Latest Laois News: Out and About around Durrow

Latest Laois News: Out and About around Durrow

All the news from in and around Durrow, Laois


On Saturday March 6th Durrow Tidy Towns in conjunction with Abbeyleix and Cullahill Tidy Towns and both local GAA clubs will hold a Litter pick along the main road from Cullahill to Abbeyleix. Its Important to say that all participants will work within government guidelines of 5 km and in their own covid social bubble. Participants will meet at 9.30am in Abbeyleix, Durrow and Cullahill and the event will commence at 10am. We hope that many will turn out on the day and help clean up this stretch of road which will be of benefit to all three communities. Litter pickers and collection bags will be supplied by Laois County Council and Laois Hire have kindly sponsored the Electronic Message Signage, to warn motorists of this litter-pick.

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Bloom Coffee are open from 9:30am-5pm everyday at Dunnes Garden Centre Durrow, do drop 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. 

photo of walkers in distance on Abbeyleix Bog
Please keep your dogs on the lead while walking the Leafy Loop Walk Picture: Alf Harvey.


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.


Harps GAA: Standing tall on and off the field
Harps GAA News

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 2nd April, 7th May, 4th June and 2nd July. 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.


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 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. 

Laois County Council, in partnership with Mountmellick Tidy Towns, is pleased to announce the launch of Mutts Mitts in Mountmellick. Mutts Mitts dispensers are for dog waste bags and three of these dispensers have been placed at various locations around the town of Mountmellick. Kate Cleary with Honey and Geraldine Wren, LCC Environment Section with Buster are pictured with the Mutt Mitts dispenser on Emmett Street. Photo: Alf Harvey.


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.

Spink branch of Comhaltas hosting this year's Laois Fleadh Ceoil
Spink branch of Comhaltas pictured hosting the Laois Fleadh Ceoil


Your local Comhaltas branch, Spink Comhaltas, is successfully delivering Traditional Music classes to juniors and adults online. All instruments catered for.  See online for more details or contact by email.