Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Latest news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


On Monday August 30 the town & surrounding areas of Portarlington celebrated the wonderful Nicole Turner, who won a Silver medal in the 50m butterfly swim in Tokyo at the Paralympic Games. Nicole is the pride of her family & her town. Congratulations to Nicole on her success. 

Congrats Nicole!


Laois County Council have extended the Portarlington Facade Enhancement Scheme.

Application deadline has been extended to September 30.

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 Council’s website or by contacting Sheila Cahill at 057 8664015 or email: Full details of the scheme are available here:


Portarlington Social Services will celebrate 50 years serving the public next year. Started in September 1972 by a group of community spirited local people.  Last year up to 10,000   meals were prepared and delivered. 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.

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


Portarlington Concert Band are delighted to announce Music on the Green is back. 

Both Senior and Junior Members of Portarlington Concert Band performed at Railway Mews Portarlington on Thursday September 2. New members, both adults and children always welcome to join the band. Contact Pat Cooper on 083 – 8510428.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of James (Jimmy) Gallagher, Mountmellick & formerly Walsh Island who passed away on August 27. Jimmy was predeceased by his parents Ned & Annie. He will be sadly missed by his loving daughter Joanna, son James, 5 grandchildren brothers Martin, Joe, Billy, Pat, Eddie & Roderick, sisters Liz, Maggie, Annie & Maryn, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Monday August 30 at the Immaculate Conception Church, Walsh Island, with burial after in the adjoining Cemetery. May Jimmy rest in Peace. 


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Martin Lyons, Walsh Island & formerly Woodford, Galway & former teacher at St Joseph’s C.B.S Portarlington, who passed away on Sunday August 29. Martin will be sadly missed by his loving wife Phyllis (Babs), daughters Caroline, Martha & Monica, 6 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, brothers Brendan & Dan, sisters Tess, Gertrude, Veronica, Dymphna & Irene, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Wednesday September 1 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception Walsh Island, with burial after in the adjoining Cemetery. May Martin rest in Peace.  


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Denis (Leonard) Wright, Droughill, who passed away on Tuesday August 31 at his brother Brendan’s home at Tierhogher on Tuesday August 31. Leonard was predeceased by his loving parents John & Kathleen. He will be sadly missed by his brothers Oliver, Leo, Brendan & Noel, sister Maeve (Fitzmaurice), extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Friday September 3 at St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Leonard rest in Peace.  

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


Portarlington GAA Club weekly lotto draw Jackpot is now at €12,800. 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. 

Portarlington GAA News
All your Portarlington GAA News here.


 Lotto results for August 30. Numbers drawn were 23-25-22-5.  No winner of Jackpot. €50 each to Geraldine Horan, Padraig Holt, Marion Bryan, Helen Trimble & Jamie Evans.  Promoter-Kerry Kinahan.  Next Jackpot-€3,000. 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.