Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way

Portarlington Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town 2017

Bank of Ireland are delighted to announce that Portarlington will host the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town for 2017.

Through this initiative, B.O.I & the business community of Portarlington will work together to support local enterprise. In addition they will involve the wider Community & the local schools through a range of different activities.

To learn more about these exciting plans for our Enterprise Town, you are invited to the launch on Wednesday March 1st @ 7pm in the Bank of Ireland, Main St Portarlington.

Pictured at launch of Mountmellick’s Enterprise Town event. Now it’s Portarlington’s turn

7K Derryounce Fundraising Walk

Walk takes place on Saturday February 25 at 2.30pm.  Registration from Derryounce walkway on Bog road @ 2pm.  All funds raised will go to the P.C.D.A. ongoing projects.

An indoor Car boot sale takes place on Sunday March 12 from 11am to 2pm in Portarlington Community Centre. Only €10 per stall.  Free entry to the public. To book or for more information contact the Centre at 057-8645728.


Two Day Soccer Easter Camp for Girls aged 7-12 years will take place on April 12 & 13 at Arlington AFC, Lea Road. Full kit and ball for every participant. Places are limited. To book see Arlington AFC juveniles Facebook page or contact 1890-653-653.


This is on open group and you can join in at anytime. There is a new walk suitable for beginners which takes about 30 minutes. They meet at Park Lane car park, beside the Medi Centre, on Monday evenings at 7.30pm. Please feel free to join in and stay fit for 2017. Further info. from Donie @ (086) 3288858.

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


Drama Festival takes place from March 3-10 at the Community Arts Centre Mountmellick nightly from 8pm. Season tickets €50 (€25). Nightly- €10 (€5) group bookings – contact  087-7942994-Jessie or 087-4121205-Noreen.


The 7th Tommy Ryan Memorial road run in aid of Laois Riding for the Disabled takes place on April 23 at new venue at Creans of Vicarstown. Come along & support & enjoy the event in this beautiful picturesque village.

Creans Pub hosting walk



Would you like to be on stage? The Porterhouse Players, a fun loving easy going Amateur Drama Group based in Portarlington, are now auditing cast for forthcoming productions. Age 18/80 years. No experience necessary. Please call 086-6004628 for more information.


Old Clothes Collection takes place in the PE hall in Coláiste Íosagáin on Saturday February 25 between 3- 5pm. All support is greatly appreciated. Any enquires please contact Josie on 087 -4026970.


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 27-Done & Dusted.   Come along for a great night out.  Admission €7.  All welcome.

Get your dancing shoes on!

Portarlington St V de Paul Dance at the Gandon Inn


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.



Family Puppet Show-To celebrate the 1st anniversary of the opening of the new Library, we will be hosting a Family Friendly Puppet Show on Friday February 24 at 3pm. This is a free event and all are welcome to come along and help us celebrate.
Classics Book Club-The next meeting of the classics book club takes place on Wednesday March 1 at 11pm. We will be discussing “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemmingway. New members always welcome
Junior Book Clubs-We now have a few places available in our Junior book clubs. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. The club is open to those aged 8-10. To reserve a place please call 057 8643751

Portarlington Library News. pic courtesy of

Knitting Group-Our knitting group continues to meet every Friday morning from 10:30am. Come along for a chat and a cuppa. New Members always welcome.
Colouring for Calmness-The library is currently taking names for our new Colouring for Calmness group. Adult colouring has been proven to be a great way to introduce a few stress free hours into your week. To sign up call 057- 8643751.

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.



The Midland Bikers are doing a charity run for Shauntelle Tynan on Sunday March 12.  They will be stopping at The Peoples Park in Portarlington, so everyone can donate and get a good look at all the bikes. More information to follow.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Gerry O’Neill St Brigid’s Sq who passed away on Tuesday February 14. Gerry was predeceased by his loving wife Margaret & daughter Margaret. He will be sadly missed by his loving daughter, sons, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place in St Michael’s Church on Friday February 17, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Gerry rest in Peace.

Rest in Peace



Deepest Sympathy to Dr Larry & Dolores Fullam & family Ballymorris on the death of their loving son Lorcan in Drumcondra Dublin. Lorcan will be sadly missed by his loving wife Annaba & his darling children Cuán, Fiach & Oscar, sisters Fiona, Orla & Cliodhna, parents in law Derek & Fionnuala, his extended family & his many friends. Requiem Mass took place on Thursday February 16 in St Columba’s Church, Iona Road, with burial after in Glasnevin Cemetery. May Lorcan rest in Peace.



Deepest Sympathy to the McCormack & Dunne family on the sudden death of Elizabeth McCormack (nee Dunne), Coolraven Cloneygowan. Elizabeth will be sadly missed by her loving daughter Niamh, son Stephen & their father Stephen, brothers Ger & Martin, aunts Sheila & Nuala, her extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Sunday February 19 in St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Elizabeth rest in Peace.



Portarlington GAA Club Lotto

Results for week 7. Numbers Drawn 9-14-21-27. No Jackpot Winner.
€50 Winners J Dooley c/o Niall Slevin and Pat Sweeney c/o P. S. €25 Winners Catherine Brown c/o T A Coss and Margaret Stynes c/o Joe Whelan. Jackpot next week  €5,800.


Portarlington GAA registration for all players and members is now open for the 2017 season.

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.

The Laois GAA All County Draw is now started 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 each 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 Annual Good Friday Poker Classic will take place on April 14 at 8.30 pm 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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