Latest Laois News: More Out and About in Durrow

Latest Laois News: More Out and About in Durrow

Your latest news from Ballinakill, Cullohill, Durrow and Spink


Get your Debit Card from your local Credit Union.  Tap, shop online, use abroad or withdraw cash at ATM’s.  Free to full time students and over 65’s. We are now taking applications for the annual Scholarship Draw.  Five scholarships for €3,000 each to be won.  Closing date 30th September 2021. To find out more about our prize draw, debit card or our annual scholarship draw, call into Mary, Catherine or Breda in your local Durrow branch.  They will be happy to help. Terms and conditions apply. St. Canice’s Kilkenny Credit Union Limited is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.


St. Canice’s Credit Union, Durrow Branch – Location: Mary Street, Durrow; Opening Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm and Fridays from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm. Services Available: Debit Cards, Current Accounts, online banking and competitive loans to name but a few. Call in and have a chat with Mary, Breda or Catherine to see what St. Canice’s Credit Union has to offer you. St. Canice’s Kilkenny Credit Union Limited is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.


Our new contact number for assistance is 087 6974792.


We are in full mode and judging will take place anytime between now and October, we don’t have an exact date and have been advised that results won’t be in until late Autumn as the competition was later this year.  We are asking every premises both residential and business to partake in our weekly five minute sweep outside their own premises.  This will be of great benefit to everyone and will keep Durrow tidy.  The town is looking so well but also needs more work and we are so delighted to see how much work all the housing estates are doing too.  It’s so positive and so encouraging to have so many people interested in where they live.  Thank you everyone!APPEAL: Please join our volunteers every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm to weed, sweep, plant, tidy and litter pick. This helps to keep Durrow looking beautiful for all our residents, businesses, visitors and the Tidy Towns competition. Don’t worry if Wednesdays don’t suit, we’d love you to get involved at a time that suits you best, there’s plenty to be done, a five minute sweep each week outside your own home, business or organisation along with litter picking, weeding, sweeping throughout the town and approach roads—the list is endless and we need your help! ~ Love where you live ~

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“Pedal Vintage” Durrow Community Bike Hire Scheme. Make the most of the end of Summer! Cycle on the quiet country roads around Durrow and enjoy a cuppa at one of our lovely coffee shops or restaurants. Comfortable leisure style bikes for hire seven days a week at only five euro per hour, to include vintage style helmet and hi-vis jacket. Call 0868694691 or email for more information.


If your child is interested in joining scouting at any age, please email Leanne our group leader at We’re also looking for adults to join as leaders –  the time commitment you give can be flexible and since we’re a voluntary organisation we rely on our fantastic leaders, without whom the group simply couldn’t exist. And who knows, you might even enjoy yourselves!!!And if being a leader isn’t your thing but you’d like to help in other ways then you could always join our parents and friends committee who help with fundraisers and general logistics throughout the year or become an associate member and offer help that way. Looking forward to September when we will be starting the adventure again.


Please remember to leave no trace when out and about on our walks both in Durrow and around Durrow. We are proud members of Leave No Trace and we hope you will follow suit. Please keep your dogs on a lead, pick up after them and take your rubbish home with you. Leave our town and walks clean for all to enjoy safely. Be a part of who we are and what we believe in.


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.

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We are continuing to fundraise to match fund a grant received for stage two of our community hall! Our Festival as most of you will know is a huge fundraiser for projects within our community including the maintenance of our much loved amenity areas. If you can assist, please do, any amount would be so much appreciated. We are in this together and will look forward to working with and seeing you all in 2022! Visit online to donate if you can.  If you are not online, you can donate directly if you wish, this can be done by dropping an envelope into Happy Days Crèche or Lawlors Gala and addressing the same to DDF/Community Hub.


Visit for live local weather data from Durrow.


Durrow Community Market continues on Saturdays from 9am to 12 noon on the Kilkenny Road beside the church. Social Distancing will be in practice and please adhere to the Covid-19 guidelines!

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The next newsletter will hopefully resume on sale later this year. All adverts must be booked with Angela Drennan (087) 1928522 or (057) 8736419. Advertisements cost €2 per issue of Durrow Parish Newsletter and must be paid for in advance. Clubs and Organisations are encouraged to email with their ongoing news and notices which will be posted on the website in the absence of the printed version of the bi-weekly local Parish Newsletter.