Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way


Well done once again to Portarlington Credit Union who presented a cheque for €3,000 to the Portarlington Community Development Association for the ongoing project at the wonderful Derryounce Lakes & Trails. All work carried out is by a wonderful group of volunteers.


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.

Pictured representing PCU presenting a cheque for €3,000 is Michelle Shortall and AnneMarie Piggott from the Promotional & Development Committee to Aidan Mullins and Lillian Sheils from PCDA.


The Portarlington Christmas tree committee will be unable to do their annual door to door collection this year. The reason donations are needed is to cover operational costs, which include insurance, electricity, maintenance etc.
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.



An Post has some great news for the next 6 weeks. An Post has announced “Community Focus” which is an expanded range of post office and postal delivery supports for customers and communities to help everyone stay connected now and into the future.

Services include Postage Pick up for older and vulnerable customers, Postman or Postwoman will pick up mail from their home and An Post will cover the cost. Also free postage to and from Nursing & Care homes, full information is available here.



Level 5 means we are home again. Don’t forget in Winter to Lockup, Light-up, use Alarms, keep keys secure & lock widows & doors. Above all, “Stay Safe everyone”.

Street Lighting-With the early dark evenings please report any street lights that are missing in your area. Check the no of the pole and report to the roads department in Laois Co Co at 0578664000. Offaly Co Co at 0579346800.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Yvonne O’Connor, Cloneygowan who passed away suddenly on Sunday October 18. Yvonne was predeceased by her brother Emmett. She will be sadly missed by her parents Owen & Julie O’Conner, sister Michelle, niece Niamh, sister in law Tina, her extended family & many friends. Funeral took place on Wednesday 21 at St Mary’s Church Raheen, with burial after in the adjoining Cemetery. May Yvonne rest in Peace.



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



Laois Alzheimer Society-We have 2 vacancies for Dementia Home Care workers. This is through a Community Employment Scheme. Applicants need to have a full driving licence and use of a car. Please contact Ann Munnelly on 057 866 3398/086 8372168. 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 The Alzheimer Society of Ireland National Helpline is 1800 341 341


Lotto results for Monday October 19. Jackpot €11,200-no winner. Numbers drawn, 25-22-9-17. €50 each to Jane Fanning c/o Online, Colin Delaney c/o G Delaney, Betty Allman c/o M Bryan, Phillip Hurley c/o Online & Danuta Locmele c/o C Bryan. Promoter- Patsy Murphy. Next Jackpot-€11,400.


Our club lotto tickets can now be purchased online here.