14 April 2015

Redwood NS Annual Buffet Dance
Charity Jumble Sale In Aid Of Chernobyl Children
Seir Kiernan Drama Group Present 'Juno and the Paycock'
Ronan Moore - Manager of the Year
Iyengar Yoga
Kettlebell Pentathlon
Portumna 79 Bridge Club
Davitts Camogie Club
Portumna and District Active Retirement Association - Table Quiz
Killeen National School - Name Plates
Portumna Town FC
Killimor GAA
Boula Fianna Fail Meeting
St Dympnas Easter Raffle
Children's Art Exhibition
Portumna GAA
International Day of Monuments and Sites
Waste Electrical and Electronic (WEE) Equipment Collection

Redwood NS Annual Buffet Dance
The annual buffet dance fundraiser will take place in the GAA clubhouse, Moatfield on Saturday, 2nd May at 9.30 pm. Music by Pat & Richie, raffle, spot prizes, hot buffet and a great night guaranteed! Tickets are now on sale!


Charity Jumble Sale In Aid Of Chernobyl Children
A charity jumble sale in aid of the Sunflowers Chernobyl Appeal children’s charity for special needs orphans in Belarus will take place in Cappataggle community centre on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd of May at 12pm; the May bank holiday weekend. The charity is appealing for donations of new or good sale-able items such as furniture, household items, gift vouchers, bric-a-brac, Agri equipment, tools, turf, timber, garden plants, vegetables, bales of hay/silage, unwanted gifts etc.. Volunteers in the area will arrange to collect or receive your donations. All monies raised will go to helping over 260 special needs children at Bogushevsk orphanage. To donate items please contact Pat Dillon on 087 4172307, Seamus Garvey on 086 8197810, Noel Dillon on 087 6786062.


Seir Kiernan Drama Group Present 'Juno and the Paycock'
Seir Kiernan Drama Group present Juno and the Paycock in Boula Hall, Portumna on Wednesday 22 April at 8pm. Sean O’Casey wrote the play, and is one of the most highly regarded and often performed plays in Ireland. It is set in the working class tenements of Dublin in the early 1920s, during the Irish Civil War period.
Upcoming Leaving Certificate Students may be particularly interested as it is on this years curriculum. Tickets €10 / group discounts, tickets for sale off any committee member. Tickets available from Ladies Day Boutique and Portumna Community School Office.


Ronan Moore - Manager of the Year
Ronan Moore from the Ferry Lorrha won the 2014 "Rising Star" Irish/UK divisional manager of the year for the Carlson Rezidor group of hotels in London recently. The rising star awards recognise and acknowledge professional efforts and achievements of staff and their departments within the group. Ronan beat off competition from mangers across Ireland and the UK divisions, which includes the Radisson hotel chain to claim the title for 2014. Ronan is leisure centre manager in the Radisson Blu hotel in Galway. Educated in Lorrha and Portumna. He has a qualification in sports management from University of Limerrick.


Iyengar Yoga
Iyengar Yoga at Engine Room on Thursdays: 17:00-17:50 children's yoga, 18:00-19:00 mixed yoga, 19:15-20:15 men's yoga, Fridays mixed yoga 19:30-20:30. Please contact Ellen on 086 177 4826.
Originally from the UK, Ellen has been living in Ireland for 10 years. Ellen qualified as an Iyengar Yoga Instructor in October 2014 after which she started teaching part time. She has been full time teaching since January 2015. Ellen originally started her yoga practice in the UK, studying different disciplines of Yoga before discovering Iyengar Yoga when she moved to Ireland. The importance of alignment, proper sequencing, safety and accessibility for all levels and abilities that characterise the Iyengar method, were fundamental to her decision to become a teacher.
Iyengar Yoga is based on the teachings of B.K.S.Iyengar and is rooted in the 2,500 year old classical yoga tradition of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The practice of Iyengar Yoga begins with physical awareness of the body. In each posture, every part of the body is acted upon with intent and precision. The precision builds strength and stamina, balance and flexibility and safeguards against injury. The skillful use of equipment such as chairs, belts, blocks, etc. enables everyone regardless of age, strength, or flexibility to benefit from the practice. Each class ends with a period of deep relaxation.
Ellen trained in Crumlin Yoga Centre, Dublin, under Aisling Guirke, Ireland’s most Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher. The training was a two year course during which Ellen studied anatomy, physiology and Yoga philosophy and first aid, alongside the discipline of Iyengar Yoga. Ellen has attended various workshops given by international senior Iyengar teachers, whilst living in Ireland, and looks forward to bringing the full range of her tuition skills to her pupils.


