data privacy notice

Portarlington & Emo Parishes

Parish Data Privacy Notice

The document provides a policy statement regarding the data protection obligations of our Parish, thus ensuring that we comply to Data Protection Regulations within Irish Legislation. This policy applies to all personal data collected and stored in

Read More About This Church »

St. Michael’s Church, Portarlington




Saturday Vigil: 6.15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 12:15pm
Monday to Friday: 10.00am
Holy Days: 10.00am & 7.30pm

Read More About This Church »

St. Paul’s Church, Emo


Saturday Vigil:- 7.30p.m.
Sunday:- 11.00a.m.
First Friday: 9.30am
Holy Days: 7.30pm

Read More About This Church »

St. John’s Church, Killenard


Sunday: 10:30am
First Fridays: 7.30pm

Holy Day: 10.30am

Read More About This Church »

Church of the Sacred Heart, Rath


Sunday:- 9.00am
Eve of First Friday (Thursday):- 7.30pm
Holy Days: 9.00am

Read More About This Church »

Edward Fitzgerald Rath, Ballybrittas, Laois

Retired Postman. Peacefully at the Regional Hospital Tullamore surrounded by his loving family. Loving Husband of the late Brigid and dear father of the late baby Mary, Mary and Noel. Deeply regretted by his heartbroken children Martha, Lily, Edward, Breda, Olivia, Martin, Patricia, Margaret, Philomena, Bernie, P.J.,Gerard, Carmel, Gabriel and John Paul, sister May Dempsey, his loving grandchildren and adoring great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.


Rest In Peace.


Reposing at Mahers Chapel of Rest, Portarlington on Sunday from 4pm with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Monday at 11am (travelling via Jamestown Cross and his residence) arriving The Sacred Heart Church, Rath for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to Ballyadden Cemetery.

People are asked to ensure that Social Distancing and public health advice regarding funerals is adhered to.


Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to The Friends of Tullamore Hospital.


You can leave your condolences on the online Condolence Book below.

The family would like to thank you for your help and understanding at this sad and difficult time.


Edward’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on