Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way

Friends Together Portarlington

It is getting nearer to our launch day on Tuesday March 1 in the Community Centre. We will be meeting then 2 days a week after our launch in the Centre. Posters & fliers are going around the town to let people know what we are all about. Please spread the word to your family & friends. We now have 2 phones which are operational from 9am to 6pm. If you would like more information please contact us at 085-2148322 or 085-2148505.


Dancing continues every Monday night in The Gandon Inn, from 9.30pm to 11.30pm in aid of Portarlington St V de Paul.  February 29-Checkers. March 7-Unity. Come along for a great night out.  Admission €7.  All welcome.

Get your dancing shoes on!

Get your dancing shoes on!


Portarlington Social Services Bingo has resumed every Wednesday at 8.30pm in the Centre. All welcome to come along & enjoy a few games and  a Cuppa after playing your Bingo.


Friday Cuppa

Portarlington Social Services Friday Cuppa is back. The next one will take place on next Friday February 26 from 12 to 3pm. Come along & meet your friends & also some new friends. For more information contact Ann (Bourke) Dunne @ 087-4116101.

All your Portarlington News here.

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Tribute Concert

Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Portarlington presents a tribute concert to Thomas MacDonagh. Taking place in Emo Court on Friday April 1 at 7.30pm. Admission by ticket only tickets are available from any member of the Comhaltas Commitee. Cost €10.


Port Trail Walking Group

Our weekly walks take place on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Our meeting times are: Tuesday Nights at 7pm from the car park at Park Lane and Thursday Nights at 7.30pm from the car park at Park Lane. All levels of fitness catered for.

Stunning photo of the beautiful sights to be seen when out walking. Pic courtesy of Con Murphy Photography

Stunning photo of the beautiful sights to be seen when out walking. Pic courtesy of Con Murphy Photography

Our first weekend walk for 2016 will take place on Sunday February 28. Meeting at car park at the People’s Park at 10.30 am. Requirements Rain gear, hiking boots and a snack and drinks. This is a moderate walk and takes about two hours approximately. Anyone requiring a lift please contact 086-3288858.



Laois MABS Drop in Service on Friday February 26 from 9.00am – 1pm in Portarlington Community Centre – NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY. For further information please ring 0761 072620.

Portarlington Speakers

Club President Carmel gave a very topical and vivid appreciation of Joseph Plunkett’s contribution to the 1916 rising & followed  with one of his poems.

Geraldine Kennedy took the Speakers back to 1989 zigzagging across Moscow, missing the potholes, enjoying the ballet, queuing for hours to get a McDonalds, and then queuing again for petrol all the time savouring the great Moscovite sense of humour.

Donal Cahill took an interesting look at cutting edge modern management techniques clearly explained in a manner that all could follow. Business Intelligence would enhance high level decision making and Donal explained its introduction into very large diverse complex organisation.

Area Director Dermot Dineen then took a very different approach to table topics. Members described various pictures before showing them to the audience. In this way members formed a mental image from the description which they then compared with the actual picture. A very interesting exercise. The next meeting at 7.45pm on Tuesday  March 1 at the Killenard Community Centre is an opportunity for anyone interested in joining the best and friendliest personal improvement club available to come along and see for themselves. All welcome. See Facebook, MeetUp,  email: or visit our website here.


Why not run for The Portarlington First Responders?

The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon is the largest all Female event of its kind in the World, and the largest one day charity event in Ireland. This year’s event takes place on June 6 and is open for entries from Wednesday February 17.

Portarlington First Responders need your help.

Portarlington First Responders need your help.

If you are thinking of taking part why not consider running or walking for The Portarlington Community First Responder Group. We are a local group of volunteers who depend solely on fundraising. All funds raised go towards the upkeep of our Public Accessible Defibrillators we have put in place & our Responder phone. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

If you would like a sponsorship card please message us on our Facebook page here: (Portarlington Community Responder Group). Email us on: or contact the Love Port office @ 085-8568801 & they will pass your details on.  Help us to help our community in their time of need.

We’re always on the lookout for new members. If you don’t feel confident to be a responder we will train and support you all the way or you can help with the running of the scheme and fundraising. No amount of help is too small.