Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Your latest news from Emo, Killenard & Portarlington


Bridge resumes on Monday September 18th at 7.45pm in the Garryhinch Golf Club. 

New members welcome. 


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

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Adult dance classes are back on September 5th after a Summer break at the Portarlington Community Centre. Every Tuesday night from 7pm to 8pm. Beginners & improvers. Places must be booked. For more information call Lisa at 085 7416886. No partner required.


The new school term is fast approaching. If you would like any information on the Portarlington After School Project, contact Alice or Rose on 089 2299859. Takes place each afternoon at the Portarlington Community Centre.

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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.


Deepest Sympathy to Fintan Birchall, the Maisonettes, Crowe Lane on the death of his beloved brother Eoin Birchall, Dunmurray House, Kildare & late of Prosperous, Co. Kildare who passed away on Tuesday August 22nd at Tallaght hospital. Eoin was predeceased by his parents Jack & Brigid. He will be sadly missed by his loving brother Fintan, sisters Merna, Jacqueline & Denise, extended family & friends. Funeral took place in Prosperous on Friday August 25th.  May Eoin’s gentle soul rest in Peace.

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Deepest Sympathy to the family of Imelda Keenan (nee Murray), Station Court Portarlington & formerly Sandymout Dublin who passed away suddenly on Tuesday August 22nd. Imelda was predeceased by her parents Cornelius & Mary, brother Michael & former husband Michael. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Rachel, sons Nigel & Dwayne, 5 grandchildren, sisters Sadie & Kathleen, brother Thomas, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place in Sandymount on Saturday August 26th.  May Imelda’s gentle soul rest in Peace.


Bridge resumes on Wednesday September 20th at 7.45pm in Garryhinch Golf Club. 

New members welcome.

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Players Wanted who were born in 2012. Male or Female. The club would like to add a 2nd U12 team for the upcoming season. This will be competitive football and will be played from September 2023 to May 2024. Anyone interested please contact Phil by phone or WhatsApp on 0868100657.

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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 €9,000. Tickets can be bought from club members or online via

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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 August 21. Numbers drawn were 22-15-21-18. No winner of Jackpot.  €50 each to Marie Confry, Nathan & Dylan Carmody, Caroline Kirwan, Ellen & Jamie Conroy & Robbie Keogh. Promoter’s prize-Jamie Hanlon. Next week’s Jackpot-€6,600.