Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

All the news from Emo, Killenard & Portarlington


Portarlington Angling Club AGM will be held on this Wednesday February 23 in the Portarlington Community Centre at 8pm. This is a very important meeting as a new committee must be formed. All members are requested to attend. New members are more than welcome.


Colaiste Iosagain will hold a School Mass for the late Ms. Emily Seery on Thursday March 3 at 2.30pm in St. Michael’s Church, Portarlington. The school wishes to extend an invite to any past pupils who might wish to attend. Please email


Portarlington Meals on Wheels would like to thank Portarlington Credit Union for their generous donation of €3,000 to their service. The CU have been very generous to us over the years, as they have been to many organisations in the town.

Portarlington Meals on Wheels would like to thank Portarlington Credit Union for their generous donation of €3,000 to their service. 


The Happy Hearts Active Retirement club will reopen on this Thursday February 24 in the Portarlington Community Centre from 2-4pm. All active people over 55 welcome.

1st week back will be the usual meet and greet, including any new members who wish to join. 1st week back includes Bingo.


The Lea Castle Committee are holding their AGM online on this Thursday February 24 at 8pm. Click on link attached to join the Zoom meeting on the night.


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An Garda Siochana urges everybody to stay safe while out walking and running. Hi-Viz type clothing should always be worn, both during the day and especially after the hours of darkness. If possible, people should exercise in at least groups of two or more.


Portarlington Community Development Association (PCDA) are hoping to raise €50,000 for the general maintenance of the Derryounce Lakes, Trails and Parklands 2022 and every donation will help fund the daily upkeep of this natural treasure in the heart of the Midlands, Ireland. Please SHARE this fundraiser to your friends & family. Link for donations attached.…/derryounce-lakes-trails..

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Deepest Sympathy to the family of Maura Hynes (nee Lawlor), Cushina who passed away on Thursday February 10. Maura was predeceased by her husband Gus. She will be sadly missed by her daughters Valerie & Linda, sons Fergus, Dermot & Kieran, brother Des, grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass for Maura took place on Sunday February 13 at St Michael’s Church Portarlington, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Maura’s gentle soul rest in Peace.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Tommy Horan, Essex England & formerly Bracklone St/Marian Hill who passed away on Thursday February 10. Tommy was predeceased by his wife Eileen (nee Quinn) formerly Athy & his late son Paul. Tommy will be sadly missed by his son John, brother Sean Horan, Marian Hill, nieces, nephews, extended family & friends. Burial will take place in Brentwood, England. May Tommy rest in Peace.


Do you know of anyone 65 or over? If you are 65 you can qualify for a Senior Alert Alarm.

There is no Medical Questions. There is no installation charge. You will get the equipment and the first year’s monitoring free. After that it will cost €65 a year. However, if there is no suitable landline available and a mobile signal is used, a fee will be charged annually for Sim Credit. Contact the Love Portarlington Office on 0578608395.

Deficiencies in Portarlington Cycling Infrastructure highlighted in recent audit
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Lotto results for February 14. Numbers drawn were 21-3-14-9. No Jackpot winner. €50 each to Brigid Carmody, Judy Murphy, Julie Deegan, Fran O’Reilly & Marie Confry. Promoter’s prize-John Kelly. Next Jackpot-€2,200. 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.

GRACEFIELD GAA-will be holding their first fundraising event on Easter Saturday night April 23 with Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones at the Forge at the Anvil Inn Portarlington. This is strictly a limited ticketed event which went on sale on Friday February 18, and can be purchased through Colgan Sports and The Anvil Inn Portarlington, as well as Derek’s website . This promises to be a great night.

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Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Thursday night. This week’s jackpot is €5,600. Tickets can be bought from club members or online via


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


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. Good luck!!


The Port GAA dinner dance will take place on Friday March 11 in the Heritage Hotel Kille-nard. Tickets are now available 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.