Portarlington News

Scrap Saturday

Scrap Saturday

Time to get those gardens tidied up in preparation for all that good weather. Scrap Metal collection on Saturday June 7 in aid of Portarlington Coder Dojo Club. We will take: axels, bbqs, bathtubs (metal or pre-cast) bicycles, metal car parts, copper wire, engine blocks, lawnmowers, metal appliances (non refrigerated), metal sinks, pipes, pots, pans, everything that’s metal. Drop your scrap to the Square in Portarlington on the June 7. If you have something that’s too big for you to move email education@portarlington.ie or call to Mary or Celia in the Oriel House Main Street for more information.

Many Thanks

The Portarlington Social Services/Meals on Wheels would like to thank the Portarlington Bridge Club for their 2 generous donations recently. As usual we would like to assure the public that all donations we receive goes into the Service of providing nourishing meals to all our Recipients in Portarlington and surrounding areas. Also for the maintenance of our lovely Centre.

Bingo- Our Senior Citizens Bingo continues in the Social Services Centre every Wednesday night at 8.30pm. Come along and play a few games and have a cuppa with your friends.

Choir concert

On next Friday May 16, there will be a special performance of the Dublin Welsh Male Voice Choir in St Michaels Church. This event is in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland (Kilimanjaro trek 2014). The Concert will run from 8pm to 10pm. The local Primary School Boys Band and Girls Choir will also be appearing. Tickets are €10 and are available from Love Port Office, Portarlington Pharmacy and The Anvil Inn. Otherwise contact Adrian Hennessy 087 -6289924.


The PCDA/Love Port are looking for Old photos and/or stories about Portarlington to publish on their website. So if any of you know of anybody with stories and old photos of Portarlington, maybe your Dad, Mam, Grandfather, Grandmother, Aunt, Uncle, Neighbour etc. would you ask them to get in touch with us on 086-8568801 or e-mail us on info@portarlington.ie. We would like to use some of the photos and stories on our website. Thanks in advance.

Camera Club

Mountmellick Camera Club in its 25th year are having an Exhibition of some of its work in the Library in Mountmellick for the month of May, with its official launch on Monday May 6 at 6.30pm. There are a number of photographers from Portarlington in the club and we hope as many as possible get a chance to come over and view the images on show.

Neighbourhood Watch

The launch of Lansdowne/Castlelea neighbourhood watch will be held on Wednesday May 14 in Portarlington Community Centre at 8 p.m. All residents of these Estates are invited to the launch where presentations will be given by the Gardai and by a local alarm company and a locksmith.

Irish Cancer Society

The Irish Cancer Society is offering a free transport service to patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments in the following hospitals - The Mater, Tullamore, Blanchardstown, St James & Tallaght. For more information patients can contact their treatment team in the Hospital or call Gail on 01 - 2310566.

Drama Society

The Portarlington Drama Society return to the Dunamaise Arts Centre, on Thursday & Friday May 29 & 30 at 8pm, with their production of Comparisons, by Henry Madden and directed by Siobhan Byron McEvoy. This play is set in working class Dublin in the 1960’s. Tickets available from the box office 057- 8663355 or www.dunamaise.ie €15/€12/€10.

Little Black Dress

Ladies get out those Little Black Dresses as this annual event on Friday May 30 upstairs in the Anvil Inn with dancing & music 8 till late. Special treat on the night courtesy of Portarlington Pharmacy. Tickets €10 from the Love Port Office in the Catholic Club, Phone 085-8568801.


Port’s St. Vincent de Paul is forming a panel of Volunteers to cover for Holiday and absences in their Shop on Main St. If you can give a few hours of your time please contact Helen @ 087-3673288 or call in to our shop. We would be very grateful for any help you can give. Also donations of Clothes, shoes, books etc are always welcome. Continued thanks to everyone for your kindness.

Gracefield GAA Lotto

Lotto results April 28. Jackpot €8,600. No winner. Numbers 20, 13, 1, 12. €50 went to following- Nellie Dunne c/o T Murphy, Kelly Family c/o D Doyle, S Quinn c/o P Mulligan, Maura Lawlor c/o M Flanagan & John Harrison c/o M Colgan. Promoters Prize went to Seamus Gorman. Jackpot next week €8,800.

Lotto results for May 6. Jackpot €8,800. No winner. Numbers 14, 20, 7, 16. €50 winners - Joe Boland c/o D Doyle, Mick Kavanagh c/o M Colgan, Fran Kepgh c/o P Mulligan, Liam McMahon c/o J Brady & Bridie O’Connor c/o Ann O’ Brien. Promoters Prize to Paddy Mulligan. Jackpot next week €9,000.

Port GAA Lotto

Week 18 Numbers 6,12,17,18. No Jackpot winner. €50 winners Brian Farrell c/o N Slevin & Ann Geoghan c/o Rose McCann. €25 winners Cathal Ryan c/o C Ryan & Marie Heavey c/o Rose McCann. Jackpot next week €4,900.

Stars in Their Eyes

Portarlington GAA presents “Stars in Their Eyes “in the Heritage Hotel Killenard on Sunday June 1. Tickets from: committee members, the Club contact number 086- 2712121 or by e-mail portarlingtongaaclub@gmail.com via PM the Club on Facebook or on Twitter @PortGAA

Port GAA Training

Training times for Teams are as follows-U6 Sundays 10.30am, U8 Wednesday 6.30pm and Saturday 10.30am, U10 Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm and Saturday at 10.30am, U12-Wednesday 6.30-8pm and Saturday 10.30am, U14-Monday and Wednesday at 7.45pm to 8.45pm, U16-Monday and Friday at 7.30pm to 8.45pm, Minors Friday 6.30-8pm, Seniors-Tuesday and Thursday 8pm to 9.30pm.

Port GAA Results

Our seniors, juniors and Minors all recorded wins last week. Our U14’s beat Ballyroan Abbey to get into the Laois Feile Final.


Sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to the recent Church gate collection in aid of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Assoc (PTAA).


St. Brigid’s Social Club Cloneyhurke held their AGM on April 29. Officers & Committee were elected: Chairperson-Seamus Flanagan, Secretary-Eddie Fitzpatrick, Treasurer-PJ Dunne. Committee Members- Mary Hyland, Mary Dooley, Shayla Jordan & Teresa Dunne.