Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Your latest news from Emo, Killenard & Portarlington


The Portarlington Enterprise Centre have partnered up with Technological University of the Shannon, Athlone and to bring you two courses 1) Certificate in Business in Entrepreneurship and 2) Bachelor of Business (HONS).

Calling any mature applicants (i.e. over 23 years) or Leaving Certificate -Grade O6 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate. Flexible study hours. Commencing September 2023. Registration closes next Friday August 25. Avail of student discount rate to use our facilities here in Portarlington.

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The Portarlington Women’s Shed are now back from their holidays. Meeting every Thursday morning from 10.30am to 12.30pm at the Portarlington Community Centre. Lots of activities & outings. New members are very welcome.


The Farmers market takes place every Saturday at SOLAS ECO Garden Centre, Portarlington from 10am-2pm. A variety of stalls from fresh fish to organic vegetables, everything you need for your weekly shop. As always we will have local traders selling organic and local produce.

Our Craft Market returns on Sunday September 3. Vintage & Craft market at this one.

Flying Apron Bakery, Solas Eco Garden Centre, Portarlington, Co.Laois


First Senior Game | Hosie Cup Round 1 | Versus Athy | on next Sunday August 27 at home.

We are kicking off our 50th Anniversary with a FAMILY FUN DAY for all members and friends. Members of the original 1974 team will be present. Kid’s activities, BBQ, Bouncy Castles, Music & Face painting galore. Starting from 12.30pm.


The Love Port office is based at St Michael’s Girls school, Kilmalogue Cross. Contact number 0578608395. E-mail Opening hours Monday – Thursday 9am to 1pm. Friday-9am to 12.30pm.


𝗟𝗮𝗼𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗮𝗹𝘆 𝗘𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗕𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱 invites applications for the 𝗙𝗘𝗧 𝗣𝗮𝗻𝗲𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗧𝘂𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀 (part-time evening hours) with the relevant qualification in the following:

Special Needs Assisting – Level 5 & 6, Healthcare – Level 5 & 6, Early Learning & Care – Level 5 & 6, Business – Level 5 & 6. Applications in respect of the above post must be made on the appropriate application form which is available from 𝗵𝘁𝘁𝗽𝘀://𝘄𝘄𝘄.𝗹𝗼𝗲𝘁𝗯.𝗶𝗲/𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘃𝗮𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗲𝘀

Portarlington Parish Newsletter Week ending July 18th 📷 Con Murphy Photography
RIP Credit: Con Murphy Photography


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Christine (Chris) Lyons (nee Sherlock), Kilrush, Co. Clare & formerly Bracknagh Co. Offaly & Arlington estate, who passed away on Wednesday August 9. Chris will be sadly missed by her loving husband Tony, daughters Edel & Tara, sons Garrett & Ciaran, her 7 grandchildren, sister Margie, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Saturday August 12 in Kilrush. May Chris rest in Peace.


O’Dempsey’s Family Fun Day will be held at the Old Pound on next Saturday August 26. 

The event will see an afternoon of activities and entertainment for children of all ages. 

The day will run from 2pm to 5pm, and a timetable of activities will be shared soon, so keep an eye out for all that’s in store for the day! We look forward to seeing as many of our members and community there for what promises to be a great day at the Old Pound! 

Bígí Linn!! Please share with anyone you think might be interested too – Fáilte Roimh Chách!

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 GAA News
All your Portarlington GAA News here.


LOTTO-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Tuesday night. Next week’s Jackpot is €8,800. 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. 

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 August 14. Numbers drawn were 22-15-21-18. No winner of Jackpot.  €50 each to Colette Knight, Stephen Hudson, Liam Pierce, Catherine Cunningham & Tracey Redmond. Promoter’s prize-The Hawthorn. Next week’s Jackpot-€6,400.