Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way

St Vincent de Paul

Dancing continues every Monday night in The Gandon Inn, from 9.30pm to 11.30pm in aid of Portarlington St V de Paul. May 9-Brian McDermott. Come along for a great night out.  Admission €7.  All welcome.

St. Vincent de Paul Durrow news

St. Vincent de Paul news

Centenary Events in Portarlington

The Portarlington 1916 Commemoration Committee would like to thank everyone who came along to the Unveiling of the Proclamation & the raising of the Tricolor on Saturday April 23 at Portarlington Library. It was a very special day for the town. Further events to take place in the coming months.


 Sunday May 15 @ 3pm—-We have commissioned a sculpture of the ‘Starry Plough’ from the original flag which will be placed on the Kilnacourt roundabout at the bottom of Station Road. This sculpture was created using a 100 yr old plough kindly donated to us by Jim Hyland from Lea. The unveiling will be done by Cathal McSwiney Brugha, a grandson of Cathal Brugha who took part in the Rising and was shot in 1922.

1916 Commemoration Workshops

Laois 1916 Commemoration

The unveiling will be followed by a Parade to the Peoples Park where 7 native Irish trees have been planted, one for each of the seven signatories of the Proclamation along with an inscribed granite Memorial marking the tribute. A separate single tree will also be planted by Cathal McSwiney Brugha in memory of all the men, women & children who died in 1916. This will be followed by music from the local choir, local band TURAS and local singer Aidan Doyle who has written 2 songs around the events of the Rising. We would welcome everyone to come on the day for this event. Check out “1916 Commemoration Committee” facebook page for more information.


Port Trail Walking Group

Come along and join us on our weekly walks on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Enjoy the lovely walks and meeting new people. Meeting up at Park Lane car park on both evenings. Tuesday at 7pm and Thursday at 7.30 pm.

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


Information Evening

The Parents Council of Coláiste Íosagáin, Portarlington wish to invite all Parents/ Guardians of 5th year, 6th year and Transition Year to an information night on the Leaving Cert and going to College, a practical information evening. Hear from a range of guest speakers in
Career Guidance, Psychology, Student Finance and Student Welfare. It will be held on Thursday May 5 at 8pm in Coláiste Íosagáin. We would like to thank Portarlington Credit Union for helping with costs.

All your Colaiste Iosagain Events here

All your Colaiste Iosagain Events here


Nicole Turner 

Wishing Nicole all the very best in Funchal, Portugal from May 1-7, where she will compete in the IPC European Swimming Championships. There are a total of 453 athletes from 52 countries competing. Nicole is one of 6 Swimmers representing Ireland.

She has qualified in six events 50m free, 50m fly, 100m free, 100m breast, 200m IM and 400m free. Well done Nicole from all your fans in Portarlington.

Nicole Turner who is competing in the IPC European Swimming Championships in Portugal.

Nicole Turner who is competing in the IPC European Swimming Championships in Portugal.


Linann Yoga

Gentle movement and relaxation, helping to relieve stress and reduce physical pains and aches. Classes available in Cloneygowan, Killenard, The Rock and Portarlington. Contact 0879852682 for full schedule. Yoga Weekend coming up May 13-15 in Castletownbere! Click on for more info.



The death has occurred of Ann Brennan (nee Shortall) in Luton, Bedfordshire & late of 21, St Michael’s Park. Anne’s Requiem Mass took place in the church of St Margaret of Scotland, Farley Hill, with burial after in the Vale Cemetery Luton. Ann will be sadly missed by her sons Dermot, Kevin & Daniel, daughter Geraldine, brothers Bobby, Hughie & Brendan, sister Patricia, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, her extended family & friends. May Ann rest in Peace.


Sing for Joy Choir

This talented group, directed by Maureen Culleton, will gladden the heart when they perform songs to welcome Summer in Portlaoise Parish Centre on Wednesday May 18 at 11am as part of Bealtaine Festival. All are welcome to attend and join in what promises to be a very enjoyable occasion.

'Sing for Joy' Choir Portlaoise

‘Sing for Joy’ Choir Portlaoise


Bealtaine Tea Dance

Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, is the venue for a Tea Dance on Wednesday May 18 from 2-4pm. Music by Danny Webster, M.C.Maureen Culleton. Admission Free. All are welcome to join in a fun filled afternoon of music and dance with a cuppa and chat.



Social Tennis has resumed on Mondays and Thursdays at 8pm. The newly-cleaned courts are a pleasure to play on. Adult Beginner lessons with Tony Lok on Tuesdays at 7pm. Contact 087- 1231135. Club membership is not required for your first set of lessons.

Some Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club Juvenile Members with coach Tony Lok

Some Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club Juvenile Members with coach Tony Lok



Results for April 18. Numbers- 02-13-21-23. No Jackpot winner. Match 3 winner were: Charlie McGrath, Paddy Behan, Brid O’Mahon y, Mick & Helen Whelehan & Lorraine Quinn. Promoter- Tom. Coleman. Next week’s Jackpot €10,000. Thank you for your continued support of our weekly lotto.



LOTTO Results for April 19– Letters M-T-U-W. No Jackpot winner. €25 to Jack Whelan & Mary Evans. Sellers prize Terry Lawlor. Next Jackpot on  May 3- €3,800.

Agony for Arlington!: Arlington AFC's 'B' side prior to their six-three loss away to Division 4A leaders Dynamo Town during the sides' midweek league clash

Your Arlington AFC news here.



The Social Services Bingo continues every Wednesday night at 8.30 in the Centre. All welcome.


Portarlington GAA Club Lotto

Results for week 17. Numbers Drawn 2-7-23-31. No Jackpot Winner. €50 Winners Sean Foster c/o Rose McCann & James Costello c/o Rose McCann. €25 winners KKBL Dunne c/o Ter Lawlor & Gareth Garry c/o D Smith. Jackpot Next Week €1,700.

Everyone is welcome at our Lá na gClub which will be on May 8 from 2-5pm in McCann Park with plenty of fun and games for all the family. Lá na gClub celebrates our club ,our People and our community.

Results- Laois S C ACFL Div1 1A Rd 6, Portarlington 1-05-St Josephs 5-09. Laois SC Div 3 Rd 4,

Stradbally 0-04-Portarlington 1-13. Laois Shopping Centre Minor Football League Group B Rd 4, Portarlington awarded the match after Sarsfields conceded.

Fixtures-Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Div1 1A Rd 8, Portarlington V Graiguecullen on May 15 at 7pm. Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Div3 3A Rd 5, Portarlington V Barrowhouse on May 4 at 7.30pm. Laois Shopping Centre Minor Fotball League Group B Rd 5, Portarlington Vs Ballyroan Abbey Gaels on May 9 at 7.15pm. U14 league Group A Rd 4, St Pauls Vs Portarlington on May 4 at 6.30pm. U12 Go Games Hurling Rd 2 on June 4, Portarlington Vs The Harps 2. U8 and U10 Football Blitz Rd 2 on May 6, Portarlington Vs Park Ratheniska (Mini League). U12 Go Games Div 1 Rd 2, Portarlington Vs Ballyroan Abbey (1) on May 5.

Does championship glory beckon for League winners Portarlington GAA?

League winners Portarlington GAA! Photo courtesy of Portarlington GAA.

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