Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way

Friday Cuppa

Next Friday Cuppa will take place on next Friday April 1 from 12 to 3pm in the Portarlington Social Services Centre. Come along & meet your friends & also some new friends. For more information contact Ann (Bourke) Dunne @ 087-4116101.


Portarlington Tidy Town’s are holding their AGM on Thursday April 7 at 8pm in Studio 1
of the Community Centre. New members are welcome to come along.

laois tidy towns

Shouldn’t all of Laois be spotlessly clean?


Dancing continues every Monday night in The Gandon Inn, from 9.30pm to 11.30pm in aid of Portarlington St V de Paul. April 4-J & S Sound. Come along for a great night out. Admission €7. All welcome.

Get your dancing shoes on!

Get your dancing shoes on!

St Patrick’s Day

A big well done to the Parade committee for putting on a wonderful parade this year. Large crowds filled the streets. Also a big well done to everyone who took part. From young & old a great effort went in to floats, costumes etc. Also to the shops who put in their window displays.

Portlaoise parade needs you to get involved!

Thanks to all who organised, participated in & supported another great Paddy’s Day parade!



Deepest Sympathy to the family of Margaret Slattery (nee Byrne) St Brigid’s Sq & formerly Plewman’s Tce, Athy who passed away on March 21. Margaret was predeceased by her loving husband Willie. She will be sadly missed by her devoted family, sons Willie & Jason, daughters Susan, Leslie, Catherine & Glenda, her sister Eithne, grandchildren, great-grandchild, her extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Wednesday March 23 in St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Margaret rest in Peace.

Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club

Senior Tennis- The AGM will be held on Thursday April 7 at 9pm in the clubhouse. All Adult members and parents of Junior members are invited to attend. Coaching with Tony resumes on Tuesday 5th April.

Some Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club Juvenile Members with coach Tony Lok

Some Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club Juvenile Members with coach Tony Lok

Junior Tennis- Introduce your young child to Tennis. Club Membership is not required for Tony Lok’s 3.15pm Beginner coaching classes. Tuesday’s class is for children 4 to 6 yrs. Friday’s class is for children 5 to 7 yrs. Ring 087- 1231135 if interested. Class numbers are limited to 8 children. Still a few places left in the later classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Check out our website for further information.


Ladies “Get into Golf Programme” at Portarlington Golf Club. 6 week programme for beginners includes lessons with a PGA Professional. There is a Taster Night on Thursday April 7 at 7.30pm. Further information contact Lady Captain Mary Kehoe on 087-6747348 or
Anne Turley on 087 6992854.

All your local Golf news here.

All your local Golf news here.

Lip Sync Challenge

Portarlington RFC are holding a fundraising night on Friday April 1 at the Heritage Hotel, Killenard, Co. Laois. The night will consist of 12 acts based upon the popular TV show “Lip Sync challenge” with a disco afterward. Tickets are €15 available from Portarlington Pharmacy, The Wine Buff, Clown Around or any committee member. Great night guaranteed!

Port GAA Lotto

Results for week 12. Numbers Drawn 9-11-16-31. No Jackpot Winner.
€50 Winners Michael Gallagher c/o M Tynan and Ellen Flynn c/o Rose McCann. €25 Winners Jim Connor c/o J Whelan and Christina Bennett c/o Club. Jackpot Next Week €1,200.

Portarlington's U-14's rounded off the year by beating Killeshin in the Shield Final

Portarlington’s U-14’s rounded off the year by beating Killeshin in the Shield Final

Easter GAA Camp

This camp will be running in McCann Park from Tuesday March 29 until Friday April 1 from 10am until 2pm every day. The cost is €20 per child. Registration is 9.30am on the 29.There will be male and female coaches provided for the boys and girls aged 7-12years old in this camp.
Results-Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Div1A Rd 2, Graiguecullen Vs Portarlington. Portarlington unable to field a team.
U16 League Rd 2-St Josephs Barrowhouse 0-02-Portarlington 2-14.

League winners Portarlington GAA! Photo courtesy of Portarlington GAA.
Fixtures-U16 Football League Rd-Portarlington Vs Stradbally Parish Gaels on April 04 at 18.15pm.
Laois Shopping Centre Minor Football League Group B Rd 3-Portarington Vs Portlaoise on April 8 at 19.00pm.
Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Div 1A Rd 4-Portarlington Vs Stradbally on April 09 at 18.30pm.
Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Div 1A Rd 5-Arles Killeen Vs Portarlington on April 13 at 18.45pm.
Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Div 3 3A Rd 3-Portarlington Vs Spink on April 10 at 18.00pm.
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