Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Your latest news from Emo, Killenard & Portarlington


The Happy Hearts/Active retirement club returns next Thursday September 7 from 1.45pm to 3.45pm in the Portarlington Community Centre.  Every Thursday thereafter. Lots of activities & outings. New members welcome.


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.

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

New members welcome.


Check out events at the Portarlington Library.

Get the best out of your camera phone.

Easy tips and tricks for better smartphone photos. 6.30-7.30pm Wednesday September 13.

Professional photographer Veronica Nicholson from Rhode, Co Offaly, will give a free talk on getting to know your smartphone and tips and tricks on how to take better photos. Bring your smartphone with you for the talk. To book call 057 8643751 or email

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Rainbow Reflexology for Babies

Join Joanne Loftus from Rainbow Reflexology and learn how to sooth your baby using reflexology. This workshop is suitable for babies from birth to pre crawling.

 FREE EVENT but booking necessary – call 057 8643751 or email to book a place.

Adult Book Club

Meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 11am.

Knitting Group

Meets every Friday from 10:30am to 12:30pm . New members always 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.


Solas Eco garden centre are thrilled to announce that they will be hosting a Vintage Motorbike & Scooter Static Display on Sunday September 10 from 12pm to 5pm.  All in support of a fantastic cause – Ulemu. Ulemu is a heartwarming charity initiated by a dynamic brother and sister duo from Laois.

Portarlington Parish Newsletter Week ending July 18th 📷 Con Murphy Photography
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Deepest Sympathy to the family of Michael Murphy, St Michael’s Park, who passed away at his home on Wednesday August 30 surrounded by his family. Michael was predeceased by his parents Mick & Lil & his Uncle Tommy. He will be sadly missed by his sisters Elizabeth & Cathy, brothers Jimmy, Tommy & Eddie, his niece, nephews, extended family & friends. Michael will be missed by everyone who he delivered Post to, with his sunny disposition & his chats. Funeral took  place on Friday September 1st at St Michael’s Church Portarlington, with burial after in St Michaels Cemetery. May Michael’s gentle soul rest in Peace.


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

New members welcome.


Congratulations to the Portarlington Rugby Club who celebrated their 50th anniversary on Sunday August 27, with a family fun day & senior match on the day. Members of the original 1974 team were special guests on the day.



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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.

group photo of more than thirty Arlington AFC soccer players from Portarlington
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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!


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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 28. Numbers drawn were 15-5-30-11. No winner of Jackpot.  €50 each to Sinead Ryan, Christine Dunne, Michelle Kavanagh, Nicky Dunne & Michael Doyle Jnr & Deirdre Soyle. Promoter’s prize-Damian Finlay. Next week’s Jackpot-€6,800.