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SENIOR CITIZENS PARTY – DURROW COMMUNITY COUNCIL: Durrow Community Council will hold the Annual Senior Citizens Party in The Castle Arms Hotel on Saturday the 2nd of March at 2pm. The invites will be going out over the next few weeks – but if anyone who does not get one but wishes to attend, please get in touch with Ethel on (087) 0665752.

MUSICAL TIME! Our Lady’s Meadow PS will present ‘Aladdin Trouble’ on Wednesday 13th March at 12 noon and again on Thursday 14th March at 7.30pm in the Castle Arms Hotel Durrow. This year due to the size of our new venue (kindly sponsored by St. Canice’s Credit Union Durrow) we can offer tickets for sale to the wider community. Tickets cost €15 and are available to buy in the school office.

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

PILATES: Plates commenced on Monday 19th February in Cullohill Community Hall and continue every Monday at 7pm for seven weeks. All are most welcome.

DURROW DEVELOPMENT FORUM: Shine Like a Star Concert, Saturday 16th March 2024 in the Castle Arms Hotel at 8.00pm, doors open at 7.30pm, Over 18’s event, bar available. Celebrate St. Patrick’s weekend and enjoy a convert of local talent. Tickets available on https://durrowscarecrowfestival.com/community-shop/ online with limited tickets available at the door. If you would like to showcase your talent or fancy your moment on stage, please contact Anne on (086) 6079069 before Monday 16th February. (Fundraising event with the proceeds going to building the Durrow Community Hub) 
READY TO RUMBLE! We are getting Ready To Rumble with a very special fundraising event! Family Friendly Grand Slam Wrestling comes to The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow on Saturday 6th April 2024 at 7pm. WWE style entertainment for ALL the family to enjoy. Get ready to Cheer the Good Guys and Boo the Badies as we crown the King of the Ring! Tickets €15, available to buy at durrowscarecrowfestival.com/community-shop/ online. (Fundraising event with the proceeds going to building the Durrow Community Hub) 

Durrow, Spink, Ballinakill & Cullohill news
Credit Laois Tourism

DURROW TIDY TOWNS: Durrow Sustainable Energies Committee (SEC), do you want to reduce your heating bills by improving your energy efficiency? Durrow SEC are looking for 10 homeowners to jointly invest in attic and cavity wall insulation. Often these are the most cost effective upgrades made to a house. By pooling houses together we hope to benefit from economies of scale, resulting in reduced costs for each homeowner, grants of up to €, are available. To participate or if you need further information, please email:- secdurrow@gmail.com
Adopt an Area – is there an area in Durrow you’d like to adopt?  After our Bronze Win in 2023 and our biggest ever points jump, we need help over the coming months as we aim for a Silver Medal for Durrow in the 2024 National Tidy Towns Competition. If the volunteer days don’t suit, would you like to adopt an area to weed, sweep, water, clean and keep tidy this year? Let us know on 087 9626350 or message our facebook page. If you would like to be added to our volunteer WhatsApp group, please text Add me to TT volunteers on 086 3657833 – many thanks!

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


UNWANTED TEDDIES: We are grateful to be able to fundraise through the Scarecrow Festival for Tidy Towns projects and it seems early but if any of you or your children friends children are finished with Teddy Bears – can you please keep for the festival for the prizes. Charity shops don’t take Teddies anymore and it would be great if anyone has any that they could put in washing machine and dry over the coming months as the weather gets better. They are always a great and ‘old fashioned’ hit with visitors and a fantastic way to recycle into a circular economy whist also helping with fundraising for Tidy Towns. Thanks everyone! You can message us directly on Facebook or contact 087 9626350 for any queries.
LITTER PICK – Durrow Tidy Towns are having a large litter pick on Saturday 24th February starting from the square at 9.30am. We hope to cover all the approach roads and the town. Litter pickers are required – please come out and support.

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.

SLIME WORKSHOPS! For kids aged 5 to 9 years old at 9.30am and for kids aged 9 to 12 years old at 11am at Bob’s Bar on March 16th and 23rd also April 6th and April 13th. Each session is 1 hour. Contact Ruth on 087 2158319 or to ruthcampion@hotmail.com by email.

ONE EXTRA NIGHT DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND! – COON HALL KILKENNY: Kilquan Players present Separate Beds by Sam Cree. An extra show will be held on Friday 23rd February at 8pm in Coon Hall, Co. Kilkenny R93 EC89. €10 Entry (no pre-booking). Raffles and Refreshments each night. Doors open at 7pm.

All the latest news from Durrow, Ballinakill, Spink and Cullohill
All the latest news from Durrow, Ballinakill, Spink and Cullohill

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 11th February 2024 were: First – John Mooney and Jim Walsh; Second – Dick Brennan and Michael Kells; Third – John and Kitty Farrell. The Raffle Winners on the night were: Anna Burke and Kitty Farrell. 

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.