October 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Killeshin Hotel
Co. Laois
Suzanne O'Connor
057-8665661 or 086-7782551
Plenary October 2018 @ Killeshin Hotel | Portlaoise | County Laois | Ireland

Laois PPN would like to invite all member organisations to attend our next plenary. We are delighted to have key note speaker John Lonergan in attendance.

John Lonergan spent 42 years working in the Irish Prison Service, 22 of those as Governor of Mountjoy Prison in Dublin, Ireland’s best known prison, and four of them as Governor of the top security prison in Portlaoise. He entered the prison system in 1968 and through his career he saw human nature at its worst – and often, unexpectedly, at its best – and he developed a deep understanding of both human nature and Irish society. After over 20 years as the most senior prison officer in the country, John now shares the lessons he has learned through his long, fascinating life – from his idyllic childhood in rural Tipperary to coming face to face with the darkest aspects of Irish life.

John will be focusing on issues like:

– making a difference to others, the importance of community, why we can’t enforce change on others, drugs in our society, confronting bullying in our society, reducing the risks of suicides, balancing our lives between work, home and family, why sport is so important.

This will also be a great opportunity to meet and network with other member organisations in the area


Date: Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Venue: Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise

Time: Registration from 7:30 with

Key Note Speaker Commencing at 8:00pm sharp.


Please note that this is a FREE event.


To book your place please contact:

Suzanne O’Connor, Laois PPN on 057-8665661 / 086-7782551

or e-mail ppn@laoiscoco.ie