The following timetable for Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre sets out the three teaching terms in the academic year 

Term 1

Co-ordinatorMonday 19 August 2019
Staff MeetingWednesday 28 August 2019
Student RegistrationMonday 26 August 2019 – Friday 30 August 2019
Induction day (full and part-time)Wednesday 4 – Friday 6 September 2019
Teaching termMonday 9th September – Friday 20 December 2019
October mid-termFriday 25 October 2019 – Friday 1 November 2019
Christmas BreakFriday 20 December – Monday 6th January 2020

Term 2

Teaching Term6th January 2020 – Friday 3 April 2020
February Mid-TermMonday 17 February 2020 – Friday 21 2020
Easter BreakFriday 3 April 2020 - Monday 20 April 2020

Term 3

Teaching Term (VTOS)20 April 2020 - Friday June 26 2020
VTOS Project work6 June 2020 – 26 June 2020
*St Patricks DayClosed Tuesday 17th March 2020
*May Bank Holiday4th May 2020
*June Bank Holiday1st June 2020


Portarlington FETC

Bracklone Street


County Laois


  • Study Room
  • Free Parking
  • Disabled Parking
  • Canteen

Centre Opening Times

Monday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

* Bank Holidays and Public Holidays – Closed



Margaret Morrin, Centre Director



(057) 8623161


Portarlington Further Education Centre, Bracklone Street, Portarlington, County Laois, R32 NW63, Ireland


Read what our past students  have to say about their experience with Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre

“I found the course useful and interesting. Teachers were very helpful and understanding as most of us were going back to education after many years of not studying.
After successfully completing the first year of course I was lucky enough to get work experience, as an Accounts Assistant.”
Zane Polaskova (Student)
Accounts Assistant
“The decision to return to education was one of the best choices I made, the thought seemed daunting at the start but I soon settled in. All of the tutors were very helpful and the students gave each other support, I made some great friends who will be friends for life. The course I chose was Office Administration, this course most definitely helped me to secure the job I have today.”
Maeve O'Carroll (Student)
Administrator, Court Services