Latest Laois News: Out and about in Durrow

Latest Laois News: Out and about in Durrow

All the news from Durrow, Spink and Cullohill


We encourage club members, parents and supporters to sign up for a standing order for the weekly split the bucket draw. Last week’s winner won €460. Just €8 a month gives one entry a week, €16 a month gives two entries a week and €20 a month gives three entries a week. For standing order details contact Joe Deegan, 0879678729, Brian Farrell, 0879555500, or Shane Brophy, 0872034035.

There is a lot of expenditure at present in improving the pitches and grounds in Cullahill and Durrow and all support is gratefully appreciated.

Clean Up Laois Week Photo courtsy of
News from Cullohill, Spink and Durrow Photo of Cullohill courtesy of Bernard Kilbride

AGM 2021:

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 current level 5 restrictions 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.


 With juvenile teams back on the pitch can all parents/guardians please register players on   Players must be registered and covid questionnaire completed and submitted before the player takes part in a training session.  The Harps club will be asking all players and adults to comply with public health guidelines when attending training sessions


The Harps juvenile club are delighted to welcome players back to non contact training.  All existing and new players welcome with under 7s (nursery) hurling starting at 7pm Tuesday in the juvenile pitch in Durrow and 8s,9s,10s and 11s at 6.30pm Tuesday in durrow pitch. All new players and adult help welcome!

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


The Harps will host two cul camps in summer 2021. The first session will be 12th to 16th July for hurling and camogie. The second session will be 16th to 20th August for hurling/camogie/football. Camps can be booked online from now and number limits do not apply.


Congratulations to Paudge Phelan, Cullohill on winning €3,000 in the second draw of the Laois GAA All County Draw. He got the ticket through the Harps GAA club. There are still two more draws to be held on the first Friday in June and July. Hopefully more local winners!

ALONE COVID-19 Support Line for Older People:

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.


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Know your Mutt Mitt Locations to assist you in cleaning up after your dog: There are dog bags available at these locations. (1) Carrigean Street, at the pound on the bottom of the Derry Road.(2)The smaller green in front of Happy Days Crèche and Castle Arms Hotel.(3) Patrick Street/Cork Road, near the new community hub.(4) Near the bridge, Bobs Bar, opposite the Ashbrook Arms and Health Centre. Take a bag, they are designed specially for the task, pick up, seal and bring home with you. Please be responsible and clean up after your dog! Look after our community.  Woof, Woof!

LCC Mutt Mitts Mountmellick launch
Mutts Mitts dispensers are for dog waste bags and three of these dispensers have been placed at various locations around the town. Honey takes in the official Mountmellick launch. Photo: Alf Harvey.


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!


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.

Woodenbridge Community Alert News


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.

SVP News


Please note our new phone number (087) 6072617.


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photo of 2011 Durrow St. Patrick's Day Parade
Hugh Sheppard with another of his topical themes at the 2011 Durrow St. Patrick’s day parade. Picture: Alf Harvey., drop into your local St. Canice’s Credit Union branch in Durrow and have a chat with Mary or call our Member Service Centre on 056 7722042. St. Canice’s Kilkenny Credit Union Limited is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.