Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way
All the news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington
Sending greetings to everyone in Portarlington & beyond for Christmas 2022. Have a happy & peaceful Christmas & a Healthy New Year.
Portarlington lady Madeleine Hyland put her knitting skills to great use during the Covid lock down, by learning the skill of knitting baby hats.
In the past 2 years Madeleine has knit hundreds of hats for newborn baby’s in Portlaoise hospital. Madeliene is a resident with the Muiriosa Foundation and she is so proud of her achievement & she is also so proud of the letter she received from Staff Nurse Mairead Fogarty at Portlaoise hospital.
Well done Madeleine, your family and friends are so very proud of you.
Santas Helpers would like to thank St John’s NS Killenard for their kind donation of €690 from their recent Christmas Jumper day. Well done to everyone involved who have contributed to the welfare of others in our communities.
Exciting new Business Level 6 modules starting in January 2023 with Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre, Places are limited. Call them today at 0578623161 to find out more or click on the following link to apply now: https://portarlingtonfetc.ie/expression-of-interest…/…
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Pat Moore, Kilcullen & late of Morette, Emo, who passed away on Saturday December 3. Pat was predeceased by his parents Michael & Una Moore. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Marie, children Claire & Rory, & their mother Kathleen, grandchildren, brother’s Frank, Matt & Michael, sisters Goretti, Oonagh & Fidelis, extended family & many friends. Funeral Mass took place on Wednesday December 7 at St Brigid’s Church, the Curragh Camp, burial after at St Brigid’s Cemetery, Kilcullen. May pat rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the Walsh family on the sad passing of John Walsh, Edenderry who passed away on Sunday December 11. John was predeceased by his parents Paddy Walsh (formerly St Michael’s Park) & mother Eileen, sister Clare & brother Denis. John will be sadly missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins & friends. Funeral took place on Wednesday December 14 at St Mary’s Church Edenderry, with burial after in St Mary’s cemetery. May John rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Tom Landy, Whitefields & formerly Co. Meath who passed away on Sunday December 11. Tom will be sadly missed by his loving wife Mags, son Andrew, daughters Claire, Jane, Amanda & Lynn, his 9 grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place at St John’s Church Killenard on Tuesday December 13, with burial after in the adjoining Cemetery. May Tom rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Bridget Mack, late of 9 St.Patricks Tce, Portarlington who passed away on December 12. Bridget was pre-deceased by her parents James and Sarah Mack, brother Joe and sister Mary. She will be sadly missed and remembered by her sisters Sarah, Elizabeth and Patricia, brothers Jim and Tom, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral Mass took place on Tuesday December 20 in St Michael’s Church Portarlington, followed by burial at St Michael’s Cemetery, Portarlington.
May Bridget’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Shane O’Neill, Church View Portarlington, who passed away tragically while on holidays. Shane’s death has left a dark cloud over Portarlington, as Shane was well known for his long years with the local Lion’s Club, & he also had his own catering business. Shane will be sadly missed by his loving wife Martina, sons Jack, Cian & Eimhin, father Hugh, mother Trudy, Sister Eimear, brother Darragh, parents in law Charlie & Louise Foster, extended Family, neighbours & many friends.
Funeral arrangements later. May Shane rest in Peace.
More sad news in Portarlington at the sudden death of Denise Geoghegan (nee Lyons), Cathair na Gcapall, Canal road & formerly Arlington estate, who passed away on Tuesday December 13. Denise was predeceased by her brothers Tommy & Mark. She will be sadly missed by her husband Emmet, sons Curtis, Corey & Caeden, parents Tommy & Concepta, brothers Stephen, Kenny & Evin, sister Carol, her granny Ryan, parents in law Tommy & Mary (Bracknagh), extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Saturday December 17 at St Michael’s Church Portarlington, with burial in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Denise rest in Peace.
Bingo at Port GAA Centre every Tuesday night at 8pm. Over €3,000 in prize money to be won. Free parking and wheelchair accessible.
The Club would like to wish everyone a Happy & Healthy Christmas & a happy New year.
PORT GAA NEWS
LOTTO-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Tuesday night. Next week’s Jackpot is €5,800. Tickets can be bought from club members or online via www.play.clubforce.com.
Lotto results for December 12. Numbers drawn were 29-11-24-8. No Jackpot winner. Next week’s Jackpot-€4,000.
The Club would like to wish everyone a Happy & Healthy Christmas & New year.