Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way


Port men’s shed (Old Fire Station) is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays from 10.30 am to 1pm and from 6.30 to 9 pm on Wednesdays.

If you have a spare hour or two, new members are always welcome.



O’Dempsey’s GFC will once again be hosting Killenard Horse racing on Sunday the June 18 at the Hermitage Crossroads, Killenard. We would like everyone to come along and enjoy the day’s racing which is for all the family, young and old.

O'Dempsey's GFC

O’Dempsey’s GFC News


Grow Community Mental Health Movement meets every Thursday at 7pm in the Jobs Club, Oriel House, Upper Main Street, Portarlington.  If you feel anxious, isolated or depressed why not join us and learn a practical psychology of mental health. Contact John on 086 – 8033126. Website:             Infoline: 1890 474 474

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 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


Senior alert alarms service is available for anyone over the age of 65 who would like to feel safer, more protected and independent in their own home with a 24/7 response team.

The system also provides many benefits. For further information or application forms call into the Love Port Office in the Portarlington Community Centre or call 085/8568801.



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 now has a change in opening hours. From June 6 there was one change to our opening hours. We will open from 10 am every Tuesday. All other days will remain unchanged.

Portarlington Credit Union News






Killenard – Friday July 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.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Elizabeth (Lilly) Slevin (nee O’Loughlin) Corrig & formerly Kill, Co. Kildare who passed away on Wednesday May 31. Lilly will be sadly missed by her husband Dick, sons Christy, Joe, Richard & Dan, daughters Nuala & Deirdre, sisters Bridget, Phil & Ann, brother Eddie, her beloved grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place in St John’s Church Killenard on Saturday June 3, with burial after in the adjoining Cemetery. May Lilly rest in Peace.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Moira Carroll, St Michael’s Park who passed away on Sunday June 4. Moira will be sadly missed by her loving sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place in St Michael’s Church on Tuesday June 6, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Moira’s gentle Soul rest in Peace.

Rest in Peace


Deepest Sympathy to the family of James (Jim) Holden, Lough Gate & formerly Graignamanagh, Co. Kilkenny who passed away on June 4. Jim will be sadly missed by his loving wife Pauline, daughters Johanna & Tina (Ryan), sons James & Joseph, brothers Larry & P J, sister’s Sarah & Mary Ann, grandchildren, extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on June 7 in Duiske Abbey, Graignamanagh, with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Graignamanagh. May Jim rest in Peace.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Dick Hudson, Avondale & formerly Dublin who passed away suddenly on Sunday June 4. Dick will be sadly missed by his loving wife Madeline, son Stephen, daughters Helen & Louise, his beloved grandchildren, brother John, extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place in St Michael’s Church on Wednesday June 7, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Dick rest in Peace.


It will be the end of an era on Tuesday June 20 when the Portarlington Swimming Pool Association will cease running weekly bingo after 47 years. Bingo has been held in the Portarlington GAA hall for the last 28 years and the Portarlington GAA club are now going to take over the running of the bingo.

It is important to Niall McElwaine, who has been a stalwart of the swimming pool for 47 years that the transition is smooth. “There will be no break between the changes in running the bingo, the last one by the Swimming Pool Association will be on June 20 and the first one by Portarlington GAA will be on June 27 in the same venue,” Mr McElwaine explained.

It's Bingo time!

It’s Bingo time in Portarlington!

After years of the bingo contributing to running the swimming pool, there is no longer a need for the voluntary group to run the public service. Having worked so closely with the Portarlington Swimming Pool Association over the years, Mr McElwaine said the highlight was definitely when it helped to build the swimming pool in 1974 and extend into the new Leisure Centre in December 2007. “There would be no swimming pool in Portarlington if it wasn’t for the bingo. I do not think we would have got the extension either, we ran the pool for 30 years, we ran it and we ran it well,” he added.

Thanks also go to all who helped over the 47 years to run the Bingo & to all the voluntary workers who kept the old “POOL” going for over 30 years. Great tribute should be paid to the deceased members who did Trojan work from the beginning in giving Portarlington a Swimming pool & then to see the great facility the town has today.

Wishing Portarlington GAA club the very best in the running of the weekly Bingo. Hoping the public will still support the night. Without the public support over the years Portarlington would not have this wonderful facility.



Kind host families wanted for Spanish Students June 30 – July 28 2017 in Laois, Offaly, Kildare & Dublin. Generous payments / One student per family.  Host family must have a teenager who is willing to welcome & host the visiting student.  Student integrates into family for four weeks. Urban & rural families welcome. Further information phone- 087-2062162.

Portarlington RFC. Photo courtesy of

Portarlington RFC Photo courtesy of


Leinster Summer Camp- Bookings open.  July 3-7 – boys & girls aged 6-12 years. Phone Patricia @ 086-6080262 for Application Form. Meet some Leinster players. Free Leinster Camp T-shirt. Free ticket to allocated Leinster Match. No rugby experience necessary.


Children’s summer tennis. Don’t miss out. Places are going fast for the Children’s Summer Tennis. 8 weeks of Tennis fun. Every weekday during July and August. Rackets and balls provided. To register your child ring 0871231135. .


Numbers Drawn 2-4-13-16. No Jackpot Winner. Jackpot next week €5,800. 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's U-14's rounded off the year by beating Killeshin in the Shield Final

Portarlington GAA News Photo Credit Portarlington GAA

The GAA Kelloggs Cul Camp will take place on July 3-7 in McCann Park. Bookling details etc can be found at
Portarlington GAA registration for all players and members is now open for the 2017 season.
Results-Laois S.C ACFL Div 1b Rd 11, Ballylinan 1-08-Portarlington 0-12.
Laois S. C ACFL Div 3, Portarlington 1-11-Stradbally 0-07.

Fixtures- U12 Football Div 1 Portaoise vs Portarlington on June 14 at 18.30pm.

ACFL Div 1 Killeshin Vs Portarlington on June 15 at 19.30pm.
ACFL Div 3 Timahoe vs Portarlington on June 21 at 19.30pm.

U12 Hurling Div 3 Portarlington vs Camross  on June 21 at 18.30pm.
U16 Football Championship Portarlington Vs Killeshin Crettyard on June 22 at 18.30pm.

Does championship glory beckon for League winners Portarlington GAA?

League winners Portarlington GAA! Photo courtesy of Portarlington GAA.

Laois S. C Minor League Final Portarlington vs Ballyroan Abbey on June 30 at 19.30pm at a venue TBC.
U14 Football Championship St Pauls Vs Portarlington on July 3 at 18.30pm.
U12 Hurling Div 3 St Pauls Vs Portarlington on July 7 at 18.30pm.
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