CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations to Mick and Angela Carroll, New Line, Durrow who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary recently.
Congratulations to Julieanne Walsh, Bishopswood, Durrow and Noel O’Riordan, Cork on their recent marriage.
Congratulations to Shelly Dunne, Knockanoran, Durrow and Kevin O’Keeffe, Dublin on their recent marriage.
Congratulations to Robert White, Derry Rd, Durrow and Martina Treacy, Holycross on their recent marriage.
Congratulations to Derek and Catriona Phelan, Tubberboe, Durrow on the birth of a daughter; Beth.

CHURCH NOTES: Readers for August/September: Sunday Mornings: August 24th and 31st: Declan Phelan; September 7th: Michael Conroy; September 14th: Deirdre Moore; September 21st: Gearoid Ryan; September 28th: Bea Alley. Saturday Evenings: August 23rd and 30th: Catherine Walsh; September 6th and 13th: Mary Lawlor; September 20th: Thomas Murphy; September 27th: Catherine Freeman.
Special Ministers of the Eucharist for September: Sunday Mornings: Sheila Finnegan and Padraig Walshe; Saturday Evenings: Miriam Connolly and Seamus Clancy.
September Church Cleaning Rota: Bridget Traynor, Betty Walsh, Maeve Thornton and Angela Drennan.

LITTLE OAKS PARENT AND TODDLER PLAYGROUP: The Little Oaks Parent and Toddler Playgroup resumes meeting on Tuesday 2nd Sept at 10am in the Presentation Centre. All are most welcome. Any enquiries to Teresa on (086) 3914725.

SPINK COMHALTAS: Spink Comhaltas are delighted to announce that registration for the 2014/15 season will take place on Friday 12th September in Knock hall in Spink between 7 and 8pm. Music classes for junior members will be on Friday’s at 7pm, commencing 19th September. Adult music classes will commence at start of October in Abbeyleix. We have a proud record since 1979 with our members wining county, provincial and All-Ireland titles in Fleadh Cheoil competitions. Spink branch hosted the very successful Laois County Fleadh in 2014 in Abbeyleix. The branch operates a comprehensive instrument bank which allows junior members to get access to high quality traditional Irish musical instruments at a very competitive price. Instruments available include fiddle, flute, concertina, button accordion, banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, harp & uileann pipes. Preparation for Comhaltas exams in addition to competitions is also offered for junior members. Contact us via email or by text to (086) 6071258.

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 Vegetables 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!

ST TIGHEARNACHS PRIMARY SCHOOL CULLOHILL: An information evening will take place in the school on Monday August 25th. The new extension may be viewed at 8pm with meeting at 8:30pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for the local community to view the building before classes resume. Parents of pupils and members of the public are welcome to attend. (Adults only)

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.

NEXT NEWSLETTER: The next newsletter will be on sale weekending September 6th and 7th. NOTICE: The deadline for inclusion of notes is Thursday, 4th September at 7pm to by email.