Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way

Your latest news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


A big well done to the wonderful Nicole Turner who brought home a Gold, Silver & 2 Bronze medals from Madeira. Very proud of you Nicole.

The Pride of Portarlington swimmer Nicole Turner
The Pride of Portarlington Nicole Turner


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.

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Portarlington will hold Darkness in to Light on next Saturday May 11, starting & finishing at the Portarlington GAA Centre. Venue opens from 3.30am. 5km walk leaving @ 4.15am. Refreshments before & after walk. 


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

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Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre, would like to thank everyone who supported their recent Art exhibition. They had a clay modeling work shop by beads_knits_clay_kids & amazing food by Hummingbird Interiors.

They were treated to some fabulous art by the 4th class boys from St. Patrick’s BNS, Portarlington, singing, saxophone, and Irish dancing. Well done to the QQI level 4 class for organizing the exhibition. €225 was raised for the Laois SPCA, along with some animal food.

An amazing event,


Deepest Sympathy to Michelle Crampton & family, Pine Villa on the death of Michelle’s father William (Banjo) Davy, Edenderry, who passed away on Friday April 26. William was predeceased by his loving wife Rosario, son Alan & daughter in law Geraldine. He will be sadly missed by his sons William & Ivor, daughters Martina, Michelle & Rosario, brother, sisters, 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. May William rest in Peace. Funeral took place on Monday April 29.

RIP Credit: Con Murphy Photography


Deepest Sympathy to the family of  Michael Gleeson formerly Morette, Emo, who passed away suddenly on Sunday April 28.  Michael was predeceased by his parents Michael and Margaret and sister Jackie. Deeply regretted by his loving brothers and sisters Audrey, Denis, Georgina, Stephanie and Thomas, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Funeral took place on Thursday May 2. May Michael rest in Peace.


Puzzle Club – Join us for a jigsaw morning and a cuppa, every Tuesday during the month of May 10:30am-12:30pm.

Knitting Club-Meets every Friday morning 10:30am-12:30pm. All skill levels from beginner to advanced are welcome!

PORTARLINGTON JUNIOR BOOK CLUB-Meeting on the last Wednesday of the month. This club is suitable for 9-12year olds. Booking is essential. 

Baby Book Club-Baby Book Club meets on Wednesday mornings at 10.30am.  Booking is essential. 

Sensory Toy Resource Collection – a service for parents of children with additional needs who live in Co. Laois. 

For all the above contact, call 057 8643751 or email

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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. 

GRACEFIELD GAA-Lotto results for April 29. Numbers drawn were -6-23-4-29. No winner of Jackpot. €50 each to Mick Slattery, Mary Keogh, Coli Hanlon, Deirdre Doyle & Dolore Holden. Promoter’s prize-Jamie Hanlon. Next Jackpot-€13,600.


Lotto Results-Results for April 29. Numbers drawn 5-21-23-29. No Jackpot Winner. Match 3 winner-Kevin & Heather Culliton. Promoter- Tom Coleman. Next Draw- Tuesday May 7, with a Jackpot of €7,000. Thanks for your support with this Club fundraiser. 

Darkness Into Light-O’Dempsey’s GFC, in partnership with The Heritage, are proud to announce that we are organizing a Community Walk for Darkness into Light. The walk will take place at the Heritage Track at 4.15am, on Saturday 11th May.