21 June 2016

Portumna Water Safety Week
Tynagh National School
Portumna Native is new Galway City Lord Mayor
Summer Reading Challenge at Portumna Library
Banagher Horse Fair
Woodford Heritage Centre
Davitts Camogie Club
Cake Sale
Thank you
Killimor GAA
News from Redwood National School
Portumna GAA

Portumna Water Safety Week
Portumna Water Safety Week starts on Monday the 4th July to Friday the 8th July inclusive. Classes suitable for all ages, classes are Seals 1, 2 & 5, Marlins 6, 8, 9 & 10, Safety 1 to 4 and Rescue 1 to 4. Costs are €20 / week / swimmer from Classes Seal 1 to Safety 3 and €25/ week/ Swimmer from Classes Safety 4 to Rescue 4. Contact Emer on email emerdurkan@gmail.com or 087 3165991 6.30 to 9.30pm for further information or to register.


Tynagh National School
Tynagh N.S. raise their Health Promoting Schools Flag. The Health Promoting Schools’(HPS) Flag’ is presented by the HSE to schools as an acknowledgement of their work in improving the health of their school communities. Over a period of 2 school years, Tynagh N.S., in consultation with all members of the school community, developed an action plan to address chosen priority health areas. The school was guided to address these through a whole school approach covering the areas of the environment – both social and physical, the curriculum, school policies and partnerships.
The HPS committee in Tynagh N.S. was made up of Mrs Ann Conlon (teacher and HPS coordinator), Susann Cowan, David Cunningham, Anne Coen (parents) along with children from various classes in the school. Tynagh N.S. specialised in the following three areas, Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Enhancing the Physical Environment of the school. The committee submitted a portfolio of work in order to gain Health Promoting School recognition. On Friday 17th June, Tynagh N.S. became the first school outside of Galway city to raise the HPS flag. Fiona Falvey, Health Promotion Officer with the HSE, visited the school to join in the celebrations. Two fifth class students, John Dervan (Chairperson HPS committee) and Áine Kelly (Secretary of the HPS committee), raised the Health Promoting Schools flag. The committee served up a feast of healthy treats as part of the celebrations.


Portumna Native is new Galway City Lord Mayor
Independent Councillor Noel Larkin, elected to Galway City Council on his first attempt, is the City Lord Mayor for 2016. He comes from a farming background and originally hails from Boula, just outside Portumna.
In his maiden speech, Noel, stated that Enterprise is among his top priorities and that he wants the local authority to work with start-ups across the city to make sure they can stay in business, the first year, which is crucial.
Noel went to Portumna Community College and moved to Galway city in June 1975, where he completed an apprenticeship with ANCO, in Astro Berning, a German company in the Mervue Industrial Estate in 1980. After qualifying he moved to Dublin for one year and worked in Spark Erosion Services Ltd to gain experience. Noel moved back to Galway and started working with Temple Manufacturing in Ballybane from 1981 to 1985 as a production manager.
Noel also acquired certificates in Business Skills and Management Studies from FAS and Galway / Mayo Institute of Technology respectively.
He established his own engineering enterprise in 1985, and has orchestrated its development since then. He has extensive experience in the field of engineering, specialising in the areas of product design, tool making, turning, and welding and production management.
Larkin Engineering, based in Tuam, which now employs 25 staff, specializes in the design and manufacturing of street furniture, supplying to local authorities and construction companies throughout Ireland and the UK. Has won numerous awards including the IBEC Environment Award.
The main theme of Noel’s Election Campaign was based on his frustration of wasteful practices by Galway City Council and the need for better financial management and governance. Another priority was to create an environment where entrepreneurs with start-up ideas would be assisted and developed to a successful stage. Also, the need for adequate protection for the vulnerable and senior citizens in the community is a priority.


Summer Reading Challenge at Portumna Library
The Summer Reading challenge begins at Portumna Library this week for all age groups. Register your name and get your starter pack and be a Summer Star! For more enquiries phone the library 090 9741261.


Banagher Horse Fair
Annual Banagher Street Horse Fair 2016. Only 3 months to go. Follow Banagher Horse Fair page on Facebook for equine related matters and fair dates nationally. Sunday 18 September 2016. Keeping tradition alive. Granted by Royal Charter since the 1600s and in existence way before this time.


Woodford Heritage Centre
The East Galway Family History Society (despite the recent closure of its full time training course) will continue to provide family history research and heritage related activities at the Woodford Heritage Centre to national and international visitors for the foreseeable future. The centre will also continue to remain open for secretarial services such as typing, photocopying, faxing, internet/email, meetings and any other administrative duties. Additionally the training room is available to rent for day and evening courses, please call 0909749309 or email galwayroots@eircom.net for further information.


Davitts Camogie Club
Hard luck to our u12 team who lost out to Abbeyknockmoy in the county final on a scoreline of 3-3 to 1-5. The girls gave a great performance but were beaten by a much stronger Abbeyknockmoy side. Thanks to the management team of Margret Hickey, Anne Fahy, Ambrose Hodgins and Olivia Shiel for their effort all year.


Cake Sale
SCEAL: Cake Sale on Sunday 26th June 10am to 2pm at Lorrha Hall, All cakes, pies, buns and confectionary would be gratefully accepted for fundraising for our community shop. Thanks in advance.


Thank you
Killimor 10k and Galway Hospice would like to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone that helped raise a massive €6601.00.


Killimor GAA
Last week's lotto numbers were 8, 15, 20 and 28. The 5 lucky dips (£20) were John Costelloe, Jarlath Reilly, Mike Darcy, Tom Shiel and Karen McNamara. Next week’s jackpot is £7,400 and the draw will be held in Kirwan’s.


News from Redwood National School
Summer Camps: Wk 1: Jul 4th- 8th, Multi activity camp with Michelle and Paula, €50 per child. 9.30-2.00 daily. Activities: Cooking, Science, Sport, Art, Computing, Construction and much more! Wk 2: Jul 11th to 15th, Tennis Camp with Helena and Anne Marie Darcy both qualified Tennis Ireland coaches, €40 per child, 10.00-12.00 daily. Wk 3: Jul 18th -22nd, Multi activity camp with Michelle and Paula, €50 per child. Reductions for siblings on all camps. To book any of the camps call 090 9747186 or 087 4478115.
Active Week in Redwood: All classes, parents and teachers walked to school from the GAA grounds as part of ‘Active Week’ last week. We took part in hurling, tennis, yoga, bootcamp and soccer over the week. Many thanks to David Fogarty, D20 Fitness, for doing an invigorating bootcamp session with us. We also had a very informative talk from nutritionist Honor Gerathy. Honor advised the children to make small changes such as drinking more water, changing white to brown eg. bread, rice, pasta and eating as much veg as you like. We got lots of tips and ideas for a healthy eating and simple things to cook and try out at home.


Portumna GAA
There was no winner of last weekend's lotto jackpot worth €11600. The numbers drawn were 13 15 19 20. One match three winner. They receive €100.
The G.A.A. Cul camp will take place in the field on Mon 18th July to Fri 22nd July. Contact Coaching Officer Ivan Canning for further details. 087 1376666.
The U21 championship resumes at the weekend with Portumna fixed to play Michael Cusacks @home on Sunday evening @6-30pm.
Well done to the Galway hurlers & Management on reaching the Lenister final.


Return to Top of Page

Picture This Photography, Portumna
Homepage   -   About   -   Contact   -   Links   -   Site Map   -   Privacy Statement