The Cuisle Centre sincerely thanks all who helped with and donated to the recent church gate collection.
Laois Walks Festival
Tues, 14 July Grade B • 9 km • 2½ hours Woodland walk through part of the Castle Durrow estate once owned by Lord Ashbrooke. Meet at Capponellan Woods Car Park 7pm
Sun, 12 July Grade B • 12 km • 2½ hours stroll along the Gattabawn loop. Meet: Mackey’s Pub, Gattabawn 2.30pm Fri, 24 July Grade A • 12 km • 3 hours take in the Stunning panoramic views across several counties. Meet at the Cullahill Community Centre 7pm
Mid Summer cycle
South Laois Tourism & Ossory Cycling Club staged the 90k Mid Summer Cycle Challenge on Sunday, June 21. Starting from the Square Durrow at 10am the tour continued through Cullahill, Rathdowney, Clough, Ballacolla, Ballinakill, Ballyouskill (where refreshments were had in the Wheel Inn) Ballyragget, Lisdowney, Gathabawn and concludes back in Durrow. There was a BBQ at finish in Decs Bar Durrow. A 20k Family cycle started at 11am. This spin left the square Durrow and continued through Cullahill, the Five Cross roads to Supermac’s Junction 3 Ballacolla where refreshments will be provided before returning to Durrow via Harveys Cross and the Woodenbridge .This event which was part of National Bike Week.
The Parish lotto with a jackpot of €2,200 was not won. Winner of €30 Terence Jacob, €25 Ann Lanigan and €20 Sean Brophy. The Lotto will be held on June 29 in Durrow Inn, Durrow with a possible jackpot of €2,500. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30 pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot.
ARTS & CRAFTS Exhibition
Durrow Scarecrow Arts’ n’ Crafts Exhibition & Sale will take place from 26th July to 3rd August in Durrow Community Centre. Space is limited, therefore please let organisers know soon as possible if you intend to exhibit this year. A short Artist Statement is required for publicity purposes. Further information available directly from Mary Dowling at (087) 2200199 or to firstname.lastname@example.org by email.
Durrow/Cullohill Parish anglers held a Pike Fishing competition for the Con Geoghegan Memorial Cup on Sunday June 14. The winner was David Walsh, 2nd Pat Dunphy and 3rd was Tommy Coffey.
On Sunday June 28 they are holding a Trout fishing competition for the Mick Monahan Memorial Cup. On Sunday July 12 they are holding another competition, full details later. All members will receive “text” message during the week of the competition with all details.
Get your camera out and take photographs to enter in the Annual Photography Competition run in conjunction with the Festival. Senior winner will receive the Joe Brophy Memorial Cup and the Juveniles will receive the Durrow Development Forum Trophy.
For more details please contact Andrew Walsh 0863791904 for all the rules and relevant information.
DURROW TIDY TOWNS
All flower beds have been planted in the town area and the Welcome to Durrow signs and the flower pouches are on the lamp posts. We appeal to residents to help by watering any flowers on lamp posts or any flower beds near you. We also ask residents to put out hanging baskets and window boxes on your premises and help by keeping your area clean and litter free. Judging in the National Tidy Towns competition commenced on 1st June and it is important to have Durrow looking good when the judges call.
We appreciate your continued help and support