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. September 19-The Kelly Family. September 26-Checkers.   Come along for a great night out.  Admission €7.  All welcome.

St. Vincent de Paul Durrow news

St. Vincent de Paul news


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 Portarlington 1916 Commemoration Committee will plant another tree & erect a Plaque at the site on Sunday September 18 at 3pm.

50th Anniversary of the Rising celebrated in Portarlington

50th Anniversary of the Rising celebrated in Portarlington


Friends Together News

Meetings are held on Tuesday & Friday in the Scouts Den on Main Street from 2.30-5pm. Parents & children welcome. Volunteer drivers needed to transport people. Phone: 057-8623666.

Port Youth Club

Portarlington Youth Club are holding an Open Night for parents and prospective members on Wednesday September 14 from 7.30pm-9pm in the Catholic Club, Main Street Portarlington. The club will cater for students from 6th class up to 6th year, so pop in on Wednesday and see what the club is about and have a chat. We hope to see you all there.


PCDA/Derryounce Project Fundraising Walk
The next walk by the PCDA will take place on Saturday September 24 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.

Derryounce Lake Walk

Derryounce Lake Walk


Portarlington Social Services weekly Bingo resumed on Wednesday September 7 @ 8.30 in the Centre Link Rd. It will continue every Wednesday night.  Looking forward to seeing all our regulars & new people welcome also.

Table Quiz

Gavin Allman is holding a Table Quiz on Friday September 16 in the Barrow Lodge to raise money for the Irish Guide Dogs. Table of 4 will be €20. Raffle on the night. Please come along & support this very worthy cause.

Gavin is aiming to raise €1,000 for the Irish Guide Dogs

Gavin is aiming to raise €1,000 for the Irish Guide Dogs

Happy Hearts

The Happy Hearts club re-opened on last Thursday September 1. The club will continue every Thursday in the Community Centre from 2-4pm. Lots of variety on offer. New members always welcome.


Patricia Finnegan Newell & Edward Newell invite applications for membership of a new Adult Choir in Portarlington commencing on Thursday September 22. More than simply choral training, members will receive instruction in breath control, vocal technique & voice projection from a specialist Teacher with professional performance experience.

Sessions will run from 7.30-9pm. It is hoped to cover material of a challenge nature, so a certain level of commitment is desirable. Some slight reading ability is an advantage, but not essential. Public performances in local Concerts will be encouraged. For more details contact Patricia on 057-8623152.



Upcoming fundraising events for “Tom CHUBBY Dempsey” treatment fund.
Benefit Night on September 24 in the Pint O’ Port, Portarlington at 9pm. Tickets are being sold on the door at €5 each.

Tom ' Chubby' Dempsey needs your help

Tom ‘ Chubby’ Dempsey needs your help

Ann O’Reilly is doing a parachute jump on October 1, so look out for her sponsorship cards or sponsor her by clicking here.

You can also donate here.

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

A big thanks to everyone who came to the recent Table Quiz in Finlays Pub & who made the night a great success.


Portarlington Speakers off to a Strong Start

Noreen Diver as Topics Master gave a very stimulating topics session where members took full advantage of the opportunity to give one or two minute speeches on unprepared subjects. Impromptu speaking like this prepares us for all those occasions both socially and at work when we have to think on our feet and give immediate responses.

Remember those childhood holidays when the sun always shone and the places were magical? Gaynor Deacy took us back with our buckets and spades to such a wonderland with a speech full of imagery and charm. Donal Cahill amazed us as he gave a very humorous account of his imagined life as cat food taster!

Club President Carmel Moore welcoming our newest member Geraldine Kennedy

Club President Carmel Moore welcoming newest member Geraldine Kennedy

Portarlington Speakers are now starting off a new season. It is a very cost effective way to improve your performance in business meetings, motivating people, job interviews, selling ideas or products, and solving problems. You can practise speaking before an audience in a friendly supportive club, where you can learn communication and leadership skills, make new friends, and have some craic.

Anyone interested is invited to come along of one of the meetings. Next meeting is on Tuesday September 20 at the Heritage Hotel, Killenard from 7.45pm to 9.30pm.




If you are a quilter, any level, or interested in learning more about or taking it up as a hobby, we are going to establish a group for quilters in Laois and surrounding areas. The library in Mountmellick has kindly let us use the chambers at the front of the building to meet on Saturday September 24 at 10 am. We will discuss our vision and expectations for the future. In order to plan ahead, we need as many as possible to join us in the discussion at this first meeting. Therefore we ask you to spread the word. For further information contact Ethelda Ellis at or Annette Doolan on 087-988-1046.



Garryhinch Bridge Club resumes on Monday September 19 at 7.45pm in Garryhinch Golf Club. New members welcome.

Portarlington Bridge

Portarlington Bridge Club resumes on Wednesday September 21 at 7.45pm in the Garryhinch  Golf Club.


Rest in Peace

Rest in Peace

Deepest Sympathy to Fr Pat Hughes & his family on the recent death of his father Patrick Hughes Baltinglass Co. Wicklow. Patrick will be deeply missed by his loving wife Nancy, sons, daughters, sisters, grandchildren, his extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Sunday September 4 in St Joseph’s Church Baltinglass, with burial after in Baltinglass Cemetery. May Patrick rest in Peace.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Josephine (Renee) Kelly, St Michael’s Park who passed away on Thursday September 1. Predeceased by her loving husband Maurice. Renee will be sadly missed by her loving family. Requiem Mass took place on September 3 in St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Renee rest in Peace.


Deepest Sympathy to Michael Rowan & family St Michael’s Park on the recent death of his sister Gladys Fay (nee Rowan) Dublin & Laois who passed away on August 28. Predeceased by her husband Frank. Gladys will be sadly missed by her daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother, extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place in St Michael’s Church Dun Laoghaire, with burial after in Deansgrange Cemetery. May Gladys rest in Peace.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Margaret Tobin (nee McCormack) Cloneygowan, retired Primary School Teacher, who passed away on August 29. Predeceased by her loving husband Fran, Margaret will be sadly missed by her daughter Breda, son Sean, sister Lily, brother Michael, grandchildren, extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place in St Mary’s Church Raheen, with burial after in the adjoining Cemetery. May Margaret rest in Peace.


Congratulations to the 12 children who represented Portarlington at the recent National Community Games Festival. A total of 10 All Ireland medals were won by these participants. Sincere gratitude & appreciation to everyone who supported us this year. Special thanks to Portarlington Credit Union for its generous sponsorship, to Gracefield GAA & Tullamore Harriers for allowing us to use their facilities to train, customers of Supervalu & all the Church goers who contributed so generously to the collections. Thanks also to our volunteers.

All your Arlington AFC News here

All your Arlington AFC News here

Arlington Lotto

Draw held on August 23. Letters- E-P-M-D.  No winner of Jackpot. €25 to Aidan Colgan & Colin Dunne. Sellers prize Jack Kenny. Next Jackpot €4,700 – Draw on  September 6.


Results for week 36. Numbers Drawn 5-24-25-31. No Jackpot Winner. €50 Winners Ray Cribbin & Michael McMahon & Noreen Cahill c/o J Whelan. €25 Winners  Kathleen & Susan c/o T A Coss & O.N.J.J c/o J Whelan. Jackpot next week  €3,600.

Does championship glory beckon for League winners Portarlington GAA?

League winners Portarlington GAA! Photo courtesy of Portarlington GAA.


Fixtures-U21 Football Championship Rd 1-Portarlington Vs Graiguecullen on September 15 at  TBC.

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