Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way
LAOIS ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY
Due to (COVID-19) the Laois Alzheimer’s Society is closed. If you need to meet Ann, please ring in advance on 086 8372168 as she is working from home. The Alzheimer Society of Ireland National Helpline is 1800 341 341. For any information on dementia contact Ann Munnelly on 057- 866 3398/086- 8372168. Home-care Coordinator. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BANRION GAELS CAMOGIE
The Club are now getting ready to have all BRGers return to training. It’s been waaaayyyyy too long. Please register your player at the following link https://www.banriongaels.com/ as they need to be registered and insured before they return. Further details on training days and times will follow. Grab your hurl and have a puc around with a member of your family.
It was with deep sadness that the people of Portarlington heard of the sudden death on March 31 of Pauline McGee (nee Maher), Corrig Lodge Portarlington. Pauline was the youngest in the family of the late Paddy & Kitty Maher, Bracklone St. She will be sadly missed by her loving daughters Sarah & her partner John, Rebecca and her partner Niall, her grandchildren Robin, Piper & Ivy, brothers Pat, Benny & Ger, sisters Marian & Teresa, extended family & friends. Also, her colleagues at Oak House Portarlington. Funeral took place on Thursday April 8. May Pauline rest in Peace.
KEVIN BELL TRUST
Colin & Eithne Bell set up this trust when their own son died in America. The Kevin Bell repatriation fund was set up to help Irish families whose loved ones have died in other Countries. This fund will help bring the body of your loved one back to Ireland.
Most of you may know at this stage that this trust helped the McGee/Maher family to get their beloved Pauline home from abroad.
You can donate to the fund by clicking on the link below.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Jim Hyland, the Sawmills Ballybrittas & formerly Geadhill Co. Offaly, who passed away on Saturday April 3. Jim was predeceased by his loving daughter Attracta. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Bridie, daughters Deirdre, Finnuala, Anita &Thelma, brother Ned, sister Quennie, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Monday April 5 at St Paul’s Church Emo, with burial after in the New Cemetery Emo. May Jim rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Linda Fitzpatrick, Coolagarry Walsh Island who passed away suddenly on Monday April 5. Linda will be sadly missed by her heartbroken parents Johnny & Annette, her brother Keith & his partner Jean, nieces Abbie & Amber, nephew Luke, aunts, uncles, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Friday April 8 in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Walsh Island, with burial after in the adjoining Cemetery. May Linda rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Tom Byrne, Cushina Portarlington who passed away on Wednesday April 7 at Oakdale Nursing Home Portarlington. Tom was predeceased by his loving wife Angela. He will be sadly missed by his sons Patrick, Brendan, Ray & Kevin, daughter Caroline, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Friday April 9 at St Michael’s Church Portarlington, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Tom rest in Peace.
Due to the current Covid19 restrictions the graveyard Committee are unable to carry out their normal fundraising efforts. We have therefore set up a Go Fund me page here to raise vital funds for the maintenance and upkeep of St. Michael’s Cemetary, Portarlington. The cemetery maintenance is kept on a voluntary basis by a number of dedicated members. Money is needed for to purchase a new mower, also for plants & to maintain the skips placed in the cemetery which have to be emptied 3 times a year at least. Any donation you can make would be greatly appreciated to keep our beautiful Cemetery maintained. Thank you. . You can also drop your donation in an envelope to Tommy Earley or Anthony Earley.
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 email@example.com or drop in the letter box. You can also contact Eileen at 086-1508048 & Rosemary at 087-9423658.
Masses-No public Masses allowed. All Masses will be online. Weekdays-10am. Saturday-6.15pm. Sunday 9am & 12.15pm. Churches will remain open for private prayer.
Link for St Michael’s Church webcam here