Sunday, October 18, 2020


The death has occurred of Br Eugene (Jackie) Brennan
Miguel House, Castletown, Laois / Clones, Monaghan

Br Eugene (Jackie) Brennan, De La Salle Brothers, Miguel House, Castletown, Portlaoise, Co. Laois and formerly of Portlaoise and Clones, Co. Monaghan. Oct. 18, 2020. Predeceased by his sisters and brothers. Greatly missed by his sister Mary, brothers Thomas and Fintan, sister in law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, friends, the staff of Miguel House and especially his confreres in religion.

A private family Funeral Mass will take place this Monday afternoon (Oct. 19th.) at 2 o’c in the Monastery Chapel with burial immediately afterwards in the community cemetery, Castletown.

Due to Covid 19 directives, only 25 people can enter the church. Those who wish to leave a personal message for the family, can do so in the section below marked ‘Condolences’ in Br Eugene’s family and the De La Salle Brothers would like to thank you for your cooperation, understanding and support at this difficult time.

The death has occurred of John King
Morette, Emo, Laois / The Curragh, Kildare

King John . Morette Emo Co Laois and late of Kinneagh The Curragh, Co Kildare. Died on 17  October 2020. Peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family. Deeply regretted by his loving partner Alice. Daughters Alison , Mary and Carmel. Sons, Thomas, Johnny, Patrick , Paul, and Denis. Brother Joe . Sister Dora. Sons in law, daughters in law. Sister in law. Grandchildren, Nephews, nieces. Relatives, and friends. May he rest in Peace.

Given the current exceptional circumstances and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew him, a private funeral, with immediate family only, will take place at 2pm on Tuesday in St Pauls Church Emo. Burial will follow afterwards.

Those who would have liked to attend his funeral, but who can not due to the current restrictions, may leave a personal message for the family on the condolence page on, or send condolences in the traditional manner. The family thank you for your cooperation, understanding and support during this sensitive time.

The death has occurred of Herbert William Stanley
Banogue, Rathdowney, Laois

Stanley, Banogue, Rathdowney, Co. Laois, 17 October 2020. Herbert William, in the tender care of the Sacred Heart Nursing Home, Crosspatrick. Sadly mourned by his wife Valerie and his daughters Ruth and Louise, sons in law Jonathan and Simon, grandchildren Debbie, Sarah, Emma, Simon, Jennifer and Stephen, his brothers Jimmy and Arthur, his sister Margaret, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

As per COVID-19 Directive the funeral is restricted to family and close relatives only. Funeral service on Monday at 2pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Rathdowney followed by burial in Killermogh. House strictly private. You can express your condolence on the condolence page on


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