05 November 2013

Portumna Task Force
Sudden Death / Suicide Support Group
Killimor Camogie Club Present Tommy Flemming
Wild Food Night - Fundraiser for Autism Centre in Borrisokane
Shorelines Limerick Competition
Santa at the Christmas Craft Fair
Gortanumera Community Alert
Lorrha Variety Group Present 'Canaries'
Killimor Community Games
Recipe Book
Portumna Players
Portumna GAA
East Galway Fianna Fail Awards Dinner
Killimor GAA
Acorn to Oak
OPW Customer Survey
The Ormond Cineplex Nenagh - Movie Times

Portumna Task Force
A number of people have come together, in a voluntary capacity to facilitate local development & community initiatives that will benefit the area. The next meeting takes place in the Portumna Retirement Village on Wednesday, 13th November at 8.30 p.m. Everybody welcome.


Sudden Death / Suicide Support Group
An informal group to support people bereaved from Sudden death /suicide. Information night in Hayden's hotel on Wednesday 13th of November, 2013 at 7.00pm. For further information contact Miriam 087 9750262 / Bernie 087 9639409.


Killimor Camogie Club Present Tommy Flemming
Presents Tommy Fleming in a one night only candlelit Christmas concert in Killimor Church on Friday 6th December at 8pm. Tickets €30 from 0864509577/0861706726/0852098781. Early purchase is advisable.


Wild Food Night - Fundraiser for Autism Centre in Borrisokane
Wild Food Night celebrating all that is good about Irish Food - Fresh, local, traditional and Wild on Friday 15th November 2013 in Paddy's Bar , Terryglass, Co. Tipperary at 7.30pm.

Free Entry, All donations received shall go towards the ASD Centre in Borrisokane Community College. Meet 'Wild Food Mary' who shall be on hand to give foraging tips and discuss recipes. Live Music. Pig On Spit. Car Raffle.

This event is being run with the kind support of Terryglass / Kilbarron Game and conservation Club. We invite the public to bring a homemade dish to share.


Shorelines Limerick Competition
On Friday last, the results of the Shorelines Limerick competition were announced. In a tight contest with lots of shortlisted Limericks, the judges were delighted to see local and national topics covered with a witty sense of humour and a rhythmic approach that makes a Limerick work. The winner of the L-Award for 2013 was Pete Gibbs (assisted by 2 Brian's) with an entry relating to a well known local tailor. The runner-up was John Cowan with his brother Mike Cowan hot on his heels in third place. They were presented with their prizes in Horan's Bar where the official presentation of The Nicholas Treacy Award, created by local artist, Brian Murray was presented to Annie Gibbons by Noelle Lynskey, Chairperson of Shorelines Arts Festival. Annie regaled the crowd with several recitations learned over her 94 years. Other Maple Poetry contributions included Wiltrud Duell, Mary Rourke, Eamon Hayes, Dolores O'Shea, Sean Hearne, Mike Cowan, Margaret Hickey, Brian Kelly and Noelle Lynskey. A lovely night of fun and rhymes was had with a birthday cake for the lady of the night, Anne Gibbons.


Santa at the Christmas Craft Fair
Santa is relocating this year into the Christmas Craft Fair as he brings his workshop to the children. Pop by and see Santas workshop while helping him with some activities. Tickets are on sale at Salmons Newsagents, Portumna. €5 per child. Help decorate gingerbread people with your own designs or make your own bracelets with designs for boys and girls. Afterwards walk through the Christmas fair and see the fabulous gifts there are. Don't miss the date; Sunday 24th November!


Gortanumera Community Alert
Second Information Meeting will be held on Monday, 11 November in Gortanumera N.S. at 8 p.m. Guest Speakers invited: Bernard Kearney, Community Alert Development Officer of Muintir Na Tire & Pat Flanagan, Garda Siochana Crime Prevention Officer. By attending you will help yourself and your community to become more alert!


Lorrha Variety Group Present 'Canaries'
Rehearsals are well under way in Lorrha for the Variety Group's latest production which will take place at the end of the month. Canaries, written by Bernard Farrell, is a very Irish play about a very Irish group on holidays and audience members will recognise a few characters they have come across on their own holiday experiences. It is arguably Farrell's funniest play and is centered around three couples who go to the Canaries on a package holiday in a bid to escape their everyday surroundings. Everyone arrives with an appetite for the sun, sea and sand but things soon start to go wrong, with hilarious consequences, as the weather isn't what is expected and the holiday-makers end up having a holiday that they will never forget, but not necessarily for the right reasons! Keep a date free in your diary at the end of the month, the play will open in Lorrha Hall on Friday 29th November and will run for three nights only.


Killimor Community Games
Killimor Community Games will be holding their AGM on Thursday 7th November 2013 in Killimor Heritage Centre at 9pm. It is important for new and existing people to attend this meeting to help keep the games viable for all children to participate in. There is a wide variety of activities available for children to participate in provided we have help from parents and volunteers.


Recipe Book
Portumna and District Lions Club have launched their Christmas Stocking Filler!! A Jam Packed Recipe Book with recipe's given to them by people of Portumna and the district. Pick up a copy now from OMeara's or any other Lion Club member. Only €10.


