Latest Laois News: All Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: All Around Portarlington Way

Your news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


On behalf of Portarlington Meals on Wheels we would like to thank the Committee at The Heritage Golf Resort Killenard for their kind donation of €2,005 from their recent golf classic. Thanks to all who played that weekend and all who donated. You can be assured that all money we receive goes to the continued running of the Service. Up to 10,000 meals were cooked and delivered last year, and we are on track to do the same this year. Many thanks once again to the committee.


Portarlington Lions Clubs are holding a Table Quiz in The Barrow Lodge, French church Street on next 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


Once again Santa’s Helpers will be helping families this Christmas who are struggling to live just day to day. Anyone with children always want to give their children a magical Christmas with Santa. Please give anything you can afford to put a smile on so many children’s faces this Christmas morning. You can donate on this link- . E-mail for more information to

If you have a son or daughter in 6th class, and wish to enrol them in 1st year at Colàiste Ìosagàin for 2022, then all applications must be submitted by Monday November 1. Any applications after that date will be considered late & a place can not be guaranteed. Please see website under the 2022-2023 admissions tab. Thank you.


Laois Co Co are actively trying to promote a positive approach to Responsible Dog Ownership. Show your support today and sign up to the Green Dog Walker Campaign, and receive your free hi viz. Follow the link below to fill out the online form.Please note this is open to residents in Laois only.…/environm…/green-dog-walker-programme/

photo of Killenard and Portarlington
The latest Portarlington News


Portarlington Credit Union have a fantastic opportunity for any budding Photographers out there. It’s the time of year again when the Port CU start their Calendar for next year! With all restrictions over the past 18 months, many of their members have been out and about around the area and managed to get some beautiful pictures of our town and local areas.This year all members are invited to send pictures, and then 4 will to go into the 2022 PCU calendar.If you think your snap is calendar worthy, forward it to by November 5.


Deepest Sympathy to the family & friends of Eileen (B.B) Cummins (nee Clarke), Marian Hill, who passed away on Wednesday October 20 at the Regional Hospital Tullamore. B.B was predeceased by her loving husband John Joe. Deeply regretted by her brothers Freddy & Eddie, sister Margaret, extended family, friends & all her wonderful carers. Funeral Mass took place on Saturday October 23 at St Michael’s Church Portarlington, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May BBs gentle soul rest in Peace. 


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.  

The Pride of Portarlington
The Pride of Portarlington


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.   


Lotto results for October 18. Numbers drawn were 9-24-23-27.  No winner of Jackpot. €50 each to Rita Kelly, Margaret Garry, Gillian Tracey, Bridie Keegan & Elizabeth McLoughlin.  Promoter-Michael Knight.  Next Jackpot-€2,600. 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.  


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: or 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.