Direct from Durrow
THIRD LAOIS DURROW SCOUTS: Venture and Rovers: Our Ventures section will shortly resume their meetings on a fortnightly basis. We will meet on a Friday night from 8pm and subscriptions must be paid for at each meeting. This year we hope to plan and take part in more activities. Well done to our Venture Scout Oisin Tynan on been selected to staff Phoenix. Venture is for youths aged 15 up to 17 and if anyone is looking to join please contact Maureen Campion. All are looking forward to a year of fun, games and learning.
Third Laois Durrow Scouts will resume its activities on the second week of September. We are looking forward to a year full of adventure and fun. New members considering joining the group should enquire to Delphine Lawlor on (086) 3655178. Adult members are also welcome to join our team of Scouters.
GIVE BLOOD: The Blood Transfusion Mobile Unit will visit Durrow on Thursday September 21st. Please put this date in your file and reserve one hour to donate blood on the day because your donation will save lives.
CULLOHILL COMMUNITY COUNCIL: The AGM for the Cullohill Community Council will take place on Wednesday the 6th of September at 9pm in Cullohill Community Centre. All are most welcome to attend as the Community Council is an umbrella organisation to assist the local groups and clubs access funding and also provide supports. Representation from local groups would be very much appreciated.
TRIP ADVISOR AWARD FOR BOWE’S CAFÉ: Congratulations to Bowe’s Restraunt, The Square, Durrow on being awarded a Certificate of Excellence for 2017 by Trip Advisor. Well done to all concerned on this fantastic achievement.
LSCPA RESCUE – URGENT APPEAL: We desperately need Dog Fosterers, we are full beyond our limit and cannot take in anymore dogs, unless we get more fosterers. We supply everything and cover all veterinary costs. If you can help, contact our Dog coordinator on (086)4169559.
ST VINCENT de PAUL: Anyone looking for help can contact us on (087) 3476012.
CHURCH NEWS: Church Cleaning Rota – August 2017: Maeve Thornton, Eileen Keenan, Brigid Traynor and Angela Drennan. September 2017: Mary Dollard and Babe Duggan.
Mass Readers: Saturdays – September 2nd and 9th: Bernie Murphy; September 16th, 23rd and 30th: Seosamh Murphy. Sundays – September 3rd and 10th: Declan Phelan; September 17th: Irene Phelan; September 24th: Fergal Hassett.
CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: Irish Motor Neurone Disease would like to remind you that their Annual Church Gate Collection at Durrow and Cullohill will take place on the weekend of the 9th and 10th of September. Please support generously.
LADYWELL 2017: The Novena to Our Lady at Ladywell continues until September 8th. Guest Speakers are: Tuesday September 5th – Fr. David Vard; Wednesday September 6th – Fr. Paddy Byrne; Thursday September 7th – Brian Coady; Fri. September 8th Mass – Fr. Martin Delaney.
LEGION OF MARY: The Annual Legion of Mary pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday 24th of September. The bus leaves the Church carpark at 8.30.am approx. Those wishing to travel should contact Kay Moran on (087) 9428305 or Pat Ryan on (056)7764783. If leaving a message please leave contact number. Booking before September 20th and the fee is €20.
RECENTLY FOUND: A purple pair of childs’ glasses in very good condition were recently found in the new cemetery. Please contact (085) 7251587 for further information.
LAOIS BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENING: We would like to invite you to an exciting Business Networking Evening to be held in Portlaoise on 12th September. Join Irish rugby legend Mick Galwey and a host of local businesses in an informal business networking setting. Refreshments will be served on the night. Numbers will be limited so please register here if you are interested in attending.
PRESENTATION CENTRE: The Presentation Centre beside the Catholic Church is available for hire. For further information please contact Angela on (087) 1928522.
SPINK COMHALTAS: A registration night will be held on Friday, 15th September at 8pm with an assessment class for brand new members on Friday, September 22nd, then all members will return back on Friday 29th September. We look forward to everyone getting back for the start of the next season, and if you know anyone who is new to learning music and would like to consider Spink as a great place to learn, perhaps you can refer them to us! There will be a big Culture Night concert on Friday 22nd September – more details to follow. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CONGRATULATIONS to Emmett Dunne, Dunmore, Durrow and Bonnie Clancy, Fermoyle, Durrow on their recent marriage.
Congratulations to Mary Townsend, Swan Road, Durrow on winning a Honda Civic car in the St. Canice’s Credit Union Monthly Draw for August.