Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Your news from Portarlington, Emo and Killenard


The Love Port office has moved from the Community Centre to the old Boys School in Patrick St. Their new phone no is 057 8608395. Call in to see them. Office hours are- Mon – Thurs 9am-2pm. Fri 9am-12:30pm, or email on

Love Port spreading the good news from Portarlington


A fantastic donation was presented by Stephen Mulhall from the Power House gym to our local Society of St Vincent de Paul. When making the presentation Stephen stated that he likes to give something back to the local community. Kieran Madden on behalf of the Society thanked Stephen for his generous donation and to assure him that it will be put to very good use in helping the less well off in Portarlington and surrounding areas.


Join the local Portarlington Concert Band. Children & Adults welcome. Please contact Pat on 083 – 8510428 for more information.

photo of front of Portarlington Credit Union
Portarlington Tidy Towns wish to thank Portarlington Credit Union for their generosity


The resumption of Public Wordship, with ongoing restrictions are as follows-Parish Churches are open to the Public. Masses with 50 people allowed. Baptisms with individual baptism-6 people allowed. Funerals-Maximum of 50 people may attend. Weddings with a maximum of 50 people may attend the Church. You are asked to conform with Government guidelines in relation to hand sanitiser, social distancing & the wearing of masks. For Parish Newsletter click here.


The Parish office is back open, Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 1.30pm. Notices for Parish Newsletter should be sent by e-mail to by Wednesday of each week. You can also phone 0578643004. 

Derryounce Lake & Bog Trail
Latest Portarlington News Photo by Con Murphy Photography

The Emigrants Newsletter 2021-Those intending to submit Articles/Stories/Old Photos for inclusion in this year’s Newsletter should e-mail to by August 1.


Portarlington R.F.C are now taking bookings for this year’s professionally run Summer Camp, which takes place from August 16 to August 20, (10am – 2pm each day).

The camp is for girls and boys aged 4 to 12, and no rugby experience is required as the camp consists of general movement games that focus on building hand-eye coordination, agility, team work, communication skills and most importantly FUN! 

Portarlington Rugby News

Places are limited so please book soon to guarantee your place. 

Just visit our website – It’s going to be fantastic!


 Lotto results for June 14. Numbers drawn were 13-18-17-28. No Jackpot winner. €50 each to Vera McEvoy, Conrad Sheedy, Jason Doyle, David Bannon & Amy Kenna.  Promoter-Jamie Hanlon.  Next Jackpot-€14,800. 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.

Gracefield GAA Fun Day
Gracefield GAA News


Cul Camp fun with football, hurling and camogie at Portarlington GAA club this summer. Week 1- July 5 to 9, Week 2 August 9 to 13. Coached by the best young coaches in Laois. Bookings are now live at

Colm Maher Memorial Stand, Portarlington GAA
Portarlington Sports News


Please check out this beautiful book called “Autism, The Three Musketeers” written by Niamh McCormack from Cloneygowan, who a lot of you will know, especially from working many years in Supervalu. Niamh’s wonderful Mam Liz passed away suddenly 4 years ago, which left Niamh & her brother Stephen devastated at the loss of their beloved Mam.

With the help of Ann Joyce, Niamh decided to write this beautiful book in memory of her Mam. For sale in the Parish office. Contact them at 0578643004. Also at Whelehan’s Newsagent Portarlington.