Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way


The 4th Annual Christmas Extravaganza will take place once more in the Heritage Hotel Killenard on Sunday December 18 at 8pm. Tickets now on sale, which can be bought from  Julia Leavy, Ann (Bourke) Dunne, Margaret Guijt Lawlor & Lillie Shiels. Also call to the Love Port office in the Community Centre. Tickets €10.

Proceeds this year to the Portarlington Lourdes Invalid Fund & the Portarlington Community Development Association ongoing Projects. A great night assured as usual.

Organisers of last year's Christmas Extravaganza in the Heritage Hotel Killenard. Julia Leavy, Lillian Shiels, Ann Dunne & Margaret Guijt Lawlor.

Organisers of last year’s Christmas Extravaganza in the Heritage Hotel Killenard. Julia Leavy, Lillian Shiels, Ann Dunne & Margaret Guijt Lawlor.


Portarlington Speakers

 How to improve your performance in business meetings, motivating people, job interviews, selling ideas or products, and solving problems?

Portarlington Speakers have had a great year in 2016 but need additional members if they are to continue into 2017. If you are interested in a local club where you can practise speaking before an audience in a friendly supportive club, learn communication and leadership skills, and make new friends come along to our next meeting on Tuesday  December 6 at the Heritage Hotel, Killenard from 7.45pm to 9.30pm. It is fun; it is entertaining; it is rewarding, and it is on your doorstep but we need additional members if we are to continue in the New Year. See us on Facebook.


Multicultural Night
On Friday December the 9 from 8-10 pm we invite you to join the pupils, parents, staff and extended community of St Patrick’s BNS for a night of music, dance, fashion and ethnic cuisine. See the exhibitions of students work and enjoy the opportunity to meet new people and learn about the many different and vibrant cultures in our community.
Proceeds in aid of the Cuisle Centre. Your support on the night would be most welcome.


Christmas Carol Service on Sunday  December  18 in St. Michael’s Church commencing at 5pm Come along with your family & friends to enjoy traditional Carols along with some festive cheer. Treats for all the children & for the grown-up’s who join in.


Congratulations to local girl Oonagh Hoey who was 1st runner up in the Most Beautiful Girl in Ireland competition. Oonagh is daughter of Kieran & Carol Hoey & sister of Ryan & Aoife. They are all so proud of her as is the people of Portarlington. Best of luck Oonagh in your future career.

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. December 12-Derek Veale. December 19- 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.

Get your dancing shoes on!

Portarlington St V de Paul Christmas Dance



The local St Vincent de Paul committee would like to thank everyone who donated to our recent Church Gate collection. Your generosity is always appreciated. All money goes back in to the town to help local people who need it. We are also so grateful to everyone who supports our Charity Shop. We are always grateful for clothing, footwear, toys, books & furniture donated to our shop.



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.



Emo Village Farmers Market & Craft Fair takes place every Sunday from 11am to 4.30pm. A special market takes place on Thursday December 22 from 4pm to 9pm. Come along & join in the wonderful atmosphere.

Emo Xmas Market

Emo Xmas Market




Deepest Sympathy to the family of Carmel Crombie (nee O’Reilly} Pine Villa & formerly Marian Hill who passed away on Saturday November 26. Carmel will be sadly missed by her husband Hughie, sons Darren, Hughie (jnr) & James, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, extended family & many friends. Requiem Mass took place on Tuesday November 29 in St Michael’s Church, with a guard of honour from her friends in the St Vincent de Paul shop where Carmel helped out voluntary. Burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Carmel rest in Peace.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Jim Flaherty Main St who passed away in his 90th year in Sancta Maria Nursing Home Kinnegad, on Saturday November 26. Jim was predeceased by his wife Teresa & daughter in law Ailish. He will be sadly missed by his son Kevin & daughter Catherine (Finan), son in law John, his 5 grandchildren, extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Wednesday November 30 in St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Jim rest in Peace.

Rest in Peace

Rest in Peace


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Danny Hynes St Joseph’s Tce & formerly Marian Place Tullamore who passed away on Wednesday November 30. Danny was predeceased by his loving wife Mary & grandson Adam. He will be sadly missed by his devoted daughters Karen & Lorraine, sons in law Michael & Peter, grandson Alex, brothers, sisters, his extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place in St Michael’s Church on Saturday December 3, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Danny rest in Peace.


Kestrels Basketball are having an evening to celebrate the Hawks Basketball in Portarlington (where it all began- so to speak) on December 17 at their National League game. Kestrels v Fr. Mathews in Colaiste Iosagain followed up in the Anvil. They are trying to get in contact with former players, so if anyone knows anyone that was on the team, be sure to let them know.

Hail the Champs! Kestrels mens' team

Hail the Champs! Kestrels mens’ team

Portarlington GAA Club Lotto

Results for week 48. Numbers Drawn 1-4-14-22. No Jackpot Winner. €50 Winners Mary Jack c/o Kieran Leavy and Ciaran Gallagher c/o Padraig Maher. €25 Winners Alan Bracken c/o Joe Sweeney and Pauline Langford c/o Spar. Jackpot next week €4,800.

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.