CONGRATULATIONS to Seamus Stapleton, Erkindale, Durrow, and Siobhan Love, Clough, Castlecomer on their recent marriage.

CULLOHILL ICA: The October meeting will be held Tuesday, 2nd October at 8pm.

LAOIS PPN: Laois Connects – “Promoting Health & Wellbeing” – SOS: Suicide or Survive – A Wellness Workshop is a day for you to take time out and learn a wide range of practical tools and tips that you can use in your everyday life to improve your own wellness. This one-day workshop aims to help you understand and take charge of your own mental health. The workshop is for anyone and everyone as we all have mental health! The Wellness Workshop is in line with Strategic Goals 1 and 3 of Connecting for Life:
Goal 1: To improve the nation’s understanding of, and attitudes to, suicidal behaviour, mental health and wellbeing; Goal 3: To target approaches to reduce suicidal behaviour and improve mental health among priority groups. This programme is run to the highest standards of practice and service delivery and is underpinned by an evaluation framework as required by ‘Connecting for Life’.
Date: Monday 8th October; Venue: Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise; Time: 9am until 5pm. Please note that this is a FREE event. Booking Required as places are limited from Suzanne O’Connor, Laois PPN (057) 8665661 or (086) 7782551 and by email.
Plenary – Laois PPN would like to invite all member organisations to attend our next plenary. We are delighted to have key note speaker John Lonergan in attendance. This will also be a great opportunity to meet and network with other member organisations in the area. Please note that this is a FREE event and all are welcome. Date: Wednesday 3rd October. Venue: Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise. Time: Registration from 7:30pm with the Key Note Speaker Commencing at 8pm sharp. To book your place please contact: Suzanne O’Connor, Laois PPN (057) 8665661 or (086) 7782551 and by email.

PRESENTATION CENTRE: The Presentation Centre beside the Catholic Church is available for hire. For further information please contact Angela on (087) 1928522.

PILATES CLASSES: Classes continue in Cullohill Community Centre on Tuesdays from 1.30pm until 2.30pm. The classes will run until Tuesday, October 23rd. All are welcome.

ZUMBA CLASSES HAVE RESUMED! I would like to welcome you all to my Zumba dance class every Wednesday from 8pm until 9pm in Durrow’s Community Centre, regardless of age, gender or fitness level. Just grab a friend and come join me for an exciting and fun workout like no other. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t tried Zumba yet this class is definitely for you. So come and give it a try as you never know you might enjoy yourself. Class fee €5 per hour. Children go free of charge. Hope to see you soon.

USED CLOTHES COLLECTION: Another Collection is being organised for this October so anyone who wishes to contribute bags of clean clothes can leave them into the Community Hall any morning, Monday to Friday. All in aid of the National Council for the Blind and Durrow Community Centre. Your support will be much appreciated.

ART CLASSES: Adult Art Classes are resuming in the Library in Durrow in the evenings. One class is fully booked already but if you wish make enquiries about another class, please contact Marie on (086) 3136028 Classes are open to all levels, materials provided.

DURROW CHOIR Voicem Daru: Welcome back to our choir after your long hot summer which I hope you enjoyed. We will continue rehearsals every Tuesday evening at 7.30pm in Castle Arms Hotel. I welcome you back and look forward to seeing you all in great voice. The group are preparing for a Coral Festival in Cork in May 2019 so it is very important that every member of this group attend these practice nights. For details, phone Ann (086) 6045409.

ST VINCENT de PAUL DURROW: Contact us, in strict confidence on (087) 1917813.

PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP: The group meets in the Presentation Hall, Durrow on Tuesdays from 9.30am. Any parents, carers, childminders etc… interested in attending with their little people, suitable from baby stage up to pre-school for a play, chat, cuppa and cake are most welcome to attend. For more information contact (086) 3914725.

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

SCOIL RINCE KATRINA: Traditional Irish Dancing Classes for Girls and Boys are held every Monday in Ballyouskill Hall Commencing with Beginners from 5.30pm to 6.30pm and advanced from 6pm to 7.30pm. All ages welcome and for more information please contact (085) 7606866.

LIVE WEATHER INFORMATION: For up-to-date information on rainfall, wind and temperature visit online which includes climate data going back to 2008.

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.

NEXT NEWSLETTER: The next newsletter will be on sale the weekend of October 13th and 14th – weather permitting. 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.