Goal Mile

Goal Mile

Create a family memory by attending the Goal Mile on Christmas Day at Portarlington GAA Club from 11am to 11.30am. No registration required, just turn up.


Dancing continues every Monday night in The Gandon Inn, till midnight in aid of Portarlington St VdePaul. December 22, Unity. Come along for a great night out.  Admission €5. All welcome. Congratulations to Joe Tinkler who won the beautiful Christmas cake, which was made and donated by Maura Porter. Thanks so much to Maura. Wishing all our dancers a very Happy Christmas & a healthy & happy new year. Thanks for all your support over the past year.

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Shop on Main St are holding a Christmas raffle on Tuesday December 23. Tickets will be on sale in our shop from now until the day of the raffle. 1st prize will be a large homemade Christmas cake and pudding. Call in and support our great cause.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to the following who were married in the parish in recent times: Clodagh O’Neill St Joseph’s Tce and Paul Hibbitts Mountmellick. Emily O’Callaghan St Joseph’s Tce and Adam Champ Cloneyquinn. Aoife Murphy Rathleash and Martin Power Waterford. Christine Walsh Clondoolusk and Shane Connolly Tyrone. Colleen Leonard The Curragh and James Foster St Brigid’s Sq. Linda Tynan Rathmiles and John Hayden Carlow. Máirín Bryan Patrick St and Olan O’Sullivan Douglas, Cork. Linda Gene Finn Rathmiles and Patrick Byrne Wexford. Michelle Pigott Coolaghy and Eoin Purcell Station Rd. Wishing all couples a Happy life together.

Carol Singing

Portarlington Folk Choir will host an evening of carols in Mount St Anne’s on Friday December 19 at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Arlington Lotto

Results for December 2. Letters J-K-O-T. No jackpot winner. Next jackpot €1,200 on December 16.

Rugby Lotto

Results for December 8. Numbers were: 10-14-17-28. No jackpot winner. Match 3 winners were Mark Barry and Jacinta Donoher. Promoter Peter Kehoe


AGM takes place this Thursday December 18 in the rugby clubhouse at 7.30pm. We invite all members to attend this important meeting. Nomination forms available in the clubhouse.

Juvenile Christmas hamper draw takes place on December 20.

Friday Cuppa

Portarlington Social Services would like to announce the start in early February 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 or a sing song. Volunteers needed to help anyone who may need transport from their homes. For more information contact any members of Portarlington Social Services, or the centre from 9am to 12pm at 057 8623461.

Gracefield GAA

Results for December 8. Jackpot €15,000. No winner. Numbers 22-13–2-28.

€50 went to the following: Pat Maher c/o Anvil Inn, Marcus Sweeney c/o P Dunne, Peter McDevitt c/o M Gallagher, Remona Wisely c/o P Dunne & Rose Murphy c/o P Mulligan.  Promoters Prize went to Sharon Slattery. 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.

Portarlington GAA Lotto

Week 49. No jackpot winner. Numbers drawn 8-14-17-24. €50 winners John Joe Quinn c/o Rose Mccann and Vinny Dunne c/o Cathal Ryan and €25 winners Peter and M Lawlor c/o Terence Lawlor and Mary Doran c/o Bingo. Jackpot next week €1,900.

Portarlington GAA dinner dance will take place on January 31 2015 at 7.30pm in the Heritage Hotel Killenard. Music is by Epic with disco till Late. Tickets are €35 and can be paid in full or by the week in the small meeting room in the GAA centre between 8-9pm every Tuesday.

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

Portarlington GAA AGM will take place on January 9 2015 at 8pm in the GAA centre.


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 at 086 8033126.

Service to the Elderly

In conjunction with Laois Partnership we are offering help to those over 65 who are struggling to do minor repairs in their homes. For example painting, window cleaning, repairs, smoke alarms and much more. For further information contact 057 8682779.


It was with deep sadness that the people of Portarlington and surrounding areas heard of the death of Anne Keane (nee Dunne) Woodbrook Portarlington on Friday December 5. Anne was predeceased by her loving husband Moss Keane and her father Peter Dunne. Anne will be greatly missed by her loving daughters Sarah and Ann Marie, her granddaughter Ellie, her mother Mary, sisters Carmel, Michelle, Maree and Paula, brothers Gerry and Matt, her extended family and many friends. Requiem mass took place in St Michael’s Church on Monday December 8, with burial after to St Michael’s Cemetery. May Anne rest in peace.


Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Doreen O’Brien Station Road who passed away recently. May Doreen rest in peace.


Deepest sympathy to the family of Dermot Crossan Stewert’s Hospital Palmerstown, Dublin and late of St Joseph’s Tce Portarlington who passed away on Thursday December 4. Predeceased by his sister Catriona. Dermot will be sadly missed by his parents Fran and Noreen, his brothers Michael, Joseph and Seamus, his extended family and the nurses and staff and fellow residents of Stewerts Hospital. Requiem mass took place on Wednesday December 10 in St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Dermot rest in peace.

Charity Ball 2015

Diamonds and Tiara charity ball will take place in the Heritage Hotel Killenard on Friday February 27. Why not give a gift of a ticket for Christmas, and support Laois Hospice. Tickets available from Marie Corcoran 087 7589896. Colette Kennedy 086 2654277. Maria Molloy 086 3058181.