Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way

St Vincent de Paul (Dancing)

Dancing continues every Monday night in The Gandon Inn, from 9.30pm to 11.30pm in aid of Portarlington St V de Paul. June 2-The Kelly Family. June 13-Declan Aungier.   Come along for a great night out.  Admission €7.  All welcome.

St. Vincent de Paul Durrow news

St. Vincent de Paul news

Friends Together

Portarlington Friends Together continues every Tuesday and Friday from 2.30pm – 5pm in Portarlington Community Centre. Why not drop in for a cuppa and a chat. Board games, cards, quizzes and charades. Transport provided to and from the Club. For further info contact 087- 2788472.

Friends Together News

Friends Together News


A meeting will take place on Thursday June 9 at 8pm in the Portarlington Community Centre. At this meeting we hope to help revive the Pioneer Association here in the town and surrounding areas. Your help and suggestions would be welcome and we would really appreciate if you could attend this meeting.

Portarlington 1916 Committee

The Committee would like to announce the next event which will take place on Sunday July 24th.

The Re-Naming of Spa St. Bridge to the Peadar Macken Bridge. The son of George Macken and Anne Shanahan who lived in Spa Street, Portarlington, Peadar Macken was elected in 1912 to the Dublin Labour Party as an Alderman. He was also on the O’Donovan Rossa funeral committee and he took part in the Rising. He fought at Boland’s Mills and was shot dead on 27th April 1916 and is buried in Glasnevin Cemetery. Macken Street in Dublin is named after him.
Family members related to Peader Macken will be invited to the event.

1916 Commemoration Workshops

Laois 1916 Commemoration

Coffee Morning-Thanks

A note of sincere appreciation to everyone who supported our recent Coffee Morning in aid of the Friends of Tullamore Hospital. Your generosity allowed us to raise a total of €750 for this voluntary charity, whose facilities offers terminally-ill patients a safe and dignified space to spend their last days with family and friends. A special word of thanks to Portarlington Social Services for the use of their facilities to host this event. Regards Margaret, Sandra & Claire Gallagher.

American Tea Party

Portarlington Community Centre are holding an American Tea Party on June 25 @ 8.30pm
Music by “Seal of Approval”. DJ till late. Tickets €10 each. 10 per table. Raffle on the night. If you would like to host a table please phone the Community Centre on 057-8645728 or call in and see us.

Portarlington Community Centre

Portarlington Community Centre. Photo courtesy of


St Brigid’s Text Alert

Many thanks to all who attended our annual table Quiz on Saturday May 28 in Direens of Cloneygowan. Great night was had by all. Congratulations to all our prize winners in the raffle. Huge Thanks to our generous sponsors on the night, it is much appreciated for your continued support. Thanks also to Direens for letting us host our quiz and for providing refreshments.

All proceeds go towards the ongoing costs of running our text alert in our area. As you can appreciate with nearly 500 subscribers for texts there is a cost involved. Look forward to seeing you at our next fundraiser – watch this space.



Deepest Sympathy to Brian Brereton & his family Avondale Estate on the recent death of his sister Teresa McCoy (nee Brereton) Nottingham England & formerly Bracknagh. Teresa will be sadly missed by her loving husband Dominic, son Sean, sisters Maureen & Evelyn, brothers John-Joe, Kevin, Sylvester, Austin & Brian, her extended family & friends.  Requiem Mass took place on Thursday June 2 in St. Edward’s Church, Gordan Rd., Nothingham. Burial afterwards in Wilford Hill Cemetery, Nothingham. May Teresa rest in Peace.

Rest in Peace

Rest in Peace


A Night At The Dogs


Portarlington Parochial Badminton Club are holding a Fun night for all the family at Newbridge Greyhound Stadium on Friday June 17. Doors open @ 7pm. Tickets €10 / Family €20. Contact Alan Cobbe @ 085-1742247.

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Your local Laois news brought to you courtesy of Shaws Department Stores


Port Men’s Shed

A Men’s Shed is a dedicated, friendly and welcoming meeting place where men come together and undertake a variety of mutually agreed activities.

Men’s Sheds are open to all men regardless of age, background or ability. It is a place where you can share your skills and knowledge with others, learn new skills and develop your old skills or just to come and chat with other men over a cup of tea or coffee.
New members are always welcome and can be assured that there is something of interest for everyone as the men have ownership of their Shed and projects and decide their own program of events. . For further information contact Mervyn on 086- 7360911 or Darren on 085- 7434884.


Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club

Adult Social Tennis has resumed on Mondays and Thursdays at 8pm. The good weather has arrived so come and join us. The newly cleaned courts are a pleasure to play on. If interested you may try out our courts at other times if courts are available. Ring 087-1231135 now to arrange a booking .

Camps in Laois this Summer include Parks Tennis

Parks Tennis Camp

Adult beginners are welcome to try out our courts on Thursday mornings at 11am. No charge for this session.  Rackets and balls provided. Babies and toddlers welcome to the courts at this time. Please wear suitable footwear. Beginners may try out our courts at other times for a small charge. There is one place left in Tony’s Intermediate Adult coaching class on Tuesdays at 8pm.  There are a few places left in Tony’s Junior Coaching classes. For further info ring 087- 1231135

Special Summer Offer: Book your child now and get Free Junior membership for 2016. Our Junior Summer Activities Program for members will run for July and August. Only €50 for 8 weeks of Tennis fun.  This is great value. Tennis every afternoon Monday to Friday for the summer holidays. Come on the days that suit you. Rackets and balls provided. Check us out on Facebook or our website