Out and About in South Laois
NEW DEFIBRILLATOR IN DURROW:
Durrow Development Forum in conjunction with the Durrow Marathon Walking Group are delighted to announce the purchase of the new defibrillator for Durrow. We hope it will be put in position in The Square over the next few days. Gearoid Ryan together with the members of the Durrow Fire Brigade have agreed to carry out training in the use of the defibrillator. It is important that as many people in the area attend this training. If you are interested in participating in this training could you please contact one of the following people: Marie Clooney (087) 7742506, Evelyn Clancy (087) 9194428, Eileen Keenan (086) 0868017, Gearoid Ryan (086) 8125383.
SAVE OUR MOUNTAIN:
The Save Our Mountain group is having an information evening regarding the possibility of a wind turbine farm in the Ballagh and Archerstown area. It will be held on Monday the 16th of November at 8pm in the Castle Arms Hotel. It is essential that everyone informs themselves of the possible effects of these wind farms on people, and the environment.
Ministers of the Eucharist for November: Sunday Mornings: John Kelly and Maura Fitzpatrick. Saturday Evenings: Rose Woods and Sean Phelan.
Readers: Saturday Evenings: November 7th: Bernie Murphy; November 14th and 21st: Catherine Walsh; November 28th: Seosamh Murphy. Sunday Mornings: November 8th: Liam Phelan; November 15th and 22nd: Fergal Hassett; November 29th: Kevin Kelly.
Church Cleaning Rota: November: Mary Kennedy, Mary Walsh and Gabriel Daz.
Ministers of the Word: Bishop Seamus Freeman, Bishop of Ossory and The Adult Development are organising two training evenings for existing and new readers. This will give every reader an opportunity to attend and to get spiritual guidance from the instructors, Fr. Sean Maher and Fr. Kieran O Shea. The theme for the two nights are “ Putting Flesh on the words, the bible and its importance to our faith community” and “Word made Flesh, the ministry of bringing God’s word to life”. We have a wonderful set of readers in Durrow but we would encourage you to attend at least one of these nights so as we all understand the vital role we play during every Mass that the Word of God is read. The nearest venue is St. Patrick’s Church, Ballyraggett on Wednesday November 25th at 7.30pm speaker Fr. Sean Maher and Wednesday December 2nd at 7.30pm speaker Fr. Kieran O Shea. For more details please contact Canon O’Doherty or Martin Lawlor.
Cullohill ICA held their monthly meeting in the Community centre on Tuesday night last. Votes of sympathy were passed with Canice Maher and family, Cullohill P.O. on the death of Kitty Maher, Galmoy, and to the family and relatives of Sr. Eilis Bergin, Presentation Convent, Thurles and Castlewood, Durrow who died last Friday and was interred in Durrow. May they rest in Peace. A letter from Laois County Council on reducing the speed limit through the village from 60kph to 50kph was discussed. Three or four members will attend Spink Federation on Sunday November 29th. Helen, Veronica, Mary and Ann won the raffle. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday December 1st in Cullohill Community Centre.
CLOTHES COLLECTION POINT:
Any old or unwanted clothes or fabric can be left in the porch of the Cullohill Community Centre. All in aid of Cullohill Handball Club. Please support.
Killermogh Parish Union held their monthly whist drive on Thursday night last. The top score was Tom Gowing; First Lady – Mary McCabe; Second Lady – Lena McEvoy; First Gent – Ciarian Breen, Second Gent – Tom Lalor; Low Score – Damian Carter; Quarters – Kate Bennett, Francis Stanley, Mary Dohney, Sadie Carter and Margaret Slevin. The raffle winners were – Ray Seale, Pauric Dowling, Nora Breen and Pauric Dowling. The next Whist Drive will be held on Thursday November 26th at 8.30pm.