2nd / 3rd August 1997                                                                                                                                               Price 30p





A little smile works wonders, enhancing charm and looks. And though you may not see it in the beauty books – it’s atip worth having. You’ll take it if your wise. It banishes the wrinkles and lights the tired eyes. You may make every effort to dress in perfect style – but it will all be wasted unless you wear a smile.


If one road is closed to you another you will find. If the way is barred don’t give up hope and fall behind. God directs our steps and has a plan for every soul. There are paths you never dreamed of leading to your goal.


The Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported or helped out with what proved to be a most successful Carnival weekend. The feedback from everyone was positive and hopefully we will follow on to organize better entertainment for next years event.


Summer Camp 8 – 10 Years

An exciting fortnight enjoyed by all. This action packed 2 weeks adventure included the following – a skittles tournament, swimming, bouncing castle and a trip to Fort Lucan, Co. Dublin. There were also plenty of sporting activities and art. Something for everyone.
Friday 1st August saw the close of these two weeks celebrated with a fancy dress. Results are as follows:

Boys – 1st Seamus Clancy, 2nd Craig Parkinson, 3rd Ian Fitzgerald, 4th Michael Tynan, 5th Lee Campion.

Girls – 1st Kate Freeman, 2nd Cathy Walsh, 3rd Vicki Donohue, 4th Michelle Thornton, 5th Kim Bergin.

Our Treasure Hunt was won by Tim and Anton Synnott. Our skittles tournament was won by Ian Fitzgerald. We are looking forward to our next group, the 11 – 14 year olds. Have a nice weekend.

Parents please note – the Senior Camp for 11 – 14 year olds will commence on Tuesday 5th August (not Monday 4th, due to the Bank Holiday).
Times: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. On Tuesday 12th August this Camp will go on their trip to Trabolgan Holiday Centre. They will leave Durrow at 10:00 a.m. and return at 7:00 p.m. approx. We hope all participants will have an enjoyable two weeks.


Renewal of Gun Licences is due from August 1st. Prompt attention to payment of Renewal Fee is essential.

SYMPATHY is extended to the Woods family, Carrigan St. Durrow, on the death of Mrs. Woods Snr. this weekend.

SYMPATHY is extended to Peggy Duggan and Maureen Kenny on the death of their aunt, Julia Kennedy of Timahoe, recently.



The Harps Hurling Club are holding a Golf Classic in Rathdowney on Saturday 16th August. Time Sheet at 056 – 33380 or 0502 – 36121.

The Harps Senior Hurlers have won their way through to the Semi-Final, where they will meet Camross on the 17th August. They beat Kilcotton last week. This was a very good game.

The Harps Camoige team were very disappointed to be beaten in the final of the Shield. They did not play up to their usual standard. Hopefully they will win a final, which they are very capable of.

student Summer Job Scheme: The Harps G.A.A. Club has been passed as a sponsor for the employment of three students under the aforementioned scheme. Any third level students with Job Certificate (from Social Welfare Services) interested in working their hours with the club, should contact club secretary Donal Deegan at 0502 – 37130 as soon as possible.


Monday 21st August: No Jackpot winner. Numbers, 2 – 20 – 29. £50 won by Mairead Woods, Carrigan Street, Durrow.

Monday 28th August: No Jackpot winner. Numbers 8 – 10 – 17. £50 won by Anthony Phelan, Knockanoran, Durrow.

Next draw on Monday 4th August in O’Connell’s, Cullohill. Jackpot £1,250.


On Friday night 1st August at the Lord Mayor Fancy Dress Ball in the Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow, all eyes were on the four candidates who ran in the Lord Mayor Campaign – Susan Lawlor, Jack Murphy, Bobby Campion and Jackie Daly. Jack Murphy emerged as the winner and was presented with the chain of office. He will hold this title until the year 2000.
The four candidates were presented with an inscribed clock from the Durrow Development Forum in appreciation for the huge effort which they put into their campaign over the previous seven weeks.
Proceeds netted a whopping £32,359.94, all of which goes to Durrow Development Forum. The candidates thanked their working groups and especially the people of Durrow for their huge support.

The huge crowd applauded loudly when Hugh Sheppard, Chairman of D.D.F in his speech said that all four candidates have emerged from the campaign as winners and that the outstanding sum collected will be ploughed back into the town. He extended his thanks to them on behalf of the Development Forum.
The winners of the Fancy Dress Competition were Susan Lawlor and her workers, who dressed as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It was a night to remember for everyone in attendance.


