31st July/1st August, 1999 – Price: 30p

Durrow Parish Newsletter

Compiled By The Durrow Scouts

Thoughts for the Day

There’s one choice that’s always right, one road that’s always clear. That’s the path of duty. Follow this and have no fear. Other signposts may direct to prospects good and gay. Heed them not, but go ahead where duty points the way.


Do not build a wall around your garden of content.
Life can’t be enjoyed alone, and happiness was meant
For all to share, so let your gate stand ever open wide
Someone will be glad to see what’s on the other side.


Cullohill Summer Art Camp

A Summer art camp will be held in Cullohill Community Centre on Monday August 9th through ’till Friday August 13th, from 10 am to 1 pm each day for children age 6 years and over. All materials will be supplied and light refreshments are provided. Children should bring an apron or an old t-shirt.

If you’ve not yet registered and would like to do so, course costs £20 per child and should be sent to Anne Holland, Tubberboe, Durrow no later than Friday 6th August. Please enclose a note with your child’s name and age. Thank you.


Cemetery Masses

Durrow Parish Cemetery Mass on Tuesday 3rd August at 7.30 pm.
Cullohill New Cemetery Mass on first Friday 6th August at 8.00 pm.
Aughmacart Cemetery Mass on Friday 13th August at 8.00 pm.

Eucharistic Ministers for August: 

Durrow Parish Church: Mai Bowe, Kay Mahoney and Pius Hennessy on Saturday evenings.
Sunday Mornings: Rita Cleary, Liam Kavannagh and Padraig Walshe


Saturday evenings – Eamon Fogarty & Kathleen Collier
Sunday Mornings – Marian Delaney & John Conroy

Please enlist a substitute if you’re unavailable.

Cullohill Church Cleaning:

Thanks to Gurteen/Ballybooden people who cared for the maintenance of Church during July. This work is now in the care of the people of Rapla during the month of August.

We wish Ms. Pauline Dunne every success and blessing in her new appointment as Principal Teacher at Ratheniska N.S. For the past eight years Ms. Dunne has taught at Cullohill N.S. and has in her own words “Never been anything but content and will always have very fond memories of working with the teachers and pupils of Cullohill N.S.


Good Luck

Best of Luck is wished to the Harps U/14 Camogie team who will play Ballyfin in the County Final on Sunday 1st August, in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, at 5 pm.



Congratulations to David Holland, Tubberboe, Durrow and Martina Kelly, Monastrevin on their recent engagement.


Progressive 25 Results

Sunday 18th July:

Winners were -Tom & Julia Ferns, Sean & Anne Bourke, Leo & Catherine Brennan, Willie Tone & Henry O’Grady, Rita McEvoy & Molly Dollard, Joe Fanning & Mick McLoughlin, Pat Sullivan & Paddy Sullivan, Mary Kelly & Joe Shiels, Jim Duggan & Watt Delahunty.

Raffle Winners: 1st – Nancy Phelan, 2nd – Noreen Ryan, 3rd – Charlie Keys.

Sunday 25th July:

Winners were – 1st – Pat Bowden & Charlie Keys.
Joint 2nd – Paddy Mooney & Edward Dooley, Willie Tone & Henry O’Grady, Jeff Brennan & Coll Bowden.

Other Winners: Jack Mooney & Peter Kennedy, Fr. Lar Dunphy & Pierce Kavannagh, Mary T. Delaney & Dick Heffernan.

Raffle Winners – 1st-Coll Bowden, 2nd-Fr. Martin Tobin, 3rd-Peter Kinnane.

Jackpot on Sunday 1st August £280, in Cullohill Community Centre.



Congratulations to Catherine Brophy, Aughmacart and Michael O’Connor, Ballybrittas, who were married in Cullohill Church recently.

Congratulations to Helen Sheppard, Knockanoran, Durrow and Brian Aylward, Rath, Durrow, on their recent engagement.


Durrow Parish Lotto

Monday 19th July –

No Jackpot winner, Numbers: 14-25-27

£20 won by Pat Mooney, Attanagh and Kevin Kelly St Fintan’s Tce, Durrow. £10 to  Madeline Conroy, Patrick Street, Durrow.

Monday 26th July –

No Jackpot winner, Numbers: 3-9-25

£20 won by Ciara Cody, Skehana, Castlecomer and Larry Fitzpatrick, Tubberboe. £10 to Larry Mahony, Durrow P.O.

Next draw on Tuesday 3rd August in Phelan’s Bar. Jackpot £1,000.


Durrow Country Market

Durrow Ladies Club continue with the Country Market every Saturday morning from 10.30 am to 1.00 pm in CYMS Hall, Durrow. Stalls include: New potatoes & fresh Vegetables, Home Baking, Jewellery & Brick-a-brack, Autumn Pottery, Books and lots more. Tables available every Saturday @ £5. Contact any member of the Ladies Club or phone 36299 or 36406 for details.


Phelan’s Hardware


8.5kw Triton T901 pumped shower only £184.99

6″X6″ White Tiles £4.99 per sq. yard.

800 X 800mm Corner entry Showerdoor for only £104.99

Heavy duty Ceramic Shower Tray, 800mm, £44.99.

So if you’re looking for summer showers call to phelan’s Hardware, Phone – 0502 36121 or Phelan’s Hardware, Ballyragget, 056 – 33380


Na Chlarsigh (Harps) U/14 Feile Weekend

The Harps U/14 hurling and camogie teams wish to thank you most sincerely for your generous donations towards the feile weekkend in Wexford in June.

