26 February 2013

Portumna Castle & Gardens
Redwood National School Open Day
Portumna GAA
Terryglass St. Patrick's Festival
Eyrecourt Twinning Group
Bus to Tynagh Bingo
Performance Unity
Portumna Bridge Club
Portumna Bingo
An Gairdin
Portumna and District Active Retirement Association
Scoil Mhuire Gortanumera
Gortanumera Development Association
Fundamental Montessori & Daycare
Important Notice for all Property Owners
Portumna Day Centre
Portumna Vintage Club
Killimor GAA
Portumna Golf Club
Portumna & District Angling Association
Abbey 10K Challenge
The Ormond Cineplex Nenagh - Movie Times

Portumna Castle & Gardens
The year of the Gathering is upon us and supported by the OPW the Guides in Portumna Castle & Gardens would be delighted to take submissions from individuals or groups for events to be held in the castle or grounds during 2013. If you have any ideas such as lectures, workshops, family gatherings, plays, musical entertainment, or something totally different… please put them forward to portumnacastle@opw.ie. All requests and ideas will be taken into consideration and accommodated if and when possible. Portumna Castle & Gardens is a wonderful setting for any type of event and the Minister for State for the Office of Public Works and Public Sector Reform, Mr Brian Hayes last year opened up dialogue between community groups and the OPW, to encourage more use of OPW sites by local communities. For groups who may be considering such events and would benefit from additional requirements or facilities please process your submission with details of type of event and facilities needed at your earliest convenience.

Opening arrangements for 2013. March 28th to the end of September, daily 9.30-6pm. Weekends only in October.


Redwood National School Open Day
On Saturday, 2nd March, commencing at 2 p.m, all are welcome to our Open Day, a great opportunity to come and see the school. Enjoy our newly refurbished state of the art facilities with interactive whiteboards in all classrooms. Meet and chat with the staff about the extensive range of activities on offer in our school. To our great advantage we have low pupil teacher ratios and 10 hours of learning support weekly for all pupils, providing excellent individual attention. Enrolment forms available on the day. Refreshments will be served. Come Along!!


Portumna GAA
Lotto: Numbers: 3, 4, 16, 27. No Jackpot winner and match 3 was Lisa Keane. Jackpot is now €12,900. Annual lotto is available please contact Celia/Fiona. Weekly lotto can be purchased on line at www.locallotto.ie

Membership: Player Membership is now due.

U-21: U21's played Abbeyknockmoy Saturday ending in a draw match after extra time. Portumna 0.20 v Abbeyknockmoy 2.14

Senior: Portumna Seniors Played Athenry Sunday in a league match. Portumna had a good win with a score of 2.14 to Athenry 0.12


Terryglass St. Patrick's Festival
The Terryglass St. Patrick's Festival will start on Friday 15th March and a full weekend of family friendly events to celebrate the best of Irish culture will take place. More information will be provided in the coming weeks.


Eyrecourt Twinning Group
As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Eyrecourt Twinning Group a large group of locals are travelling to Gouesnac`h, near Quimper, in Brittany at the end of June for a week long visit. This is a week to be greatly enjoyed consisting of daily trips, musical evenings and the customary Breton hospitality. A small number of seats are still available and should you be interested please contact Josephine at 087 6302011 or James at 085 7107569.


Bus to Tynagh Bingo
The organizers of Tynagh Bingo are running a bus from The Square, Portumna to Tynagh Clubhouse every Sunday night, starting next Sunday, February 24th, leaving at 7.15pm.


