Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way

Your latest news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


Portarlington Social Services seniors Bingo has returned to the Centre & will continue every Wednesday night at 8pm. Come along for a few games & a cuppa afterwards. 

The A.G.M of Portarlington Social Services will take place on Friday March 1. 


Renowned Plantsman & Horticulturalist Paul Smyth will be giving a gardening masterclass at SOLAS Garden Festival on Saturday & Sunday March 2 and 3 at SOLAS Eco Garden Centre. Portarlington. Co Laois. Paul is the Head Gardener at RHSI Bellefield Gardener, author and Podcaster! Tickets are on sale at €15 per ticket – You will receive a €15 voucher for our garden centre with each ticket purchased. This is a great opportunity for gardeners and lovers of plants to learn from an expert and get inspiration for your own gardens

SOLAS Eco Garden Centre to feature on Nationwide
SOLAS Eco Garden Centre

The talk will take place at SOLAS over the weekend of our Garden Festival. Other events that weekend-Speaker: Sandro Cafolla (wildflowers), Speaker: Mary Keenan (of Gash Gardens & the Irish Garden Magazine), Speaker: Mark Hurst (sustainable gardening), Earth Buddy Eoin , composting), Plant Swap, Kids Activities, Eco Friendly Show Garden.  Deals and discounts on plants. 


On behalf of Portarlington Meals on Wheels we would like to thank the Killenard Bridge Club & all the sponsors & ticket buyers for their kind donation of €5,000 to our Service.
The following is a message from Bernadette McDermott, the Bridge Club’s President.

“On behalf of Killenard Bridge Club Committee we wish to thank everyone for their support in making our Charity Bridge Night in aid of Meals and Wheels Portarlington such a wonderful success. We raised €5,000 for them. Thanks to all the Businesses who supported us with sponsorship and prizes for the night, without whose generosity it would not have been possible. Many thanks. Bernadette McDermott, President Killenard Bridge Club.” 


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Eamon Coogan, Gracefield Portarlington, who passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday February 10th. Eamon will be sadly missed by his loving wife Marian, daughters Nicola, Denise, LouiseEimear & Caroline, his 15 adored grandchildren, Aunt, brothers, sisters, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Monday February 12. May Eamon rest in Peace. 

Portarlington Parish Newsletter Week ending July 18th 📷 Con Murphy Photography
RIP Credit: Con Murphy Photography


Lotto Results for February 12. Numbers drawn: 7-12-20-28. • No Jackpot Winner. • Match 3 Winners: Hubert O’Leary & Marie & Noel Byrne. Promoter- Dick Whelehan. Congratulations to our winners this week. Our next draw is Monday February 19 with a Jackpot of €4,800. Tickets are available from -Dowling’s Gala, Killenard. Richie Slevins, Portarlington. Ballybrittas Service Station. Thank you for your support with this club fundraiser.


Back for its third year – our *Golf Scramble* is happening once again at The Heritage Golf Resort on on Good Friday March 29. This is a club fundraiser, but has always been a fun & Social day out too, so get the clubs out and join us on the day! Tee time booking and sponsorship opportunity details will be shared soon, but for now get the date into you diary & get picking your team. 

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Bingo at Port GAA Centre every Tuesday night at 8pm. Over €3,000 in prize money to be won. Free parking and wheelchair accessible. 


Lotto results for February 12. Numbers drawn were 16-22-30-8. No winner of Jackpot. €50 each to Fran Keogh, Gavin Dunne, Nicola Maher, Bridie McGettrick & Colin Hanlon. Promoter’s prize-Noleen Murphy. Next Jackpot-€11,400.

SUMMER FESTIVAL-Announcing the Start of Summer 2024 with THE BLACKTHORN FESTIVAL, on the Grounds of Gracefield GAA on Saturday May 11.