08 Aug 2022

Portarlington awards launched

Portarlington’s first awards ceremony was recently launched at the Heritage Hotel Killenard.

Portarlington’s first awards ceremony was recently launched at the Heritage Hotel Killenard.

The gala event, proudly supported by The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort, Independent Colleges and Bank of Ireland, will take place in The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort, Killenard on Friday 22nd March from 7.30pm.

RTE presenter Justin Treacy will be our MC on the night and our local entrepreneur Julie Cobbe successful Dragons Den candidate will be part of the judging panel.

The evening will be a celebration of the best of Portarlington, with presentation of awards for the winners in the business and community awards categories, Port’s Den live final and the announcement of a fantastic Independent Colleges scholarship programme worth €9,000.

“At Independent College Dublin we are well aware that the young minds of today are the business leaders of tomorrow! With that in mind, we make sure to play our part in supporting the education of today’s’ children. Independent College is proud to support the Love Port 2020 initiative and is committed to providing an environment designed to stimulate our future leaders here in Ireland.”, Padraig Hourigan, Managing Director, Independent College Dublin

The award categories are;

Port’s Den – Business Start up Award

Green Initiative Award

Business of the Year Award

Community Group of the Year

Charity of the Year

Port’s Person of the Year

Scholarship Award

The call for nominees and registration for the Portarlington Awards 2013 is now open, entry forms can be downloaded at or for more information contact Lillian 087 221 3591, Colm 087 234 3240 or email

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