Latest Laois News: All Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: All Around Portarlington Way

All the news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


Derryounce Experience are hosting a fundraiser in the Dunamaise Theatre on Thursday September29. A movie filmed by George Mathews in the 1920’s capturing the time, including recordings made in Portarlington & Dublin will be shown. Just the 2nd time the film will be shown. This is a wonderful opportunity to go back 100 years whilst supporting a fantastic local amenity. 


The senior citizens Bingo will resume on Wednesday September 14 at the Social Services Centre, Link Road. The usual time of 8.30pm to start, with tea & biscuits & chat after. 


Portarlington Concert Band are holding normal lessons  Thursday from 3pm. Senior Rehearsals at 5pm. Contact Pat on 0838510428 for more information.

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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Portarlington Credit Unionare delighted to announce that they are offering 5/€1,000 Maureen McEvoy Bursary Awards this year for 2022. 

This bursary is open to first year students only. Students must have been awarded a place in 3rd level, full time education. To apply: Pick up a form in the office. Phone the office and they can post out a form. Closing date is September 16, 2022.


As the Club prepares to reopen to members, they are currently seeking volunteers. The members have grown in numbers and as such the club can only reopen with the support of volunteers to help to provide a service to the young people of the community to which they value very much. If you are interested in volunteering, please email or Private message on their Facebook page.


 Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre still have limited places available on many of their PLC programmes in Business Management, Accountancy, Office Admim., Social Studies and Healthcare. These courses offer an alternative route to college for many students. Check out this Irish Times article which outlines the benefits of using FET courses to access college places. Call 057 8623161 to find  more about your options.

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


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Kathleen Dunne (nee Dunne), Cullenagh, Portlaoise & formerly Bracklone St Portarlington who passed away on Saturday September 3. Kathleen was predeceased by her husband Denis Joseph & her brother Paddy. She will be sadly missed by her son Alan, daughters Denise, Elizabeth & Serena, Sister Mary, brother Paddy, grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Monday Sept 5 at SS Peter & Paul’s Church Portlaoise, with burial after in SS Peter & Paul’s cemetery. May Kathleen’s gentle soul rest in Peace.


The season is getting underway and the Falcons are always looking for new players of all skill levels! No experience or knowledge required – we’d love to have you so come out and give it a try!! Training is on Wednesdays at 7.30pm in Portarlington RFC and Fridays at 7.30pm in CilDara RFC.


Annual fundraiser k2k countdown is on……Raise money for Banríon Gaels Camogie Club.

All donators will be entered into a draw for great prizes including a voucher for Centre Parcs! All donations very gratefully accepted. 

The Pride of Portarlington
The Pride of Portarlington


LOTTO-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Tuesday night. This week’s jackpot is €11.400. 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 Sept 5. Numbers drawn were 17-14-15-4. No Jackpot winner. €50 each to Paul Walsh, Donnacha & Oisin Flanagan, Sonya Walsh & Thomas Coleman. Promoter prize-Michael Gallagher. Next week’s Jackpot-€4,600.

Portarlington sees opening of Ireland's first Eco Garden Centre
Your Portarlington News brought to you by Solas Eco Garden Centre, Portarlington, Co.Laois


O’Dempseys GFC Walking Group will meet every Monday & Wednesday nights at 8pm at the  Killenard Community Centre. If you would like to attend or want further information, please message Síle on 0857704463. 

We normally do a 5km route around the village, but people are welcome to come along and do a longer or shorter route, and take it at their own pace.


Portarlington Active Retirement Club has resumed after the Summer break, every Thursday from 1.45pm to 3.45pm at the Portarlington Community Centre. New members welcome.