29 January 2013

Fault In The System (F.I.T.S.) Do It Yet Again
Portumna GAA
Free Biodiversity Training at An Gáirdín
GROW Community Mental Health Service
Portumna Arts Group
ConTempo Quartet to Perform in Portumna's Christ Church
Portumna Contract Bridge Club
Portumna & District Lions Club
Ireland Reaching Out
Table Quiz - Swaziland Schools Project Fundraiser
Woodford Annual Bridge Game
Irish Guide Dogs - Church Gate Collection
Special Olympics Athletics Club
Rathcabbin Players Present 'The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley'
Portumna Bingo
Killimor GAA
Portumna 79 Bridge Club
Galway University Musical Society Present 'Rent - The Musical'
Arts Council Grants
The Ormond Cineplex Nenagh - Movie Times

Fault In The System (F.I.T.S.) Do It Yet Again
Local band, F.I.T.S., have successfully come through the Connaught/Ulster final which was held in The Royal Theatre, Castlebar on Sunday, 27th January, 2013. They are now in the All Ireland Schools Got Talent Search semi-final on the 24th and 25th February (venue to be announced). All at Sign Out wish the five piece band continued success and are delighted to be associated with these superb young musicians. Sign Out Youth Project provided a free bus to transport loyal supporters of the band to the venue in Castlebar, and a brilliant time was had by all. F.I.T.S. are all members of Sign Out Sessions, held every Saturday in Sign Out Youth Café. This is a workshop for all budding young musicians that want to hone their individual skills. For further information contact 087 677 9267.


Portumna GAA
Lotto: Numbers drawn on 21st January were 4, 17, 19, 25. No Jackpot winner. 1 match 3 was Bridget Martin. Jackpot €12,500.

Registration: Registration will take place Monday night from 7-8pm in the GAA Club house. Players €50. Students €30. Juveniles €20. Family €90 (2 Adults & kids U16). Non member/spouse €50. New members Welcome.


Free Biodiversity Training at An Gáirdín
Free Biodiversity Training is being provided in Portumna. Learn more about nature, wildlife and the environment in your area. Help make a Nature and Wildlife Plan for Portumna. The training starts on Wednesday February 27th at 8pm in An Gáirdín, St. Brigid's road, Portumna. Everyone is welcome to attend! This training should be of particular interest to Tidy Towns, farmers, anglers, sporting clubs, walkers, scout leaders, teachers, and anyone with an interest in nature, the environment and community development.

For more information phone (086)3476891 or email janicefuller@eircom.net

The training is funded by Galway Rural Development and supported by Galway County Council.


GROW Community Mental Health Service
GROW Community Mental Health Service offers free confidential weekly self-help meetings which are open to all. The Portumna meeting takes place every Wednesday at 7.30pm in Na Calai CDP(side office). For more information Telephone Paul at 0874187714, GROW info line: 18904744474, www.grow.ie


Portumna Arts Group
The AGM of Portumna Arts Group will take place on Thursday, Feb 7th at 8.15pm in An Gairdin. With the ever growing Shorelines Arts Festival, you are invited to join our committee. Bring your energy, creativity and ideas to the table. Volunteers for subgroups in the areas of Art, Literature, Children's Events and Music/Performance are also encouraged to come along and voice your interest. This year's Arts Festival takes place from Sept 19th-22nd with high profile participants, Paul Durcan and Macnas already booked. So consider joining the group or persuading someone you know to get involved. Any queries, call Noelle on 087 2931055.


ConTempo Quartet to Perform in Portumna's Christ Church
On Friday, February 8th at 8pm, Galway City's resident quartet, ConTempo, will perform in Portumna's Christ Church. This evening provides a unique chance for Portumna to experience up close the expertise of one of the world's finest string quartets, ConTempo Quartet. This follows on other popular visits by the quartet to Portumna where they hosted workshops in the schools also. Galway's Con Tempo Quartet, aim to bring classical music to new audience and to new venues. As a community residency supported by generous sponsors, ConTempo Quartet offer free, public concerts for the people of Galway City and County. So come along for a classical evening of sheer enjoyment.


Portumna Contract Bridge Club
1st Eileen Smith & Fr M Finneran, 2nd Pauline Mc Keon & Pauric Murray, Gross Charlie Mullen & Paddy Kelly, 3rd Patricia Eames & Sr Patrice Coen, 4th Declan Fahy & Joe Ryan.


Portumna & District Lions Club
Portumna & District Lions Club wish to sincerely thank every one who supported their Christmas Food Appeal. Yet again your fantastic generosity helped to provide food and warmth for those who needed a bit more support this Christmas time.


