Durrow Parish Newsletter – 27th / 28th July 1996.
Saturday 27th / Sunday 28th August, 1996 Price 30p
DURROW PARISH NEWSLETTER
COMPILED BY THE DURROW SCOUTS
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
Daily Tasks: Do not make a hardship of the things you have to do. don’t regard them as a bore, it all depends on you – whether you enjoy your work or whether it’s a strain. you make your own conditions, by the thoughts inside your brain. It’s your mental attitude. Yourself. Your frame of mind. Some folk let things weigh them down, and others are inclined to take a different point of view, and do with willing hands all the little things that go to make up life’s demands. Do not frown or make a fuss, or grumble at your lot. If there’s something to be done then do it on the spot. welcoming the chance to do a service great or small. Isn’t that just what you’er put on earth for, after all?
Look for beauty and for goodness. Seek them day by day. You will find them on your path wherever you may stray. Don’t go looking round for faults and troubles, flaws and woes. We find what we go searching for, for that’s the way life goes.
DURROW PARISH LOTTO RESULTS
Monday 15th July: No Jackpot winner. £50 won by Noel Cooney, Erkindale Drive, Durrow. Numbers 12 – 22 – 23.
Monday 22nd July: No Jackpot winner. £50 won by Ml. Wallace, Abbeyleix. Numbers 25 – 26 – 28.
Next draw will be held in The Square on Sunday night, 28th July at 12.30 a.m. in conjunction with the carnival weekend. jackpot £1,000.
The Durrow Carnival Committee have asked all sections of the Scouts to take part in the parade on Sunday at 2.00 p.m. Beavers, Cubs and Scouts taking part should wear their uniform (jumper and scarf) and meet with their Leaders at the Church carpark at 1.45 p.m.
DURROW SUMMER CAMP
GROUP 2 CAMP (8 – 10 year olds) is going into it’s second week on Monday next. All activities are being enjoyed by all.
GROUP 3 CAMP (11 – 13 year olds) will commence on Tuesday 6th August – Monday 19th August. places are still available on this Camp. Cost £20 per child for 2 week camp, £30 for 2 children, £45 for 3. Venue: Durrow Boys School. Time: 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
For further information contact Angela Drennan, phone 0502 – 36419 or Mary Walsh, phone 0502 – 36327.
DURROW TIDY TOWNS CAMPAIGN
Campaign leaflets are currently being distributed to all households in Durrow. Look on the back for useful month by month garden hints.
At 8 o’clock on this Saturday evening, the Duck Race begins at the bridge. ducks 32 each, may be purchased locally, in advance, or at the bridge on Saturday evening.
HARPS G.A.A. CLUB
The Harps Senior Hurling team continued their good run with an easy twelve point victory over Clough / Ballacolla in the Championship.
They now play Kilcotton in the next round, possibly next weekend. the team has been playing very well and hopefully 1996 will be the year of the Harps.
In the Intermediate championship the Harps drew with St. Fintan’s Mountrath.
DURROW & DISTRICT ANGLING
Durrow & District Angling Club are holding two competitions over the Carnival weekend. on Friday night the Paddy Holohan memorial Cup was fished for, from 6.00 p.m. – 11.30 p.m. Results later.
On Sunday, 28th July, the fishing competition for the Carnival Cup, sponsored by Oliver & Martin Lawlor, takes place. Time: 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Usual rules apply.
Congratulations to Dom Aengus Dunphy, who is home in Cullohill this weekend to celebrate with his family, his Golden Jubilee as a Cistercian Monk.
Dom Aengus first entered Mount mellary in November 1945. he was ordained a priest in 1948. In 1958 he was elected Abbot of Cistercian Abbey, Portglenone. After 20 years in Portglenone, dom Aengus travelled to Uganda to work as a chaplain for a group of Cistercian sisters. He returned to the Monastery in Portglenone in 1989 where he has been living since.
CONGRATULATIONS to Michael and Esther Lacumber, Derry Road, Durrow, on winning the International Rock n Roll Jive Competition held at Ballina Salmon Festival. 15 couples including people from France and Northern Ireland competed. Michael and Esther received a Killarney Crystal Trophy and a Holiday to Memphis to visit Graceland, which was the home of Elvis Presley.
DURROW LADIES CLUB
Any members wishing to be included in national Lottery for August, please leave money into Joyce’s shop or Esther O’Regan, before 1st August.
