17th/18th July, 1999 – Price: 30p

Durrow Parish Newsletter

Compiled by The Durrow Scouts

Thoughts for the day

Work is not the thing that makes you old and tired and grey. It’s the little cares that press about you every day. It’s the pinprick worries that annoy you and depress, robbing you of zest and youth, of health and happiness. Kill them at the very start. Turn them out of mind and heart.


Wait before you wonder what tomorrow may unfold.
Wait before you worry what the future days may hold.
Live in hope and confidence. By nothing be depressed.
Then you’ll draw unto yourself the good things and the best.


Durrow Carnival Weekend – Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th

The build up to the carnival will commence on Tuesday 20th July, with the 1st rounds of the Pub Soccer Tournament for the Tommy Brophy Memorial Cup. First match will be played at 7.30 pm between Lennon’s and Durrow Inn. 2nd match at 8.00 pm between Nore Nets and Jack Phelans. 3rd match at 8.30 pm between Cashins and Gerris.

Semi-final on Tuesday 22nd July, commencing at 7.30 pm with the  Castle Arms against Lennons or Durrow Inn. 8.00 pm Cashins or Gerris against Nore Nets or Jack Phelans.

Final on Saturday 24th July at 7.30 pm.

All matches at Lions Club grounds, Cork Road, Durrow. Admission £1.


On Saturday 24th July Durrow Carnival Grand Reunion Dance in the Castle Arms Hotel. Music by Smithereens Showband. Durrow Carnival Queen will be chosen on the night. Happy hour 10 – 11 pm. Bar extension. Re-live the excitement of the 60’s and 70’s. Visit nostalgia corner – old showband posters, pictures and memorabilia of Durrow Carnival. A night not to be missed.


On Carnival Sunday, 25th July, Radio 3 will be doing a live link up from the reviewingstand on the square, covering all the activities and focusing in on the parade. so do come along and join in all the fun and frolics on the square and have your requests played on the radio.



Congratulations to David Kenna, Derry Road, Durrow and Karen Hallogan, Carlow on their marriage this weekend.

Congratulations to Ann Marie Kelly, Graiguevoice, Cullohill and colum Curran, Gowran, on their recent marriage.

Congratulations to Terrance Jacob and Fiona Fogarty, Newtown, on their recent marriage.

Congratulations to Liam bourke, who won the Leinster Long puck U/14 final when he represented Laois on Leinster Final Sunday in Croke Park.

Congratulations to Joan Mahony, Gurteen on graduating with an hons. Degree in Radiography recently.


Cullohill I.C.A. 

Cullohill I.C.A. held their meeting recently in the Community Centre. Votes of sympathy was passed with Michael Bourke (postman) on the tragic death of his aunt and uncle in a fire in England, and to Mary Bergin on the death of her Aunt, Sr. Josepha in England, and the Lennon family on the death of their Aunt.

Three members volunteered to co-operate with the Walsh management team in their survey. The Parish Pilgrimage to Knock is on Tuesday July 27th. No meeting in August. Next meeting on September 7th, D.V.


Progressive 25 Results

Sunday 4th July: 1st-Paddy Delaney & Martin Mahoney, 2nd-Jack Mooney & Peter Kennedy, Patty Fitzpatrick & Ann Fitzpatrick.

Other winners: Pierce & Ann Fitzpatrick, Mick McLoughlin & Joe Fanning, Paddy Sullivan & Pat O’Sullivan.

Raffle winners: 1st- Una Holahan, 2nd- Paddy Dunphy, 3rd- Bridie Quinn.

Sunday 11th July: Joint 1st- Bill Walsh & Paddy Dunphy, Una Holoha & Helen Holland. Joint 2nd- Rita McEvoy & Molly Dollard, Patty & Ann Fitzpatrick.

Other winners: Tom & Julia Ferns, Anthony & Margaret Phelan, Nooreen Ryan and Bridie Brophy.

Raffle winners: 1st-Margaret Delahunty, 2nd-Margaret Kealy, 3rd- Madge Brennan.

Jackpot on Sunday 18th – £270


For Sale

Heywood School Books for 2nd and 3rd year Students. Contact 36415


Durrow Parish Lotto

Monday 5th july: No Jackpot winner. Numbers: 9-10-16

£20 won by Noel Dunne, Dunmore and Anthony Phelan, Gloshare. £10 won by Mai Bowe, Capponellan, Durrow.

Monday 12th July: No Jackpot winner. Numbers: 13-22-29

£20 won by Sean Kavanagh, Cork Road, Durrow and Mick Kenna, Erkindale Drive, Durrow.

Next draw on Monday 19th July in Cashin’s Bar. Jackpot – £800.


Castle Arms Hotel

Carnival weekend Entertainment –

Friday 23rd July – San Bernadino – Old Time Dancing

Saturday 24th July – Barney and the Rug Rats in the ballroom at 3 pm.

