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Deep sadness as well-known Laois charity activist passes away

Seamus Meaney, RIP, and Betty Young at the Oisin Park 10th anniversary celebrations in 2005 Picture: Alf Harvey.

There is deep sadness in Ballylinan with the news that a well-known charity activist has passed away.

Seamus Meaney, who spent much of his life raising money for those most in need, died following a short illness.

For the last ten years, Seamus, who hails from Boley in Ballylinan, ran an annual fundraiser.

His most recent one culminated last September where he raised €7,500 for Kolbe, MS Laois and Shaen Hospital.

Seamus single-handedly organised this fundraiser each year through the sale of €2 tickets.

It is estimated that Mr Meaney raised over €100,000 by knocking on doors all over the county and gaining support for a range of different charities over the years.

Seamus is deeply regretted by his brothers, sisters, his dear friend Betty, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends.

He is reposing at his residence in Boley, Ballylinan, from 1pm on Thursday with Rosary at 8pm.

Seamus’s removal from his residence on Friday by Malone Funeral Directors, arriving at St. Joseph’s Church, Ballyadams, for funeral Mass at 11am.

Burial immediately afterwards in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. House private on Friday morning, please.

May Seamus Rest in Peace.

Seamus Meaney and Orlagh Mahon Principal of Kolbe Special School.
Seamus Meaney and Bridget Downey of Shane Hospital
Seamus Meaney and Mary Madden of MS Portlaoise branch

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