Your contributions helped provide 57 children with bags, t-shirts, socks and shorts for the weekend, busses to transport them and also meals while in Wexford.

Teams and mentors had a very enjoyable weekend with both teams playing exceptionally will in all games. The boys were unfortunate not to get into the semi-finals, the girls were very successful in reaching the final but were beaten by a Dublin team in the final.

Sponsors: Cullohill N.S Parents Council, Cullohill Community Centre, Billy McEvoy, Oldtown Construction, Paugie Begadon, Aughmacart Engineering, John Kenny, Farem Buildings, Mick & Julia Mullins, Durrow Credit Union, Bank of Ireland Durrow, Paddy Dunne, Dunnes Nurseries, Avonmore Ballyragget, Readymix Kilkenny, McMahons Timber Portarlington, Seamus Kennedy Hardware Kilkenny, Lisduff Quarries, Liam Ryan and Ger Conroy.

Spot Prizes: Eileen Ryan N.T, Theresa Delahunty, Pascal Bergin, Padraig and Catriona Henderson, Jack Phelan Hardware, Woodview Restaurant, Tommy Walsh Durrow, O’Connell’s Cullohill, Joyce’s Durrow, Jimmy Ryan The Stores, Jack murphy, The Stores, Alley’s Durrow, Rowena Saunders, Gerry and Mgt. Murphy, Angela Spencer, Mi. & Alice Fitzpatrick, P.J Aylward, Pierce Kavanagh, Shaws Portlaoise.


St Vincent De Paul

Collection for July came to £177.56. Many thanks to all who contributed.


Best Wishes

Best wishes to Joe Clooney, Erkindale Drive, Durrow and his team from Killenaule Gun Club when they compete in the All-Ireland clay Pigeon shoot in Co. Dublinon August 7th/8th.


Lions Soccer Club

The Lions Soccer Club held a very successful Pub Soccer Tournament for the Tommy Brophy Memorial Cup during the Carnival week and the very worthy winners were Lennon’s Pub who played brilliantly and defeated Gerri’s Bar in an exciting final.

The Lions Schoolboys Soccer Club are holding a draw for a trip for two to Old Trafford to see Manchester United V Aston Villa on Saturday, October 30th. Included in the prize is return flight and Saturday night accomodation in a top class hotel. 2nd prize is a signed football by Arsenal Double winning team. The draw will take place on Saturday, August 28th. Tickets are on sale at £5 each.



In Cullohill Hurling Field – Pair of Ashguard Hurling gloves, Lost. Contact 0502-36382


Castlewood Equestrian Centre, Durrow

Hourly and half day rates available. Prior bookings necessary. Pony’s and ring hire. Personal Supervision. Phone: 0502 36551.

Also view our Hand crafted Irish Pottery by Autumn Pottery.


Durrow Carnival Weekend

A very successful weekend was had by all who attended this year’s Carnival Weekend in Durrow. The highlight of Saturday was the Grand Carnival Reunion Dance in the  Castle Arms Hotel. The Carnival Queen was selected on the night. Joyce Donohue, representing Durrow Development Forum was selected as this year’s Queen. The other finalists were: Erin Kelly (Martie’s Bar), Caroline Kennedy (Castle Arms Hotel), Joanne Palmer ( Durrow Scouts), Laura Flynn (Community Council), Ann Campion (Nore Nets), Eva Dunne (Lennon’s Bar), Catriona Phelan (Harps Camogie). The compere for the night was Martin Lawlor.

The Carnival Parade on Sunday afternoon was led by a horse drawn carriage eith the Lord Mayor, Jack Murphy and Carnival Queen, Joyce Donohue present. The driver was Mr Bobby Campion. Lending an international flavour to the day were 20 German students visiting the area on a cultural exchange. The Rory O’Moore Pipe Band provided a musical background to the proceedings.

The Streetwise Theatre Group paraded on stilts and offered their presentation of Webster and Browne and Double Trouble during the afternoon. Fire juggling and stilt walking were among their acts.

Local businesses were very prominent in the parade, providing a variety of floats. Particularly notable was the Community Council’s entry “The New Millenium is Coming, But We’re Not Going to Change”, depicting life in the 1900’s. Miss Honey Bun alias Jim Dwyer was selected as the Drag Queen.

The culmination of the carnival took place on the green on Sunay evening . Blue Monday and NV were the closing acts.



Mother willing to look after children in her own home.  Must be toilet trained. Situated approx. 1 mile from Durrow. Contact: 0502-36316, Mobile 086-8206751.



The Cullohill Pilgrimage to Knock was on Tuesday. Fifty three people travelled and had a great day. Thanks to everyone for their co-operation on the day.


Harps Feile Teams

Harps Feile Teams also wish to thank Liam ryan and Ger Conroy for their generous sponsorship.



Navy Blue Sports Bag with Sports Gear was left under seat in The Square Durrow on last tuesday night. If anyone can help find it please contact 0502-36345


Walsh’s Videos

Latest Videos: Practical Magic, Babe(Pig in the City0, Parent Trap, Enemy of the State, Ronin, Paulie, Home-Grown, Mast of Zorro, The Seige, Stepmom.

August Videos: Meet Joe Black, Shakespere in Love, Arbon Legend, This is my Father.

You can book a video by phoning us at 0502-36411.



Congratulations to Cathel Dunphy, Graiguegarron and Mairead O’Sulivan, Killorglan, Co. Kerry on their recent engagement.

Congratulations to Fergal Carroll, Chapel Street, Durrow and Deborah Whelan, Abbeyleix, on their marriage this weekend.


Next issue of the Parish newsletter will be on the weekend 28th/29th August.