Durrow has been judged in the Laois County Council federation Inter County Litter Challenge over the past three months. In June our results were 96% July 100% and August 98%. Those were the highest marks awarded in the Large Towns category which included Portarlington, Borris-in-Ossory Abbeyleix Mountrath Stradbally and Durrow. The judges found the town and approach roads very clean and litter free except for some cigarette butts in places. Prizes will be presented at an Environmental Awards night in County Hall in early September. Great credit must go to all who worked so hard over the Summer months planting cleaning etc. and those who kept outside their homes and business premises clean and litter free and to the FAS team for their help.
The annual pilgrimage to Knock organized by Durrow Legion of Mary will take place on Sunday September 30. Bus will leave the Church car park Durrow at 9.00 am. Contact Donal Bowe for further information.
PARENT AND TODDLER
Little Oaks Parent and Toddler group is returning on September 4. The group meet on Tuesday mornings at 10 am. In Presentation Centre for more details contact Alison 0872491779.
The Senior Citizens annual day trip takes place on Saturday September 1. the trip will be to New Ross Co Wexford and will include a river cruise where lunch will be served and then on to a guided tour of the Dunbrody Famine Ship. The bus will leave at 10 am approx and return after 6 pm. Places on the tour are filling up quickly and as they are limited it is advisable to book now. 20 euro per person is required at booking and this will guarantee your place. The balance of the cost is being met by The Community Council committee. For any enquiries or booking please contact Debbie Stapleton 0874192077 or Mary Walsh 0863055157.
There was no jackpot winner. Winners of small draw were. 30 euro Maeve Thornton, 25 euro Doran Kids c/o Mick Dunphy Rath Durrow. 20 euro Roisin Phelan. Next draw for a possible 2350 euro will be held in Lennon’s Bar. Tickets must be handed in by 9.30 on night of draw to be included in draw.
Durrow/Cullohill parish anglers are holding a pike fishing competition for the O’Duinn cup on Sunday Next August 26. For more details of this competition please contact the secretary Michael Walsh at 0851080455.
The third Laois Durrow Scouts and Ventures had a very successful 10 day trip in South of France. Activities included canoeing, rafting, white water rafting, accrorock, rock climbing and mountain hiking. They also had two day trips one to Cap dAge and to the French markets in Maliu. A great time was had by all. Registration night for the new scouting year will be held on Friday September 7. Insurance for the year is 45 euro and due on registration night. Looking forward to meeting you all there. Weekly meetings will recommence on Friday September 14. In October we will have our new second Beaver and Cub sections up and running. We will be in touch with all on the waiting list in early September. Thanks to all who have volunteered to take on the roll of Scouter in these sections we will be in touch soon. Looking forward to another year of Scouting
HIGH NELLIE CYCLE
There will be a cycle on old style High Nelly bicycles, visiting the Irish Fly Fishing and Game shooting Museum in Attanagh on Wednesday August 22 at 7.30pm. Meeting at The Old Bridge, Durrow/ Contact Bobby Campion, Durrow High Nelly Club at 087 616 5484 for more.
WILDLIFE ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP
Learn how to draw Irish wildlife with author and illustrator Gordon Darcy. Workshops for children aged from eight to 12 years. Booking required. This takes place in Durrow Library on Friday August 24 at 11am.