Boxing Club

Boxing Club

Portarlington Amateur Boxing Club are delighted to announce our 1st Registration and Information day on Saturday January 26 from 10am to 4pm at Portarlington GAA Complex, Canal Road. All welcome. Under 16s must be accompanied by a Parent.

Festival Fundraiser

Festival Francais de Portarlington Fundraiser in The Barrow Lodge on Friday February 1 with “Not Enough Music” great night is guaranteed and a fantastic line-up on the night with very talented bands and musicians. HOGAN, CPNHGN, CUSTODIAN, BANG BANG, MAMMOTH PARTY. Tickets are just €5, please support. Tickets can be got from The Barrow Lodge or any committee member The Festival Dates for 2013 are July 12 to the 14. Please keep those dates free for a great weekend. Revision Classes (Lads, this is a Community thing, not a business) Registrations are now been taken for our Junior Cert, Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied revision classes. All subjects, all levels. For further information contact Fidelma. info@portarlington.ie or phone 085 8568801.

Community Men’s Shed

Calling men in Portarlington. Are you fed up at home, and would love somewhere to go on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s just to forget about life’s worries and stress, then give us a shout . Ever wanted to try something different, Phone 085- 7434884 for more information or check out our Facebook page.

Defibrillator Volunteers

Steps are currently being taken to make a defibrillator available to the people of Portarlington 24 hrs per day, 7 days per week. If you are interested in learning new potentially lifesaving skills (or putting existing skills to use) to be the first point of help to people suffering cardiac arrest/sudden death, please contact the Love Port Office , Oriel House , Main Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois. or phone 085 8568801 for a registration form & further information.

Meals on Wheels

The Social services/Meals on Wheels would like to thank Portarlington Town FC and Gracefield FC for their kind donation which they raised before Christmas. It is much appreciated.

Social Services AGM

Social Services/Meals on Wheels will have their AGM on Friday January 25 @ 7.30pm in the Community Centre. New members welcome.


The Social Services Bingo will resume on Wednesday February 6 at 8.30pm in the Community Centre. Looking forward to seeing everyone in 2013.

Na Páistí AGM

The AGM of “Na Paisti Community Creche” is being held on Thursday January 31 at 8pm in the Community Creche.

Folk Choir

Portarlington Folk Choir welcomes new members. Anyone interested please contact Anne at 087-4146600.

Gaelic4Mothers & Others

Calling all Ladies. Interested in an opportunity to be physically active and meet new people in a non-competitive environment? Gaelic4Mothers & Others is aimed at all ladies (you don’t have to be a mother!) over 16 years that are not presently playing with a club and the emphasis is on fun and enjoyment! A meeting to set up a club in the Portarlington area will be held in The Community Centre, Portarlington on Wednesday January 30 at 7.30 pm. All ex-players as well as those who are new to the sport will be very welcome. For further information contact Ladies Development Officer Derek Egan at 086-4021459 or Maria Molloy at 087-6725108.

St Conleths Club AGM

There was a big attendance at the St. Conleths AGM which took place in the Anvil Inn on Saturday night. The minutes of the previous AGM were read and adopted and this was followed by reports from the Treasurer, PRO, Development Officer and Registrar. In his Chairperson’s address Tommy Hoey thanked all those who helped out with the running of the club in the previous year and also the club’s sponsors. The following officers were elected for 2013 - Chairperson: Sinéad Haberlin. Secretary: Katie Haberlin. Treasurer: Louise Kehoe. PRO: Pam Quirke. Registrar: Tony Haberlin. Development Officer: Derek Egan. Children’s Officer: Liz Waldron. Assistant Secretary: Ann Knight. Assistant. Treasurer: Brian Webster.

Irish Guide Dogs

The Irish Guide Dogs would like to thank everyone who supported the sale of Calendars and Christmas cards for the Irish Guide Dogs. Also those who supported the Church gate collection on January 12 & 13 in Portarlington & Killenard. Many thanks to everyone who helped in any way. It was greatly appreciated.

