CONGRATULATIONS: to Louise Mahony of Laois and the Harps Camogie on being presented with “Soaring Star” award at a function held in the City West Hotel on Saturday night last. This award is very well deserved as Louise was and is a star Camogie player for her club, The Harps and for her county Laois. Very well done Louise, an award very truly deserved.
Congratulations to Emmett Dunne, Rath, Durrow and Bonnie Clancy, Fermoyle, Durrow on their recent engagement.
Congratulations to Aisling Vaugh, Tinweir, Durrow & Justin Webb, London on their recent engagement.
Congratulations to Niamh Dunne & Ciara Dowling Ladies Junior Doubles All-Ireland Handball Champions!

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

LAOIS 2016 COMMEMORATION PLAN: The plan for how communities across Laois will commemorate the Centenary of the 1916 Rising will be formally launch on 26th November at 7.30pm in Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise. All are most welcome to attend.

BRIDGE CLUB: Durrow Bridge Club continues in the Presentation Centre every week on Wednesdays. Anyone interested in beginners classes should contact Marie Foley for more details.

DURROW COMMUNITY CENTRE: The Community Centre in Durrow is available for bookings to hold parties or any sports activities etc… Contact: Mary Walsh (086) 3055157.

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… with Bernie. Do come along, great value on offer! Extra stalls from now until Christmas!

SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES: Social Dance classes continue at the Community Hall, Johnstown on Wednesday nights from 8.30pm in a social atmosphere, while losing weight and tone the muscles you can learn the old time waltz, the quick step, the jive, the foxtrot, the slosh and many other dances. You don’t need a partner just come along and bring a friend. More information from (086) 8825200.

HEDGE CUTTING: Landowners are reminded by Laois County Council that the period for Hedge Cutting runs from 1st September 2015 to the 29th February, 2016. Landowners have a responsibility to ensure that hedges, ditches, trees or any other vegetation growing on their land are not nor could not become a danger to individuals using or working on a public road. Hedgerows along the public road that require cutting or trimming back should be cut immediately and all cuttings moved… Many thanks.

DURROW REMINISCING GROUP: The DRG Book – Durrow & Cullohill Gatherings 2013 is on sale in Our Lady’s Meadow School. Price €25. If you would like a copy but are unable to travel to the school just give Tom (087) 2936531 or Kathleen (086) 8263368 a ring and we can deliver one to your house. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the School Building Fund.

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

MUSIC CLASSES: Adult Music classes will be held in Heritage House, Abbeyleix every Thursday night. Beginners welcome. Flute, whistle, guitar, banjo taught. Good craic to be had by all the participants. The Tutor is highly qualified and experienced. Contact us via email on or directly to Heritage House or by phone on (086) 6071258.

ORIENTEERING: The next local orienteering event featuring local man Conall Whelan will be held at Castlecomer Park on 22nd November. All are welcome. More info at online.