Durrow Parish Lotto Results: MONDAY MARCH 28TH: There was no jackpot winner of €2,500. €30: Pat & Mary O’Hara, Dunmore, Durrow, Laois; €25: Eamon Lawlor, Cork Road, Durrow, Laois; €20: Nadine Coffey, Grennan, Attanagh, Laois. MONDAY APRIL 4TH: There was no jackpot winner of €2,650. Numbers: 10, 22, 25 and 28. €30: Mary Monahan, Erkindale, Durrow, Co. Laois; €25: Mary Walsh, Mary Street, Durrow, Co. Laois; €20: Kay Moore, Ballinaslee, Durrow, Laois. MONDAY APRIL 11TH: There was no jackpot winner of €2,800. Numbers: 01, 07, 17 and 20. €30: Michael O’Dea, Rath, Durrow, Co. Laois; €25: Pat Dunne, Cullohill, Co. Laois; €20: Michael Gaughan Jnr, Mary St, Durrow. MONDAY APRIL 18TH: There was no jackpot winner of €2,950. Numbers 02, 09, 11 and 15. €30: Ray Fogarty, Dereen, Durrow, Co. Laois; €25: Carol-Ann Irwin, Dunmore, Durrow, Laois; €20: Darren Shiel, Knockanoran, Durrow, Laois.
Congratulations to John and Caroline Feehan, Derrywood, Durrow on the birth of a son; Congratulations to David and Helena Shortall, Timahoe, also: Mill Road, Durrow on the birth of a daughter; Congratulations to Father Sean O’Doherty, our Parish Priest on his appointment to Canon; Congratulations to Hugh Sheppard and Friends on the launch of the CD “Dawn Over Durrow” at an event held in the Castle Arms Hotel on Friday 8th April. A great night was enjoyed by all in attendance. All proceeds will go to Laois Hospice; Congratulations to Austin Ryan and his Committee on the very successful Vintage Show held in Castle Durrow on Sunday 10th April.
DURROW TIDY TOWN COMMITTEE: Durrow Tidy Town Committee would like to remind everyone that April is National Spring Clean month. Work nights will continue every Thurday and Thursday during this month. Gloves and plastic sacks can be got from the FAS Office in the Computer Centre on any week morning from Monday to Friday. Please come out and help pick the litter on the approach roads to the town and throughout the town.
DURROW COMMUNITY CENTRE: Durrow Community Centre Snooker Club are holding a Cabaret in the Castle Arms Hotel on Saturday 30th April. Music by Soundz Country and tickets €5 each can be purchased from any member of the Snooker Club. There will be a door prize on the night and all proceeds will go towards the refurbishment of the snooker tables.
THIRD LAOIS DURROW SCOUTS: The third Annual Draw for the Scouts will take place on Sunday night in the Castle Arms Hotel. Tickets are still available from any of the Leaders or can be purchased on Sunday night in the hotel. The proceeds of this draw go towards the running costs of the Scouts and helps pay for buses and training of Leaders.
LADIES MINI MARATHON – THE DURROW WALKERS: The form for the marathon is now in The Evening Hearld on Thursdays and Saturdays. Do not delay. Closing date for entry forms is the 29th April 2005. Collection date for race members 24th May 2005 in Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny. The ladies taking part in the marathon are doing it for the Laois Hospice Foundation. So please give generously. Any queries contact Catherine Stapleton 087 6163295.
Sympathy is extended to Dawn Shortall, Mill Road, Durrow on the death of her father; Sympathy is extended to Gerardine Kavanagh, Derry Road, Durrow on the death of her father; Sympathy is extended to Catherine Clancy and family, Fermoyle, Teresa Brophy, Aughmacart, and Margaret Dunphy, Cullohill on the death of their father Seamus Hennessy; Sympathy is extended to Rita Cleary, Durrow and Kathleen Collier, Prospect House, on the death of their Aunt, Sr. Rita Fitzpatrick, late of Errill, who died in Kilkenny recently.
HARPS GAA: The Harps GAA will hold an awards night for the successful Minor Hurlers, Camogie Team and Junior C Football Teams who all won silverware last season. A function will be held on Saturday April 9th in The Castle Arms Hotel. A great night is assured.
