Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

All the news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


Congratulations to all the boys & girls from the following school’s in the Parish who were confirmed in the past 2 weeks. Sacred Heart N.S Rath, St Paul’s N.S Emo, Scoil Phadraig Boys N.S school Canal Road, Presentation Primary girl’s school, Station road, Cloneyhurke N.S & St John’s N.S school Killenard. 

The Portarlington Social Services/Meals on Wheels will celebrate 50 years’ service next September.  We remember the wonderful people who came together in 1972 to start this essential Service.
 If we want to keep going, we need new members to join our committee. We cooked and delivered up to 10,000 dinners last year. Please contact Ann (Bourke) Dunne (Secretary) at 0874116101. E-mail for more information.

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


St Brigid’s Social club Cloneyhurke will hold the following events for all interested. Keep Fit for all levels of fitness. Takes place every Friday night from 7pm to 8pm.

Mindful Meditation & Movement Classes on Monday nights from 7pm to 8pm. For more information for anyone interested please contact Catherine at 0877632415. You will be made very welcome.


MakePort have a great Easter midterm Comic Workshop coming up. 

Do you like designing comic characters? Or maybe designing monsters?

Well, we have a fantastic workshop happening over Easter in Makerspace, Portarlington on April 20 & 21 from 2pm to 4pm. 

Contact Makerspace -WhatsApp/Text/Phone 089-4947612. Email

The Pride of Portarlington
The Pride of Portarlington


 Portarlington Library –Adult Book Club meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 11am.
Junior Book Club for 9-12 years – meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 6pm. For more information contact 057 8643751 or email


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


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.

Portarlington Meals on Wheels would like to thank Portarlington Credit Union for their gen-erous 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 gen-erous 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.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Mgr William (Bill) O’Keefe who recently passed away in California. His brother Brian O’Keefe who passed away in California last December. Both brothers are originally from Patrick St Portarlington. May they both rest in Peace. 


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Sadie Kinsella (nee Byrne), Ballymorris Manor Portarlington & formerly Bluebell, Dublin who passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday March 30. Sadie will be sadly missed by her loving husband Gerard, daughters Tracey & Lynda, sons Gerard & Alan, her adored 8 grandchildren, brothers, sisters, extended family & friends. May Sadie rest in Peace. 


Results of Lotto on March 15. Letters drawn-N-R-U-Z. No Jackpot winner. €25 each to Martin Kelly, Derek Anderson & Martin Kane. Next Jackpot-€6,700.

group photo of more than thirty Arlington AFC soccer players from Portarlington
Arlington AFC News

SOCCER-The Club has introduced a training session for children born in 2016. For more information, please contact Mick on 0858064858. This session is to train only & not to play league football.


 Lotto results for March28. Numbers drawn were 7-8-12-20. No Jackpot winner. €50 each to Clare Keegan, Eoin Garry, Dina Murphy, Mary Dooley & Cathal Bryan. Promoter’s prize-G Slattery. Next Jackpot on April 4-€3,400. 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 GAA News
All your Portarlington GAA News here.


Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Thursday night. This week’s jackpot is €6,800. 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 to be won.

Port GAA Clubs brand new website is now live…

You can check up on upcoming fixtures, results, latest news and also avail of their new membership option, Club Port. Check it out and sign up today!

O’Dempseys GFC are hosting a Golf Classic fundraiser at the Heritage Golf Resort, Killenard on Good Friday April 15. All money raised will go towards the Light Up O’Dempseys project. To register your team or for details on how to sponsor a Tee, go to