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. August 15-Peter Burke. August 22-Unity.  Come along for a great night out.  Admission €7.  All welcome.

Get your dancing shoes on!

Get your dancing shoes on!

Friends Together

Portarlington Friends Together meets every Tuesday & Friday from 2.30-5pm 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 Committee of Portarlington Social Services/Meals on Wheels would like to thank Criona O’Brien Patrick St who organised a large group of people to climb Croagh Patrick recently to raise funds for the Meals on Wheels & the Port Tidy Towns. A total of €3,010 was raised & the 2 groups received €1,505 each on Sunday night July 31 in the Hawthorn Bar.

Meals on Wheels are always so grateful for donations to us. We could not keep going without people like Criona, the O’Brien family & all the people who climbed on the day and collected sponsorship. The people of Portarlington are always so generous to our organisation.

Top picture shows Criona O'Brien presenting a cheque to committee members Judy Ryan & Caroline Whitelegg from Port Tidy Towns. Bottom picture Criona with Ann Dunne from Port Social Services.

Top picture shows Criona O’Brien presenting a cheque to committee members Judy Ryan & Caroline Whitelegg from Port Tidy Towns. Bottom picture Criona with Ann Dunne from Port Social Services.


Fun day in aid of Crumlin Childrens hospital takes place in the Portarlington Community Centre on Saturday August 20 from 10am-4pm. Food, Fun, Dance, Prizes & much more.
Contact Anya on 086- 1599438.


Tea Dance taking place in the Portarlington Community Centre on Friday August 26 from 9.30pm -12.30am. In aid of Shaen Hospital & Multiple Sclerosis Laois Branch. Music by Nando & Shandy. Admission €10. Contact the Centre on 057- 8645728 or email


Portarlington Community Centre

Portarlington Community Centre hosts this event . Photo courtesy of

Mass Choir

Members of the 12.15pm Church Choir will sing in St Michael’s Church on Sunday August 14 & Sunday August 28.

Emigrants Newsletter

Individuals, Organisations & Clubs wishing to include articles in this year’s Emigrants Newsletter, please submit them to Fr Noonan or to the Parish Office-e-mail


The return of the Little Black Dress night takes place on Friday September 16 in O’ Deas Pub, Portarlington. For a great girl’s night out with the best music, canapés and craic come along and bring your friends. Tickets are €10 and are available from the Portarlington Community Development Association office (Love Port) in the Community Centre.

Tickets available at the Love Port office

Tickets available at the Love Port office

All proceeds for the night in support of local community projects by the Portarlington Community Development Association.
Tickets are limited so to avoid disappointment please contact the Love Port office on 085-8568801.


Deepest Sympathy to the Bracken family on the death of Christine (Dina) Bracken (nee Shortall), 30, St Brigid’s Sq who passed away peacefully in her home on Monday August 1. Predeceased by her husband Pat & her granddaughter Lisa. Dina will be sadly missed by her sons Patrick, Michael, Kieran, Dessie, Alan & Darren, daughters Bernie & Frances, brother Seamie, sister Pat, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Thursday August 4 in St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Dina rest in Peace.

Rest in Peace

Rest in Peace

Cemetery Masses

Emo old Cemetery on Monday August 15 at 7.30pm. Ballyadden Cemetery on Wednesday August 10 at 7.30pm.

Thank You

Laois Alzheimer Branch would like to thank all who visited their Mobile Information Bus at The Durrow Scarecrow Festival and Stradbally Steam Rally.

An amazing 2,500 people signed our petition calling on the Government to invest in home care supports for people with dementia.  Your support makes all the difference.  Thank you on behalf of Laois Alzheimer Branch.  Any queries, please contact Frances McCormack (Chairperson) at (057) 866 3398.

Alzheimer's Society Fundraiser

Alzheimer’s Society Fundraiser




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.

Arlington Lotto

Results for July 26. Letters drawn B-S-U-K. No Jackpot winner. €25 each to Mary Foy & Mary McCormack. Sellers prize to Noel Foy. Next draw on August 9. Jackpot €4,500.

All your Arlington AFC News here

All your Arlington AFC News here

Arlington AFC

Under 8’s open training session on Saturday August 13 at 10am at Castle Park – Arlington AFC Lea Road Portarlington. All girls and boys between 6 & 8 years interested in playing are invited to attend. Bring boots and shin pads (if possible). They will also be looking for volunteers so please talk to Keith. (Training and welfare course will be made available by club and FAI vetting form must be completed). Team manager Keith Douglas at 087-1387354. (Spread the word folks to anyone you know in this age bracket).


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

Portarlington GAA Lotto

Results for week 31. Numbers Drawn 16-18-30-31. No Jackpot Winner. €50 Winners Tom O’ Shea c/o P Sweeney and Marian Bryan c/o R McCann. €25 Winners  Phil o Reilly c/o J Leavy and P Butler c/o J Whelan. Jackpot next week  €3,100.

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 Shopping Centre SFC Rd 1, Arles Killeen 1-13-Portarlington 1-09.

Portlaoise Heritage Hotel U17 Championship Rd 1, Portarlington 0-15-St Josephs Barrowhouse 1-07.


Fixtures-Portlaoise Shopping Centre Senior Football Championship Rd 2 Portarlington Vs Graiguecullen on August 12 at 19.45pm in O’ Moore Park. U21 Football Championship Rd 1

Portarlington Vs Graiguecullen on August 15 at time TBC. U8 and U10 Football Blitz Rd 8 on August 12 at 18.30pm Portarlington Vs Killeshin. U12 Football Go Games Div 1 Rd 5 on August 10 at 18.30pm. Portarlington Vs Portlaoise (1) U12 Hurling Go Games  Rd 12 on August 17 Slieve Margy Vs Portarlington.

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