Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way


The Committee of Portarlington Meals on Wheels are continuing to cook & deliver over 50 meals a day 3 days a week for as long as is humanly possible. We have contacted all our meal recipients to leave a container outside their door, so the delivery person does not need to make contact with them. This is so hard to do, as they all love the chat on the days we deliver.

We have taken precautions at our Centre for our staff & our deliverers. We are also contacting all our delivery people that if they are concerned about going out, we understand and will make other arrangements.

Welcome to everything that’s happening in Portarlington Photo courtesy of Con Murphy Photography

We would be concerned about some people on our list if they could not receive our meals. Please God everyone will stay safe & look out for one another. Think of all our carers who are looking after people in their homes. Keep everyone safe. Take no unnecessary risks everyone. Thanks so much to everyone who has offered their help.


Please keep sharing & donating to these local fundraisers. Denise Geoghegan has been in the Mater hospital for over 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 & their families.
Also, baby Dan Donogher 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. Check out the go fund me page “Do it for Dan”. PLEASE SHARE SHARE SHARE.

Do it for Dan


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Edward (Freddie) Dunne, Ballymorris & formerly Congress Tce who passed away on Thursday March 12. Freddie will be sadly missed by his brother Paddy, sisters in laws, extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Monday March 16 at St John’s Church Killenard, with burial after in the adjoining Cemetery. May Freddie rest in Peace.


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.

All your Portarlington GAA News here.

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.




Laois Alzheimer’s Society Resource Centre at 47 Main Street Portlaoise is open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Social Club and support group is cancelled for the month of March. For any information on dementia contact Ann Munnelly on 057 866 3398 / 086 8372168 Home-care Co-ordinator. Email The Alzheimer Society of Ireland National Helpline 1800 341 341. Email