Out and About in South Laois
Out and About in South Laois
THIRD LAOIS DURROW SCOUTS:
Summer is over and every section finished last year with a very successful camp. Our Beavers group went to Fota, Co. Cork while our Cubs section went to Castle Saunderson in Co. Cavan. Our Scouts group went to Camp 4, also in Co. Cavan. The Scouts are getting ready for a new exciting year and plans are being prepared for the coming year which includes days out, camps and meetings at the den. This year promises to be the best year ever and we look forward to sharing all our news throughout the new season! Watch this space!
CULLOHILL ICA GUILD:
The Cullohill ICA Guild met at the Community Centre in Cullohill on Tuesday nightlast. Votes of Sympathy were extended to Dunphy and Begadon Family on the death of Simon. Ar deis De go raibh se.
There will be a Product Day in Ballacolla on Saturday, October 8th and a Federation Meeting will be held in Castletown on Wednesday, September 28th. Pilate classes will commence in Cullohill Community Centre on Tuesday, October 4th at 2pm in afternoon and will continue until Tuesday November 15th. Non-members are always welcome.
The instructor is Julia Maguire who is well known to all in the community. Breda Dunphy and Mary Walsh won the raffle on the night and the next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 4th at 8pm.
Durrow Community Council will hold a Cake Sale in the Presentation Centre on next weekend, Saturday 17th September after 7.00pm Mass and on Sunday 18th September after 11.00am Mass. This fundraiser is in aid of our Senior Citizens recent outing and upcoming events. Your support of this worthy cause will be very much appreciated.
DURROW COMMUNITY SERVICES have vacancies for general operatives and also a kitchen helper for the Meals on Wheels project. Call (057) 8736870 for information.
Readers Rota: Saturday Evenings: September 10th: Seosamh Murphy; September 17th: Noreen Joyce; September 24th Kay Sheppard. Sunday Mornings: September 11th: Deirdre Moore; September 18th: Kevin Kelly; September 25th: Liam Phelan.
Church Cleaning Rota – October: Teresa Dunphy, Mary Lawlor, Margaret Donoghue, Brigid Conroy and Julie Lalor.
Eucharist Ministers Rota – October: Saturdays – Willie Dunne and Kay Mahony; Sundays – Maura Fitzpatrick and John Kelly.
SYMPATHY is extended to the Dunphy Family, Patrick St, Durrow their recent bereavement.
LEGION OF MARY:
A bus to Knock will leave Durrow on Sunday, September 25th at 9.45am from the Church car park. Please contact Donal Bowe on (057) 8736281 or Brid Roberts on (086) 1915929 for further information.
RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS NEEDED:
The School of Psychology in Trinity College Dublin are currently seeking male and female participants over the age of 60 to take part in a study examining decision-making and health. The study can be completed online or in person, and will take approximately 25 minutes to complete. For more information please contact Sinead on (083) 8342455 or by email at email@example.com – alternatively you can complete this survey here online.
We will be having our Registration Night for the new season on Friday 16th September, between 7.30pm and 9.30pm in Knock Hall, Spink. This night coincides with Culture Night, so there will be a free concert by members of Spink Comhaltas. We will also have the opportunity for anyone interested in the instrument bank to take a look at the instruments available, and to try them out. We have exciting plans for this year, and as part of these plans, Spink will have a second teacher to support the musical development of our members. More information will follow on this shortly.
Please encourage your family and friends/neighbours to come along to the concert. Can you also encourage anyone who is thinking about learning traditional Irish music (adults as well as children) to come along so they can talk to us on the evening. Finally, if you are an existing member and are planning to renew your membership this year but cannot attend registration, please confirm by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know that you are renewing. Classes re-commence on Friday 23rd September, and we need to know our expected numbers for final preparation for this date. Look forward to seeing you on the 16th September!