Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way


Beginners Walking Group has started. This is an open group & you can join in at anytime.
Suitable for beginner’s level of fitness and the walk will take about 30 minutes. The routes will be optional. Meeting up at Park Lane car park beside the Medicentre every Monday night at 7.30pm. Contact Donie at 086-3288858 for any information on the walk.
We have also resumed our Tuesday & Thursday night walks. Make a New Year’s resolution and come along and join our walks and improve your health and fitness for 2017. We cater for all levels of fitness and vary our routes as the evenings get longer. Meeting up at Park Lane car park beside the Medicentre at 6.45pm on both evenings. Wishing you all A Very Happy New Year.

Stunning photo of the beautiful sights to be seen when out walking. Pic courtesy of Con Murphy Photography


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. January 23-Caitriona.   Come along for a great night out.  Admission €7.  All welcome.


Portarlington St V de Paul shop is now having their Sale. Great selection of good quality shoes, clothes for men, women & children, bags, toys & furniture. Call in to our shop on Main St & have a look for yourself. Donations of good quality items always welcome. We would like to thank all our Customers for their continued support in 2016 & we hope you all have a Happy & Healthy New Year for 2017.

St. Vincent de Paul Durrow news

St. Vincent de Paul news

Raffle in store at the moment for hampers & various prizes. Tickets €1.


Our meetings continue as usual in 2017 on Tuesday & Friday in the Scouts Den on Main Street from 2.30-5pm. Parents & children welcome. Come in for a cuppa, a chat & some games if you like. Volunteer drivers needed to transport people. Phone: 087-2788472.


Junior Band For Portarlington

Pat Donegan is doing powerful work to put together a Junior Band for Portarlington & surrounding areas. He is inviting boys & girls age 9 years & older to join. Instruments provided, which include Flutes, Clarinets, Trumpets, Trombones, Saxophones, Drums & Percussion & low Brass. Parents can contact Pat @ 083-8570428 for more details. He will be only too delighted to give you all the details.

Friends Together News

Also if you would like to give some of your time to help it would be greatly appreciated.



The Lions Club express their gratitude to everyone for their contributions and generosity to the recent Christmas Food Appeal held at Supervalu & Centra, Portarlington. We wish everyone a peaceful and Happy New Year from the Club & Committee.



Coláiste Íosagáin will be staging the ever popular musical, Grease on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday January  18, 19 & 20 at 8pm. Tickets are available from Ms. Bergin at a sales booth in reception (NOT the ‘office’) at lunchtimes all week. Cost €5 for students and €10 for adults.

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Present “CHESHIRE CATS” By GAIL YOUNG on Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9, 10 & 11 March.

Nightly at. 8pm in the Community Arts Centre Mountmellick. A lively, comic and sometimes poignant ensemble piece. Promises to be a fun night out…..See you there. (This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French LTD. Contact 087-7942994 or 087-4121205 for further information.

Also Dates for your Diary –MOUNTMELLICK DRAMA FESTIVAL 2017 takes place from FRIDAY March 3-10. WATCH THIS SPACE.



Little Theatre, School of Drama. Ages 4 to 16. Located at B S#arp Studios, Portarlington. Contact Lauren on 085-8340436 or email



Annual Dinner Dance

O’Dempsey’s GAA Annual Dinner Dance & medal presentation to our victorious Intermediate and U21 teams will take place on Friday February 3 at 8pm in The Heritage Hotel Killenard. Entertainment will be provided on the night by Damian Carroll and the Electrix. Tickets are €35 or €20 for students. If you are interested in buying a ticket or reserving a table, please contact Louise @ 087-7854640 / Barry @ 087-7707511.

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Deepest Sympathy to the family of Ronald (Ronnie) Mathews, Station Road who passed away on Sunday January 8. Ronnie was predeceased by his loving wife Brigitte. He will be sadly missed by his sons Paul, Tim & Stefan, daughter Julie, brother Jack, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family & many friends. Ronnie will be remembered for his vast knowledge in History, books that he wrote & his involvement with the Lea Castle Conservation Project. He was the founding member of this group & he will be remembered fondly by all the Committee. Funeral Service took place on Wednesday January 11 in St Paul’s Church Portarlington, with burial after in the Friends Burial Ground Rosenallis. May Ronnie rest in Peace.


Sympathy to the family of Tom Carey formerly St Brigid’s Sq who passed away on Saturday January 7. Predeceased by his sons Anthony & Thomas. Deeply regretted by his sons Vincent (America), Patrick (Australia) & Christy (Cloneyhurke), his brothers Brendan, Colm & Patrick, sister Helen, grandchildren, extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Tuesday January 10 in St Michael’s Church, with burial in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Tom rest in Peace.

Rest in Peace


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Brendan Sharpe, Kilmalogue Gardens & late of Treascon & St Michael’s Park who passed away on Wednesday January 11. Brendan will be sadly missed by his loving brothers & sisters, extended family & fellow residents of Moore Abbey. Requiem Mass took place on Saturday January 14 in St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Brendan rest in Peace.


Lotto results for December 28. Letters: E- Z- S- B. No Jackpot winner. €25 to S. Kenny & F. Blanchfield. Sellers prize: Jack Kenny. Next Jackpot €5,600.

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