22 May 2022

Laois Mosque to hold an Open Day on Saturday

Laois Mosque to hold an Open Day on Saturday

Members of the public are being invited to visit Portlaoise Mosque for an Open Day this weekend. 

The Mosque has been in Portlaoise for over a decade but Covid prevented any Open Days from being held in recent years. 

Now with restrictions eased, families and curious members of the public are invited to come along and experience the Mosque this Saturday, May 14 from 12 to 5.30pm. 

The event promises to be family friendly with face painting, calligraphy and henna decorating. 

Chair of Laois Integration Network Karen McHugh said the Open Day is aimed at dispelling any misconceptions people may have about the Mosque and its members.   

She said: “The mosque is open more than 10 years now; about 100 people attend the daily prayers and 600 people attend Friday prayers.” The membership has grown to such an extent that the operators have had to rent extra space in the town as the Mosque wasn’t big enough to accommodate Friday prayers. 

The Mosque also has a Saturday school with over 60 students. Interest is such that there is a waiting list for the school.  

The Open Day in Portlaoise Mosque, on the Dublin Road (across from the Killeshin Hotel), takes place on Saturday, May 14 from 12 to 5.30pm and all are welcome.


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