06 August 2013

Call for Artists for Shorelines Art Exhibition 2013
Portumna GAA
Portumna's Web Design Agency
Portumna Golfer Named in Irish Senior Team
Portumna Task Force
Computer Course
Portumna Town FC AGM
Matt Fogarty's Forest Walk
The Ormond Cineplex Nenagh - Movie Times

Call for Artists for Shorelines Art Exhibition 2013
It's that time of year again! The 6th Annual Shorelines Arts Festival (19th - 22nd September, 2013) will once again feature an exhibition of art, photography, craftwork, ceramics, wood and sculptures from local and visiting artists. This year we are delighted to have secured a wonderful new space at the newly refurbished and restored Irish Workhouse in Portumna to be known as The Gallery at the Workhouse. There is also scope for exhibiting outdoors.

Interested in Exhibiting? Work will need to be delivered to the Irish Workhouse building on St. Bridget's Road, Portumna on either Saturday, September 7th (10am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm) or Wednesday evening, September 11th (6-8pm).

Any work delivered after that date may not be guaranteed exhibition space. If these times do not suit you, please let me know by email or text (085-1925466) and we will find an alternative time. Please do include work NOT previously shown at our exhibition and all work must be ready for hanging, i.e. with a wire or cord at the back of the frame. Due to space limitations this year, we can only accept one piece at a cost of €5 (to cover hanging, display and insurance). Work may be offered for sale – a commission of 15% will be deducted by the Shorelines Arts Festival. If you are offering your piece for sale, please decide on the selling price beforehand so that it can be noted and advertised in the catalogue.

Volunteering - if you have a couple of hours to spare, we would really appreciate any help in supervising the exhibition. If you can help, please let me know which days/times. Email info@shorelinesartsfestival.com or text 085-1925466.

Visit the website for full festival details: http://shorelinesartsfestival.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter!


Portumna GAA
Lotto: Numbers 3, 10, 16, 19. No jackpot winner. 5 match 3's Mary Rooney, Mike Cowan, Kenneth Fogarty, Gersha Enright & Joe Madden jnr.

County Minor Team: Galway take on Limerick in the all Ireland minor hurling semi final in Croke Park on 18th Aug. There is a limited no of tickets made available to club at €10. Note this is for davin stand only. Anyone interested can place an order with Celia Keane 087 1342148.


Portumna's Web Design Agency
Portumna-based web design and consulting agency A Design For Life is now part of the global web design, app development, and digital strategy agency Monsoon Consulting. As part of the merger, Mark Conroy - one of Ireland's top Drupal developers - has joined Monsoon Consulting as Technical Lead, Drupal, based at Monsoon's office in Dublin. Mark, a Portlaoise native who has been living in Portumna for the past 7 years where he helps organise the annual Shorelines Arts Festival amongst other community initiatives, will be responsible for the development of all Monsoon's Drupal-based web projects and training programmes. He will help to scale and upskill Monsoon's Drupal teams and to enhance their profile in the Drupal community locally and internationally.

A former teacher by profession, Mark has been building Drupal websites for over 6 years. As a speaker he presents on uses of digital media for effective campaigning. He has also presented at "Drupal for Government" days in Dublin on creating social networks (for interpersonal and/or international uses) using Drupal, and twice at Drupal Camp Ireland (most recently on "Drupal Theming for Beginners"). Mark is a co-organiser of the monthly Galway Drupal Meetup and continues to manage and maintain the political campaigns and contacts website Contact.ie, which has become the most popular online method for contacting politicians in Ireland.

Commenting on the merger, Stephen Kenealy, co-founder of Monsoon Consulting said 'This merger represents a significant milestone as we seek to grow our business in Ireland and overseas. Mark will bring huge value and expertise, being one of the foremost Drupal developers in Ireland'. When contacted, Mark said he is "delighted with the outcome of the merger discussions, as the new role gives me great latitude to implement a first-class Drupal agency working with our non-profit, for profit, Irish-based, and international clients from our offices in Dublin, London, and Jaipur."

