Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way

Crime Prevention Advice to deter theft of bicycles, lawnmowers and ride on mowers.
There have been a small number of such items stolen from sheds and garages in different parts of Laois and Offaly.
Determined criminality is sometimes involved, however the opportunist will take full advantage of any weaknesses.
Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Graham Kavanagh advises “to secure and deter the theft of such items consider chaining a number of items together and using a ground anchor. Consider a local alarm in garage to alert you as to intrusion. Mark and photograph items, e.g -unique property marking that will help identify an owner quickly if property is recovered. Report all suspicious activity.

Line dancing is on every Thursday night from 8pm -9.30pm. It a great way to have fun and get fit at the same time. Numbers are limited due to current Government covid-19 restrictions. Contact Portarlington Community Centre at (057) 864 5728 or e-mail

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.…

Our next Members Draw takes place on Thursday, October 15.
This could be your ticket to that one thing you’ve been wanting to get done around the house.Register now for your chance to share a prize pot of €20,000 bi-monthly!
Enter here to be included in October’s draw

Portarlington Credit Union News

Deepest Sympathy to the family of Philomena Condron (nee Griffin), St Brigids’s Sq Portarlington & formerly Charleville, Co Cork who passe away on Thursday September 24. Phil was predeceased by her son Kevin, grandchildren Niall, Patrick & Evelyn, and Joe. Phil will be sadly missed by her daughter Marian (Brereton), sons Raymond, Vincent & Declan, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Saturday September 26 at St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Phil’s gentle soul rest in Peace.

Click here for Webcam for St Michael’s Church Portarlington–


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Sean Dowling, Twomey Park Mountmellick who passed away at his residence on October 1. Sean will be sadly missed by his loving wife Patricia (Foran), daughter Sandra, son Shane, grandsons Daniel & Conor, his extended family & many friends. Requiem Mass took place on Sunday October 4 at St Joseph’s Church Mountmellick, with burial after in St Joseph’s Cemetery. May Sean rest in Peace.

Click here for Webcam for St Joseph’s Church.

Dates have now been announced for Confirmation & 1st Holy Communion in the Parish. St Patrick’s BNS-Confirmation on Tuesday October 27-10am-Ms Mortimer class. 12 noon-Mr Cloherty class. 2pm-Mr Purcell class. 4pm-Ms Davis class. Communion on Saturday 10 & 17. Saturday 10- 11am-Ms Rafferty class. 2pm-Mr O’Connor class. Saturday 17-11am-Ms Jennings class. Presentation Primary School-Confirmation on Wednesday October 28-10am-Ms Dunbar. 12 noon-Ms Malone. 2pm-Ms Maguire. Communion on Saturday October 17 & 24. Saturday 17-2pm- Mr Browne. October 24-11am-Mrs Honan’s /Mrs Marum classes. 2pm-Ms Monaghan class.

A big well done to all the members of Portarlington Tidy Towns who did all the hard work on achieving to put benches on Station Road and at St Michael’s Park. Also, well done to Colm & Anne Dunne who created the logo used for Portarlington Tidy Towns, and is beautiful on the new benches. Lastly a big thank you to John Griffin and his crew for putting the benches in place. “LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE”.

Lotto results for Monday September 28. Jackpot €10,600-no winner. Numbers drawn, 26-1-25-22. €50 each to Mick Flanagan c/o B Flanagan, Finty Maher c/o Online, Brian Brereton Snr c/o S Brereton, Berni Flanagan c/o Tiggy Murphy & Grace Moore c/o D Moore. Promoter- B Flanagan. Next Jackpot-€10,800.

Our club lotto tickets can now be purchased online here. Please share this around to your friends and families if possible.