Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way

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Portarlington Lions Club annual tractor run takes place on Sunday March 3. Registration from 10.30am. Set off at 12 midday sharp. Complimentary refreshments at Railway Bar on return, with our now famous auction immediately afterwards. Prize for best presented tractor!! QUALIFIED DRIVERS PLEASE! Anyone with friends who are from an agricultural background, please share!


Renowned Plantsman & Horticulturalist Paul Smyth will be giving a gardening masterclass at SOLAS Garden Festival on Saturday & Sunday March 2 and 3 at SOLAS Eco Garden Centre. Portarlington. Co Laois. Paul is the Head Gardener at RHSI Bellefield Gardener, author and Podcaster! The talk will take place at SOLAS over the weekend of our Garden Festival. Other events that weekend-Speaker: Sandro Cafolla (wildflowers), Speaker: Mary Keenan (of Gash Gardens & the Irish Garden Magazine), Speaker: Mark Hurst (sustainable gardening), Earth Buddy Eoin , composting), Plant Swap, Kids Activities, Eco Friendly Show Garden. Deals and discounts on plants.

SOLAS Eco Garden Centre to feature on Nationwide
SOLAS Eco Garden Centre Events


Camp takes place at Scoil Phadraig Portarlington from Tuesday April 2 to Friday 5, from 9.30am to 2pm. For more information e-mail


The Annual 5k Heritage run/walk takes place on Sunday March 3 at 11am. Registration from 9.30am. Start time 11am. St Michael’s AC are holding it this year in aid of the Lourdes Portarlington Pilgrimage Group.

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O’DEMPSEY’S GFC LOTTO-Lotto Results for February 19-Numbers drawn: 6-7,11,30. No Jackpot Winner. Match 3 Winners: Eamonn Fitzpatrick (Standing Order), Mary Lalor (Richie Slevin). Promoter: Noel Behan. Next draw: Monday February 26, with a Jackpot of €5,000.

MEMBERSHIP 2024-Club membership is now due for 2024. It is important that all our Juvenile and Adult players are registered to ensure they are fully covered to play and train. You can renew or buy your membership on our ‘O’Dempsey’s GFC’ app, just go to the ‘Membership’ section and check out the different membership options available. These include Family options as well as OAP and Social Memberships. If you have any questions contact our registrar Kate on 0861679363.

The Portsounds open mic is an initiative of the Port art Collective and has been running for over a year. It is, and always has been, a platform that encourages the performance of original music. Indeed we have given a platform to many budding original artists to showcase their songs, some of which have gone on to play Forest Fest.

O’DEMPSEY’S GFC GOLF SCRAMBLE-Our Golf Scramble is swinging back into the Heritage Golf Resort on Good Friday –March 29 for its 3rd year. While a club fundraiser, it is always a great social day out too. Team Bookings and Tee Sponsorship can be made through the .Event link on our club app and on our social media. Tee and prize sponsorship opportunities also available. Contact Georgina for further information – 0868251468.

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Bingo at Port GAA Centre every Tuesday night at 8pm. Over €3,000 in prize money to be won. Free parking and wheelchair accessible.

Portarlington GAA is an Offical Venue for Darkness Into Light 2024. Taking place on May 11.

Starting & Finishing at the Portarlington GAA grounds.


Lotto results for February 19. Numbers drawn were 6-20-31-4. No winner of Jackpot. €50 each to Tom Garry, Jake McLoughlin, David Redmond, The Mahers & Mary Foy. Promoter’s prize-Jamie Hanlon. Next Jackpot-€11,600.
SUMMER FESTIVAL-Announcing the Start of Summer 2024 with THE BLACKTHORN FESTIVAL, on the Grounds of Gracefield GAA on Saturday May 11.