23 June 2015

Irish language Chat Group
New Furniture & Discount Store
Zoom Boom Kids Summer Camp
Information Hub Opens
Country Store Opens its Doors
Portumna & District Lions Club Annual Fun Cycle
Tynagh National School
Fun Day in Killimor
The Local Bus
Portumna and District Active Retirement Association
Portumna Town FC
Killimor GAA
Art Exhibition at the Red Horse Gallery-Graigueagowan
Killimor 10K
Table Quiz - SCÉAL
Portumna Youth Concert

Irish language Chat Group
New Chat group with focus on Irish language. Cúpla Focal for all adults. Baile Locha Riach / Loughrea, Déardaoin 2 Iúil / Thurs. 2 July, 8 – 9in (pm), Cúl an Tí, Gaeilge Locha Riach.
Gach Déardaoin ó 8 go 9in, i mBaile Locha Riach, ar chostas €3 sa tseachtain, i mí Iúil & Lúnasa. Every Thursday from 8 to 9pm, in Loughrea, at a cost of €3 per week, for July & August.
Eolas / Information: Ruth, 091 870718.


New Furniture & Discount Store
A new furniture & discount store has opened in Portumna, Daly Deals. Phone: 0864570150 or 0909741641, Unit 3 St. Brendan's Road, Portumna (next to J&M Auto & Treacy Tyres). New & discount furniture, homeware, discount items, greeting cards,homeware, candy cart (to hire for all those special occasions).


Zoom Boom Kids Summer Camp
Following our sucessful Easter camp we are now taking booking for our Summer Camp at The Engine Room, Portumna, Co. Galway.
Zoom Boom Kids is a physical skills building workshop for children aged 4 to 10 years old. The camp will provide fun games and activities to build your children's essential physical skills. Sarah and Stephen Killeen will be coaching the camp from Monday 29 June to Thursday 2 July from 9.30am -12.30pm.
For more information check out www.zoomboomkids.com or to book your children's place contact Sarah on 087-2117262 or email: info@engineroomportumna.ie


Information Hub Opens
The Hub Portumna opened last Friday 19 June at the beginning of The Portumna Super Summer Fair. The Hub Portumna will be able to direct visitors to our Tourist Information office at The Workhouse, direct visitors to local eateries and businesses and provide people with vital information on upcoming education courses, along with advertising job opportunities and the 'Bridge-the-Gap' initiative. There will also be advertisement space for upcoming charity events and festivals to enable community groups to reach as many people as possible.
The Hub will rely on cooperation and communication between businesses and communities in order for it to thrive- but make no mistake, as this venture thrives so will our communities and our local economies. It's time we put ourselves back on the map. The office will not just serve Portumna but will support Tynagh, Abbey, Duniry, Woodford, Gurteeny, Mullagh, Coose, Killimor, Loughrea, Gort, Athenry, Boula, Eyrecourt, Lorrha , Rathcabbin, Terryglass & surrounds.
The Hub Portumna also consists of two office spaces which are being occupied by Cllr. Anne Rabbitte & OK Media Marketing. Opportunities for business start up entrepreneurs to avail of desk space within The Hub.
In order to be successful we will require all local businesses and persons to present us with their business literature, ie. Brochures, flyers, cards. This is an opportunity for businesses to showcase their products and services. Please contact Órla on 0851903246 for further information.


Country Store Opens its Doors
The Country Store formerly of Patrick Street have relocated to Brendan Street Portumna. They opened the doors of their new store last Friday 19 June. They are renowned for the Antique and Vintage Furniture, Annie Sloan Chalk Paints, Upcycled Furniture and they now stock Vintage Clothes. It is a lovely shop just to walk around and browse. Husband and wife team owns the business. Celine and Gerry Byrne. We wish them well in their new venture.


