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Portlaoise Honorary Place of Sanctuary

Friday 22nd September was Culture Night all over Ireland – an evening when hundreds of thousands have a chance to roam around and dip into the rich and diverse cultural heritage for free. Portlaoise celebrated in style, with the Parish Centre hosting a multicultural celebration dubbed’ Exploring Cultural Connections’. At the same time, the campaign to make Portlaoise a Town of Sanctuary was officially launched, and the Parish Centre was awarded an Honorary Place of Sanctuary in recognition of their commitment to welcoming refugees and migrants from all backgrounds and making the Parish Centre a veritable home for ┬áhundreds of residents and visitors.