St Brigid’s Social Club Cloneyhurke

St Brigid’s Social Club Cloneyhurke

Are holding a cake sale and bric a brac on Sunday, October 20, commencing at 2pm. Saleable items only can be donated to the event. For enquiries please contact 087 2749693 or 087 2580428.

Jigs & Reels

Tickets are now selling fast for Jigs & Reels in aid of Portarlington Community Development Assoc/Love Port and Port Meals on Wheels in the Heritage Hotel Killenard on Sunday October 27 (Bank Holiday). All money raised will go back into the community by both groups involved. Check out Love Port Facebook page, Love port website, the dancers themselves, or call 085 8568801 for further information. Disco after the event also.


Congratulations to Neville Cox Deerpark who recently graduated from National University Maynooth with a double first class honours degree in history and philosophy. Neville is a son of Winifred and Rowland Cox. A past pupil of Colaiste Iosagain. He is continuing his postgraduate studies in Queen’s University.

Christmas Tree

The annual door to door collection will take place in the coming weeks. Your generosity is always appreciated.


Frances Black in concert at St Peter & Paul’s Church Monasterevin on Friday October 18 at 8pm sharp. Tickets €20 available at Monasterevin Parish Office, contact 045 525346. Earley’s Sho 045 525395 or Portarlington Parish Office at 057 8643004.

Coffee Morning

Scissor Hands are hosting a coffee morning in aid of breast cancer in their salon on Thursday October 17 from 10am-1pm. Join them for some tea/coffee and some homemade sweet treats. All donations will go directly to Cancer Research. There will be a raffle with lots of goodies to be won. For more information contact us on 057 8684612. Everybody welcome, please support.

Annual Hunt

It’s that time of year again when the annual Lions Club Portarlington hunt chase takes place on Sunday October 20 starting at Odlums Mill on Station Road at 2pm and finishes at approx 5pm at the Railway Bar, where light refreshments tea/coffee and some sandwiches and hot food will be served free of charge to all who attend the auction and raffle.

Credit Union Day  

Mass will be celebrated for all deceased members in St Michael’s Church on Thursday October 17 at 10am. Refreshments will be served in the credit union office immediately after. Everybody is welcome to join us. Free draws throughout the day. All deceased members will also be remembered at the next prayer service in St Paul’s Church.


Killenard Community Games AGM will take place on Thursday October 17 at 8pm in O’Dempsey clubhouse. New members very welcome.

Men’s Shed

The Port Men’s Shed meets every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6pm at ALERT Forklift and Safety Training Unit at Botley Lane Business Park. Contact Darren (co-ordinator) at 085 743 4884, email portmensshed@gmail.com, PortMensShed on Facebook and Twitter.

Credit Union Big Draw

Congratulations to the following who were winners in the recent cash prize draw. €10,000 went to Nikita Broughan and Wesley Brereton, well done guys, great win. €3,000, Martina Whelehan Corrig, €2,000 Mary Donnellan Kilnacourt, €1,000 x 2 Geraldine McManus Lough and Alice Maher Woodview, €500 x 2 Thomas Fitzgerald Droughill and John Fitzpatrick Walsh Island. Well done to all the lucky winners. 

Arch Club Dancing

Dancing takes place every Monday night in The Gandon Inn, Emo from 9.30. Music October 21 by Adrian Ryan, October 28 by Brian McDermott, November 4 Done and Dusted. Admission only €5. All welcome.

Fundraising Dance

St Vincent de Paul are holding a fundraising dance in The Gandon Inn, Emo on Friday November 29. Donations for an Auction to be held on the night would be greatly appreciated.  


Deepest sympathy to the family of Peg Crossan Ballymorris who died suddenly on Saturday September 28. Peg will be sadly missed by her daughter Mary her extended family and friends, and especially her good friend Susan. Requiem mass took place in St Michael’s Church on Monday September 30, with burial after to St Michael’s Cemetery.


It was with sadness that the town heard of the passing on Wednesday October 2 of 20 year old Lisa Bracken Arlington Estate. Lisa will be sadly missed by her parents Patrick and Jess, her brothers Patrick, Stephen and Kevin, sisters Tanya and Emma, her boyfriend Christopher, her nieces Katelyn and Danielle, her godson and nephew Christopher, grandparents, brother in law, sisters in law, aunts, uncles and her extended family and many friends. Requiem mass took place on Friday October 4 in St Michael’s Church, with burial after to St Michael’s Cemetery. Lisa had been ill for the past four years, and she was so brave and always had a smile through the good and bad times of her illness. Lisa had a great passion for Irish dancing and singing. She was a member of Port Irish Dancing group, and the group gave her a wonderful guard of honour on the day of her funeral. Her beautiful singing was also played in the church on the day. Lisa was looked after to the end by her wonderful family, her boyfriend and her very close friends. May Lisa rest in peace.

Gracefield Gaa

Lotto for October 7. Jackpot €3,000. No winner. Numbers 16-1-15-8. €50 went to Sheila Bannon c/o D Doyle, Pippa O’ Sullivan c/o C Bryan, Ann McDermott c/o L Corcoran, Aiva Brady c/o J Brady & Tom Coleman c/o P Mulligan. Promoter’s prize to Christy Bryan. Jackpot next week €3,200.

GAA Lotto

Results for October 8. Jackpot €2,000. No winner. Numbers 4-15-22-28. €50 went to Lil Murphy c/o M Fallon and Madeline Ward c/o J Ward. €25 each to Maura Leavy c/o Rose McCann and Jacko Murphy c/o Rose McCann. Promoters prize to Tom O’Shea. Jackpot next week €2,100.

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 at 057 8684932 or 087 7403464.

Port ICA

Portarlington ICA guild meets on the second Thursday of each month in Portarlington Social Services at 8pm. All are welcome. New members also very welcome.