Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way

Your News from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


The Portarlington Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from July 3o-August 6. Seven (7) nights full board. Cost-€1,060 per person sharing. Further details & bookings, phone Marie at 0877589896 or Vera at 0879311813.


Did you know that GROW have had a meeting place in Portarlington for the last no 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.

Latest Portarlington News


Have you heard of the SENIORS ALERT SCHEME? Under the Seniors Alert Scheme, personal alarms are available to older people for personal reassurance and security in the home. 

To qualify for the grant, you must be over 65 and living alone, or with another eligible person. The grant covers the cost of purchasing and installing the monitored personal alarm and additional pendant (the annual monitoring fee is paid by the grant recipient). 

CONTACT- Portarlington Community Development Association (PCDA) at or call 085-8568801 for support with scheme applications.


The Portarlington Women’s Shed meet every Thursday at 10.30am in the Portarlington Community Centre. Check them out on their facebook page, Portarlington Women’s Shed to see all their activities. New members always welcome to come along. 


The Vision Ireland- NCBI Charity shop at the Tannery (behind Centra, Main St), would be grateful for donations of good quality clothes, footwear etc. The shop is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5.30pm.


Puzzle Club – Join us for a Jigsaw morning and a cuppa. Every Tuesday during the month of May 10.30am to 12.30pm

Cooking for One Demonstration – Join Imelda Tynan for this demonstration on cooking quick affordable meals for one. Courtesy of LOETB. This demo will take place on Wednesday May 22 from 3.30pm-5.30pm. To book a place call 057 8643751 or email

Book Club-Next meeting is on Tuesday April 30 at 11am. We will be discussing Stoner by John Williams

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

Baby Book Club-Baby Book Club meets on Wednesday mornings at 10.30am.  Booking is essential call 057 8643751 or email

Knitting Club-Meets every Friday morning at 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-:


Deepest Sympathy to Mick Behan (The Print Works, Portarlington) & his family on the death of his mam Anne Behan, Naas. Co Kildare who passed away on Friday April 12. Funeral took place on Wednesday April 17 in Naas.  May Anne’s gentle soul rest in Peace. 


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Niall Deere, Bishopswood & Cappamore, Co. Limerick. Late of An Garda Sìochàna, who passed away suddenly on Monday April 15. Niall will be sadly missed by his loving wife Joan, daughter Julie-Anne, sons Tomàs, Neil, Ken, Simon, Brian & Robert, sisters Sadie & Molze, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Friday April 19. May Niall rest in Peace.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Maisie Doyle (nee Kearns), Shandra Woods & formerly Rockbrook Dublin, who passed away suddenly on Monday April 15. Maisie will be so sadly missed by her loving husband Brendan, sister Pat, brother in law Brendan, niece Linda, nephew Mark, their families, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Saturday April 20. May Maisie’s gentle soul rest in Peace.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Nanette O’Connor (nee Bryan), Longford & late of Eneghan, Walsh Island, who passed away on Tuesday April 16. Nanette was predeceased by her husband Tommy, son Liam, son in law Eugene McGee & her brothers & sisters. She will be sadly missed 

 and remembered with love by her family, daughter Marian McGee (Longford), sons Murt (Wicklow) and Tomas (Clane), daughters-in-law, her 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and a wide circle of friends. Funeral took place on Friday April 19 in Walsh Island. May Nanette’s gentle soul rest in Peace. 

RIP Credit: Con Murphy Photography


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Josephine (Josie) Duffy (nee Dunne), St Brochans Pk, Bracknagh & formerly Mucklagh, Co. Offaly, who passed away on Wednesday April 17th at her residence. Josie will be sadly missed by her loving & devoted husband Moss, daughters Fionnuala & Loretta, her 5 grandchildren, brothers, sisters, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Friday April 19. May Josies gentle soul rest in Peace


Spread the word folks, the Disney Playmakers programme for girls aged 5-8 runs weekly for 8 weeks. Commencing Saturday April 27. The sessions take place at Portarlington Leisure Centre. Registration in advance at link here is essential. This is a FREE OF CHARGE programme run in conjunction with UEFA, The FAI & Arlington AFC. 


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 15. Numbers drawn were 25-9-31-4. No winner of Jackpot. €50 each to Adrian Dunne, Maria & Mary Flanagan, Stephen Byrne, Orlaith Smith & Fiona Cooper. Promoter’s prize-Anthony Earley. Next Jackpot-€13,200. 

𝐂𝐥𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧

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

Latest news from in and around Portarlington


Lotto Results-Results for April 15. Numbers drawn -4-10-12-19.  No Jackpot Winner. Match 3 winner-Eddie Fitzpatrick, Damian Finlay, Catherine Cahill, James Flanagan & Michael Kavanagh.  Promoter-Noel Behan. Congratulations to this week’s winners. Next Draw- Monday April 22, with a Jackpot of €6,400. Thanks for your support. 

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