Out and About in South Laois
THIRD LAOIS DURROW SCOUTS:
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.
ST PATRICKS DAY 2016:
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!
1916 RISING ANNIVERSARY:
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.
DURROW MEALS-ON-WHEELS SERVICE:
DURROW & DISTRICT BEFRIENDING GROUP:
RALLY TO HIGHLIGHT FLOODS:
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.
KIERAN MONO MONAHAN MEMORIAL FUND
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.
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.
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.