Latest Laois News: All around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: All around Portarlington Way

Your latest news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


This is the 3rd Christmas that Santa’s Helpers have helped families in the Laois areas who have found themselves struggling to live just day to day. Anyone with children always want to give their children a magical Christmas with Santa.  Last year Santa’s helpers reached in excess of 180 families in our local communities across Laois. Over 30 of these were in Portarlington. We are hoping to do better this year. You can donate on this link- If you are based in Portarlington & you can help, you can contact Ann Bourke Dunne at 0874116101. E-mail


Just 3 days left until the town is lit and ready for Christmas ! Who’s excited ? Because we certainly are. ✨Donations are still welcome on our Go Fund me page, as well as the buckets which can be found in:Centra Main St, Super Value, Hummingbird, Eamon Bracken Menswear, The Anvil Inn, Fletchers Hardware, O’Deas Bistro,Solas Garden Shop, Post Office & Coopers Florist. 

Launch of New Grow Mental Health Peer Support meeting will take place every Thursday afternoon from 2.30pm until 4.30pm in the Social Services Centre, Link Road, Portarlington.At Grow Mental Health Organisation we understand what you are going through. Reach out to us now & start getting the support you need. Any person over 18 years of age are welcome to attend. We are confidential, & asking for help is the best thing you could ever do.  If you require any further information in relation to this meeting. Please contact:  Assumpta on 086 8114135 or e-mail

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


Congratulations to all the boys & girls at St Patrick’s BNS & the girls at the Presentation Primary School who made their 1st Holy Communion at St Michael’s Church Portarlington. Hoping you all had a lovely time on your special day. 


The Portarlington Christmas Tree committee need the help of the people of Portarlington to light up our Tree this Christmas.
You can donate online, or drop a donation in to Brian Whelan, Main Street.

Deficiencies in Portarlington Cycling Infrastructure highlighted in recent audit
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This year’s Credit Union Christmas Savings Club pay out will commence from Tuesday November 16 to Thursday December 23.Your funds can be transferred directly to your bank account once your BIC and IBAN are provided. Also this year if you have an online account with PCU you can transfer the funds yourself. If you have any queries please contact the office on, 0578623336 orEmail:


Deepest Sympathy to Ray & Teresa Coss, Seskin Portarlington & family on the death of Ray’s brother, Patrick (Markey) Coss, Mountmellick,  who passed away on Friday Nov 5. Patrick will be sadly missed by his loving wife Mary, daughters Patricia, Alice, Michelle, & Orla, brothers Brendan, Michael, Eddie, Peter & Ray, extended family, neighbours and friends. Funeral Mass took place on Thursday November 11 St Joseph’s Church Mountmellick, with burial in St Joseph’s Cemetery.  
May Patrick rest in Peace.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Michael Rice, Derrymore Portarlington & formerly Abbeyleix, who passed away on Thursday November 4. Michael will be sadly missed by his wife Angela, son Nigel, daughters Mairead, Gemma, Catriona, Patrice, Sinead & Sarah, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Monday November 8 at St Michael’s Church Portarlington, with burial in St Patrick’s Cemetery Abbeyleix. May Michael rest in Peace. 


Deepest Sympathy to Nuala & Tony Yarrow & family,  Ballymorris on the death of Nuala’s brother PJ (Pat Jo) Dunne, Walsh Island, who passed away on November 4. PJ will be sadly missed by his loving wife Rose, brothers Barney, Charlie & Sheamus, sisters Maureen, Betty & Nuala, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Saturday November 6 at The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Walsh Island, with burial after in the adjoining Cemetery. May PJ rest in Peace. 


The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of O’Dempsey’s GFC will be held in the clubhouse on Saturday November 27 at 8pm. 
Nomination and Motion forms will be available in the clubhouse each Monday night leading up to the AGM.
All club members, parents, supporters and potential new members are invited and encouraged to attend in order to reflect on the last twelve months. All attendees must be fully vaccinated. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Portarlington sees opening of Ireland's first Eco Garden Centre
Solas Eco Garden Centre, Portarlington, Co.Laois


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. 


Portarlington GAA Club weekly lotto draw Jackpot is now at €5,400. To be in with a chance to win each week just click on the link attached, or you can buy your tickets from any Committee member.  

Portarlington GAA News
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 Lotto results for November 8. Numbers drawn were 1-15-23-2. No winner of the €2,200 Jackpot. €50 each to Alan Kirwan, David Dunne, Eilish O’Neill, Rita Kelly & Lorraine Morrin.  Promoter-Paddy Mulligan.  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 below. 

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