Grand carnival Reunion Dance, music by Smithereens Showband. Admission £5

Sunday 25th July – Ruby Tuesday, Tribute Band to The Rolling Stones followed by Carnival Disco.


Lions Youths Soccer

Anyone interested in playing on the youths team should contact Johnathon Walsh at 36327, within the next week. you don’t have to be from Durrow to join.

Note: The Pub Soccer Semi-Finals is on Thursday 22nd July not Friday 23rd as on Carnival Poster.


Harps Camogie Club

Harps Junior A Camogie team were beaten by a strong Camross team in Mountrath on Sunday last. As this was their first game in Junior A they tried hard to play well.

Harps Camogie u/12 and younger camogie players travelled to Lisdowney on Friday 8th July to play in a 7-a-side blitz. teams also taking part were from Ballyragget, Lisdowney, the Emeralds (Urlingford).

The Harps contested in three different divisions. Division 1 and Division 2 teams had 3 games to play to reach finals. The U/10’s played one game and won their game by beating Ballyragget. Division 2 played The Emeralds in the final, these also won their game.

After thinking the three Harps teams were presented with medals. Thanks is extended to Margaret Kenna, St Fintan’s Tce, Durrow, for inviting the camogie players to this blitz. Thanks also for the refreshments supplied.

The teams were as follows:

Division 1 – Cathy Walsh, Aine Mahony, Eireann Dunne, Zara Delaney, Carol Cleary, Aisling Phelan, Joan Dollard.

Division 2 – Bronagh Bergin, Aisling Saunders, Aine Saunders, Helen Spencer, Margaret Prior, Marie Brophy, Michelle Fitzpatrick.

Division 3 – Emily Delahunty, Catherine Dollard, Yvonne Delahunty, Aine Kilbride, Paula Madden, Sharon Fitzgerald, Breda Cunningham, CAPT; Eilish Delaney, Lorraine Delahunty, Irene Delaney, Elaine Maher, Joanne Prior, Reshenda Delahunty.

Congratulations to Aine Mahony who was presented with the “Girl of the match”.


Montessori school

Opening at Beechview, Glosha Road, Rathdowney on the 16th August 1999. open day for parents on the 7th August from 2.00 – 6.00 pm. for further information please contact Jacqueline Bowe at 0505-46001 or mobile 088-2702473.


Thank you

Thanks to Radio 3 for their visit to Cullohill and thanks to all the amature broadcasters who did so well. Thanks also to Camross childrem’s band for their music.


Our Lady’s Meadow p.s

A reminder to all parents to sell Lotto tickets during the holidays. Tickets can be collected and given in to the Post Office every Monday and on the August Bank Holiday weekend on Tuesday. Your support is needed.


Ballinakill Swimming Pool

Swim Week at Ballinakill Swimming Pool will be held from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd July. Fee £5 for the 5 days. Hours: 11-12 noon & 12 – 1 pm daily. Anyone wishing to take part in Swim week please give your names at the pool or contact 33373 or 33428 beforehand if possible.

Opening hours as usual in afternoon and evening – 2.30 – 5.30 pm and 6.30 – 8.30 pm Admission: Adults – £2 and Children – £1. Group booking at special rate.


Durrow Carnival Weekend
Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th July

Friday 23rd

7.00 pm Semi-final of Pub Soccer
7.30 pm Rory O’Moore Pipe Band
7.30 – 9.30 pm Open Air Disco for young children
10-12 pm Disco in badminton Hall
6.00 – 11.30 pm Trout Fishing Competition Weigh in 11.30 pm

Saturday 24th

1.30 pm Junior Sports on The Green
2 – 6 pm Camera Club Exhibition
3 pm Barney & The Rugrats in The Castle Arms Hotel
6.30 pm Final of School Boys Soccer
7.30 pm Final of Pub Soccer
9.30 pm Grand Carnival reunion Dance with the Smithereens Showband
Selection of Carnival Queen – Admission £5 – Tea and Sandwiches served

Sunday 25th

2 – 6 pm Camera Club Exhibition
10 am – 6 pm Trout fishing Competition. Weigh in 6 pm
2.30 pm Carnival parade featuring: Floats – Adult & Children’s Fancy dres, with prizes – Giant Puppet, Street Theatre – Pipe Band – Lord Mayor & Carnival Queen.
3.15 pm Streetwise present – Webster & Browne
Double Trouble – fire Juggling – Stillwalking acts
4 pm Drag Queen – Fancy Dress Judging
Side attractions include: Radio 3 Mobile unit, Fortune Teller (Madam Lee), country Market.
5.30 pm Duck Race
7 – 10 pm Beat on The Green, Two Live Bands Performing,
7 – 8.30 pm Blue Monday
8.30 – 10 pm N.V.