Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way

Your latest news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


Did you know that GROW have had a meeting place in Portarlington for the last number of years. Meeting for a chat & a cuppa every Thursday at 2.15pm at the Social Services Centre on the Link road. For more information on Ports meeting contact Assumpta at 0868114135.


We’re having a registration night for new members between the ages of 9 and 14 on Tuesday April 16 from 7pm to 8pm. We will also be opening up a Beavers section for ages 6-8 in September, so if your child would like to join in September we would be happy to give you information on the night. Looking forward to seeing you there.


A big well done to Portarlington girl Rosaletta Casey who won her All Ireland Boxing Championship recently. Rosaletta boxes out of the Portlaoise Boxing Club. All Ireland Champion 2024

Rosaletta with her Dad Gerry and coach Pat Ryan


The Portarlington Community Development Association (PCDA), run the following projects- Pobal Senior Alarm service, after- schools service, Derryounce Lakes and Trails and the soon to be reactivated Garda Text Alert service among other initiatives. 

Over the past 25 years the PCDA is run by volunteers and a board of Directors (also volunteers). Our current committee are-Aidan Mullally (Chairman), Aidan Mullins (Vice Chair), Lillian Sheils (Treasurer), Michael McEvoy (Secretary), Colm Powell (Director), Kevin Hoey (Director & Tidy Towns rep), Julia Leavy (Director), Mary Keogh (Director), Eddie Fitzpatrick (Director), Laura Conway. We will keep our followers updated on all current and future PCDA projects. 

Our office is in the old girl school, opposite St Michael’s Church. The following are the opening hours & the contact details. Monday to Thursday-9am-1pm. Friday-9am-12.30pm. Contact-0578608395. 

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Spring Craft Table-Parent and Child Craft Table on Saturday April 20. No booking necessary just pop in and enjoy some spring crafts together.

Portarlington Library Book ClubNext meeting is on Tuesday April 30 at 11am. We will be discussing Stoner by John Williams.

Portarlington Junior Book Club-Meeting on the last Wednesday of the month this club is suitable for 9-12year olds. Booking is essential call 057 8643751 or email

Baby Book Club-Baby Book Club meets on Wednesday mornings 10:30am. Booking is essential call 057 8643751 or email

Knitting Club-Meets every Friday morning 10.30am-12.30pm. All skill levels from beginner to advanced are welcome!

Sensory Toy Resource Collection – A service for parents of children with additional needs who live in Co. Laois. The toys are designed to support the development of gross motor skills, fine motor skills and communication skills. More details and the catalogue can be found here :

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


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Thomas Kelly, Southampton & formerly St Michael’s Park who passed away recently in England. May Thomas rest in Peace. 


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

GRACEFIELD GAA-Lotto results for April 8. Numbers drawn were 17-18-31-30. No winner of Jackpot. €50 each to Mick Slattery, Gillian Tracy, Pamela Hoey, Mike Keegan & Rachel Murphy. Promoter’s prize-Anthony Earley. Next Jackpot-€13,000. 

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Our annual clothes collection will take place at the Gracefield GAA centre for the last two Saturdays in April, the 20 & 27 from 11am to 1pm. We appreciate all donations. Also if you have some free time any of the Saturdays please contact Jenny on 087 9656983, all help will be appreciated.


Lotto Results-Results for April 8. Numbers drawn-3-5-15-23.  No Jackpot Winner. Match 3 winner-Anne Bannon (Willie Bannon), Mary McGrath (Catherine Cahill), Mairead Slevin (ClubSpot) & Liam Kavanagh (Tony Kavanagh). Promoter-Phil Donoher. Congratulations to this week’s winners. Next Draw- Monday April 15, with a Jackpot of €6,200. Thanks for your support. 

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Club Mass

We will be holding our Club Mass for present, past, sick and deceased members of the Club on Friday May 3, at 7.30pm in the Clubhouse. Members past and present are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

Cúl Camps

Cúl Camp is back at O’Dempsey’s GFC from July 15 to 17. Demand is expected to be high as usual so be sure to book as soon as possible at