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ROAD CLOSURE
Laois County Council has announced that the Ballymorris road will be closed until February 16. It will be closed from the Ballymorris Road Railway Bridge to Canal Road/ Ballymorris Road Crossroads. The closure is necessary to facilitate the installation of traffic lights, footpath and public lighting.

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SCHOOL ADMISSION
If you wish to apply for your child to enrol at St John’s School, Killenard, then you can download the application form from their website. Contact the school office at office@naomheoin.ie or call 0578626717. The school will cease accepting applications on February 5. People will be notified by February 26, and you must accept offers by March 12.

ENROLLMENT
The Presentation Primary girls School are now accepting applications for Junior Infants 2021/2022 & for our ASD preschool classes 2021/2022.
Parents can apply online on our website or download the application form. All details can be found on our website at www.presprimary.ie.
Birth certificates do not have to be sent in with the application form, we will request to see original certificate if your child is offered a place.

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PORT CREDIT UNION
Member Notice–
The following changes have taken effect: Office will close from 1pm to 2pm from Tuesday to Friday. Closed at 4pm each day.
Staff will be available to take phone calls and online queries up to 5:30pm each day.
The maximum number of people allowed in our public area will be 4. All others must queue outside the office. Masks are Mandatory.
We encourage all our members to only visit the office where it is absolutely essential. You can contact by email at mail@portcu.ie or call on (05786)23336. We would ask our members to be patient with this change. Thank you for your cooperation.
All of the above changes will be kept under constant review.
Stay Safe.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL
In line with Government guidelines, we are unable to take donations at this time, also click and collect has finished. Shop will remain closed until restrictions are lifted. We ask that donations are not left at the door of our shop on Main St. Thank you all for your support and understanding.

SYMPATHY
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Christopher (Christy) Murphy, Clonbrown, Clonbullogue & formerly Gracefield Portarlington who passed away at Oakdale Nursing home on Sunday January 10. Christy will be sadly missed by his loving wife Margaret, stepsons William & Thomas, sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Tuesday January 12 at the Sacred Heart Church, Clonbullogue, with burial after in Cloncrane Cemetery. May Christy rest in Peace.

RIP

SYMPATHY
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Mary O’Leary (nee Barnes), Killenure, Ballybrittas who passed away on Monday January 11 at the Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Mary was predeceased by her brother Tom & sister Eileen. Mary will be sadly missed by her loving husband Hugh, daughters Bernadette (McDermott), Marie (O’Connor) & Anne (McGlynn), son Hugh (jnr), sisters Sheila (Fitzpatrick)& Alice (Holohan, grandchildren, her dear cousin Maureen Flanagan, extended family, neighbours & friends. Because of Covid 19 restrictions a private family funeral took place. May Mary’s gentle soul rest in Peace.

PARISH NOTES
The Parish office will remain closed until further notice due to the present restrictions. All notices/Anniversaries for the Parish newsletter must be in by Wednesday each week. You can e-mail to portarlingtonparishoffice@eircom.net or drop in the letter box. You can also contact Eileen at 086-1508048 & Rosemary at 087-9423658.

DONATION TO PARISHES OF PORTARLINGTON AND EMO
If you wish to make a donation, the Parish Account details are as follows and you can do so on-line or through your Bank:

PORTARLINGTON PARISH  (ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH, PORTARLINGTON / ST. JOHN’S CHURCH, KILLENARD)
Bank  Bank of Ireland, Portarlington  –  Name of A/c Portarlington Parish  No. 1 A/c
BIC – BOFIIE2D     –     IBAN – IE28 BOFI 9018 6154 5717 14  (Please put your name/address in ref. box)

EMO PARISH (ST. PAUL’S CHURCH,EMO / SACRED HEART CHURCH, RATH)
Bank  –  Bank of Ireland, Mountmellick  –  Name of Account  –  Emo Church No. 1 A/c
BIC –   BOFIIE2D     –     IBAN –  IE16 BOFI 9018 1051 4302 54 (Please put your name/address in ref. box)

ONLINE DONATIONS THROUGH OUR DIOCESAN WEBSITE
There is a donation facility now on the Kandle website & people can donate both to parishes (option for parish & clergy collection) & the diocese as they wish.  On the diocesan button there is an option to donate to Trocaire, Retired Priests or other areas.  The Diocese will forward any donations received for parishes.  www.kandle.ie

PARISH DONATION ENVELOPE  –  Available at the Church Porch.
Your name & address in the red box.

Link for St Michael’s Church webcam is here.