In and Around Durrow

In and Around Durrow

LIONS AFC: Congratulations to Barry O’Hara, Our Week 2 Weekly Winner from our Football Pools. Barry won with the most wins ahead of Murt Clancy, both topped the leaderboard with 12pts…

LEAFY LOOPS WALKS: Walkers are reminded that this time of year, there is flooding on parts of the Leafy Loop walk, this flooding results in encouraging some of our beautiful foliage during the spring and summertime. Photos from Knockatrina Wood on the Kilkenny Road which is part of the Leafy Loop trail can be viewed on the Durrow Laois Ireland Facebook page shows the extent of the flooding.

Five year old Charlotte and three and a half year old Lucy O’Connell, Cullohill with Buzzy Bee at the launch of the Laois Hunt Stradbally National Hound Show and Family Fair to be held at Stradbally Hall on Sunday 1 July 2018.
Picture: Alf Harvey

CASTLE DURROW: Our Coopers restaurant in the conservatory is open Thursdays to Sundays inclusive, lunch is served from 1pm to 4pm and dinner is served from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. We will operate a walk in service, however – bookings are only taken for tables of 5 and 6. Our main restaurant has a table d’hote menu and is by reservation only. The table d’hote menu is €60 per person and it is open on Thursday for dinner from 6.30pm, on Sunday for lunch from 1pm to 4pm and dinner from 6pm until 9.30pm. Please contact us on by email.
DURROW SCHOOL APPLICATIONS 2021-22: Our Lady’s Meadow PS Durrow will commence accepting applications for admission to Junior Infants for the school year 2021-2022, on Monday 1st December 2020. The school’s Admission Policy, Annual Admission Notice and Application Forms are available on the school website here or from the school by phone on (057) 8736329 or by email. Applications for the school’s ASD Class can also be made from 1st December 2020.
MUTT BAG DISPENSERS TO BE INSTALLED IN DURROW: A handy information booklet for dog owners and their families is now available on online. Also a reminder that if your dog ‘poops’ please clean up after it.  We will be installing ‘Mutt bag dispensers’  in the coming weeks, so you won’t be left short if you forget your bags. Also a reminder that dogs are required to be on a lead on the Leafy Loop walk in Durrow. Please remember that the walk crosses Private, Coillte and Farmland and all dogs are required to be on a lead throughout the route.
Clean Up Laois Week Photo courtsy of

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

SHOP LOCAL: With Level 3 restrictions in full operations everyone is encouraged to keep the guidelines. In doing this we will help stop the spread of the virus. Everyone is asked to shop local where possible and thus helping all our business friends in the community.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Connect Recruitment is looking for Vegetable Pickers for seasonal work just outside Durrow, Co. Laois. Job description: – picking carrots and/or potatoes (indoor/outdoor work); – washing vegetables (indoor work); – packing vegetables (indoor work). Hours: Monday to Friday, from 8am to 4.30pm. Guaranteed 40 hours a week. Rate: €10.10 per hour. Job requirements: – own transport is ESSENTIAL (farm is located outside Durrow, Co. Laois); – ability to communicate in English. Immediate start required. Please send your CV to or contact (087) 406 3362 for more information about this job.

COMMUNITY ALERT: With the winter time in everyone is asked to keep an eye on their elderly neighbours. Call regularly to see if they need shopping, food or fuel to keep them warm in these very cold and damp days and nights. This is all the more important since Covid is here and older people are afraid to go out in case they get the dreaded virus. Also it’s important to make sure their houses are safe and keep a watch for strange cars/vans in your area. Contact the Gardaí if you see something unusual, do not approach any person/persons. Take care and be safe.

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FAMILY CARERS: Unfortunately Family Carers Ireland have had to once again close our doors to the public due to level 5 restrictions which means that we will no longer be able to meet Carers one to one. We will, as always, be available to offer support & advice over the phone on (056) 7721424 or on our 24 hour care line 1800 24 07 24. Please do not hesitate to contact us and we will assist you as much as possible.
CULLOHILL COMMUNITY CENTRE: Committee members have been contacting households in the area collecting membership / donations and at this stage would like to thank all for their generous support. A walk initiative is currently being worked on where individuals / families are asked to challenge themselves and record distances and times. While we can’t have any exercise options in the Centre there is no reason why all can’t get out and get active. Further details to follow soon!