Latest Laois News: Out and about in Durrow
Out and about in Durrow
The Woodenbridge Paddlers 30 Day Paddle Challenge runs until April 30th. Supporting the Erkina Blueway Project. MG Phelan & Alison Bailey will complete a course on the river in all of the 30 Days of April. Contributions can be made via GO FUND ME by searching “Woodenbridge Paddlers 30 day paddle challenge” or follow the link on Woodenbridge Paddlers Facebook Page.
Sponsorship Cards are also available. Businesses are invited to sponsor either of the canoeists for one Day during this 30 Day challenge. In return their Business will be promoted on all social media outlets and will also be included in future information signage relating to the Erkina Blueway. Individuals or families are invited to join in support on the river throughout the 30 Day Challenge.
The Erkina Blueway which will connect the Towns of Rathdowney & Durrow (14km) is a waterway usable for small boats and canoes with associated walking and cycling trails. Work on this project will start soon. A contribution from this fundraiser will be made to The Irish Wheelchair Association. All Covid 19 Guidelines will be adhered to throughout the 30 Day Challenge. For further details please Tel. (087) 2395357 or (085) 1009998.
CHURCH OF IRELAND SERVICES:
Regrettably due to the Level 5 lockdown none of our Churches are open for worship during the month of February which includes St. Fintan’s Church in Durrow. We do however livestream a service every Sunday at 11.00am, on our Parish Facebook page called ‘The Abbeyleix & Killermogh Union of Parishes’. All are welcome to view it.
DURROW PARISH MASS ON RADIO:
With attendance at public Mass prohibited, parishioners can visit all churches within the parish for private prayer. On Saturday nights at 8pm you can receive Mass from St. Tighearnach Church, Cullohill on your computer or Radio at 106.8FM
DURROW SCARECROW FESTIVAL APPEAL:
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 2021!
Visit here 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 Lawlor’s Gala and addressing the same to DDF/Community Hub.
Groundskeeper at a local sports field. Employer: Durrow Community Services CE Scheme. Hours per week 19.5. Rate of pay: Community Employment Programme rates apply. Apply to Durrow Community Services CLG, Kilkenny road, Durrow, Co. Laois.
Catering Assistant for Meals On Wheels and employed by Durrow Community Services CE Scheme. Hours per week 19.5. Rate of pay: Community Employment Programme rates apply. Apply to Durrow Community Services CLG, Kilkenny road, Durrow, Co. Laois.
LIVE LOCAL WEATHER:
Visit www.laoisweather.com for live local weather data from Durrow.
DURROW COMMUNITY SATURDAY MARKET:
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!
WOODENBRIDGE COMMUNITY ALERT:
The committee of the Woodenbridge Community Alert group would like to alert local residents that during this period of the Coronavirus outbreak (Covid 19) if anyone in the area is in need of assistance of any kind Day or Night please do not hesitate to contact any of the following: Chair – Michael G Phelan (087) 2395357; Vice Chair – Kevin Galvin (086) 2452337; Secretary – Liam Geoghegan (087) 2587084; Assistant Secretary – Pat Dollard (087) 8460657; Joint Treasurer – Michael Broderick (087) 2254099 ; Ann Marie Begadon-Browne (087) 1262102.
SENIOR ALERT SCHEME:
The Woodenbridge Community Alert are the local authorised Personal Alarm (Senior Alert Scheme) suppliers for the Durrow, Cullohill, Ballacolla and Rathdowney areas. The new programme states that (1) eligible persons (65 years and over) no longer have to be living alone; and (2) there will be free monitoring of alarm service for one year for all new participants since November 1st 2017. For more information contact Michael G Phelan (087) 2395357.
NEW NUMBER FOR ST. VINCENT DE PAUL:
Please note our new phone number (087) 6072617