20th / 21st June 1998.          Price 30p




Keep Your Promises.

always keep your promises if you would keep your friends. keep your word no matter what the cost. Confidence is not restored by making swift amends. It’s hard to win back trust when once it’s lost. Don’t make idle promises. Make sure that you can see just how you’re going to do the things you say. once you give  your word you are committed morally and having started must go all the way.


The Mystery

Why one and one alone in all the world should mean so much and cause the heart to miss a beat by glance or word or touch. Why one and not another has the power to cast a spell of magic over everything is something none can tell. nobody can guess the answer, clever though they be. For no mere man has yet unraveled Love’s sweet mystery.



A carpentry training course has been completed by the FAS employees in Durrow / Cullohill. A number of picnic tables and seats were made and sold, a number of window boxes have been made and some are still available for purchase. Anyone wishing to buy some can contact the FAS Office, Boys School, Durrow.



A sponsored walk in aid of the Daniel O’Donnell Romanian Orphanage Appeal Fund is being organised locally and will take place on Sunday 28th June, commencing at 2.00 p.m. from the Church Car Park, Durrow. There is a choice of an 8 km or 4 km walk through woodlands. There will be water stations at various points along the walk and the Civil Defence will be on standby.

Proceeds from the walk will be presented to Daniel O’Donnell on the night of his Concert in Heywood Community School on Saturday 11th July.

Sponsorship cards are available from Mary Walsh, Erkindale Drive, Durrow or Anne Vaugh, Tinweir, Durrow. Please ask your friends to join you in raising money for this worthy cause.

Remember Sunday 28th June. It is fast approaching so get your sponsorship card now.



Daniel O’ Donnell in Concert at Heywood Community School on Saturday 11th July at 8.00 p.m. Tickets at £16.50 available from the school.

Summer Job Scheme (3rd Level Students). Vacancies in Heywood C.S. Participants in the aforementioned scheme should have secured ST 29/6 Form. Names to the Secretary before Tuesday 23rd June.


CONGRATULATIONS to Harold and Sheila Lawlor, Bridge Gardens, Durrow, on celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary last weekend.

CONGRATULATIONS to Sean Moore, Cannonswood, Cullohill, who celebrated his 21st Birthday recently.




Cullohill I.C.A. Guild thank all who came on their outing to the Concert in aid of Laois Arts Centre Building Fund at the Hazel Hotel. Everyone enjoyed themselves. Nancy Phelan won a weekend in any Whites Hotel in Ireland and Mary Quinn won a Hamper, congrats ladies.



Two places have come vacant on the local FAS Community Employment Scheme. Applications are invited and can be made to the local FAS Office, Boys School, Durrow. Phone 0502-36376.


FOR SALE – Sets of Clothesline Poles, Winches, Pulleys etc. Contact: Sean Doyle, Granstown, Ballacolla. Phone No. 0502 – 34089.

FOR SALE – Blackcurrants, good value, orders taken. Phone 32159 from 2 – 10 p.m.


CONGRATULATIONS to Sean Dunphy, Oldtown Cullohill and Margaret Hennessy, Crosspatrick, Galmoy, on their recent engagement.



“Just a line to say I’m living
That I’m not among the dead
Though I’m getting more forgetful
And mixed up in the head.
I’ve got used to my arthritis,
To my dentures I’m resigned,
I can cope with my bi-focals,
But ye Gods – I miss my mind.
Sometimes I can’t remember
When I’m standing by the stair,
If I should be going up for something,
Or have just come down from there.
And before the fridge so often,
My mind is full of doubt,
Now did I put some food away,
Or come to take some out?
So remember I do love you,
And wish that you lived near,
And now it’s time to post this,
And say goodbye, my dear.
At last I stand beside the post box,
And my face – it sure is red.
Instead of posting this to you
I’ve opened it instead.”



June Top Titles : Tommorrow Never Dies, Seven Years in Tibet, Fools Rush In and many other titles. Bookable by Phone – 36411.


SYMPATHY is extended to the Murphy family, Dunmore, Durrow, on their recent bereavement.


COPIES OF NEWSLETTER will be available at Walsh’s Newsagents, Carrigan St. Durrow, from this weekend.




On Saturday 23rd May our Cub Scout Group set off on an early trip to Lough Dan, Co. Wicklow. After a long journey but some beautiful scenery we finally reached our destination. We took part with several other Cub groups from all over the country in various activities for National Cub Day. At lunchtime we were entertained by a clown, but the highlight of the day was the water slide where everyone got wet and muddy, but happy.

We set off home late in the afternoon and all cubs got goodie packs for their efforts. An enjoyable day was had by all.

On Friday last Cub Group B spent a very enjoyable evening in Dunne’s Nurseries. They were taken through the gardens under the guidance of Martin Dunne, who answered all their questions and to their delight, let them see the water sprays in action. The group, including leaders, were shown how to pot a plant and were delighted to be able to take them home. We would like to thank Dunne’s Nurseries and Martin for all his help and patience.



