CONGRATULATIONS to Alan and Carol Donohue, New Line, Swan Rd, Durrow, on the birth of their daughter, Tara.
Congratulations to Seosamh and Joan Murphy, Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow on the birth of their son, Seosamh Og.
Congratulations to Joe and Bridget Walsh, Dublin and Mary Street, Durrow on the recent birth of their daughter, Katy May.
Congratulations to Ciaran and Ellie Walsh, Wexford and Mary Street, Durrow, on the birth of their son, Conor Joseph.

BRIDGE: Durrow Bridge Club continue their Bridge Club meetings every Wednesday night at 7.45pm in the Presentation Centre, Durrow.

WHIST: The Killermogh Parishes January Whist Drive will be held in the Parochial Hall, Cork Rd, Durrow on Thursday January 26th at 8.30 pm. All are most welcome.

LAOIS ALZHEIMER SOCIAL CLUB: The Laois Alzheimer Social Club is holding a Social Club meeting on Thursday January 26th from 2.30pm to 4.30pm in The Portlaoise Parish Centre. The Social Club is open to people with Dementia and their loved ones as an informal get together. You will have access to information and support and exchange ideas and experiences whilst enjoying a cup of tea in a relaxed environment. For more information and details please contact Ann Munnelly on (086) 8372168.

CULLOHILL ICA: The next meeting will be held on Tuesday afternoon, February 7th at 2pm in the Community Centre, Cullohill.

BRIAN STANLEY TD – DURROW CLINIC: The next clinic will be held on Saturday January 28th from 12 noon until 12.45pm in The Presentation Centre. The office in Portlaoise is open every day at 5 Church Street and can also be contacted by phone on (057) 8662581 or by email or visit online.

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

ST VINCENT de PAUL: Anyone looking for help can contact us on (087) 3476012.

DURROW REMINISCING GROUP: A book with 200 pages of Photographs spanning almost 100 years of Durrow and Cullohill memories including ICA, Hurling, Camogie, Soccer, School to mention but a few. Books for sale €25 each or two for €40. Please text or call Tom on (087) 2936531 or Kathleen on (086) 8263368 for further information.

OUR LADY’S MEADOW PRIMARY SCHOOL: Parents’ Council: If you are interested in joining the Parents’ Council or would like to help out at future fundraising events, please let us know by sending a text message to (086) 8898110. All help is gratefully appreciated.

SATURDAY MARKET: Midland Cakes by Rita along with Kyle Farm Potatoes and Fresh Veg are both at the Saturday Market every Saturday morning from 8.30am to 12 noon in the CAIT Centre, beside the Catholic Church in Durrow. Rita makes celebration cakes for all occasions, cupcakes, cookies, scones, breads and standard cakes and these will be available each Saturday. For more information, please phone Rita on (085) 8423201 or Marie on (087) 7742506. Do drop in on Saturdays!

DURROW TIDY TOWNS: Durrow Tidy Towns is in much need of volunteers for the coming season, if you feel that you would like to get involved in the community, improve your living environment, have your speak on how you would like your town to improve, how you would like your town to shine and how you would like your town to excel, please keep it in mind as we will be looking for volunteers over the coming months, every little bit helps and every new idea lights a spark in a community that will enhance and improve your own living community and your own living environment, Don’t be shy, have your say and get involved! We will issue further notices in the coming weeks.

LAOIS WEATHER: Visit online for the latest weather data live from Durrow.

NEXT NEWSLETTER: The next newsletter will be on sale the weekend of February 4th & 5th. 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.