Friday Cuppa

Friday Cuppa

Portarlington Social Services would like to announce the start on Friday February 5 of a social event for the elderly in their centre, Link Rd. This will take place each Friday from 12pm to 3pm where you can come and meet other people to chat and have a cuppa, maybe a game of cards, a game of bingo or a sing song.

Volunteers needed to help anyone who may need transport from their homes. You can contact the centre any morning from 9am to 12pm 057 8623461. Also Ann Dunne (secretary) 087 4116101.

Irish Guide Dogs

The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind would like to thank most sincerely all who contributed to the recent church gate collection in Portarlington & Killenard. A total of €914 was raised. Also thanks to our volunteers who collected on both days.

Also a huge thanks to everyone who bought Christmas cards and calendars to support this very worthy cause.

St Patrick’s Day Parade

Volunteers needed if the parade is to go ahead. Meeting to decide the fate of the parade on this Wednesday January 21 at 8pm in the community centre.

If you cannot make the meeting and you would like to help, please contact Margaret 087 6715668.

Knitting Club

The knitting club commenced in Portarlington on Monday January 12 from 7pm-9pm. Further information from Rita 087 7403464 or 057 8684932.


Grow Community Mental Health Portarlington meets every Tuesday night at 7pm in the Annexe (located opposite St Michael’s Church). For more information contact John 086 8033126.

School Enrolments

Enrolments for 2015 for Presentation Primary School Station Rd, Scoil Naomh Eoin Killenard, Scoil an Chroi Ró Naofa Rath and St Paul’s NS Emo. Applications forms are now available between 9.30am and 1.30pm from the school offices. Closing date for applications on Friday January 30.

St Patrick’s Boys NS enrolment will take place on Tuesday January 27 at 7.30pm in the Boys School in Patrick St. The enrolment packs will be distributed to the children.


Dancing continues every Monday night in The Gandon Inn, till midnight in aid of Portarlington St V de Paul. January 26 Dermot Lyons. Come along for a great night out.  Admission €5. All welcome.

Camogie Training

Banrion Gaels Camogie training has resumed, and takes place on Tuesday evenings 6-7pm in Portarlington Community Centre, and Saturday afternoons 4.30-5.30pm in Portarlington GAA Club, McCann Park. Enquiries to banriongaels@gmail.com or find us on Facebook.

St Michael’s AC

Take the first step for fitness in 2015 by signing up with St Michael’s AC this Tuesday January 20 in McCann Park at 6.30pm. Seven week AA1 training course for beginners. Run in the Heritage 5K race on Sunday March 8. Check out our Facebook page or call us on 086 8852368.

Portarlington GAA Lotto

Week 2. No jackpot winner. Numbers drawn 11-13-16-18. €50 winners Orlaith Whelan c/o Joe Whelan and Jack Fitzpatrick c/o Burbages and €25 winners Michael Murphy c/o Jason Ward and Liz Waldron c/0 Bingo. Jackpot next week €2,200.

Portarlington GAA dinner dance will be on January 31 at 7.30pm in the Heritage Hotel  Killenard.

Keep up to date with what’s going on in Portarlington GAA Club by liking our Facebook page (Portarlington GAA Club) or following us on Twitter @PortGAA or our website clgportarlington.com


Deepest sympathy to the family of Christina Nicholls (nee Boland) Bracklone St and formerly Ballycarroll Killenard who passed away on January 1. Christina will be sadly missed by her sons Mark and John, daughter Sonia, grandchildren, brothers, sisters and her extended family and friends. Requiem mass took place on Monday January 5 in St John’s Church Killenard, with burial after in the adjoining cemetery. May Christina rest in peace.


Deepest sympathy to the family of Maureen McEvoy (nee Campbell) Avondale and formerly Brookeborough Fermanagh who passed away on January 9. Maureen will be sadly missed by her loving husband Thomas, daughters Oonagh, Claire and Emer, sons Brian and Mark, brothers Peter, Eugene and Brendan, sisters Eileen (Mohan, Avondale) Rosaleen, Patricia and Bernadette, her loving grandchildren and her extended family and friends. Requiem mass took place in St Michael’s Church on Monday January 12, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. A guard of honour was formed by the committee and staff from Portarlington Credit Union, where Maureen worked for many years before her retirement. May Maureen rest in Peace.


Condolences to the family of Helen Kennedy (nee Prendeville) Patrick Street and formerly Lixnaw, Co. Kerry who passed away on January 2 at Oakdale Nursing Home. Helen was predeceased by her husband Owen a number of years ago. She will be sadly missed by her daughters Geraldine and Angela, sons Eugene and Desmond, grandchildren, her extended family and friends. Requiem mass took place in St Michael’s Church on Monday January 5, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Helen rest in peace.

O’Dempsey’s Fundraiser

Tickets are now on sale for the County Board draw 2015. This is O’Dempsey’s primary source of revenue for the year, with our club keeping almost three quarters of the price of each ticket sold. The tickets are our single most important fundraiser for our club and members are urged to support the draw as much as possible.

O’Dempsey’s annual dinner dance and medal presentation takes place on Saturday February 14 in the Heritage Hotel Killenard at 7.30pm sharp.

Music on the night is by Damien Bowe and the Vows. DJ afterwards. Tickets available from Enda at 087 9765406, Louise at 087 7854640 or Michelle at 087 7659609, or from any committee member.

Gracefield GAA

Results for December 15. Jackpot €15,200. No winner. Numbers 15-8–3-6.

€50 went to the following: Carly Whelan c/o A Early, Teresa Doody and Ben Crampton c/o C Bryan, Shamie Shortall c/o P Murphy, Mary and Tony Mullen c/o O’Dea’s and Orlaith Kiely c/o J Mulligan. Promoters prize went to O’Dea’s. Jackpot next week €15,200. Results of Christmas bonus draw of €30 each went to the following: Carmel Kiely c/o T Bryan, Bernie Byrne c/o J Byrne, Orla and Aine Coffey c/o Anvil Inn and Breda Flanagan c/o B Flanagan. Jackpot next week €15,400.