Latest Laois News: Out and About in Durrow

Latest Laois News: Out and About in Durrow

Your latest news from Ballinakill, Cullohill, Durrow & Spink

VOCEM DARÚ: €2000 donation to Laois Hospice from the Parish of Durrow – Vocem Darύ made a donation of €2000 to Laois Hospice proceeds from the Carol Service held in the Holy Trinity Church, Durrow last December. The choir was invited by Fr Martin Delaney to perform at the service. Vocem Darύ was established in 2017 and has developed into a successful female choir. The main objective of the choir is to sing in harmony, to have fun, to make a positive contribution to the community of Durrow and surrounding area. Thank you to everyone who supported us. 

Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien TD, cutting the ribbon at Seandoire Housing Development in Durrow on Monday. Included in photo are: Minister Pippa Hackett, T.D., Minister Sean Fleming, T.D., Brian Stanley, T.D. , Clr. Thomasina Connell ( Cathaoirleach ), John Mulholland ( CEO Laois Co Council.), local Councillers , Clergy and residents. Photo: Michael Scully no reproduction fee.

OSSORY CYCLING CLUB: Club spins from now to the end of February! New members and some old members can come along, all welcome to join us. We leave the square in Rathdowney every Sunday morning around 9:50am.

AVAILABLE: Cleaner available around Durrow to do house cleans – with experience and has Garda Vetting. Phone 083 0261990 for more information.

Laois PPN/Laois Connects Woodlands Wellness Walk, Durrow: Gary Luttrell, Dan Bergin ( Laois PPN ) and John Thompson lead the walk. Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee.

COON HALL KILKENNY: Kilquan Players present Separate Beds by Sam Cree. Shows held on Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th February at 8pm each night in Coon Hall, Co. Kilkenny R93 EC89. €10 Entry (no pre-booking). Raffles and Refreshments each night.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Farm worker required in the Cullohill-Rathdowney area for a Dairy and Beef Farm (Dairy 150+ herd with a 12 unit double-up parlour including auto-wash). Duties to include milking, calf rearing, tractor work and general farm activities. Call (087) 2394015 for more information.

NATIONAL SOCIAL ENTERPRISE POLICY: On the 7th of December last, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, T.D. launched a public consultation to further inform the development of Ireland’s new National Social Enterprise Policy. This is the final stage of the consultation process which included six regional consultation events, the receipt of written submissions from stakeholders, and bilateral meetings between officials drafting the new policy and key stakeholders, representative groups, Government Departments and public bodies. If you would like to share your views and any ideas for a title for the new policy document email your submission to: with “Social Enterprise Policy 2023/2024” in the title. The consultation remains open until January 31st 2024. For more information please visit online.

All your news from in and around Durrow.

DURROW TIDY TOWNS: Thanks to everyone who supported our fundraising for planting this year by purchasing our Durrow Calendar.
If you still need a calendar, we’ve a limited few calendars for 2024 left and they have been reduced to €5, available in local shops or online so grab yourself a bargain and enjoy photos of Durrow all year round. Visit online.

CULLOHILL PRIMARY SCHOOL: Scoil Tighearnach Naofa, Cullohill is now accepting enrolments for incoming Junior Infants for September 2024. Enrolment forms are available from the school office on request, email The deadline for application is Thursday, 29th February.  

DURROW COMMUNITY SERVICES: Durrow Community Services currently have the following vacancies: 5 positions as an Environmental Worker in Durrow; 1 position as Groundskeeper in Durrow; 1 position as an Environmental Worker in Cullohill; 1 position as an Office Administrator in Durrow; 1 position as an Environmental Worker in Ballacolla. As per the Department of Social Protection requirements, the positions are 19.5 hours per week and must be on a Social Welfare payment for a minimum of 12 months to apply. Please contact Astrid Andersson on 057 8736870 or for further information.

Durrow is one of two Laois locations to get Outdoor Dining funding
Latest news from Ballinakill, Cullohill, Durrow & Spink. Courtesy of The Castle Arms Hotel.

SET DANCING CLASSES: Set Dancing continues in The Wheel Inn Ballyouskill on Thursdays at 9pm – all are most welcome to join. Contact Paddy at (085) 8607256 or Francis at (085) 7157694 for more details. An enjoyable way to socialise and dispel the winter evening blues while helping to keep fit.

CULLOHILL COMMUNITY CENTRE – PROGRESSIVE 25 CARD GAME: Progressive 25 Card Game continues every Sunday night in Cullohill Community Centre at 8pm and all are most welcome. There was no game on January 21st last owing to Storm Isha.

BALLYOUSKILL 25s CARDS GAME – Ballyouskill 25s Cards continues in Ballyouskill Community Hall on the last Friday of the month at 8pm. Usual prizes and a raffle on the night. The next game will be held on Friday the 23rd of February 2024 at 8pm sharp. All are welcome.

All the latest news from Durrow, Ballinakill, Spink and Cullohill Credit: Laois Tourism
Heywood Gardens Credit: Laois Tourism

WHIST DRIVE: The Killermogh Whist Drive is held in the Parochial Hall, Cork Road, Durrow. The Next Whist drive is on Thursday 22nd February 2024 at 8pm. All are most welcome.

DURROW BRIDGE CLUB: Club meetings continue on Wednesdays at 7.30pm in the Castle Arms Hotel. All are most welcome.

DURROW AND DISTRICT PIPE BAND: We’re always looking for new members, so why not come along to a practice? Get in touch with our Facebook page if you’re interested in learning the pipes or drums, all levels catered for. Click here  or search Facebook for “Durrow & District Pipe Band” to find us online.