has taken the plunge into the self-employed world. Mike has for years worked for Tony Williams distributing Brennans Bread in the locality, he purchased the round from Tony and is now working for himself. We wish him all the best with the bread round and hopefully local people and businesses will continue to support him.


The Ormond Cineplex Nenagh - Movie Times
Programme for Fri 30th to Thurs 6th November

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
The Epic Conclusion! Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson.
Fri 6:15 8:50 Sat Sun 3:00 6:15 8:50 Mon - Tues 6:15 8:50 Weds Thurs 8:50 (12a)

Silver Linings Playbook
Family Drama, Comedy and Love Story – Based On The Best Selling Novel. Acclaimed By the Press! Bradley Cooper (Hangover), Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger Games – Favourite Best Actress Oscar 2013), Robert DeNiro.
Daily 6:30 8:50 (15a)

Skyfall
World Record No 1! Daniel Craig as James Bond 007, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Berenice Marlohe, Judi Dench.
Nightly To Tues 8:30 – Final Showings (12a)

Alex Cross
Gripping Action Thriller filmed On City Streets – From Best Selling Writer James Patterson. Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Rachel Nichols.
Nightly 8:50 (15a)

Rise of the Guardians
Santa Clause, Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost, Easter Bunny All Together!
Fri 4:15 6:30 Sat Sun 2:00 4:15 6:30 Mon to Thurs 6:30 (G)

Nayivity 2
Christmas Is Coming - Hugely Enjoyable! David Tennant, Mark Wootton, Joanna Page, Pam Ferris.
Fri 4:15 6:30 Sat Sun 2:00 4:15 6:30 Mon to Thurs 6:30 (Pg)

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
They're Coming Back Home! Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jessica Chastain.
Fri 4:15 Also Sat Sun 2:00 4:15 (G)

Seven Psychopaths
Smart Explosive And Very Funny – From Academy Award Wining Writer Director Of In Bruges! Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken.
Opening Weds Next 6:30 8:50 (15a)

Note: Every Monday All Tickets All Shows €5. (Excl. Bank Holidays)
www.ormondcineplex.com


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