NO JUNK MAIL STICKERS: Fed up of Junk Mail and want to do your bit for the environment – there are now free stickers in Lawlor’s Gala and Ryan’s Daybreak. Pick up yours today and stick them to your letter box! For more updates, click like on the Durrow Tidy Towns Facebook Page.

CASTLEVIEW OPEN FARM: Castle view open Farm, Cullohill is opened for rest of the summer. There are many different breeds of animals and it will be of great interest to young boys and girls. For more details contact (083) 4545595. Eircode for Google Maps: R32 E932

ODIN: Kettlebell Fitness and Sport Classes continue on Fridays in Core Fitness via ODIN Kettlebell Club. Times: 6pm for kids and 7pm for adults. Get fit, tone up, meet new friends and have an option to compete. All ages and fitness levels welcome. For further information go to Facebook ODIN Kettlebell Club or by email to or by phone to (089) 4400758.

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

NEW NUMBER FOR ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: Please note our new phone number (087) 6072617.

ANGLING: Durrow-Cullohill Parish Anglers are holding their last Trout fishing competition for the Paddy Holohan Memorial Cup on Sunday September 15th. Entries taken at Lawlor’s Flower shop from 9.30am with fishing from 10am. The weigh-in will be in the Durrow Inn at 6pm. Usual rules apply.

WEATHER: Visit for up-to-the-minute weather data from Durrow.

COME DINE WITH ME IN BALLINAKILL: Ballinakill Community Development Committee Fundraiser – A call out to the next Darina Allen or Neven Maguire, We are looking for Hosts to hold a “Come Dine with Me” evening on the 14th of September 2019. The Host can invite as many guests as they wish, providing a 3 course meal, each guest pays €35 per person. This event is a BYOB event, the Hosts contribution is the meal they provide. Who knows the amount could even be topped up if your meal is worthy! Funds raised go towards the €13,000 needed as match funding for a Playground in Ballinakill. Girls night in? Boys night in? Family get together? Catch up with Friends? Date night? What better way to FUNdraise! For enquires contact Aoife West on (087) 2722550.

WATER SAFETY IRELAND: Laois Autumn Classes at Portlaoise Leisure Centre begin on the following: Saturday, 21st September from 9am to 10am – Juniors/Students €60 (aged 12 to 15 years). Tuesday 17th, September from 9pm to 10pm – Adults €75, Students (aged 15 +) €60. Booking Essential, call 057-8664058 or email to register. Names can also be given at the desk at Portlaoise Leisure Centre.

LAOIS KAYAK AND CANOE CLUB: Adult and Child Kayaking Courses will be advertised on our Facebook Page during the coming months. There are several courses and bookings are through Eventbrite. Club Events and course information is available online at or visit or alternatively contact: Brian Ogilvie by sending an email to or mobile (086) 1739029.

NEXT NEWSLETTER: The next newsletter will be on sale the weekend of October 5th and 6th 2019 – 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.