Section of the large attendance at the  Colaiste Iosagain , Portarlington , Graduation Ceremony in St. Michael's Church ,Portarlington. ,             Photo: Michael Scully .
Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels

The first meals were cooked in our fabulous new kitchen on Tuesday June 11. Our thanks to Laois Partnership for providing the money towards the cost of the extension. Tommy Dunne building contractor and his staff for the major work. Thanks to Alan Mitchell for accommodating us since last October. Thanks to our ladies who cook the meals for coping with the move. To our wonderful voluntary delivery people who give their time to deliver meals. Thanks to our wonderful committee who give so much of their time to keep the centre running for the last 40 years.

Oyster Festival

This summer Port will be hosting its first Oyster Festival in aid of Portarlington Meals on Wheels, at the rear of Alan Mitchell’s on Crowe Lane on Saturday June 22 from 2pm to 5pm. For €7 you will get a delicious serving of oysters with a glass of complimentary wine.

Blueberry Festival

Volunteers needed for Portarlington Blueberry Festival, which takes place next September 2013. Please contact Love Port office, Oriel House Main St 085 8568801.

Scrap Saturday

PCDA/Love Port are holding their annual Scrap Saturday appeal on Saturday June 22 from 11am to 5pm. Bring all your scrap metal. If you have large scrap and want it collected please contact Love Port office, Oriel House Main Street 085 8568801.

O’Dempsey’s Lotto

Results for June 10. Jackpot €2,600. No winner. Numbers 5-9-21-24. Match 3 €200 winner Julie Ann Slevin, Eddie Slevin. Promoter prize Brenda Wright. Next week’s jackpot €2,800.

Fun Day

Thank you to everyone who took part and helped out in our 6K run and family fun day especially those that travelled long distances to compete. A lot of organisation was needed. It was great to see so many members from the O’Dempsey’s juvenile and senior clubs and St Conleth’s Club all working together. A huge thanks to all the stewards, waterboys, ladies who helped with registration and times and to everyone who provided sandwiches and cakes. Thank you to our kind neighbours on the route who supported the runners on the way and even hosed some of them down.

To Laois Civil Defence who did an invaluable job, thank you to our sponsors, Laois Sports Partnership and to all our fitness instructors. Last but not least we say thanks to the members of our club O’Dempseys GFC. Full list of times and photos can be seen on our Facebook page, RunKillenard.

Results men 1st Colm Burke 19.11 St Abbans. 2nd Eddie O’Neill 19.14. 3rd David Keenan 20.05. Women 1st Maria Dolan 22.13 Dublin. 2nd Olivia Sheeran 24.05 St Michaels. 3rd Sinead Eacrett 24.10 St Michaels & Sinead Rigney 24.55 Tullamore Harriers.

Meet & Train

Saturday morning training sessions 10-11am. All level of fitness welcome. Cost for 7 weeks is only €25.

Gracefield GAA

Lotto results for June 10. Jackpot €2,400. No winner. Numbers 14-26-7-9 .

€50 went to Sharon Slattery c/o G Slattery, Naomi, Ruairi and Deirdre c/o D Doyle, Rose McCann c/o M Tynan, Danno Harrison c/o M Colgan & Lily Duffy c/o L Corcoran. Promoters prize went to T Bryan. Jackpot next week €2,600.

Road race

St Michaels Athletic Club and Gracefield GAA are holding the Pat Fitzgerald Memorial 5k road race on Wednesday June 19. Juvenile races starting at 7pm and the 5k race starting at 8pm from Gracefield GAA Club. Regestration on the night costing €10.

Gracefield GAA would like to express their deepest sympathy with the Walsh family on the death of their mother Sarah Walsh.

Port GAA

Week 24. Lotto numbers 4, 10, 15, 22. No winner of €3,300 jackpot. €50 winners Regan & Steffie c/o T Lawlor and John Shiels c/o P Sweeney. €25 winners Calium Coughlan Maher c/o J Lawlor and Rose Maher c/o J Lawlor. Promoter prize to J Whelan. Next week’s jackpot €3,400.

Arlington Lotto

Soccer lotto for June 4. Jackpot €8,800. No winner. Letters G-R-B-K.

Pride of Place

There was a great turn out at the public meeting for Portarlington Pride of Place on last Wednesday June 12 in the community centre. This is going to be a great occasion for Portarlington on Friday July 12.

Fire Brigade

Portarlington Fire Brigade will be checking fire hydrants in the area over the next couple of weeks. Check your tap water, and if water is discoloured, just run it for a few moments until it clears.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to the following who were married recently. Clifford Nolan and Jenny Dempsey, both from St Joseph’s Tce. Also Neassa Garry, Bracklone St and Mark Ozenbrook from Mountrath. Best of luck to both couples on their future life together.


The NCBI on Main St would greatly appreciate your donations. No item too big or small. We rely on your continued support for this worthy cause. Many thanks to everyone who supports already. Contact 087 1394324 from 9.30am to 5.30pm.


Deepest sympathy to Kathleen Finlay and family Patrick St on the recent death of Kathleen’s brother, Edward Cruise from Collinstown, Co. Westmeath. May Edward rest in Peace.


Deepest sympathy to the Kenny family on the death of Robert Kenny Annamoe who passed away at his home on Tuesday June 11. Robert will be sadly missed by his wife Helena, his daughters Venita, Elvina and Myrna, his extended family and many friends. Service took place at St Paul’s Church on Thursday June 13.


It was with great sadness that word spread of the death of Mary Duffy 21, Arlington Estate on Tuesday June 11. Mary had been ill for a long time. Deepest sympathy to her partner Joe, her brother Robbie, sister in law Anne, her niece and three nephews. Her extended family and many friends. Mary was well known for her many years of fundraising for the Hospice. Requiem mass took place on Thursday June 13, with burial after to St Michael’s Cemetery.


Condolences to the Walsh family Clonsast on the death of their mother Sarah (nee Mc Kay) who passed away on Wednesday June 12 at her residence. Sarah was predeceased by her husband Tommy. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Requiem mass took place on Friday June 14 at St Brochan’s Church Bracknagh, with burial after to St Brochan’s Cemetery.