Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way

Kaelem Hainsworth Memorial Trophy

Make Kaelem’s Day Green Golf Classic 2016 is taking place on Friday September 23 in Portarlington Golf Club. Shotgun start at 10am and 2.30pm. For further information contact Alan Hainsworth on 087- 7409675 or David Hainsworth on 086- 2395614.

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 22-Unity. August 29-J & S Sound. Come along for a great night out.  Admission €7.  All welcome.

Get your dancing shoes on!

Get your dancing shoes on!

PCDA/Derryounce Project Fundraising Walk
A 5K and 10K Walk in aid of PCDA/Derryounce Project is taking place on Saturday August 27th at 2.30pm. The 5K walk will take approx one hour and the 10K walk will take approx two hours. The cost of the walk is €5 and registration is at 2pm on the day at the Hawthorn Bar Patrick St.  All proceeds will go to the PCDA/Derryounce Project. The Derryounce Project is an ongoing development for the benefit of Portarlington and the community. Contact Donie Molloy on 086- 3288858 or Loveport Office on 085- 8568801 for further information.

Little Black Dress Night
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. 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.

Portarlington Community Centre

Portarlington Community Centre hosts this event . Photo courtesy of

5K RUN TO REMEMBER/Port Community Centre

This year at our Run to Remember Fundraising Event on  September 11  we will again be creating our “Remembrance Slideshow”, which will be played while everyone enjoys some well deserved refreshments after their walk/run in remembrance of their loved ones who are no longer with us.
If you would like to have a photo of a loved one included this year, please send the following to our email address –
– Photo in Jpeg format.
– Name of loved one.
Alternatively, you can call to The Portarlington Community Centre Reception office during office hours with you photograph and we will be more than happy to scan your photo for you so it can be included in the Remembrance Slideshow. Any queries, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday September 11.


In 1966 at the entrance to the old Cemetery opposite Lea Castle a tree was planted to honour the men from the area who lost their lives in the 1798 rebellion & to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1916 rising

Portarlington commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1916 rising in 1966


In 1966 at the entrance to the old Cemetery opposite Lea Castle a tree was planted to honour the men from the area who lost their lives in the 1798 rising & to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1916 rising. Now 50 years later the Portarlington 1916 Commemoration Committee will plant another tree and erect a Plaque at the site on Sunday September 18 at 3pm. Some of the people who were there in 1966 are still around & we would be delighted to have them at this event. Also relatives of those who have passed away will be invited to attend.

50th Anniversary of the Rising celebrated in Portarlington

In 1966 at the entrance to the old Cemetery opposite Lea Castle a tree was planted to honour the men from the area who lost their lives in the 1798 rebellion & to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1916 rising


Portarlington Youth Club

We are extremely excited and delighted to finally announce we are having an Open Night for parents and prospective members in the Catholic Club Main St on Wednesday September 14 from 7.30pm to 9pm.  Come down and meet us, have a chat and a cup of tea or coffee. Click here for our Facebook page.


Free Family Fun Day will take place in the People’s Park, Portarlington on Sunday August 21. An added attraction to all our usual activities e.g. bouncing castles, face painting, Irish dancing, various races, Tug O War, will be free Pony Rides. Come along and enjoy!



Portarlington will mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme on Friday August 26 at 8pm in St Pauls Church, French Church Street with an ecumenical service of remembrance and reconciliation. The horrors of the Somme will be recalled through poetry, prose, and song and this will be followed by a short film recorded 100 years ago at the Somme in France.  Admission is free and all are welcome.

Lest we forget

Lest we forget


Upcoming fundraising events for “Tom CHUBBY Dempsey” treatment fund.
1. Ann O’Reilly is doing a parachute jump on October 1, so look out for her sponsorship cards or sponsor her by clicking here.

  1. Table Quiz on September 3 in Finlay’s Pub Bracklone St from 9pm. Table of 4 is €20.
  2. Benefit Night on September 24 in the Pint O’ Port, Portarlington at 9pm. Tickets are being sold on the door at €5 each.
  3. You can also donate online here.

5 Call into Portarlington Credit Union and quote account number 15154. Every little helps. Thank you to all who donated so far.

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


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Jane (Jennie) Dunphy (nee Sweeney) Late of the Elms who passed away in Oakdale Nursing Home on Saturday August 6. Predeceased by her husband Jack. Jennie will be sadly missed by her sons Michael & John, daughters Elinor & Rosemarie, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Tuesday August 9 in St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Jennie rest in Peace.

Rest in Peace

Rest in Peace


Portarlington GAA Club Lotto

Results for week 32. Numbers Drawn 7-8-14-24. No Jackpot Winner. €50 Winners Pauline Langford c/o K B and Mary and Marian c/o J W. €25 Winners Tom Lawlor c/o J Whelan and Kathleen and Susan c/o T S Coss. Jackpot next week €3,200.

Thanks to all those that supported our latest fundraiser when we raffled 2 Electric picnic Weekend tickets.

Does championship glory beckon for League winners Portarlington GAA?

League winners Portarlington GAA! Photo courtesy of Portarlington GAA.

Fixtures- U8 and U10 Football Blitz Rd 8 on August 27. Portlaoise (2), St Pauls, St Josephs, Ballylinan, Portarlington, The Harps, Clonaslee and O’ Dempseys. U12 Hurling Go Games Rd 12 on August 17-Slieve Margy Vs Portarlington.

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

Portarlington GAA News

All the Portarlington GAA News here!


Arlington AFC

Arlington AFC V Shelbourne FC on Saturday August 20 at Castle Park.  Kick off 2pm. Entry only €5 per car.

Calling all Juvenile players Born 2000 under 17 Text Jochen @ 086-1022573. Born 2005 under 12 Text Eamon @ 087-9726596.

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

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