Very best wishes were extended to Sean and Ann Knight who retired after ten years as chairman and secretary of Portarlington Active Retirement/Happy Hearts Club. Sean and Ann did wonderful work over the years to establish the club into the great success it is today. They were presented with gifts from their fellow club members. The new chairman of the club is Cyril Dyer, secretary Anne Moore and treasurer Mary Maher. Sean and Anne will continue to enjoy the club as members. The club meet every Thursday at 2pm in the Community Centre.

Meals on Wheels

Thanks to Portarlington Darts League and Gogarty’s Bar for their donation to the Meals on Wheels which they collected recently. It is really much appreciated.

Easter Draw

St Brigid’s Social Club Cloneyhurke Easter draw takes place in Murphy’s Pub Cloneygowan on Saturday April 12. Contact Eddie Fitzpatrick.

Tennis Club

Portarlington Tennis club now have a new website “www.portarlingtontennisclub.ie” with a link to a new community Facebook page. Please check us out if interested in joining the tennis club. If interested contact Nuala at 087 1231135.

5K Run

Colaiste Iosagain are holding their annual 5K run on Friday May 2 starting at the school at 11.30, and running around the streets of Portarlington. This year there is nearly 600 students and 40 teachers taking part. Money raised will go towards buying sports equipment for the school and also to St Vincent de Paul. We are trying to get the community involved so any businesses or clubs in the town that want to have a representative run for them please contact the school on 057 8623407. Entry fee is €10.


Deepest sympathy to the family of Bill Storey Garryhinch Cross and formerly of Ballyhogue Enniscorthy. Co. Wexford who passed away on Saturday March 29 at his residence. Bill will be sadly missed by his loving wife Peg, his children, grandchildren and his extended family and friends. Requiem mass took place at St Michael’s Church on Monday March 31, with burial after to St Michael’s Cemetery. May Bill rest in peace.


Deepest sympathy to the Shaw family Patrick St on the death of their brother Frank Shaw, who recently passed away in England. May Frank rest in peace.


Deepest sympathy to the family of Mary Mooney (nee Casey) Rosecourt and formerly of Howth. Co. Dublin who passed away at the Regional Hospital Tullamore on Wednesday April 2. Mary will be sadly missed by her loving husband Michael, daughters Aisling and Lavinia, son Andrew, her mother Peg, grandchildren and her extended family and friends. Requiem mass took place on Friday April 4 at St Michael’s Church Portarlington, with funeral after to Glasnevin Crematorium. May Mary rest in peace.


Do you suffer from stress and anxiety and want a peaceful way to learn to cope with it? Well then why not join Maureen who has 20 years experience in dealing with people through meditation. Meditation started recently from 7.30pm to 9pm in Portarlington Social Services Centre Link Rd, and each Monday after. For more information please contact Maureen at 086 3620576 or email Carlow@ie.brahmakumaris.org. Also you can contact Ann (Bourke) Dunne 087 4116101.

Arlington Lotto

Results for March 25. Letters C-A-T-N. No winner of jackpot. Next jackpot of €1,300 will take place on April 8.

O’Dempsey’s GAA

Lotto for March 24. Numbers 20-22-24-25. No jackpot winner. O’Dempseys membership 2014 is now due. Contact Barry Finlay 087 7707511. Check out our website for training details.

Killenard Tidy Towns

AGM will be held on Monday April 28 at 8pm in the Ballycarroll Room in the Community Centre Killenard. All are invited to attend.

Gracefield GAA

Lotto results for March 31. Jackpot €7,800. No winner. Numbers 9-2-6-8. €50 went to the following: Denise Whelan c/o J Mulligan, Scott Curtayne c/o M Murtayne, Mick Gallagher c/o M Gallagher, Damian Hynes c/o P Hynes & Billy Moore c/o S Gorman. Promoters prize went to Paddy Mulligan. Jackpot next week €8,000.

Port GAA Club Lotto

Week 13. Numbers 6- 9-23-27. No jackpot winner. €50 winners Liz Waldron and Billy Murphy c/o Rose McCann. €25 winners Pascal Delaney c/o P Delaney and Patricia McEvoy c/o D Smith. Next week’s jackpot €4,400.

Stars in Their Eyes

Port GAA are looking for talented singers and those not so talented to contact the club if you are interested in this event. For more information contact 086 2712121 or portarlingtongaaclub@gmail.com. Are you another Ed Sheeran or Taylor Swift?


Membership for 2014 for all members is now due. Family €60, adult €40 or child €25. Contact Janet Bennett (registrar), Niall Slevin (treasurer) or Adrainne McCarthy (secretary). For any queries contact the club at 086 2712121. Or email porportarlingtongaaclub@gmail.com.

Poker Classic

Portarlington GAA Good Friday 5 card draw poker classic. Entry fee €25, buy in €5, top up €10. Information and tickets from Joe Whelan or Cam McGettrick.


Dancing continues every Monday night in The Gandon Inn, Emo till midnight. Music in the coming weeks: April 14 Tony Nugent & Gerry Walsh. April 21 John & Terry. April 28 Adrian Ryan. May 5 Tony Bird. May 12 Twice Shy. May 19 J & S Sound. Come along for a great night out. Admission €5. All welcome.

Bog Wars

Congratulations to all the teams from the first responders who took part recently in the gruelling course and raised much needed funds for their cause.

Port Cfrgroup

We are looking for community groups/clubs who want to learn CPR. As we are a voluntary group we don’t charge for training. However, we could always do with help fundraising. We have new instructors that need to complete just a little more training. We’ve spent a huge amount of money on training equipment. Money that was raised locally by the community. So it’s time for the community to get something in return. If you have a club/group who would like CPR training then let us know by private message on our FB page or email pfr@portarlington.ie.