Latest Laois News: All Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: All Around Portarlington Way

Your latest news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


Portarlington Lions Clubs are holding a Table Quiz in The Barrow Lodge, French church Street on Friday October 29.  Brush off the old cross words and dictionaries and share the knowledge at a fun evening with friends. Table of 4 is €40. Your support as always is appreciated.


MakePort have a fantastic workshop for this Mid-Term break for all those budding artists out there. David Butler is a local children’s book artist & comic book artist & book illustrator. David is hosting a comic workshop this midterm break at the Makerspace on Saturday October 30, from 12pm – 3pm. If interested in taking part contact WhatsApp/Text at 089-4947612, or email

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

BINGO The Portarlington Social Services, Seniors Bingo has returned, every Wednesday night at 8.30pm in the Social Services Centre Link Road. Come along to a lovely Social night. Play a few games of Bingo & enjoy a cuppa. All precautions are in place for your safe return. We are looking forward to seeing all of you.   

BINGO The Port GAA Bingo is back. The Club look forward to welcoming their patrons at the earlier time of 8pm every Tuesday at the Portarlington GAA Centre. Patrons are asked to arrive early, face masks and covid certificate are required for entry.  Up to €3,500 in prize money to be won.  

PORT LOTTO Portarlington GAA Club weekly lotto draw Jackpot is now at €5,800. To be in with a chance to win each week just click on the link here, or you can buy your tickets from any Committee member.    

Portarlington GAA News
All your Portarlington GAA News here.

GRACEFIELD GAA  Lotto results for October 11. Numbers drawn were 20-26-1-16.  No winner of Jackpot. €50 each to Sean Byrne, Paul Sweeney, Mary Keller, Breda Flanagan & Andrew Burbage.  Promoter-Christy Bryan.  Next Jackpot-€2,400. 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 here.    


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Michael Smyth, Droughill Portarlington & Palmerstown Dublin who passed away on Saturday October 9th. Michael was predeceased by his dear mother Maura. He will be sadly missed by his father Patrick, sisters, brothers, extended family & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Wednesday October 13 at St Philomena’s Church Palmerstown, with Cremation after. May Michael rest in Peace. 


Deepest Sympathy to the heartbroken family of Conor Montague, Limetree, Woodbrook Portarlington who passed away on Wednesday October 13. Conor will be sadly missed by his heartbroken parents Sean & Mary, his adoring brother Eoin, grandparents Sean & Annette Conway, Paddy & Patricia Montague, great-grandmother Mary, godparents, aunts, uncles, extended family & a large circle of friends. May Conor’s gentle soul rest in Peace. 


LCC Mutt Mitts Mountmellick launch
Mutts Mitts dispensers are for dog waste bags and three of these dispensers have been placed at various locations around the town. Honey takes in the official Mountmellick launch. Photo: Alf Harvey.

Dog dirt is a health hazard, and some day your child might be affected by someone else’s failure to do the right thing.  Failure to clean up your dog’s waste can lead to a €150 on the spot  fine, or on summary, conviction to a fine of up to €3,000.


The local Jobs club offer the following Service FREE OF CHARGE!!! CV Preparation and Design-Cover Letters and Application Forms-Interview Preparation – one to one, panel, behavioural competency and group interview situations.IT Support – How to carry out job searches, loading CV’s to job search sites, creating an email account, MS Word etc.Self Confidence Support – Help is available to deal with any anxiety you may have with regard to returning to workplace, interviews etc. They can also connect you with case workers from DSP if you need to get information on grants, self employment, education, further training etc. All you have to do is call : 0578640125. Email: info@portarlingtonjobclub.ieor visit their website at:

Pictured at Solas Eco Garden Centre, Portarlington, Co.Laois David Maher on the left and John Carey on the right.
Pictured at Solas Eco Garden Centre, Portarlington, Co.Laois David Maher on the left and John Carey on the right.