Laois Muslims welcomes community to Portlaoise Mosque open day

Conor Ganly

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Conor Ganly

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Rehman House Mosque on Portlaoise's Dublin Road.

Laois people of Islamic faith are inviting local people to its Mosque open day this weekend in Portlaoise.

The organisers say the local community is welcome to meet Irish Muslims who live in Portlaoise and surrounding areas. They say it will be an opportunity to share and experience their beliefs and culture.

Apart from getting an insight into the Islamic faith and tour of the mosque, people will also be able to experience some other cultural aspects associated with the religion. These include calligraphy, face painting, henna and artefacts.

Traditional food will also be served to visitors to give them a 'taste' of the lifestyle which is part of being Muslim.

"This is also an opportunity for people to come and ask the questions that they may have regarding Islam and Muslims. The open day will be complete with information, history, artworks, artefacts and literature about Islam and Muslims.

"There will also be short discussion forums where members of the public will be able to discuss and ask questions about Islam and Muslims," said the organisers.

The open day takes place at Rehman House, Ashley House, Dublin Road, Portlaoise on Saturday, December 1. The Mosque will be open to visitors from 12 noon to 5 pm. The Mosque is located across the road from the Killeshin Hotel at the junction of the Grenville estate.

For more details contact info@discoverislam.ie or www.discoverislam.ie