5th / 6th October, 1996                                                                                                                                                                                        Price 30p




“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride for her husband. Then I heard a loud voice call from the throne, “Look here God lives among human beings. He will make His home here, they will be His people and He will be their God, God-with-them. He will wipe away all tears from their eyes; there will be no more mourning or sadness or pain. The world of the past has gone.”


The A.G.M. of Cullohill Community Centre was held last Monday, 30th September and a new committee will be formed very soon.
At the A.G.M. it was decided to appoint a part time caretaker for the Community Centre with effect from Monday 21st October.
Anyone interested in this position should contact Billy McEvoy at 0502-37148 or 0502-37221 by Saturday 12th October.

Progressive 25’s

The weekly Progressive 25’s will recommence in Cullohill Community Centre on Wednesday 9th October at 8.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and your support is greatly appreciated.


On Thursday 3rd October a deputation from Community Council met the area Engineer, Mr. Jack Creegan, in Borris-In-Ossory regarding various problems in the Durrow area, and we are very hopeful of a successful conclusion to all the problems.


Monday 23rd September

No Jackpot winner. £50 won by John Walsh, c/o Avonmore.

Monday 30th September

Jackpot of £450 won by Mrs Christina Phelan, patrick Street, Durrow. Numbers: 8 – 12 – 27.

Next draw on Monday 7th October in The Durrow Inn. Jackpot – £250.


Durrow Tidy Towns Committee are holding a CABARET in the Castle Arms Hotel, on Sunday 20th October. Music by The Websters. Door prize of £20 on the ticket. Subscription £1. Tickets are available from all committee members. Your support will be much appreciated as funds are badly needed to meet the running costs of the committee.

the next committee meeting will be held on Thursday 10th October, in the Castle Arms Hotel, at 8.30 p.m. All committee members are asked to attend this important meeting.

CONGRATULATIONS to John and Stasia Kenny, Ballykealy, on the birth of a son.

CONGRATULATIONS to Noel and Marcella Kearney, Erkindale Drive, Durrow, on the birth of a son.

CONGRATULATIONS to Mary kate Holohan (nee Delaney) on winning a trip to Medjugorje, in a draw on Radio 3.



The Annual General Meeting of Durrow Ladies Club due to be held on Tuesday last, was cancelled. It will now be held on Tuesday next, 8th October, at 8.30 p.m. in the Castle Arms Hotel. All are welcome.

Durrow Ladies Club again wish Laois Ladies Football team every success in the All-Ireland Final.

Well Done to Cullohill Primary School boys, who won their football match against Ballacolla. The final score was Cullohill 3 – 13 to Ballacolla 1 – 5.

SYMPATHY is extended to the Morrissey family, Carrigan Street, Durrow, on their recent bereavement.

SYMPATHY is extended to the Bowe family, Ballacolla, on their recent bereavement.

SYMPATHY is extended to Marion Campion and family, Cork Road, Durrow, on their recent bereavement.


The A.G.M. of Our Lady’s Meadow P.S. Parents Council was held on Tuesday 24th September and was very well attended. Fr. O’Doherty P.P. Chairman of the Board of Management addressed the meeting and thanked the parents council for their great work as support to the school.

The parents Council are holding a Cookery Demonstration on Tuesday, November 12th. The demonstration will be given by Jim Tynan, from Jim’s Country Kitchen, in the Castle Arms Hotel. Tickets are on sale from all parents and the school office.


Students from Heywood C.S. attended the Higher Options Exhibition in the R.D.S. in Dublin recently. The exhibition had stands from all the universities and regional colleges in Ireland, and a huge selection of universities and colleges from England, Scotland and Wales. Students had the opportunity to meet people from the various colleges.

Also represented were the post leaving certificate courses in many of the colleges that offer them, and representatives from the Defence Forces. It was a worthwhile exercise to help in the difficult task of choosing a course of further study.


Heywood C.S. Senior Hurlers commence training for the South Leinster championship in a group which includes Wexford C.B.S., Slieverue V.S. and Knockbeg. Their first championship outing is away to Naas C.B.S.

With players from established clubs in the catchment area the team management look forward to the co-operation of clubs and hope that club training schedules will not be used to prevent college players from attending training sessions.

Considering that most of the training will concentrate on skills and ball work, this request should not interfere with players involved in club activities, even at this late stage.

GOOD LUCK to Lulu Carroll and the Laois Ladies Football team when they take on Monaghan in the All-Ireland Ladies Football Final in Croke Park on this Sunday.



Cullohill I.C.A. Guild held their monthly meeting at the Community Centre. A vote of sympathy was extended to Mrs Morrissey and family on the death of her son.

The Guild will travel by bus to the Federation Fashion Show on November 5th. Some seats are available if anyone wishes to join us. Contact any member soon, for a lovely night out.


Sunday morning – Lorraine Lawlor, Jason Walsh, David Dunne and Anne Campion.

