CONGRATULATIONS to Demi Clancy, Barnhill, Durrow and Danny Phelan, Ballyragget on their recent marriage.
Congratulations to John and Marie Brophy, Derrywood, Durrow on the birth of their son, Aidan.
Congratulations to Nicola Brophy and Mark Aylward, Castlewood, Durrow on their recent engagement.
Congratulations to Shannon Mockler and Seamus Clancy, Patrick Street, Durrow on their recent engagement.

ST VINCENT de PAUL DURROW: Contact us, in strict confidence on (087) 1917813.

LIVE WEATHER DATA: Visit online for live weather information.

RTE OPERATION TRANSFORMATION – Nationwide Walks: On this Saturday, January 12th meet at 11am on Durrow Square for a 5k or 8k walk through Caponellan Woods. Suitable for individuals at their own pace, but rougher terrain. Brought to you by Laois Sports Partnership.

DURROW BRIDGE CLUB: Durrow Bridge Club continues on Wednesdays at 7.45pm in the Presentation Centre. All are most welcome.

AVAILABLE: Two female black cats approximately 1 year old, have been neutered and are very healthy. Telephone (087) 6224740.

CULLOHILL ICA: There will be no meeting in January. The Pilates classes resume in February and the guild received a grant from “Go for Life” to organise these classes.

ZUMBA CLASSES: Zumba Dance Class are held every Wednesday from 8pm until 9pm in Durrow’s Community Centre, regardless of age, gender or fitness level. Just grab a friend and come join us for an exciting and fun workout like no other. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t tried Zumba yet this class is definitely for you. So come and give it a try as you never know you might enjoy yourself. Class fee €5 per hour. Children go free! Hope to see you soon.

DURROW CHOIR Voicem Daru: Rehearsals continue every Tuesday evening at 7.30pm in Castle Arms Hotel. The group are preparing for a Coral Festival in Cork in May 2019 so it is very important that every member of this group attend practice nights. For details, phone Ann (086) 6045409.

LOCAL WEATHER: Visit for live temperatures, wind and rainfall data from Durrow.

ART CLASSES: Art classes continue on Wednesdays and Thursdays in Durrow Library. Time 7pm – 9pm. New members welcome, open to all levels and materials provided. Limited places are available. For further information please call Marie on (086) 3136028.

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

PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP: The group meets in the Presentation Hall, Durrow on Tuesdays from 9.30am. Any parents, carers, childminders etc… interested in attending with their little people, suitable from baby stage up to pre-school for a play, chat, cuppa and cake are most welcome to attend. For more information contact (086) 3914725.

CULLOHILL COMMUNITY CENTRE: The Progressive 25 Card Games are held in the hall every Sunday night at 8.30pm sharp followed by tea and sandwiches. Please support!

KETTLEBELL BEGINNER CLASSES: New round of classes starting soon! Learn to use kettlebells safely and effectively from one of Ireland’s top ranked 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 (087) 3833258 or by email.

LAOIS KAYAK AND CANOE CLUB: With the shorter evenings, paddling and events are now only at the weekend, please have a look out on our Facebook page for our scheduled winter programme and notification of events. All paddler training and progression follows Canoeing Ireland’s skills award programmes and the club can certify to this standard. See on the internet or visit or alternatively contact: Brian Ogilvie, mobile (086) 1739029 or send an email to for further information.

RETIRED? Active Retirement Strength Class – A class aimed at the retired community that would like to improve their strength and mobility. No experience or fitness level required. The class will be supervised by a physical therapist to ensure maximum benefit. 11am in Core Health and Fitness gym every Friday. €5 per class. All queries to (057) 8740637.

CULLOHILL WALKING GROUP: As the evenings are dark why not get out and walk in the company and safety of the walking group. Meet at Cullohill Community Centre on Mondays and Friday evenings at 7.20pm. Walks will commence at 7.30pm sharp.

NEXT NEWSLETTER: The next newsletter will be on sale the weekend of February 2nd and 3rd 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.