Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Your latest news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


Portarlington Lions Club are delighted to announce that they are hosting a Variety Show on Friday  November 17,  in St. Patrick’s Primary School, Canal Road, Portarlington – commencing at  8pm (sharp). Doors open at 7.30 pm – Admission €5. Various local artists and guest artists appearing. Hope to see you all there.

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St Brigid’s Social Club Cloneyhurke are holding a Social Dance Night at St Brigid’s Hall, Cloneyhurke (R323CY89) on Saturday November 18 from 9pm to 12am.  Music by Lawrence Campion. Admission- €10 and refreshments are served. A great night assured.

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The Fisherstown Tractor & Truck Run will have their Christmas lights run on the Sunday December 17 in Ballybrittas Village. So if anyone wants to join us with Tractors and Trucks light up, it will be greatly appreciated.


Colaiste Iosagain are putting on “All Shook Up” the musical on November 29 & 30, also December 1. This is a Broadway musical inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and music from Elvis Presley. This promises to be an incredible production with over 100 talented students & 50 staff members involved. You can show your support by attending one of the fantastic shows. 


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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The Portarlington Women’s Shed are holding a Christmas Market in the Community Centre on Saturday December 9 @ 11am. Visit Santa on the day. Proceeds from refreshments to the Cuisle Centre Portlaoise. For all bookings and enquires contact the Women’s Shed direct on or phone 0874748068.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Bridget Maguire (née Mooney) Mullingar, Westmeath & formerly Kilbride House Portarlington, who passed away on Sunday November 5.

Bridget was predeceased by her parents Christopher & Mary, her brothers Charlie and Christy. She will be deeply missed by her heartbroken husband and best friend Tom, her loving sister Betty and brother Johnny, her dear nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives and many friends. Funeral took place in Mullingar on Friday November 10. May Bridget’s gentle soul rest in Peace.

Portarlington Parish Newsletter Week ending July 18th 📷 Con Murphy Photography
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AGM Reminder and Nomination & Motion Forms. Our AGM will be held in the Clubhouse at 8pm on Friday November 17.

Club members, parents, supporters and potential new members are invited and encouraged to attend in order to reflect on the last twelve months. For Nomination & Motion forms, please contact our Secretary, Barry Finlay by text on 087-7707511 or email .Forms should be returned by Friday November 3.

Can members please note that if you wish to nominate any person for a position on the club’s executive committee, you must ensure that you have the consent of that person prior to returning the completed nomination form to the club secretary. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Pilates-Our Healthy Club Committee are organising a 6 week block of pilates at O’Dempsey’s  Clubhouse, starting Thursday November 9, until December 14, from 7pm to 8pm. Spaces are limited, and open to *club members* only. If you wish to attend please contact Síle on 0857704463.


O’Dempsey’s GFC Lotto results for November 6. Numbers drawn: 2-6-14-15. No Jackpot Winner. Match 3 Winners-Rita Finlay. Ross Behan, Sarah Flanagan McCormack, Thomas & Courtney Finlay. Promoter-Hubert O’Leary. 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.

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LOTTO-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Tuesday night. Next week’s Jackpot is €11,000. 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 November 6. Numbers drawn were 18-3-27-22. No winner of Jackpot. €50 each to Stephen Hudso, Ann Dunne, Janet Nealon, ChelseaMurphy & Stephen Flanagan. Promoter’s prize-Burbages. Next week’s Jackpot-€8,800.