Welcome stone for Portarlington

Portarlington’s Lions Club and Tidy Towns Committee have ensured that every visitor to their town gets a welcome this Christmas.

Portarlington’s Lions Club and Tidy Towns Committee have ensured that every visitor to their town gets a welcome this Christmas.

Both groups had a very successful year this year, and workd in harmony on the installation of attractive stone signs in their Welcome to Portarlington project.

President of Portarlington Lions Club Willie Murphy thanked the former Lions President Gerry Dunne, Colm Dunne Tidy Towns Committee member and Master Stonemason Nettie Emerson for their dedicated work on the project.

He wished to emphasise his appreciation to Colm Dunne, the Tidy Towns member responsible for many horticultural works in the town.

“The approach stone to the Town now bears the emblems of both committees Lions Club and Tidy Towns. In a previous article the work carried out by Colm Dunne was unfortunately not appropriately recognised. I regret this omission and misunderstanding and look forward to working in harmony with the Tidy Towns Committee in the future on other community projects,” he said.

Portarlington Lions Club has from strength to strength with membership reaching new highs this year. Their Family Fun Day held in the Peoples Park, and the Annual Hunt Chase both ran successfully despite the adverse weather conditions.

Portarlington Tidy Towns Committee / Dirty Old Towns have also had a very successful year winning much coveted awards for the Riverside Walkway in the Irish Waterway competition.

“They are to be praised for having our lovely town so well all year round after much hard work,” Mr Murphy said.

Both committees wish all their supporters a happy Christmas and prosperous new year.