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Portarlington Meals on Wheels have had a busy year, with up to 10,000 meals expected to be cooked & delivered by the end of this year. The Committee are so thankful to all who help in any way to keep the Service going so strong still, after 48 years.

The people who receive the meals are recommended by their Doctor or Primary Care nurses. The meals are delivered 3 days a week, with a donation for the meals made weekly by the recipients. The committee are so thankful to all the clubs, individuals & HSE who are generous with their donations. Stay safe everyone.

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Last Christmas Santa’s Helpers through professionals and community activists reached 160 families in Laois. Every child deserves to be happy.

This Christmas we hope to reach over 100 families in County Laois where we assist Santa in bringing some joy in what is a very difficult year.

If you can help us please donate to this link here or contact us.

All donators are entered into our draw for some amazing prizes.

You can contact Ann Bourke Dunne who has agreed to help in Portarlington. Darren Conroy can be contacted at Taylor & Conroy, Kilminchy in Portlaoise. Also e-mail at, or message us on Facebook Messenger here.


All donations would be more than helpful to help people who have come on to hard times. You can drop a donation into the letterbox at the shop beside the Garda Barracks. Volunteers are in the shop at present, although it is not yet open for business. Many of the local shops and businesses who have kindly facilitated by having a bucket in their shop also.

The Conference would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your very generous support throughout the years. They wish you all a peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year.


This year’s Emigrants Newsletter is now available. Over 100 pages of news & history for €4. You can purchase at the following shops-Centra Kilmalogue, Spar Express Station road, Burbages Main St, the Post Office, Fletchers newsagent, Slevin’s Bracklone Street, Central Stores Newsagents, Murphy’s Eurostretcher, Frenchchurch St, Parish Office & Earleys Kilmalogue.

Stunning shot of Lea Castle. Thanks to Con Murphy Photographer

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Deepest Sympathy to the family of David Phelan, Marian Hill who passed away on Saturday November 21. David will be sadly missed by his loving daughter Katie & her mother Helen, sisters Helen, Mairead & Angela, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Ma took place on Sunday November 22 at St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May David rest in Peace.



St Michael’s Parish during phase 3. Masses-No public Masses allowed. All Masses will be online. Weekdays-10am. Saturday-6.30pm. Sunday 9am & 12.15pm. Churches will remain open for private prayer.

St Michael’s Church webcam link is here.


Have you heard of Senior Alert Alarms? All over 65 years are eligible. It provides you with the access to summon help, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. It is fully covered for supply & installation of the alarm. Small yearly charge to monitor the alarm. If you or someone you know is interested then contact the PCDA at the Love Port office on 0858568801 or e-mail

Gracefield GAA Fun Day

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Lotto results for Monday November 23. Jackpot €12,200-no winner. Numbers drawn 1-12-4-17. €50 each to Cathy Murphy c/o P Murphy, Lee Anne Murphy c/o Online, John Mulligan c/o J Mulligan, Pat Hyland c/o J Hanlon & Rory Kelly c/o Online. Promoter- John Lawlor. Next Jackpot-€12,400.


Our club lotto tickets can now be purchased online here.

Arlington AFC's side pictured before edging out Portlaoise visitors Dynamo Town by the odd goal in five in the sides' captivating Over-35 League encounter

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Results for November 23. No Jackpot winner. Letters drawn B-P-S-U. Converts to numbers 2-16-19-21. Well done to the lucky dip winners-Emma Brennan & Rachel Confry. The sellers prize went to Richard Confry. Each received €25. The next draw takes place on December 8. Tickets can be bought online here. Sign up for one draw or never miss a draw by signing up for the year. Thanks as always for your support.