Jigs & Reels

Jigs & Reels

Tickets now out for Jigs and 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 or call 085 8568801 for further information.


The Portarlington Community Development Association’s AGM will be held on Wednesday October 9 at 8pm in Oriel House Main Street. Your attendance would be appreciated as we aim to elect new officers and discuss the yearly report. New members welcome.


Congratulations and best wishes to the following couples who were married from the parish recently.

Jimmy and Noreen Mooney, St Michael’s Park who were married in Dublin on Wednesday September 18, with a party for family and friends in the Pint O Port on Saturday September 21.

Dawn Ryan Ballymorris and Paul McMahon St Michael’s Park.

Ken (Skillet) Hoey and Elaine Costello Treascon. Ken is a son of Michael and the late Shirley Connolly Botley Court and Elaine is a daughter of Ger and Margaret Costello St Josephs Tce.

Morgan Hennessy and Rachel Treanor Pine Villa who were married on September 28. Morgan is a son of Aileen and the late Noel Hennessy Bishopswood.

Long life and happiness to all our couples.

Christmas Tree

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

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. 

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.

Naomh Eoin AGM

The parents council at Scoil Naomh Eoin Killenard would like to invite you to their AGM on Monday October 14 at 8pm in the school hall. Some light refreshments will be served following the meeting.

Arch Club Dancing

Dancing takes place every Monday night in The Gandon Inn from 9.30pm. Admission only €5.  


Portarlington Community Centre beauty and fashion expo, fundraiser for painting the exterior of Portarlington Community Centre.

At Portarlington Community Centre on Friday October 11. Doors open at 7pm, tickets €7. Includes complimentary glass of wine and goody bag on arrival. Over 18 only.


Congratulations to Seodhna Hoey who has completed the 2012-2013 athletics season having won medals and titles in shot putt, discus and hammer in all championship events open to her. The list is long, Laois Championships, Leinster Championship and All Ireland Championships (indoor and outdoor). For schools events, the south Leinster schools, Leinster schools and All Ireland schools championships. Seodhna wrapped up her season with a bronze medal in the All Ireland Comminity Games finals and has been recently been selected for an All Ireland development squad for talented young athletes in throwing events. Well done.


The Presentation Primary School parents council AGM will take place on Monday, October 14, at 8pm in the school. All parents are welcome.

Men’s Shed

Portarlington Community Men’s Shed, Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6pm, at the ALERT Forklift & Safety Training Unit at Botley Lane Business Park. New participants and their ideas and projects are actively sought by the Shed. Everyone is welcome at the Men’s Shed. Contact Darren (co-ordinator) at 085 7434884, email mailto:portmensshed@gmail.com, portmensshed@gmail.com, PortMensShed on Facebook and Twitter.

Tennis Club

Adult social tennis continues every Monday at 8pm. New members welcome. Adult beginners tennis every Thursday morning at 10.30am. This session is informal and free of charge. Parents are encouraged to come and bring their small children. Tea/coffee at 11.45am.

Junior tennis practice continues on Tuesday and Friday at 6pm. Fun tennis under 8 every Saturday at 11am. Teenage social tennis at 8pm every Friday. Junior membership taken up now includes free participation in our summer activities program, every weekday afternoon during July and August 2014. Ring 0871231135 for further information.

Gandon Arts Group

Present Bizet’s opera Carmen with Roberto Alagna and Barbara Frittoli and The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Chorus and Ballet, at The Auditorium, The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort, Killenard, on Sunday, October 13 at 5.30pm. €20 (including refreshments). Please book in advance, only 50 seats. Phone 0873443462.

Gospel concert

An open air gospel music concert will take place in Portarlington’s Market Square this Saturday, October 12. The concert has been organised by Portarlington Christian Fellowship. From 1pm to 4pm.