CONGRATULATIONS: to Noeleen Dunphy, Durrow Development Forum and Angela Drennan, Durrow Scouts, who have been nominated for an unsung hero award as part of Laois Community & Voluntary Awards;
Congratulations to Daniel & Brigid Dunne, Erkindale, Durrow on the birth of their daughter Chloe recently;
Congratulations to Fergal & Rachael Brophy, Fermoyle, Abbeyleix (both formerly Durrow) on the birth of their daughter Aphra recently;
Congratulations to Sheena (nee Dunne) and Delan Umanee on the birth of their daughter Edith recently.

THIRD LAOIS DURROW SCOUTS: Well done to Lorna Campion on being elected as Provincial Representative for the second year running and congratulations also on her new Position on the Slieve Bloom County Team ACPC for Rovers.

ST VINCENT de PAUL: Anyone looking for help can contact us on (087) 3476012 in the strictest of confidence.

TAEKWONDO CLASSES: World taekwondo association classes are held in Durrow Community Centre every Monday and Wednesday from 7.45pm to 8.30pm (both nights). Classes are open to men, women and children. For more information, contact (086) 8359333 or visit online.
Note: Adult classes have commenced and there are places available, please contact above number.

TIME TO GET THE KETTLE ON!: Classes have commenced in Durrow Community Centre every Tuesday and Thursday evening, PLUS! SATURDAY MORNINGS from 11am to Noon. First class free for everyone joining at any time. Contact David on (087) 3833258 or by email.

LITTLE OAKS PARENT AND TODDLER PLAYGROUP: The Little Oaks Parent and Toddler Playgroup continues meetings on Tuesdays at 10am in the Presentation Centre. All are most welcome. All enquiries to Teresa on (086) 3914725.

SATURDAY MARKET: 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!

OUR LADY’S MEADOW: Buy a Brick for only €10 and have your name immortalised as part of our school’s building fund! Contact the School on (057) 8736329 for further information.
One-Way System: We ask that parents be mindful of the one-way system in operation during school hours. Parents are asked to enter the green area via the Castledurrow entrance and exit via The Stores Daybreak. Many thanks for your co-operation as it will help keep the area safer for children going to and from the School.

TAE LANE MEMORIAL WALL: Anyone who wishes to have a name inscribed on the Tae Lane Memorial Wall to remember those from Durrow who emigrated and are now interred abroad should contact Mary Walsh on (057) 8736327 or (086) 3055157 or Evelyn Clancy on (087) 9194428.

DURROW COMMUNITY SERVICES: A vacancy exists for a Meals on Wheels cook. Please contact (057) 8632900 quoting job reference 900182 and leave in a copy of your CV to Paddy Quinn in the FAS Office beside the Catholic Church on the Kilkenny Road.

DURROW LIBRARY OPENING HOURS: Monday – Closed; Tuesday – 1pm to 5.30pm; Wednesday – 1.30pm to 5.30pm and 6pm to 7.30pm; Friday – 10.30am to 12.30pm; Saturday – 11am to 1pm. Phone: (057) 8736090.

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION – by Andrew Walsh in The Copper Kettle Restaurant: Large choice of framed pictures and photos on canvass are on display. All welcome to drop in, have a look and maybe find a picture you would like.

NEXT NEWSLETTER: The next Durrow Parish Newsletter will be on sale weekending January 24th and 25th. NOTICE: The deadline for inclusion of notes is Thursday, January 22nd at 7pm to and ALL ADVERTS MUST BE BOOKED WITH ANGELA DRENNAN (087) 1928522 OR MARY WALSH (086) 3055157.