Out and About in South Laois

Out and About in South Laois


The committee of Durrow Text Alert group are continuing to seek subscribers to the service prior to it’s launch in the near future. Most households have completed forms and paid the annual membership fee already, however a few households may have been missed when the door-to-door call was made earlier in the summer. If you wish to be included in the Text Alert system, please contact Noeleen Dunphy (087) 9636460 or Mick Dunphy on (087) 7573099 as soon as possible. The next committee meeting will be held on Tuesday next, September 1st at 8.30pm in the FÁS Office Hall.

St. Brigid's Community Alert Group

An example of a Laois Community Alert Group

Little Oaks Parent and Toddler Playgroup will be starting again on Tuesday 8th September meeting at 10am to 12pm in the Presentation Centre. All welcome. Enquiries: Teresa (086) 3914725.
CONGRATULATIONS to Ray Fogarty, Dereen, Durrow and Niamh Gorman, Ballinakill on their recent marriage.
Congratulations to Joe Walsh, Mary St, Durrow and Brigid Boyle, Burtonport, Co. Donegal on their    marriage this weekend.
Congratulations to Brian Dunne, Knockanoran and Lynsey Brennan, Cullohill on the birth of their son, Jack recently.
A Christmas Craft Fair will take place in the Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow on Saturday, 7th November from 11am to 6pm and will feature Crafts people from all over counties Laois and Kilkenny who will present their unique Christmas gifts at affordable prices. If you wish to have a    table at this year’s event – please contact Mary on (087) 2200199.

'In the Frame' at Durrow's Christmas Fair

‘In the Frame’ at Durrow’s Christmas Fair

We have a new friendly strolling group that meet each Wednesday at Portlaoise Leisure Centre / Swimming Pool from 7pm until 8pm. It’s a social weekly   meet-up for a gentle stroll and a chat for any persons, any age, with Arthritis, Fibromylgia or any such conditions. Come along & give it a try? We look forward to meeting you.
Monday 10th August 2015: There was no jackpot winner of €3,400. The Numbers drawn were: 11, 20, 25 and 26. The small draw winners were: €30: Lorraine Lawlor, Mill Rd, Durrow, Co. Laois; €25: Paul Cashin, New Line, Durrow, Co. Laois; €20: Tomas Kenna, The Stores, Durrow, Co. Laois.
Monday 17th August 2015: There was one jackpot winner of €3,550. The Numbers drawn were: 07, 13, 19 and 25. The Jackpot winner was: €3550: Geraldine O’Neill, Portlaoise, Co. Laois – Winning ticket sold by K Dunne, Castle Arms Hotel.
Monday 24th August 2015: There was no jackpot winner of €1,000. The Numbers drawn were: 04, 06, 19 and 28. The small draw winners were: €30: Eileen Farrell, Ballinaslee, Attanagh, Laois; €25: Megan Dwyer, Rath, Durrow, Co. Laois; €20: Larry Fitzpatrick, Seandoire, Durrow Laois.
There are a number of General Operative vacancies on the Community Employment Programme in the Durrow area, please contact Paddy on (057) 8736870 for further information as soon as possible.
The outdoor heated pool is open for the remainder of the summer during fine weather. For more information please contact (089) 4413150 to check if the pool is open on any particular day before travelling!

Ballinakill Pool News

Just the weather for a trip to Ballinakill Pool!

This year the trip will visit Newbridge Silverwear, Powerscourt House and Gardens and on to Enniskerry in early September. For bookings or more information please phone Eileen Keenan (086) 0868017 or Mick Dunphy (087) 7573099 or Mary Walsh (086) 3055157.