19 December 2012

Women's Little Christmas at The Ferry Inn
Circuit Training / Gymball
Portumna GAA
Portumna Forest Park
Niall Mellon Volunteers
Portumna Contract Bridge Club
TG4 Christmas Special
Credit Union Car Draw
St Dymphna's Fundraiser
Portumna Christmas Concert
The Engine Room Fitness & Wellbeing Centre
Lorrha Drama Group Present 'Wanted One Body'
Christmas Day Swim / Dip
The Local Bus
Killimor GAA
Redwood National School
Portumna Red Cross
The Ormond Cineplex Nenagh - Movie Times

Women's Little Christmas at The Ferry Inn
Women's Little Christmas - reviving the irish tradition - at The Ferry Inn on Saturday 5th January at 8.30pm.

Stuff the Turkey Girls, its time to Party!! Calling all women, mothers, daughters, sisters and friends come and enjoy a night of pampering. Enjoy champagne and canepes, with fabulous hair demos, make up artists, manicure's indian head message, and much much more.

Time to hang up the apron girls and get your glad rags on - prize for best dressed lady, and round the evening off to your favourite 80's disco hits.

Tickets €10.00, on sale now at Ladies Day Boutique and The Ferry Inn, which includes free entry into a draw for a luxury hotel break for 2 people. Boys, this is an ideal stocking filler for the ladies in your life!


Circuit Training / Gymball
Circuit Training / Gymball class incorporating circuits and gymball pilates will re-commence on Monday 14th January from 10 am to 11 am in Portumna Town Hall. This class is suitable for all ages and all fitness levels and participants are encouraged to work at their own level. Details and booking from Gayle at 087 2185283 or Mgt. 087 7420466.


Portumna GAA
Lotto: Lotto numbers drawn on the 10th Dec 4, 10, 17, 19. No Jackpot winner. Two match 3's were Joe Madden & Emma Keane. Jackpot €11,900. Annual Lotto is now available for 2013, contact celia or any commitee member. GAA Lotto can be purchased on line at www.locallotto.ie

Development Draw: "Lighting up Portumna GAA" 1st prize €600, 2nd price €400, 3rd price €200. Draw on Friday, 21 Dec 2012. Tickets €5 can be got from any Committee member or Club hurlers.

Congratulations: Congratulations to the 1987 Portumna Community Games Team on reaching and celebrating 25 years since winning the All Ireland in Mosney.

Happy Christmas: Portumna GAA would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and thanks to everyone for their help during 2012.


Portumna Forest Park
Portumna Forest Park road is to be repaired in the very near future following intensive representations on the matter by Local Councillor Jimmy Mc Clearn.

Councillor Mc Clearn said This road has been in a very poor condition for sometime and we were really approaching a situation where something needed to be done urgently. This is not a public road and therefore is not the responsibility of Galway County Council and Coillte were telling me that road repairs and maintenance was not part of their business operation. The reality is that the Forest Park is very much an integral part of the Portumna Tourist Product and is a wonderful amenity for both locals and visitors to the town. The people have shown great patience with the situation and it was very important that repairs be carried out without further delay. Following strong representations I have now been told that plans are at an advanced stage to get this work carried out and the contractors will be on site very soon. I want to thank the manager of the forest park Mr Pat Lyons for his support in getting this matter resolved concluded Councillor Mc Clearn.


Niall Mellon Volunteers
Roy Studdart and Paul Mullins are just back from Africa where they helped to build 110 houses in a week. This charity has built over 20,000 houses in the past 10 years. Thanks to all for your support.


Portumna Contract Bridge Club
Results 19th November: 1st Eileen Tuohy & Marie O'Meara, 2nd Elizabeth Ryan & Charlie Mullen, Gross Paddy Kelly & Sean Cahalan, 3rd Pauline McKeon & Pauric Murray, 4th Bridget Brereton & Tony Ryan.

Results 3rd December: 1st Marie O'Meara & Eileen Tuohy, 2nd Pauline McKeon & Pauric Murray, Gross Lorna Stoddart & Bertie Hanlon, 3rd Mary Jo Kelly & Fr. PJ Bracken, 4th Sheila Darcy & Mary Darcy.

'79 Bridge Club
Results 12th December: 1st Pauric Murray & Charlie Mullen, 2nd Paddy Kelly & Patricia Claffey, Gross Noreen Murphy & Pat Flanagan, 3rd Sheila Dillon & Patricia Blehein, 4th Anna Moore & Teresa Dillon.


TG4 Christmas Special
Following an appearance on Feilte, which was recorded in the Portumna GAA clubhouse prior to this years All-Ireland Final, four local musicans were asked to partake in a TG4 Christmas special recorded in O'Connor's bar Salthill on Tuesday 11th December. The four are Martin Donoghue, Anne McGhee, Brian Horigan and Martin Gavin. The programme is An Nollaig Linn and it will be broadcast on next Saturday 22nd at 8.50pm.


Credit Union Car Draw
Portumna & District Credit Union`s Car Draw for members took place on Saturday 8th December 2012 in the Credit Union office. The six finalists were: Teresa Nevin, Gortanumera. Martina Larkin, Killimor. Martina Hogan, Portumna. Francis Kelly, Tynagh. Mary Treacy, Cappasale, Portumna & Florence Lyons, Abbey.

