Bat walk

Bat walk

In Emo Court Demesne on Friday May 30 9.15pm. Bring insect repellent, warm clothes and the kids!! Join IWT and Bat Conservation Ireland to explore the world of our local bats. We will watch bats emerging from their day time roosts. Park at main car park and make way to tea room gardens (signed on the evening). Event free.

O’Dempsey’s Lotto

Results Monday 12/05/14. Numbers drawn 12, 24, 25, 26, no jackpot winner. Match 3 winner Sheila Dunne. Promoters prize Enda Behan.

Coláiste Iosagáin Sports

Colaiste Iosagain Portarlington held their Sports Presentation evening on Wednesday May 14. Well done to all our local students who represented their school in football, golf, equestrian, athletics, basketball and swimming. Special guest on the night was Clare Hurler and all -star Brendan Bugler, who was a member of the teaching staff in 2012/13. Brendan gave a very inspirational talk to the students before presenting medals and trophies. Many thanks to all the teachers who dedicated their time to training the students in all events over the past year.


Courtwood GAA annual Family Fun Day on Sunday June 1. All the usual attractions with free bouncy castles, cake stand, bottle stall, BBQ, and juvenile games the main event. Adms €3 children free.

The Canal 5K

The annual Courtwood 5k AAI approved event takes place on Sunday June 1st starting @ 11 am from the local GAA Grounds. A lovely 5k scenic walk or run along the canal. The start and finish will offer toilets and changing facilities and there will loads of parking. Refreshments served after the event and prizes in all categories will be presented immediately after the run. Ring Damien on 085 7881916 or Pat on 087 6894108 for more detail


Congratulations to all the boys and girls who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday May 17 in St John’s Church Killenard.

Community Games

The County Model Making was a great success in Emo Rath. We had a gold medal winner with Juilette Boland in the u12 girls and a bronze medal with Lauren Johnston who came 3rd in the U12 girls. Orla Williamson took gold in the U14 girls and Della Mc Loughlin took silver the girls U10 event. So well done to everybody who took part. Simming County Finals will take place on Saturday 7th June in Portlaoise Leisure Center from 3pm - 5pm.

If you have any queries regarding Emo Rath Community Games please give Claire Johnston a buzz on 0876747182.