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Direct from Durrow Extra

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.
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!

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News from Cullohill and Durrow Photo of Cullohill courtesy of Bernard Kilbride

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.
ART CLASSES: Adult Art Classes with a qualified Art Teacher starts on Wednesday 17th January 2018 OR Thursday 18th January 2018 from 7pm until 9pm for five Weeks at Durrow Library. Cost: €50 in    advance for the five sessions or €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.
ZUMBA CLASSES: Zumba Classes will commence in Durrow Community Centre on Friday 26th January from 8.00pm to 9.00pm. More details will be advertised in a later issue.

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PILATES: The new Pilates classes start in Cullohill Community Centre on January 30th and continue on Tuesdays from 1.30pm to 2.30pm until March 13th – please note change of time from previous years.
CONGRATULATIONS: to Olivia Clooney, The Swan, Durrow, and Ruairi Ryan, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary on their recent engagement.
Congratulations to Kate Clancy an Tim Murray, Patrick Street, Durrow, on the birth of their son, Eoghan Tony.
DURROW LIBRARY NEWS: Irish Group: Durrow’s Irish group under the mentorship of Liam O’Neill, is continuing to meet on Monday nights at 8pm at Durrow Library. All ages and levels of ability are welcome! This friendly group aims to practice the Irish language and brush up on their skills in a warm and encouraging environment.
Lego Club! Lego club will be taking a break while the library gets ready to start the Laois Libraries Lego Studio. This project is aimed at young people between the ages of 10-14. If you are interested in film making, lego, drama, creative writing or art please drop your name into the library as soon as possible. Places will be limited!

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Healthy Ireland Initiative: Healthy Ireland is a new libraries initiative alongside the HSE. This aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people through online resources and reading material. As part of this initiative some events will take place at the library in the next few months. If anyone is interested in finding out more, please call in.
Genealogy Course: We’re once again looking for names of people interested in a short Genealogy course. If anyone is interested please get in touch – see below for details.
Membership: Library membership is free and your library card now allows you access to all libraries in Ireland. Access to free ebooks, audiobooks, online magazines and online learning courses are also part of your membership. Call in if you want to find out more about Borrowbox or Universal Classes.
Opening Hours: The Library is open on Tuesdays from 1.30pm to 5.30pm and 6pm to 7.30pm; on Wednesdays from 10am to 1.30pm and 2pm to 5.30pm; and on Saturdays from 11am to 1pm. For more information on any of the above contact by email or phone (057) 8736090.
SET DANCING: Set Dancing classes are held on Monday evenings at 8.30pm in The Castle Arms Hotel.All are most welcome. For more information please contact Declan Doocey on (087) 2168680.

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Castle Arms Hotel hosting local events

ST VINCENT de PAUL DURROW: Contact us, in strict confidence on (087) 1917813 (New Number).
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 online. Leaflets are also available from the Laois County Council offices or from Pamela Tynan, Laois PPN – eMail: or phone: (057) 8665661 or 8664060.
Laois Weather: Live weather data from Durrow is available online at which tracks temperatures, rainfall amounts, wind-speeds and much more.

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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.