24 December 2013

The Country Fest Charity Song "The One for Me"
4th Annual Pantomime at Shragh
Portumna Retirement Village
Portumna Community School - Class of 2003 Reunion
Portumna Contract Bridge Club
Active Retirement Association
Portumna 79 Bridge Club
The Ormond Cineplex Nenagh - Movie Times

The Country Fest Charity Song "The One for Me"
The Country Fest Charity Single was launched in the Loughrea Hotel & Spa on Wednesday, December 18. The single entitled "The One for Me" was composed by Yvonne Fahy. This song is written in the style of a country song complimented by Yvonne's trad influence. The two genres, when played together, create a very powerful and tuneful melody.

"The One for me" features some of Ireland's greatest country singers, such as, Jimmy Buckley, Mike Denver, Brendan Quin, Marc Roberts, Trudi Lalor and Louise Morrissey. The instrumentation on the song features a great trad melody played by Yvonne and her sister Maírin Fahy of Trad on the Prom. The single is currently holding the No.2 spot in the Country iTunes charts.

In Loughrea, the Mike Denver band performed the song with Mike Denver and Marc Roberts on vocals, and Yvonne joined by her sister Maírin and noted composer Ger Fahy, played the melodic traditional tune of the song on stage. It was a powerful performance with the crowd wanting more.

All proceeds of the song will be donated to the The Hospice and GSPCA. Contact Galway Bay FM if you wish to buy a CD single and it will be posted out to you. It is also available for download on iTunes. "The One for Me".


4th Annual Pantomime at Shragh
Its Panto time in Shragh with the staging of the 4th Annual Pantomime at Shragh Community Centre, Shragh, Woodford. It takes place this year from Friday 3rd January to Sunday 5th January 2014. This years production is 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' directed by Louise Knibb and stars a variety of established and upcoming local talent. The Panto runs for three nights Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 7.30pm. There is also a matinee performance on Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets available and must be pre-booked. Contact: Paula Tuohy at 087 4103946 or Patrice Porter at 087 6552313.


Portumna Retirement Village
The Health Information and Quality Authority has published its report on its recent registration inspection at Portumna Retirement Village. The report commented very positively on the quality of care provided at the centre. It awarded the centre the highest grading possible in all eighteen standards with no action plan for issues to be addressed. Commenting on the report, Mary Herron, Care Manager paid tribute to the staff. "The report is unique and very few nursing homes in the country that were awarded such high marks in 2013. However, the positive result of the inspection was not just achieved over the course of the few days of the inspection, but by the work carried out by staff and the care that is given to residents every day". The report confirms recognition of Portumna Retirement Village as one of the leading nursing care centres of excellence in the country.


Portumna Community School - Class of 2003 Reunion
Ten years have come and gone since the class of 2003 graduated from Portumna Community School. It would be safe to say that a lot of the year's events eluded many of the students at the time, as the spectre of the Leaving Cert loomed large. Gladly, for those that feel they may have missed out, and are interested in seeing how each other spent the intervening 10 years, the class of 2003 reunion will take place on Saturday the 28th of December. We have already been active on social media and have recruited many of the students in question.

We would like to extend the invite to any teachers (past or present) who would like to attend and to those students who may not be on Facebook. The venue on the night is O'Mearas, music by Tradstone and DJ Gavo, food and drinks promotions will be available on the night. Kick off from 9 o'clock. Tickets 15 euro – please contact Paul O'Hara (paohara@tcd.ie) or Stephanine Power (steph49842003@yahoo.com) or visit Facebook: Portumnacs Tenyear Reunion, for details of how to get your ticket.


Portumna Contract Bridge Club
Christmas Competition: 1st Marie O'Meara & Eileen Tuohy, 2nd Judy & John Craig, Gross Iris Dennison & Denis Kelly, 3rd Peggy Whyte & Bernie Larkin, 4th Kaye Duddy & Patsy Hanbury, 5th Sr Patrice Coen & Patricia Eames, 6th Paddy Kelly & Sean Cahalan, 7th Brid Mc Namara & Kathleen King, 8th Teresa Dillon & Elizabeth Ryan, 9th Charlie & Marge Mullen.


Active Retirement Association
The annual ARA Ecumenical Christmas Carol celebration was held recently in Portumna Retirement Village. They wish all their members a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. I wish to send a special thank you to Ruth Carty for all her notes over the year.


Portumna 79 Bridge Club
1st: Cepta Ryan & Mary Nevin, 2nd: Michael Kelly & Tommy Goonan, Gross: Geraldine Canning & Bertie Hanlon, 3rd: Elizabeth Ryan & Teresa Muldoon, 2nd Gross: Lorna Stoddart & Des Lynch 4th: John Conroy & Tommy Cunningham, 5th: Joan Ryan & Marian Molloy, 6th: Patsy Hanbury & Patricia Eames, 7th: Kaye Duddy & Fr Finneran, 8th: Eileen Tuohy & Marie O'Meara, 9th: Anna Moore & Charlie Mullen, 10th: Brid Mc Namara & Bernie Larkin.


The Ormond Cineplex Nenagh - Movie Times
Programme for Fri 27th to Thurs 2nd January

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Martin Freemen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly.
Nightly 8:30 3D also Daily 5:50 2D (12a)

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Christina Applegate.
Daily 6:30 8:50 (15a)

Walking With Dinosaurs 3D
Daily 2:00 4:15 6:30 (Pg)

Moshi Monsters: The Movie
Daily 2:00 4:00 (Gen)

Frozen
Voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Ciaran Hinds, Also Disney Short 'Get a Horse'
Daily 2:00 4:15 (Gen)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig.
Daily 2:00 4:15 6:30 8:50 (Pg)

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
Andrew Jacobs, Molly Ephraim.
Opening Weds Jan 1st 9:00 (15a)

Cineplex Closed at 8:30 Tues 31st Jan.



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