Latest Laois News: All Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: All Around Portarlington Way

All your news from Emo, Killenard & Portarlington


Portarlington Lions Club Tractor Run supporting our Community takes place on Sunday March 5. Registration from 10.30am at the Railway Station car-park for 12 noon departure. Contact : Gerry @ 086 3584611 or Brendan @ 086 4415219. YOUR SUPPORT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.


We have a FREE wellbeing day at the Portarlington Community Centre for Men and Women, coming up on March 10, from 10am to 1pm. Over the course of 3 hours, participants will take part in lots of dancing, strength, conditioning and yoga, followed by some light refreshments. 

For more information or to register, contact Eimear on 086011722 /

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This year’s Parish pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from August 2 to 9. Seven nights in Hotel Solitude. Please give your name, if interested to Marie Corcoran at the Care Charity Shop on Main St or phone Marie at 08777589896 or Vera at 08672221799. 


 Free CPR training takes place at McGreal’s Pharmacy, Kilnacourt Portarlington on Tuesday March 7 at 7pm. Learn the basics of CPR by first responders & the best procedure to follow in an emergency. All ages of the public welcome.


Portarlington Concert Band are now recruiting adults for our Beginner Band. Instruments are free of charge and include the following, 1. Trumpets, 2. Trombones, 3. Saxophones,

 4. Clarinets, 5. Flutes, 6. Percussion. Lessons available on weekdays. Rehearsals for Beginner Band on Saturdays 12pm to 1pm. Cost per lesson is €15. For further information contact Pat on 0838510428.

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Meet every Thursday from 2.15pm-4pm at the Portarlington Social Services, Link Road. 

Any person over 18 years of age is welcome to attend. If you require any further information in relation to this meeting, please contact:  Assumpta on 086 8114135 or e-mail All welcome to call for a chat & a cuppa. 


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Michael (Mick) Melia, St Brochan’s Park, Bracknagh who died on Thursday February 16. Mick was predeceased by his son Damien & brother Phil. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Rose, family Mary, William, Michael, Imelda, Sadie Tabby, grandchildren, brother, sisters, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Sunday February 19. May Mick rest in Peace.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of James (Jim) Bracken, St Brochan’s Park Bracknagh who passed away on Wednesday February 22. Jim was predeceased by his brothers Jack, Pat & Martin, sisters Phyllis & Kit. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Diana, Daughters Margaret, Anne, Dolores & Fiona. Sisters Maura, Brigie & Nancy (Shortall, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral too place on Friday February 24. May Jim rest in Peace. 

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


Do you fancy returning to football after some time away? Never played and want to give it a try? An initial 5 week trial will start on Thursday March 2. For more information or to register your interest, please contact Stef on (087) 6293184.


LOTTO-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Tuesday night. Next week’s Jackpot is €6,200. Tickets can be bought from club members or online via

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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. 


Lotto results for February 20. Numbers drawn were 32-16-14-31. No Jackpot winner. €50 each to Marian Coogan, Mary Slattery, Marie Fallon, Mary Dooley & Michael Slattery. Promoters prize-Breda Flanagan. Next week’s Jackpot-€5,800.