CONGRATULATIONS to Brian Dunne, Knockanoran, Durrow and Lyndsey Brennan, Cullohill on their recent marriage.

LADIES MINI MARATHON: Ladies – it’s Mini Marathon time again! Registration is urgent at this stage. Register on line at VHI Women’s Mini Marathon or by registration form in every Wednesday’s Evening Herald newspaper. We are raising funds this year for the Durrow Meals on Wheels and we are looking for ladies to join us. You can contact either Marie Clooney on (087) 7742506 or Susan Lawlor on (087) 2574477 for more information.

COFFEE & CAKE SALE for CUISLE CENTRE: Durrow Development Forum are holding a Coffee and Cake sale with benefits of same going to The Cuisle Centre. The cake sale will be held after mass on the May Bank Holiday Weekend of Saturday 30th April and Sunday May 1st. If you can make some cakes for this worthy cause, please do drop same into the presentation centre before mass on each day and we would be delighted if you could please support this worthy event.

DURROW COMMUNITY CENTRES: The Community Centre in Durrow is available for bookings to hold parties or any sports activities etc… Contact: Mary Walsh (086) 3055157.
The Presentation Centre in Durrow is also available for bookings to hold meetings or similar activities etc… Contact: Angela Drennan (087) 1928522.

THEATRE: The “Cripple of Inishmaan” comes to The Manor Hotel, Abbeyleix – Laois Open Door Theatre are proud to announce following up on their two recent sell out shows in the Dunamaise Arts Centre, are putting on their play “The Cripple of Inishmaan” by Martin McDonagh in the Manor Hotel, Abbeyleix on Thursday 28th April at 8.00pm. Directed by Anne Campbell, this is a play not to be missed. It has Fantastic comedy, Brilliant drama and Dazzling suspense. So come early to get your seat for this is your last chance to see this fantastic play as seats cannot be booked.

CRAFTERS, FOOD MAKERS AND STALLHOLDERS: The Summerhill Family Fun and Fair Days’ second annual event will take place on Sunday 29th May at the Summerhill School’s Campus in Portlaoise from 1pm to 5pm. Crafters, food vendors and stallholders are now invited to apply for their stalls at this event. Please note that stalls are on a first come first served basis. For an application form or more information you can contact by email. You can also find SummerhillFairPortlaoise on Facebook.

ARTHRITIS IRELAND LAOIS BRANCH: Our group will still meet socially each Wednesday evening at 7pm for the cuppa and a chat at O’Loughlins Hotel, Main St, Portlaoise. All welcome! The Local Branch can be contacted by phone on(089) 2525344.

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

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 available with a selection of fresh breads, scones, tarts and cakes. You can also book cakes for parties etc…

CLOTHES COLLECTION POINT: Any old or unwanted clothes or fabric can be left in the porch of the Cullohill Community Centre. All collections are in aid of Cullohill Handball Club.

LIVE WEATHER DATA: Visit for up-to-the-minute information.

NEXT NEWSLETTER: The next newsletter will be on sale weekending April 30th and May 1st. 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.