SEAN O’BRIEN TO WALK IN PERU FOR THE MS SOCIETY: Local businessman Sean O`Brien, Derry Road, Durrow, has undertaken to walk for ten consecutive days in Peru and to raise €4,650 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The walk will take place in September and Sean will be enlisting the support of everyone in his efforts to raise the money. Please support this great effort by Sean and the MS Society. A special bank account has been set up at the Bank of Ireland, Durrow for donations. Account number is 80766726. Branch Code: 90-17-14.
THE ROAD TO CALVERY 2005: Fr. Hennessy and all who participated in the Passion of Christ Play in St. Tighearnachs Church, Cullohill on Good Friday would like to thank most sincerely everybody who contributed in the many different ways, e.g. Prop, Making, Fas, Choir, Oldtown for their financial contributions towards the cost of the production. O’Connell’s (Sportsman Inn), Deegan’s Centra Urlingford, Michael Mullins Plant Hire, Noel Lalor Mushroom Farm, Oldtown Engineering, Bergins Shell Service Station and MES Ltd., Dereen.
CONFORMATIONS AND COMMUNIONS: Confirmation in the Parish of Durrow and Cullohill will take place on Sunday 17th April 2005 and Communion in Cullohill will take place on Sunday 8th May and in Durrow on Sunday 22nd May.
CASTLE DURROW VINTAGE SHOW: A Vintage Vehicle Show and Auto Jumble will take place in the Castledurrow grounds on Sunday next 10th April. For further information please contact Austin Ryan (086) 8860598.
DAWN CHORUS: A Dawn Chorus meeting will take place in Dunmore Woods on Sunday May 8th at 5.00am. Pat Durkin of Birdwatch Ireland will be the guide. Bring your own flask!
LAOIS COUNTY DEVELOPMENT PLAN: Submissions to email@example.com by Email.
HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES? Durrow Development Forum Ltd., is a progressive and committed voluntary organisation involved in the physical, social, environmental, and economic enhancement of Durrow. Since 1997 we have been at the forefront in the promotion and enhancement of Durrow, completing projects such as the Mill Wheel Amenity area, the Canon Carrigan Amenity area, New Limestone Street Signage, additional Christmas Lighting, the creation of the Leafy Loop walk, the floodlighting and enhancement of the Old Bridge area and the Lord Mayor competition to name by a few.
Due to an interesting and varied programme for future development we are now seeking expressions of interest from local people (male and female) with a view to becoming involved at committee level to ensure completion of projects. If you feel you would like to become involved in our organisation please contact any of the following: Hughie Sheppard (Chairman), Walter Foyle (Secretary), Ann Lannigan (Assistant Secretary) and Mary Walsh (Treasurer). Alternatively you could attend a special information meeting at 9pm on Tuesday May 3rd at Castle Durrow Hotel.
DURROW TIDY TOWNS AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Durrow Tidy Towns Committee will be held on Thursday 28th April at 8.30pm in the Castle Arms Hotel. Representatives from all Residents Associations in the town are invited to attend along with all interested members of the Committee. The support and co-operation of everyone is important to make Durrow a cleaner and better place to live in. We look forward to seeing you on the night. Laois Clean Up Week is from this Monday 25th to Friday 29th April, so we ask everyone to come out and make a special effort each evening this week to pick litter on all approach roads.
