Around Portarlington Way
MASS ON WEBCAM
St Michael’s Church Portarlington have their Webcam set up now, so you can watch Mass live. Just go in to the following link here to follow.
Are you interested in Community Text Alerts? For any new subscribers who would like to sign up for the Text Alerts, contact the Love Port office on 085-8568801, PM their Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
If you are an existing subscriber and your membership is up for renewal please contact the Love Port office on 085-8568801, PM their Facebook page or email email@example.com for details.
Payments are €10 a year, and can be made with cash or through the bank.
A support line has been set up for older people who have concerns, or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries & give advice & reassurance where necessary. The support line is open Monday to Friday, 8am–8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Hours may be extended to meet demand.
Sergeant Dave Lynam, Portarlington Garda Station has put out a message to the public. “If you know of any vulnerable people, or anyone that needs assistance with anything, please don’t hesitate to contact the Station at (057) 8674100.” Unfortunately, they can’t be used to take people to appointments but are there for anything else.
A Covid-19 Community Response Forum has been established in Laois & Offaly, coordinated by Laois & Offaly County Councils. This is to respond to the needs of the vulnerable members of our Community. The confidential, free helpline service for Laois is available 9am – 8pm, 7 days a week. Phone: 1800 832 010. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The confidential, free helpline service for Offaly is available 9am – 8pm, 7 days a week. Phone: 1800 818181. Email: email@example.com.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Eileen Hynan (nee Heavey) Portlaoise Road who passed away at her home on April 17. Eileen was predeceased by her loving husband Paddy. She will be sadly missed by her sons John, Pat, Joe, Peter & Chris, daughters Margaret & Martina, sisters Betty & Jean, brother in law Fr Joe Hynan (Australia), her 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, her extended family & friends. Funeral took place on Sunday April 19 at St Michael’s Church for family only. A memorial Mass will take place for Eileen at a later date. May Eileen’s gentle soul rest in Peace. You can follow Masses at St Michaels Church on their webcam which you can get here.
Deepest Sympathy to Mary & Joe Murphy & their family, St Brigid’s Sq on the death of Mary’s brother John Leo Deffew, Emmet St Mountmellick & Callary St Tullamore who passed away on April 18. John was predeceased by his beloved daughter Eileen. He will be sadly missed by his daughter Frances, son in law Sean, grandchildren Emily & Millie, his brothers Willie & Andrew, sisters Mary (Murphy), Elizabeth (McDonald) & Anne (Kelly), extended family & friends. A memorial Mass will take place at a later date. May John rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of William (Billy) Flynn, Courtwood Ballybrittas who passed away on Tuesday April 21. Billy will be sadly missed by his wife Mary, sons Liam, Cathal, Martin, Robert & their families, brothers Jimmy, John, Lar & Ned, sisters Mary, Theresa & Nancy, his extended family, neighbours & friends. Memorial Mass will be held for Billy at a later date. May Billy rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Brenda Dempsey (nee Dunne), Clanmalire & formerly Garryhinch who passed away at her home on April 21. Brenda was predeceased by her father Timmy & brother Derek. She will be sadly missed by her loving daughter Lesley, son Eoin, & their father Paddy, her mother Kay, sister Alice, brothers Tommy, Padraig, Tim & Adrian, son in law David, her extended family, work mates, neighbours & friends. A private Mass for Brenda took place at St Michael’s Church. A memorial Mass for Brenda will take place at a later date. May Brenda rest in Peace.
LAOIS ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Laois Alzheimer’s Society Resource Centre at 47 Main Street Portlaoise is closed, but if you need to meet Ann please ring in advance on 086 8372168 as she is working from home. We have cancelled all Social Clubs and Support Group for the moment, and we will take advice as to when we can resume these and reopen the office.