Out and about in Durrow
Calls to the ALONE National Support Line cost no more than a local call to a landline. Calls from Vodafone or landline bundles, PAYG bundles, and mobile contracts are free. Up until December 2019, phone providers did not include 0818 numbers in free call bundles, however since then, 0818 are included in any ‘free’ call bundles in a caller’s phone contract. ALONE is a member of the National Public Health Emergency COVID-19 Subgroup for Vulnerable People and is managing a national support line for older people with concerns regarding the Coronavirus and COVID-19. The 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. To date, the ALONE COVID-19 Support Line has received in excess of 38,046 calls for support from vulnerable older people all over the country who need support, advice, or sometimes just reassurance.
LAOIS COUNTY COUNCIL – REPAIR AND RE-USE INITIATIVE:
Businesses can get listed by registering for free at repairmystuff.ie/register – For many, purchasing a new pc or new washing machine when an old one breaks is the norm. However, repair and reuse is often a cheaper and most certainly a more environmentally sustainable option.
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THE HARPS GAA – IDEAL CHRISTMAS GIFTS:
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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 www.gofundme.com/f/scarecrow-festival-community-hub online to donate if you can.
We at Odin Kettlebell Club have now got an opening for new members. Classes are currently outdoors at the old boys school and over in the CYMS hall Durrow on the not so nice days! Classes are small, social distance adhered to. All equipment provided is sanitised before and after use, no swapping of equipment. Class times are 6pm for kids and 7pm for adults. Kettlebells is a great way to tone up, get fit, develop confidence, meet new people and have fun. We are affiliated to The Association of Kettlebell Sport Ireland and those who wish to compete can do so once they reach a competent level of lifting. All ages and all fitness levels are welcome. Get in touch by DM or phone 0894400758 or at firstname.lastname@example.org via email.
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!
DURROW MEALS ON WHEELS:
Should anyone need to avail of the service (even temporarily), please contact M Clooney on (087) 7742506 or P Hennessy on (087) 0611880.
LAOIS ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY:
We have two vacancies for Dementia Home Care workers. This is through a Community Employment Scheme. Applicants need to have a full driving licence and use of a car Please contact Ann Munnelly on 057 866 3398/086 8372168 The Alzheimer Society of Ireland National Helpline 1800 341 341. For any information on dementia contact Ann Munnelly on 057 866 3398/086 8372168. Home-care Coordinator 47 Main Street, Portlaoise, Co Laois R32 VRX8 or Email email@example.com
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.