Running mini-marathon for motor neuron disease research

Golf Classic-There will be a golf classic in Rathdowney Golf Club on Friday June 1 and Saturday June 2. for more information contact Evelyn on 08779194428 or Paul 0868433279.

Golf Classic-There will be a golf classic in Rathdowney Golf Club on Friday June 1 and Saturday June 2. for more information contact Evelyn on 08779194428 or Paul 0868433279.

Tidy Towns -Thursday night cleanup is continuing every week and this week we would like to thank the Cub Scouts who did great work cleaning the Church grounds, Boys School area and Erkindale Drive with us, The Cub Scouts have pledged to help us every week as part of their badge programme. We invite everybody to come along on Thursday night. Litter pickers and refuse sacks are supplied by the Tidy Towns Committee on the night. The work nights are important in our preparation for the Pride of Place Competition. We also ask for residents and businesses to clean outside their premises and put out flowers etc. we thank you for your cooperation.

Lotto-There was no winner of jackpot. Small draw winners were 30 euro Army Paddy 25 euro, Leo Feehan, 20 euro Tommy White. Next draw in Durrow Inn for a possible 7,900 euro. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30 pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot

Fishing-Congratulations to Ian Drennan and Tommy Coffey who fished in the All-Ireland final for Pike Fishing on Saturday May 19. Despite fishing very well both men failed to make the team and will definitely benefit greatly from the experience of fishing in such an competition

Zumba Fitness-There will be a new five week course in Zumba fitness starting on Thursday May 24 from 8.30 pm to 9 pm. This half hour programme is specially designed to increase your fitness, improve your health and loose weight. The venue is the Community Hall Durrow and all are welcome. The course fee is thirty euro and more details can be got by contacting Sarah at 087-7460707.

Square -Further to all local submissions received allied to the legitimate concerns of the members of Durrow Development Forum ,this committee has taken part in further consultations with planning department of Laois County Council and the National Roads Authority. This meeting was facilitated by John Bonham, Chairman of Laois County Council. The revised plans are on display in the local library from May 14,2012.

Mini Marathon-A large number of ladies from the parish and surrounding areas are taking part in the Flora Mini-Marathon on June bank holiday Monday raising much needed funds for Motor Neuron Disease Research. If you are asked to donate a few euro do please be very generous as this charity is a very desirable cause. In the past few years several people in the parish have been diagnosed with this illness and it would be a great help for the research to have extra funds to get a cure/treatment for this illness.

Late Fitzpatrick-The death took place, after a short illness borne with great faith, of Patty Fitzpatrick, Tubberboe, Durrow on May 19, 2012 at her residence. A member of a hugely respected farming family in the parish the late Patty was a wonderful woman, much loved by her family and friends. She will be sadly missed for her friendliness, her chat and most of all her faith. She was predeceased by her husband Michael and is survived by her sons John, Martin, Eamonn, Michael and Liam and her daughter Catriona, brothers, sisters, brother in law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, relatives and a large circle of neighbours and friends. The huge attendance at the wake, removal and burial paid their last respects to a lovely lady and to offer to the Fitzpatrick and Dillon family their hearth felt sympathy. Her remains were removed to the church of the Most Holy Trinity, Durrow on Monday night and on Tuesday morning following Requiem Mass her remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery . May she rest in peace.

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