Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

All your news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


Portarlington Social Services senior citizens Bingo  returned last Wednesday February 1 at 8.30pm in the Social Services centre, Link Road. Come along for a few games of bingo and a cuppa & a chat. 


Meet every Thursday from 2.15pm-4pm at the Portarlington Social Services, Link Road. 

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 All welcome to call for a chat & a cuppa. 

Ellen and Pauline Carey, Portarlington , at the Dance Musical – Mam , at Portarlington Community Centre, Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee .


Portarlington Lions Club Tractor Run supporting our Community on Sunday March 5. Registration from 10.30am at the Railway Station car-park for 12 noon departure. Complimentary refreshments and Auction immediately afterwards in the Railway Bar.  Prizes for Best Modern Tractor and Best pre-1980’s Tractor. Contact : Gerry @ 086 3584611 or Brendan @ 086 4415219. Only qualified drivers to take part. Route- Station Road – Main Street – Mountmellick Road. Right at Golf Links – Left at Garryhinch Cross – Left at Commons – Left at Kennels Cross – Right at Blackhall Bridge. YOUR SUPPORT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED .

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LIONS CLUB APPEAL-Do some good with your unwanted Christmas gifts by regifting them to Portarlington Lions Club. Hand lotions, aftershaves, scarves, gloves, slippers, sweets, puzzles or small toys are only an example.

Your donated unused and unopened gifts will be used in hampers we’ll raffle over the coming months to raise much needed funds to use helping others. Portarlington Lions Club receives NO funds from anyone, only what we collect in our town, and 100% of funds raised goes back into our community! The collection point for new unused gifts is in Whelan’s Electrical Main St, and your generosity will be greatly appreciated!


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Jim Keogh, Assumpta Tce who passed away on Thursday January 26. Jim was predeceased by his loving wife Annie, brother John & nephew Trevor. He will be sadly missed by his sister Chrissie (Knight), brothers Charles, Kevin, Chris & Pat, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Sunday January 29. May Jim rest in Peace. 


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Wesley Dempsey, Corrig Portarlington who passed away on Saturday January 28. Wesley will be sadly missed by his loving wife Noelle, daughters Siobhan, Fiona & Sinead, grandchildren Jessica, Henry & Paddy, brother Richard, sisters Sheila & Edith, extended family, neighbours & a wide circle of friends. Funeral took place on Tuesday January 31.  May Wesley rest in Peace.

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Deepest Sympathy to the family of Philip (Chilly) Ward, Ballymorris Manor, who passed away on Monday January 30. Philip was predeceased by his parents Johnny & Betty Ward, Bracklone St. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Madeleine, family Jason, Katie, PJ & Seany,  brother PJ & his wife Jude, sister Ann (Dunne) & her husband Brendan, niece Amy, nephews Jonathan & Stephan, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Thursday February 2. May Chilly rest in Peace.


Another sad day for the residents of St Brigids Sq as they lose another lifetime resident. Deepest Sympathy to the family of Raymond (Mouse) Leavy who passed away on Tuesday January 31. Raymond was predeceased by his beloved father Jackie in 2022. He will be sadly missed by his devoted wife Anita, son Jamie, daughter Ciara, daughter in law Caoimhe, Ciaras fiance Eoghan, his beloved granddaughters Lily Mae and Fiadh Rose, his mother Maura, sister Rosaleen, brothers John & Donal, parents in law John & Helen, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Friday February 3. May Raymond’s gentle soul rest in Peace.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Donald (Donie) Hanlon, Gracefield, Portarlington, who passed away on Tuesday January 31 surrounded by his loving family at the Regional Hospital Tullamore. Donie will be sadly missed by his loving wife Celine, daughter Anne, grandsons Donal and Gearóid, son-in-law Kevin, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends. Funeral took place on Saturday February 4. May Donie 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. 

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LOTTO-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Tuesday night. Next week’s Jackpot is €5,600. Tickets can be bought from club members or online via


Lotto results for January 30. Numbers drawn were 23-5-28-8. No Jackpot winner. €50 each to Pat Burbage, Tom Coleman, Nicola O’Connor, PJ Geraghty & Lucy Grattan. Promoters prize-Breda Flanagan. Next week’s Jackpot-€5,200. 

HEALTHY CLUB-The next instalment of our Healthy Clubs Initiative, will be our Mental Health workshops in association with Jigsaw. Jigsaw – age 12-16 – February 9. CFR Training – February 11. Jigsaw – age 16-25 – February 16. These three events are free and everyone is welcome.