Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way


Laois Alzheimer’s Society Resource Centre at 47 Main Street Portlaoise is open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are cancelling all Social Clubs and Support Groups for the month of March. For any information on dementia contact Ann Munnelly on 057 866 3398/086 8372168 Home-care Coordinator. Email The Alzheimer Society of Ireland National Helpline is 1800 341 341. Laois Alzheimer’s are offering a week’s respite care to people who have a dementia diagnosis in Waterman’s Lodge Care Centre, Ballina/Killaloe, Co Tipperary. Their specialist overnight respite centre offers stimulation and activity to the person with dementia in a safe, friendly environment and respite from caring for the caregiver. You do not have to be availing of homecare services to apply. To access respite care please contact Ann on 057 866 3398/086 8372168 Places are limited so get in touch with us. For any information on dementia contact Ann Munnelly on 057 866 3398/086 8372168. Home-care Coordinator 47 Main Street, Portlaoise, Co Laois R32 VRX8. Email



Portarlington has seen families devastated with sickness in their family in recent times. In the past few week’s fundraisers were set up to support the Geoghegan & Broughan families. Denise Geoghegan has been in the Mater hospital for the past 2 months waiting on a heart transplant. Andrea Broughan is in Beaumont Hospital on life support after having major brain surgery. Please check out the Gofund me pages for these 2 young mothers.
We have also learnt about beautiful baby Dan Donogher who needs major treatment in America. Dan’s parents are Niall and Aisling (Nee Quigley) Donagher from Jamestown/Ballybrittas. Aisling is a member of staff at Portarlington Credit Union. Both Niall & Aisling are very well known in the Laois GAA community. Niall represented Laois footballers at all levels until his retirement at the end of the 2018 season, while Aisling, originally from Timahoe, played for the Laois ladies’ team for a long number of years too. Check out the go fund me page “Do it for Dan”. PLEASE SHARE SHARE SHARE.


Cloneyhurke development Fund Monster Draw of €3,000 in prizes. Draw takes place on June 20. Tickets will shortly be on sale at €20 each. Your support is much appreciated.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Sean Clancy Old Knockmay Portlaoise & formerly Gracefield Portarlington who passed away on Wednesday March 11. Sean will be sadly missed by his loving wife Kathleen, daughters Caroline, Maria & Patricia, sons Martin & Colin, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters, extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Friday March 13 at SS Peter & Paul’s Church Portlaoise, with burial after in SS Peter & Paul’s cemetery. May Sean rest in Peace.




Information Evening on Tuesday March 24 at 8pm at Portarlington Golf Club. Programme Starts on Tuesday March 31 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, and 7.30 to 8.30, 8-week programme. 4 lessons with PGA Pro, and 4 weeks on course scramble with Lady Members. Equipment provided if required. Fun and friendly environment. Cost €80. Only 24 places available. For more information contact: Mary Foy Phone at 083 1846539, or email

Laois Golf Scene


Bingo-Bingo will be Cancelled until Tuesday March 31 due to the guidelines for the spread of the Corona Virus. We will keep you updated near the time.

Lotto-Laois Clubs Combined Lotto Results for March 5. Jackpot: €14,600. No winner. Numbers drawn- 14-18-23-32. €20 each to Lil Powell, Cormac Powell & Sandra Farrell. Next week’s Jackpot €14,800.

Lotto & Membership Online-We have gone live with our Lotto and it  is now available to buy online on our Clubforce app, or follow the links from our Club website, Facebook or Twitter A/Cs. Just follow the steps to be in the draw every week, and also membership of the Club for 2020 is available to purchase online. You can also purchase our All County Draw tickets for 2020, with a special offer for both Membership & an All County Draw ticket. You can follow Portarlington GAA Club and be kept up to date on our social media pages on both our Facebook & Twitter pages & also our Club website.

All your Portarlington GAA News here.



Adult Social Tennis has now resumed every Thursday at 8pm, weather permitting.

Our newly elected committee are hoping you will come and join them. All levels welcome. Spring is in the air and now is the time to once again pick up your rackets and enjoy some Tennis.

Some Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club Juvenile Members with coach Tony Lok

Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club News