Latest Laois News: News from around Portarlington Way
Laois County Council has announced a further 3 weeks closure until March 24 on the Ballymorris Road, L-3157-22, from the Railway Bridge to Canal Road/ Ballymorris Road Crossroads.
The closure is necessary to facilitate the installation of a traffic light, footpath & public lighting. Diversions will be clearly signposted. A map indicating the routes to be closed and the alternative routes will be available for inspection at www.laois.ie and Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise.
WELL DONE NICOLE
A big well done to the wonderful Nicole Turner on her appearance on the Late Late Show with Ryan Tubridy & also on Ireland Am on Tuesday March 2. Nicole has become an ambassador for Paralympics Ireland. Nicole is still in training for the Paralympic games in Tokyo. Her family have played a big part in her achievements, with her Mam doing a round trip to Dublin 6 days a week to get Nicole to her training.
Paralympic Ireland has launched a new fundraising campaign to help Irish para-athletes reach the next level. Paralympics Ireland is asking the Irish public to help support its athletes by donating to the campaign via https://paralympics.ie.
To make a donation, simply go to https://paralympics.ie and click on the ‘Donate’ button or click on the posts visible across official Paralympics Ireland social channels. The minimum donation is €2 and can be made using either Google Pay, credit or debit card, or Paypal.
Can you please help local young man Joey Kennedy who is fundraising with his school mates at Clongowes Wood college to raise funds for the Children’s Hospital Crumlin. Their annual initiative “Duck Push” cannot take place this year due to restrictions, but Joey is asking you to donate as much as you can please towards this great cause. The link to donate is: https:gofund.me/05256670. Your support would be appreciated.
PORT TIDY TOWNS
Now that we have some better weather and brighter evenings why not get involved and do a litter pick in the area where you live. Every little bit helps in keeping where we live looking good. It’s amazing what can be achieved if we all help out. Remember many hands make light work.
Deepest Sympathy to Finian & Maria Daly & family Clonsast Lr, Bracknagh on the death of Finian’s son Padraig Daly, Tyrellspass, Co. Westmeath who passed away on Monday February 22. Padraig was predeceased by his mother Mag. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Tanya, children Brianna, Kaylah & Ross, father Finian, Maria, brother Frank, sisters Antoinette & Eithne, extended family, neighbours & a wide circle of friends. Funeral took place on Thursday February 25 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception Rochfordbridge, with burial after in the adjoining Cemetery. May Padraig rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to Sharon & Ronnie Culliton & family Tierhogher, Killenard on the death of Sharon’s mother Sheila Fitzpatrick (nee Ryan), Rathdowney who passed away on Wednesday February 24. Sheila was predeceased by her loving husband Christy & brother Thomas. She will be sadly missed by her son Brian, daughters Sharon & Linda, her 10 grandchildren, sisters Maureen, Barbara & Eileen, brother Joe Ryan, extended family & friends. Funeral took place on Friday February 26 at the Church of the Holy Trinity Rathdowney. May Sheila’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Liam Bennett, Kilbride Portarlington, who passed away on Tuesday March 2. Liam was predeceased by his loving wife Lucy. He will be sadly missed by his extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Friday March 5 at St Michael’s Church, Portarlington, with burial after in St John’s Cemetery Killenard. May Liam’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of William (Billy) Dignam, Deerpark, Portarlington who passed away at Ashley Lodge Nursing Home Kildare on Wednesday March 3. Billy was predeceased by his sister Kathleen (Bagnall) & brother Fred. He will be sadly missed by his loving grandniece Gillian, niece Joyce, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Service took place on Friday March 5 at Lea Church, Rathmiles Portarlington, with burial in the adjoining Churchyard. May Billy 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 is here.
ARLINGTON AFC LOTTO
Results for Tuesday March 2. Letters drawn-S-L-K-O. No Jackpot winner. Lucky dip winners were Paul Kelly & Sandra Loftus. Sellers prize was Sarah Brennan. All three received €25 each. Thank you all for your continued support of our Club, Arlington AFC and best of luck in our next draw on Tuesday March 16. Jackpot-€10,000