Direct from Durrow

Direct from Durrow

THIRD LAOIS DURROW SCOUTS: Third Laois Durrow Scouts wish a Happy New year to all. Scout activities have resumed after the Christmas break and now that the days are getting longer all sections are starting to plan for the camps and hikes during Spring and Summer! If you are interested in the outdoors and like to show skills to others, why don’t you join us?   Contact Delphine Lawlor on (086) 3655178 for further details.

Durrow Scout group on the march

Laois Scouting News

DURROW TOWN PLAN 2018-2021: Durrow Development Forum invite all householders, businesses, clubs and organisations to be involved in the Durrow Town Plan. There will be a community consultation workshop which will be approximately one and a half hours on     Thursday, 25th January at 7pm in the Castle Arms Hotel and all are welcome to attend.
DURROW MEALS ON WHEELS SERVICE: The committee of Meals on Wheels wish to thank all those involved in the cooking and delivering of over 20 meals daily, five days weekly. This      include the kitchen staff and van drivers, who are employed on the CE Scheme in Durrow, and to the volunteers who deliver in the local area on a regular basis.
New volunteers are always welcome, it can be for one day at a time or more. If you would like to help with this worthy service you can do so by contacting Marie Clooney on (087) 7742506 or Mary Walsh at (086) 3055157.
LAOIS PPN PUBLIC MEETING: Laois Public Participation Network warmly invites you to      attend a public meeting and discussion about the following Laois County Council Social and  Cultural Strategies. The Creative Ireland Laois Plan 2018-2022, The Arts Strategy 2018-2022, The Recreation, Play and Sports Strategy 2018-2022, The Library Development Strategy 2018-2022 in The Killeshin Hotel, Dublin Road, Portlaoise on Wednesday 17th January, 2018 at 7.00pm. Please arrive at 6.45pm for registration, meeting will commence at 7.00pm.            Refreshments will also be served. All are most welcome.

Laois Public Participation Network will hold a public open meeting

CONSERVATION GRANTS: The closing date for the two grant schemes for conservation of protected structures is coming up on 31st January. Full details of the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and the Structures at Risk Fund are at the Laois County Council website: – If you have any queries about the schemes or need assistance with an application, please do contact us on (057) 8664000.
HEYWOOD COMMUNITY SCHOOL – BALLINAKILL: Heywood Community School will hold an enrolment night for Prospective First Year Students and their Parents/Guardians on Thursday 18th January 2018 at 7.00 pm in the School Sports Hall. All are most welcome.
CHURCH NEWS: Church Cleaning Rota – January 2018: Mary Dollard and Babe Duggan; February 2018: Teresa Dunphy, Mary Lawlor, Margaret Donohue, Brigid Conroy and Julie Lalor.
Mass Readers: Saturdays – January 13th and 20th: Ann Marie Lawlor; January 27th and February 3rd: Martin Lawlor; February 10th and 17th: Catherine Freeman. Sundays – January 14th and January 21st: Stephanie Phelan; January 28th and February 4th: Irene Phelan; February 11th: Michael Conroy.
SYMPATHY is extended to the family of Mrs Tess Brophy, late of St Fintan’s Terrace, Durrow, on their recent bereavement.


Sympathy is extended to the Kelly family, 11 St Fintans Terrace, Durrow, on their recent bereavement.
Sympathy is extended to the Kelly family, Tinweir, Durrow, on their recent bereavement.
PRESENTATION CENTRE: The Presentation Centre beside the Catholic Church is available for hire. For further information please contact Angela on (087) 1928522.
CULLOHILL COMMUNITY CENTRE AUCTION: This year’s auction is running next Sunday, January 21st, starting at 1.00pm. Cullohill Tidy Towns and the Community Centre are running the auction jointly which will help generate much needed funds for both groups. There will be a wide variety of goods on sale on the day and donations from households in the area will be much appreciated. If you haven’t  anything for the auction all support on the day very welcome and no doubt there will be many bargains on offer! Further details from Vincent O’Sullivan (087) 4168549 or Paschal Bergin (087) 7765316.
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News from Cullohill and Durrow Photo of Cullohill courtesy of Bernard Kilbride

Cards: The Progressive 25 Card Games are held in the hall every Sunday night at 8.30pm sharp followed by tea and sandwiches. Please support!
CULLOHILL ICA: The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 6th 2018 at 8pm.
DURROW BRIDGE CLUB: The Durrow Bridge Club continues for the winter season on Wednesday    evenings in the Presentation Centre at 7.45pm. All are most welcome.