Direct from Durrow Extra

Direct from Durrow Extra

A huge congratulations to all the nominees for the Laois Community and Volunteer Awards. Those who can, do; those who can do more, volunteer! Every single one a winner in our eyes. Congratulations to all and to the following winners:
Environment: 1st Abbeyleix Tidy Towns; 2nd Durrow Development Forum. Children and Youth: 1st Spink Cohmaltas; 2nd Mountrath Foróige Club. Age Friendly: 1st Portlaoise Active Retirement; 2nd   Portlaoise Men’s Shed. Arts, Culture & Heritage: 1st Durrow Development Forum; 2nd Yarn Bombing Mountmellick. Healthy and Active: 1st Wooden Bridge Paddlers; 2nd Portlaoise AFC. Social Inclusion: 1st Social Services Borris-in-Ossory; 2nd Portarlington Meals on Wheels. Unsung Hero: John Scully

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Abbeyleix Golf Club will host an Antiques Roadshow on Sunday, November 12th from 2pm until 5pm. Specialists will be in attendance from the  record making Sheppard’s Irish Auction House, Durrow with all proceeds to Abbeyleix Golf Club fund (1 x item: €5; 3 x items: €10). Antiques, Asian Arts, Books, Collectibles, Clock & Watches, Glass, Jewellery, Arms & Militaria, Pottery & Porcelain, Paintings & Drawings, Prints, Manuscripts Maps, Sports         Memorabilia, Toys & Games, Tribal Arts, etc… Visit for more information, email or telephone (057) 8740000. Please spread the word and come along on the day!

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Cycling: This year once again, The Parent’s  Council will subsidise the Cycling Skills training for fifth class students. This will commence on Tuesday, the 7th of November and run for four weeks!
Parent’s Council: The Parents Council are on the lookout for new Members and always welcome a  helping hand. The time commitment is limited with a meeting perhaps once every two months. If you would like to get involved or know more please contact Helen in the School Office. All Help and Assistance would be Greatly Appreciated.
Monday 9th October 2017: There was no jackpot winner of €3,700. The Numbers drawn were: 01, 02, 26 and 27. The small draw winners were: €30: The Pellicer Family, c/o Our Lady’s Meadow School; €25: Barry Murphy, Dunmore, Durrow, Co. Laois and €20:     Steven Thomas, Seandoire, Durrow, Co. Laois.
Tuesday 17th October 2017: There was no jackpot winner of €3,850. The Numbers drawn were: 05, 09, 17 and 18. The small draw winners were: €30: Claire Dunne, St. Fintans, Durrow, Co. Laois; €25: Paddy O’Hara, c/o Our Lady’s Meadow School; €20: Allanna Dwyer, Watercastle, Durrow, Laois.

Durrow Lotto

Durrow Parish Lotto

Monday 23rd October 2017: There was no jackpot winner of €4,000. The Numbers drawn were: 08, 12, 13 and 21. The small draw winners were: €30: Mary Cashin, Durrow, Co. Laois; €25: Stephen & Audrey Ryan, c/o Daybreak Durrow; €20: Pat Walsh.
Clothing Recycling Drive: Laois Family Support Service is a Respite Service for people with disability and as part of our ongoing fundraising we ask people to please donate all clean unwanted clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys, etc… All wearable clothes will be re-used, other items will be recycled. No household bric-a-brac please. Please drop off to Rose Woods, Barnhill. All proceeds will be used to buy equipment to enhance the lives of     clients using this service. Many thanks for your support.
The 3rd Laois Durrow scout Group has starting back up the new    season with a great number of youth and a few adults joining in. 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

CHRISTMAS FEAST COOKERY DEMONSTRATION by Rory O’Connell sponsored by Bord Bia – Wednesday  15th November: Following on from the hugely successful ‘Stop Food Waste’ Cookery Demonstration last year, Cullohill Community Council are delighted to welcome back Rory O’Connell to Cullohill Community Centre on Wednesday 15th November. On this occasion Rory will be demonstrating the very best of Christmas Fayre which is sure to make everyone’s Christmas dinner that extra bit special. Recipes booklets for all dishes cooked on the night will be available free of charge to all attendees. Tickets for the event are priced at €20 each and are available from Community Council   members or by calling (086) 8390266.

Rory pictured here on the far left at Ballymaloe’s 50th Anniversary Photo credit

Some members of Cullohill Community Council met with senior representatives from Eir Broadband recently. They are pleased to confirm that Eir high speed broadband will be available in Cullohill in the final quarter of 2018. Works will begin in October and should be       finished by the end of the year.