Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way

Annual Laois Walks Festival

The annual Laois walks festival took place on  Sunday July 10 on the Derryounce Lakes & Trails.
Huge work has taken place on the Derryounce & the PCDA would like to thank Laois Partnership & all the TUS employees for their hard work & support on this wonderful project.

These works will be ongoing for the foreseeable future with the support of Laois partnership.

The PCDA/ Love Port will keep you updated on this project. Please check out the Love Port facebook page for more updates.





The Committee of Portarlington Social Services/Meals on Wheels would like to thank everyone who gave so generously to their recent flag days. Thanks to all who helped with collecting & thanks as usual to Centra Main St & Supervalu for allowing us to collect on their premises.

In the year 2015, we delivered 5,403 meals. It cost €50,000 to run the Centre for the year 2015.
This service could not continue without the valued support of both the Community Employment workers and our volunteers. Also to the HSE for funding we receive towards the running of our Centre.

All your Portarlington News here.

All your Portarlington News here.

Fund Raising

– We are always so grateful to the public for their ongoing generosity to us. We also continue to receive donations from individuals and groups. Without all the generosity from the public we would not be here 44 years on from that 1st meeting in 1972.

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. July 25-The Kelly Family. August 1-Catriona. August 8-Checkers.   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 meets every Tuesday & Friday from 2.30-5pm. Please Note- From Tuesday July 26 the group will be moving to their new premises in the Scouts Den Main St. 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. Parents & children are welcome. Two phones up and running on 085-2148322 & 085-2148505.

Friends Together News

Friends Together News


The class of 76 from Scoil Mhuire Portarlington are having a reunion on September 3 in Portarlington Golf Club. If you are one of these lovely ladies and want to find out more please contact Ailbhe Costello, Geraldine Bigler, Nuala McMahon & Bernie Gallagher. A buffet & disco after & we’ll be letting you all know how much for each of us in total beforehand & time also!! Sorry no invitations, just word of mouth.


Film Director

Award-winning Portarlington film director Ken Wardrop is welcomed to the Dunamaise Arts Centre Portlaoise for a Q&A following a screening of his brand new film Mom and Me on Friday July 22. Ken, whose highly acclaimed debut film His & Hers enjoyed sell out success at Dunamaise in 2009, now brings his brand new film Mom and Me to Portlaoise, fresh from its Irish premiere at the 2016 Galway Film Fleadh.



HOMEMADE JAM FOR SALE. Orders taken for fresh homemade strawberry jam – All proceeds to local Charity. Contact Jenny on 057-8623522.

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


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.

Portarlington Library News. pic courtesy of

Portarlington Library News. pic courtesy of


Deepest Sympathy to the Payne family Mountmellick & the Meade family St Mary’s Tce Portarlington on the death of Breda Payne (nee Meade) who passed away on July 13. Breda will be sadly missed by her loving husband John, sons Fergus & John, daughter Siobhan, grandchildren, her mother Siobhan, brother John (Canal Rd) sisters, extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place in St Joseph’s Church Mountmellick, with burial after in St Joseph’s Cemetery. May Breda rest in Peace.

Rest in Peace

Rest in Peace

Recent Weddings

Congratulations to the following couples who were married this year in Portarlington Parish.

Thomas Brereton, Killenard & Rachel Heffernan, Killenard . Niall Smith, Shandra & Orlaith Kiely, Gracefield. Edward Costello, Thurles & Katherine Ryan, Castlegate, Portarlington. Gerard Marum, Portlaoise & Georgia Kavanagh, Ballymorris Manor.  James Kavanagh, Stradbally & Carol Kavanagh, Lough.  Adrian Slevin, Killenard & Amy Costello, St. Joseph’s Tce., Portarlington.


Grow Community Mental Health Movement Meet every Thursday at 7pm in The Jobs Club, Oriel House, Upper Main St.  All welcome. Contact John @ 086-8033126.

Table Quiz

GRACEFIELD F.C. are holding a Table Quiz on Friday July 22 commencing at 9pm in the Dublin Bar. All support greatly appreciated. Table of four €40.


All welcome to attend the regular walks. For more info you can contact 086-3288858 or you can check out their Facebook Page here to keep up to date with their times and meeting points for their walks.

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

Portarlington GAA Club

Lotto results for week 28. Numbers Drawn 11-18-19-21. No Jackpot Winner.
€50 winners Conor Geoghan c/o Ter Lawlor and Sean Foster c/o Joe Sweeney.

€25 winners S Fahy c/o J Whelan and Carmel Dempsey c/o J Whelan. Jackpot next week  €2,800.

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.

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

Fixtures-Laois S.C Minor Football Championship-Portarlington vs Killeshin Crettyard on July 21 at 19.45 at Annanough. U12 Go Games Hurling Rd 10 on July 20 Portarlington Vs Camross(2). U8 and U10 Football Blitz Rd 8 on August 12 at 18.30pm, Portarlington Vs Killeshin. U12 Go Games Div 1 Rd 5 on August 10 at 18.30pm, Portarlington Vs Portlaoise (1).


Keep up to date with what’s going on in Portarlington GAA Club by liking our Facebook page here or following us on Twitter @PortGAA or our website here 

Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club

Special Summer Offer- Junior Summer Activities Program runs for July and August. Started July 4.  Every weekday. 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 here 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 2015Renew 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.