THIRD LAOIS DURROW SCOUTS: To join the Scouts, Cubs or Beavers please contact Delphine Lawlor on (086) 3655178 as soon as possible as there are only a few places left ahead of the next season. The group are also looking for leaders and helpers to assist with the expanding group, if you are interested in getting involved, please get in touch with the aforementioned number!

PRESENTATION CENTRE: The Presentation Centre beside the Catholic Church is available for hire. For further information please contact Angela on (087) 1928522.

DURROW COMMUNITY COUNCIL wish to thank everyone who supported their recent Church Gate Collection. Your support is very much appreciated.

SENIOR CITIZENS ANNUAL DAY TRIP 2019: The Annual Day Trip is on Saturday 7th September. We are going to The Japanese Gardens and The National Stud for a guided tour and on to Kildare Open Farm and Shop. We will then travel back to O’Gorman’s in Kilminchy for an evening meal. Anyone interested in going should ring Ethel on (087) 0665752. The cost is €35 per person.

ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY: Laois Alzheimer’s Society Resource Centre at 47 Main Street Portlaoise is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. *** For more information on dementia contact Ann Munnelly on (057) 8663398 or (086) 8372168 Homecare Co-ordinator, 47 Main Street, Portlaoise R32 VRX8 or to by email.

BALLINAKILL POOL: Ballinakill swimming Pool re-opened on July 12th. The pool consists of a 35m pool and a 10m toddlers pool. The opening times are Mondays to Fridays from 5.30pm to 8.30pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 2.30pm to 5.30pm and 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Adults cost €5 and children cost €3. Membership is €100 for Family, €50 per adult and €40 for children. Membership until the end of August.

DURROW TIDY TOWNS: DDF/Tidy Towns remind everyone that the first round of Judging in the Tidy Towns Competition started on 8th June, Tidy towns would appreciate everyone keeping the village clean and tidy and tidy. We appreciate everybody’s help in this venture, especially over the festival.

THE DURROW SENIOR CITIZENS’ “MONDAY CLUB” are having a Day Trip to Tramore on Wednesday 21st August. It’s €35 per person, this includes the bus and an evening meal at the Castle Arms Hotel. We will leave from the Hotel at 9.30am and return to the Hotel for the 6.30pm meal. Anyone who would like to join us please phone Miriam at 057 8736200 or Margaret at 086 2662996.

ODIN: Kettlebell Fitness and Sport Classes continue on Fridays in Core Fitness via ODIN Kettlebell Club. Times: 6pm for kids and 7pm for adults. Get fit, tone up, meet new friends and have an option to compete. All ages and fitness levels welcome. For further information go to Facebook ODIN Kettlebell Club or by email to or by phone to (089) 4400758.

WEATHER: Visit for up-to-the-minute weather data from Durrow.

LITTLE OAKS PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP: Little Oaks Parent and Toddler group continues to be held every Tuesday morning from 9.15am to 11am in the Library in Durrow. A good opportunity for mixing for little ones, new attendees always welcomed!

LAOIS KAYAK AND CANOE CLUB: Adult and Child Kayaking Courses will be advertised on our Facebook Page during the coming months. There are several courses and bookings are through Eventbrite. Club Entry Scarecrow Making will take place during family Kayaking Sessions in the Club House on Friday Nights until the club entry is made for this years Scarecrow Festival, any parents or children who are not kayaking are welcome to assist. Club Events and course information is available online at or visit or alternatively contact: Brian Ogilvie by sending an email to or mobile (086) 1739029.

TRIDENT KETTLEBELL BEGINNER CLASS: New round of classes starting soon! Learn to use kettlebells safely and effectively from one of Ireland’s top ranked and most experienced professional kettlebell sports and fitness instructors. Also included in the classes are bodyweight exercises as well as posture correction and strengthening techniques. Together with proper kettlebell instruction you can learn to prevent and remedy a wide range of joint and mobility issues and injuries. Places are limited so booking is essential. Contact David Sheehan MS, MSIC on (087) 3833258 or Email to:

NEXT NEWSLETTER: The next newsletter will be on sale the weekend of August 24th and 25th 2019 – weather permitting. All adverts must be booked with Angela Drennan (087) 1928522 or Mary Walsh (086) 3055157. Advertisements cost €2 per issue of Durrow Parish Newsletter and must be paid for in advance.