Performance Unity
Performance Unity is a new company set up by Shane Flaherty, Portumna. It is a cutting edge NLP business. I offer personalised bespoke programmes in Learning and Studying Techniques, Sports Performance, Entertainer's anxiety, Phobias, Smoke Cessation, Weight loss and Confidence. The learning programme is very relevant at the moment, students will be shown techniques to help them focus on studying and learning, they apply these techniques again before the exam so they are prepared and confident. These techniques help students recall the information they will need to successfully complete the exam. For more info go to Shane's website at www.performanceunity.ie


Portumna Bridge Club
Contract Bridge Results, Gross Competition: 1st Iris Dennison & Denis Kelly, 2nd Kaye Duddy & Patsy Hanbury, 3rd Geraldine Canning & Conor Finch, 4th Eileen Smith & Fr. M Finneran, 5th Tony Ryan & Paddy Kelly, 6th Teresa Dillon & Elizabeth Ryan, Nett Judy & John Craig, 1st Session Brid McNamara & Johnny Cowan, 2nd Session Lorna Stoddart & Bertie Hanlon.

Portumna 79 Bridge Club Results, Wednesday 20 February 2013: 1st Frances Mc Crory & Mary Connolly, 2nd Marie O Meara & Eileen Tuohy, Gross Charlie Mullen & Pat Flanagan, 3rd Sheila Dillon & Patricia Blehein, 4th Lorna Stoddart & Des Lynch.


Portumna Bingo
Bingo every Saturday night in the Town Hall Portumna at 8.00pm and this weeks jackpot is 2550 in 45 numbers or less.


An Gairdin
Organic Gardening Course: On Monday mornings 10 - 12am, beginning on March 11th, An Gáirdín Organic and Ecology Centre are running an Organic Horticulture course. The course will cover the basic knowledge you need to grow your own vegetables - Planning your Plot, Seed Propagation, Crop Rotation, Maintaining healthy plants and soil, Green Manures, Making your own Compost. The cost is 8 euro per class, including morning coffee and organic scones. Contact: 0909741689, angairdin1@gmail.com, www.angairdin.ie

National Tree Week: Takes place from 3rd - 10th March. We are invited to pay attention to trees during this week. We can do this by deciding to plant native tree/s, by participating in community tree-planting projects or by simply taking time to observe and get to know the trees in our own landscape. For tree-planting at An Gáirdín contact 0909741689 or email angairdin1@gmail.com, www.angairdin.ie


Portumna and District Active Retirement Association
Members please note that Christy Cunniffe will speak on "Ecclesiastical Monuments" in South East Galway on Thursday 7th March at 8pm in the Portumna Retirement Village. Christy is well known for his extensive knowledge concerning Church History, this should be a very interesting and informative evening.

The short mat bowlers are now meeting on Monday afternoons 2 pm to 6 pm and Friday mornings 10am to 1 pm in the Portumna Retirement Village Social Hall. All are welcome to attend.


Scoil Mhuire Gortanumera
Enrolments are now being taken for Junior Infants starting in Sept. Please contact the school at 090-9741624 no later than March 20th 2013.


Gortanumera Development Association
In conjunction with Scoil Mhuire N.S are holding a table quiz on Friday 1st March in McDonagh's Kilcorban Tynagh at 8.30pm. Tables of Four, Adults €10 each. Students €5 each. Great prizes.


Fundamental Montessori & Daycare
Will be opening a new Baby Suite on Monday 4th March 2013. We will be catering for children 6 months to 5 years and after school care. Parents are welcome to view the facilities in March. For more information contact Marie on 087 8931199.


Important Notice for all Property Owners
For the first time in the history of the Irish State 4 men are summoned to appear at Loughrea District Court on Wednesday 6th March 2013 at 11am for allegedly cutting turf on privately owned bog. Stand up for your constitutional rights and come to Loughrea to support the 4 men.


Portumna Day Centre
Due to Health & Safety issues Portumna Day Centre will close on Monday 4th March 2013 for a period of time until all issues of concern have been resolved.


Portumna Vintage Club
A meeting to set up a vintage club in Portumna will be held in O'Meara's on Tuesday 26th Feb at 8pm. Contact Walter 087-8267054.


