Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Your latest news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


Portarlington Lourdes Pilgrimage 2022 will take place from August 5 to 12, at a cost of €895 per person sharing (single room supplement €265, subject to availability). This includes transfers to and from both airports, and 7 nights full board at the Solitude Hotel. 20kg baggage allowance applies. For more information, and to book a seat, please contact either Marie at 087 7589896, or Vera at 087 9311813, or any Committee member.


Wishing a happy 60th Anniversary to Eamon & Rose (nee Bracken) Doyle, St Brigid’s Sq Portarlington. Married in 1952 at St Mary’s Church Raheen Cloneygowan. Rev J Walsh C.C Geashill officiated at the wedding. Eamon & Rose celebrated with a meal at Garryhinch Golf Club. They were joined on the day with their 3 sons, 4 daughters, grandchildren & great-grandchildren & extended family. Good health & many more happy years is wished for this wonderful couple.

Wishing a happy 60th Anniversary to Eamon & Rose (nee Bracken) Doyle, St Brigid’s Sq Portarlington.


Valentines Crafts at the Library. Our popular Parent and Child craft table will be back just in time to make some cards for Valentines Day. The table will be up from 10:30 -1pm (or while stocks last) on Saturday February 12. This is a free event, but all children must be accompanied by an adult.


The Portarlington Community Development Association (PCDA) are aiming to raise much needed funds for the general maintenance of Derryounce Lakes & Trails for 2022. It’s a fantastic facility & looked after so well by some brilliant volunteers. Please consider a donation via the link below & please share widely!!…/derryounce-lakes-trails

Deficiencies in Portarlington Cycling Infrastructure highlighted in recent audit
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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 Leo Broughan, Abbeyleix & formerly St Brigid’s Sq, Portarlington who passed away on Wednesday January 26. Leo will be sadly missed by his daughter Claire, son Adrian & their mother Mary, brothers, sisters, extended family &

friends. Funeral Mass took place on Sunday January 30 at St Michael’s Church Portarlington, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Leo rest in Peace.


It was with great sadness that the staff & students at Colaiste Iosagain Portarlington heard of the sudden death on January 31 of one of their beloved teachers. Emily Rowe (nee Seery) Edenderry passed away suddenly at her home. Emily was predeceased by her brother Billy. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband Vinny, her darling son Louie, parents Gerry & Yvonne, parents in law Olive & Reggie, grandmother Colette, extended family, friends & all at Colaiste Iosagain. Funeral for Emily took place on Thursday February 3. May Emily’s gentle soul rest in Peace.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Jack Kelly, Portnahinch Portarlington who passed away in his 103rd year on Monday January 31. Jack was predeceased by his beloved wife Mary Kate, & his loving daughter Ann (Cox). He will be sadly missed by his son in law Jim, grandsons David & his wife Claire, Barry & Kevin, granddaughter Louise, great-grandchildren, sister in law Bridie, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Thursday February 3 at St Joseph’s Church Mountmellick, with burial in St Joseph’s Cemetery. May Jack’s gentle soul rest in Peace.


Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Thursday night. This week’s jackpot is €5,400. Tickets can be bought from club members or online via

Portarlington GAA jersey presentation
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Walk this Thursday night at 7.15pm with Dr Eddie Murphy & Dr Sumi Dunne from Operation Transformation. Port are currently 15th on the leaderboard of 200 Leinster clubs!! App can be downloaded here.…/61a7505e97922e68342d3


The Port GAA dinner dance will take place on Friday March 11 in the Heritage Hotel Killenard. Tickets are €60 per person and will be available soon from-Johnny Dunne – at 087-7657019. Gráinne McCann, Eoghan Coffey (Anvil Inn), Fiona Cox Dunne &

Shaggy Leavy. You can also contact the club directly on their Facebook messenger.


Bingo every Tuesday night at 8pm in the Port GAA centre. Over €3,000 in prize money.

MONSTER DRAW-The Laois GAA clubs monster draw is coming up. 4 draws with over €125,000 in prize money and 50 individual prizes per draw are up for grabs. Tickets can be purchased from any committee member, or contact the Portarlington GAA Club directly here and they will personally arrange a ticket for you.

Membership-Just a reminder to all our loyal members at the Port GAA, that your membership for 2022 is now due. Without your continued support we would not be able

to keep our club running. Membership options can be accessed directly through the Clubforce App or through our website,

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


Lotto results for January 31. Numbers drawn were 23-19-15-14. No winner of the €4,400 Jackpot. €50 each to J Colgan, Donie Molloy, Colin Hanlon, Pat Burbage & Demelza Cummins. Promoters prize-Jamie Hanlon. Next Jackpot-€4,600. 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.