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Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way
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Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Your latest news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington

TREE SHREDDING

As the festive season winds down, are you wondering about a greener way to part with your Christmas tree? Look no further. SOLAS has your Eco-friendly solution.

SOLAS, together with Eamon O’ Reilly of Bartlett Tree Experts, are offering a Christmas Tree shredding service. Bring your Christmas tree to us, and we’ll turn it into nutrient-rich mulch. Let’s give your tree a second life, nourishing the earth and reducing waste.

Here’s how it works:

Bring your Christmas tree to SOLAS Lea Road Portarlington. (to our overflow car park).

Drop off times: 11am to 3pm, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th January. Our eco-conscious team will shred it on the spot. Donations are welcome, and all money will go to Meals on Wheels Portarlington. 

Portarlington sees opening of Ireland's first Eco Garden Centre
Solas Eco Garden Centre, Portarlington, Co.Laois has your Eco-friendly solution

PARENT & TODDLER

The Portarlington Community Centre are holding the Parents & Toddler’s group in the centre every Wednesday from 10am-12pm. Why not call in and have a chat and coffee whilst your child or grandchild gets to play.

O’Dempsey’s GFC 

Hamper Results-Congratulations to our winners from our Juvenile Christmas Monster Hamper Draw – Grainne Kennedy, Maureen Molloy, Anne Marie Moore and Phil Donogher. Thanks to all who supported us with this Raffle fundraiser for our Juveniles. 

Lotto – Tickets are available online here and from our usual sellers. You can also pick up tickets at the following local businesses-  Dowling’s Gala, Killenard, Richie Slevins, Ballybrittas Service Station. Best of luck and thank you for your support. 

We would like to wish all our members and supporters at home and abroad a very happy New Year. Thanks to all those who have dedicated their time and support to the club in 2023. 

Public Holidays 2024 & 2025

SYMPATHY

Deepest Sympathy to the family of John Douglas, Newbridge & late of Bracklone St Portarlington who passed away on Thursday December 21 surrounded by his loving family. John was predeceased by his wife Margaret, parents Ger & Molly Douglas, sisters Nuala & Claire. 

John will be sadly missed by his loving daughters Sarah & Maria, sons in law, grandchildren, sister Susan (Manley), extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place in Newbridge on Wednesday December 27. May John’s gentle soul rest in Peace. 

SYMPATHY

Deepest Sympathy to the family of Andrew McCann, Rose Cottage, Ballymorris & formerly South Yorkshire England who passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday December 28. Andrew will be sadly missed by his loving wife Catherine, son Alasdair & daughter Hannah, sister Elaine, extended family & friends. Funeral took place on Saturday January 30. May Andrew rest in Peace. 

SYMPATHY

Deepest Sympathy to Helen & Brendan McMahon and family on the death of Helens mam Kit (Kathleen) Fleming (nee Riordan) Gneeveguilla, Co. Kerry on December 28.

Sympathy to Kathleen’s loving husband Mick and all her extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Monday January 1. May Kathleen’s gentle soul rest in Peace.

SYMPATHY

Deepest Sympathy to Matt & Sumi Dunne & family Woodbrook Portarlington, on the death of Sumi’s father, Priya Kumar Sengupta who passed away on Sunday December 31 at Portlaoise hospital. Funeral took place on Wednesday January 3. May Priya rest in Peace.

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

SYMPATHY

So sorry to hear the news of the passing of Bobby McCann Yonkers, New York & formerly Bracklone St Portarlington. Son of the late Patrick & Margaret McCann. Bobby emigrated to America 61 years ago. Deepest Sympathy to his loving wife Peggy, daughters Claire & Arleen, son Bobby, grandchildren, great grandson, sisters Noeline, Una & Teresa, brother Michael, and all his extended family & friends in Ireland and America. Funeral Mass took place on Tuesday January 2. May Bobby rest in Peace. 

SYMPATHY

Deepest Sympathy to the family of Charlie Dunne, St Brochans Park, Bracknagh who passed away on Sunday December 31. Charlie will be sadly missed by his loving wife May, daughters Catherine, Arlene & Anita, son Dermot, granddaughters Avril & Coleen, brothers, sisters, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Tuesday January 2. May Charlie rest in Peace.

SYMPATHY

Deepest Sympathy to the family of Patrick (Paddy) Earley, Bracklone St who passed away suddenly at his residence on Monday January 1. Paddy will be sadly missed by his loving wife Carina, sons Stephen & Noah, parents P.J. & Ann Earley, sister Karen, brother-in-law Paul, sister-in-law Nicola, nephews Tadhg, Oisín and Fionnán, parents-in-law P.J. & Jean Murphy, uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family,  neighbours and a wide circle of friends. Funeral Mass took place at St Michael’s Church Portarlington on Thursday January 4. May Paddy’s gentle soul rest in Peace.

BINGO

Bingo at Port GAA Centre every Tuesday night at 8pm. Over €3,000 in prize money to be won. Free parking and wheelchair accessible. 

Bingo time at Portarlington GAA Centre

GRACEFIELD LOTTO

Lotto results for January 2. Numbers drawn were 23-29-19-18. No winner of Jackpot. €50 each to Pauric Duffy, Anna Weldon, Danny & Sadie Crampton, Ann O’Brien & Melanie Broderick. Promoter’s prize-The Hawthorn. Next Jackpot-€10,200.