Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way


Wishing all the boys & girls in our Parish all the best as they return to school. Well done to all the teaching staff who made sure that everything was in place for the safe return of their pupils.


The committee of Portarlington Social Services/Meals on Wheels would like to thank everyone who helped in anyway to keep the service going during the past 6 months. Without the help we received we could not have managed to cook & deliver to our many recipients.  Thanks to the wonderful kitchen staff, the volunteer drivers, Martina and the CE scheme. To all the people who donated in anyway and all the offers of help.

At the present rate, we expect to exceed over 8,000 meals this year. A wonderful service which is now 48 years on the go.



Due to Covid 19 restrictions, Garryhinch & Portarlington Bridge clubs are not in a position to reopen this September. If, and when there are changes, members will be notified. In the meantime, we wish everyone well.



The Portarlington Concert band is back up & running. If your child would like to learn an instrument, then contact Pat Donegan @0838510428.

Adult students very welcome too.

Portarlington Credit Union News


Portarlington Credit Union are delighted to be in a position to launch their Third Level Bursary Awards for 2020.

They will be selecting 3 winners that are members of Portarlington Credit Union to win €,1000 each.

Entrants must-Be First Time College Entrants. Be Full Time 3rd Level students.


Be a Member. Become a member today if you are not already and you too can enter. Application forms and T’s & C’s are available on their website or from the offices.

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You can email your application form to or drop it into the office.



Laois County Council has launched a Youth Volunteers scheme, which is aimed at 18-25-year olds, to encourage them to volunteer with a local community group. If interested, groups or volunteers should register here with Laois Volunteering Information Services


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Patrick Kerry, Coolbanagher, Emo who passed away in his 90th year on Thursday August 27 at St Brigid’s hospital Shaen. Patrick was predeceased by his wife Eileen. He will be sadly missed by his daughters, sons, brother, sister, grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Saturday August 29 at St Paul’s Church Emo, with burial after in St Peter & Paul’s cemetery Portlaoise. May Patrick rest in Peace.



The link for the Church webcam is here.


Lotto results for Monday August 24. Jackpot €9,600-no winner. Numbers drawn, 21-27-1-3. €50 each to Bryan Family c/o C Bryan, Danuta Locmele c/o C Bryan, Karen Bryan c/o C Bryan, Colette Coss c/o M Knight & David Bannon c/o D Doyle. Promoter- Sharon Slattery. Next Jackpot-€9,800.



 Reminder that our club lotto tickets can now be purchased on line, and can be played for minimum €2 per line, or €5 for 3 lines weekly. Jackpot at the moment is €9,800 and we are encouraging all players and members to support our lotto on a weekly basis, if not already buying tickets.

Our club lotto tickets can now be purchased online here.

Please share this around to your friends and families if possible.

All the news from Portarlington and Killenard


The first ever Gracefield area Newsletter has just been published. It is available free of charge in Centra Supermarket in Gracefield. Call in and collect a copy.




Our weekly Lotto Jackpot is now @€17,000. Just click on the link below to be in with a chance of winning the Jackpot by playing online.