South Laois Notes

South Laois Notes

DURROW WEATHER STATION: Visit for the latest conditions and forecasts.

DURROW PARISH LOTTO RESULTS: Monday 22nd June 2015: There was no jackpot winner of €2,350. The Numbers drawn were: 01, 03, 12 and 16. The small draw winners were: €30: A Dunne, c/o Durrow-Cullohill Angling Club; €25: Michael Kells, Dereen, Durrow, Co. Laois; €20: Tom Lawlor, c/o Durrow Gun Club.
Monday 29th June 2015: There was no jackpot winner of €2,500. The Numbers drawn were: 01, 09, 12 and 14. The small draw winners were: €30: Seamus Campion, Derrywood, Durrow, Laois; €25: Sarah Gaughan, Erkindale, Durrow, Co Laois; €20: Durrow Gun Club Syndicate, Durrow, Laois.

FISHERTOWN CYCLE CHALLENGE: The 100km Fisherstown cycle challenge takes place on Sunday July 12th starting and finishing at the Fisherman’s thatched inn Fisherstown Ballybrittas. 100km starts at 10.30am sign on from 9am also 50km challenge starting at 11.30am and family 10km starting at 11.45am. Helmets must be worn by all. Fully insured. Refreshments for all on return to Fisherman’s Inn.

STRICTLY COME DANCING: Durrow Development Forum and The Harps GAA are delighted to be bringing Strictly Come Dancing to Durrow on the 14th November. Our dancing couples are all working hard organising their fundraising events and would be very grateful for your support. A summer of great fun nights out is definitely ahead! Dancing tuition will start at the end of August so there is still plenty of time to get involved. We would be delighted to welcome another few dancing couples on board. If you are interested please call Marian on (086) 8390266 or by email.

SCARECROW FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION: A Senior competition for the Joe Brophy Memorial Cup and a Juvenile Competition for the Durrow Development Forum Trophy. Juvenile age up to 16 years old. Entry fees: Senior €5 and Juvenile €3. Print Size for both competitions: From standard size up to maximum of 12″ X 10″. Prints can be mounted, but not necessary. Limit of 4 photographs per entry. All entries to be presented in an envelope with name of entrant, address and telephone number written on the envelope. Entry dates: Friday 24th and Saturday 25th July from 2.30pm to 4.30pm both days at Durrow Community Centre. Winning prints announced and Prizes awarded at 5pm on Sunday, 2nd August. For further information please contact: Andrew Walsh Snr on (086) 3791904. Best of Luck to all!


DURROW SCARECROW FESTIVAL. Photo courtesy of Yvonne Kennedy

LADIES NIGHT: On Wednesday Night, July 29th there will be a special Ladies Night out in Castle Durrow in association with Good’s, Kilkenny. Dress for your shape and Bra Fitting Tutorials, Hair and Make-Up Demo, Fashion accessories, Jewelry and lots more. Guaranteed to please every lady. Tickets cost €12.50 and it is advisable to book early as tickets are limited. The show will start at 7.30pm and finish at 10.30pm with doors opening at 7.15pm.

ARTS & CRAFTS EXHIBITION & SALE: Durrow Scarecrow Arts’n’Crafts Exhibition & Sale will take place from 26th July to 3rd August in Durrow Community Centre. Space is limited, therefore please let organisers know soon as possible if you intend to exhibit this year. A short Artist Statement is required for publicity purposes. Further information available directly from Mary Dowling at (087) 2200199 or to by email.

COMHALTAS: Spink branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann will be hosting their summer seisiun series in Heritage House, Abbeyleix on Wednesdays, between 8pm and 10pm, starting 1st July and running until 26th August. There are 2 weeks when it will not take place – 22nd July and 12th August. The format of the evening includes a mixture of music, song, dance and story telling – anyone who is there who would like to perform will get the opportunity – either individually or in a group. There is no charge for the evening, but donations are accepted to cover costs. Please encourage neighbours, friends, visitors, relations to come along. This is a very enjoyable evening, and the more people that we have at it each evening, the better it is! Highlights of the series will go up on Facebook each week, and we hope to have Irish TV present at one of the sessions.

HELP WANTED: With just over 20 days left to the Durrow Scarecrow Festival volunteers are needed to help make scarecrows. This will be happening every Thursday night at Evelyn Clancy’s house on the Kilkenny Road any time from 7.30pm, all are welcome and please bring a friend or two!