For more information on the merger please contact Stephen on 01-4750066. If you want to contact Monsoon about an upcoming website project or want to learn more about their services, drop them a line at info@monsoonconsulting.com or call 01-4750066. They'd love to hear from you.


Portumna Golfer Named in Irish Senior Team
Portumna's Suzanne Corcoran has been named in the Senior team to represent Ireland at the European Senior Ladies' Team Championship that will be held at the Bled Golf Club, Slovenia from the 3rd to 7th September. She will be joined by Carol Wickham of Laytown and Bettystown who she defeated in the Irish Ladies Senior Close Championships earlier this month as well as Pat Doran of Donabate, Sheena McElroy of Grange, Gertie MacMullen of The Island and Laura Webb of East Berkshire. The team will be captained by Terry Sexton of Dun Laoghaire.


Portumna Task Force
A number of people have come together, in a voluntary capacity, to form Portumna Task Force. The purpose of this group is to facilitate local development initiatives that will benefit the Portumna area.The Task Force is headed up by Denis Gunning and Dolores O'Shea. The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month. The next meeting takes place in Portumna Retirement Village on 14th August at 8.30 p.m. Everybody welcome.


Computer Course
Do you want to learn computer skills/improve your employment prospects? Training is suitable for beginners and is open to everybody - FETAC certified. Participants will receive from FÁS a training allowance, childcare & travel. Contact: South East Galway IRD Ltd., Abbey St., Portumna 090-9759092. Kay Hanley & Patricia Geoghegan.


Portumna Town FC AGM
Portumna Town FC are holding their AGM in the social centre of the Portumna Retirement Village on Wednesday the 4th of September at 8pm. All are invited to attend.


Matt Fogarty's Forest Walk
Two weeks ago when Ireland was in the throws of a heat wave, Matt Fogarty held a walk on his tree farm and nursery just a few miles outside Terryglass in North Tipperary. The guest speaker was none other than Duncan Stewart and between them they answered everyone's queries about what is the best time to plant and what species to plant also. The people that came along to the Open Day saw splendid specimens of redwoods, walnuts, the fir trees stand tall and proud among a multitude of broadleaf species.

Matt's knowledge and love of trees is well known and he is always willing to impart his knowledge to the total novice who just wants to know the different species to the more advanced gardener who may be planning a forest. It was one of the hottest days of the year and when the tour was finished Matt laid on a fine spread of home made buns, sandwiches and minerals under the shade of the trees that surround his house. If you are condidering planting trees or wondered what they would look like in a few years call to Matt Fogarty in Ballinderry.


The Ormond Cineplex Nenagh - Movie Times
Programme for Fri 9th to Thurs 15th August

The Lone Ranger
Johnny Depp Armie Hammer.
Daily 2:00 5:30 8:50 (12a)

The Wolverine
Hugh Jackman.
Fri to Tues 8:50 (12a)

The Smurfs 2
Brendan Gleeson, Jayma Mays.
Daily 1:45 (G)

Despicable Me 2
Voices Of Kristen Wig, Al Pacino.
Daily 4:10 (G)

Monsters University
Screaming With Laughter and Fun! Also Pixar Featurette 'The Blue Umbrella'. Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Helen Mirren.
Daily 1:45 (Gen)

The Heat
Sandra Bullock, Mellissa McCarthy - US No. 1. Good Cop, Mad Cop – From Director Of Bridesmaids.
Daily 6:20 8:50 (15a)

Grown Ups 2
They'll Do Anything For Their Families – Except Grow Up! Kevin James, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek, Mario Bello.
Daily 4:10 6:30 8:50 (12a)

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
The Great New Adventure. Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario.
Daily 1:45 4:10 6:30 (Pg)

Kick Ass 2
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jim Carrey.
Weds Thurs Next 14th 15th Advance Showings 8:50 (16)



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