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Laois ladies football club set to reflect on lost loved ones once again with Remembrance Tree

Rememberance Tree Crettyard

A Laois Ladies football club is set to erect a Remembrance Tree in an effort to give their community a chance to grieve for their loved ones after what has been another difficult Covid-hit year.

Crettyard Ladies, who reformed at the end of 2018, are the ones behind the initiative.

The first Remembrance Tree was put up last year and it was very popular.

The tree will be placed at Newtown Cross in Crettyard and ribbons will soon be distributed to nearby shops.

People can purchase these and write the name of their loved one on them.

On Saturday November 28, club members will hang the ribbons on the tree, light it up and say some prayers.

Secretary Eoin Delaney said: “Prayers will be said on November 28 with the lighting up of the tree lights.

“We’ll hopefully have carol singing by local schools too.

“For the year that it has been and last year, we think it’s a lovely idea to do again this year and bring some comfort to people in remembering their loved ones.”

Ribbons will be available on the night and can be got from any committee member in advance.

Everyone is welcome and all donations go towards Crettyard Ladies GFC.

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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.