Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way


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.

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.…

Portarlington Credit Union News


Unfortunately, in the course of our duties we often have to attend suicide incidents. We remember all those who have lost their lives in such circumstances. We have also helped to prevent many suicides, mainly by talking and listening. It’s always good to talk.

Support is always available:

▪︎Call Samaritans on 116 123 or email, available 24/7.

▪︎Call Pieta on 1800 247247 or text HELP to 51444, available 24/7.

▪︎Call SOSAD on 041 9848754, available 24/7.

▪︎Call the Aware Support Line on 1800 804848 or email

▪︎Call the Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line on 1800 807077.

▪︎Text YMH to 50808 – a free and anonymous text support service, available 24/7.

▪︎For information on ending mental health stigma, visit here.

▪︎For information on mental health supports and services, visit here.


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.


Portarlington Golf Club fundraiser will take place on Friday, Saturday & Sunday 18/19 & 20 September. The format is a 4 Person Waltz. Cost per team is €100.

Sponsored by–N. Conlon and Sons, Naas-Rathangan-Limerick, BMW- Mini-Landrover-Jaguer-Peugeot.

Time Sheet now open on BRS.

Prizes 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and best all Ladies team score. Plus, Numerous Spot Prizes.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Peter McLaughlin, Kilmalogue Downs, Portarlington, & late of Glasgow, Scotland who passed away on Wednesday September 2. Peter will be sadly missed by his loving wife Julie (Jack) Clarke, sons Devlin & Luca, daughter Lola, brother Alec, sister Linda, parents in law John & Sheila Clarke, his extended family, many friends & work colleagues. Requiem Mass took place on Sunday September 6 at St Michael’s Church, with private Cremation after. May Peter rest in Peace.



Deepest Sympathy to Michael & Mai Scully, Ballymorris on the death of Michael’s brother John Scully, Portlaoise, who passed away on Wednesday September 2. John was predeceased by his brother Owen. John will be sadly missed by his loving wife Ann, daughters Martina, Elaine & Celine, son John Paul, Granddaughter Holly, brothers Michael & Tom, extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Friday September 4 at St Peter & Paul’s Church, Portlaoise, with burial after in Oakvale Cemetery, Stradbally. May John rest in Peace.


The link for the Church webcam is here.


Lotto results for Monday September 7. Jackpot €10,000-no winner. Numbers drawn, 5-4-26-6. €50 each to Ciaran Byrne c/o B Flanagan, P N L Duffy c/o L Corcoran, Teresa Corcoran c/o J McAteer, Patricia Flemming c/o J Kelly & Charlie Geoghegan c/o T Bryan. Promoter- Paddy Mulligan. Next Jackpot-€10,200.


 Reminder that our club lotto tickets can now be purchased online, 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.


Dear all, it’s with regret we have decided to suspend beavers/ scouts/cubs for the foreseeable 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 conditions 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 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.

Great news. Port Concert Band are bringing their music to you…. the people of Portarlington. Over the coming weeks they will be performing in housing estates around the town. The first performance is on Sunday September 20 at 3pm in Sli Na Mona, and then in Crann Nua at 4pm. We’re hoping as many residents as possible will come out and support.

New members always welcome from age 5 to 95!