A meeting will be held in the Presentation Centre on Wednesday 24th June at 8.00 p.m. regarding the setting up of a Community Playgroup. It is important that all parents of Pre-School children attend.



Progressive 25 Winners

Sunday 7th June – 1st Donal Bowe & D. Bowe. Shared 2nd Fr. Larry Dunphy & W. Tone and Rita McEvoy & Molly Dollard. Raffle: Fr. Larry Dunphy and Paddy lalor.

Sunday 14th june – 1st Bridie Quinn & Madge Brennan. Shared 2nd Willie Tone & John Bowden, Jim Duggan & Watt Delahunty and Donal Bowe & D. Bowe. Raffle: Billy Bergin & Madge Brennan

The Harps Camoige Club committee thank everyone who supported the Card Game and due to popular demand the cards will continue for the next two weekends on Sunday nights at 9.00 p.m. sharp.



The main event of the ladies golfing year was held last weekend – The Lady Captains’ Prize. The Lady Captain, Marion Holland, after a lot of hard work leading up to her day, was delighted to see some fine weather for all those competing for her prize.

Two local ladies were in the lead after the first day – Stephanie Phelan and Eileen Dowling, but were defeated by another local lass on the final day with a wonderful score. Also coming from behind with another good score to take second place, a lady from Tubberboe. Lady Captain Marion was delighted to see her beautiful prize go back to Cullohill to a very competitive player winning by 4 shots.

Results: 1st Bernie Delahunty, 2nd Marie Phelan, 3rd Stephanie Phelan. Best 36 Handicap – Theresa Delahunty. Best Qualifier – Eileen Dowling.

Mens Evening Competition was won by John Delahunty.




Best of luck to the Harps U/14 Camoige team who are representing Laois in the Feile in Wexford next weekend. They will be staying with St. Martin’s Club in Piercetown.

The club would like to thank everyone who supported them in their fundraising. They would also like to thank the following sponsors: Main Sponsors, Durrow Credit Union, Paschal Bergin, Ciara McEvoy, Jack Murphy, Tom Woods, Rowena Saunders, Tommy Walsh, O’Connell’s, Pius Hennessy, Paugie Begadon, Lawlor’s Florists, Jack Phelan, Cashins, Super Value Rathdowney, McEvoy Engineering, Castle Arms Hotel, Oliver Stanley, P.J. Aylward, Ned Flanagan, Oldtown Construction, Jimmy Ryan, John Freeman and Larry Mahony.

Laois Girls Outclass Westmeath

In the Leinster Final of the U/14 Camoige played in  Mullingar on Saturday, June 13th, Laois outclassed Westmeath by the following score: 6-7 to 0 -2. Louise Mahony opened the score for laois with a point and finished up with a total score of 3 – 3. Aisling Dowling 2 – 2, Grace Weston 1 – 1, Sinead Lanham 0 -1. Great game was had by Aine Lawlor, Mary Cleary, Lisa Clancy, Ciara Lanigan, Patricia Dunphy. Subs from the Harps team were Elaine Mahony, Michelle Dunne, Lynsey Brennan. Medals will be presented at a later date. Well done girls.

Lisa Clancy was injured and was kept overnight in Mullingar Hospital from an injury sustained prior to half time. Lisa is recovering and looking forward to the Feile in Wexford.



Monday 8th June: No Jackpot winner. Nos. 2 – 12 -18. £20 to Heather Donohue, Erkindale Drive, Durrow and Tom Keane, c/o Mairead Phelan, The Bridge Bar. £10 Andrew Walsh, Erkindale Drive Durrow.

Monday 15th June: No Jackpot winner. Nos. 13 – 19 – 24. £20 to Martha Dunphy, St. Fintans Tce., Durrow and Mary O’Leary, Chapel Street, Durrow. £10 Eimer Dollard, Coolnacritta, Cullohill.

Next draw on Monday 22nd June in The Nore Nets. Jackpot £800.



O’Connells, Cullohill, Golfing Society had their first outing in Rathdowney last weekend. A most enjoyable day was had by golfers and non-golfers. Hopefully this will be an annual event from now on.

Winners: MENS – 1st Sean Muldowney, 2nd Liam Holland, 3rd John Alley. Other Winners – Gabriel Muldowney, Eamon Delahunty, Michael Killeen.

WOMENS – 1st Teresa Delahunty, 2nd Marie Phelan, 3rd Kay Muldowney. Other Winners – Sheila Dunphy, Claire Delahunty.



“St. Patrick’s Purgatory” on July 6th to 8th. Bus Route as follows: Kilkenny, Kilmanagh, Tullaroan, Freshford, Durrow, Ballacolla, Abbeyleix.

Further information from Bernie at 056-69100 or Breda at 056-69137 before 30th June. £10 deposit.