Latest Laois News: All around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: All around Portarlington Way

Your latest news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


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.


Would any of you lady’s out there like to learn how to play Golf? Starts on April 4 & 6 at the Portarlington Golf club. Then why not contact Mary Gunning Foy at 0831846539. 


St Michael’s AC are holding the Bill Devereux Perpetual Trophy Forest run on Good Friday April 7 at 6pm, starting at Emo Community Centre. To register contact 

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Golf Classic 2023-After the enjoyment of last year’s outing, we’re happy to announce our Golf ‘Classic’ is happening once again at the Heritage Golf Resort on Good Friday, April 7. It will be a Scramble format. Team Registration and Sponsorship Details are available at this link –


Coláiste íosagáin are holding their first annual golf classic to raise funds for the school sports department on Friday April 21 at Portarlington Golf Club.

A team of 4 entry costs €200 (meal included), & a Tee Box can be sponsored for €100.

To register your interest, you can send a WhatsApp message to: 085-2159797 or via email to:

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Deepest Sympathy to the family of Christina Fox, Kinlough, Leitrim who passed away on Monday March 13 surrounded by her loving family. Christna will be remembered by the staff & former staff of Scoil Mhuire & Colaiste Iosagain Portarlington, also by her former students who have left so many comments on Social media remembering their wonderful Miss Fox. Funeral took place in Leitrim. May Christina’s gentle soul rest in Peace. 


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Ann Mack Nee (Weymouth) St Patrick’s Tce Portarlington & late of Whitegate, Co. Cork who passed away on Thursday March 16. Ann was predeceased by her loving husband Joe & son Tony. She will be sadly missed by her sons & daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Sunday March 19. May Ann rest in Peace. 


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Pauline Hughes (nee O’Connor), Station Road Portarlington & Emo who passed away on Sunday March 19. Pauline was predeceased by her husband Mick, grandsons Sean McHugh & beby Sean Murray. She will be sadly missed by her daughters Maureen (McHugh), Dundrum. Co. Tipperary & Brenda (Murray), Birr, Co. Offaly, son Michael, Lisnagry, Co. Limerick, sister Mae (Lewis), grandchildren, extended family & friends. Funeral took place in Emo on Wednesday March 22. May Pauline rest in Peace.  


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Esther Fitzpatrick (nee Kilroe), Kilnahown, Portarlington who passed away on Tuesday March 21. Esther was predeceased by her parents Christopher & Catherine, brothers Peter, Paddy, Jimmy & Christy (March 16, 2023), sisters Kathleen (Diviney) & Susan (Corcoran). Esther will be sadly missed by her loving husband Joe, son Niall, daughters Mary & Catriona, grandchildren, sons in law, sisters Lily (Maloney), Rosie (Flynn), Margaret (McCann), Ann (Daly) & Mary (Gorman), extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Friday March 24. May Esther rest in Peace. 

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ANNOUNCEMET: Dear Members and Supporters, we are delighted to announce that our annual Easter Fundraiser & Awards Night will take place on Easter Saturday April 8 in the Anvil Inn Portarlington at 8pm . We have the fantastic Tradstone heading up the celebrations and entertainment along with local band Hammer and Thongs. Awards on the Night Will be, Club Person of the year, Adult footballer and Hurler of the Year & Youth Footballer and Hurler of the year & Youth Footballer and Hurler of the year. We have some fantastic raffle Prizes on the night as well as an auction of some GAA Memorabilia. Limited Tickets are now on SALE and available from Neil and Eoghan at the Anvil Inn, Colgan Sports Portarlington and also from the Club House on Monday and Friday Nights. If last year is anything to go by, then this year will be just as special and memorable . Thank you for your support and see you there. Páirc de Grás abú!!!!

GRACEFIELD LOTTO–Lotto results for March 20. Numbers drawn were 6-24-4-15. No winner of  Jackpot.  €50 each to Eugene Geoghegan, Eugene McCabe, Michelle Hyland, Graham Delaney & Mario Houlihan. Promoters prize-Breda Flanagan. Next week’s Jackpot-€2,200.


 Social tennis has started & will continue every Thursday from 7.30pm at the Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club. Dust off the rackets & get fit again. New members & all levels welcome. €2 per player. Ample parking at Dr Whites.


LOTTO-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Tuesday night. Next week’s Jackpot is €7,000. 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. Free parking and wheelchair accessible.