Portumna & District Lions Club Annual Fun Cycle
Thank you to all who participated and sponsored last Sunday's 5th Annual Fun Cycle. A wonderful day brought out a large participation taking to the 9k route. This year's event was in support of the local St. Dympna’s A.D.S. Centre.
Hearty congratulations to Ronan Porter of Killimor who was first home and was presented with the Michael O'Shea Memorial Trophy. Best Individual Fundraiser was John Egan while First Home from St. Dympna’s was Niamh Tuohy. Michael Walsh from Woodford won the Funniest Costume - Adult.
Thank you to the Red Cross, volunteers and stewards for their invaluable help on the day and we look forward to the fun cycle continuing to be an important annual fundraiser for the Portumna & District Lions Club.


Tynagh National School
Tynagh N.S. recently won an All-Ireland competition run by the National Dairy Council. The school won €1000 worth of sports equipment for the school and the children were treated to a day out in Causey Farm in Co. Meath and met with Derval O'Rourke.


Fun Day in Killimor
Killimor Development Society is holding their annual Fun Day next Sunday June 28th at 1pm. Events are Funfair, Bouncing Castles, Face Painting, Tug of War, Fun Dog Show, Vintage Car Rides, Duck Racing, Barbeque, Arts/Crafts Display, Candy Floss and lots more Great day of fun of all the family.


The Local Bus
The 'Local Bus' weekday service Portumna to Loughrea return will not operate from Monday 29 June to Friday 28 August 2014. It will resume on Monday 31 August 2015. For further information contact Bernie Coughlan 087-2935967


Portumna and District Active Retirement Association
Thursday 2 July is the last meeting before the Summer break, members please attend to book your seat for the trip to the Burren and the Willy Clancy Music Festival to take place on Thursday 9 July.


Portumna Town FC
Portumna Town FC hosted their Awards evening last week. Johnny Glynn the newly appointed Galway United under 19 Manager presented players with their awardson Thursday evening. Portumna Town FC congratulates all our children for making 2014/2015 a great season, especially our Under 11s, winners of the Midlands League. Thanks also to all parents and supporters.
Portumna Town FC provides football to boys and girls from the local area at our all weather facility located in Marion Park, Portumna. The 2015 season shall start in September for age groups under 7s up to under 14s. Any inquiries contact Mark on 087 9857630 or visit www.portumnatownfc.com or find us on Facebook.


Killimor GAA
Last week’s lotto numbers were 20, 24, 27 and 30. The jackpot was €2,100. Last week’s 5 lucky dip winners (€20) were Ger Daly, Lorraine Starr, Noreen Stankard, Michael Darcy and Declan/Fiona Fahy. Next week's jackpot is €2,200 which will be held in Kirwan’s.


Art Exhibition at the Red Horse Gallery-Graigueagowan
On from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 July. Open from 3-7pm daily. Opening night Thursday 2nd July at 7pm. Exhibiting artists are Ruth Eva Morrissey, Diana Marshall and Ute Duggan. Contact 085 1841243. All welcome.


Killimor 10K
On Sunday 19 July at 3pm in aid of Galway Hospice. Registration on Saturday 11 July from 10am-3pm in Killimor Community Centre or on the day of the walk in Portumna from 1pm-3pm. Reg fee €10. Sponsor cards available. Contact 087-3239329 or 087-9943120.


Table Quiz - SCÉAL
SCÉAL (The new Lorrha/Rathcabbin parish enterprise group) are holding a 'Where in the Parish' table Quiz this Friday 26 June this Friday night 9pm in 'The Shed' Mahers. This is a fundraiser for parish development and heritage centre; €10 each adults €5 each children (Table of four). Please support as usual it will also be a great night of fun. Contact 0872031798 or 0863308172 for further details.


Portumna Youth Concert
Portumna Youth Concert in aid of the Judo Assist Special Needs/Autism Judo Programme. A group of talented musicians from Portumna have come together to perform a live concert to raise funds for the Judo Assist Programme.
The concert will take pace on Friday 7 August in the Church of Ireland Portumna. The tickets are €10, the doors will open at 7.30 pm for an 8pm start. Tickets may be purchased at Ladies Day Boutique, The Boathouse, Pearse’s Barber Shop, Hayes Chemists or ring Colette on 087 1373433.


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