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

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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

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St. Paul’s Church, Emo


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

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St. John’s Church, Killenard


Sunday: 10:30am
First Fridays: 7.30pm

Holy Day: 10.30am

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Church of the Sacred Heart, Rath


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

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Seamus (Jim) Downey Closeland, Ballybrittas, Laois / Monasterevin, Kildare

Seamus, formerly a member of An Garda Síochána, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving and devoted family. Predeceased by his father Paddy. Sadly missed by his wife Margaret, daughters Emma and Hannah and his grandson Paddy. Deeply regretted by his mother Kathleen, sisters Eileen, Gráinne, brothers Declan, Pádraig and Joseph, his mother in law, brothers in law, sisters in law, uncle Fr. Joe, aunt Nellie, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours, friends and colleagues.


May Seamus Rest In Peace


Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a private family funeral will take place, with up to 50 people attending in the church. Reposing at his residence on Monday afternoon from 3pm. Removal on Tuesday at 1pm to arrive to St John’s Church, Killenard, for 2pm Requiem Mass, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Seamus’s Requiem Mass will be live streamed


Sympathisers are welcome to stand along the route to the church and in the precincts of the cemetery grounds. Social distancing to be observed at all times. The Downey family would like to thank you for your co-operation, understanding, support during this sensitive and difficult time. Sympathisers can extend their sympathies on the online condolences facilities below. House Private on Tuesday morning, please.

Date Published: Sunday 4th July 2021
Date of Death: Sunday 4th July 2021

Whelehan and Son Funeral Directors