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Due to the current Covid19 restrictions the Killenard Graveyard committee have been unable to carry out their usual Church gate collections at Mass and at the blessing of the graves. They have therefore set up a Go Fund me page to raise vital funds for the maintenance and upkeep of St. John’s Cemetery, Killenard.

Any donation you can make would be greatly appreciated to keep the Cemetery maintained. If you wish to make a donation in person please contact Pat Cooper or Eddie Slevin.

Portarlington Parish Newsletter Week ending July 18th 📷 Con Murphy Photography
Latest Portarlington News Credit Con Murphy Photography


The Love Port office has moved from the Community Centre to the old Boys School in Patrick St. Their new phone no is 057 8608395. Call in to see them. Office hours are- Mon – Thurs 9am-2pm. Fri 9am-12:30pm, or email on


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Esther Dunne (nee Greene), Killimy, Emo who passed away on Saturday July 17. Eather will be sadly missed by her daughter Eileen (Nolan), sons Paddy, their father Michael, brother, sisters, grandchildren Claire, Sharon, Denise, Eugene, Nicola, Kevin, Laura, Adrienne, Tim & Josh, great- grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. May Esthers gentle soul rest in Peace. 


Deepest Sympathy to Tony & Kathleen Bambrick and family Ballymorris on the death of Tony’s sister Anna Kavanagh (née Bambrick), Monasterevin & late of Stradbally. Condolences to her husband Michael, sons, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sister, extended family and friends.Funeral Mass took place on Friday July 23rd at SS Peter & Paul’s Church Monasterevin, with burial after in St Evins Cemetery. May Anna’s gentle soul rest in Peace.

Portarlington sees opening of Ireland's first Eco Garden Centre
Solas Eco Garden Centre, Portarlington, Co.Laois


The Parish office is open, Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 1.30pm. Notices for Parish Newsletter should be sent by e-mail to by Wednesday of each week. You can also phone 0578643004.

The Emigrants Newsletter 2021-Those intending to submit Articles/Stories/Old Photos for inclusion in this year’s Newsletter should e-mail to by August 1. 

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