Christmas Draw Results

Portarlington Community Centre Committee would like to thank everyone who supported their recent Christmas draw. Here is a list of the winners and local businesses who sponsored our prizes. The winners are as follows -Christopher Ryan Portarlington-Hamper/Daniels Centre. Nicola Keogh Portarlington- Hamper/Port Pharmacy.Sinead Whelan (Sinead’s Gift Shop)-Voucher/ Scissor s Hands Hair Salon.Kevin McCann - Voucher/ Chez Shay’s Hair & Beauty.Marie Confrey- Voucher - Brian Whelan Electrical. Daisy Walsh - Voucher/The Anvil Inn. Mellissa Jacob-Voucher - Eamonn Bracken Menswear. Oisin McCann- Prize; Bluetooth music receiver from iJoha– Digital Home Technology.

Gracefield Lotto Results

14/1/13 Jackpot €11,200 No Winner of Jackpot. Numbers 21 - 26 - 24 - 28. 50 went to following -Lil Geoghegan c/o T Bryan, Peg and Pat c/o M Curtayne, Michael Slattery c/o M Slattery, Aidan Brady c/o J Brady & John Scully c/o A O’ Brien. Promoters Prize went to Tadgh Bryan. Jackpot next week €11,400.

DRAGon’s Den

This Portarlington Development Association launched their Dragons Den awards on Monday January 21 in the Heritage in Killenard at 2pm. MC for the event wass Justin Treacy and he along with Julie Cobb, and representatives from the Heritage Hotel Killenard and Bank of Ireland (sponsors) were present at the launch. The awards themselves take place on March 22 in the Heritage and will also feature a number of awards for Portarlington businesses and the community.

GAA Lotto

Portarlington GAA Lotto-Week 4. Jackpot €1,300. Numbers 6, 7, 8, 28. No winner of Jackpot. €50 each to Mary & Bernie c/o Marie Fallon & Kathleen Murphy c/o C Ryan. €25 each to John Mulligan c/o Pat Burbage & M Flanagan c/o D Smith. Promoter’s Prize went to T Carey. Next Jackpot €1,400.

O’Dempseys Lotto

Results for January 14. Jackpot €7,600. Numbers 14,15,20,24 No winner of Jackpot. Match 3 to win / share €200 no winner. Next week Jackpot €7800. Match 3 to win/share €500.

School Enrolments

St. Patrick’s Boys N.S Patrick St. Enrolment night for 1st class takes place on Wednesday January 23 @ 7pm in the School. Further info please contact Pat Galvin (Principle) @ 057-8623394. Presentation primary School, Station Road-Application forms are available between 9.30am & 1.30pm from the Junior school office.


It was with sadness that the town heard of the passing of Kay Ryan (nee Corcoran) Market Square and formerly of Rahan, Tullamore who died on Wednesday January 9. Kay was predeceased by her loving Husband Sean less than a year ago. Condolences to her daughter Edel, son Barry, grandchildren, extended family and friends. Requiem Mass took place on Saturday January 12 at St. Michael’s Church, with burial after in St. Michael’s Cemetery. May Kay Rest in Peace.


It was with deep sadness that the town heard of the Death on January 13 of one of our older and deeply respected resident, John O’Donnell St Brigid’s Square. In his 96th year John had been taken care of by the wonderful Staff at St. Vincents Hospital Mountmellick for many years, with frequent visits from his loving family and friends. John was predeceased by his loving wife Bridie a number of years ago. John will be sadly missed by his sons Ollie, Michael, Tommy & Joe, his daughters Mary & Helen. His Grandchildren and extended family, and many friends. Requiem Mass took place in St. Michael’s Church, with burial after in St. Michael’s Cemetery. May John Rest in peace.


Sincere Sympathy goes out to the family of Tony Harris, The Square Portarlington & Stradbally Cottages. Tony will be sadly missed by his Mother Peggy, sisters Gwen & Denise & his extended family and many friends, and especially his Carers & friends from the Moore Abbey houses in Portarlington & Stradbally. Tony was predeceased by his Father Dominic many years ago. Requiem Mass took place at St. Michael’s Church on Wednesday January 16, with burial after in St. Michael’s Cemetery. May Tony rest in Peace.