THIRD LAOIS DURROW SCOUTS: The Parents and Friends Committee of the Durrow Scouts would like to thank all parents and children who sold tickets for our third Annual Draw. Also all those who sponsored prizes for the draw – The Gandon Inn, Shelly Stokes of Castle Durrow, Seosamh Murphy Castle Arms Hotel, Declan Phelan The Nore Nets, Gearoid Ryan Londis Top Shop, Avonmore and First Ireland Spirits for the Irish Mist. The following are the winners:
First – Jim Dwyer, Durrow – Holiday Voucher €200
Second – Helen Mooney ,Grennan – Golf at Killenard €200
Third – Declan Fennell, Gurteen – Overnight at Gandon Inn
Fourth – Michaela Lawlor, Cork Rd, – Meal for two Castle Durrow
Fifth – Pius Hennessy, Mary St., – Meal for two Castle Arms Hotel
Sixth – Thomas Mooney, Grennan – Red & White Wine
Seventh – Mary Cooper c/o Thorntons – Red & White Wine
Eighth – Bill Mooney, Closaun, Attanagh – Avonmore Hamper
Ninth – Jessica Creegan, Derry Rd., – Avonmore Hamper
Tenth – Aisling Ryan, Swan Cross – Bottle of Tia Maria
Eleventh – Abbey Harding – Bottle of Whiskey
Twelfth – Gerry Dunne, The Course – Bottle of Irish Mist
Thirteenth – Sally Grogan, Derry Rd., Bottle of Irish Mist
Fourteenth – Ken Creegan, Derry Rd., Bottle of Irish Mist
DAWN OVER DURROW: Hughie Sheppard would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the recent night for the launch of our CD for Laois Hospice. There were so many examples of outstanding commitment before and during the event that it is impossible to thank everyone individually. Suffice to say that the response from the community was truly outstanding and everyone involved can feel justifiably proud of their contribution to Laois Hospice.
The financial success of the project is ongoing and now largely dependant on the sale of CDs. These are now for sale in Durrow at Lawlors Gala, Durrow Credit Union, Bob’s Bar, Tommy Walsh, The Stores, Phelans Hardware and Durrow Saturday Market. In Cullohill at Pascal Bergins or from Gerry Murphy. CDs can also be purchased direct from Hughie Sheppard at (086) 8694691 at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.durrowvillage.com for overseas audience. Please remember that every €15 you contribute will go directly to Laois Hospice.
Launch night of “Dawn over Durrow” CD is now available on Video or DVD. Price Video €20
DVD €35. Orders for these can only be placed on receipt of monies. Bookings from Hugh Sheppard.
DURROW COMMUNITY COUNCIL: RE: COUNTY COUNCIL GRAVEYARD AT DURROW: Dumping in this graveyard is strictly prohibited. Anyone caught dumping here will be prosecuted. No Exceptions made. The litter warden will be notified immediately. Fines are substantial. Please bring home with you all waste matter from graves e.g. old wreaths, flowers, weeds, containers, clay, stones and so forth. Remember: Dumping in this graveyard will not be tolerated. You’ve been warned.
CULLOHILL CLEAN UP LAOIS WEEK: April 25th to 29th: Everyone is asked to get out and clean the road sides during this week. All full bags of litter will be collected but definitely no household rubbish. Please do not leave tin cans at the Cullohill Bottle Bank as only aluminium drinks can be recycled.
DURROW SUMMER CAMP 2005: This years Summer Camp which is sponsored by Third Laois Durrow Scout Group will be held at the Old Boy’s School, Durrow from Tuesday 2nd to Friday 12th August for four to ten year old boys and girls. Application forms will be given out through the schools in Durrow and Cullohill during the coming week. For more information please contact Angela Drennan on (0502) 36419 or Mary Walsh on (0502) 36327. Thank You.
BROADBAND FOR DURROW CAMPAIGN: The campaign is now at an end and many names have been gathered. Digiweb have declared an interest in providing Durrow and Cullohill with a broadband service, subject to grant aid from the Government. It is hoped that this application will be successful and that our community will have a broadband service by the end of this year. This campaign has been run by Durrow Development Forum in partnership with Laois Leader, The Midland Regional Authority, Laois County Council and Digiweb. For more information on Digiweb, please visit www.digiweb.ie and select the wireless product. Thank you to everyone who expressed an interest in this campaign. We do hope that it is delivered. More news later.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: The relatives of the late Ellen Sullivan of Cullohill Village would like to express their sincere thanks to all those who attended her removal, Mass and internment. Thanks also to all who sent Mass Cards, messages of sympathy and floral tributes. A special word of gratitude to Fr. Tobin, the doctors and nurses and all her neighbours and friends who made such a huge effort to help and care for her in so many ways during her illness. We trust that this acknowledgement will be accepted as a token of our sincere appreciation. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for the intentions of all.
THANK YOU: Thank you to the fifty one people from Durrow and Cullohill who supported the Parish Retreat in Peace in Christ recently at Kilkenny.