Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way


Portarlington Active Retirement / Happy Hearts Club has resumed after the Christmas holidays. We meet every Thursday between 2 and 4 in the Community Centre. Over 55’s welcome to join us in lots of activities which include Bingo, Bowls, Cards, Art, Table Tennis, Darts, Rings, Table Quiz, Talks, Sing-along, Crafts & Dancing. You can also come along on day trips (approx 7 short breaks throughout the year). New members over 55 always welcome. Further information contact Barbara on 086-1999405.

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Portarlington Senior Citizens Committee would like to say sincere thanks to everyone who supported their raffle by buying tickets, selling tickets or by sponsorship of prizes. All support given is really appreciated and help to make our yearly event such a success for Portarlington Senior Citizens.

Results of Annual Draw held in the Heritage Hotel  Killenard on Sunday January 29.

Prize Winners Name:
1st Prize €150- Paula O’Neill Kilnacourt Woods. 2nd Prize Hamper- Helena Kenny Annamoe.
3rd Prize €50- Maureen McCabe. 4th Prize €50- Kevin McGrath Coolgarry, Walsh Island.
5th Prize- 1 for All Voucher- M. Dunne Avondale. 6th Prize-1 for All Voucher Sean & Sam Lawless St Mary’s Tce. 7th Prize Hamper- Joe Kiernan Ratleash Portarlington. 8th Prize Hamper- Anne Fitzgearld. 9th Prize Hamper-Angela Conroy Congress Tce. 10th Prize Flower Arrangement- Ray Mack 11 St Patrick’s Tce. 11th Prize Chocolate & Wine- Sadie Quinn.
12th Prize Chocolate & Wine- Margret Lawlor. 13th Prize Voucher- Anne Higgins Main St.

Heritage Challenge Pro-Am launched

The Heritage, Killenard


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. February 20-John & Terry.   Come along for a great night out.  Admission €7.  All welcome.


Portarlington St Vincent de Paul are holding an additional fundraising dance on Friday March 17 at 9.30pm. Dancing to Done & Dusted. Come along for a great night of ballroom & jigs & reels dancing. No partner needed. All welcome. Admission €8.

Get your dancing shoes on!

Portarlington St V de Paul Dance at the Gandon Inn


The Friends Together Social Club meetings are held on Tuesday & Friday in the Scouts Den
on Main Street. Parents & children welcome. Call in for a cuppa & a chat. Phone: 087 2788472 for more information.


Portarlington St Patrick’s Day Parade

The St Patrick’s Day parade committee would like to invite you all to view the activities for the day.

Events this year-Annual Childrens Colouring Competition in conjunction with Portarlington Library. Ceili night on Saturday March 11.  The parade on March 17 will start at 3.30pm. Our group has gone above and beyond this year to Celebrate St Patricks Day and with a limited budget struggle to raise awareness of our events. . If you would like more details please call Karen on 087 2638140.

Portlaoise parade needs you to get involved!

Thanks to all who are organising, participating in & supporting another great Paddy’s Day parade in Port!



This brilliant glitz and glamour ball is on Friday February 24 in the Heritage Hotel Killenard in aid of Laois Down Syndrome. Book your ticket or table of friends and enjoy the night of the year. Tickets available from: Marie @ 087-7589896 / Colette @ 086-2654277 or call to Saoirse Care Charity Shop beside Burbage’s, Main Street.


A Table Quiz will take place on Friday February 17 commencing 8.30pm in Portarlington Golf Club Garryhinch. ALL welcome. €40 for a team of 4. Hot snacks will be served on the night.


All our walks continue every week. Monday nights at 7.30pm for beginners. Walk takes about 30 minutes. Meet at Park Lane car park beside the Medicentre.

Advanced walk Tuesday & Thursday nights at 6.45pm from the Park Lane car park also. It is great to see so many people joining us on the walks and hope that you will continue to so.
We had a great turnout for the monthly walk to Glen Barrow recently. Well done to everyone who joined us. Contact Donie on 0863288858.