Weekend 19th/20th October: Saturday evening – Mary Brophy, Geraldine Phelan, Jonathan Walsh and Eoin lalor.
Sunday morning – Pat Walsh, martin Walsh, Niall Donohue and Kevin Donohue.


Historical Tour

Fourth, Fifth and Sixth classes had a very enjoyable day out in Kilkenny on Friday last. We visited Kilkenny Castle and Rothe House. Many thanks to Fr. O’Doherty who accompanied us and acted as our guide.

Book Fair

Our annual Book Fair is in full swing. The opening hours are as follows: 9.15 a.m. – 3.15 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 3.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. on Sunday. 8.00 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tuesday night, 8th October. All are welcome.


The 5th and 6th class girls were narrowly defeated by Ballyfin on Wednesday last. The final score was 4 – 7 to 4 – 5. Scorers for Our Lady’s Meadow were: Aine Lawlor 2-3. Lisa Clancy 1-0, Orlaith Ryan 0-1, Tracy Lynch 0-1, Sarah Phelan 1-0.

Laois Minors  Some members of the Laois Minor Football team visited the school on Friday last and received a great welcome.

Good Luck to the Laois Ladies Football Team in Croke Park on this Sunday – especially to Lulu Carroll.

Library Tour – 1st, 2nd and 3rd classes had a very enjoyable afternoon when they visited Portlaoise library on Thursday last.


Coaching for Juveniles will commence on Friday 11th October. Times as follows:
Friday: 7.00 – 8.00 p.m. 14 to 16 year olds.
Saturday: 7.00 – 8.00 p.m. 10 to 12 year olds.
Saturday: 8.00 – 9.00 p.m. 12 – 14 year olds.

Cost 50p per session.
Open night for Adult members is held on a Tuesday night.


Hard luck to the Harps U-16 camoige team who were beaten by Camross in the County Final recently. It was the Harps first appearance in a County Final, having qualified through an extra time victory over Mountmellick in a playoff. The Harps were in no way overawed by either the occasion or their opponents. It was a great game to watch, with the Harps not giving up until the final whistle. Well done to all the girls involved.

The committee and girls would like to thank all the sponsors who gave money towards a meal for them after the match.

Congratulations to the Harps senior team who won the Shield Final in Portlaoise. After a very tame first half, they showed in the second half they could hurl as well as anybody. Winning in the end by one goal. Well done lads.

The Junior B team will be playing against Castletown next weekend. Best of luck.

Wanted: Leaving Cert Biology Book, Honours. Contact 0502-36554.



The Lions A team defeated Thomastown United by 3 – 2 in a pre-qualifier for the F.A.I. Junior Cup, held in Thomastown on Sunday last. Scorers: Robbie Dempsey, Conor Murphy and an o.g.

The Youths team won 5 – 2. Scorers: Tommy Coffey 3, Sean Whelan 1, Ian Kelly 1. The U-16’s lost 4 – 2 to Highway Athletic in Graiguenamanagh.

The Lions soccer club are undertaking a major drainage programme with a view to providing two playing pitches on their grounds. It is hoped that people of Durrow will support their South East Draw to help meet the cost of this work. The first draw will be held in four weeks time. Tickets are being sold by all committee members and players. Your support will be very much appreciated.

A Word of Thanks to all who supported the Coffee Morning held recently in Our Lady’s Meadow P.S. in aid of The Hospice Foundation. The amount collected on the morning was £420. Many thanks to all who helped on the day.


The following are donors who qualified for Gold and Silver Awards from The Blood Transfusion Service Board in the Durrow area, July 1996:

Silver Awards

Mrs Angela Drennan, 14 Erkindale Drive, Durrow.
Mr Sean Kennedy, Barnderry, Attanagh.
Ms. Ann Moore, Ballinaslee, Durrow.

Gold Awards

Mrs Carmel Mooney, Closhawn, Attanagh.
Mrs Mary Kelly, Raggetstown, ballinakill.
Mr Samuel Vaugh, Tinweir, Attanagh.

Congratulations to everyone who received an award. The Blood Bank will visit Durrow on Tuesday 17th December.


The Parish Apostolic Society are holding their Annual Display and Sale of Work on Saturday October 19th, 6.30 t0 8.30 p.m., and Sunday 20th, 10.30 to 1.30 p.m. in the Boys Primary School, Durrow. This is our Annual Fund Raising effort to buy material for Sacred Vestments, Alter Linen, Children’s Clothes etc. The name of a deceased member can be inscribed on them thus ensuring a constant remembrance in missionaries prayers. Cost 320 to £50.


The Annual General Meeting of the Rory O’Moore Pipe Band will be held on Friday 11th October, at 8.00 p.m. in the band Room.

We appeal to the people of Durrow to attend this meeting. We need your support to keep the Band going.

WANTED: Piano in good condition. Contact 0502-33373.

FOR SALE: Car Trailer. Contact 0502-36115.

FOR ALL YOUR TYPING: C.V.s etc. Contact Ann Geoghan O’Brien, Derry Road, Durrow. Phone 0502-36557.