Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way


The Portarlington Meals on Wheels committee would like to extend their thanks to the Heritage Golf Club for their kind donation of €3,3305 from their recent Charity Day. Thanks to Captain Gerry Butler for contacting the Committee. All monies donated to the Service go a long way to keep this wonderful service running. The expected number of dinners for this year will be well over 9,000 meals. This would not be possible without all involved in the running of the centre. Up to 80 volunteers deliver the meals to our recipients.

Also, thanks to the sponsors of the golf event-The Heritage Hotel, The Heritage Golf Club, Eddie Doyle Golf Academy at the Heritage, O’Dea’s Bar & Bistro, Al’s Fish Shop, Colgans Sports & Golf, Portarlington Tyres, Chapters Bookstore Dublin, McElwee Pharmacy Mountmellick, Morris Butchers Mountmellick & Breda’s Gift Shop Mountmellick.

Well done to all concerned.

Brendan Broderick & Ann Bourke Dunne accepting a cheque on behalf of Port Meals on Wheels from Captain Gerry Butler & Lady Captain Christine Kenna at the Heritage Golf Club.



Due to Covid 19, the Portarlington Christmas tree committee will be unable to do their annual door to door collection. The reason donations are needed is to cover operational costs, which include insurance, electricity, maintenance etc.
2020 brings the 35th Christmas Tree to Portarlington, and this year needs to be the brightest by far!
Please help and support by donating to their Go Fund Me page so we can Light Up Portarlington this Christmas. You can also donate at Brian Whelan electrical and Portarlington Credit Union.


Used postage stamp wanted for charity. Place through the letter box of the Nook, Patrick St. Thank you.



The Alzheimer Society of Ireland National Helpline is 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

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

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





Bishop Nulty announced the following for St Michael’s Parish during phase 3. Masses-No public Masses allowed. All Masses will be online. Churches will remain open for private prayer. Funerals & Marriages-Maximum people who can attend will be 25. Communions & Confirmations-All ceremonies cancelled for month of October. Baptisms to be deferred until a suitable date can be arranged.

Your latest Portarlington News here

The link for the Church webcam is here.




Deepest Sympathy to the family of Rose Murphy (nee Egan), Emmaus, Killenard Portarlington who passed away at her home on Thursday October 1. Rose was predeceased by her husband Patrick. She will be sadly missed by her stepsons Patrick & Martin, stepdaughter Suann, extended family, neighbours & friends. Also, her devoted carer Betty. Funeral took place on Saturday October 3 at St John’s Church Killenard, with burial after in the adjoining Cemetery. May Rose rest in Peace.



Deepest Sympathy to the family of Mary Hyland (nee McCormack), Station Road who passed away on October 9. Mary was predeceased by her loving husband Sonny. She will be sadly missed by her son Gerard, daughter Joan, brother Ben McCormack (Killenard), extended family, neighbours & friends, especially all her dear friends at Portarlington Active retirement & bingo nights. Funeral took place on Monday October 12 at St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Mary rest in Peace.



Deepest Sympathy to the family & friends of Sr Michael Roe who passed away on Sunday October 11 at Shalom Nursing home Kilcock, Co. Kildare. Deeply regretted by her nieces and nephews, Presentation Community and extended family and friends. Burial took place in the Presentation Sisters plot in St Michael’s Cemetery Portarlington. May Sr Michael rest in Peace.



Deepest Sympathy to family of Christopher (Chris) Carroll Co. Clare & formerly Patrick’s St & Clonanny Portarlington who passed away suddenly on Monday October 12. Chris was predeceased by his father Christy Carroll (former principal at Cloneygowan NS). He will be sadly missed by Sinead (sister of Kathleen Bennett), his daughter Rebecca, sons Ronan & Ross, mother Mary, sister Miriam, brother John, extended family & many friends.
Funeral was celebrated on Friday Oct 16 at St Mary’s Church, Cree followed by burial in Clohanes Cemetery. May Chris rest in Peace.


Lotto results for Monday October 12. Jackpot €11,000-no winner. Numbers drawn, 29-13-17-7. €50 each to Lil Murphy c/o C Evans, Patsy Weldon c/o J Mulligan, Ann Dunne c/o B Flanagan, Eileen Doody c/o C Bryan & PJ Murphy c/o Patsy Murphy. Promoter- C Bryan. Next Jackpot-€11,000.


Our club lotto tickets can now be purchased online here.

Please share this to your friends and families if possible, please.



Results for October 29. Letters drawn, Z-C-Q-V. No Jackpot winner. €25 each to Cathy Naughton & Tom Coleman. Sellers prize-Mary Foy. Next draw on October 13. Jackpot-€10,000.



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

▪︎For information on mental health supports and services, visit