COMPUTER TRAINING: Basic Computer & Internet Training for Beginners: Are you working in the rural community, Farming, Senior Citizen, unemployed? Irish Rural Link are a non-profit organization. We are holding Tuesday training sessions to provide Basic Computer Training to people at The FAS Centre, Durrow, from Tuesday 4th November at 7pm. To book a place contact Mary on (086) 8422029.

NEW PILATES SESSION: Commencing Tuesday 4th November in the Castle Arms Hotel from 8pm to 9pm. Seven Weeks will cost €55. All abilities catered for. Fully qualified Pilates Instructor. Places are limited so booking is essential. For further information please call Margaret on (086) 8547710.

FOUND: A mobile phone was found between Durrow and Cullohill. Please contact: (086) 8263368 for more info…

LIONS FC: Weekly Club Forecast Pools: Predict the results of ten premiership fixtures weekly to win the jackpot prize. There will be a prize of €60 for the highest points if the jackpot prize is not won. The jackpot starts at €250 and increases by €25 each week if there is no winner. Tickets costing just €2 are on sale from players and local businesses. Please support.
FAI National Draw: We would like to thank everyone who bought a ticket for the draw. Your support is much appreciated.

TEAM HOPE SHOE BOX APPEAL: The Team Hope Shoe Box Christmas Appeal wish to thank everyone for their support in this year’s appeal especially the Teachers, Parents and Children of Our Lady’s Meadow National School who again this year participated in the appeal. Our Lady’s Meadow have participated every year and well done to all concerned. The shoe boxes filled will be at their drop off point before November 10th.

Congratulations to Brendan and Orawan Murphy, Tinweir, Durrow on the birth of their daughter Layla.
Congratulations to Patricia Delaney and Keith Barry, Ballykealy, Durrow on the recent birth of a baby boy, Daniel.
Congratulations to Marie Clancy, Barnhill and John Brophy, Swan Rd, Durrow on their recent marriage.
Congratulations to Brigid Jordan, Tinweir and John Flynn, St Fintans Terrace on their recent marriage.
Congratulations to Danny Donaghue, Bishopswood and Natalie Burke, Lucan, Dublin on their recent engagement.
Congratulations to Brendan Murphy, Tinweir, Durrow on completing the Dublin City Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday last – well done Brendan!

WELL DONE: to Oisin Conroy who starred with Robbie Campion on RTE TV recently – see here for video.

THIRD LAOIS DURROW SCOUTS: We will take in new members from our waiting list after mid-term break. Those on the list the longest will get first preference. You will be contacted shortly. Also, outstanding insurance for the year 2014-15 is now due.

CHURCH NOTES: Readers: Sunday Mornings: November 2nd & 9th: Liam Phelan. November 16th & 23rd: Deirdre Moore. Saturday Evenings: November 1st & 8th: Tomas Murphy. November 15th & 22nd: Catherine Walsh. November Ministers of the Eucharist: Sunday Mornings: Donal Bowe and Pat O’Hara; Saturday Evenings: Mai Bowe and Pius Hennessy. November Church Cleaning Rota: Ann Kealy, Mary Kennedy and Mary Walsh.

AWARE: The Aware Support Group for people experiencing depression, anxiety, stress and other mood related conditions meets every Tuesday at 7.30pm in St.Peter and Paul’s Parish Centre, Portlaoise. This service is free of charge, no referral is required and you do not need to book. If you require further information contact (01) 6617211 or or the LoCall Helpline 1890 303302.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES AND SHRINES OF FRANCE 2015: In place of the usual five night pilgrimage to Lourdes there will be a seven-day pilgrimage in July next year. It will include visits for one night to Lisieux. Rue-de-Bac (Paris), Nevers (where the body of St. Bernadette lies), Rocamadour concluding with three nights in Lourdes. This is a once-off opportunity as we will revert to the usual pilgrimage to Lourdes in 2016. Find out more from JWT on (01) 2410800.

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!

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.

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.

CORE HEALTH AND FITNESS: A new Health and Fitness Centre has opened in Old Boy’s School, Kilkenny Road, Durrow which will cater for all types of fitness training for everyone. Opening hours are from 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday and Saturday from 10am to 6pm. For more information please ring (087) 9302152 or call into the centre during opening hours.

COLAISTE MHUIRE JOHNSTOWN: Free Courses: Food, Health and Wellbeing – A six week course covering cookery, healthy eating and wellbeing. Start date: Wednesday 5th November from 10.00-12.00. Taekwondo For Beginners – Get fit, have fun and learn a new skill! The class is suitable for beginners of all ages; class is open to men and women. Thursdays 12.00-12.50.
Get online! – Learn how to make the most of the internet on your laptop or tablet. Beginners /Improvers and Internet Safety. Start Date: Monday November 10th (four weeks) Time: 10.15-12.00. For more information contact (086) 2430372 or by email.

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.

NEXT NEWSLETTER: The next newsletter will be on sale weekending November 15th and 16th. NOTICE: The deadline for inclusion of notes is NEXT Thursday, November 13th at 7pm to and ALL ADVERTS MUST BE BOOKED WITH ANGELA DRENNAN (087) 1928522 OR MARY WALSH (086) 3055157.