Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

All the news from Emo, Killenard & Portarlington


The Portarlington Veterinary Centre, Upr Main Street are looking for any donations of wet or dry food for the Kildare Animal Foundation. Any help would be greatly appreciated. You can drop in to their veterinary clinic (beside A&S meats) on Main St.

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A new course starting on January 29 in Makerspace. Children’s advanced Video Editing & Graphics course.  It takes place over 2 Saturdays, 12pm-2pm. Contact Makerspace on WhatsApp/Phone/Text on 089-4947612. Email Don’t delay as places are limited.Also we have a Digital Marketing & Social Media Course  starting in February. Learn the secrets of social media marketing with Facebook and Instagram and be able to target your audience. Contact Makerspace on 089-4947612. 


Portarlington Enterprise Centre kick start 2022 with their new service “Virtual Office”. They offer a flexible range of facilities for remote working at a low cost with affordable pricing aligned with your business needs.Services Include: Hot-desks. Mail handling. Postal address. Verified business profile on Google maps. Postal address. Access to meeting rooms. For more info call 057- 86 45405 or visit the website


Scoil Naomh Eoin, Killenard are now taking applications for admission to Junior Infants for school year 2022/2023. If you wish to enrol your child, please contact the school at 0578626217, or e-mail for an application form. 

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SessIons are now back on Monday’s with Gerry & Pat from 3pm. Junior Band Rehearsals are on from 5pm.
Pat is also doing lessons on Tuesday. Thursdays lessons will be back from 3pm with Gerry, Willie and Pat. Senior Band Rehearsals will take place from 5pm. Call into the Old Girls School at Kilmalogue Cross or contact Pat on 083 – 8510428 if you have any queries.


Now that the nights are getting shorter, do you know anyone over the age of 65, that maybe a Senior Alert Alarm could enable them to have some peace of mind. The first year monitoring is free, no installation charge for Landline phone. If anyone is interested in any of the above, the Love Port office can do all the necessary paper work. Over the phone, you can contact 057- 8608395. E-mail The Love Portarlington office opening hours are as follows-Monday – Thursday 9am -2pm. Fri 9am – 12:30pm.


New Grow Mental Health Peer Support meeting taking place every Thursday afternoon starting at 2.30pm until 4.30pm in the Social Services Centre Portarlington. Any person over 18 years of age is welcome to attend. If you require any further information in relation to this meeting, please contact:  Assumpta on 086 8114135 or e-mail


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Pete Corcoran, Courtwood, Ballybrittas who passed away on January 12. Pete was predeceased by his parents John & Josephine, & his brother John. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Kathleen, sons Johnny & Peter, daughters Majella & Imelda, brother Willie, sisters, Sr.Gemma, Mary & Josephine, grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Friday January 14 at the Sacrd Heart Church, Rath, with burial after in the new Cemetery Emo. May Pete rest in Peace. 

Portarlington Parish Newsletter Week ending July 18th 📷 Con Murphy Photography
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On behalf of the people of Portarlington, our deepest sympathy to the family of dear Ashling Murphy, Blueball, Tullamore who was taken tragically from her dear family on Wednesday January 13. Our absolute Sympathy to her dad Raymond, mam Kathleen, brother Cathal, sister Amy, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, neighbours & friends. May Ashlings gentle soul rest in Peace. 

The Club have some fantastic news. The club received great news from Colaiste Iosagain that they can return to where they had been hosting the Dojo for the last number of years. They have held a number of online classes up until last April in Microbits, Python, Unity & Scratch and also continuing with their sister club MakePort. The intention is to start up again in the New Year – pandemic permitting. Please get in touch if you can help. The club prioritise the children of mentors meaning they will be able to get ahead of the dojo waiting list. Check out the Coder Dojo Portarlington facebook page for more information. E-mail or contact 089 494 7612.

The Pride of Portarlington
The Pride of Portarlington


Lotto results for January 10. Numbers drawn were 23-2-26-15. No winner of the €3,800 Jackpot. €50 each to Dee Doyle, Chris Murphy, Eugene McCabe, Mick Melia & Rita Kelly. Promoters prize-Tadhg Bryan. Next Jackpot-€4,000. 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 below.