Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

All the news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


Happy Snappers Camera Club are returning on March 29 to the Fisherman’s in Fisherstown, Ballybrittas. The Club hope to see you all for their first indoor meeting in over two years. The theme for March is ‘New Life’.  So, get snapping and bring your photos to share on the night. 


Portarlington Concert Band are looking for Adults who would like to take lessons. We have a full range of instruments on offer Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone and Drums. Please contact 0838510428 for more Information.

Portarlington Parish Newsletter Week ending July 18th đź“· Con Murphy Photography
Portarlington News Credit: Con Murphy Photography


The Gracefield Gaa Club have started their Annual clothing collection, and will continue for the following 3 Saturdays from 10am to 12pm. If you are having a Spring clean and wish to donate your clothing, all donations are welcome. For any enquiries contact Deirdre at 087 9693739. All money raised will go to the Ukraine funds. 


The Happy Hearts Active Retirement club has returned. Meeting in the Portarlington Community Centre every Thursday from 1.45pm to 3.45pm. All active people over 55 welcome.


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…

The Pride of Portarlington
The Pride of Portarlington


If you are 65 you can qualify for a Senior Alert Alarm. Two people in the same house can get approval. 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 057-8608395 for more information. 


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Patrick (Paddy) Whelan, Corrig Portarlington & formerly Kingswood, Dublin who passed away on Saturday February 26 at his home. Patrick was predeceased by his loving daughter Debbie & adored grandsons Trevor & Killian. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Bridget, daughters Katrina & Caroline, sons in law Troy & Steven, grandchildren Rebecca, Adam, Bradley & Ben, sister Joan, extended family & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Thursday March 3 at St Michael’s Church Portarlington, with funeral after at Newlands Cross Cemetery. May Patrick’s gentle soul rest in Peace.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Fiona Donagher (nee Carroll), Bishopswood who passed away at Beaumont hospital on Tuesday March 1, surrounded by her loving & devoted family. Fiona will be so sadly missed by her loving husband Niall, adored sons Adrian & Shane, parent’s Andy & Marie Carroll, Ballymorris, brothers David, John & Stephen, sisters Frances & Margaret, father-in-law Georgey Donagher, Bishopswood, the extended Carroll & Donagher Families, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Friday March 4 at St Michael’s Church Portarlington, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Fiona’s gentle soul rest in Peace. 


 Lotto results for February 28. Numbers drawn were 2-22-26-7. No Jackpot winner. €50 each to Joe McAteer, Paul Maher, Olive & Joe O’Sullivan, Brian Noone & Anthony Sheedy. Promoter’s prize-Christy Bryan. Next Jackpot-€2,600. 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.

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


Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Thursday night. This week’s jackpot is €5,800. Tickets can be bought from club members or online via

DINNER DANCE-The Portarlington GAA Club Dinner Dance is only 2 Weeks away on March 11 at the Heritage Hotel Killenard. Tickets available to purchase from –

Johnny Dunne @ 0877657019. Gráinne McCann. Shaggy Leavy -@0872027124. Fiona Cox Dunne. Eoghan Coffey at The Anvil Inn Portarlington @ 0876601669

Portarlington GAA jersey presentation
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Our local Olympic champion Nicole Turner will be our special guest of honour on the night, & music will be provided by The Electrix.

So don’t delay and get your ticket now. STRICTLY OVER 18’S EVENT – ID REQUIRED.


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