Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

All your news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


The Senior’s bingo at the Portarlington Social Services will finish for the Summer from tomorrow Wednesday July 5. We wish all our wonderful senior’s a happy & healthy Summer & we will see them all again in September.


 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 wonderful Nicole goes from strength to strength. Nicole Turner has been chosen to represent Team Ireland at this summer’s Para Swimming Championship, which will take place in Manchester. Nicole hopes to make it to her third Paralympic games this year. Joining Nicole on the Irish Team are her fellow Paralympians Ellen Keane, Róisín Ní Riain & Barry McClements. Derbhaile Brady will make her major championship debut for Ireland.

The Pride of Portarlington swimmer Nicole Turner
The Pride of Portarlington Nicole Turner

Manchester will play host to the 11th edition of the Para Swimming World Championships from July 31 to August 6 Best of luck to all taking place.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Gerard (Gerry) Conway, Avondale Est who passed away on Friday June 23. Gerry will be sadly missed by his loving wife Shirley, sons John, Malachy, Alleyn & Ivan, daughter Laura, son in law Paul, daughter in laws Sinead & Roisin, grandchildren Oscar, Adam & Cate, sister Angela (Conroy), niece Michelle (Shortall), nephew Ian (Conroy), extended family, neighbours & a large circle of friends. Funeral for Gerry took place on Wednesday June 28. Gerry was widely known all over, for his years of dedication to Comhaltas Ceoltóirí, with his wife Shirley. May Gerry rest in 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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Cúl Camps

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

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!

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LOTTO-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Tuesday night. Next week’s Jackpot is €7,400. 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. 

Portarlington GAA News
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Bus runs every week to the Centre from around the town. If you are interested in being picked up and collected please ring Johnny Mooney at 0857761253 for more information. 

GRACEFIELD LOTTO–Lotto results for June 26. Numbers drawn were 1-4-21-25. No winner of Jackpot.  €50 each to Mary Wright, Joe Byrne Snr, Andy Carroll, Ryan, Jack & Rosie & Mary Mullen. Promoter’s prize-Burbages. Next week’s Jackpot-€5,000.

Couch to 5K run or walk starts on July 19 for 6 weeks. Registration at Gracefield GAA club at 7pm on the night. For more information contact 0879656983.