Latest Laois News: Around Durrow and District
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Seasonal tractor driver/general operative wanted for immediate start. Work available till the summer months, with the possibility of a permanent role, based in Durrow, Laois. Experience in the veg industry is a big advantage, but training can be given to the right candidate. Leo Dunne Ltd is a big vegetable farm growing large volumes of different vegetables and is able to offer a wide variety of Work. Please enquire for more details (086) 0312083 or firstname.lastname@example.org by email.
DURROW COMMUNITY SERVICES: We would like to thank the community for the response to the Volunteer Appeal in regards to the delivery of meals for Durrow Meals On Wheels. We are so thankful for the rapid response and want to thank people for their continued support especially during these challenging times.
COFFEE DOCK AT DUNNES: Bloom Coffee are open from 9:30am-5pm everyday at Dunnes Garden Centre Durrow, do drop in!
SYMPATHY is extended to the family and friends of Larry Mahoney, Chapel St, Durrow, Co. Laois on their recent bereavement.SYMPATHY is extended to the family and friends of Billy Furny, Woodview House, Durrow, Co. Laois on their recent bereavement.
WALKERS TAKE NOTE: Please remember 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, without exception. For local walkers, if you see a dog off the lead, please do remind visitors that dogs need to be on a lead as although there is some signage reminding people, sometimes it can be missed and visitors may not be aware that dogs must be on a lead at all times.
THE HARPS GAA: To all members of the Harps. With the ongoing health situation it is not possible to hold a Juvenile or Senior Club AGM. The matter will be reviewed by the end of January and it will be sought to hold the AGMs as soon as is safely possible. If anybody has any concerns they can contact a member of either committee. Joe Deegan & Brian Farrell.
LAOIS GAA COUNTY BOARD DRAW: The Harps GAA club are appealing to their many supporters to get a ticket for the Laois County Board Draw 2021. With fundraising very difficult under Covid 19 restrictions the club needs all the support it can get. There are four draws taking place on 5th March, 2nd April, 7th May, and 4th June. Tickets cost €130 euro up front or €65 euro in two payments or €32.50 every month for four draws. Please support your club and tickets are available from all club members.
HEDGE-CUTTING DEADLINE FAST APPROACHING: Landowners are reminded that the period for Hedge Cuttings ends on 29th February 2021. It is important that all hedges whether on the edge of the road or in gardens should be trimmed so as to let birds build their nests. You should remove all cuttings from the road and verges. Thank you!
MUTT BAG DISPENSERS INSTALLED IN DURROW: A handy information booklet for dog owners and their families is now available on www.laois.ie online. Also a reminder that if your dog ‘poops’ please clean up after it. We have installed ‘Mutt bag dispensers’ 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.
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.