Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way


The last of John Bolton’s fundraising events prior to his trek to the Rocky Mountains in aid of Laois Hospice takes place in the Laois Shopping Centre in Portlaoise on Saturday May 20 where Mr Bolton will endure an eight hour static cycle on a stationary bicycle beginning at 10am.


Colaiste Iosagain

Annual 5k takes place around the streets of Portarlington on Friday May 19. Students are leaving the school grounds at 11.30am. Students would really appreciate all the support from the people of Portarlington

All your Colaiste Iosagain Events here

All your Colaiste Iosagain Events here



Killenard – Friday 7 @ 7.30pm. Portarlington – Friday July 14 @ 7.30pm. Emo New Cemetery – Friiday July 28 @ 7.30pm. Ballyadden Cemetery – Wednesday  August 9 @ 7.30pm. Emo Old Cemetery – Tuesday August 15 @ 7.30pm.


Sponsored 5K RUN Family day out, walk or run on Sunday May 21 commencing at 11am at the Heritage Golf & Spa Resort, Killenard. Anyone interested in taking a Sponsorship Card contact any of the following: Red @ 087-9850348 / Peter @ 087-9872417/ Niall @ 085 1542171.

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. May 22-Brian McDermott. May 29-The Ranchers.   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

Friends together continue meeting on Tuesday & Friday each week from 2.30pm to 5pm in the Scouts Den Main St. Free refreshments & also free transport for anyone who would like to attend. Lots of activities take place. Contact 087-2788472 for more information.



Complimentary life coaching sessions available. People may like to be coached on- work life balance, relationships, getting motivated, improving health, fitness goals, finding your purpose, finances, or just feeling stuck. Contact: Bernie on 085-1264778. Bernie is a student of life coaching & has many years experience in the field of health & nutrition.



Portarlington Credit Union would like to announce a change in opening hours. From June 6 there will be one change to our opening hours. We will open from 10 am every Tuesday. All other days will remain unchanged.

Portarlington Credit Union News




Portarlington Library

 Free Beginners Computer Class-We still have limited places available for our Computer Course for Beginners starting on Friday May 26. This is a free 5 week course taking place on Friday mornings 10am-12pm. To book your place call 057- 8643751 or give your name at the library desk.

Knitting Group-The knitting group meets every Friday morning at 10:30am. New members of all abilities always welcome.

Colouring for Calmness-Colouring session for adults , meets every Tuesday at 10am. Pictures provided just bring your own pencils/pens.

Portarlington Library Works

Portarlington Library News

Classics Book Club
The next meeting of the Classics Book Club takes place on Wednesday May 31 at 11am.  They will be discussing At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O’Brien. Copies available at the library and new members are always welcome.

National Volunteering Week 2017

Laois Volunteer Information Service will be promoting this via a stand in Laois Shopping Centre on Wednesday May 17 from 11am – 4pm.  This will give potential volunteers an opportunity to come and find out more about volunteering and sign up for volunteering opportunities.  It is also a great point of contact for charities and community groups that want to register with Laois Volunteering Information Service or that need advice/support, particularly in the area of recruiting or managing volunteers.

Portarlington Tennis Club

New members welcome. Annual membership Child €60: Adult €110: Family €160.  Still a few places left in Tony’s Beginner Coaching classes.  Ring 087 1231135 if interested. All ages and levels catered for. Introduce your young child (4 to 6 years) to Tennis. €23 for 6 lessons on Tuesdays at 3.15pm.

Some Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club Juvenile Members with coach Tony Lok

Some Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club Juvenile Members with coach Tony Lok

Adults Social Tennis on Monday nights at 8pm has resumed. Adult Beginners: Social tennis on Thursdays at 11am. Rackets and balls provided. Babies, Toddlers and Preschool children welcome to the courts at this time. Come and try out our courts.
Visit our website or Facebook page for further information:  

River  Meeting

The Waters and Communities Office is hosting a public meeting to discuss the natural waters of Laois. If you are interested in water quality, angling, heritage, biodiversity, amenity use or issues affecting your local waterways then this is a chance to have your say. Meetings: Wednesday May 31 at 7pm, Portlaoise Heritage Hotel; Thursday June 1 at 7pm, Castle Arms Hotel Durrow. The office can be contacted by Email or phone 0761 06 5262. For more information contact Basil on 086-8599514 or

All your Portarlington news here.

Heritage week

Event Registration is now open for National Heritage Week 2017.  Registration for the printed event guide will close on May 31. Heritage Week 2017 will take place from 19-27 August. This year features two very special days.  Wednesday August 23 is Wild Child Day and is dedicated to wild children everywhere. Groups are encouraged to organise special events for young people on this day.  Sunday August 27 is Water Heritage Day, water in all its forms from sea to rivers to lakes, is celebrated. Register at


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Martin Augustine (Gus) Hynes Cushina & late of Tynagh Co. Galway who passed away suddenly on Monday May 8. Gus will be sadly missed by his wife Maura, sons Fergus, Dermot & Kieran, daughters Valerie & Linda, brother Jimmy, sister Rose (Dunne), grandchildren, his extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Thursday May 11 in St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Gus rest in Peace.


Results from May 2. Letters: J-I-N-Y. No winner of Jackpot. Next Jackpot €6,500. Draw will take place on May 16.

Agony for Arlington!: Arlington AFC's 'B' side prior to their six-three loss away to Division 4A leaders Dynamo Town during the sides' midweek league clash

Your Arlington AFC news here.


Numbers Drawn 4-17-24-30. Jackpot Winner Deirdre Kennedy- Abbeyleix

Jackpot next week €5,000. Results sheets available locally

Tickets available from Burbages, Tynans Butchers, The Railway Bar, Pint O 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.

Does championship glory beckon for League winners Portarlington GAA?

League winners Portarlington GAA! Photo courtesy of Portarlington GAA.

Results-Laois S.C  ACFL Div 3, Portarlington 2-08-Mountmellick 2-10.

Laois S. C MFL Semi Final, Portarllington 2-08-Emo Courtwood The Rocl 0-08.

Fixtures-ACFL Div 1 Emo Vs Portarlington on May 21 at 12pm.

ACFL Div 3 Portarlington Vs Arles Killeen on May 17 at 19.45pm.

U16 Football League St Pauls vs Portarlington on May 17 at 18.45pm.

U14 Football League Portarlington Vs St Josephs on May 17 at 18.30pm.

U12 Hurling Div 3 Portarlington vs Park Ratheniska Timahoe on May 24 at 18.30pm.

U12 Football Div 1 St Josephs vs Portarlington on May 21 at 10.30am.

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

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