Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Your latest news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


Solas Eco Garden centre are delighted to announce that the Rockin Strawberry Motorcycle Gathering raised a whopping €968.46 for ULEMU at our Motorbike and Scooter Static display recently. Thank you to everyone who came along on the day and supported Phil and Emily and this great cause.


The next Car Boot Sale at Solas Eco Garden Centre, Portarlington Co. Laois. R32RPX8 on  Sunday October 8, from10am-3pm. You can book your stall online at

Latest Portarlington News


Charity Gala Ball in aid of Midland Hospice Build takes place in the Heritage Hotel Killenard on Saturday October 14. For tickets call to Marie Corcoran at the Saoirse Care charity shop, Main St, Portarlington.  You can also contact Maria Molloy & Colette Kennedy.


Check out events at the Portarlington Library-

Memoir Writing Workshop

As part of Positive Aging Week, join us for a two hour long memoir writing workshop with the LOETB.

Friday October 6 @ 2.30pm

This is a free workshop but places are limited so booking is essential. Email or phone 057 8643751 to book a place.

Laois Library Service news

Performance Anxiety in Sport talks for Teens.

This interesting session will be relevant for parents and sports people alike and will explain how to deal with performance anxiety and nervousness in sport and life, while it will also look at and explain the ‘Mayo Phenomenon’ in GAA. It will include Q&A opportunities afterwards. Keith Begley is a Sport Ireland Accredited sport psychologist, who has worked with numerous successful inter-county GAA teams and high performance athletes. On Wednesday October 11 @ 7pm.

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 12:30 . New members always welcome.


Bridge has resumed on Monday nights at 7.45pm in the Garryhinch Golf Club. 

New members welcome. 


Portarlington Community Centre are delighted to announce a new group starting in the Community Centre. Happy Interactions Baby Playgroup is suitable for ages 0 – 15 months. Play opportunities, Sensory experiences, Interactions and much more. For more information or to book your place call Siobhan on 086 1504669.

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


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Katie Donnelly, Portumna Co. Galway & Portarlington who passed away suddenly on Wednesday September 13. Katie will be sadly missed by her loving mam Anne, uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family, friends  & her work colleagues caring for the elderly. Funeral took place on Sunday September 17 in Tiernascragh, Ballinasloe. May Katie rest in Peace.  


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Margaret Jones (nee Meehan), Foxcroft Ave, & formerly Tierhogar Portarlington, who passed away on Monday September 18. Margaret was predeceased by her husband Tony Jones, parents Michael & Margaret Meehan. She will be sadly missed by her loving family, relatives & friends. Funeral took place on Thursday September 21 at St John’s Church Killenard, with burial in the adjoining Cemetery. May Margaret’s gentle soul rest in Peace.


Bridge has resumed every Wednesday night at 7.45pm in Garryhinch Golf Club. 

New members welcome.

Portarlington GAA jersey presentation
All the latest Portarlington sports news here


LOTTO-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Tuesday night. Next week’s Jackpot is €9,800. 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


Lotto results for Sept 18. Numbers drawn were 1-11-12-15. No winner of Jackpot.  €50 each to Colin Hanlon, Mary Keller, Jane Kane, Teresa Jenkins & Brereton Grandsons. Promoter’s prize-Charlotte Brereton. Next week’s Jackpot-€7,400.