Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Your latest news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


COLLECTION-The Meals on Wheels will have their collection at Supervalu & Centra Main St on next Friday May 5th & Saturday May 6th. Your generosity would be greatly appreciated. 


The very enjoyable Women’s Shed takes place at the Portarlington Community Centre every Thursday from 10.30am to 12.30pm. New members always welcome. Their 1st anniversary will take place on next Thursday May 4. All welcome.


O’Dempsey’s GFC will be holding their Club Mass for present, past, sick and deceased members of the club on Friday May 5, at 7.30pm in the Clubhouse. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Members past and present are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please spread the word to anyone you think may be interested.

 CÚL CAMPS-Cúl Camps are back at O’Dempsey’s from July 31 to August 4. Places must be booked online at – 


Join this FREE 12-week exercise and health education programme for adults. Exercise classes will take place in the Portarlington Community Centre every Monday & Thursday from 9am-10am. 

If you would like to sign up please click this link and complete the sign up form at the bottom on the page: You can also contact the Portarlington Community Centre at 057 8645728. Please note places are limited so please register as soon as possible if interested. Please share with anyone you know who may be interested in this. Huge thanks to Sport Ireland and Sláintecare for funding this Prime Time of Life programme.


The Presentation Primary School Portarlington would like to let you know about their new weekly Fundraiser Lotto. Money raised goes directly to support the children’s education & to purchase resources for the school, including Sports equipment, IT equipment, Classroom & teaching resources. Weekly option of €2.50 for 1 line, €4 for 2 lines & €5 for 3 lines. Match 4 wins Jackpot. For more information check out the School facebook page or contact the school at 0578623007 for more information.

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Deepest Sympathy to the family of Gabrielle Scully, Morette, Emo & Portlaoise, who passed away on Monday April 24. Gabrielle will be sadly missed by her sister Àgnes & brothers Louis & Joe, also by Bernie, Gail, Eamonn, Charlie & Oscar, extended family & friends. Funeral took place on Wednesday 26. May Gabrielle gentle soul r rest I Peace.


The following are the dates for Cemetery Masses for the Parish. Killenard-Friday July 7 at 7.30pm. St Michael’s Cemetery-Friday July 14 at 7.30pm. Emo New Cemetery-Friday July 28 at 7.30pm. Emo old Cemetery-Saturday August 12 at 7.30pm. 

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LOTTO-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Tuesday night. Next week’s Jackpot is €5,400. 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. 

Club Gear-Have you gear your children have outgrown? If so we would like to distribute it to others that might need it in the Club. You can drop it off in our dropbox at the Centre, or text 0863292177 & 0851102416 for more details.

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Portarlington Dinner Dance 2023 takes place at the Heritage Hotel Killenard on Sunday June 4. Doors open at 6.30pm for dinner. Music from 6pm to 7.30pm with Aidan Doyle. Medal presentation & guest speaker. Live band performance by the Seducers, with DJ till late. Tickets €45 and can be purchased from any Committee member. MC on the night Jack Nolan.

Get the glad rags on and show your support for the SENIOR CHAMPIONS on what promises to be a great night of music and entertainment. 

GRACEFIELD LOTTO–Lotto results for April 24. Numbers drawn were 21-25-27-20. No winner of Jackpot.  €50 each to Ava Luttrell, Betty Corcoran, Michelle Doyle, Maria Coughlan & Paddy Behan. Promoter’s prize-Breda Flanagan. Next week’s Jackpot-€3,200.