09 December 2014

Nurses Required in Tynagh Area
Christmas Variety Show at Redwood National School
Portumna and District Lions Club - Annual Food Appeal
Christmas Day Sponsored Swim
Portumna Arts Group
Festive Event at Hayes & Hayes Pharmacy
Portumna Christmas Concert
Wedding Bells
Draft Flood Maps - Public Consultation
Portumna Players Spring Production
Wild Food Fundraiser - Thank You
Coffee Afternoon - Galway Simon Community Fundraiser
Childrens Book Week 2014
The Local Bus
Portumna GAA
Portumna Bridge Club
Woodford/Looscaun Christmas Lights 2014
Declen Kelly - 'A Moment’s Memory'
Portumna Golf Club - Christmas Party Night

Nurses Required in Tynagh Area
Myhomecare are recruiting qualified Nurses for a homecare case in the Tynagh area. We offer flexible working hours and competitive rates of pay – shifts available immediately. For more info please contact Michelle Ryan on (091) 762 426 or email recruitment@myhomecare.ie FAO Michelle.


Christmas Variety Show at Redwood National School
The children of Redwood N.S. present their annual Christmas variety show on Wednesday, 17th Dec at 7 p.m in Redwood Church. They will perform the play "Whoops-a-daisy angel!" along with a wonderful display of Irish music and dance including songs from the children's performance in the hallelujah Young voices Choir. Refreshments and raffle in the school afterwards. Everybody Welcome!


Portumna and District Lions Club - Annual Food Appeal
It's that time of year again and we will be holding our annual Food Appeal Collection on Saturday, the 20th December at a number of locations in Portumna, Co. Galway.
Our Church Gate Collection will also take place over the same weekend.
It's busier as ever this year and if you are able to contribute in any way: We Thank You!


Christmas Day Sponsored Swim
Christmas Day at 12 noon, Swimming Area, Lough Derg, Portumna. This years swim is in aid of Portumna Social Services Day Care Centre. The Centre was first opened in May 1993, it is a vital link in our community. The monies raised will be used for the benifit of those from our local communities who attend the Centre daily. Sponsor cards can be collected from Curley's Pub and Hayes Pub, Portumna. Encourage all swimmers to collect a card and raise needed funds for this great amenity in Portumna. Even if you are not taking part please support the swimmers and also come down on Christmas Day.


Portumna Arts Group
The new committee of the Portumna Arts Group welcomes new members Aoife Conneely and Muirne Goode on board. At the recent AGM, a youth co-ordinator, Ruth Smith was selected with the help of Eoghan Robinson. Logistics wil be handled by John P Burke and plans are already in place for 2015. An invitation is now made to all local people, groups and organisations to submit an application for an event during Shorelines Arts Festival 2015 September 17th-20th. Ideas for workshops, drama, performances or art projects are all welcome and can be emailed to info@shorelinesartsfestival.com. All applications must be received by Jan 31st 2015 to allow for planning, funding etc.


Festive Event at Hayes & Hayes Pharmacy
Tea flowed and laughter was merry, music chimed and the treats were divine at the festive event at Hayes & Hayes Pharmacy. Prizes for the best bedecked visitors to the pharmacy were awarded to the Stanley Family, Woodford who all dressed up in home made knits, sisters Roisin and Aoibhinn Cowan-Madden and the ever festive Brigid Durack.


Portumna Christmas Concert
All roads will lead to St Brigid's Church, Portumna on Sunday 21st December for the Annual Christmas Concert. Rehearsals and preparations are well advanced and tickets are selling fast. Tickets, priced at the very low cost of €5 per person, are available at Ladies Day Portumna and Portumna Post Office. They will also be available on Saturday next at O'Mearas Supervalu Portumna.
Please check our Facebook page for updates on acts appearing and further details on ticket sales. Join us on Sunday 21st for an evening of festive music and song, showcasing the very best local talent.


Wedding Bells
Tanya Fallon from Portumna was recently married in Swan Valley Winery, Perth Australia. Her husband Paul La Rosa is a professional musician and plays in the hotel where Tanya works as a bar supervisor. They are planning to come home in April of next year for a month and hope to have another ceremony with all the family in Portumna. Her sister Sabrina gave her away, it was the most treasured experience of her life.


Draft Flood Maps - Public Consultation
Draft Flood Maps have been produced by Jacobs Engineering on behalf of the OPW for Portumna and a Public Consultation day will be held on Tuesday 16th Dec in The Town hall from 1pm-7.30pm. OPW wants to give local people the opportunity to comment on the draft flood maps for Portumna before they are finalized.


Portumna Players Spring Production
Portumna Players are having a reading for their Spring production on Thursday 11th December 2014 at 8pm in The Loft (Town Hall). Please come along and audition. New members are always welcome.


Wild Food Fundraiser - Thank You
Paddy's Bar in conjunction with Terryglass Kilbarron Game & Conservation Club are delighted to announce we have raised a total of €3,814.70 from our Wild Food Fundraiser held on Friday 28th November for St. Dympna's centre in Portumna. We are so overwhelmed by the kindness of people who donated money, spot prizes, food, their time and energy to make this a hugely successful night. We thank all who attended on the night itself and donated so kindly.


Coffee Afternoon - Galway Simon Community Fundraiser
Angela and John Cormican (Gortanumera) would like to invite you their annual Coffee Afternoon on Saturday 13 December from 1pm in their home. Please join us for some cake, chat and craic in aid of Galway Simon Community.