Killimor GAA
Last weeks lotto numbers were 3, 15, 24 and 29. The jackpot was €9,400. Last weeks 5 lucky dip winners (€20) were Ronan Duffy, Niall McLearn, Serena & Karen Brien, Paul Glynn and Seamus & Teresa McEvoy. Next week's jackpot is €9,500 which will be held in the Hurlers. The club wish the camogie glrls the very best of luck in next saturday's All Ireland Final.


Portumna Golf Club
3 Ball Open: The Open Three Ball Team competition continues at Portumna Golf Club until the end of April with the grand final taking place in May. Two teams qualify each month one of which is a visiting team. Birr Golf Shop and Driving Range sponsor this competition in association with Taylormade. Prizes to the value of €5,000.

25 Card Drive: The ladies committee continue with their very successful Progressive 25 Card game on Friday 1st March. It commences at 8.30 p.m. and entry is €5 per person. The committee host a Fashion Show on Thursday, 14th March with Guna Deas, Monet Boutique, Loughrea, Cúl Sports, Ladies Day Boutique and All Occasions, Portumna, participating. Cheese and wine reception is included. Tickets are available from the Clubhouse or from committee members. Put these dates in your diary.

Book Launch: The Centenary book is currently being produced and the committee are making a final call for any information, photographs or other relevant material for possible inclusion in the book. Any such material can be left into the clubhouse and will be safely returned later.


Portumna & District Angling Association
Gene Claffey was presented recently with Honorary Life Membership of Portumna & District Angling Association by the club President Garry Kenny. It was for his lifetimes work with the club


Abbey 10K Challenge
The inaugural Abbey 10K takes place in Abbey (Loughrea Co Galway) on Sunday 17th March 2013. The race starts in Abbey Village at 1.00pm. The entry fee is €20.00 and one can register on line at www.runireland.com or www.activeglobal.com or entries will be taken on the day in the Community Centre from 11.00am to 12.00 noon. The course has been measured by AIMS/IAAF Measurer Mr TJ Beatty (Loughrea) using the Jones Counter method of measurement.

There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for Senior men and Women. 1st Over 40 man and Woman. 1st Over 50 man and woman. 1st over 60 man and woman. 1st over 70 man and woman. 1st Junior man/woman. There will be refreshments in the Community Centre in the village centre for all athletes after the race. The presentation of prizes will take place in Abbey Community Centre after the completion of the race.

Contact Gerry Larkin on 086-8163581 or gerryplarkin@eircom.net or abbeycomm@eircom.net. A warm welcome awaits all athletes and supporters to Abbey Village on Sunday March 17th next.


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

Django Unchained
Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz (Academy Award Winner), Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson.
Daily 5:15 8:30 (18)

The Hardy Bucks Movie
The Irish Hangover - Laugh Out Loud Funny! Martin Maloney, Owen Colgan, Peter Cassidy.
Daily 6:30 8:50 (16)

Flight
Tense – Exciting – Gripping Story! Denzel Washington, Kelly Reilly.
Daily 6:00 (15a)

A Good Day to Die Hard
The Real Action Is Here – Bruce Willis Style! Bruce Willis, Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Fri 4:15 8:50 Sat Sun 2:30 8:50 Mon – Thurs 8:50 (15a)

Wreck-it Ralph
Disney's New Fun Filled Hit - Creators of Toystory! Voices of John C Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch.
Fri 4:15 Sat Sun 2:00 4:15 (Gen)

This is 40
From Producers Knocked Up /Bridesmaids. Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann.
Nightly 8:50 Also Mon – Thurs 6:15 (15a)

Beautiful Creatures
Dark Secrets Will Come To Light! The Exciting Novels Come to the Screen! Introducing New Stars Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich and Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons.
Fri 6:15 Sat Sun 3:45 6:15 (12a)

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

Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings
Disney's Magical Adventure For the Whole Family!
Fri 4:15 Sat Sun 2:00 (Gen)


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