Out and About in South Laois
Out and About in South Laois
Please be advised that for any entries that will be large format, you will need to contact any of the following as soon as possible so that your creation can be placed in the planning for the festival. This would relate to any larger scarecrows or scarecrows in excess of 8, you must contact us as soon as possible. Your entry will be kept confidential but we will need to know for planning purposes. Please phone Evelyn on (087) 9194428, Mary on (086) 3055157 or Emer on (087) 9626350.
SCARECROW BRING AND BUY SALE:
THE ANNUAL ARTS & CRAFTS EXHIBITION & SALE:
As part of the Durrow Scarecrow Festival will be held at Durrow Community Centre from Sunday 24th July to Monday 1st August inclusive. Items will be displayed throughout the venue including Knitwear, pottery, art works including oils and acrylics. Local photographer Andrew Walsh will exhibit local landscapes and wildlife. Opening times: 11am to 6pm daily. Anyone wishing to exhibit contact (087) 2200199.
DURROW TIDY TOWNS:
Watering Flowers: We ask residents to help water any flowers planted in your area either in baskets, pots or flower beds.
THE IRISH GARTH BROOKS EXPERIENCE:
Put July 2nd in your calendar for the arrival of the Irish Garth Brooks Experience band to Lennons Venue, Durrow. The band are a superb 7 piece band and are the best in the business! Other support acts are soon to be announced. Tickets €15 are on sale with all proceeds in aid of The Harps GAA Club. Tickets are on Sale from: Lennons Bar, Durrow – (087) 8438464; The Harps GAA Club – (087) 2797214; Tommy Kennas Butcher, Durrow; Topaz, Cullohill; SuperValu, Abbeyleix; Centra, Urlingford; SuperValu, Ballyragget; SuperValu, Rathdowney. Doors open at 7pm in the night with the band due on stage from 9pm. All tickets purchased will get a free BBQ burger on the night. A raffle on the night will also take place with fantastic prizes. We hope to see you there!
DURROW COMMUNITY SERVICES
Sympathy is extended to George O’Brien and family, Cork Rd, Durrow, on the death of his wife Mary.
DURROW SCARECROW FESTIVAL – PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION:
Senior Competition for the Joe Brophy Memorial Cup, Juvenile Competition for the Durrow Development Forum Trophy. Juvenile age is up to 16 years old. Print size for both competitions: From Standard size up to maximum 12″X10″ prints can be mounted but not necessary. Limit of photographs per ENTRY: 3. All entries to be presented in an envelope with name of entrant, address and telephone number written on envelope. Entry dates: Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th July from 3.00pm to 6.00pm both days at Durrow Community Centre. Entry fees: Senior €5, Juvenile €3. The winning prints will be announced and prizes presented at 4.00pm on Sunday 31st July. For further information contact Andrew Walsh at (086) 3791904.
Six members will go on the Federation trip to Galway and Clare From June 28th to July 1st. Three or four members will also attend the Federation meeting in Clough on June 22nd. All Leaving and Junior Certificate students are wished well in their exams. Mary Kelly, Nancy Phelan and Mary Walsh won the raffle. The next ICA meeting will be held on July 5th at 8pm in Cullohill Community Centre.
RAS AN ASAL:
Saturday 18th June at 8pm will see the launch of Ras an Asal, The Midlands Donkey Derby in Ballacolla village by champion flat jockey Chris Hayes who recently rode the 2,000 guineas winner Awtaad at the Curragh. The event itself will be held on Sunday 31st July at Talbots Hill Ballacolla.
BLOOD CLINIC A SUCCESS:
A big thank you to everyone who attended and donated blood at the recent clinic held in Durrow. A total of 117 attended including ten new donors and seven lapsed donors. The following received awards: Silver Award (10 donations) – Seamus Hayes, Ballacolla, and Pat Fitzpatrick, Timahoe; Gold Award (20 donations) – Lorna Dunne, Cullohill.
NATIONAL BIKE WEEK:
As part of National Bike Week the Woodenbridge Paddlers will stage a 15K Family Fun Cycle on Sunday 19th June. Starting from Supermacs, Manor Stone, Junction 3 – Ballacolla at 11am the spin will bring you through the villages of Ballacolla and Durrow before returning back to the Supermacs/Topaz at M8 Junction 3 where refreshments will be served. All are welcome to come along.
DURROW PARISH LOTTO:
SCARECROW SUMMER CAMP:
With €5,000 prize money up for grabs on Sunday 3rd July in the Mountrath Marquee Festival which will be held at the GAA Grounds in Mountrath from 3pm, great craic is assured. Double books €15, Single book €10 and Single sheets €2. All welcome.
THIRD LAOIS DURROW SCOUTS:
We are always on the lookout for new scouters. Maybe you were a leader previously and after your kids grew out of scouts, you left, by choice or not, maybe you would like to join us again and share your skills with new kids and new leaders alike. Or maybe you know someone that would enjoy being outdoors and join the big scout family. And even if you never did scouting but enjoy walking and challenging yourself, you should give us a shout and come and meet one of our sections. For more information about our group, please contact Delphine Lawlor on (086) 3655178.