Clothing and mobile phone recycling collection on Saturday, November 2. Drop items at McCann Park between 10am and 4pm. If you are unable to drop bags call 086 2712121. The GAA club holds a car boot sale on Saturday Nov 2 from 10am to 2pm. For pitches call 086 2712121 or email portarlingtongaaclub@gmail.com.


Application forms for the 2013 Laois Community Forum Awards available. Entry by Thurs, Nov 7 before 5pm. Entry forms from www.laoiscommunityforum.ie.

Social Services

On Friday October 11 our parish priest Fr Dooley kindly came and Blessed our refurbished premises. This night was an opportunity to invite our present 60 plus voluntary delivery people, who we are so grateful to for all their kindness. Also present was our present committee and our trustees Mrs Dorothy Odlum and Dr Adrian Honan. Thanks to Dr Honan for the lovely words he spoke on the night. On the night we were also pleased to have with us Mary Delaney and Jimmy Todd from the HSE, who always have been so generous to us over the years, and without their funding we could not function in the excellent way we do. Mary spoke very highly of Port Social Services on the night. We were very pleased to have Anne Goodwin from Laois Partnership with us, and Anne also spoke very highly of the centre. We would like to thank Anne and all the members of Laois Partnership for our grant to extend our kitchen. This made a huge difference to the ladies who work in the kitchen. Our thanks also to the community of Portarlington and local businesses for their generous support over the years. Remembering all our former committee members and volunteers over the years. They will never be forgotten. Ann (Bourke) Dunne (chairperson).

Blessing of Graves

Rosary and blessing of the graves will take place on Sunday November 3. Killenard after 10.30am mass. St Michael’s Cemetery Portarlington at 3pm.

Card Making

A card making workshop for children 6 years and older will take place on Friday November 15 at Sinead’s Gifts Portarlington. Class is from 4.30 to 6pm. Places are limited so book early. Contact 057 868469 for more details or check us out on Facebook at Sineadsgifts.

Charity Ball

A gala charity ball in aid of the Cuisle Centre Portlaoise on Saturday November 16 in the Heritage Hotel Portlaoise. Admission €50. Contact Sinead at 057 8684696.

Christmas Toys

The Lions club annual Christmas bonanza on Sunday Dec 15 from 2-5pm in the Community Centre Port. For info contact Willie Murphy 087 2984949 or Shane O’Neill 087 2721594 to book your place.

Wind Turbine

Laois Wind Energy Awareness Group meeting in Rath Community Hall, Ballybrittas on Wed, Oct 30 at 8pm. Tto raise awareness and to inform people on events to date. There is a guest speaker from LOFFA (Laois/Offaly Friends and Families of Autism).All welcome.

Port Drama

Auditions for Christmas production in the Anvil Inn on Monday November 4. New members contact Dee 087 6311275 or Sinead 087 7615884 for scripts & info.

Dinner Dance

The Mid-Leinster PTAA annual dinner dance on Friday November 29 in the Manor Hotel Abbeyleix. €25. Tickets €25 from Lil Ryan, Marian Hill.

Social Dancing

Port Arch Club social dancing The Gandon Inn Monday nights from 9.30pm. Music Nov 4 Done & Dusted. Adms €5.

Port Snooker Club

Port Snooker Club open for new juvenile members. Boys & girls 10-16yrs. Every Monday 6-8pm in the Catholic Club, Main St. Chris 087 2686960 or Mark 085 8397730. Snooker shootout 8pm Thursdays.

Tennis Club

If you are interested in joining our club please ring 087 1231135.  

Lotto Results

Results for October 22. Jackpot €2,200. No winner. Numbers 2-6-16-21. €50 went to Maura Porter c/o D Smith and Lil Murphy Jnr c/o J Ward. €25 each to Lil Murphy Snr c/o J Ward and Madeline Ward c/o J Ward. Promoters prize to B Murphy. Jackpot next week €2,300.

Gracefield Gaa

Lotto results for October 14. Jackpot €3,200. No winner. Numbers 21-8-27-20. €50 went to Triona Burbage c/o J Mulligan, James Brady c/o J Brady, Ronan Walsh c/o R Walsh, Deirdre Doyle c/o D Doyle and Eilis O Reilly c/o T Bryan. Promoters prize went to Tadhg Bryan. Jackpot next week €3,400.

O’Dempsey’s Lotto

Lotto results for October 22. Jackpot €6,200. No winner. Numbers 1- 5- 12- 14. Match 3- €200 winners/promoter Éabha & Senan Fitzpatrick/Eddie Fitzpatrick. Ray Coss/Railway Bar. Promoter prize Liam Finlay. Next week’s jackpot €6,400.


Letters Z-X-J-K. No winner. €25 each to Siobhan Hanway, Lena Tynan, Ann Molloy, Dessie Molloy and Lisa Butler. Sellers prize to Terry Lawlor. Next jackpot will be €9,900.

Port Youth Club

Calling all 12 – 18 year olds, if you are at a loose end on a Wednesday night between 7.30pm – 9.30pm why not drop down to Portarlington Youth Club in the Catholic Club Main St.

Wedding BeLLS

Congratulations to the following people who were married recently. Stephen Ainsworth, England & Susan Smith, Carriglea. Michelle Fitzpatrick, Dangans & Paul Curran, Leitrim. Shane Mooney, Wicklow & Elizabeth Sherlock, Cappakeel. Gavin Farley, Killimy, Emo & Lynsey McEvoy, Whitefields. McDara Glynn, Galway & Elaine O’ Meara, Annamoe. Andrew McDonnell, Ballymorris formerly Cloneyhurke & Kelly Dillon, Orchard Drive. John O’Reilly, Patrick St & Joanna Duffy, Avondale. Wishing all our couples many happy years together.

Men’s Shed

Tuesday & Thursdays at 6pm. ALERT Forklift and Safety Training Unit at Botley Lane Business Park. Call Darren at 085 7434884.