Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way


Clonaslee Community Centre bingo on Sunday June 11 starting at 3.00pm with doors opening at 2.15pm. Over €1,800 in prize money to be won. Lots of parking.


Big congratulations to the Presentation Primary School camogie team who won the Cumann na mBunscol final on Thursday May 25 in O’Moore Park Portlaoise against Killenard. Well done to all the teachers and Mr Ruane for all their support & guidance.
Also well done to the Killenard team who were very worthy opponents.


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. June 5-Caitriona. June 12- TBC. June 19-Peter Burke. 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 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.



Any of you out there interested in Horses? A meeting for anyone interested in forming a Hacking Club in town will be held in the Anvil Inn on Wednesday May 31 at 7.30pm. All welcome.




This project is 100% volunteer lead & set up on a “not-for-profit basis”. We are trying to bring a sense of community back to the town of Mountrath.

WHERE:    The Macra Hall, Main St, Mountrath, Co Laois.

WHO:       The Cottage Market Mountrath – Brought to you by The Community Forum, Mountrath.

WHY:        “Launch Date Saturday June 3” – Large variety of Marketeers bringing homegrown,                     homemade & handcrafted goods to Market.                Market will take place on the first Saturday of the month. Opening times- 10am-2pm.

CONTACT DETAILS: Phone- 089 2048089

EMAIL: Facebook: The Cottage Market Mountrath.


The Portarlington Porterhouse Players Drama group are pleased to announce their presentation of “It Happened at the Hotel Hollywood”, A Comedy in three acts at the Mountmellick Arts Centre on Friday and Saturday June 9 & 10 at 8pm each evening. Tea/Coffee stall available. Crafts Stall and raffle on the night. Admission €10.

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The knitting group meets every Friday morning at 10:30 am. 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.

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

Bealtaine Library Events Yoga Talk- An introduction to yoga.

Drawing Class- Artist Frida Nel will bring us back to basics with paper and pencils. Learn techniques to allow yourself to draw anything from landscapes to portraits to animals. These are free events but booking is essential. Phone 057- 8643751 to secure your place.


FAI Summer Camp for Boys & Girls takes place on July 24 to July 28. 5 days coaching. Ages 6-14yrs. Cost €65 (sibling discount apply). Each participant will get a full Soccer kit. To book please phone 1890-653-653.

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

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Results for MAY 16. LETTERS: A- I- F- Q. No winner of Jackpot. Next Jackpot €6,600. Draw takes place on May 30.

Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club 

Don’t miss out. Places are limited. Book your child now for our Summer Activities program. 8 weeks of Tennis Fun for only €60 and get free membership for 2017. The children’s Summer Tennis Activities Program starts on Monday July 3. Your child will have tennis every weekday afternoon during July and August.  Come every day or on the days that suit you. Rackets and Balls provided. Ring 087 1231135 to register your child. Check us out on facebook: www.portarlingtontennisclub

Tennis Coaching with Tony Lok- Introduce your young child to Tennis. There are 2 places left in Tony’s beginner class 4/6yrs, on Tuesday at 3.15pm. Cost €23 for 6 weeks.

Some Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club Juvenile Members with coach Tony Lok

Some Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club Juvenile Members with coach Tony Lok

Adult Tennis- Social Tennis on Mondays at 8pm has resumed. New members very welcome. To try out our courts ring 087 1231135 to arrange a booking or come on Thursday morning at 11am.  Social Tennis for beginners every Thursday at 11am. Rackets and balls provided.