Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way


Breakfast with Ann Marie on Midlands 103 is looking for the Best Breakfast in the Midlands.
Ann Marie is taking the show on the road to find the best egg, rasher and sausage or perhaps you prefer it vegetarian?
With Fun, Flavour and friendly local Judges we want to get a taste of your community.
In her brand new weekly series beginning in the Community Centre in Portarlington on March 8 Ann Marie will broadcast from 6.30am to 9am, so come on down and join the fun and food!!


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.

Portarlington Community Centre

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. March 6-T.B.C. March 13-Glenn Flynn.   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.



Portarlington Lawn Tennis club welcomes new members. Check out our website for more information.

Tennis coaching with Tony Lok resumes on Tuesday April 25. Coaching is on Tuesdays and Fridays. All ages and levels catered for. Ring 087 -1231135 if interested. Last year’s students will be contacted this week and any vacant places will be allocated on a first registered basis.

Some Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club Juvenile Members with coach Tony Lok

Some Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club Juvenile Members with coach Tony Lok



Ptarlington Pilgrimage to Lourdes will be leaving on July 16. 7 nights – €819. Single room extra €245. Names and deposits now required. Limited number of seats available. Contact Marie @ 087 7589896. Vera @ 087 9311813. Or any committee member.


Annual Festival Starts on Friday March 3 to Friday March 10 inclusive in the Mountmellick Community Arts Centre. Commencing at 8pm sharp. Tickets Season (8 nights) €50 (Concessions €25) 1 night ticket €10 (Concessions €5). For further details and bookings contact Jessie at 087/7942994 email or Noreen at 087/4121205.

Laois' premier amateur dramatic group performing Keane's classic play

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Deepest Sympathy to the family of Christina (Teena) Carey (nee O’Callaghan), Bracklone St. Teena was predeceased by her loving husband Paddy & son George. She will be sadly missed by her sons Tom & Dermot, daughters Mary, Joyce & Jacqueline, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, her extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place in St Michael’s Church on Tuesday February 21, with burial after in St Michaels Cemetery. May Teena rest in Peace.


It was with great sadness that the community heard of the death of Jackie Gleeson Link Rd & formerly Emo. Jackie was predeceased by her father Michael. She will be sadly missed by her mother Margaret, brothers Denis, Michael & Thomas, sisters Audrey, Georgina & Stephanie, her extended family, friends & especially her good friend Donal & her friends from Oak House. Requiem Mass took place in St Paul’s Church Emo on Tuesday February 21, with burial after in the new Cemetery Emo. May Jackie rest in Peace.


Deepest Sympathy to the Hynes family on the death of Peter Hynes Orchard Drive & formerly Roscrea. Peter will be deeply missed by his loving wife Philomena, sons Peter Jnr, Damian & Lorcan, daughter Elizabeth, grandchildren, his extended family & friends. Peter will be remembered for the wonderful work he did with the Lourdes Committee & will be fondly remembered by all the people he helped every year on the annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Requiem Mass took place in St Michael’s Church on Wednesday February 22, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May peter rest in Peace.

Rest in Peace


LOTTO results for February 7. Letters drawn -T –P- L- U. No Jackpot winner. Next jackpot €5,900.

Portarlington GAA Club Lotto

Results for week 8. Numbers Drawn 2-10-20-22. No Jackpot Winner. €50 Winners Ann McSweeney c/o Club and Ailish Leavy c/o Julia Leavy. €25 Winners Michael Luttrell c/o Luttrells and Melissa Rogers c/o T A Coss. Jackpot next week €5,900.

Tickets available for our weekly draw  from Burbages, Tynans Butchers, Pint Of Port, Luttrell Oil, Spar Station Rd or from any committee member.


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.

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.

Does championship glory beckon for League winners Portarlington GAA?

League winners Portarlington GAA! Photo courtesy of Portarlington GAA.


Laois GAA All County Draw is now taking place. 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. Tickets from Joe Whelan 087- 2529977 or Cam McGettrick 087- 7799520.

Congratulations to the lads on the Colaiste Iosagain Junior team who won the South Leinster Junior B Final on February 16 in Carlow GAA training grounds by defeating Gorey C.S by a score of 0-12 to 1-06.

Championship draws for Port made on February 22 are as follows. Senior Championship Rd 1 Port Vs Arles Killeen. Junior Championshiip –  Port in Group C with Kilcavan, Ballyroan Abbey and Graiguecullen. U21 Championship – Port in 1/4 final proper vs Sarsfields . Minor Championship Rd 1  Port Vs Portlaoise.

Portarlington's U-14's rounded off the year by beating Killeshin in the Shield Final

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