Direct from Durrow

Direct from Durrow

DURROW MEALS ON WHEELS SERVICE: 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.
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.

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ART CLASSES: Adult Art Classes with a qualified Art Teacher continue at Durrow Library. Cost: €12 Euros per session (for drop in – drop out option). All art materials are provided. All levels are accommodated including absolute beginners. For more information please contact Marie on (086) 3136028 or to book a place.
PRESENTATION CENTRE: The Presentation Centre beside the Catholic Church is available for hire. For further information please contact Angela on (087) 1928522.
DEFRIBILLATOR IN GURTEEN – CULLOHILL: The Leinster Sports Clinic have purchased a defibrillator and is on site at the clinic in the case of an emergency in Gurteen or the surrounding local rural area. Please let everyone know to help raise awareness.
BE WINTER READY: Information on Be Winter-Ready and tips on how to be prepared for bad weather this winter is available at or Leaflets are also available from the Laois County Council offices or from Pamela Tynan, Laois PPN – eMail: or phone: (057) 8665661 or 8664060.
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News from Cullohill and Durrow Photo of Cullohill courtesy of Bernard Kilbride

Laois Weather: Live weather data from Durrow is available online at which tracks temperatures, rainfall amounts, wind-speeds and much more.
DURROW COMMUNITY SERVICES: Current Vacancies: Durrow Community Services are looking to recruit a Groundskeeper for the Lions Soccer Club Durrow and another Groundskeeper at The Harps GAA Club Durrow. For further information on these positions or to apply please contact (057) 8736870 during office hours on any weekday.
PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP: The group will continue in the Presentation Hall, Durrow on Tuesdays from 9.30am. Any parents, carers, childminders etc… interested in attending with their little people, suitable from baby stage up to pre-school for a play, chat, cuppa and cake are most welcome to attend. For information contact (086) 3914725.
DEFIBRILLATORS IN DURROW: Durrow now has three defibrillators across the town with one in Our Lady’s Meadow National School, one outside on the wall between Lawlor’s Gala and Sheppard’s Auctioneers and one at the reception in the Castle Arms Hotel.

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CULLOHILL WALKING CLUB: Why not stay active this new year and walk in the safety and the company of others. Walking continues every Monday and Friday evening leaving Cullohill Community centre at 7.30 pm sharp. Free activity. All are most welcome.
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.
DURROW COMMUNITY ALERT: With the evenings dark during the Winter season, keep vigilant for suspicious activity in our community. Keep an eye on the Community Alert’s new Facebook Page: for regular updates and information from across the district.
DURROW PARISH LOTTO RESULTS: Monday 15th January 2018: There was no jackpot winner of €5,500. The Numbers drawn were: 03, 08, 13 and 26. The small draw winners were: €30: Marilyn Smith, c/o Ray Campion, Gun Club; €25: Siobhan Dwyer, Watercastle, Durrow, Laois; €20: Noel Delaney, Cullohill, County Laois.
Monday 22nd January 2018: There was no jackpot winner of €5,650. The Numbers drawn were: 02, 10, 25 and 28. The small draw winners were: €30: Julie Morris, c/o Our Lady’s Meadow School; €25: Kayla Dwyer, Watercastle, Durrow, Co. Laois; €20: Claire-Anne Alley, The Square, Durrow, Laois.

Durrow Lotto

Durrow Parish Lotto

NEXT NEWSLETTER: The next newsletter will be on sale the weekend of February 10th and 11th – weather permitting. All adverts must be booked with Angela Drennan (087) 1928522 or Mary Walsh (086) 3055157. Advertisements cost €2 per issue of Durrow Parish Newsletter and must be paid for in advance.