Latest Laois News: All Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: All Around Portarlington Way

All the latest news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


Portarlington Active Retirement Club takes place every Thursday from 1.45pm to 3.45pm at the Portarlington Community Centre. New members welcome. 

Dinner Dance 

O’Dempsey’s GFC  Dinner Dance takes place on Friday November 25 in the Heritage Hotel Killenard. Tickets €50. Music on the night by Damien Bowe & Co. For more information or tickets please text Síle on 0857704463. 


Rediscover the Magic of Reading to Children with Dr Becky Long. As part of the Leaves Festival Dr Becky Long will give a talk full of tips and useful information on how to help your children love reading. Takes place Saturday November 12 at 11am . Free event, to book call 057- 8643751 or email

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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Coding for Children- November 19 at 11am. Coding workshop for children aged 10-12yrs old. Free event but places are limited so booking essential. To book call 057 8643751 or email

Clever Little Handies-Free Clever Little Handies Course . Portarlington Library from this Wednesday November 9 at 11:40am (running for 4 weeks). Clever Little Handies is a baby sign language class using Irish Sign Language signs that pertain to the day to day with a baby, taught through nursery rhymes, songs and poems. The classes are for parents with babies from newborn up. Places limited booking essential call 057 8643751 or email


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Lucinda Kenny, Annamoe Portarlington who passed away on Thursday October 27. Lucinda was predeceased by her parents John & Florence. She will be sadly missed by her sisters Georgina, Sylvia & Florence, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral service took place on Saturday October 29 at Cloneyhurke Church, Garryhinch, with burial after I the adjoining Churchyard. May Lucinda’s gentle soul rest in Peace. 

Portarlington Parish Newsletter Week ending July 18th 📷 Con Murphy Photography
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My deepest Sympathy to the family of Shirley Goodwin (nee Fossitt), Killenard Portarlington, who passed away surrounded by her devoted family on Monday October 31. 

Shirley was predeceased by her husband Billy & daughter in law Anne. She will be sadly missed by her family Rodney, Velma, Lyle & Neil, grandchildren Harry, George, Alice, Martha, William, Dorothy, Sadhbh, Ruairi & Aine, great-grandchildren Daniel & Emily, son in law Malcom, daughter in laws Joan & Janice, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Thursday November 3

May Shirley’s gentle soul rest in Peace.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Dominic (Dom) Cooper, Mountmellick & formerly Clanmalire Portarlington who passed away on Monday October 31. 

Dom was predeceased by his loving mother Mary, stepfather Joe & his nephew John. 

Dom will be sadly missed by his darling daughter Nicole, grandchildren Amber & Scott, Nicole’s partner Stephen & her mother Veronica, his partner Rona & her family, his 8 brothers, extended family, neighbours & a large circle of friends. Funeral Mass took place at St Joseph’s Church Mountmellick on Thursday November 3, with burial after in St Joseph’s cemetery. May Dom rest in Peace. 


The Parish Office is located at the Parochial House, Patrick Street, Portarlington & and serves parishes of Portarlington, Killenaed, Rath and Emo. Opening Hours– Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 1.30 pm. Parish Staff, Eileen Ryan & Rosemary Whelan. Tel: 057- 864 3004.

The Pride of Portarlington
The Pride of Portarlington


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-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Tuesday night. This week’s Jackpot is €13,000. Tickets can be bought from club members or online via

Portarlington GAA News
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Lotto results for November 1. Numbers drawn were 25-2-20-17. No Jackpot winner. €50 each to Breda & Andrew, Helen Hanlon, Peter Dixon, Moya Dowling & Carol & Margaret. Promoter prize-John Kelly. Next week’s Jackpot-€2,800.