The car was a VW Polo, supplied by Al Hayes Motors and the winner was Mary Treacy. We congratulate Mary on her great win and wish to state that to be included in the draw costs only €1 per week. All the runners up received a cash prize. We wish all our credit union members a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.


St Dymphna's Fundraiser
The Church of Ireland Select Vestry has presented a cheque for over €500 to the Friends of St Dymphna's on behalf of all who visited their recent flower exhibition entitled 'Tapestry'. The inspirational exhibition depicted clever floral interpretations of the colours and textures in a recently installed tapestry. Visitors to the exhibition were most generous and the Select Vestry is delighted to hand over the donations to such a worthy cause.


Portumna Christmas Concert
The Portumna Christmas Concert will take place at St Bridget's Church, Portumna on this Sunday, 23rd December at 7.00pm. The concert will be opened by Portumna's very own Mike Denver. The Portumna Church Choir, the Omna Singers, Little Notes, the Scout Choirs, a trad session and other seasonal treats await you all. The very best of musical talent within the parish will be on show on the night. This will be a great opportunity to meet with old friends home for Christmas.

Tickets, priced at €5 or €15 per family, are on sale at Ladies Day Boutique and will be available at O'Meara's Supervalu on Saturday 22nd. There will also be a limited number of tickets available at the door on Sunday night.


The Engine Room Fitness & Wellbeing Centre
The Engine Room Fitness & Wellbeing Centre have Gift Vouchers available for that someone special for Christmas. For more information contact: 086-6039235 or email: info@engineroomportumna.ie


Lorrha Drama Group Present 'Wanted One Body'
Please note that the above group's play "Wanted One Body" by Raymond Dyer which was postponed due to a bereavement will now be produced for three nights only on Friday 18th Sat 19th and Sun. 20th January 2013. Further details will be published at a later date.


Christmas Day Swim / Dip
The Christmas Day Sponsored Swim / Dip this year is in aid of Portumna and District Special Olympics Club. The Special Olympics Club want to recognise the talent and potential that those with a Recognised Intellectual Disability have. They are fundraising to purchase equipment for the athletes. Cards available from Curley's Pub and Hayes Pub, Portumna. This year we would like to see swimmers and anyone that would just get in for the dip, no need to swim, just get wet for these athletes in our community.


The Local Bus
The Local Bus weekday service from Portumna to Loughrea return will not run from 20th December to 6th January. Service resumes on 7th January. All other Local Bus services will run as normal over the festive season. Tel: IRD 090-9741867.


Killimor GAA
Last weeks lotto numbers were 3, 18, 26 and 30. The jackpot was €8,400. Last weeks 5 lucky dip winners (€20) were Paul Hardiman, Ger Forde, Paul Cormican, David Coen and Jimmy Briscoe. Next week's jackpot is €8,500 which will be held in The Hurlers Rest. The club would like to wish all our members, sponsors and supporters a happy XMas and best wishes for 2013.


Redwood National School
A huge thank you to everybody who attended the "Fun Fridays" in Redwood NS over the past six weeks. It has proven to be very successful and was enjoyed by everybody, young and old!


Portumna Red Cross
Irish Red Cross Youth Service Awards were held last week in Ballinasloe in Haydens Hotel. The Portumna Red Cross Branch had a number of youth members who were eligible for 3 year and 5 year awards. Portumna had the largest group participating for these awards.

The Adult members of the RCB wish to congratulate and thank all the Cadets and Novices for their commitment to community events and regular Monday night meetings. They have a number of members who have trained to the level of Emergency Medical Technican over the last few years. The branch have a group of 50 people who meet on a regular basis.


The Ormond Cineplex Nenagh - Movie Times
Programme for Fri 21st to Thurs 27th November

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
From Director Of The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy. Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen.
Daily 4:15 8:15 (12a)

Seven Psychopaths
Smart Explosive And Very Funny – From Academy Award Wining Writer Director Of In Bruges! Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken.
Fri Sat Sun 8:50 (15a) Final Showings

Pitch Perfect
Lively – Dynamic- Great Holiday Hit! Anna Kendrick, John Michael, Higgins, Elizbeth Banks.
Daily 6:15 8:50 (12a)

Argo
One Of The Years Stand-Out Films! Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Alan Arkin.
Fri Sat Sun 6:15 8:50 (15a) Final Showings

Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings
Disney's Magical Adventure For the Whole Family!
Fri 4:15 6:30 Sat Sun 2:00 4:15 6:30 Daily from Thurs 2:00 4:15 (G)

Rise of the Guardians
Santa Clause, Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost, Easter Bunny All Together!
Fri 4:15 Daily from Sat 2:00 4:15 (G)

Nativity 2
Christmas Is Coming - Hugely Enjoyable! David Tennant, Mark Wootton, Joanna Page, Pam Ferris.
Fri 4:15 Daily from Sat 2:00 4:15 (Pg)

Jack Reacher
Tom Cruise
Opening: Thurs 27th 6:15 8:50 (12a)

Parental Guidance
Hilarious Family Comedy. Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei.
Opening: Thurs 27th 6:30 8:50 (G)

Cinema closed for 24th, 25th, 26th Dec.


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