Kettlebell Pentathlon
What a perfect way to spend a Saturday, 17 participants enjoyed the excellent tuition from Niall MacKinnon from Forth Valley Ketlebells from Scotland. The Engine room Portumna was buzzing with music, Kettlebells and Yoga. Well done to everyone involved and we are loking forward to our next workshop Saturday 9th May. For more information contact Sarah on 087-2117262.


Portumna 79 Bridge Club
Results, Wed 8 April 2015 - 1st Geraldine Canning & Elizabeth Ryan, 2nd Brid Mc Namara & Bernie Larkin, Gross Johnny Cowan & Patricia Eames, 3rd Anne Neville & John Craig, 4th Cecelia Cox & Pat Cox.


Davitts Camogie Club
The U14 girls qualified for the Feile final with a comprehensive 10-2 to 1-2 victory over Clarnbridge last Sunday evening. They now face Athenry in the final.
The club would like to wish Tara Murphy, Ballinakill and Roisin Dervan, Tynagh the best of luck with the Galway u18's as they face Tipperary in the all Ireland semi final this Saturday in Birr.


Portumna and District Active Retirement Association - Table Quiz
Portumna and District Active Retirement Association are holding a table quiz this Thursday 16 April at 8 o'clock in Portumna Retirement Village Social Hall.


Killeen National School - Name Plates
Please return all name plate order forms for the 125th anniversary Celebratory wall as soon as possible to Killeen N.S, Killeen, Ballyshrule, Portumna or order online at www.killeen125.weebly.com.


Portumna Town FC
Eamon Naughton (RIP) Kilcommon Fc is one of the five players nominated as division 2 Player of the year. Portumna Town FC have two nominations in the catagory as well, Garry Curran and Niall Royston.


Killimor GAA
Last week’s lotto numbers were 1, 3, 17 and 19. The jackpot was €1,100. Last week’s 5 lucky dip winners (€20) were Pat Dolan, Martin Shiel, Liam Kelly, Declan Duane and Seamus Fennessy. Next week's jackpot is €1,200 which will be held in Treacy’s.


Boula Fianna Fail Meeting
Portumna/ Boula Fianna Fail cumann AGM this Fri 17th April at 9pm in O'Mearas, Portumna. Please return all tickets for draw.


St Dympnas Easter Raffle
Winners of the Friends and Families of St Dympnas Easter Raffle - 1st Ann Cowan Lorrha, 2nd Kathleen Casey Portumna, 3rd Leo Casey Portumna, 4th Donie Kelly Derahiney, 5th Eamon Sellars Cappagh, 6th Susan Brien Killimor, 7th Vincent Hodgins Woodford, 8th Kathleen Houlihan Lorrha, 9th Amy Robinson Portumna, 10th Catherine Egan Eyrecourt. Many thanks to all who supported our raffle and a big thank you to all our ticket sellers. Your support is very much appreciated.


Children's Art Exhibition
Portumna library is hosting a children's art exhibition of creations by the students of Ute Duggan "Bramble Art" from April 18th - 29th, opening on Saturday 18th at 3pm. All welcome.


Portumna GAA
There was no winner of last weekend's lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 2, 7, 22, 27. Two people matched three numbers; Pauline O Donell & Joshua O Halloran.
Well done to the u16 and minor teams who had two good wins over Kilimordaly and Mullagh at the weekend.
The senior team had a good workout when they played Kilcormac Killoughy in a challenge over the weekend in preparation for their forth coming championship which will take place in two weeks time.
Feile is on this weekend and the club play hosts to Tuam Annaghdown And Bearna Na Forbacha.
A big thank you to all the people who supported our DVD launch of ‘Gotta Dance’.DVD are available to buy so anyone interested contact Celia 087 1342148.
Reminder anyone interested in doing the Annual Lotto can purchase it up to Thursday 30 April for €80. After that date it will cost €100.


International Day of Monuments and Sites
International Day for Monuments and Sites is celebrated throughout the world as a way of creating greater public awareness and appreciation of our collective archaeological heritage. County Galway has a very rich archaeological heritage of its own encompassing archaeological sites spanning from the Mesolithic Period, (some 9,000 years ago), to monuments of the more recent past. Monuments such as ringfort’s, churches and castles are to be seen in abundance throughout the county. When examined closely this important archaeological legacy can help us as a Nation to understand how past societies lived and to better understand where we came from ourselves. This community led event is being organised with the support of Fohenagh and District Historical Society under the auspices of the recently initiated Galway Community Archaeology Programme and is being used as a means of placing Archaeology at the heart of the community. Saturday 18 April 2015 in Fohenagh Community Centre.


Waste Electrical and Electronic (WEE) Equipment Collection
There will be a WEE collection this Saturday 18 April at the Portumna Mart from 10am to 4pm. Waste electrical and electronic equipment. A good guideline is anything with an electric plug attached.


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