Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way


Social Club on Tour Thursday June 28 from 2.30pm – 4.30pm in Ballard Lodge, Borris Road, Portlaoise. R32 YW82. Pop in for a cuppa and a chat. 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 Alzheimer Society



Dancing in Aid of Portarlington St Vincent de Paul continues every Monday night in the Gandon Inn Hotel & Restaurant. Dancing on June 25 with Cupla. 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 €2,300.

All your Social Dancing News

All your Social Dancing News



The AGM of Portarlington Concert Band took place on Monday June 11. Chairperson Pat Donegan welcomed all to the meeting. He told the meeting that the past year had been successful & encouraging with numbers increasing regularly. He also thanked the many local business people who supported the band financially & those who sponsored instruments. Pat also thanked his fellow committee members for their hard work & dedication.

Committee for the next year elected were-Chairperson-Pat Donegan, Secretary-Martina Norman, Treasurer-Phyllis Donegan, Ass Treasurer-J J Dunne, PRO-Rena Kennedy Killeen, Committee members Dr Larry Fullam, Patsy Farrell, Edward Newall & Ibiso Chinda.


The Concert Band meet every Thursday from 4.30pm to 6.30pm at the old girl’s school on Patrick St. Boys & girls aged 8 years & upwards. Instruments offered are: Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone & Percussion. Instruments are provided. If you would like your child to learn an instrument please call to the school on Thursday evenings or contact Pat Donegan on 083-8510428.



Sign up for Text Alerts now with Port Text Alerts. Community Text Alerts is up and running in Portarlington & Killenard. Forms to sign up to the scheme are available in the Loveport office in the Community Centre or by emailing or visit and download it from the site. Phone the Love Port office @ 085-8568801 for more information.





Deepest Sympathy to the family of Elizabeth Mullen (nee Terrett), Corrig who passed away suddenly on Monday June 11. Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband Syl. She will be sadly missed by her son Richard, daughter Aoife, grandson Darragh, daughter in law Linda, brothers in law Tony, Noel & Paddy, sister in law Mary, extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Friday June 15 in St John’s Church Killenard, with burial after in the adjoining Cemetery. May Elizabeth rest in Peace.



Deepest Sympathy to the family of Doris Mulligan (nee Keenan), Castlebar, & late of Ferbane & Patrick St Portarlington. Doris passed away on Sunday June 10. Doris was predeceased by her loving husband Paddy & son Eugene. She will be sadly missed by her sons Damien & Padraig, daughter Mairead, sister Celine, brothers Paddy (Tullamore) & Tony (Portarlington), grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Tuesday June 12 in the Church of the Holy Rosary Castlebar, with burial after in High Street Cemetery Ferbane, Co. Offaly. May Doris rest in Peace.


The following are dates for Cemetery Masses in the Parish. Killenard – Friday July 6 @ 7.30pm. St Michael’s Portarlington – Friday July 13 @ 7.30pm. Emo New Cemetery – Friday July 20 @ 7.30pm. Emo Old Cemetery – Wednesday August 15 @ 7.30pm.


Monster Bingo on Sunday July 1 in Mountrath Community School at 3p.m. €5,000 in prize money. Double book €15, Single book €10, Single sheet €2. Raffle on the day-all cash prizes. All welcome.

Stunning shot of Lea Castle. Thanks to Con Murphy Photographer

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Photo thanks to Con Murphy Photography


Don’t miss out. Special offer: Family rates- 1 Child €60. 2 children €100. 3 children €120. Tennis every weekday afternoon, Monday to Friday for 8 weeks in July and August and Free club Membership for the year. Rackets and balls provided.  Tennis Coaching-very few places available in Tony’s Coaching classes on Tuesday and Friday. If interested Ring 087 1231135.  Adult Social Tennis every Thursday at 8pm. Weather great, Courts in great condition. Come and Join us.


Happy Hearts Retirement Club are inviting new members over 55s to join their Happy Club.
They meet every Thursday 2-4pm in the Community Centre. Activities include: Bingo, Bowls, Cards, Painting, Table Tennis, Darts, Rings, Table Quiz, Talks, Sing Along, Crafts, Dancing & Outings. Contact Barbara @ 0861999405 for more information.