Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way


Just to say a big Thank you from the First Responders for the support received at the recent annual collection at Centra on the Main Street.   The generosity of the people of Portarlington never ceases to amaze. Thank you also to the staff at Centra for their assistance.

Portarlington First Responders need your help.

Portarlington First Responders need your help.

Big Thanks also to Fran Clancy & friends who completed the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon in aid of the Portarlington First Responders. We cannot thank you enough for your support.


Portarlington 1916 Committee

The Committee would like to announce the next event to take place.  Sunday August 21 @ 3pm— In 1966 to honour the men from the area who lost their lives in the 1798 rising & to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Rising a Tree was planted near the entrance to the old Lea Cemetery, opposite the entrance to Lea Castle. Now 50 years later it is proposed to plant another tree and to erect a Plaque at the site. There are a few of the people still alive who would have been at the event in 1966 & it would be nice to bring them all together again. Also any family members who would like to attend. There is a photo available on the Portarlington 1916 Commemoration Committee   Facebook page here & we also hope to have it on the Leinster in the coming weeks.

1916 Commemoration Workshops

Laois 1916 Commemoration

Social Services Bingo

Portarlington Social Services Wednesday night Bingo  finished for the Summer on  Wednesday June 29. The Committee would like to thank everyone who attended & enjoyed their few games of Bingo & a chat & a cuppa. Also thanks to all our Hostesses who help out every week. Thanks to Mary Maher, Val McGettrick & Eithne Hynan for their help in calling the numbers. To John Whelan for collecting our Bingo players every Wednesday night. We hope you all have a nice Summer & we will see you all again in September.

All your Portarlington News here.

All your Portarlington News here.


Indoor Car Boot Sale

Portarlington Community Centre are holding an indoor Car Boot Sale on Sunday August 7 12-3pm. €10 per stall. Contact the Centre on 057- 8645728 or email

Friends Together

Portarlington Friends Together meets every Tuesday & Friday in Portarlington Community Centre from 2.30-5pm. This is a free club where people can meet for a chat & a cuppa, play a game of cards or some board games. Meet new people & make friends. Two phones up and running on 085-2148322 & 085-2148505.

Friends Together News

Friends Together News

Emo Farmers Market

Come along every Sunday to Emo Market from 10am to 4pm. Lots of stalls & bargains.


Deepest Sympathy to Florrie Cryan & family Main St on the recent death in New York of her brother Fr Jim Smyth formerly Granard Co. Longford. Fr Jim will be missed by his 3 brothers, 4 sisters, extended family & friends. Funeral took place in New York on July 8, with  Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Granard, Co. Longford on July 8 to coincide with Funeral in New York. May Fr Jim rest in Peace.

Rest in Peace

Rest in Peace


Lotto Results for June 27. Numbers were-2-13-15-23. No Jackpot winner. Match 3 winners were: Caroline Maher & Pat Finn. Promoter-Michael Finlay. Next week’s Jackpot: €10,000. Thank you for your continued support of our weekly lotto.


Lotto Results for JUNE  28.  LETTERS B- K- J-T.  No Jackpot winner.  €25 TO Carmel Dunne & Paul Lawlor. Sellers prize-Ter Lawlor. Next Jackpot €4,300. Draw will be held in the Barrow Lodge on  July 12.

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.


Laois Walks Festival taking place from  July  1 to 31. Check out all the walks taking place including two local walks on July 10th . Foraging Walk: Garryhinch Forest meeting at the Garryhinch Forest car park. Walk will take approx. 2 hours and starts at 11am Portarlington Bog Walk: Meeting at The Hawthorn Inn, Patrick Street, Portarlington. Grade B walk, 12km, will take approx. 2 and a half hours starts at 2.30pm. Registration takes place half an hour prior to each walk. Cost €2,




Origami Workshop-Wednesday July 20. Children aged 9-12yrs. Starts 10.30am. Drawing Classes- Thursday July 21. Childrens drawing classes. 10.30am- Children ages 5 – 8yrs. 12pm – Children aged 9 – 12yrs. Both events free. Places limited. Booking essential. Phone 057-86743751.


Adult volunteers (18+) to be a mentor to a young person aged between 10 and 18 in the Portarlington area

What’s involved? Spending 1 – 2 hours a week doing fun activities with a young person while building a supportive relationship. Playing pool, drinking hot chocolate, playing computer games, baking, playing football are just some examples of the type of activities you can do.

What do you need? Friendliness, reliability, patience, a sense of humour, ability to commit for 1 year.

Laois youth shine at Foroige Conference

Laois youth shine at Foroige Conference

What do you get? Training, support from professional staff, the knowledge that you have made a difference in a young person’s life.

What next? For more information, or to register your interest in getting involved, please contact Cathy at or on (086) 0471 063
More information is also available on their website here.


Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club

Special Summer Offer– Junior Summer Activities Program runs for July and August. Started July 4.  Every weekday. 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. Book your child now and get Free Junior membership for 2016.  Check us out on Facebook or our website   Ring 087 1231135 if interested.

Some Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club Juvenile Members with coach Tony Lok

Some Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club Juvenile Members with coach Tony Lok

Juniors 2016-Renew your membership to avail of your Free Summer Activities Program 2016. Don’t delay. Places limited.
Adult Social Tennis has resumed on Mondays and Thursdays at 8pm. 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.

Port GAA Lotto

Lotto results for week 27. Numbers Drawn 4-8-12-28. No Jackpot Winner. €50 winners S Fahy c/o J Whelan and Jack Ryan c/o A O B. €25 winners Mary Ryan c/o C Ryan and Sinead Leavy c/o K Leavy. Jackpot next week €2,700.

Portarlington Gaa Golf Classic will take place on July 22 in Portarlington Golf Club. Further details can be had from Kieran Leavy at 087 2027124.

Does championship glory beckon for League winners Portarlington GAA?

League winners Portarlington GAA! Photo courtesy of Portarlington GAA.

We have 2 Electric Picnic weekend passes to be won in our latest ticket draw. Tickets are €5 each and the draw will take place on August 13 at 9pm in the Anvil. Tickets can be bought from committee members or from Burbages shop.

Results-Portlaoise Heritage Hotel U16 Championship Rd 2, Portarlington 0-14 St Josephs Barrowhoouse 1-10.

Fixtures-Laois S.C  Minor Football Championship-Portarlington vs Killeshin Crettyard on July 21 at 19.45 at Annanough.U12 Go Games Hurling Rd 8 on July 17 Portarlington Vs St Josephs. U8 and U10 Football Blitz  Rd 8 on July 15 at 18.30pm. Kilcavan Vs Clonaslee Vs Portarlington. U12 Go Games Div 1 Rd 5 on July 13 at 18.30pm. Ballyroan Abbey (1) Vs Portarlington

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

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