Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

All your news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


Grow Mental Health Support meeting takes place every Thursday afternoon from 2.30pm until 4.30pm in the Social Services Centre, Link Road, Portarlington.

At Grow Mental Health Organisation we understand what you are going through. Reach out to us now & start getting the support you need.

Any person over 18 years of age are welcome to attend. We are confidential, & asking for help is the best thing you could ever do.  If you require any further information in relation to this meeting. Please contact:  Assumpta on 086 8114135 or e-mail

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On behalf of Portarlington Meals on Wheels a big thanks to Serena at Trendy Curves Carlow for your kind donation of €300 from your fashion show at Eddie’s Hot Pot?. It was really appreciated


Reunion of the Killenard Choral and Dramatic Society in the Thatch Killenard on Thursday  November 9 2023, 6pm till 8.30pm. Light refreshments on the night. Please come along and if you have photos or any memorabilia please bring it with you. Please share so we can get word out there. Contact Helen Mullins & Ann Knight.


Portarlington Women’s Shed meet at the Portarlington Community Centre every Tuesday from 12pm to 2pm & Thursday from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Drop in for a cuppa, a chat & lots of activities & outings. 

Christmas Market-The Womens Shed are holding a Christmas Market on Saturday December 9th from 11am to 3pm. To book a table e-mail or phone 0874748068. A visit to Santa on the day. Proceeds from refreshments in aid of the Cuisle Centre Laois.

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Portarlington Active Retirement group meet every Thursday afternoon at 1.45pm at the Portarlington Community Centre. Plenty of activities & outings. 


Very deepest Sympathy to hear of the sad passing of Grace O’Neill, Church View Portarlington who passed away on Thursday October 19 surrounded by her loving & devoted family. Grace will be so sadly missed by her devoted parents John & Sally, sisters Amy & Niamh, nieces Lauren, Molly & Aoibheann, nephews Issac, John Christopher & Eoghan, grandparents Harry & Carmel O’Neill, Chris Kelly & the late Nanny Maggie, uncles & aunts Terry & Anne, Michelle & Ben, Tina & Thomas, extended family, neighbours & friends. Grace’s funeral Mass took place on Sunday October 22 at St Michael’s Church.  Burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Grace’s gentle soul rest in Peace.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Mairead Kennedy (nee Murphy), Bog road Portarlington & formerly St Michael’s Park who passed away on Thursday October 19. Mairead was predeceased by her husband Thomas & baby son Patrick. She will be sadly missed by her devoted son Thomas, sister Ann, extended family & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Saturday October 21 at St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Maireads gentle soul rest in Peace.

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Deepest Sympathy to the family of Teresa Ridgeway (nee McGoldrick) formerly Garryhinch & Mountrath who passed away on Thursday October 19. Funeral Mass took place on Saturday October 21 at St Michael’s Church Portarlington, with burial after in St Fintans Cemetery Mountrath. May Teresa’s gentle soul rest in Peace. 


The death has taken place in Helsinki, Finland of Gregory (Greg) Coogan, formerly Shiphouse Portarlington. Funeral arrangements later. 

May Greg’s gentle soul rest in Peace 🙏 Deepest Sympathy to all his family & friends.


Any enquires for the Love Port office contact 0578608395, e-mail Opening hours-Monday – Thursday, 9am -1pm. Friday- 9am – 12:30pm. 


Portarlington Junior Book Club-The junior book club is back after the summer break. Meeting on the last Wednesday of the month, this club is suitable for 9-12year olds. Booking is essential call 057 8643751 or email

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In Portarlington the Free Public WIFI is available in the Peoples Park and Link Road between the Fire Station and the Swimming Pool, Main Street and at The Library , there is also free internal access in the Library .

Knitting Club-Meets every Friday morning 10.30am-12.30. All skill levels from beginner to advanced are welcome!

Sensory Toy Resource Collection – a service for parents of children with additional needs who live in Co. Laois. The toys are designed to support the development of gross motor skills, fine motor skills and communication skills. More details can be found on our website or ask at the library desk.

Laois Libraries Online Book Club reads one book a month chosen from the BorrowBox collection. Join us on the last Wednesday of each month when questions are posed for discussion on our Book Club Facebook page. This month we are reading House of Ashes by Stuart Neville New members are always welcome.


O’Dempsey’s GFC Lotto results for October 9. Numbers drawn: 12-13-23-25. No Jackpot Winner. Match 3 Winners-Sheila Dunne. Promoter-Richie Slevin. Next week’s Jackpot is €18,000. 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 €10,800. 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 16. Numbers drawn were 20-5-13-30. No winner of Jackpot.  €50 each to Caroline Murphy, Niamh Peters, Jenny Gorman, Stephen Byrne & Marian Bryan. Promoter’s prize-Tadhg Bryan. Next week’s Jackpot-€8,400.