CONGRATULATIONS to Aoife Phelan, Knockanoran, Durrow and Shane Rothwell, Abbeyleix, on their recent marriage.
Congratulations to Danny Donohue, Bishopswood, Durrow and Natalie Burke, Lucan, Co. Dublin on their recent marriage.
Congratulations to John and Teresa Kennedy, Castlewood, Durrow, on the birth of a daughter Judith.
Congratulations to Derek and Cathriona Phelan, Tubberboe, Durrow, on the birth of a daughter Emma.

MONSTER BINGO: A Monster Bingo afternoon with €5,000 in prize money will be held on Sunday 27th November at Mountrath Community School from 3.00pm. All are most welcome.

LAPTOP + COMPUTER SERVICING AND REPAIR: Is your laptop running slow?, full of pop-up ads? and generally frustrating to use? Call Laois Computer Services on (087) 4103520 – Phone 6pm-10pm and 10am-6pm weekends.

YOUTH CHOIR: The Durrow Youth Choir continues on Tuesdays throughout November and December from 4.15pm until 5pm in the FÁS office (building to the right of the Church). Any boys and girls from First class up to the age of 18 are welcome. The choir will be learning different types of song, songs from the musicals, pop songs, carols, gospel etc… The fee is €10 per child until the Christmas break. If you are interested in this please contact Vicky Murphy on (086) 1000230 as places are limited.

RORY O’CONNELL COOKERY DEMONSTRATION: Wednesday 23rd November – Cullohill Community Centre – Rory O’Connell is to return to his native Cullohill on 23rd November to promote the benefits of preventing food waste in a free cookery demonstration, thanks to funding secured by Laois County Council via the EPA’s Local Authority Prevention Network programme and additional support provided by Cullohill Community Council and Cullohill Tidy Towns. Entry to the event is by ticket only and the event is fully subscribed. The event will take place from 7pm until 9pm on Wednesday next in Cullohill Community Centre. Doors will open at 6.30pm and the event will commence at 7pm sharp. A great night is guaranteed and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Cullohill.

CULLOHILL ICA: The Next meeting will be held in Cullohill Community Centre on Tuesday December 6th at 2pm in the afternoon.

WHIST: The next Whist will be held on Thursday, November 24th at 8.30pm in the Parochial House, Cork Rd, Durrow.

SET DANCING CLASSES: Come on down to the Castle Arms Hotel on Monday evenings from 8.30pm until 10pm for Set Dancing Classes. Beginners and advanced levels are all welcome. For more information please contact Declan on (087) 2768680.

CULLOHILL COMMUNITY CENTRE: Progressive 25 Card games are held in the hall every Sunday night at 8.30pm sharp followed by tea and sandwiches. Please support!

BRIDGE: Durrow Bridge Club continue their Bridge Club meetings every Sunday night at 7.45pm in the Presentation Centre, Durrow. The winners on November 2nd were as follows: First – Babe Duggan and Jimmy Ryan; Second – Nora Fitzpatrick and Teresa Phelan; Third – Phil Kingston and Paddy Purcell.

DURROW LIBRARY: Knitters Needed – We are hoping to form a Durrow Knitting Circle based here in the Library. It could just be to meet for a knit and a natter, alternatively if anyone is interested in trying to form a knitting circle for the Knitted Knockers Breast Cancer Organisation we would be happy to facilitate you. Interested parties can get in touch with Lori at (083) 4274714, (057) 8736090 (during Library hours) or to by email.
Storytelling – We are looking for volunteers to read stories to children on Saturdays. If anyone is interested please contact the library.

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

SUPERVISED STUDY: Supervised Study continues every Saturday in the Presentation Centre, Durrow inside Church gates on left. From 9am to 1pm. Places cost only €30 for month of November. Study skills and tuition. Limited availability. Contact Sinead on (087) 9510587.

DANCE LESSONS: Social Dance Lessons will be soon starting on Thursday nights in Abbeyleix Golf Club. For more details call Geraldine (087) 9550646 or P.J. at the Golf Club. All welcome.

SATURDAY MARKET: Midland Cakes by Rita along with Kyle Farm Potatoes AND Fresh Veg are both at the Saturday Market every Saturday morning from 8.30am to 12 noon in the CAIT Centre, beside the Catholic Church in Durrow. Rita makes celebration cakes for all occasions, cupcakes, cookies, scones, breads and standard cakes and these will be available each Saturday. For more information, please phone Rita on (085) 8423201 or Marie on (087) 7742506. Do drop in on Saturdays!

LAOIS WEATHER: Visit online for the latest weather data live from Durrow.

DURROW REMINISCING GROUP: A book with 200 pages of Photographs spanning almost 100 years of Durrow and Cullohill memories including ICA, Hurling, Camogie, Soccer, School to mention but a few. Books for sale €25 each or two for €40. Please text or call Tom on (087) 2936531 or Kathleen on (086) 8263368 for further information.

DURROW TIDY TOWNS: Durrow Tidy Towns is in much need of volunteers for the coming season, if you feel that you would like to get involved in the community, improve your living environment, have your speak on how you would like your town to improve, how you would like your town to shine and how you would like your town to excel, please keep it in mind as we will be looking for volunteers over the coming months, every little bit helps and every new idea lights a spark in a community that will enhance and improve your own living community and your own living environment, Don’t be shy, have your say and get involved! We will issue further notices in the coming weeks.

NEXT NEWSLETTER: The next newsletter will be on sale this weekend December 3rd & 4th. 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.