Progressive 25 card game resuming on Monday 3rd October at 8.30pm in Tynagh Old School House.
Olive on Nationwide
Olive Shaughnessy, author of My Olive Branch- My Second Chance, will be appearing on RTE’s Nationwide programme this Friday 30 September at 7pm. The programme was recorded earlier this summer at her home in Kilnadeema. Olive will be talking about her cancer journey and the help, support and many blessings she has received since being diagnosed almost two years ago.
There was no winner of last weekends lotto jackpot worth €2100. The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 9, 27. Three people matched three numbers Niall Royston, Niamh Molloy & Brendan Mc Grath. Next weekends lotto is worth €2200.
History & Genealogy at Portumna Workhouse
To mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, history and heritage experts from Eneclann and Findmypast are visiting the Irish Workhouse Centre (12-5pm) on Sept 29th to help people trace their ancestors. Booking advised.
Church of Ireland. Portumna. Harvest Thanksgiving Service. Sunday 2 October at 4pm. Refreshments afterwards. All welcome.
Thanks to all who supported Coffee Evening at Ballycrissane and Coffee Morning at Country Market, Portumna last week. The amount raised was €900 Euros. Very much appreciated.
South East Galway Archaeological and Historical Society
The society’s next lecture, by Frances Holohan of the Abbey Heritage Group, will be on Father Eugene Nevin and his association with the leaders of the 1916 rising. The lecture takes place on Thursday 6 October at 7:30pm in the Irish Workhouse Centre in Portumna. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Traditional Music Session
The South East Galway Comhaltas will be holding a traditional music session in Boula Hall on Sunday, 2nd October, commencing at 5.00pm - all musicians and beginners and those wishing to take up an instrument are heartily welcome. Remember how enjoyable our last session was (made so by all who attended and the warm hospitality of the Boula Hall committee). Registration will also take place on the day and information in relation to the classes required will be gathered so the branch can finalise a list of tutors (a list based on demand).
Contract Bridge Club
The Results of the Contract Bridge Club, 19th September. 1st: Charlie Mullen & Patricia Eames. 2nd: Joan Ryan & Tommy Cunningham. Gross: Kaye Duddy & Patsy Hanbury. 3rd: Frances Mc Crory & Tommy Goonan.4th: Geraldine Canning & Conor Finch.
The incoming President for 2016/17 is Pauline McKeon.
Dance Classes in Town Hall
I am sure there are times when you are invited to a wedding or a social evening and you feel a little awkward about taking to the dance floor because you are a little insecure about your dancing abilities. Well now is your chance to rectify that. Padraig Munroe is offering 5-week dance classes in Portumna Town Hall.
5 week jive course starting on Friday 7 October at The Town Hall, Portumna, 8.30pm - 10pm. Suitable for beginners and improvers. Course fee €50, payable on the first night. Partners not required, all welcome. Further information on my Jive Courses at http://www.jiveireland.com/5_week_jive_courses/
Advance place booking by email to email@example.com
Hospice Coffee Morning
The East Galway Family History would like to thank all who supported their recent Galway Hospice Coffee morning held at the Woodford Heritage Centre, to date €645 has been raised.
Last week’s Killimor GAA lotto numbers were 10, 18, 26, and 28. The five lucky dips (€20) were Sean Callinan, Joe McClearn, JJ Ryan, Sinead Salmon and Kevin Burke. Next week’s jackpot is €2,000 and the draw will be held in Treacy’s.
Thanks to everyone who made our Hospice morning a great success. €1030 was made for the North Tipperary Hospice. A presentation to the Hospice be will made shortly. Thanks to Olive Shaughnessy who was present that morning to chat to people and sign her book on her journey with cancer. Signed copies are available in shop.
Our SCEAL shop is open daily from 10am to 1pm weekdays and 10am to 2pm Saturday and Sunday.
Writing Awards 2016
At the 2016 Shorelines Arts Festival, the overall winner of the Barbara Kennedy writing project is Naomi Shields from St Joseph’s N.S. Woodford whose poem on the project theme of ‘Wings’ was deemed as a beautifully crafted piece of creative writing by the judge, Geradine Mills, author and poet. Naomi receives the perpetual Barbara Kennedy trophy and won first prize in the poetry section.
The overall school award went to St Brendan’s N.S. Portumna for the quality and standard of entries in this annual event for 4th and 5th class students.
At the awards ceremony, writer Geraldine Mills commended all the shortlisted entrants for their freedom of imagination and creative spirit that resulted in pieces all worthy of an award. The shortlisted entries were displayed in Portumna Castle for the duration of Shorelines and sponsor, Councillor Ivan Canning on behalf of Canning Hurleys, presented the prizes. The results for both prose and poetry are as follows:
Poetry Winners - 1. Naomi Shields, St Joseph's N.S. Woodford, 2. Alex O’ Farrell, St Brendan’s N.S. Portumna, 3. Hannah Killeen, St Brendan’s N.S Portumna. Highly commended - Hayley Kenny, Duniry N.S., Simon Madden, Scoil Mhuire N.S. Gortanumera, Lisa Duggan, Lorrha N.S., Ellen Larkin, Eyrecourt N.S., Anna Behan, St Feichin’s N.S., Abbey, Amber Lyons, Tynagh, Conor Fahy, Tiernaschragh N.S., Alisha Bugle, Duniry.
Prose Winners - 1. Layla Harney, Duniry N.S., 2. Saffron Madden, Duniry N.S., 3.Niamh Patterson, Redwood N.S. Highly Commended (in no particular order) - Rebecca Dermody, Tiernescragh N.S., Grainne Hardiman, Killeen N.S., Alice Whelan Hoban., St Joseph’s N.S.Woodford, Rory Duffy, Redwood N.S., Aleesha Doerflinger Duffy, Raheen N.S., Conor Gohery, Tynagh N.S., Kate Noone, Killeen N.S., Alexandra Quinn, St Brendan’s N.S Portumna.
First Aid Course
A certified first aid course including CPR and AED will be held in Redwood NS on Wednesday, 12th October at 7p.m. The course costs €35 per person and will be certified for 2 years. Booking essential on 090 9747186 or firstname.lastname@example.org.