Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Your latest news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


Sponsored walk takes place on Sunday July 2, starting at 11am from the Heritage Hotel, in aid of the Portarlington Lourdes Pilgrimage . For further information contact Red at 0879850348, Peter at 0879872417 & Marie at 0877589896. Sponsored by the Heritage Hotel & McLoughlins Supervalu. 

Latest Portarlington News


Clonohill Gardens will host an Open Weekend in aid of Laois Hospice Foundation on Saturday, July 1 & Sunday July 2. Located adjacent to the Laois Angling Centre, Coolrain ( R32 NF 80 ). The

Gardens feature – Woodland, Jacob’s Walk, Lawns punctuated by many colour themed herbaceous borders, with the Slieve Bloom mountains providing a colourful background, and a Walled Garden full of treasures overlooking Clonohill Lake.

Afternoon tea will be served in the Lodge and visitors are welcome to enjoy a lakeside walk while supporting the amazing services provided by Laois Hospice Foundation.

Floral Artist and Garden Designer, Enda Thompson- Phelan will welcome visitors to his Clonohill Gardens from 2-6pm on both days.

Latest Portarlington News


 Pat Burbages group will once again climb Croagh Patrick on Saturday July 8. Proceeds this year to Port Meals on Wheels. If you would like to donate you can contact Pat at 0877716244 or call to the shop. Also contact Ann Bourke Dunne at 0874116101, and she will give you details as to how you can donate. Thank you.


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. 

Cúl Camps

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

Portarlington GAA News
All your Portarlington GAA News here.

Club Bingo Online

Bingo books are available at Dowling’s Gala Killenard, or at Whelehans Newsagents, Main St Portarlington. Eyes down at 8pm every Friday. If you’re not in you can’t win!


Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club. Due to Holiday season, places are now available for all levels of Junior Coaching.  For more information phone or Text 087 946 3147.


LOTTO-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Tuesday night. Next week’s Jackpot is €7,200. Tickets can be bought from club members or online via

Latest news from in and around Portarlington


Bingo at Port GAA Centre every Tuesday night at 8pm. Over €3,000 in prize money to be won. Free parking and wheelchair accessible. 

GRACEFIELD LOTTO–Lotto results for June 19. Numbers drawn were 2-27-8-31. No winner of Jackpot.  €50 each to Helena Murphy, Ray Murphy, Sheila Clarke, PJ Duffy & Richard Murphy. Promoter’s prize-Breda  Flanagan. Next week’s Jackpot-€4,800.


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