Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way

Dear all, it’s with regret we have decided to suspend beavers/ scouts/cubs for the foreseea-ble future, or at least until workable guidelines are produced by scouting Ireland.
It’s not a course of action we wanted to take, however with everyone’s wellbeing in mind we feel a socially distant scout/cub meeting indoors would be almost impossible
Also, as some of our leaders work in health care, and some have underlying health condi-tions any exposure could prove to be an issue outside of scouts.
So, we thank you for your patience and we hope we can return to scouts next year bigger and better.

The Christmas Shoebox Appeal is moving online!
Unfortunately, due to the effects of the COVID-19 restrictions, it is not possible to send gift-filled shoeboxes from Ireland this year.

Portarlington Credit Union News

Instead Team Hope will be asking schools, families, friends, communities and businesses to #TeamUpForTeamHope by donating gift-filled shoeboxes for children affected by poverty ONLINE.…

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, Garryhinch & Portarlington Bridge clubs are not in a position to reopen this September. If, and when there are changes, members will be notified. In the meantime, we wish everyone well.

The Portarlington Concert band is back up & running. If your child would like to learn an instrument, then contact Pat Donegan @0838510428.
Adult students very welcome too.

Portarlington Credit Union will be selecting 3 winners that are members of Portarlington Credit Union to win €,1000 each.
Entrants must- Be First Time College Entrants. Be Full Time 3rd Level students.

Be a Member. Become a member today if you are not already and you too can enter. Application forms and T’s & C’s are available on their website or from the offices.
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You can email your application form to or drop it into the office.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of James (Jimmy) Flynn, Lough Gate & late of Tallaght, Dublin who passed away on Monday August 31 at his residence. Jimmy was predeceased by his parents Christy & May Flynn & his sister Maureen. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Bernie, daughter Aoife, son in law Mick, grandchildren Lauren, Joshua, Jack and Ryan, brothers Paul, Christy and William, sister Betty, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends. Requiem Mass took place on Tuesday September 1 at St Michael’s Church Portarlington, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Jimmy rest in Peace.

The link for the Church webcam is here.

Deepest Sympathy to the family of Bridie Allen, Garrymona Walsh Island who passed away on Monday August 31. Bridie was predeceased by her parents John & Lil Allen. She will be sadly missed by her carers & the residents at Serenity Lodge, Portlaoise, & her family. Requiem Mass took place on Wednesday September 2 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Walsh Island, with burial after in Cloncrane Cemetery. May Bridie rest in Peace.

Lotto results for Monday August 31. Jackpot €9,800-no winner. Numbers drawn, 24-19-14-9. €50 each to Eugene Geoghegan c/o J Hanlon, Jacob Murphy c/o P Murphy, Bernie Byrne c/o B Flanagan, Michael Luttrell jnr c/o P Keegan & George Doody c/o C Bryan. Promoter- Christy Bryan. Next Jackpot-€10,000.


Reminder that our club lotto tickets can now be purchased on line, and can be played for minimum €2 per line, or €5 for 3 lines weekly. Jackpot at the moment is €10,000 and we are encouraging all players and members to support our lotto on a weekly basis, if not already buying tickets.
Our club lotto tickets can now be purchased online here.
Please share this around to your friends and families if possible.

The letters drawn on Tuesday September 1- I- H- P- X. This converts to Numbers- 9- 8- 16- 24. No jackpot winner. The lucky Dip winners were Anthony Scott & Mick Ryan
The Seller’s prize was Pat Kenny. Hence, each receive €25. Thank you all for your continued support of our Club, Arlington AFC and best of luck in our next draw on Tuesday September 15. Jackpot-€10,000.
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