Direct from Durrow
WOMENS MINI MARATHON GROUP PRESENT CHEQUE TO MEALS ON WHEELS:
The group of Ladies who took part in the Womens Mini Marathon last June and raised €1,600 for the Durrow Meals on Wheels. The money raised went towards the purchase of a van to help with the delivery of the meals. The ladies would like to thank all those who sponsored them. Presenting the cheque to Mary Walsh representing Meals on Wheels. Missing from the photograph: Ethel Lawlor, Denise Clooney, Kathleen Geoghegan and Olivia Clooney. Well done to all involved!
DURROW-CULLOHILL SENIOR CITIZENS PARTY 2017:
The annual Durrow-Cullohill Senior Citizens Party will be held on Saturday 4th March in The Castle Arms Hotel. Invitations will be issued during mid-February and we look forward to a large attendance.
DURROW GUN CLUB:
The club held a very successful open season competition and a good days shooting was had by all. This year it was decided to hold the “Landowners Draw” on this night, (a free draw for all landowners who permit us to use their land). The winner was the Holohan family of Watercastle. The club would like to thank all the landowners for their kind permission over the many years. We realise that without this permission we would not exist. We are always looking for new members, especially young members. Shooting may not be for all but it is a good way to see the countryside and keep fit and active. Any enquiries – contact any member of the club.
CULLOHILL COMMUNITY CENTRE:
Cullohill Community Centre Operation Transformation walk commenced on Monday 9th January and will continue every Monday and Friday night, starting from Community Centre at 7pm. Adults only, please wear visible jacket. We would like to extend a huge thank you for your membership contribution and a big congratulations to Mr. John Dollard on winning the membership draw. A Monster Auction will take place in the Centre on Sunday 29th January at 1.30pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Circuit training continues on Tuesday nights at 7.30pm for ladies and 8.30pm for men – contact Shirley Bergin in Cullohill Topaz-Gala for more information.
The Vocum Daru Choir under Choirmaster Ann Moylan will resume its weekly practice choir sessions on Tuesday night January 31st at 7pm sharp in the Presentation Centre. All choir members are asked to note the date of the first meeting of 2017. New members are always welcome!
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday afternoon, February 7th at 2pm in the Community Centre, Cullohill.
Mass Readers Rota: Saturday Evenings: ; January 21st: Ann-Marie Lalor; January 28th and February 4th: Oliver Lawlor. Sunday Mornings: January 22nd and 29th: Irene Phelan; February 5th and 12th: Declan Phelan.
Church Cleaning Rota – February 2017: Teresa Dunphy, Mary Lawlor, Margaret Donohue, Bridget Conroy and Julie Lawlor.
CHURCH GATE COLLECTION FOR EPILEPSY IRELAND:
The Harps GAA Club would like to thank everybody for their kind support at the recent collection. A total of €340 was raised.
SYMPATHY is extended to the Dempsey Family, Swan Road, Durrow, on their recent bereavement.
Sympathy is extended to Sheila Finnegan and Family, Cork Road, Durrow, on their recent bereavement.
Sympathy is extended to the Murphy Family, Tinweir and Castle Street, Durrow, on their recent bereavement.
Durrow Bridge Club continue their Bridge Club meetings every Wednesday night at 7.45pm in the Presentation Centre, Durrow.
The next Durrow IFA Branch meeting will be held in Cullohill Community Centre next Tuesday 24th January at 8pm. The guest speaker will be James Murphy who is the South Leinster Vice President. All are most welcome.
DURROW AND DISTRICT PIPE BAND:
The Durrow and District Pipe Band are striking up again and are looking for new members. Pipers and Drummers are needed. There is no age limit and free training will be provided. For information call John Sheeran on (087) 2493749.
CONGRATULATIONS to Alan and Carol Donohue, New Line, Swan Rd, Durrow, on the birth of their daughter, Tara. Congratulations to Seosamh and Joan Murphy, Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow on the birth of their son, Seosamh Og. Congratulations to Joe and Bridget Walsh, Dublin and Mary Street, Durrow on the recent birth of their daughter, Katy May. Congratulations to Ciaran and Ellie Walsh, Wexford and Mary Street, Durrow, on the birth of their son, Conor Joseph.
DURROW COMMUNITY COUNCIL:
The Committee will hold their next meeting on Monday the 6th of February at 8.30pm in the FAS Office. All members are asked to attend this meeting.
LAOIS ALZHEIMER SOCIAL CLUB:
The Laois Alzheimer Social Club is holding a Social Club meeting on Thursday January 26th from 2.30pm to 4.30pm in The Portlaoise Parish Centre. The Social Club is open to people with Dementia and their loved ones as an informal get together. You will have access to information and support and exchange ideas and experiences whilst enjoying a cup of tea in a relaxed environment. For more information and details please contact Ann Munnelly on (086) 8372168.