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Portarlington, Co. Laois

This town is divided into two counties by the River Barrow, Laois and Offaly. The most historically interesting feature in the town is the Protestant church of St. Pauls. Portarlington was founded in 1666 by Sir Henry Bennett ( Lord Arlington) of the same family which had built Emo Court. Lord Arlington had been granted much of the land which had been confiscated from the Irish natives.

A French Huguenot colony was established in the late 17th century and the town became a centre for silver and banking.

A small museum is located in the town who's exhibits include a 4000 year old axe head.

On this page you can see a map of Portarlington, see what's on in Portarlington, find out how to get to Portarlington, visit local websites for Portarlington, browse restaurants in Portarlington.

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Rail to Portarlington

Portarlington, Co. Laois is served by Portarlington.

Bus to Portarlington

  • Bus routes operated by Slieve Bloom Coach Tours:
    • 829:
      • Portlaoise - Tullamore Hospital via Portarlington
      • Tullamore Hospital - Portlaoise via Portarlinton
  • Bus routes operated by Dublin Coach:
    • 816
  • Bus routes operated by Horans Coaches:
    • Portarlington - Portlaoise:
      • Laois Shopping Centre

Restaurants in Portarlington

Charter Bar Charter Bar

Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
The Charter Bar is open daily at The Midlands Park Hotel and is decorated to reflect the historical links with County Laois, this is a discrete relaxing Portlaoise Pub.

Four Seasons Chinese  Restaurant Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant

Patrick Street, Mountmellick, Co. Laois

Great India Restaurant

French Church Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois

Haveli Indian Restaurant and Takeway

Frenchchurch Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois

Mathews Courtyard Cafe

Main Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois

Ninos Restaurant

Main Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois

Oriental New Star Oriental New Star

Main Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois

Palki Indian Restaurant (Laois)

47 Lower Main Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois

Shalimar Indian Restaurant Shalimar Indian Restaurant

2 Bank Place, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Shalimar" ( /Shá li mar / also / Sha lá mar/ )

The candied walnut

100 Kilnacourt, Portarlington, Co. Laois
Your dining experience at The Candied Walnut is about more than great food. A sincere effort to educate our staff on all aspects of food & wine culture is the basis for our service philosophy. The welcoming staff at The Candied Walnut goes to gre

The Thatch Restaurant The Thatch Restaurant

The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort, Killenard, Co. Laois

Treacy Treacy's

The Heath, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

White Horse Lodge White Horse Lodge

Portlaoise Road, Mountrath, Co. Laois

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Pubs & Nightlife

Portarlington Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

Map of Portarlington