19 April 2016

Spring Clean Up in Portumna
Dog Fouling
Spring Clean in Woodford
QQI Tourist Course
South East Galway Archaeological & Historical Society
Portumna Players Present 'A Family Rising'
Davitt’s Camogie Club
Film - 'A New Story for Humanity'
Contract Bridge Club
Poetry Day Ireland
Killimor GAA
Redwood National School

Spring Clean Up in Portumna
Portumna Spring Clean Up spearheaded by Cllr. Canning, Deputy Rabbitte & PJ Lynch will commence on Saturday 30th April at 10am from Portumna Square. The aim of this initiative is to get the community, community/sporting groups and business owners all involved to keep Portumna clean and tidy for the fast approaching tourist season and all year round.


Dog Fouling
Cllr. Ivan Canning is seeking your suggestions and ideas in creating dog fouling prevention campaigns for Portumna Town. Dog fouling is something we as a community feel very strongly about as we are watching the pavement with every step we take! Cllr. Canning is aiming for a campaign to highlight this issue & remind dog owners that this is a fineable offence. Suggestions to icanning@cllr.galwaycoco.ie


Spring Clean in Woodford
Woodford Development Group is having a Spring Clean on Saturday 23 April from 10 to 1 o’clock from Tommy Larkin’s Pitch. We are asking all of the community to assist in whatever way they can in this very worthwhile venture. Looking forward to seeing a big turn out on the day.


QQI Tourist Course
Portumna College of Further Education (Old VEC) St. Brigid's Rd still has places on the QQI Tourist Course on Wednesday 12 O'Clock. Duration 40 hours class time over a period of 12 weeks.


South East Galway Archaeological & Historical Society
The next SEGAHS lecture will take on Thursday 21 April next, at 7:30pm in the Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna. Focusing on big house destruction, the lecture will be given by our good friend Professor Terry Dooley, Director of the Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses & Estates. Note the earlier time of 7:30 and please feel free to come early and visit the Workhouse.
We will also be making our latest newsletter available on the night. Articles include those from Dr Christy Cunniffe on Knockbaun Children's Burial Ground, John Joe Conwell on Portumna Bridge, Ronan Killeen on Law & Order in Galway, Michael Howley on the Galway Rising, and Liam Moloney on Galwaymen in Mexico. Thank you to everyone who has forwarded articles thus far. Please keep them coming and we can retain it for the autumn edition, which is already taking shape.


Portumna Players Present 'A Family Rising'
After many weeks of Rehersals under the skillful hand of Marian Frawley, Portumna Players will take to the stage this Friday evening April 22nd at and again on Sunday 24 April, 8.30pm in the original play "A Family Rising" by Greg O'Connor. With a large cast, this play follows the trials and tribulations of a Galway Family in the midst of the turn of the last century. Please note there is no Saturday performance. Tickets on sale by contacting 087 2358585 or 087 2850165. Please support your local Drama Group!


Davitt’s Camogie Club
The senior team continued their winning ways with a 2-12 to 2-3 victory over Kinvara in the second round of the league. Well done to Taragh Moloney (minor), Tara Murphy and Lorraine Farrell (intermediate) who all lined out with victorious Galway teams last weekend and qualified for their respective finals.


Film - 'A New Story for Humanity'
A live streaming of the film 'A New Story for Humanity - Change the Story, Change the World’ will take place at An Gáirdín on Saturday evening April 30 at 7pm. The Findhorn Community is offering this timely opportunity free and viewers from all over the world will be linked in at the same time. The film will be followed by a live discussion. Free admission and all are welcome.


Contract Bridge Club
The Contract Bridge Club ran the Teams Competition on Monday 11 April 2016. Winners were 1st: Lorna Stoddart, Bertie Hanlon, Brid Mc Namara and Peggy Whyte. 2nd: Bernie Larkin, Cecilia Cox, Elizabeth Ryan & Teresa Dillon. 3rd: Kaye Duddy, Patsy Hanbury, Sheila Dillon and Kim Sundgren.


Poetry Day Ireland
Poetry Ireland is presenting Poetry Day Ireland on Thursday 28 April 2016. With this year's theme of Revolution, we're inviting everyone to rebel, revolutionize and organize to make poetry inescapable and irrepressible for a day.
Join the local poets and bards in Horan’s Bar at 9pm on April 28th. Admission Free and all welcome to read or sing a piece on the Revolution theme. So get out the poetry books or the pen and join us for a night with a difference.


Killimor GAA
Last week’s lotto numbers were 1, 4, 13 and 17. The 5 lucky dips were Sean & Rose Gibbons, Eileen Coughlan, Christy Sheenahan, Jack/Kate O Meara and Aidan Duffy. Next week’s draw is £6500 in Nevin’s.


Redwood National School
Thank you to all that supported our Buffet dance held recently, it is greatly appreciated and to all our parents for organising and running the event each year.
Well done to all the children of the parish who received the Sacrament of First Confession last Wednesday in Redwood Church and to all the children who provided the beautiful music for the occasion.


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