Direct from Durrow

Direct from Durrow

Weekly Coffee: The Arthritis Ireland Kilkenny Branch hold their local coffee chat every Saturday morning from 11am until 12 noon in the fantastic Ossory Park Community Centre. Do you live with Fibromyalgia or Arthritis? Don’t suffer alone! Come for a chat, get out of the house, make new friends and know you’re not alone – looking forward to meeting you, we’ll have the kettle on! To find out more information you can call or text (087) 1491767.
Consultant Rheumatologist, Oliver Fitzgerald talks in Kilkenny: On 22nd May the Arthritis Ireland Kilkenny Branch will host a FREE event with Consultant Rheumatologist, Professor Oliver Fitzgerald and Linda Murray Nutritionist. This will be held in the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel from 5.30pm. Call or text (087) 1491767 to secure your seat.

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Is your child doing enough study? Supervised study for Secondary School Students is held every Saturday from 9am until 1pm in The Presentation Centre, Durrow. For €24 your child will be getting 16 hours of supervised study time with study skills given. For more information please contact (087) 9510587.
CONGRATULATIONS to Bowe’s Café, The Square, Durrow who were awarded the “Best in Ireland 2017” by McKenna’s Guides recently.
Congratulations to Gerard and Eimear Alley, The Square, Durrow, on the birth of a son, Harry.
Congratulations to Ciara (nee Lanigan) and Ivan Matthews, Swan Rd, Durrow and Portlaoise, on the birth of a son, Ned.
Congratulations to Adrian Sheppard and Nadine Martin, Durrow on their recent engagement.
Congratulations to Bernard O’Shea who was voted Laois person of the month for April.
ST VINCENT de PAUL: Anyone looking for help can contact us on (087) 3476012.
Monday 24th April 2017 – There was no jackpot winner of €13,550. The numbers drawn were: 03, 20, 23, 27. The small draw winners were: €30: Kevin Galvin Snr, Ballyboodin; €25: Eamon Dunphy, Erkindale Dr. and €20: Michael Fitzpatrick, Lower Tubberboe, Durrow.

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Tuesday 2nd May 2017: There was no jackpot winner of €13,700. The numbers drawn were: 03, 10, 17 and 28. The small draw winners were: €30: Kathleen Dunne, c/o Michael Walsh; €25: Eoin & Aaron Farnham, c/o Bob’s Bar; €20: Eileen Kirwan, c/o Bob’s Bar, Durrow, Laois.
Monday 8th May 2017: There was no jackpot winner of €13,850. The numbers drawn were: 14, 22, 25 and 26. The small draw winners were: €30: John Quinn, c/o Bob’s Bar, Durrow, Co Laois; €25: Delphine Lawlor, Fermoyle, Durrow, Laois; €20: Claire Hennessy, Mary St, Durrow, Co. Laois.
Adult Art Classes for all levels with qualified Art Teacher will be held on Thursday evenings at 7pm for two hours in Durrow Library. €12 per session or €50 for block of five  sessions. All materials provided (you can also bring your own). Enquiries to Marie (086) 3136028.

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All the latest news from the banks of the Erkina.

LIVE WEATHER DATA: Visit for the latest weather data from Durrow.
DURROW BRIDGE CLUB: The results of Durrow Bridge Club President Josie Murphy Prize are as follows:
First – Teresa Phelan and Nora Fitzpatrick; Second – Marie Foley and Jack Murphy; Third – Phil Kingston and Paddy Purcell; Fourth – Dolly Harding and Ann Fitzpatrick; Fifth – Fr. John Lalor and Ann Dooley; Sixth – Rose Talbot and Sadie Phelan; Seventh – Nancy Bennett and Paul Maher; Eighth – Margorie McGeough and Kathleen Broderick; Ninth – Alice Bowe and Johnny Bowe; Tenth – Gay Doyle and Mary Shortall; Eleventh – Josie Murphy and Bridget Murphy. First Session – Ella Walsh and Mairead Woods; Second Session – Pilar Delaney and Peggie Duggan, Theresa Muldowney and Jimmy Ryan, Fr. Martin    Delaney and Marian Sherman. Player of the Year: Ann Fitzpatrick. Well done to all involved!
Do your local Rivers, Lakes, Streams, Canals and Wetlands matter to you? The    Waters and Communities Office are hosting a public meeting to discuss the natural waters of County Laois. If you are interested in water quality, angling, heritage, biodiversity, amenity use or issues affecting your local waterways then this is an opportunity to have your say. We will present information on the latest draft River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018 – 2021 along with details on how you can input into the final plan. The Waters Communities Office aims to get local communities more involved in valuing and protecting our local waters and these meetings provide an opportunity for you to have your say. Basil Mannion, Community Waters Officer for Laois will present this information and facilitate a discussion on the issues raised. There will be refreshments after the meeting and opportunities to network at The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow on Thursday 1st June from 7pm. For more information contact Basil on (086) 8599514, email or click here.

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BUS TO BLOOM: A bus has been organised for the Bloom Garden Festival 2017 on Thursday 1st June. Anyone interested should contact Susan on (087) 2574477 as soon as possible.