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BEST OF LUCK to Elaine Mahony, Gurteen, who will be taking part in the Mini Sevens in Croke Park at the All Ireland semi-finals on 4th August.
CONGRATULATIONS to Nicola Bergin, Gurteen, who graduated as a G.R.N.S. at Ardkeen Hospital, Waterford recently.
Cullohill I.C.A. members had an outing to Lawlor’s Gardens, Durrow recently. They had a lovely afternoon. Lawlors were very courteous, and raffled two plants which were won by Betty Dunne, County Bounds and nancy Phelan, Cullohill.
KNOCK PILGRIMAGE – 54 people travelled to Knock from Cullohill on Wednesday 24th July. They were accompanied by Fr. Tobin C.C. The group were welcomed at the Bascilica Mass, in which Fr. Tobin was a co-celebrant.
DURROW CARNIVAL WEEKEND
Saturday 27th July: Inter Pub Soccer Final between Phelan’s and Lennon’s at 6.30 p.m.
Duck Race on River Erkina at 8.00 p.m.
Fire Brigade Exercise.
Sunday 28th July: Parade starts 2.00 p.m. – Pipe Band, Brass Band, Floats, Fancy Dress, etc.
Macra Field Events – Childrens Sports.
Harps Hurling Competitions (G.A.A. Grounds).
5.00 p.m. Juvenile Final, 6.00 p.m Camoige Final. 7.00 p.m Intermediate Final.
Other Weekend Events include: Camera Club Photographic Exhibition, Gun Club Game Exhibition. Old Horse Drawn Farm Machinery Show & Pub Entertainment nightly.
Carpets Shampooed to high standard – £8 per room. Phone 056 – 33429.
Car Interiors Valeted – Seats and floor carpets shampooed.
Dash and all leather polished – £25.
Cars fully valeted inside and outside – £40. Phone 056 – 33429.
This Sunday morning – Andrew Walsh, Eoin Lalor, Jonathan Walsh and David Dunne.
Weekend 10th / 11th August: Mary Brophy, Geraldine Phelan, Natasha Kenna, Niall Donohue on Saturday evening.
Sunday morning: Jason Walsh, Joyce Donohue, Lorraine Lawlor and Seamus Stapleton.
CONGRATULATIONS to Donal and Madge Carroll, Cork Road, Durrow, who celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary recently.
CONGRATULATIONS to Martin Deegan, Cullohill and Fiona Fitzpatrick, Ballacolla, on their recent engagement. Also congratulations to Fiona on Passing Out for An Garda Siochana.
CONGRATULATIONS to Ger and Madeline Conroy, Patrick Street, Durrow, on the birth of a son.
CONGRATULATIONS to Rose Kavanagh, Gurteen and Joe Bergin, Ballacolla, on their marriage.
CONGRATULATIONS to Elaine Muldowney, Cullohill and Tom McEvoy, Lisdowney, on their marriage.
SYMPATHY is extended to the Murphy family, Dunmore, on their recent bereavement.
OUR LADY’S MEADOW GIRLS P.S.
Poems from 4th & 5th Class.
A Good Thing Once
I did a good thing once,
And haven’t done a good thing since.
The good thing I did once,
Was kissed a frog and made a prince.
I was bad only twice,
Hit my Prince, then raised my voice.
He didn’t mind, and said to me,
My darling Princess marry me.
My Grandad died a year ago,
Oh how I miss him so.
He told me stories every day
But now he’s gone away.
When he died,
I cried and cried.
All our good times blew away,
I wish he could come back to stay.
With him I wish I could play,
But God has taken him away.
Why take Grandad and make me sad,
He was full of goodness not bad.
CHURCH GATE COLLECTION On Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August, 3rd World Appeal “We Care Ireland” request your generosity at a Church gate Collection. Help us to feed the hungry.
CEMETARY MASS Durrow Parish Cemetary Mass will be held on Tuesday 6th August at 7.30 p.m.
G.A.A. SUMMER CAMP ’96
The G.A.A. Summer Camp will be held in Abbeyleix from Tuesday 30th July – Friday 2nd August, from 10.00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. Lunch break 12.00 noon – 12.30 p.m.
Coaching of Gaelic Football, Hurling, Camoige, Mini-Games, Skill Competitions, Handball, Rounders, Quizzes, Videos and Full Game Situations etc.
For further information contact Noel Delaney at 0502 – 37175 or Siobhan Reynolds at 0502 – 32367.