Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way
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It was a great morning on Friday February 12 at the home of Michael Dunne, Avondale Estate, as Michael got a surprise delivery of a basket of over 300 birthday cards for his 85th birthday from family, well-wishers & friends. A call went out from his niece Berni Hurley for to send him 85 cards. People turned out in their cars to drive by the house to wave to Michael. A great tribute to a true gentleman & a very popular man in Portarlington.
Good health & happiness to Michael for the future.
To keep the Public and the Staff safe. Portarlington Credit Union ask that their customers check out how they can pay by phone or direct debit.
Please contact the office at 0578623336 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how you can make things easier and safer for yourselves.
A big well done to local walking group ” We Walk Together” who recently walked to raise funds for the “Cuisle Cancer Support Centre”. Funds like this help the Centre to provide all services free of charge. Well done to all.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Eileen Thompson (nee Behan), Portlaoise Road & formerly Monasterevin who passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday February 6. Eileen was predeceased by her loving sister Marian. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband Brendan, sons Brian, David, Paul & Kevin, brothers Pat & John, adored grandchildren Brendan, Cora & Alex, extended family, neighbours & friends. Especially her friends in the Parish choir. Funeral Mass for Eileen took place on Monday February 8 at St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Eileen’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Brendan (Benny) McHale, Ashgrove, Ballybrittas who passed away on Tuesday February 9. Benny will be sadly missed by his parents Colm & Christina, brothers Brian, Colm (jnr), David & Thomas, sister Jennifer, extended family & friends. Funeral took place on Saturday February 13 at St John’s Church Killenard, with burial after in the adjoining Cemetery. May Benny rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Ben McCormack, Killenard who passed away on Monday February 15 at Oakdale Nursing home Portarlington. Ben was predeceased by his loving wife Kathleen (July 2020) & his sister Mary Hyland (October 2020). Ben will be sadly missed by his sons Mike, Ber & Pat, sister Angie, his 7 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, extended family & friends. Family funeral took place on Thursday February 18 at St John’s Church Killenard, with burial in the adjoining Cemetery. May Ben rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Jack Keller, Lea Road who passed away on Saturday February 13. Jack will be sadly missed by his loving wife Mary, sons Frank, Paddy, Jim & John, daughters Mary, Ann, Berni, Kathleen, Rosemary & Ruth, brothers Jimmy & Bobby, sisters Mary & Ann, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family & friends. Family funeral took place on Tuesday February 16 at St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s cemetery. May Jack rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Jimmy O’Reilly, St Brochan’s Park Bracknagh who passed away at Beechpark Nursing Home, Kildare on Friday February 12. Jimmy was predeceased by his loving wife Peg. He will be sadly missed by his daughter Mag & her husband Kenny in Scotland, sons Peter & his partner Iveta & Shane & his wife Maria, brothers Christy & Joe, sisters Mag & Carmel, grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. Family funeral took place on Sunday February 14 at St Brochan’s Church Bracknagh, with burial after in St Brochan’s Cemetery. May Jimmy rest in Peace.
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.
Click here for link for St Michael’s Church webcam
LAOIS ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Laois Alzheimer’s Society is closed, but if you need to meet Ann please ring in advance on 086 8372168 as she is working from home.
We have 3 vacancies for Home Care workers. This is through a Community Employment Scheme.
Applicants need to have a full driving licence and use of a car. Please contact Ann Munnelly on 086 8372168. For any information on dementia contact Ann Munnelly on 057 866 3398/086 8372168. Home-care Coordinator Email firstname.lastname@example.org.