Posts from Portlaoise

Posts from Portlaoise

Help Portlaoise’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Hi all, we need your help for the parade ? Here is a list of jobs that we need volunteers for:
1. Bucket collection on the 19th & 20th Feb
2. Putting up buntings on the 6th March

Portlaoise parade needs you to get involved!

Gearing up for a big Paddy’s Day parade in Portlaoise!

3. Putting up & taking down barriers on 17th March

4. Stewards on the day

If any of these jobs are of interest pm us here at HQ and I can pass your name onto the relevant people.

 Local lady a winner

Congratulations to Ann Murphy from Portlaoise who was the winner of the Kilmeaden promotion on TV3’s ‘Ireland AM’ programme. She won a €500 voucher for Ireland’s Blue Book.

Local lady wins big.

Local lady wins big.

Portlaoise Fishing Team

Portlaoise Fishing Team would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped out at the  bag packing in Tesco over the weekend. We are overwhelmed with the support we received from the customers and would like to thank everybody who helped us.

Portlaoise Rugby Football Club News

After a nail-biting 8 points to 6 win over near neighbours Tullamore in the opening round of this season’s Towns Cup competition Portlaoise RFC travel to North Kildare in the next round this Sunday.

 This Sunday, KO 3pm:
Wicklow v Ashbourne
North Kildare v Portlaoise

Towns Cup draw

Towns Cup draw

Clondalkin v Midland Warriors
Roscrea v Wexford Wanderers
Tullow v Naas
Gorey v New Ross
Enniscorthy v Cill Dara
Kilkenny v Mullingar

Portlaoise Ladies Rugby News

U18 and U15 Portlaoise vs Navan
Saturday 20th February
at Portlaoise RFC
KO 11:30 am
Assemble 10:00 am

Portlaoise Rugby Player shines in USA

Click here for an update courtesy of on how Portlaoise RFC player Eoin Keenan is adapting to playing the game in the big stadia and swletering heat of the USA with his university side Louisiana State University.

First Shots

RTE filmed a promotional piece at Colt Woods on February 15th for the “First Shots” centenary reenactment event being held on March 20th at Stradbally Woodland Railway. This reenactment involves members of the Portlaoise Men’s Shed.

 The first action of the 1916 Rising took place in Laois and this reenactment is a fitting tribute to this historic event.
RTE filming a promotional piece at Colt Wood

RTE filming a promotional piece at Colt Wood

Special Portlaoise Market Place

The Market Place in Portlaoise is set to have at least twenty of these spaces (see poster below) available over the coming month. Inspired by the traders, people and produce from the market place in Maryborough 100 years ago one has created a space for traders, clubs, musicians, storytellers and craftspeople who are interested in displaying and selling during the celebrations planned for Portlaoise in 2016.

A very special market place!

A very special market place!