Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Your latest news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


A big well done to the Portarlington Concert Band who performed at the Derby in the Curragh on Sunday July 2.  Also, the Trumpeters played the Fanfare for the Derby winner on the day. Great achievement for the band. If you would like to find out more about how children & adults can join the band, then contact Pat on 0838510428 for more information.


Exciting Summer Workshops for Children at SOLAS Eco Garden Centre. Join us for a season filled with fun and education. From gardening to pizza making, we have something for everyone. Our gardening workshops will allow kids to get their hands dirty and discover the wonders of nature. Book online now at Also, contact 0579373330. 

Portarlington sees opening of Ireland's first Eco Garden Centre
Solas Eco Garden Centre, Portarlington hosting summer workshops


The following are the dates for Cemetery Masses for the Parish. Killenard-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 –

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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!


LOTTO-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Tuesday night. Next week’s Jackpot is €7,600. Tickets can be bought from club members or online via

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

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 July 3. Numbers drawn were 30-10-3-13. No winner of Jackpot.  €50 each to Robbie Keogh, Paddy Donagher, Mary Keogh, Ryan, Thomas & Siobhan Doyle & P Coffey Jnr. Promoter’s prize-Brea Flanagan. Next week’s Jackpot-€5,200.

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.