Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way


Due to unforeseen circumstances the PCDA are postponing the Tractor Run which was to take place on Sunday August 26. Thanks to everyone who has advertised for us. We will let you know of a future date for the event.



Clearance of Summer stock will take place in the St V de Paul shop Main St from Friday August 17 to Saturday August 25. All Summer stock reduced to clear. All books-3 for €1. All DVDs & CDs-3 for €1. Great value all round.

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Lea Castle Conservation Group will present a talk on Lea Castle and an update on the conservation plans for the site on Thursday August 23 at 8pm in Portarlington Library. The Group will discuss the recently prepared Conservation and Method Statement for the castle and plans for the walkway from the town to the castle. Well known historian John Stocks Powell will present “Lea Castle, a different perspective” and give some interesting views on Lea Castle. Admission is free and all are welcome.


The Lea Castle Conservation Group will host an evening celebrating the heritage of Irish whiskey as part of Heritage Week 2018. The event takes place on Friday August 24 in the fabulous setting of Glanmalire House, Ballybrittas. Renowned whiskey expert Gerard Garland will give a talk on the history of Irish whiskey and the huge growth of its popularity in recent years and his talk will be supported by suitable samples for guests to try. The talk will be followed by a light supper and traditional music provided by Portarlington Comhaltas. Tickets are €25 available from Martin Whelehan, Central Stores or from the website THE HERITAGE OF IRISH WHISKEY – Lea Castle and all proceeds to the Lea Castle Conservation Project.

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

Lea Castle. Photo courtesy of Con Murphy Photography



“Be a Tourist in your own Town” Portarlington Tidy Towns in conjunction with the Portarlington Photography Club, Derryounce Lakes and Trails and the Lea Castle Conservation Project would love you to come along and support our pop-up Photographic Exhibition showcasing the Natural and Built Heritage of Portarlington. Drop in and have a cuppa with us on Saturday & Sunday August 25 & 26 from 10am – 6pm in the Parochial Hall, Market Square, Portarlington. Admission Free. “Love where you Live”.



The Portarlington Community Development Assoc would like to thank everyone who supported their recent Collection days. All money raised goes to the ongoing Projects been carried out by the Committee. A big thanks to Marcus & his staff in McLoughlins Supervalu & Dermot & staff in Daniels Centra Main St for facilitating our collection.

All the latest news from Portarllington

All the latest news from Portarlington!


Drama, Theatre and acting, speech and drama (exams optional). Musical theatre, singing and dance choreography. Resuming on September 17, ages 4+. Mondays in St Marys Hall, Clonaghadoo, Tuesdays in Balcony Theatre Mountmellick. Further details and registration contact: Ph-0863758602.



Dancing in Aid of Portarlington St Vincent de Paul continues every Monday night in the Gandon Inn Hotel & Restaurant.  August 27-dancing to Adrian Ryan. Admission €8. Dancing 9.30pm to 12. A great night assured.

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All your Social Dancing News

Bingo continues every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in the Port GAA Centre. Prize money given out each week is over €2,300.



Deepest Sympathy to the family of William (Bill) Sheerin, Marian Hill who passed away on Saturday August 11. Bill will be sadly missed by his loving wife Louise, sons Mark & Paul, brothers Colm, Jack & Ned, grandchildren Jamie, Tamara, Jason, Brigid & Keith, daughters in law Fiona & Olivia, his extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place in St Michael’s Church on Monday August 13, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Bill rest in Peace.




Deepest Sympathy to the family of Edward Geoghegan, Cushina Hill who passed away on Saturday August 11. Edward will be sadly missed by his brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, his extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Wednesday August 15 in St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Edward rest in Peace.




Juniors: 2018-Annual Club Championships sponsored by Portarlington Credit Union starting Monday August 20. Midi, Mini and Beginner tournaments also this week. Time tables available in Clubhouse and on Facebook.

Adults: Social Tennis every Thursday at 8 pm.  Adult Coaching with Coach Tony Lok available on Tuesday and Fridays. If interested ring 087 1231135.  Portarlington L.T.C. welcomes new members. All levels catered for from 4 years to Senior Adult.

Some Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club Juvenile Members with coach Tony Lok

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