Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way

Have you registered your business, sports club or community group for the Bank of Ireland Enterprise town day? This event takes place on  Saturday April 22 in the Portarlington Community Centre from 11am-3pm.
Businesses, Sports Clubs and Community Groups in Portarlington are being encouraged to get involved in the upcoming ‘Enterprise Town Event’.
Portarlington is the latest local town to be selected for the prestigious Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town 2017. To register email Maria at or call 087- 7550714, or alternatively contact the Love Port Office by emailing or call in to our office in the Community Centre, or send us a pm through Facebook here.

Port is an Enterprise Town

The spaces are limited and are being filled fast so please register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


The 4th Laois Scouts Portarlington AGM takes place on this Wednesday March 22 at 7.30pm in the Scouts Den Main St. All welcome.

Durrow Scout group on the march

Laois Scouting News

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 27-Peter Burke.   Come along for a great night out.  Admission €7.  All welcome.

A big thanks to everyone who supported our St Patrick’s night dancing.

All your Social Dancing News

All your Social Dancing News

Port Trail Walking Group

Come along and join us on our weekly walks. Monday night is for beginners and the walk takes about 30-35mins. This walk can be done at your own pace. Meeting up at Park Lane car park near the Medicentre at 7.30pm.
Tuesday & Thursday nights continue as usual. Meeting up time is at 6.45pm at Park Lane. Everyone welcome. Contact Donie @ 0863288858 for more information or click here.



Clothing Collection Day will take place on this Saturday March 25 at our grounds on Botley Lane from 12 noon to 4pm. Anyone who cannot drop off clothes on the day can bring them down to the Community Centre Monday – Friday. Race Night will take place in the Dublin Bar on March 25 from 9pm until late. Horses available from any club member. €15 per horse.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Leo Dempsey Shandra who passed away on Monday March 13 at Oakdale Nursing Home. Leo was predeceased by his loving sister Phyllis. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Geraldine, sons Hubert & Leo, brother Paddy, sisters Patricia, Harriette & Teresa, grandchildren, extended family & friends.

Rest in Peace

Leo will be remembered for his involvement with the Portarlington Swimming Pool Association for over 40 years where he worked on a voluntary basis to keep the old pool running from the time it opened in 1974 to the new refurbishment in 2007. He was a former employee of Odlums Mill.  Requiem Mass took place in St Michael’s Church on Wednesday March 15, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Leo rest in Peace.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Michael (Mick) Knight Annamoe who passed away at his home on Sunday March 12. Mick will be sadly missed by his loving & devoted wife Marie, his daughters Corinna & Deirdre, brother Sean (Pine Villa) stepchildren, grandchildren, his extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Wednesday march 15 in St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Mick rest in Peace.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Jonathan (Jon) McCowen Station Road & formerly employee of the ESB, who passed away on Tuesday March 14 at Larchfield Park Nursing Home Naas. Jon was predeceased by his loving wife Marie & brother Michael. He will be sadly missed by his sons Paul, Mark & Jonathan, daughter Louise, sister Betty, grandchildren, his extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Saturday March 18 in St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Jon rest in Peace.


Play by Sean O’Casey. Takes place on Sunday  March 25 at 8pm in Rath Community Centre, Ballybrittas. Admission Adults €10. Tickets available from Sinead Graham at 086-8983999 or from Annette Long at 087-2063899.

Portarlington GAA Club Lotto

Results for week 11. Numbers Drawn 4-8-9-16. No Jackpot Winner.
€50 Winners Lil Murphy c/o M Confrey and Marie Heavey c/o R McCann.

€25 Winners Marian Bryan c/o T A Coss and Patricia Ryan c/o T A Coss. Jackpot next week  €6,200.

Tickets available 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.

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.

Results-ACFL Div1B Rd 1 Annanough 0-04-Portarlington GAA 0-14.


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