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Latest Laois News: Out and About in Durrow
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Latest Laois News: Out and About in Durrow

Your news from Ballinakill, Cullohill, Durrow & Spink

CULLOHILL COMMUNITY CENTRE – Cullohill Community Centre / Handball Committee – Auction: The recent auction was a great success once again. With lots of items for sale and numerous vouchers as well as farm produce and firewood on sale, there was something for everyone. Many thanks to all including a wide cross section of businesses for their support through the various donations and to the crowd on the day who no doubt got some bargains! Thanks also to auctioneer David O’Connell.

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. Winners on Sunday 28th January 2024 were: Joint First – Padraig and Noreen Ryan, Sean and Anna Burke; Joint Second – John and Kitty Farrell, Willie and Liam Dunphy. The Raffle Winners on the night were: Percy Phelan and Kevin Wolfe. A minutes silence was observed and condolences sent to Paddy Lalor and his family on the death of his wife Philomena.
May she Rest in Peace. 

photo of walkers in the distance on a country road
All the news from Cullohill , Durrow and environs Credit Laois Tourism

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.
Results of monthly card game in Ballyouskill held on January 26th last: First – (14 games) Jim Brophy and Mick o Connor; Second – Jim Mooney and Helen Holland; Third – Vera Brennan and Margaret Doheny; Fourth – Joe Brennan and Eugene Murphy. 

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

COON HALL KILKENNY: Kilquan Players present Separate Beds by Sam Cree. Shows held on 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.

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.

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 minimum of 12 months to apply. Please contact Astrid Andersson on 057 8736870 or andersson@durrowcs.com for further information.

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

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

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.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Casual Farm Worker required for a Sheep Farm in Cullohill. Experience of Lambing would be an advantage. Please contact Louise on (085) 7202367 for more information.

Ballinakill, Cullohill, Durrow and Spink news courtesy of The Castle Arms Hotel
Ballinakill, Cullohill, Durrow and Spink news courtesy of The Castle Arms Hotel

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 durrowscarecrowfestival.com/community-shop online.