Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way



Another great outing for the club. We departed on Sunday August 28 from our club house in Garryhinch, with another pick up in Portarlington. A full coach load of 49 happy passengers headed on their break. We had a coffee break in Adare, which was a chance to walk around this picturesque village.

Most of our members and friends might only meet yearly on this outing so it’s a great get together. Our hotel was the Castlerosse in Killarney and as we have stayed with them before, every one settled in quickly. The hotel is very accommodating so all needs were attend to. Afternoon tea every day, wine receptions, room for bingo and music and dancing every night. I love how the Bridge ladies enjoy the Bingo.

We all have great fun at it and big thanks to all the helpers. We had outings to Blarney and Cork city, Kenmare town where it was market day and very peculiar parcels came back to the bus. One lady who shall be nameless bought a three legged skilled pot and says she is going to bake in it. Kenmare is the only architectural designed town in Ireland.

We also went to Molls Gap & Ladies view. You never get bored with beautiful Kerry. We had a day free from touring to walk around Killarney to do as you please.

All your Portarlington news here.

All your Portarlington news here.

It was a wonderful relaxing, happy few days and I can’t forget the Taxis that came  to bring very excited ladies to hear Mike Denver in concert in Killarney and came back at 1. 30 am with signed photos.  We departed for home on Thursday September 1, happy and reconnected with friends.
A lot of organization goes into the outing so thanks to Peg and all the committee, also Cloneygowan ARC who help out every year with extra bingo boards. Thanks to all our club members and friends for making it such a good trip. Regards Eileen Jones.


Emo Village Farmers Market

Market will take place every Sunday from 11am to 4pm. Also coming up is an evening Christmas Market, Thursday December 22 from 16:30 pm to 8:30pm.


Monster Bingo
Monster Bingo in Mountrath Community School on Sunday November 27 @ 3pm.  £5,000 in prize money. Double books £15, Single book £10, Single Sheet £2. Looking forward to seeing all our Laois, Tipperary & Offaly Bingo players.


Portarlington Credit Union

The Christmas Club saving money will be paid out from this Tuesday November 22. Please bring in your BIC & IBAN in order to transfer the funds directly to your bank account.

Portarlington Credit Union News

Portarlington Credit Union News



We are pleased to announce we are forming a Junior Concert Band in Portarlington for boys & girls aged 9 years and upwards. Instruments offered are: Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Euphonium & Percussion. Students and parents who would like further details may phone Pat Donegan on 083-8510428.


If you are interested in joining our Carol Singing Group this Christmas please contact Anne (Conroy) Dunne on 087- 4146600. All are welcome.


Portarlington Speakers

Toastmaster for the evening Mark Bastow chaired a very enjoyable and stimulating evening with Edel Quinn giving a very inspiring speech on managing the extensive demands of domestic and work life, Paul giving a very comprehensive guide to impromptu speaking and the loquacious Gaynor Deacy conducting a most enjoyable table topics session.

Mark Bastow as club President presenting awards to Mary White, Owen Sweeney and Joseph Brady

Mark Bastow as previous club President presenting awards to Mary White, Owen Sweeney and Joseph Brady

The next meeting at 7.45pm on Tuesday 6th December at the Heritage Hotel Killenard will the last for 2016.



Fundraising night in aid of the Senior Citizen Christmas party, on Sunday December 4 in the Pint O’ Port. Music by J.L Sound. €3 admission. Raffle on the night.


Portarlington Community Centre AGM takes place on Monday November 28 from 8-9pm in the Community Centre. Please come and have your say. All welcome.


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. November 28-John & Terry.  Come along for a great night out.  Admission €7.  All welcome. Tickets for our Annual Christmas Cake are now available for raffle to take place on Monday December 12. Tickets €2 strip or 3 strips for €5.

All your Social Dancing News

All your Social Dancing News


Christmas Dance in the Gandon

Portarlington St V de Paul will hold their Annual Christmas dance in the Gandon Inn on Friday December 2. Music by the fabulous Checkers. Dancing from 9.30pm to 12am. Spot prizes & raffle on the night. Come along for a great night out. No partners needed. Admission €8.



The AGM of the Lea Castle Conservation Project will take place in the Portarlington Community Centre on Monday December 5 @ 8pm. Everyone welcome.



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: 087-2788472.

Friends Together News

Friends Together News

Conferring Congratulations

Well done & the very best for the future to Rory Galvin, Walsh Island, conferred with an Honours Degree in food science & Lyndon Cox,  Deerpark, Portarlington conferred with an Honours Degree in land management. Both students of Waterford IT and former students of Colaiste Iosagain, Portarlington.



Deepest Sympathy to Betty Whelan & family Droughill on the death of her sister Angela Byrne (nee Dunne) the Borness, Mountmellick who passed away on Tuesday November 15. Angela will be sadly missed by her loving husband Danny, daughters Michelle & Yvonne, sons D.J, Jason, Stephen & Conor, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters, Betty, Kathleen, Sally & Frances, brothers Brendan & Brian, sisters in law Chrissy Smith, Ballymorris & Terry (England), her extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Friday November 18 in St Joseph’s Church Mountmellick, with burial after in St Joseph’s Cemetery. May Angela rest in Peace.

Rest in Peace

Rest in Peace


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Siobhan Meade (nee Bannon) St Mary’s Tce who passed away in her 94th year on Wednesday November 16 at Oakdale Nursing Home. Siobhan was predeceased by her husband Joseph, daughter Breda & infant son William, also her brother John Joe Bannon. Siobhan will be sadly missed by her daughters Mary, Anne & Geraldine, son John, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Friday November 18 in St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Siobhan rest in Peace.


Laois MABS Drop in Service on Friday December 9 from 9am – 1pm in Portarlington Community Centre.  No appointment necessary. For further information please ring 0761 072620.


Portarlington GAA Club Lotto

Results for week 46. Numbers Drawn 3-16-18-22. No Jackpot Winner. €50 Winners  Liz Waldron c/o Rose McCann and M Behan c/o Rose McCann. €25 Winners Eileen Dempsey c/o Joe Whelan and N Yarrow c/o Joe Whelan. Jackpot next week €4,600.


Portarlington GAA Club’s AGM will take place on Friday December 2 at 8pm in the GAA Centre.

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Results for November 1.  LETTERS-O-W- M- P. No winner of Jackpot. Next Jackpot €5,200. Draw takes place on November 15.