Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Your latest news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


The 52nd AGM of Portarlington Social Services/Meals on Wheels took place recently. The committee advised that in 2022 there were 10,284 meals cooked and deliveredIt cost over €85,000 to run the service. Without the help of the HSE funding & all the generous donations from the public, the service could not continue. Officers Elected-Chairperson-Rory Whelan. Ass Chairperson– Ciaran Dunne.  Secretary-Ann Bourke Dunne. Ass Secretary-Mary Pierce. Treasurer-Brendan Broderick. Ass Treasurer-Geraldine O’Reilly. Card Secretaries-Jen Barber & Vincent Hogan. PRO-Ciaran Dunne. Committee-Ken Dunne, Jenny Champ, Breda Dunne, Jen Barber, Trish Whelan, Marguerite Kirwan & Neil Henderson. Trustees-Jenny Champ, Dr Adrian Honan, Geraldine O’Reilly & Ken Dunne. 

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Kind host families sought for Spanish students for the month of July.  

Host family must have a teenager (12-18) who is willing to spend time with and include the visiting student in their life for 4 weeks. Further information from Margaret on 087 2062162. 


Portarlington Lourdes group will travel to Lourdes on August 2 & will return on August 9. Seven nights full board at the Hotel Solitude at a cost of €995 per person sharing. Transport to and from Airports. Contact Marie Corcoran in the Care Charity Shop on Main St, contact Marie at 0877589896 & Vera at 0879311813.  

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Deepest Sympathy to the family of James Nicholl Jnr, The Glen Kilnacourt & formerly Brownstown, the Curragh, who passed away on Friday April 7. He will be sadly missed by his parents Jimmy & Noreen, brother Darren, sisters Carol, Deborah & Margaret, his extended family & friends. May James rest in Peace.  


Solas Eco Garden Centre Portarlington are holding their next Car Boot Sale on Sunday April 23. Stall Holders can arrive at 8am. Sale opens to the Public at 10am. Closes at 2.30pm. Bring your own table. Maximum no of Stalls – 70. Not Permitted: Large Vans, or the Sale of Power Tools. Size allocated to each Stall: 2.3m Wide x 6.5m Long. Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance of the Event. Book online @ 

Pictured at Solas Eco Garden Centre, Portarlington, Co.Laois David Maher on the left and John Carey on the right.
Pictured at Solas Eco Garden Centre, Portarlington, Co.Laois David Maher on the left and John Carey on the right.

GRACEFIELD LOTTO–Lotto results for April 11. Numbers drawn were 26-20-18-31. No winner of Jackpot.  €50 each to Jim O’Reilly, Michael Fullam, Stephen Hudson, M Kelly & Elaine Slevin. Promoters prize-John Kelly. Next week’s Jackpot-€2,800. 


 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. 

 2023 Membership now due. Looking forward to seeing returning members & new members this year. Check out our website for more information 

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LOTTO-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Tuesday night. Next week’s Jackpot is €5,200. 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.