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


Another 7K fundraising walk takes place on Saturday February 25. Registration from Derryounce walkway on Bog road @ 2pm. Walk start time @ 2.30pm. All funds raised will go to the P.C.D.A. ongoing projects.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Breda Mullaney (nee Maher), Church View & formerly Granard Co. Longford who passed away on Tuesday February 2 at Oakdale Nursing Home Portarlington. Breda was predeceased by her loving husband Eugene. She will be sadly missed by her sister in law Alice Maher & all the Maher & Morrissey families & her extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on February 4 in St Michael’s Church, with burial after in Granardkille Cemetery Longford. May Breda rest in Peace.

Rest in Peace


Sympathy to the family of Kevin McNellis formerly Market Sq who passed away in Traratgon, Victoria Australia. Kevin will be deeply missed by all his family and friends in Australia and Ireland. Memorial Service took place on Saturday February 11 in St Michael’s Church, with burial of ashes in the family plot in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Kevin rest in Peace.



Deepest Sympathy to the Hyland & Fallon families on the death of Rory Hyland Debbicot, Mountmellick. Rory is grandson of Paddy Fallon formerly of St Michael’s Park Portarlington. He will be sadly missed by his parents Michael & Fiona, brothers Cian & Michael, grandparents Paddy & Mary, uncles, aunts, cousins, neighbours & many friends. Requiem Mass took place in St Joseph’s Church Mountmellick on Sunday February 5, with burial after in St Joseph’s Cemetery. May Rory rest in Peace.


Deepest Sympathy to Reg Youster & family Main St on the death of Reg mother Leah Youster England. May Leah rest in Peace.


Deepest Sympathy to Eddie Fitzpatrick & Betty Davis on the death of their brother Joe Fitzpatrick, London & formerly Tierhogher who passed away in London. May Joe rest in Peace.


Deepest Sympathy to the Doherty & Leavy families on the death in England of Nell Doherty (nee Leavy) England & formerly St Michael’s Park. Nell has lived many years in England. Requiem Mass took place in St Michael’s Church on Friday February 10, with burial of ashes in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Nell rest in Peace.


The GROW Community Mental Health Movement meets every Thursday at 7pm in the Jobs Club, Oriel House, Upper Main Street, Portarlington.  If you feel anxious, isolated or depressed why not join us and learn a practical psychology of mental health. Contact John on 086 – 8033126. Website:             Infoline: 1890 474 474.

Community Mental Health Movement in Ireland

Community Mental Health Movement in Ireland


Portarlington GAA Club Lotto

Results for week 6. Numbers Drawn 4-20-27-30. No Jackpot Winner
€50 Winners Mary &Bernie c/o Joe Whelan and Jim O’ Reilly c/o Cathal Ryan.

€25 Winners Sarah Jane McMahon c/o Rose McCann and Bernie Mole c/o T A Coss.

Jackpot next week €5,700.


REGISTRATION-Portarlington GAA registration for all players and members is now open for the 2017 season. Registration can be paid every Wednesday between 7-9pm in the small meeting room. Adult membership €40. Child membership €25. Family membership €60.
Family membership is 2 parents/guardians and all children under 18 years of age.

Does championship glory beckon for League winners Portarlington GAA?

League winners Portarlington GAA! Photo courtesy of Portarlington GAA.

TRAINING-U6 football training has started again for 2017 and is on Sunday Mornings at 10am in the hall. Hurling training for all ages is at 11am every Sunday in the hall.


COUNTY DRAW-It’s the Laois GAA All County Draw time and we would ask you to support the club by buying a ticket yourself or split the cost between a family / friends .This is a major fundraiser for both CLG Laois and for Portarlington GAA .Tickets sold are entered into the 4 draws with 25 prizes in each draw which have jackpots ranging from €10,000 down to €250.Tickets can be obtained from our Treasurer Madeline Ward at 085 1018048 or in the GAA Centre every Wednesday night or from any committee member.

Portarlington GAA News

All the Portarlington GAA News here! Photo Credit Portarlington GAA



Portarlington GAA Annual Good Friday Poker Classic will take place on April 14 at 8.30pm in the GAA Centre. Refreshments served. Early Bird €20 or €25 on the night. Tickets from Joe Whelan 087- 2529977 or Cam McGettrick 087- 7799520.

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