Latest Laois News: All around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: All around Portarlington Way

All the news from Emo, Killenard & Portarlington


A big well done to the Laois Ladies football team who won the All Ireland Intermediate Final against Wexford in Croke Park on Sunday July 31. Great achievement. 

It was a great day for ladies sport in Laois, with Laois Camogie U16 winning an all Ireland title also. Well done girls.

Laois; led by free-scoring Mo Nerney, clinched the All-Ireland title.


Mad Professor Science Show -Wednesday August 17 from 11:30am-12:30pm.

Free Event but booking essential – call 057 8643751 or email

Talk on Ronnie Matthews Archive Collection- Thursday August 18 from 7-8pm.

Free Event but booking advised – call 057 8643751 or email

Laois Volunteer Centre Pop-up Stand- Wednesday August 17 from 10am -1pm. Call in to find out more about volunteering opportunities in the not-for-profit sector.

Adult Book Club-This month we are reading The Island of Lost Trees by Elif Shafak, next meeting is on Tuesday August 30 at 11am. New members always welcome.

Knitting Group– Every Friday 10:30m-12:30pm. Pop in for a chat and some crafting. New members always welcome.


The Portarlington & Killenard Charity Gala Ball takes place on Saturday September 24 at the Heritage Hotel Killenard, Co. Laois. This year’s event is in aid of the Midlands Hospice Build. For your tickets contact Marie Corcoran.

The Tidy Town's 'Spring Clean' of Portarlington on Saturday 23 April was a big success. Over 120 volunteers took part at 34 different locations across the town and surrounding areas. 190 sacks of rubbish were collected.
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Some great news for the Summer. The Portarlington Concert Band School of Music remains open for the rest of the holidays for lessons. Also for any parents who wish for their child to learn a musical instrument. All Instruments are free of charge. Instruments on offer are Flutes, Clarinets, Saxophones, Trumpets, Trombones, Drums and Percussion. For more information contact Pat Donegan on 0838510428.

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


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Mary Olive Conroy (nee O’Sullivan) Mountmellick & Killenard, Portarlington, who passed away on Sunday July 31. Mary was predeceased by her loving husband Gerry. She will be sadly missed by her brothers Bernard & Gerard, sisters Mona, Teresa, Carmel, Virginia & Dolores, extended family & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Thursday August 4 at St John’s Church Killenard, with burial after in the adjoining Cemetery. May Mary’s gentle soul rest in Peace.  

The Pride of Portarlington swimmer Nicole Turner
The Pride of Portarlington Nicole Turner
LOTTO-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Thursday night. This week’s jackpot is €10,400. Tickets can be bought from club members or online via

Bingo at Port GAA Centre every Tuesday night at 8pm. Over €3,000 in prize money to be won. Port GAA Clubs brand new website is now live…

Lotto results for August 2. Numbers drawn were 28-18-3-14. No Jackpot winner. €50 each to Mary Dooley, Patricia Gallagher, Mary Kelly, Charlie Evans & Liz Hopkins. Promoter prize-Eileen Mulligan. Next week’s Jackpot-€3,600.Tickets from your usual seller, also from Centra Shop, Gracefield, and Anthony Early’s Shop Gracefield, or alternatively you can now do it online if you follow the link below.