Out and About in South Laois

Out and About in South Laois

Calling businesses and community to get involved! Abbeyleix & Durrow have been jointly selected as Bank of Ireland ‘Enterprise Towns’. The Bank has taken a three-pillar approach to this initiative, whereby the local Branch Managers, Jason Ryan Bank of Ireland Abbeyleix and Karen Flanagan Bank of Ireland Durrow are working closely with the business community, the wider sports and social community and the schools in the towns.
Various planned activities will take place over the weekend of Friday 14th October and Saturday 15th October, the aim of which is to promote and drive momentum for SMEs in the locality, while showcasing all that both towns have to offer. Around 20 people from the local community attended the Townhall Event in The Heritage Centre, Abbeyleix on Wednesday 7th September. Details of the Enterprise Town initiative were discussed at the meeting which will include a Business Expo which will take place on Friday, 14th October from 5pm to 8pm and a Sports and Community Expo which will take place on Saturday 15th October from 11am to 2pm. Both events will take place in in Scoil Mhuire National School, Abbeyleix, are free to attend and are open to both customers and non-customers of Bank of Ireland.

Video of Bank of Ireland’s Enterprise Town Initiative 2015 in Mountrath

Commenting on the initiative Jason Ryan Branch Manager, Bank of Ireland, Abbeyleix said:  “We are very excited to host the ‘Enterprise Town’ initiative in Abbeyleix. I am delighted to see the great level of support from the local communities for the initiative and we are calling on businesses to get involved. “The Enterprise Town initiative gives businesses the opportunity to promote what they have to offer. It takes a community to build a community and with the  platform Enterprise Town provides, matched with the commitment shown from the people of both towns, the Abbeyleix & Durrow Enterprise Town initiative promises to deliver a major boost to the local economy and community life. The event is a fantastic opportunity for Abbeyleix & Durrow and the surrounding areas”.
Businesses, clubs and societies interested in taking part in the events can register by emailing Jason Ryan Branch Manager Abbeyleix at and Karen Flanagan Branch Manager Durrow on or calling into the Abbeyleix or Durrow branch to speak to a member of staff.
Midland Cakes by Rita has now joined Kyle Farm Potatoes and Fresh Vegetables at the Saturday Market every Saturday morning from 8.30am to 12 noon in the CAIT Centre, beside the Catholic Church in Durrow. Rita makes celebration cakes for all  occasions, cupcakes, cookies, scones, breads and standard cakes and these will be available each Saturday. Christmas cake orders now taken up until October 8th. For more information, please phone Rita on (085) 8423201 or Marie on (087) 7742506. Do drop in on Saturday!

Durrow needs you!

Midlands Cakes by Rita now available at Durrow’s Saturday Market

Classes will be held in Cullohill Community Centre on Tuesday, October 4th from 2pm to 3pm. The teacher will be Julie McGuire. For details come on to the first class!
Readers Rota: Saturday Evenings: September 24th Kay Sheppard; October 1st and 8th: Catherine Walsh. Sunday Mornings: September 25th: Liam Phelan; October 2nd and 9th: Fergal  Hassett.
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 Dwyer Family, Cork Rd, Durrow their recent bereavement.
Sympathy is extended to the White Family, Rapla, Cullohill their recent bereavement.

Rest in Peace

Rest in Peace

A concert in aid of Pieta House and Lourdes Invalid fund will be held in St. Canice’s Church, Clough on Friday September 30th starting at 8pm sharp with doors open at 7.30pm. Star performer will be Mr. Johnny Carroll and guests. Tickets are €15. For more information please    contact Helen at (087) 6962140. Your support would be very much appreciated.

Charity Concert in aid of Suicide Prevention and Lourdes Invalid Fund with Mr. Johnny Carroll and Guests

Charity Concert in aid of Pieta House and Lourdes Invalid Fund with Mr. Johnny Carroll and Guests