Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

All the news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


Coderdojo is back in Coláiste Íoságain every Saturday at 11am. If your child is interested in joining, please contact- WhatsApp/Text/Phone @ 089-4947612. Email


Get this event in the diaries – a brand new 1-day music festival in Portarlington with 8 amazing local bands, takes place on May 21 in the Anvil Inn Portarlington supporting Irish music. With the support of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and Laois County Council.


Laois and Offaly ETB Community Education. FREE Beauty & Nails course at Portarlington Further Education & Training Centre.  6 week course starts Tuesday April 26 at 6.30pm. 

To register your interest follow the link here

The Tidy Town's 'Spring Clean' of Portarlington on Saturday 23 April was a big success. Over 120 volunteers took part at 34 different locations across the town and surrounding areas. 190 sacks of rubbish were collected.
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The committee at Portarlington Meals on Wheels would like to thank everyone who supported their recent collection at Daniels Centra Portarlington. A big thanks to Dermot & staff at Centra for allowing us to collect. Thanks to everyone who donated, most generous. A big shout out to our wonderful collectors. Without all the help and generosity we get, we could not continue with our Service. 

Also, a big thanks to McLoughlins Supervalu Portarlington & Lily O’Brien’s Newbridge who kindly donated Easter eggs for all our meal recipients. They were very grateful for this kind gesture. 

Researchers at NUI Galway are looking for parents of children with Autism spectrum disorder, aged 3-17 years of age living in Ireland. We are investigating the service provision that children with autism are receiving since the Progressing Disability Services was introduced in Ireland. We are interested in evaluating the level of services families are currently receiving. We also want to hear from parents who are not receiving any service. We are evaluating parental satisfaction with the current service and measuring how a lack of services contributes to parental stress and child well-being. The findings from this study will be used to advocate for service provision. It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete this online survey. If you would like to take part in this study, please contact Helen Cahill email:

The Pride of Portarlington swimmer Nicole Turner
The Pride of Portarlington Nicole Turner


Portarlington Lawn Tennis coaching. Small number of places left for adults & children. 

Membership not required. Contact 0879463147 for more information.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Elizabeth (Lily) Keogh, St Brigid’s Square & formerly Killeen, Stradbally who passed away on Saturday April 16. Lily will be sadly missed by her sister Brigid, brothers Shem & Richard, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Tuesday April 19 at St John’s Church Emo, with burial after in the New Cemetery Emo. May Lily’s gentle soul rest in Peace.

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 €7,400. 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…

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


 Lotto results for April 19. Numbers drawn were 29-14-23-5. No Jackpot winner. €50 each to Alan Bracken, Andy Carroll, Dina Murphy, Eilis & Sean Egan & Anne O’Connor. Promoter’s prize-Paddy Mulligan. Next Jackpot on April 11-€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.