Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way


Sergeant Dave Lynam, Portarlington Garda Station has put out a message to the public. “If you know of any vulnerable people, or anyone that needs assistance with anything, please don’t hesitate to contact the Station at (057) 8674100.” Unfortunately, they can’t be used to take people to appointments but are there for anything else.

Sgt. Lynam and colleagues out and about in Portarlington



Members of an Garda Siochana are out helping communities, but this message is as important. It’s one crime we can all prevent together by doing one simple thing. Taking this advice on board at this time will help us help you.

A number of thefts from cars are been investigated in many areas around the County. All these thefts are happening overnight. This can happen anywhere, urban or rural.

Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Graham Kavanagh is again reminding people to help prevent these thefts by adhering to the following guidelines: Remove property from your parked cars, especially overnight. Lock and secure your vehicle. Remove the payoff for the criminal.


Wishing Arthur & Margaret Lambe, Avondale Estate a very happy 50th wedding anniversary. Hope they have big celebrations with their family when all this lock down is over.



Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Laois Alzheimer’s Society Resource Centre at 47 Main Street Portlaoise is closed, but if you need to meet Ann please ring in advance on 086 8372168 as she is working from home. We have cancelled all Social Clubs and Support Group for the moment, and we will take advice as to when we can resume these and reopen the office. The Alzheimer Society of Ireland National Helpline 1800 341 341. 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



Deepest Sympathy to the family of Bill Devereux, Millbrook who passed away at his home on Thursday April 9. Bill will be sadly missed by his devoted wife Margaret, his sons Adrian & David, daughter Sofie, brothers John, Pat & Donal, grandchildren, his extended family & many friends. Bill was President of the local St Michael’s AC, where he devoted several years to the Club, training numerous Juvenile and Senior members to County, Leinster and all Ireland successes. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. A true gentleman. A Memorial Mass for Bill will take place at a later date. Rest in peace Bill.




Please keep sharing & donating to these local fundraisers. Denise Geoghegan has been in the Mater hospital for many months waiting on a heart transplant. Andrea Broughan is in Beaumont Hospital 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.

Do it for Dan fundraiser




St. Conleths LGFC have donated €1,500 to the #doitfordan Fund. As it was not possible to have a fundraiser during these unfortunate times their Senior Players have generously offered to donate €1,500 of the money they raised when they ran a 5K Run/Walk in March. The Club would once again like to thank everyone who supported the Run/Walk, and who continue to support their club.

Claire O Connell has joined the St Conleths/Courtwood dancing troupe for the upcoming Strictly

St. Conleth’s News: Photo shows Claire O Connell, St Conleths, in action


A Covid-19 Community Response Forum has been established in Laois & Offaly, coordinated by Laois & Offaly County Councils. This is to respond to the needs of the vulnerable members of our Community. The confidential, free helpline service for Laois is available 9am – 8pm, 7 days a week. Phone: 1800 832 010. Email: The confidential, free helpline service for Offaly is available 9am – 8pm, 7 days a week. Phone: 1800 818181. Email: