28 May 2013

The Local Bus
Portumna GAA
Great Outdoors Festival
Sky TV to feature Angling on Lough Derg
Sign Out Youth Café
Ability West
National Vigil For Life
Health Talk at Licorice Health Food Store
Old Newspapers Wanted
Portumna 79 Bridge Club
Killimor GAA
Paintball Comes to Pallas
Portumna and District Active Retirement Association
High Stool In Boathouse Snug
Grainne Egan - Volunteering Fundraiser
Portumna Tidy Towns
The Ormond Cineplex Nenagh - Movie Times

The Local Bus
The Local Bus daily service Portumna to Loughrea will not run from the 29th June to the 30th August 2013. Services will resume on the 2nd September 2013.


Portumna GAA
Lotto: Numbers 1, 9, 17, 20. No jackpot winner. 2 match 3's were Christy Byrne & Mary Hickey.

Junior A: Well done to the Junior A's who drew with Padraig Pearse's in a Championship match last Friday evening. Portumna 1-14 Pearse's 2-11.

Golf Classic: Portumna Gaa Golf Classic will take place Friday May 31st, Sat' June 1st, Sun' 2nd & Monday 3rd. Afternoon bookings contact Portumna Golf club on 09097 41059 or Celia on 087 1342148. Teams of 4 €120. Team plus tee box €150. Fantastic prizes to be played for Please Support.


Great Outdoors Festival
From Friday 28th – Sunday 30th of June 2013, Portumna will be buzzing as its Great Outdoors Festival gets into full swing! Hosted by Portumna Chamber of Commerce, the Great Outdoors Festival will feature an action-packed calendar of events including a busking contest, a 8km forest trail run, an inter-pub tug of war, street games, a singing pubs competition, an open-air live music concert with Tradstone, a foraging workshop, an arts workshop, a field study by Bird Watch Ireland, come and try it sessions in watersports, a splash day with waterzorbing, a raft race, a food and craft show, facepainting and balloon artistry along with many more fun free events for all the family to enjoy. Murrays Amusements will also be making a welcome return to town with their funfair. A coarse angling competition will also take place over the weekend of the festival to highlight Portumna as an attractive destination for anglers.

For further information on all of the events, and to register for the busking competition, please see the festival website www.portumnafestival.com and like the Portumna Great Outdoors Festival facebook page for regular updates in relation to the festival.


Sky TV to feature Angling on Lough Derg
Portumna will feature on SKY TV in the coming months as a team led by Martin Founds of Anglers' World Holidays will begin filming here this weekend. Anglers' World Holidays is the largest angling tour operator in the UK and has been bringing anglers to Portumna for many years. The programme will feature champion British anglers Baz Smith and John Horsey who will be ably guided and advised by local angler David Harris. Filming begins on Thursday May 30th and continues until June 3rd. The team will stay in Oak Lodge, St. Brendan's Road and hope to sample, and capture on film, all of the hospitality Portumna has to offer the visiting angler.


Sign Out Youth Café
Portumna 'Sign-Out' Youth Cafe welcomes young people from Portumna town and the surrounding areas to avail of the many recreational facilities provided in our club. The Cafe/Club is open two evenings per week - Thursdays for Youth Club @ 7:00 – 9:30pm Fridays Youth Café for TY upwards @ 7:00-10pm.

Sign Out Summer Festival and Family Fun Day: Our annual festival and family fun day is taking place on Monday 3rd June at 2pm. This is going to be a great fun day for all with music from local and visiting bands, soccer and pool tournaments, Xbox and WII games, games for smaller children, BBQ, etc. Come along for what promises to be a really great day. Everybody welcome.

Annual Trips: Sign Out Annual Trips are taking place on the 22nd June for Youth Café members and 16th July for Youth Club members. Contact Lizzy for more information.

Camán Abú: Tuesday nights are for our adult members. Camán Abú has proved to be a resounding success for our more "senior" members, as it is a really fun way to exercise and meet up with old friends or make new ones. For more information contact Lizzy.

All Weather Pitch: Sign Out all weather pitch is available for bookings for very reasonable rates for all age groups. Special birthday party rates available at the moment. Phone Lizzy for special deals.

Contacts: Lizzy 087 6779267


Ability West
Provides services and support to adults with an intellectual disability in St. Dympnas, Portumna. Volunteers enhance the lives of people with an intellectual disability by sharing their time and interests. If you would like to make a difference in your local community, please contact Linda Keane at 087 9971558 for further information. Experience is not necessary and training is provided.


National Vigil For Life
In Dublin Sat 8th June 2013 from 3pm-4pm. Bus €10 from Portumna. This is a serious situation, stand up and be counted or be silent forever. Contact Parish office for more information.


Health Talk at Licorice Health Food Store
Nutritional Therapist Sinead Bradbury will be in Licorice Health food Store Portumna on Thursday 30th May at 8.30 pm. Presenting on "How to identify & manage a Food Intolerance". Cost €6, Spaces limited please book. Contact Sarah 087 2117262 or Lorin 090 9759977.


Old Newspapers Wanted
If you have old any unwanted newspapers and wish to dispose of them, contact Gibson Stoddart on 087 2643364 or you can leave them into the Town Hall on a Friday morning for collection. They have to be dry.