Ireland Reaching Out
Newly Appointed County Organisers meet to Plan National Rollout of Ireland Reaching Out.

Loughrea, Galway – Jan 16th 2013. Ireland Reaching Out, the National "Reverse" Genealogy Programme launched by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, in March 2012 held a training and information day for its newly appointed regional "animators" to drive the programme forward for 2013.

The training and information was being held as part of the integration and induction programme of 8 new full-time regional staff who have or will be taking up the role of Ireland XO coordinators in specific regions of the country. These "animator" posts have been primarily funded by local rural development LEADER groups. Although no animator has as yet been approved in East Galway where the programme originated, it is hoped that a full-time development officer will be appointed locally later this year.

The information and training day consisted of a short review of the Ireland XO programme followed with a detailed presentation of the Ireland XO national rollout operation. To round off the day's proceedings, well-known broadcaster and economist David McWilliams addressed the meeting, reflecting on the programme's development and progress successful progress to date, and adding as per usual, some perceptive (and lighter) comments on the Irish economy.

Attending the meeting were representatives from state agencies, LEADER representatives, Councillors, newly appointed animators for the Ireland XO programme, Cultural Heritage and Tourism Consultant's, Shannon Development, Western development Commission, Clan connections, Heritage groups, Galway Rural Development, representatives from County Councils who have expressed interest in launching Ireland XO in their areas. Various representatives from the counties of Mayo, Carlow, Kerry, Limerick and Donegal among other counties were well represented.

Anyone with an interest in their community, its history, tourism, business or genealogy, is encouraged to get involved and learn more about the programme. Ireland XO parish volunteers are now reaching out around the world and the website www.irelandxo.com is proving increasingly popular as a landing point in Ireland for people abroad who have some detail about where their emigrant ancestors hail from in Ireland.

By joining any parish community online, they can seek direct genealogical research assistance from local people in the area who also volunteer to meet them on their return.

For further information please contact info@irelandxo.com. Tel: 00 353 91 842 013


Table Quiz - Swaziland Schools Project Fundraiser
A fund raiser Table Quiz is being held on 15th Feb at 8pm, O'Mearas Restaurant. All welcome. The cost is €20 per table. It is in aid of the Swaziland Schools Project.


Woodford Annual Bridge Game
The Woodford Annual Bridge game was held in the Woodview Bar recently. All had a great night. The late Teresa Mc Hugh & Maire Ni Chaeallaigh were remembered. The winners of the competition were 1st North South Lorna Stoddart and Bertie Hanlon, 1st East West Elizabeth Ryan and Charlie Mullen, 2nd North South Pauric Murray and Paddy Kelly, 2nd East West Cepta Ryan and Theresa Cunningham, 3rd North South Peg Burke and Johnnie Cowan, 3rd East West Bernie Larkin and Cecilia Cox, Joint 4th North South Peggy Whyte and Mary Fahy, and Kaye Duddy and Fr Michael Finneran, 4th East West Patricia Power and Eileen Tuohy, 5th East West Mary Jo Kelly and Fr PJ Bracken.


Irish Guide Dogs - Church Gate Collection
A Church gate collection will take place at Portumna in aid of the Irish Guide Dogs this Saturday 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of February. Please support this very worthy charity which provides guide dogs and assistance dogs to people with Visual impairments and Children with Autism.


Special Olympics Athletics Club
Special Olympics Athletics club, the Portumna Falcons have resumed training. Time 7pm, Venue, Portumna Town hall. The club is open to all persons with an intellectual disability. All new members and Volunteers welcome. For more info contact Colette 0871373433.


Rathcabbin Players Present 'The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley'
Rathcabbin Players are back on stage for three further nights with their hilarious three act comedy "The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley" by playwright Jimmy Keary. Friday 1st Feb to Sunday 3rd at 8.30p.m. Booking is essential on (087) 2360096 between 6.00 and 9.00pm please. So if you haven't seen this brilliant comedy, then pick up that phone now but hurry as seats are filling up fast. You won't be disappointed.


Portumna Bingo
Bingo is on in the Town Hall every Saturday evening at 8.00pm and this weeks jackpot is €2450 in 45 numbers or less.


Killimor GAA
Last weeks lotto numbers were 7, 17, 24 and 27. The jackpot was €9,000. Last weeks 5 lucky dip winners (€20) were Shane Lyons, Billy & Marie Stowlin, Brian Guinan, Paul Cormican and Neill Rocks. Next week's jackpot is €9,100 which will be held in Kirwan's. The club would like to wish the camogie girls the very best of luck in next Sunday are All Ireland semi final.


