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30 Jun 2022

Port Gala Ball will be real Hollywood affair

Madeliene's Group , pictured at the Charity Gala Ball , in The Heritage Hotel , Killenard .                  Photo: Michael Scully .
The 9th Annual Portarlington Charity Gala Ball will take place on Friday Febraury 28, bringing Hollywood glitz and glamour to the Heritage Golf and Spa Resort in Killenard once again.

The 9th Annual Portarlington Charity Gala Ball will take place on Friday Febraury 28, bringing Hollywood glitz and glamour to the Heritage Golf and Spa Resort in Killenard once again.

The chosen charities for this year’s event are the Portarlington Scouts Club and the Portarlinton Special Olympics Club.

Marie Corcoran, one of the members of the organising committee, said it is a night “not to be missed”.

“The night offers a four course meal, with free wine on all the tables, and a chance to win some fabulous prizes,” she said.

Prizes up for grabs include two flights from Limetree Airfield, giving the lucky winners the opportunity to view Portarlinton and the surrounding countryside from up high.

The ball is one of the highlights in the Laois social calender, and a crowd of around 400 will be expected to attend.

“Tickets are limited and selling fast, so don’t hesitate. It’s a real Hollywood affair, full of glitz and glam,” she said.

The event has raised over €200,000 for its beneficiaries over the past nine years.

These include the Cuisle Centre, the Paediatric Unit in Portlaoise Hospital, Laois Wheelchair Association, St Vincents Hospital in Mountmellick, St Francis School and the Kolbe Centre, Portarlington Lions Club and Portarlington Lourdes Invalid Fund.

There will be special guests on the night. The famous Keith McDonald Showband will play, followed by a disco into the early hours.

Tickets cost €50 and are available from Maria Molloy 086 305811, Eimear Lawless 087 1217399, Marie Corcoran 087 7589896 and Collette Kennedy 086 2654277.

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