Portumna 79 Bridge Club
Team of 4 Competition Wed 22 May 2013: 1st Sheila Dillon, Patricia Blehein, Elizabeth Ryan & Geraldine Canning, 2nd Frances Mc Crory, Mary Connolly, Teresa Dillon & Anna Moore, 3rd Pat Flanagan, Noreen Murphy, Marie O'Meara & Eileen Tuohy.


Killimor GAA
Last weeks lotto numbers were: 3, 9, 12 and 13. The jackpot was €10,700. Last weeks 5 lucky dip winners (€20) were Fergus Reilly, Noel O Toole, Tony Fahy Race Course Loughrea, Tom Shiel Grange Athenry and Brendan & Kitty Concannon. Next week's jackpot is €10,800 which will be held in Treacy's.


Paintball Comes to Pallas
Finally, Paintball has arrived in Galway, with the opening of the Pallas Paintball centre. Pallas Paintball is Galway's newest activity centre, based on the site of Pallas Karting, in the village of Tynagh known the world over as Europe's Largest and Premier Karting Centre.

Pallas Paintball with 4 different game zones, purposely designed and built with player in mind. A challenge to even the most experienced of soldiers. Bringing fun to all categories of players, whether you are a beginner or think you have seen it all before, there is a testing challenge ahead for you to get your team into the enemy territory and win. Paintball has 4 game zones, man made, with all sorts of scenario's available to the players whether you are experienced or an inexperienced Paintballer. We have The Village, Normandy Landing, The Fuel Depot and Last Man Standing, with lots of different scenarios to play out, bring your man back alive, capture the fort, blow the whole place up and are you the last man standing!!.

Available 7 days a week, 360 days a year, bringing you Paintball in Galway for the first time. They are using the new Tippmann FT-12, a compact marker with an ergonomically positioned front vertical grip, which is ideal for players of all ages. Top class face masks, overalls, with gloves, snoods, neck warmers and chest guards available to rent for the day. This is an ideal event to run if you are organising a Stag, Hen, Corporate or Birthday Party. So if you are trying to organise a party event, be sure to think of Pallas Paintball, Pallas, Tynagh, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland, they are not to far away from where you are staying.

You can find us on www.pallaskarting.com/paintballing, we are based on the site of Europe's Largest Karting Centre, Pallas Karting.


Portumna and District Active Retirement Association
Last Sunday the sun kissed us all as we gathered with the Omna singers for a joyous blend of voices across lake waters, this is the third year we have celebrated the Bealtaine event at Portumna Marina. Afterwards we were all treated to a lovely cup of tea and barbecued sausages. Thanks to Sean D. Gordon the cook and Richie Burke and Chris Smith for our music and all who turned up to sing.


High Stool In Boathouse Snug
The ever-growing High Stool Session for singers will gather in The Boathouse Snug on Saturday, June 8th at 9.30pm. Singers are welcome and those who sang at previous sessions must sing a new song. Each performer gets 5 minutes max and accompaniment optional to each singer. For more info, call 085 1602956.


Grainne Egan - Volunteering Fundraiser
Grainne Egan has volunteered to work in a Ugandan Orphanage. As a fundraiser there will be a cake sale in St Joseph's Centre, Killimor after the 11.30 a.m. Mass on next Sunday June 2nd also a coffee evening in her house in Moorfield on Monday 3rd June from 2.00-5.00 p.m.


Portumna Tidy Towns
Portumna Tidy Towns would appreciate all the help locals can do to support their efforts to keep Portumna litter free. Please contact Mike Goode or Ann Rabbitte if you need any more information. Portumna Tidy Towns are looking forward to the appointment of three new Tus people to the Tidy Towns workforce over the coming days. The Committee wishes to thank local County Council Engineer Mr Cyril Mitchell for providing funds to purchase two new mowers for cutting the grass in and around the public areas by the tidy towns committee. David Harris, Garden Machinery, Gortanumera, kindly supplied the mowers to them at cost; David had maintained the old machines free of charge up to this.


The Ormond Cineplex Nenagh - Movie Times
Programme for Fri 31st to Thurs 6th June

The Hangover Part III
The Epic Finale! Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha.
Daily 6:30 8:50 (15a)

The Big Wedding
Big Families – Big Egos – Big Trouble! Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Robin Williams.
Daily 6:30 8:50 Also Fri Sat Sun Mon 4:15 (15a)

Fast & Furious 6
All Roads Lead To This! Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodiguez, Dwayne Johnson.
Daily 6:20 8:50 Also Fri 4:00 Sat Sun Mon 3:30 (12a)

The Great Gatsby
The Great Romantic Novel On The Screen! Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton.
Nightly 8:50 Also Fri Sat Sun Mon 6:00 (12a)

Epic
From Creators Of Ice Age, Rio
Fri 4:15 Sat Sun Mon 2:00 4:15 Tues Weds Thurs 6:30 (G)

Iron Man 3
The Excitement & Style of Avengers Assemble. Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce.
Sat Sun Mon 3:30 (12a)

The Croods
All Admission €5.
Sat Sun Mon 2:00 (G)



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