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In Pictures: Glorious Castle Durrow hosts Laois PPN over-55s event

In the grounds of the stunning Castle Durrow, and guided by the head gardener Bart Howard, Laois Public Participation Network (PPN) hosted an ‘Autumn Blooms’ event for their members in the 55+ age group on Friday September 25.

Attendees at the “Autumn Blooms” event were given a guided tour of the wonderful gardens at Castle Durrow, in Durrow, which form part of the Laois Garden trail, followed by a full afternoon tea service.

The event was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended, with members expressing their thanks to Laois PPN for organising a great day.

Dan Bergin, Laois PPN Resource Worker said: “Laois PPN recognise the significant contribution that this age group makes in their communities.

“They form the back bone of so many of the nearly 600 Community Groups registered with Laois PPN”.

All groups registered with Laois PPN are given the opportunity to attend Laois PPN events.

Any group wishing to join Laois PPN can do so by completing the application on the Laois PPN website.

Photographer Michael Scully was also there to capture some great images.

Check them out below:

Head Gardener, Bart Howard, and Laois PPN Resource worke, Dan Bergin, at the “Autumn Blooms” tour and Afternoon Tea at Castle Durrow – Photo Michael Scully.
Head Gardener, Bart Howard, at the start of the “Autumn Blooms” tour and Afternoon Tea at Castle Durrow- Photo Michael Scully.
Head Gardener, Bart Howard, speaks at the “Autumn Blooms” tour and Afternoon Tea at Castle Durrow- Photo Michael Scully.
Head Gardener, Bart Howard, with a group of visitors at the “Autumn Blooms” tour and Afternoon Tea at Castle Durrow- Photo Michael Scully.
Head Gardener, Bart Howard, with a group of visitors at the “Autumn Blooms” tour and Afternoon Tea at Castle Durrow- Photo Michael Scully.
Head Gardener, Bart Howard, with visitors at the “Autumn Blooms” tour and Afternoon Tea at Castle Durrow- Photo Michael Scully.
Tom and Phil Geoghegan admiring the flowers – Photo Michael Scully.
Head Gardener, Bart Howard, leads the “Autumn Blooms” tour and Afternoon Tea at Castle Durrow – Photo Michael Scully.
Head Gardener, Bart Howard, speaking at the “Autumn Blooms” tour and Afternoon Tea at Castle Durrow – Photo Michael Scully.
Head Gardener, Bart Howard, leads the “Autumn Blooms” tour and Afternoon Tea at Castle Durrow – Photo Michael Scully.
Maureen Culleton and Noeleen Carroll – Photo Michael Scully.
Anne Sands, Betty Brophy, Marie Walsh and Ann Dowling- Photo Michael Scully.
Head Gardener, Bart Howard, leads the “Autumn Blooms” tour and Afternoon Tea at Castle Durrow – Photo Michael Scully.
Head Gardener, Bart Howard, leads the “Autumn Blooms” tour and Afternoon Tea at Castle Durrow- Photo Michael Scully.
Head Gardener, Bart Howard, leads the “Autumn Blooms” tour and Afternoon Tea at Castle Durrow – Photo Michael Scully.
Paddy Bergin, Michael Bourke, Peader Cleary ,Deirdre and Paul Maher – Photo Michael Scully.
Betty and John Brophy and Eddie Dowling – Photo Michael Scully.
Oonagh and Gary Luttrell – Photo Michael Scully

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.