Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

All the news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


Portarlington Social Services will celebrate 50 years serving the public next year. Started in September 1972 by a group of community spirited local people from different social and religious backgrounds, who saw the need for this service in the Portarlington & surrounding areas. These people gave generously their time and talents to establish this important service. 

Delivery of approx 55 meals per day is still undertaken 3 times weekly, by a very loyal group of over 70 people, who give their time so generously. This means that last year up to 10,000   meals were prepared and delivered. The people who receive the meals are recommended for this service by their doctor or the local Primary care Nurses. To continue with this wonderful service, we are always looking for new blood on the Committee. If you are interested, please e-mail or phone the Centre at 0578623461.

Dale McKay and Nuala Kelly of MGL working with participants at a Music Generation Laois event with Laois Integration Network for residents of the Montague at Emo Court. Picture: Alf Harvey.


Tunes, chats and laughs’ – this looks amazing! Curious Gardens will be holding a one-day festival at Emo Court and Parklands on Thursday, September 9, featuring some big names in the Irish entertainment industry. Tickets are limited and available here

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


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Elizabeth (Lil) Brawders, Murphy (nee Bergin), St Michael’s Park who passed away in her 91st year on Friday August 20 at her residence. Lil was predeceased by her loving husbands Tom & Ned. She will be sadly missed by her devoted family, daughter Dina, son Tom, grandchildren Caitriona, David & Andy, great-grandchildren Claire, Cliodhna, Darragh & Orlaith, sister, brothers, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Monday August 23 at St Michael’s Church Portarlington, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Lil’s gentle soul rest in Peace. 


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Noel Kelly, Derryvilla Portarliington who passed away on Thursday August 19. Noel was predeceased by his loving wife Dinah. He will be sadly missed by his son Sean, daughter Patricia, brother Larry (England), sister Maureen, grandchildren, great-grandson, extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Sunday August 22 at St Michael’s Church Portarlington, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Noel rest in Peace.  


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Mairead Blake (nee Doyle), Sli na Mona & Dublin who passed away on Sunday August 22. Mairead will be sadly missed by her loving husband John, daughter Amy, sons Eric & Cian, extended family & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Wednesday August 25 at St Michael’s Church Portarlington, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Mairead rest in Peace. 

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


Some great news to share with you. Make Port will be hosting an Online Kids Beginner Video Editing & Graphics course on September 9-October 7, 7pm-8pm. If you are interested, please contact Makerspace on WhatsApp/Text/Phone 089-4947612. E-mail

Portarlington GAA News
All your Portarlington GAA News here.


Portarlington GAA Club weekly lotto draw Jackpot is now at €12,600. 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 August 23. Numbers drawn were 6-19-29-14.  No winner of €2,400 Jackpot. €50 each to Breda & Danny, Colin Delaney, Anne O’Reilly, Mag Knight & Deirdre Doyle.  Promoter-Deirdre Doyle.  Next Jackpot-€2,800. 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.