Childrens Book Week 2014
Portumna Library had another successful Book Week in October. We would like to thank the following: Peter Rabbitt, Councillor Mogie Maher, Councillor Ann Rabbitt for presenting the prizes and awards on the night. Also to Daithi Frawley, quizmaster for table quiz, our judges and the following sponsors. Portumna & District Credit Union the main sponsor, McEntees Butchers, Cafe Rose, Portumna Retirement Village, Henry & Emer Mullen, AnnMarie Walker & Co.. Without these sponsors we would not be able to hold Children’s Book Week so a big thank you to all. The following are the winners in each category.
Preschool - Colour the Turtle: Eanna Connelly O Brien, Niamh Molloy, Aav Keary, Sarah Finerty, Oliver Buckingham, Cora Harney, Jelissa Rocke, Ellie Condron, Jason Rocke, Niamh O Hare.
Junior Infants - Collage Snowman: Jakub N arolski, Sean Morrissey, Ava Houlihan, Abbie Cox, Calum Mooney, Ella O Meara, Avril Kelly, Maeve Connolly, Stephen Felle.
Snr Infants - Draw Teddy Bear’s Picnic: Sarah Lohan, Roisin Farrell, Ciaran Boland, Tara Madden, Ruth Craughwell, Colm Lawless, Aaron McDonagh.
1st Class - Draw Favourite Disney Character: Makalya Malone, Emma Connolly, Zara Walsh, Leanne Sullivan, Padraig Dermody, Leonie Killackey, Aisling Browne.
2nd Class - Collage of a Butterfly: Olivia Olszowy, Lea Claffey, Eoin Glynn, Conor Craughwell, Jack Noone, Niamh Patterson, Karlos Jurevivis, Aisling Madden.
3rd Class - Decorate an Old Flower Pot: Colleen Power, Sinead Donohue, Patrick Corcoran, Eibhlin Cunniffee, Aoibhinn Callan, Jamie Kilkenny, Melissa McDonagh.
4th Class - Poster of the Circus Coming to Town: Cian Treacy, Kate Noone, Chloe Kennedy, Nathan Canning, Alex Quinn, Olivia Killackey.
5th Class - Suitable Caption For Photograph: Sarah O Meara, Caylum Keon Murphy, Cormac Campbell, Niall Horan, Annie Clarke.
6th Class - Postcard Favourite Place: Isabelle Canning, Ruari Connelly, Ciara Maguire, Mark Larkin, Ellie O Toole, Sean Power.
5th & 6th Poetry - Poem On The Magic Loom: Semides Walsh, Michael Power, John D Claffey, Sarah O Meara, Sienna Fahy, Clodagh Hickey, Ruth Cowan, Lily Mia Healy.
Table Quiz: 1st Portumna National School - John O Flaherty, Sinead Lohan, Ruairi Connelly, Sarah Hassett. 2nd Portumna National School - Ruth Cowan, Martin Tuohy, Sienna Fahy, Ryan Moran Deegaan. 3rd Portumna National School – John Claffey, Alana Barton, Andrew Fahy, Orla Molloy.
Jenga: 1st Edel Concannon, 2nd Blaithin Mullen.


The Local Bus
The “Local Bus” weekday service from Portumna to Loughrea return will not run from the Wednesday 24 December until Monday 5 January. To enquire about any changes to days of all other services please phone 090-9741867. We would like to wish all “Local Bus” passengers a Happy Christmas and look forward to seeing them all in the New Year.


Portumna GAA
There was no winner of last sat nights lotto jackpot worth €4100. The numbers drawn were 1 4 5 18. One person matched three numbers Tom Nugent.
Best of luck to our senior hurlers who take on Gort in the County Final on Sunday next in Athenry, throw-in at 1-30 support our team and fly your flags bunting etc.
The club is hosting a ‘Come Dance With Me’ in the next couple months. Details will be confirmed in the next couple weeks.


Portumna Bridge Club
Contract Bridge Results - The Ladies Day Competition was held on Monday, 24th November 2014. 1st: Patsy Hanbury, 2nd: Geraldine Canning, 3rd: Bridget Brereton, 4th: Michael Torpey, 5th: Bernie Larkin, 6th: Sheila Dillon, 7th: Fr PJ Bracken, 8th: Fr Michael Finneran, 9th: Lorna Stoddart, 10th: Patricia Eames, 11th: John Craig, 12th: Judy Craig.
79 Bridge Club Results - Wed 3 December 2014. 1st Pauric Murray & Charlie Mullen, 2nd Patrick Flanagan & Noreen Murphy, Gross Patricia Eames & Patsy Hanbury, 3rd Bernie Larkin & Brid Mc Namara, 4th Michael Torpey & Teresa Cunningham.


Woodford/Looscaun Christmas Lights 2014
Switch-on of Christmas Lights will take place on Saturday 13th December @ 6p.m. Santa arriving @ 5:45p.m. Open Christmas Street Market from 4p.m. If you have any crafts, home baking, or Christmas produce to sell, feel free to join the market, or just come along and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere! Musicians welcome. D.j. from 5:30 p.m.
Help light up our town this year by supporting our Fundraiser on Saturday 3rd January in Walsh's Bar, Woodford. Music, craic and great prizes guaranteed on the night! Tickets €2, on sale from committee members, in local shops and on the evening of the switch on.


Declen Kelly - 'A Moment’s Memory'
Declen Kelly will launch his latest publication “A Moment’s Memory”, a Personal and Historical Reflection on Creagh National School and District. The launch will be in The Birchgrove Bar, Ballinasloe at 8pm on Saturday 13 December.


Portumna Golf Club - Christmas Party Night
A Christmas Party Night will take place in the Clubhouse on Saturday, 13th December. Cathal will host a five-course dinner followed by lively music. He is also having a Christmas Fair Lunch commencing Monday, 15th December, 12.30 – 5.00 pm. To make a reservation please call 090 9741059.


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