Out and About in South Laois
LAOIS WALKS FESTIVAL 2016:
On Tuesday July 5th as part of the Laois Walk’s Festival there will be a family walk through Dunmore Woods, Durrow. Meeting at Dunmore Wood Car Park at 7.30pm. This is a grade C walk of 5km with a time of 90 minutes. On Monday July 11th there is a grade B walk of 9km through Capponellan Wood taking in some of Castle Durrow estate once owned by Lord Ashbrook. The walk will take approximately two and a half hours. The meeting point is Capponellan Wood Car park at 7.30pm. All welcome on all our walks.
Durrow Development Forum would like to ask all businesses and homes to partake in this year’s Scarecrow Festival by placing a scarecrow outside their premises or homes. The festival, now in its seventh year gives a great economic boost both into Durrow and surrounding towns and villages and is gaining nationwide coverage for both Durrow, Laois and the Midlands as a tourist destination. We have a leaflet on how to make a scarecrow attached to this week’s Durrow Parish Newsletter and we look forward to you all joining in this community event.
SCARECROW BRING AND BUY SALE:
The Durrow Scarecrow Festival Bring and Buy sale is run each year within the Durrow Scarecrow Village from 2pm until 7pm on each weekday of the festival. The bookings spots are limited and should you wish to book a spot at the event you should contact Emer on (087) 9626350 for details. A deposit is required for each booking.
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.
TUESDAY TIDY, CLEAN and PLANT DURROW NIGHT:
Calling all residents to come out on Tuesday night to clean and tidy outside your own home and premises, there is a lot to be done. Volunteers along with Durrow Development Forum, have been working over the past few weeks to weed, clean and plant around the town, all help is needed. If you can come out on Tuesday night to sweep and clean around your own home it would be greatly appreciated. We will also be working around the town on each Tuesday night from 7.30pm to prepare for new flowers and planters which will further enhance Durrow.
Watering Flowers: We ask residents to help water any flowers planted in your area either in baskets, pots or flower beds.
CHURCH GATE COLLECTION:
A Church Gate collection in aid of Motor Neurone will be held on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of July before Mass. Please support generously.
DURROW COMMUNITY SERVICES
have vacancies for general operatives. Call (057) 8736870 for infomation.
Readers: Saturday Evenings: July 9th and 16th: Ann-Marie Lalor; July 23rd and 30th: Oliver Lawlor. Sunday Mornings: July 10th and 17th: Stephanie Phelan; July 24th and 31st: Irene Phelan.
Church Cleaning – July: Mary Kennedy, Mary Walsh, Gabriel Daz, Miriam & Pat Connolly.
Eucharist Ministers – July: Saturdays – Michael Fitzpatrick and Helen Bergin; Sundays – Ann Palmer and Edmund Kenny.
Cemetery Mass will take place in Cullohill graveyard on Friday night next July 8th, Cemetery Mass in Aughmacart Graveyard is on Friday night July 15th and Cemetery Mass in Kylogue Cemetery is on Friday July 22nd. All Masses will be held at 7.30pm.
Sympathy is extended to the Delaney family, Parknahown, Cullohill on their recent bereavement.
Sympathy is extended to the Kelly family, formerly of Newtown, Cullohill on the death of Donal Kelly.
KILKENNY CARER’S SUPPORT GROUP:
Everybody is welcome to attend on Tuesday 5th of July from 3pm to 4.30pm at the Village Day Centre (behind the Village Inn Pub), Kilkenny for Information and support for past/present carers of people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia or for more information please call the support group on (056) 777 1230.
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.