Out and About in South Laois

Out and About in South Laois


Last week the Beavers were on their first sleepover this year. It was the first time for many new Beavers and they all had a good time. Parents were a bit anxious… but the children passed their challenge and slept safe and sound in the Kilkenny Den. Weather is improving these days with crisp’n’dry days. It is time to do outside activities.

Durrow Scout group on the march

Durrow Scouts News


The Durrow St. Patrick’s Day parade will take place on 17th March 2016, there will be an open air country market on the green from 11am until 5pm along with bouncy castles and entertainment. The parade will take place at 2.00pm. All are welcome to join in both in the parade and also on the green to celebrate our first St. Patrick’s Day on the newly re-generated green. We hope that you can join us in the celebrations!

Durrow needs you!

Durrow gearing up a welcome return of the St. Patrick’s Day festivities


If anybody has any 1916 Memorabilia that they would like to display, on loan to the Durrow Museum, can you please contact Mary Walsh or any member of Durrow Development Forum regarding same. These items will be on loan only to the Museum and will be displayed there during the coming year and especially around Easter and around the Durrow Scarecrow Festival.

1916 Commemoration Workshops

Laois 1916 Commemoration


We require volunteers from Durrow and the      surrounding areas to help out with meal deliveries. Dates can be arranged with a committee member to suit individual needs. This would only involve 2-3 days per month. The round takes approximately one hour. We are asking for volunteers to give 3 to 4 hours per month. For    further information please contact Marie Clooney (087) 7742506 or Mary Walsh (086) 3055157


The Group will hold a Coffee Morning and Cake Sale on the weekend 27th/28th February in the Presentation Centre after the 7.00pm Mass on Saturday night and the 11.00am Mass on Sunday morning. This fundraiser is to help cover the running costs of the group. The Group has a good number of volunteers but always more needed to visit by request people in their homes who would like to avail of the service. For enquiries contact Patricia on 089 4649759. Please support this very worthy cause.


People against floods will hold a national rally on Saturday 20th February in Golden Island shopping centre Athlone at 12 noon. All support possible is required for this important rally. Transport will be arranged. Contact (087) 2395357 for more.

Abbeyleix Flooding Video

Laois Flooding remains a problem


This fundraiser presents Country & Western sensation Robert Mizzell and Soundz Country on Friday 8th April at 9pm. The evening will also include a mini  auction and raffle with many prizes including a Shane Long signed Irish Jersey, a trip for two to Manchester United, a two night break in the Radisson Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, a €250 All4One voucher, a plane ride for two, and many many more.

A date for your diary!

A date for your diary!

Tickets are €15 includes entry for a door prize. Tickets are available from Mary (086) 0823447 or Ethel (087) 0665752. All proceeds go to the Naomh Bríd Autism Unit in Abbeyleix.


Readers: Saturday Evenings: February 27th – Ann Vaugh; March 5th –  Bernie Murphy; March 12th – Seosamh Murphy. Sunday Mornings: February 28th – Liam Phelan; March 6th – Gearoid Ryan; March 13th – Fergal Hassett.
Church Cleaning Rota – March 2016: Mary Kennedy, Mary Walsh, Gabriel Daz, Miriam and Pat Connolly.


Sympathy is extended to the Fletcher family, Kennellen House, Clonageere,Durrow, on their recent bereavement.
Sympathy is extended to the Scully family, Ballyroan and the Basnett family, Seandoire, Cork Road, Durrow on their recent bereavement.
Sympathy is extended to the Tynan Family, Dunmore, Durrow on their recent bereavement.
Sympathy is extended to the Alley Family, Durrow on their recent bereavement.
Sympathy is extended to the Duggan Family, Lakefield, Dereen on their recent bereavement.


The 2016 Ossory Pilgrimage to Our Lady Shrine in Lourdes will take place from May 22nd to May 27th. The price is €765 per person sharing. All bookings to Glenmore Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday between 9.30am and 1.30pm and ask for Eleanor.

Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2015. Pic courtesy of

Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2015. Pic courtesy of