Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way


Afternoon dancing In aid of Portarlington Senior citizens Annual party takes place on Sunday  November 22. From 3-6 pm in the Portarlington Community Centre. Music by – J & L Sound. Refreshments served. Admission €5. All welcome.


2016 Calendar has been launched by Portarlington Tidy Towns. The calendar contains pictures taken by Con Murphy Photographer of various places around Portarlington. It is on sale in Fletchers, Whelehans/Central Stores, Main St. / Supervalu and is priced at €5. All money raised goes back into Portarlington Tidy Towns. It would be a great gift for family, friends and anyone who is living away.


Portarlington Social Services Friday Cuppa takes place on Friday Nov 6 from 12 Noon – 3pm & every fortnight thereafter. Come along & have lunch & a chat, a sing song or a game of Bingo & get to meet up with friends & meet new people. Further info. Contact Ann (Bourke) Dunne @ 087-4116101.

Portarlington Social Services

Portarlington Senior Citizens Christmas Party fundraiser



Sale of work will take place on Friday November 13 from 12 Noon to 3pm in the Social Services Centre (Meals on Wheels). Lots of lovely knitwear for sale / Raffle on the day. Proceeds in aid of Laois & Offaly Hospices. All very welcome.

 Bake Sale

Scouts and Ventures are holding a Fundraiser Bake Sale for Kieran Donagher on  November 7 from 12pm-4pm in our Scouts Den Main Street. Kieran and Michelle play a big part in 4th Laois Scout along with their 2 daughters. Please come and support this fundraiser. If you wish to donate baking items please drop down to the den on Friday November 6 between 7pm-8pm. Hope to see you all on the 7. All are welcome.


Dancing in aid of Portarlington St V de Paul on Friday November 13 @ 9.30-12 in the Gandon Inn.  Admission €7. Music by John & Terry. Raffle on the night. Anyone with tickets out there could they please have them back before the night. Please note the change of date for this event.


Dancing continues every Monday night in The Gandon Inn, till midnight in aid of Portarlington St V de Paul. Nov 9- Tony Bird. Nov 16-Phillip English. Nov 23-The Kelly Family. Nov 30-J&S Sound. Dec 7-Unity. Party Night. Come along for a great night out.  Admission €7.  All welcome.

Dancing at the Gandon Inn

Dancing at the Gandon Inn


The Portarlington St V de Paul Society would like to express their gratitude to all those who contributed at their recent flag days. Thanks to Marcus McLoughlin who once again facilitated us at his premises. Thanks to all the collectors over the 2 days. All money collected goes back in to the Community. Our shop is open on Main Street from Tuesday to Saturday every week. Please call in and see our great stock. If you have anything you would like to donate, we would be very grateful.

St. Vincent de Paul Durrow news

St. Vincent de Paul news

Bridge Fundraiser

St Conleths LGFC are hosting a Bridge night in O’ Dempseys Clubhouse Killenard on Friday  November 6  at 7.30pm. Subscription is €10 and it is certain to be a night of entertainment with supper and prizes as well as a raffle. Please contact Brian on 087-2881602 if you have any queries.

Strictly Come Dancing

The Courtwood and St. Conleths Ladies GAA clubs would like to offer a huge thanks to all who supported our Strictly Come Dancing Night. A particular thanks to all our dancers, sponsors and advertisers who made it such a huge success. Also many thanks to the judges, organizers and all those who bought tickets to make the night such a fantastic occasion with the venue in the Heritage in Portlaoise packed to the seams.

Claire O Connell has joined the St Conleths/Courtwood dancing troupe for the upcoming Strictly

Claire O Connell, St Conleths, in action



The Lea Castle committee are holding a Fundraiser in the Community Centre. The event is a Homemade Xmas Floral Arrangement. The event will take place on Tuesday November 10, 17, 24. Also Thursday November 12, 19, 26. Times 8-10pm nightly. Cost is €50 for 3 nights & you will get to bring home 3 arrangements. Greenery & oasis supplied. Bring your own flowers. Call Celia at 087-6951410.

Incredible panorama of River Barrow & Lea Castle captured by Con Murphy Photography

All your Portarlington News here. Photo courtesy of Con Murphy Photography