Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way



Support Group on Wednesday April 18 from 7.30pm-9pm in the Old Parochial House, Portlaoise. The support groups provide an opportunity to meet others in a similar situation, to access information and practical advice in supportive environment. Free to family members affected by dementia and memory issues. For any information on dementia contact Ann Munnelly on 057 866 3398/086 8372168. Home-care Coordinator Old Parochial House, Dublin Road Portlaoise Co Laois. Email laois.branch@alzheim.


The Parents Council at Colaiste Iosagain are holding a used clothing collection as part of their annual fundraising for the school. All donations of clean clothing, shoes, belts, bags, bedding and cuddly toys are greatly appreciated. Please leave all donations into the school on or before Saturday April  21 @10 am. Thank you for your continued support.

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The allotments have moved to their new home at the Old Convent Gardens next to St. Michael’s Church, Patrick Street. If you wish to join them at St. Michael’s you can contact Mike on 086-2056542 to secure a plot, as this area is not as big as the previous site.


The club meets every Tuesday & Friday in the Scouts Den, Main St from 2.30pm – 5pm, offering a selection of games & activities, social outings & refreshments & play area for children. New members welcome.


Stunning shot of Lea Castle. Thanks to Con Murphy Photographer

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Photo thanks to Con Murphy Photography


The Portarlington Concert Band are keen to increase their numbers for boys & girls aged 8 years & upwards. Classes take place every Thursday between 4.30 & 6.30pm. Instruments offered are: Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone & Percussion. Instruments are provided.  If you would like your child to learn an instrument please contact Pat Donegan on 083-8510428.


Dancing in Aid of Portarlington St Vincent de Paul continues every Monday night in the Gandon Inn Hotel & Restaurant. Dancing on April 23-Glen Flynn. Admission €8. Dancing 9.30pm to 12. A great night assured.

Bingo continues every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in the Port GAA Centre. Prize money given out each week is over €2,200.

It's Bingo time!

It’s Bingo time in Portarlington!



Deepest Sympathy to Noreen Mooney & family St Michael’s Park on the recent death of her Mam, Noreen O’Brien Dublin. Requiem Mass took place on April 3 in the Church of Mary Immaculate, Refuge of Sinners, Rathmines, with cremation after at Mount Jerome Crematorium. May Noreen rest in Peace.



Incredible panorama of River Barrow & Lea Castle captured by Con Murphy Photography

Lea Castle. Photo courtesy of Con Murphy Photography


Deepest Sympathy to the Phelan family on the death of Roger (Rody) Phelan, Two Mile Borris, & formerly St Brigid’s Sq & Clonterry Mountmellick who passed away on Wednesday April 11. Rody was predeceased by his parents Michael & Margaret & brother Michael. He will be sadly missed by his sons Roger, Michael & Adrian, daughters Goretti, Louise, Caroline, Angela & Orla, brother Jim, sisters Louise & Angela, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Friday April 13 in St James Church, Two Mile Borris, with burial after in St Joseph’s Cemetery Mountmellick. May Rody rest in Peace.




Colaiste Iosagain are holding a Golf Classic on April 27 to raise funds for the school’s extra-curricular subjects: Music, Art & & Sports Department. Venue: Portarlington Golf Club. The cost of the event is €140 for a Team of 4 or €35 each. This includes golf & food. Tee times from 10am-3.30pm. To enter contact Seamus Muldowney, Great Irish Golf. E-mail or phone 086-0596114. If businesses want to sponsor a hole it is €25 each & the business will be advertised on their sponsored hole. They can also contact Seamus at the above number.