1. 16th/17th January, 1999. Price: 30p

Durrow Parish Newsletter

Compiled by The Durrow Scouts

Thoughts for the day

Wishes will not lead you to the things that you would possess.
Wishes will not bring to you the prizes of success.
But work and faith will get you where you want to be.
Effort and determination spell properity.


Make an adventure of all that you do,
Do it with humour and Zest,
Looking at life from the broad point of view,
Giving your utmost and best.


Durrow Community Council

Will host the Senior Citizens Party on Sunday 21st February in The Castle Arms Hotel. Invitations will be issued prior to the party.


Durrow Community services

are holding the Annual Parish Supper Dance in the Castle Arms Hotel on Friday 26th Feb ruary. It is hoped that this dance will be well supported by the community. the proceeds from the night will go towards the running expenses of the FÁS Scheme, which is of enormous benefit to both Durrow and Cullohill. Tickets at £6 each will be on sale during the month of February.


Cullohill ICA

resumes meetings on Tuesday 2nd of February after candles mass.


French Students

Host Families wanted for French students for two week periods in April, July and August. If you have children in the 13 – 17 year age group and are interested in accomodating French Students, contact Margaret Tobin – Telephone 36608 for further details.


Durrow Development Forum

are hosting the 1999 Lyrics Board Competition 2nd round will be held on Friday January 22nd in the Nore Nets. Competing teams are: The Nore Nets, Ladies Club and Scouts. 3rd round on Thursday 28th January in the Castle Arms Hotel.



Congratulations to William and Deirdre Walsh on the birth of their daughter.
Congratulations to John and Mary Clear on the birth of their daughter.
Congratulations to Brian Walsh and Noeleen Cooney on their engagement
Congratulations to Colin Mullins and Amanda English on their recent engagement in England.
Congratulations to Kevin Dollard on celebrating his 21st birthjday recently.
Congratulations to John Dollard on celebrating his 21st Birthday.
Congratulations to Eileen Shiel, Ann Marie Deegan and Mariea Clancy on celebrating their 21st birthday recently.
Congratulations to Michael and Ailish O’Dea on the birth of their triplets, all girls, in the Rotunda Hospital Dublin, on Sunday 3rd January, sisters for Michelle (3 years on Jan 25th) and Kaarina (1 and half years).
Congratulations and best wishes to Teresa Delahunty on being selected as the Lady Captain for the coming year in rathdowney Golf Club. Also congratulations to Kay Muldowney who is the incoming Lady President for the year.



For Sale Kitchen Table and 6 Chairs. Contact 086 8212137


Scout News

A trip to the Watergate Theatre to see the pantomime “Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves” is arranged for Friday 22nd January for all Cubs and Scouts Group A (younger Scouts). The bus will leave the presentation centre at 7 pm. If children want to bring goodies please have them with you before coming to the centre. The bus will return at 7pm approx.

Uniforms available: two Scout uniforms (Navy) are for sale second hand. Contact Angela Drennan.


Cullohill Youth Club

Cullohill Youth Club re-commenced on Friday last after th eChristmas break. It will continue at 8.30 – 10 pm sharp every Friday in the Community Centre.
The youth club went on a trip to the new cinema in Kilkenny before Christmas. It was enjoyed by all.


Durrow Credit Union

Results of members Christmas draw:

1st prize £100 – Margaret Donohue, Derry Road, Durrow
2nd Prize £50 – Casey Drennen, 23 Erkindale Drive, Durrow
3rd Prize £25 – Bridget Traynor, 1 Erkindale Drive, Durrow
4th Prize £25 – Mary Monohan, 31 Erkindale Drive, Durrow

The Credit Union Schools Quiz 1999 will be held on friday 22nd January in Cullohill NS at 8 pm. Teams from Our Lady’s Meadow PS Durrow, Ballacolla and Cullohil NS will take part on the night.


Heywood Community School

Heywood Community School will have enrolment for a wide variety of Adult Education courses on Monday 18th January between 7 pm and 9.30 pm. A brochure outlining the huge range of courses is available from the usual outlets and the school. You can also phone the school at 0502-33333 for details.

Heywood Community School Special Draw – Over 20,000 in prizes.

The Prize includes:

  1. Citreon Xsara car (£13,000)
  2. 3,000 cash
  3. 2,000 cash
  4. Holiday (portlaoise Travel)
  5. 250 cash (Intosport)
  6. 1,000 Litres Oil (Avonmore)
  7. Weekend for two in Daniel O’Donnell’s Hotel in Kincashlagh, Donegal
  8. Four prizes of £100 each.

