Out & About in South Laois
GREAT TURN OUT FOR RECENT BLOOD DONATION: The Irish Blood Transfusion Service Mobile Unit visited the Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow on Wednesday August 19th last. There was a great turnout with over 142 donors giving blood. The Blood Transfusion board and local co-ordinators Martin and Mary Lawlor wish to thank everyone for their great response to the call for donors. It was the second largest number ever to attend the Durrow Clinic.
CIVIL DEFENCE – RECRUITMENT: Would you like to volunteer in your local community? The Durrow unit of Laois Civil Defence are currently recruiting new members to join our ever growing team of skilled volunteers. Our volunteers train each week and receive qualifications which are recognised nationally in areas such as: Casualty/First Aid, Search & Rescue, Swiftwater & Flood Response, Communications & Basic Fire Fighting Skills. Civil Defence plays an important role in the local community dealing with severe weather, flooding, missing person searches and first aid for major events. For more information please visit the Laois Civil Defence website at www.laoiscivildefence.ie online.
SCAVENGER HUNT: Durrow/Abbeyleix Macra will be holding a Scavenger Hunt in Durrow on Saturday, 26th of September. The hunt will consist of teams of four following a number of clues which will guide them through the places to see and different bars in Durrow. The night will kick off from Dec’s Bar at 8.30pm. Entry is €5 per person with free draw entry. Check us out on Facebook for more details.
MILLINERY CLASSES with Niav Riley (B.Des. NCAD. Milliner with over 12 years experience) Heywood Village, Ballinakill – New Term starts Tuesday 8th of September for existing students. MILLINERY FOR BEGINNERS starts on Thursday 10th of September at 10am until 12.30pm for five morning sessions. 6/8 people max to the class. Basic materials included. Price €20. To book a place call: (087) 6274259 or for more details visit www.niavriley.ie online.
CHURCH NOTES: Readers: Sunday Mornings: August 30th & September 6th: Deirdre Moore; September 13th: Fergal Hassett; September 20th: Stephanie Phelan. Saturday Evenings: August 29th & September 5th: Ann Vaugh; September 12th: Oliver Lawlor; September 19th: Seosamh Murphy.