Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

The latest 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


Do you qualify for the Seniors Alert Scheme?

1… Are you over 65?

2… Of limited means or resources

3… Living alone

4… Living with another person who meets the eligibility criteria

5… Living alone for significant periods of time during the day

6… Are you a Carer to someone else in their household? 

Then you may be entitled to the Seniors Alert Scheme.

Contact the Love Portarlington Office at 057 8608395. E-Mail-

Love Port spreading the good news from Portarlington


 Portarlington Enterprise Centre informs that in accordance with the “Portarlington Regeneration Strategy 2030” Laois County Council is seeking to improve the streetscape and public realm of Portarlington Town. The Business Support Unit are now accepting applications for the Portarlington Façade Enhancement Scheme in the following areas – Main Street, Market Square and French Church Street. The scheme is available to both commercial and residential premises and interested businesses/residents can apply by downloading the application form from Laois County Councils website below or by contacting Linda Meredith at 086 7839729 or email:


photo of a lit candle with black background

Deepest Sympathy to the family of Anne O’Toole (nee Walsh) Tullamore & formerly St Michael’s Park Portarlington who passed away on Friday June 25 at Esker Ri Nursing Home, Clara. Anne was predeceased by her loving husband John. She will be sadly missed by her sons Denis & John, daughters Joan, Geraldine & Olivia, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters Mai, Catherine (McCann) & Julia (Leavy), brothers Jim, Paddy & Tony, extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Tuesday June 29 at the Church of the Assumption, Tullamore, with burial after in Clonminch Cemetery. May Anne’s gentle soul rest in Peace.

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


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. 

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. 


 Lotto results for June 28. Numbers drawn were 3-6-27-23. No Jackpot winner. €50 each to Roslyn Rhilmony Reid, Kevin Fennelly, Eamonn Conway, Jamie Hanlon & Carmel Warrell.  Promoter-Pat Burbage.  Next Jackpot-€15,200. 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.

Portarlington Rugby News


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! 

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

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

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.


Join the local Portarlington Concert Band. Children & Adults welcome. Fabulous selection of instruments to choose from, Flute, Trumpet, Sax, Clarinet and Drums. Contact Pat Donegan on 083 – 8510428 for more information.