CONGRATULATIONS to Tanya Aylward, Patrick St, Durrow and Patrick O’Shea, Gathabawn, Co. Kilkenny on their recent Engagement.

THIRD LAOIS DURROW SCOUTS: Third Laois Durrow is a very active group in the county and provides a great range of activities for its youth. We have 50 youth members at present and a dozen of leaders/scouters. There is a small waiting list for new members in September in Beavers (6 to 8 years old), Cubs (9 to 11), and Scouts (12 to 15) and Ventures (16+).
We are always on the lookout for new scouters. Maybe you were a leader previously and after your kids grew out of scouts, you left, by choice or not, maybe you would like to join us again and share your skills with new kids and new leaders alike. Or maybe you know someone that would enjoy being outdoors and join the big scout family.
And even if you never did scouting but enjoy walking and challenging yourself, you should give us a shout and come and meet one of our sections. For more information about or group, please contact Delphine Lawlor (086) 3655178.

CULLOHILL ICA: The next meeting is on September 6th in Cullohill Community Centre.

TUESDAY TIDY, CLEAN and PLANT DURROW NIGHT: Calling all residents to come out on Tuesday nights to clean and tidy outside your own home and premises, there is a lot to be done. Volunteers along with Durrow Development Forum, have been working over the past few weeks to weed, clean and plant around the town, all help is needed. If you can come out on Tuesday nights to sweep and clean around your own home it would be greatly appreciated.
Watering Flowers: We ask residents to help water any flowers planted in your area either in baskets, pots or flower beds.

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

DURROW LIBRARY: Laois County Council is happy to announce the reopening of the library in Durrow situated at the old Courthouse on Chapel St. The library will be open on Tuesdays from 1.30pm until 5.30pm and 6pm until 7.30pm; Wednesdays from 10am until 1.30pm and 2pm until 5.30pm; also Saturdays from 11am until 1pm. Membership to the library is free to all and provides a range of services for the community, so call in and say hello!

SATURDAY MARKET VACANCY: A vacancy has opened in the Country Market for anyone interested in selling Home Made Cakes, Buns, Breads, etc… For further information please contact Marie Clooney on (087) 7742506 or drop by the Saturday Market.

CAREGIVERS URGENTLY REQUIRED: Home Instead Senior Care is the largest non-medical home care provider in Ireland. We urgently require Care Givers in the Durrow and Cullohill areas. Candidates should have completed or be studying a FETAC Level 5 Qualification or Equivalent. Patient moving and handling qualification and experience is an advantage. Fluent English and own transport essential. Must have a kind, dependable and trustworthy nature. Please call Philomena on (045) 484623 by email

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.

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

NEXT NEWSLETTER: The next newsletter will be on sale on the weekend of September 9th and 10th. 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.