Tickets cost £20 each, available from the school and the parents committee. Please support when you are approached.


Glass/Bottle Bank

The Glass and Bottle Bank in Church Carpark has been removed and will not be returned to Durrow due to household rubbish and nappies being dumped in in the container. It is sad to see some people have taken advantage of the container and so loosing the facility for the people of Durrow.


The Lions Soccer Club

The Lions Soccer Club are holding a Table Quiz in Lennon’s Lounge Bar on friday 29th January at 9 pm. Teams of four £10. Your support will be appreciated. A good nights fun assured.


Cullohill N.S

The 5th & 6th class children raised over £700 in a spellathon for the people of Honduras. The Christmas school play raised over £500. Altogether they raised over £1000 for honduras. Well done to all concerned.


Durrow Parish Lotto

Results for Monday 21st December: No Jackpot winner. No’s: 10-11-28

£20 each to Mick Dunphy and Sean Tierney. £10 to Breda Kelly.

The Christmas raffle was held on the night with 25 prizes. List of winners in all shops.

Monday 11th January: No Jackpot winner. No’s: 5-11-20

£20 each to Sinead Casey and Susan Meegan. £10 Lar Dunphy.

Next draw in The Durrow Inn on Monday 18th January. Jackpot £1,100.


Cullohill Comunity Centre

Progressive 25 results

Sunday 3rd January:

1st Prize: Bill Walsh & Paddy Dunphy

2nd Prize: Donal Deegan & Martin Gorman

Joint 3rd: Billy Kirby & Martin Gorman, Jack Mooney & Peter Kennedy, Peter Coffey & Fr L. Dunphy

Raffle winners: Eddie Walsh, Elaine Dollard and Peter Kinane.

Money back game: Tom and Margaret Kealy, Eamon Fitzpatrick & Eddie Walsh.

Sunday 10th January:

1st Prize: Joe Fanning & Mick McLoughlin (13 games)

2nd Prize: John Dollard & Pat Bowden, Tom Kenny & Donal Deegan.

Money back game: Bill Walsh & Paddy Dunphy, Eddie Dooley & Paddy Mooney.

Raffle winners: Mary Walsh, Elaine Dollard, Edward Dooley.

Jackpot now £150 for 14 games. Cards continue in the centre every Sunday night.

Badminton: every Wednesday night 9 pm in Community centre.


Aerobic Class

Aerobic Classes for everyone for the New Year, get fit and healthy for 1999. Classes starting next Monday night, 18th January, in Cullohill Community Centre for all. Please bring a towel for the floor work. Classes from 9 pm – 10 pm.


Walsh’s Videos

 Latest: Godzilla, 6 Days 7 nights. From 25th Jan: The Object of My Affection and Ginger Bread Man. Lots of childrens videos in stock.


Retirement Function

To mark the retirement of Garda John Cleary, Ballinakill Garda Station, who has retired from An Garda Siochana after almost 32 years service a function will be held in the Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow, on Friday 29th January 1999.

Tickets available from Garda Liam Foley.


Durrow and District Camera Club

The clubs two main end of year competitions , “The Photographer of the Year”  & “The Print of the Year” awards took place in the club premises on Monday 14th December . The Photographer of the Year was won by Martin Walsh, with Breda Kelly as runner up. Martin was presented with the Joe Brophy Memorial Cup by Mrs Mary Brophy. The Print of the @Year was won by Pat Farrell, Terence Smeaton was runner up. Pat was presented with the Civil Defense Shield by Seamus Clancy. Alf Harvey was the Judge for both competitions. Mrs Brophy was presented with a bouquet of flowers by the club chairman Eugene Meegan, who thanked her for her attendance every year. Thanks was also extended to Mary Walsh and Seamus Clancy for their support.   

Previous Results:

Photographer of the Year

  • 1990 – Eugene Meegan
  • 1991 -Pat Farrell
  • 1992 -Eugene Meegan
  • 1993 – Pat Farell
  • 1994 – Martin Walsh
  • 1995 – Martin Walsh
  • 1996 – Pat Farrell
  • 1997 – Breda Kelly
  • 1998 – Martin Walsh


Print of the Year

  • 1990 – Breda Kelly
  • 1991 –  Paul cashin
  • 1992 – Liam Donohue
  • 1993 –  Eugene Meegan
  • 1994 -Joan Ryan
  • 1995 – Joan Ryan
  • 1996 – Eugene Meegan
  • 1997 – Martin Walsh
  • 1998 – Pat Farrell


Lions Soccer Club

The Lions Soccer Club