Portarlington Union is based around the towns of Monasterevin in County Kildare and Portarlington in County Laois. However, most members of the church community live in the surrounding countryside. Many of the families have been in the area for generations but slowly the parish is welcoming new people as increasingly, with new transport links, the area is seen as being in commuting distance of Dublin.
I became Archdeacon of Meath and Kildare in 2009 and have worked on both sides of the Irish border, having been in Portarlington since 1999. I am married to Ruth and we have one daughter, Judith. My interests include travel, politics and reading, especially crime fiction and history.
Portarlington No.2 National School
St John’s National School Monasterevin
St Paul Portarlington
10.00am : 1st & 3rd Sunday Easter-Oct
St John Monasterevan
10.00am: 2nd & 4th
10.00am: 1st & 3rd
Church Of The Ascension Rathdaire
The Ven. L Stevenson
Rev Alan Robinson (OLM)