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Online fundraiser launched in honour of late Laois teacher following sad passing

An online fundraiser in memory of a Laois woman who passed away suddenly has amassed more than €15,000 in 24 hours.

Sinéad Ní Nualláin, of The Vale in Graiguecullen, passed away suddenly on Sunday January 31.

Sinead had been a founding member of the Gaelscoil in Athy, where she also served as principal, and had been working in Gaelscoil Phortlaoise up to her sad passing.

As well as being a much loved teacher, Sinead was also heavily involved in her local GAA club in Graiguecullen.

According to Sinead’s brother James, who has set up this fundraiser, Ms Nolan was in the process of setting up another fundraising drive for Graiguecullen.

But as her plans were cut sadly short, James is asking people to donate so that the money she would have raised will still make its way to Graiguecullen.

He said: “Sinéad Ní Nualláin was a beautiful and fantastic daughter, the most amazing sister, a wonderful Godmother and aunt, a caring and generous niece and cousin, and a gifted teacher.

“Our Sinéad lived her life with passion, vigour and enthusiasm.

“Her passing leaves an emptiness that will never be filled, but she did leave behind her a fighting spirit like no other, and the example of how to truly devote yourself to an idea and make it become a reality.

“Sinéad loved teaching, the Irish language, and all things Graiguecullen GAA.

“Her latest plans to fundraise for our club were cut short, lets live by her spirit and example.”

SEE ALSO – ‘We will miss her friendship, her kindness and unlimited generosity’ – warm tributes following sad passing of Laois teacher

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.