Out and About in South Laois Extra
TIDY TOWNS RESULTS:
Durrow gained 5 points over the 2014 results in this years competition. The Community Involvement and Planning saw a 1 point increase, as did Built Environment and Streetscape, Landscaping and Open Spaces, Sustainable Waste and Resource Management and Residential Streets and Housing Areas categories. Durrow was awarded 305 points in total.
Cullohill gained 10 points over their respective 2014 results with every category seeing at least a 1 point increase. Cullohill was awarded 260 points in total. Well done to involved in Tidy Towns across the Parish
DURROW REMINISCING GROUP:
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.
THIRD LAOIS DURROW SCOUTS:
Please Support the Scouts: We would ask that all the parents of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to please support the Durrow Scouts in their fundraising by buying the newsletter either at the Church gate or in Tommy Kenna Family Butchers on The Square. Also to purchase a Parish Lotto ticket either in The Castle Arms Hotel, The Post Office or Tom Woods shop. Thank you for your continued support.
Durrow Saturday market is open every Saturday from 9am to 12.30pm in the Computer Centre beside the RC Church on the Kilkenny Rd. Potato’s and Fresh Veg are available, to book your favourites please ring Marie on (087) 7742506. Home Baking from Bernie Brennan is also now available with a selection of fresh breads, scones, tarts and cakes. You can also book cakes for parties etc… with Bernie. Do come along, great value on offer!
ST VINCENT de PAUL:
Anyone looking for help can contact us on (087) 3476012.
DURROW BEFRIENDING GROUP:
The aim of the Group is to lessen social isolation and enhance the quality of life. If you are feeling isolated, lonely and need a friend to talk to please contact Pat on (086) 8096693. This service is totally confidential and we will not in any way interfere with your lifestyle, or get in the way of you doing the things you have to do every day. Your visitor will drop in just for a friendly chat, to talk about the things happening in your area, things hitting the national headlines, or anything else you would like to chat about.
The relationship is a voluntary one on both sides. The Befriender is there to provide some form of regular, practical assistance and support. If you feel we can be of help to you or would like to find out more about this service do not hesitate to contact us on the above phone number.
Monday night in the hall on The Square at 8.30pm and there is €1,000 in prize money every week. We also run a raffle. Books are at €7.50 for a single book with sheets and €15 for a double book with double sheets. There is also a bus service running from Durrow. For more information on pick up times please contact Dick on (086) 8402139.
The next Durrow Parish Newsletter will be on sale weekending October 24th/25th. NOTICE: The deadline for inclusion of notes is Thursday, October 22nd at 7pm to firstname.lastname@example.org and ALL ADVERTS MUST BE BOOKED WITH ANGELA DRENNAN (087) 1928522 OR MARY WALSH (086) 3055157.