Laois connects talk

Laois connects talk

Depression a proactive approach is the name of a talk at the Community Centre Portarlington by Dr Claire Hayes, on Monday, September 30. Contact Marie Corcoran, Port Mental Health Assoc on 087 7589896 or Storm Powell, Laois Partnership on 087 177 5729. Booking not necessary.

Jigs & Reels

Portarlington Community Development Assoc/Love Port and Port Meals on Wheels are running a jigs and reels event in the Heritage Hotel Killenard on Sunday October 27 (Bank Holiday). Best dancing talent from the town representing our clubs and associations are being trained this past month by the lovely Kara Burbage. A great night’s entertainment is guaranteed. Tickets available shortly from the PCDA/Love Port office Oriel House Main Street, or any committee members from both groups, and also from the dancers who are taking part. All money raised will go back into the community by both groups involved. Check out Love Port Facebook page, Love port website or call 085 8568801 for further information.

Table Quiz

A table quiz takes place in the Hawthorn Pub Patrick St on Friday September 27, 9pm. This event is in aid of the Portarlington first responders. Table of four €10 per person. Call John Murphy on 087 6910312, or Tomas Mc Guinness on 0860255465. pfr@portarlington.ie.

Active Retirement

Portarlington Happy Heart’s Club will now meet on Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm in the community centre instead of Friday.

The Brittas Mass

The Brittas Mass comes to Portarlington on Sunday October 6 at 12.15pm in St Michael’s Church. Portarlington Folk Choir will be joined by the Clonaslee Community Choir and our own Tom Conroy who has composed The Brittas Mass. All are welcome to join in this celebration of the eucharist.

St Michaels AC Seniors

Club AGM will take place in the Anvil Inn Portarlington on Friday September 27 at 8pm. Adult training has moved to McCann Park on Tuesday evenings from 7pm for the winter months. All welcome to join. Contact chairman Aidan Mullally, 087 6968844.

Girls Soccer

Arlington Soccer Club are looking to form an U12 girls soccer team. Anyone interested please contact Peter Lawlor 087 2520052.

Port Arch Club

Dancing every Monday night in the Gandon Inn from 9.30. Monday September 23 music by Adrian Ryan. All welcome. Admission only €5.

Fundraising Dance

A fundraising dance in aid of St Vincent De Paul will be held in The Gandon Inn Emo on Friday November 29. Music by Unity.  Donations for raffle would be greatly appreciated. Raffle tickets will be on sale from October. Only €2 each. 


Deepest sympathy to the McGuinness family, St Joseph’s Tce on the sudden death of Carmel (nee Collins). Carmel will be sadly missed by her loving husband Mick, her sons Declan and Michael, daughter Anne, grandchildren and all her extended family and friends. Requiem mass took place on Friday September 13 at St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery.


Condolences to the family of Gavin Keegan Botley Lane who died suddenly on Friday September 13. Gavin will be sadly missed by his loving parents Mick and Maisie, his sisters Martina and Denise and his brothers Thomas and Ivan, also his extended family and friends. Requiem mass took place on Sunday September 15 in St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery.

Youth Club

Portarlington Youth Club reopened on Wednesday September 18. The club has been established for 8 years and is run from the Catholic Club, Main Street, Portarlington. This is an all inclusive club for 12 – 18 year olds which runs from September to May each year. The club is on every Wednesday from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. If you know a young person who would be interested in meeting new friends, learning new skills or simply just enjoy hanging out then tell them to simply drop down any Wednesday night for a look around or contact us on 085 7060800 or email portarlingtonyouthclub@yahoo.co.uk

Men’s Shed

Portarlington Community Men’s Shed meets every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6pm at Botley Lane Business Park. Everyone welcome. Contact Darren at 085 743 4884, portmensshed@gmail.com, PortMensShed on Facebook and Twitter.

Gracefield Gaa Lotto

Jackpot €2,400. No winner. Numbers 6-9-10-20. €50 went to following: Tiggy Murphy c/o T Murphy, Breda Flanagan c/o B Flanagan, Paddy Mulligan c/o P Mulligan, Bernadette Corcoran c/o L Corcoran and Philomena Hynes c/o Peter Hynes. Promoters prize went to Patsy Murphy. Jackpot next week €2,600.

O’Dempsey’s Lotto

Jackpot €5,400. Numbers 1-2-3-18. No winner. Match 3 €200 winners Yona Behan and Catherine McGill. Promoter prize to Conal Barry.

Next jackpot €5,600.

Port GAA Lotto

Numbers 1-11-20-24. No winner of jackpot. €50 each to Michael Luttrell c/o Mary Lawlor and Rose Maher c/o John Lawlor. €25 each to D Ryan c/o J Leavy and Joey Sweeney c/o Joey Sweeney. Promoters prize to P Burbage. Next jackpot €1,800.

Bridge Club

Portarlington Bridge Club resumed last Wednesday September 18 at 8pm in Garryhinch Golf Club. Garryhinch Bridge Club resumed on Monday September 16 in Garryhinch Golf Club. New members welcome.

Knitting Club

People required to start a new knitting club in Portarlington. We will be knitting all sorts of items to sell. Proceeds will go to the Cuisle Centre Portlaoise. If interested please contact Rita 057 8684932 or 087 7403464.

Knit and Yarn

Knit and Yarn takes place in Emo Tea Rooms every Thursday, 11am. If you cannot knit or crochet join us for a chat and a cuppa and perhaps learn to crochet or knit from someone in the group. New members are always welcome.

Tennis Club

Presentation of awards to junior winners and midi/mini tournament winners Friday September 27 at 7pm in Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club. Family and friends of winners are invited to attend.

Practice for juniors, 6pm to 7pm every Tuesday and Friday. Teenage tennis 8pm to 9pm every Friday. Adult social tennis continues every Monday at 8pm. Adult beginners every Thursday morning at 10.30am.