Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way

Your latest news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


Portarlington Social Services seniors Bingo has returned to the Centre & will continue every Wednesday night at 8pm. Come along for a few games & a cuppa afterwards. 


LOETB Adult Literacy service provides courses in all Literacy areas that can help with basic workplace education. Our Level 3, Return to Education programmes provides a steppingstone to further studies. For more information contact LOETB Adult Literacy. Laois- 057 86 61338.

Latest Portarlington News


We are excited to announce that we are celebrating our 50th anniversary by having a Black Tie Dinner Dance at the Midlands Park Hotel Portarlaoise, on Friday February 16 at 6.30pm. Drinks reception, followed by a 3 course meal and ending the night with live music by the Electrix.

It will be a fantastic night celebrating our club and all its members from the past 50 years. We would love if you would celebrate with us. The link to buy tickets are attached below:…/50th-anniversary-black-tie-dinner…/ Contact the Midlands Park directly if you would like to book a room for the night.

Portarlington Rugby News


A big well done to Portarlington girl Alanna Fitzpatrick & her Ireland teammates who won against Australia in the Rugby in Perth recently.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Ger Connolly, Bracknagh who passed away on Thursday January 25. Former Fianna Fail TD, Laois/Offaly. Ger was predeceased by his loving wife Marie, daughter in law Roisin & baby granddaughter Catherine. He will be sadly missed by his daughter Caitriona, sons John, Stephen & Ger jnr, his 9 grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Sunday January 28 at St Brochan’s Church Bracknagh. May Ger rest in Peace.

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


Arlington Soccer Club are holding 35’s training every Wednesday from 9-10pm on the Astro in St Patricks Boys School. All players are welcome, new and old. If interested please contact 

Maurizio Riozzi on 0852203441 or Mark Walsh on 0852132752. We hope to see you there.


Lotto Results for January 30-Numbers drawn: 03-11-24-27. No Jackpot Winner. No Match 3 Winners. Lucky Dips- Arthur Costello (Dowlings Gala), John Lowry. Promoter- Richie Slevin.

Next draw: Tuesday Feb 6. Jackpot €4,400.

Latest Portarlington News

Cardiac Screening-O’Dempsey’s GFC is proud to host a Cardiac Screening Service in collaboration with ‘Healthy Heart, Healthy Lives’. The Service will provide those who avail of it with information in order to *identify and reduce potential future incidents of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome* (SADS). It is *OPEN* to all community members aged 14-40, regardless of gender, or whether you are an O’Dempsey’s GFC member. It takes place on  Saturday  February 10. For more details or to book please contact the O’Dempsey’s Healthy Club Officer Hazel on (087) 9409409.

O’Dempsey’s GFC App-We have just launched an O’Dempsey’s App – a one-stop-shop for club news and events. To Get Our App – Go to your phone’s app store, Search for and install the *’O’Dempsey’s GFC’* app, Open the App, Set-up your account & you’re good to go! Please spread the word to your O’Dempsey’s friends and family.


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

group photo of more than thirty Arlington AFC soccer players from Portarlington
Arlington AFC News


Lotto results for January 29. Numbers drawn were 2-19-15-6. No winner of Jackpot. €50 each to Ayda Whelan, Marie Fallon, James Bradley, Gillian Rice & Mary Evans. Promoter’s prize-Pat Keegan. Next Jackpot-€11,000.

DINNER DANCE-We are delighted to announce we will be holding a Commemoration Dinner Dance in the Bridge House Hotel in Tullamore on Saturday February 17.

Tickets are €40 and will be available soon. No tickets will be given out without payment in full. Any queries please contact Colin on 0851177009.

SUMMER FESTIVAL-Announcing the Start of Summer 2024 with THE BLACKTHORN FESTIVAL, on the Grounds of Gracefield GAA on Saturday May 11.