Portumna 79 Bridge Club
Fr Walsh Trophy Wednesday 23 January: Winner Noreen Murphy, 2nd Mary Connolly, Gross Michael Torpey, 3rd Frances Mc Crory, 4th Patsy Hanbury, 5th Eileen Smyth, 6th Anna Moore, 7th Bridget Brereton, 8th Brid Mc Namara, 9th Patricia Blehein.

Results Wednesday 16 January: 1st Patricia Claffey & Paddy Kelly, 2nd Frances Mc Crory & Mary Connolly, Gross Geraldine Canning & Elizabeth Ryan, 3rd Mary Rose Cormican & Nora Flanagan, 4th Patricia Eames & Bertie Hanlon.


Galway University Musical Society Present 'Rent - The Musical'
This year, Galway University Musical Society invites you to Rent, their most exciting and daring project to date. It will be the first time that the musical is staged in the West of Ireland when the cast take to the stage from the 5th - 9th of February at the Black Box Theatre.

Rent is a rock opera with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini's opera, La Bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City. Follow this unforgettable group of young artists as they struggle to survive, fall in love, find their voice's and live for today.

Rent has changed Broadway forever and transformed how a generation feels about musical theatre. Whether it's your 1st time or your 100th time, you won't want to miss this production of Rent.

Tickets are now on sale from the Soc's Box at NUI Galway, the Town Hall Theatre or online at www.tht.com. Adult: €12, Student: €10, Discounts are available at €8 per ticket for groups of 4 or more.


Arts Council Grants
Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme Deadlines for 2013, 14th March and 24th June.
Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers grants to enable artists and communities of place/or interest to work together on contemporary collaborative arts projects. The scheme is open to artists from any of the following artform disciplines: architecture, circus, street art and spectacle, dance, film, literature (Irish and English language), music, opera, theatre, visual arts and traditional arts.

The projects can take place in a diverse range of social and community contexts including arts and health; arts in prisons; arts and older people; arts and cultural diversity. The aim of the scheme is to encourage meaningful collaboration between communities of place and/or interest and artists. It is essential that consultation take place between the artist and the community group, so that both parties are involved in deciding on the nature of the project realisation. Group ownership of the art should be maintained at every stage. The Project Realisation may result in a variety of outcomes.

The scheme is managed by Create the national development agency for collaborative arts in social and community contextswww.create-ireland.ie

There are two Phases to the Scheme: Phase One Research & Development, is open to artists who wish to research and develop a project in a community context. Maximum time frame is 3 months. The maximum amount awarded in Phase One is €1,000. Research & Development/Mentoring is open to artists who wish to develop a community based project and who have identified an artist mentor they want to work with a during the research and development phase. The maximum award is €1500, which includes €500 fee payable to the mentor.

Phase Two, Project Realisation, is open to communities of interest or place (or their representative organisations), planning a project in collaboration with an artist, between 6 weeks and 5 months duration with a maximum award of €5000, and those who are planning a project of between 6 months and 9 months with a maximum award of €10,000. The deadlines for 2013 are: Thursday 14 March 2013 5pm and Monday 24 June 2013.

For further information on application criteria and assessment, or to book an advisory session about the Scheme, contact Katherine Atkinson, Professional Development, 01-4736600 or email support(at)create-ireland.ie. Web: www.create-ireland.ie The Scheme is open to artists across all artforms.


The Ormond Cineplex Nenagh - Movie Times
Programme for Fri 1st to Thurs 7th February

Lincoln
Steven Spielberg's Landmark Epic – 12 Academy Award Nominations Incl. Best Picture Best Actor! Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones.
Daily 5:15 8:30 (12a)

Zero Dark Thirty
Gripping From Start To Finish – Based On True Events! Jessica Chastin, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler.
Fri 5:15 8:30 Sat Sun 8:30 Mon to Thurs 5:15 8:30 (15a)

Les Miserables
A Film Event To Remember – Award Nominations Best Picture! Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried.
Daily 5:15 8:30 (12a)

Gangster Squad
From Warner Brothers – Producers of Heat / Goodfellas. Josh Brolin, Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone.
Opens Tonight Weds - Nightly 8:50 Also Mon to Thurs 6:30 (15a)

Pitch Perfect
Lively – Dynamic- Great Holiday Hit! Anna Kendrick, John Michael, Higgins, Elizbeth Banks.
Sat Sun 2:00 5:15 (12a)

Parental Guidance
Hilarious Family Comedy From the Studio That Produced the Home Alone Movies! Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei.
Fri 4:15 6:30 Sat Sun 2:00 4:15 6:30 (Gen)

Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings
Disney's Magical Adventure For the Whole Family!
Sat Sun 2:00 (Gen)

Rise of the Guardians
Santa Clause, Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost, Easter Bunny All Together!
Sat Sun 2:00 (G)


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