NoticeboardWARNING TO WALKERS ON LEAFY LOOPS WALK: Durrow Development Forum wish to advise intending walkers of flooding and downed trees along the Leafy Loop Walk owing to the recent storms. Coillte have been advised of the downed trees and work on these is ongoing. For further information and advice on the walks, please contact Noeleen on (087) 9636460 who is surveying the walk on a daily basis.

CHURCH NOTES: Readers for End of February and March: Saturday Nights: February 22nd and March 1st: Catherine Freeman; March 8th: Ann Vaugh; March 15th: Seosamh Murphy; March 22nd: Noreen Joyce; March 29th: Thomas Murphy. Sunday Mornings: February 23rd and March 2nd: Fergal Hasset; March 9th Stephanie Phelan; March 16th: Irene Phean; March 23rd: Kevin Kelly; March 30th: Gearoild Ryan.
Church Cleaning Rota for March: Ann Kealy, Mary Kennedy and Mary Walsh.

OUR LADY’S MEADOW PRIMARY SCHOOL: Enrolment will take place for Our Lady’s Meadow Primary School will continue until February 28th. Enrolment forms can be picked up from the School Office between 9am and 3pm.

CULLOHILL SCHOOL: Scoil Tighearnach Naofa, Cullohill is now taking the names of pupils who wish to enrol in the school for September 2014. Telephone the office with details on (057) 8737281 from 9:30am to 1:30pm during school term.

CULLOHILL ICA: The next meeting will be on Tuesday March 4th at 8pm in Cullohill Community Centre. New members are always welcome.

CULLOHILL ST VINCENT de PAUL: If you know of anyone whom you feel needs help please contact any member of the committee and it will be handled discreetly. The contact numbers are (086) 6090378 or (087) 1310650.

ART CLASSES: Art Classes are resuming shortly and anyone interested in doing the Art Class please contact Bob’s Bar on (087) 6165484 or (086) 8263368.

SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Julia Butler, late of Tubberboe who’s funeral took place in Durrow recently.
Sympathy is extended to the family, relations and friends of Eleanor Thornton, Abbeyleix on their recent bereavement.

DURROW COMMUNITY CENTRE:Halls for Hire: Available for Chrildrens Parties, Sports Activities etc… also – meeting room available for committee meetings etc…(086) 3055157.

DURROW LIBRARY: The following opening hours introduced on January 27th 2014 are now in effect at Durrow Library on Chapel Street: Monday: Closed, Tuesday: 1pm to 5.30pm; Wednesday 1.30pm to 5.30pm and 6pm to 7.30pm; Thursday: Closed; Friday: 10.30am to 12.30pm; Saturday: 11am to 1pm; Sunday: Closed. Laois County Council announced the new changes recently.

WOODEN BRIDGE PADDLERS: The sponsored Raft Race on Sunday 26th January was posponed owing to very high river levels and a new date will be announced when river levels return to safe levels. For more information contact (087) 2395357.

DURROW FADO WRITERS GROUP: People with a genuine interest in creative writing required to join the above group, initially to assist in writing a drama based on a specific episode in the history of Durrow, and subsequently to compile local data of a social and historical nature for future publications. Workshops are expected to commence in early February. No previous writing experience, or indeed in-depth knowledge of local history is required. If you are interested, please or call Hugh on (086) 8694691 for more information.