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Killenard is a small village situated between the town of Portarlington and the village of Ballybrittas in the north-eastern corner of County Laois. The geographical area encompassed by Killenard consists of the townlands of Ballycarroll, Ballybrittas, Rathmiles and Tierhogar.

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The RSA’s ‘Check it Fits’ Service is coming to Laois!

The Road Safety Authority are running ‘Check it Fits’ Service next week:

Centra
Dublin Rd
Portlaoise
Tuesday 12th May
10.00am – 5.30pm

SuperValu
Connolly St
Mountmellick
Wednesday 13th May
10.00am- 5.30pm

SuperValu
Main Street
Stradbally
Friday 15th May
10.00am – 5.30pm

The ‘Check it Fits’ Service is a full-time, nationwide, free expert service which aims to put parent’s, grandparent’s, and guardian’s minds at ease that their child’s car seat is safely and securely fitted in their car.

The service is quick, it’s easy, it’s free and it has arrived in Laois where our experts will advise on how to fix any problem, demonstrate how to fit the restraint correctly and answer any queries participants might have.

Don’t let your child be a statistic. Get your child car seat checked.
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If anyone has some spare time in the coming days/weeks, the following is a list of jobs to be done around the area. If you need any tools (e.g. litter pickers etc.) please contact Sandie on 087 7651396. Please help if you can!!

* Litter pick any of the approach roads to Killenard
* Litter pick the community centre/church grounds/graveyard area
* Bring bank area needs to be swept and cleared of debris
* Leaves need to be collected from gravel bed opposite school and deposited in leaf mould bin behind community centre
* Piles of autumn leaves near Mt St Anne's wall to be moved to leaf mould bin behind Community Centre
* Strim/mow grass on common green areas
* Weed shrub beds near shop area
* Weed around base of Mallow/Lavatera shubs along Mt St Anne's wall on approach to village
* Within estates, sweep debris from kerb edges & collect any litter
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The very best of luck to local man Brian Burke on Super Garden tonight (Tuesday) at 8.30pm on RTE 1. Brian is one of the designers this year competing for a chance to recreate their garden at the Bloom festival in the Phoenix Park over the June Bank Holiday weekend. Don't miss it!!! Pls share to spread the word. ... Read MoreSee Less

Host families needed for young international students participating in golf/language programme at the Heritage 7th to 21st July (2 weeks). Contact John at 0578647056 or 087 3418595. ... Read MoreSee Less

Don't forget Killenard Spring Clean tomorrow, Sunday, between 1pm & 4pm. Gathering at the Thatch car park. Please come out & give a hand if you can spare some time during the afternoon. ... Read MoreSee Less