Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Your news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


Charity Gala Ball in aid of Midland Hospice Build takes place in the Heritage Hotel Killenard on next 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.


Portarlington Women’s Shed is going from strength to strength. Why not pop down to the Portarlington Community Centre for a cuppa, a chat & lots of activities & outings, every Thursday  at 10.30am .

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Check out events at the Portarlington Library-

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.

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Deepest Sympathy to the family of Susan Fenlon who passed away in Holland on Tuesday September 26. Susan was predeceased by her parents Brian & Mary Fenlon, Clonsast. She ill be sadly missed by her daughter Kimberley, son Connor, their father Jeff, grandchildren Chiara & Guiliano, sisters Sinead, Marguerite & Maeve, brohers Emmett & Brian Og, extended family & friends. May Susan rest in Peace.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Chrissie O’Reilly (nee Culleton), Patrick St & formerly Limetree Portarlington who passed away on Friday September 29 surrounded by her loving family. Chrissie was predeceased by her loving husband Jackie & son John. She will be sadly missed by her son Patrick, daughters Majella & Teresa, sisters Mary, Patricia, Ann & Bernadette, 8 loving grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Sunday October 1. May Chrissy’s gentle soul rest in Peace. 

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Deepest Sympathy to the family of Matt Moore, Treascon Portarlington & formerly Morette Emo who passed away on Sunday October 1. Matt was predeceased by his parents Michael & Una and brother Pat. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Valerie, son Conor, daughters Amy, Kate & Ellie, grandchildren, brothers Frank & Michael, sisters Goretti, Oonagh & Fidelis, godson Rory, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Wednesday October 4. May Matt rest in Peace.


Ground Person / Caretaker-We are looking for a Grounds Person / Caretaker at The Old Pound, Ballybrittas. This is a developmental opportunity, no experience necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career. If you or someone you know is interested, and eligible for the Community Employment Scheme please contact a case officer at your local Intreo office for further details, quoting reference – #CES-2299124. Or contact our club secretary – Barry Finlay 087-7707511.

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O’Dempsey’s GFC Lotto Results

Lotto Results Oct 2-Numbers drawn:  02,10,18,24. No Jackpot Winner. Match 3 Winners: Siobhan Hanway c/o Brian Noone. Promoter-Paul Melia. Next week’s Jackpot is €17,800. Tickets available from our usual sellers and in Dowling’s Gala, Richie Slevins and Ballybrittas Service Station. Thanks for your support.


LOTTO-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Tuesday night. Next week’s Jackpot is €10,200. 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


Lotto results for Sept Oct 2. Numbers drawn were 32-5-11-18. No winner of Jackpot.  €50 each to Ownie Connor, Paddy Mulligan, Eleanor Shortall, Sinead Ryan & David Green. Promoter’s prize-Gabby Slattery. Next week’s Jackpot-€7,800.