There was a big turnout for the team trout fishing competition held on Saturday night last. Fishing was excellent with a large catch returned. Winners were:

Team Prize – Kilworth Ramblers, Tom Beecher, Tom Whelan and Jim Russell.

Runners-up – Fermoy District, Clem Carroll, Garry Lune and Denis Creamin.

Heaviest Trout – Dave Toughy, 2.40 lb. Heaviest Bag – Tom Beecher, 3.24 lb.

The committee would like to thank Joe Hosey, Walter Byrne and Pat Hayes for their generous sponsorship.



The first two rounds of the Junior Grand Prix are now completed. The results are as follows:

Buildings – 1st Clare Doyle, 2nd Jonathan Walsh, 3rd and 4th Clare Doyle, 5th and 6th Clare Doyle.

Candid – 1st – 3rd Clare Doyle, 4th – 6th Jonathan Walsh.

Points – Clare Doyle 37, Jonathan Walsh 15.

The final two competitions, “Colour” and “Open” will be decided over the next two weeks but shots on these subjects can now be taken.

A great crowd turned out to view the prints on show during the club’s exhibition which was held in conjunction with the Carnival Weekend.

THANKS to all the pilgrims to Knock from Cullohill for their co-operation all day, to Fr. Tobin for his prayerful recitation of the Rosary and to the singers, our bus driver Tony Doran and all who helped to make a very pleasant day.

Cullohill I.C.A. Outing to Watergate Theatre on Monday August 18th. Bus in village at 5.20 p.m.

Annual Mass For The Dead at Durrow on Tuesday 5th August at 7.30 p.m.

Congratulations to Colum Alley, Bishopswood, Durrow and Louise O’Neill, Monaghan, on their recent marriage.

Congratulations to Seamus Coffey, Derry Road, Durrow, who celebrates his 21st Birthday this weekend.

Congratulations to Kay Brophy S.R.N. Cullohill and Michael O’Connor on their recent engagement.

Congratulations to Paddy dunne, Cullohill and Lorna Holihan, Tuam, who were married in Galway last weekend. They will return to live in Boston where Paddy has a business.

Congratulations to Edela Meally, Cullohill, who came 1st in the U/18 Piano Accordian Competition at the Leinster Fleadh Ceoil in Trim. Good Luck to her in the All-Ireland in ballina, Co. Mayo in August.

Congratulations to Andrea and Michael Burke (our Cullohill Postman) on the birth of a son.

Fas Workers in Cullohill continue painting and general maintenance at the National School. In Durrow the lads had a busy time both before and after the carnival weekend. Many thanks lads for your great work.

FOR SALE: 3-in-1 Pram. Immaculate condition £125. Contact: 0502 – 36443

FOUND: Gents watch found, Barnhill area Durrow.


Monday 4th August to Friday *th August at 2.00 p.m. daily. Enrolment names can be given to Joan Lacey, phone 0502 – 33373 or at the Pool on Monday 4th at 2.00 p.m. sharp. Swim 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 – £3. Safety up £5.

Church Gate Collection this weekend at both Churches for 3rd World Appeal ‘We Care Ireland’. Help to feed the hungry.



Susan Lawlor would like to thank her campaign team and anyone who helped in any way over the last six weeks of the Lord Mayor of Durrow Contest.

A special thanks to the people of Durrow and surrounding areas for their incredible generosity during the campaign. It was very much appreciated. Well done to Jack Daly and Bobby Campion.

Congratulations and well done to Jack Murphy on his election.


Jack Daly – I will miss the buzz of the Lord Mayor Election but thank God it’s over. I would like to thank everyone who supported me, and the Daly Fund, to reach the huge sum of £7,184.90.

To my staff and committee – Well done and very many thanks. To my family and particularly my wife, I’m home again.

To Jack Murphy, well done on your election and to Susan lawlor and Bobby Campion. We all did our campaign an the Development Forum proud.


Bobby Campion wishes to thank his campaign team and everyone who supported him on the Lord Mayor campaign. A special word of thanks to the people of Durrow and surrounding areas for their great generosity throughout the six weeks.

Well Done to Jack Murphy on his election and also to Susan Lawlor and Jack Daly on a job well done.


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