Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

All your news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


We have a FREE wellbeing day at the Portarlington Community Centre for Men and Women, coming up on March 10, from 10am to 1pm. Over the course of 3 hours, participants will take part in lots of dancing, strength, conditioning and yoga, followed by some light refreshments. 

For more information or to register, contact Eimear on 086011722 /


St Conleth’s ladies football club are holding their Dinner Dance in the Killeshin Hotel Portlaoise on Saturday March 11th. Tickets available at Burbage’s supermarket Main St and at the Portarlington Credit Union (ask for Christina). A great night assured.


 Joint expo event takes place on April 13 between 4pm and 8pm. Hosted by Healthy Laois and Age Friendly Laois in Portlaoise College, Mountrath road. For more information contact &  All interested  should  pre register their attendance if possible. If any of you have issues around transport, can you please let us know, in order that we can investigate options.


New Year, new opportunity to get involved. Are you a parent or grandparent with a few hours free each week? If so, please consider offering friendly support to young parents with Parents First. There is free training and ongoing mentoring. Find out more, call Dolores or Paula at 086 1959221 or 0579322996.


This year’s Parish pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from August 2 to 9. Seven nights in Hotel Solitude. Please give your name, if interested to Marie Corcoran at the Care Charity Shop on Main St or phone Marie at 08777589896 or Vera at 08672221799. 


Kids Ballroom & Latin Dance classes are held every Tuesday at 6pm at the Portarlington Community Centre. Learn how to waltz, cha cha, jive and much more!! To book your place call Lisa on 085 7416886..


New members are always welcome at Portarlington Angling Club. Derryounce Lakes is a Fly only stocked trout fishery, open all year round. Visitors cannot fish the lakes without a permit. Permits and Angling club membership can be purchased from Portarlington Auto Parts on Main Street or Finlay’s pub Bracklone St. You can also send the Angling club a message via their Facebook page.


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. 


 Social tennis has started & will continue every Thursday from 7.30pm at the Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club . Dust off the rackets & get fit again. New members & all levels welcome. €2 per player. Ample parking at Dr Whites.


Golf Classic 2023-After the enjoyment of last year’s outing, we’re happy to announce our Golf ‘Classic’ is happening once again at the Heritage Golf Resort on Good Friday, April 7. It will be a Scramble format. Team Registration and Sponsorship Details are available at this link –

Fuel Your Body for Sport Talk/Demo-A 2-hour talk and practical demo on fueling your body for sport, with a focus on Protein, Macros and knowledge on reading labels among the topics covered takes place at the O’Dempsey’s Clubhouse on Friday March 10 at 7.30pm. This is a free event and open to the community. U18s to be accompanied by a guardian. 


LOTTO-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Tuesday night. Next week’s Jackpot is €6,400. 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. Free parking and wheelchair accessible. 


Lotto results for February 27. Numbers drawn were 24-11-6-4. No Jackpot winner. €50 each to Deirdre Doyle, PJ Duffy, Patrick Bryan, Thomas & Siobhan Doyle & Chris Duffy. Promoters prize-Graham Delaney. Next week’s Jackpot-€6,000.