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.


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 Emmett Dunne, Dunmore and Bonnie Clancy, Fermoyle on the birth of their son, Iarlaith recently. Congratulations to Ross Young, Archerstown, Durrow and Helen Spencer, Cullohill on their engagement.


'In the Frame' at Durrow's Christmas Fair

‘In the Frame’ at Durrow’s Christmas Fair


A Christmas Craft Fair will take place in the Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow on Saturday, 7th November from 11amto 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 are a relatively new group in the county set up to support those with all forms of Arthritis & Fibromyalgia, their families & carers. All our members have Arthritis themselves and understand how debilitating it can be. Walking/Strolling group each Wednesday at Portlaoise Leisure Centre at 7pm to 8pm. We are also hosting a Table Quiz in “De Bruin’s Pub”, Main St., Portlaoise at 8pm on Thursday 17th of September. €40 for a table of four. Lots of prizes to be won on the night. Finger food will be served and a Trad. Session will take place immediately       afterwards at 10pm also. We look forward to your support & would encourage anyone who can, to come and meet us on the night. It is a social event and we would love to see you there. Our contact mobile number is: (089) 2525344 or inquiries to by email also welcomed.


A big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who bought the reminiscing photograph book “Durrow & Cullohill Gatherings” The book is now on sale in Our Lady’s Meadow School and all funds raised will go to the School Building Fund. Phone: 057 8736329 during school hours.


Cullohill and Durrow Flower Club meet on Monday 14th September at 8pm in The   Community Hall, Cullohill. The night’s speaker will be horticulturist Catriona White who will advise us on what to do in our gardens as we approach autumn and winter. New members are always welcome!

St. Brigid's Community Alert Group

An example of a Laois Community Alert Group


Get on yer dancin’ boots for the Big Barn Dance which will be held on Saturday, 26th September from 8pm ’till the cows come home at Andy Phelan’s Farm, Kyle. (Gates close at 10pm). Admission €10 on the gate. A raffle will be held on the night. Food served. Free parking. BYOB and glasses. Please support.


Garden Centre opening at Manorstone, Ballacolla on Friday 18th of September at 3.30pm. Join us for tea, coffee and face painting for the kids all weekend. Visit online.

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Monday 31st August 2015: There was no jackpot winner of €1,150. The Numbers drawm were: 02, 05, 10 and 28. The small draw winners were: €30: Margaret Keane, Tubberboe, Durrow, Laois; €25: John Bourke, c/o The Harps GAA Club; €20: Sean Donohue, Tubberboe, Durrow, Laois.
Monday 7th September 2015: There was no jackpot winner of €1,300. The Numbers drawn were: 08, 10, 20 and 23. The small draw winners were: €30: Ian Smith, c/o Durrow Gun Club; €25: Violetta Kavanagh, Derry Rd, Durrow, Laois; €20: D+O Conroy, Mary St, Durrow, Co. Laois.