Portumna Players
The AGM of Portumna Players took place on Tuesday 29th October at 8.30pm in the Loft. The meeting was a great success with many members attending. It was another busy year for Portumna Players starting with the production of The Plough and the Stars under the direction of Declan Kelly, the cast and crew worked diligently on this production and it was a great success. Then in September Marian Frawley directed "Cafe Conversations" a one act play written by our very own Greg O'Connor as part of the Shorelines Art Festival, again this play was very successful.

The Players are hoping to stage a one act play before Christmas and a Spring production is under discussion. The incoming committee is as follows: Chairperson: Mairead Taylor, Secretary: Frances Robinson, Treasurer: Marie Gunning, Committee: Mary Lynch, Greg O'Connor, Dolores O'Shea, Eileen Purcell, Marian Frawley, Gary Tucker and Carmel Tucker.


Portumna GAA
There was no winner of last Sat nights lotto jackpot worth €16500. The numbers drawn were 7 8 17 28. Four people matched three numbers.

Well done to our senior team on winning a sixth county title. It is a great feeling to be back at the top again. The club would like to thank Al & Noreen Hayes, the clubs main sponsor for their sponsorship. Also thanks to Bus Eireann, Modena, An Caislean, Curleys Bar, The Arch House Bar, Horans Corner House, Cul Sports, Dan Lynch, Francis Hardiman, Terence O Flaherty, Enda Conway, Enda Hayes, St Thomas G.A.A.Club, & Quitmans.

Congrats to the ladies on winning their county title recently.

The club are holding a monster fundrising auction on Sunday 7 November at 1-30pm in the mart. Note the change of venue. Anyone who wishes to donate any item can contact any of the auction committee before 10 November. The following people are the representatives in your area: Stoney Island Pat Dillon, Boula Sean Treacy Gene Mc Donagh Paul Royston Sean Donoghue, Gortanumera area Joe Madden Denis Mc Laughlin John Cormican David Canning Oldthort area, Sylvie Donoghue Tom O Brien, Town Willie Burke Johnny Keane Celia Keane Dan Lynch Fiona O Meara. Any item big or small will be greatly appreciated.


East Galway Fianna Fail Awards Dinner
This Thursday Nov. 7th at 8pm in Loughrea Hotel a gala dinner will be held acknowledging persons who have given years of service to Fianna Fail. Uachtaran Fianna Fail Michael Martin TD will be there to make the presentations.


Killimor GAA
Last weeks lotto numbers were 2, 8, 24 and 28. The jackpot was €3,100. Last weeks 5 lucky dip winners (€20) were Timothy Forde & John Larkin, Eugene McEntee Jnr, Michael Ward 3 Canal Drive Ballinasloe, Damian & Mary Gibbons and Jimmy Hardiman. Next week's jackpot is €3,200 which will be held in Kirwan's.


Acorn to Oak
Acorn To Oak would like to thank the Portumna Community Fundraising committee, Brendan Murray and Dave Harris from Coillte for running "mucky runners fun obstacle course".

This event took place in the beautiful Autumn surroundings of Portumna forest park. Due to its success we hear rumours that it will definitely be an annual event or maybe even bi- annual!

This event could not have happened without the time and commitment of the Portumna community fundraising committee, Dave Harris from coillte and especially Brendan Murray and his team of volunteers who helped set up the course. Also a big thank you to the parents and staff of Acorn to Oak who gave up their time on a mucky Sunday afternoon. Here's looking forward to next year!


OPW Customer Survey
Be in with a chance to Win a free family pass to all our heritage sites for a whole year.

Dear Visitor, The Office of Public Works (OPW) is carrying out an on-line Survey to see if we are fulfilling the promises we made to our Customers in our Customer Charter and Action Plan. When you visited one of the OPW heritage/historical sites over the Summer, you very kindly provided your email address agreeing to take part in this Customer Survey. The OPW is the organisation that manages the Heritage site that you visited and therefore your feedback on the site will help us to improve our service. You can take part now by clicking on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CTCVKWR

The closing date for completion of this Survey is Friday 8 November 2013. By completing the Survey before this closing date you will be in with a chance to win a free family pass to all our heritage sites for a year. Your participation is greatly appreciated. All comments and responses made will be treated as confidential.


The Ormond Cineplex Nenagh - Movie Times
Programme for Fri 8th to Thurs 14th November

Gravity 3D
Pay only €1 for 3D Glasses if Required - No 3D Surcharges! George Clooney, Sandra Bullock.
Opening This Thurs 7th 8:50 Fri 4:15 6:30 8:50 Sat Sun 2:00 4:15 6:30 8:50 Mon – Thurs 6:30 8:50 (12a)

Philomena
Inspired By the True Story. Judy Dench, Steve Coogan.
Daily 6:30 8:50 (12a)

Thor: The Dark World
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins.
Daily 6:30 8:50 Also Fri 4:15 Sat Sun 3:00 (12a)

One Chance
New Comedy – Hughly Enjoyable! James Corden, Alexandra Roach, Colm Meany, Julie Walters.
Daily 6:30 (12a)

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Johnny Knoxville and many more – Rude – Uproarious!
Nightly 8:50 (16)

Turbo
New Animated Family Film – Better Fast Than Furious!
Fri 4:15 Sat Sun 2:00 4:15 (Gen)

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
Fri 4:15 Sat Sun 2:00 4:15 (Gen)



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