7th / 8th Juner, 1997                                                                                                                                               Price 30p




The finest tonics in the world
The cheapest and the best,
Put the pills and drugs aside
And put this to the test.
Take a walk and fill your lungs,
With air that’s fresh and clean.
Even in a city,
You can find a patch of green

When you feel rundown,
And out of touch with everyone,
Get out in the open,
In the rain or in the sun.
Breathe the air that blows from Heaven,
Deeply, thankfully.
It is nature’s medicine.
It’s wonderful. It’s free.


The Durrow Carnival Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all local clubs, businesses, organizations and individuals who helped out with, or took part in this years Laois Fleadh Cheoil which took place in the town over the June Bank Holiday Weekend. This was the first time an event of this size was undertaken by the committee, and while the Fleadh was a success we feel that given another chance we could improve on this years event.


Euro Business & Secretarial Course

Following the success of this year’s course we are pleased to announce that a similar course will take place in the next academic year.
The course which is NCVA certified consists of:
(a) Full time course for Post Leaving Students
(b) Part-time course (mornings) for mature students.

Completed application forms (available in the school) should be returned on or before Friday 20th June, to The Secretary, Heywood C.S., Ballinakill, Co. Laois. Tel. 0502 – 33333.


 Congratulations to all the girls and boys in Cullohill and Durrow who qualified in the Athletics and Swimming and who are going forward to the County Finals on 29th June.

Cullohill Community Centre Committee are holding a CABARET in O’Connell’s Lounge on Sundayu 8th June. Music by Home Brew. Also at the Cabaret a draw will be held for a weekend away.

SYMPATHY is extended to the Grace family, The Square, Durrow on their recent bereavement.

SYMPATHY is extended to the family and friends of Dan Ryan, Barn Hill, Durrow on his recent death.

MISSING from the lobby of the Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow, 3 Dancing Costumes in clothes hanger bag. If you know their whereabouts please contact Marion Campion at 0502-36521.



The final round of this year’s Eddie Moore Memorial Shield was held on Monday 26th May. The theme of the round was “Landscape.”
Results: 1st Liam Kavanagh. 2nd Martin Walsh. 3rd Martin Walsh. 4th Terence Smeaton. 5th Eugene Meegan Joint 6th Pat Farrell & Liam Kavanagh.

The overall result of the competition: 1st Paul Cashin 23.5 points. 2nd Pat Farrell 21 points. 3rd Liam Kavanagh 15.5 points.

The trophies were presented by John Moore.

The standard of photography in this year’s competition was very high and this event encourages members to work at their hobby. It is a fitting memorial to much missed club member Eddie Moore.


Well done to the boys who won the Cuman na mBunscoil Final. They defeated Mountmellick in a close match with Cullohill winning in the end, by five points. Everybody played a great game.

On June 19th, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes will be going to Dublin. They will visit a Driving School first and then on to Bull Island and after that on a tour of Croke Park. Finally they will head to Blancherdstown Shopping Centre.

May 23rd was our last day at swimming for this term and everybody received swimming certificates.


Durrow Development Forum are holding a Lord Mayor Competition. The campaigns start soon and will end at the Carnival Weekend (25th – 27th July).

The candidates are: Jack Murphy, outgoing Mayor, Bobby Campion, Jack Daly and Susan Lawlor.

Each candidate will raise as much money as possible and the candidate with the most money raised will become the next Lord Mayor of Durrow. The proceeds will go to Durrow Development Forum to provide much needed funds.


Monday 26th May: Jackpot of £1,450 won by Michael Redmond, Shanahoe. Numbers 11 – 20 – 28.

Monday 2nd June: No Jackpot winner. Numbers 1 – 19 – 21. £50 to Ann Lanigan, Swan Road, Durrow.

Next draw on Monday 9th June in O’Connell’s, Cullohill. Jackpot £700.


You can get all the latest movies at Walsh’s, Carrigan Street, Durrow. Phone 0502 – 36411. Our selection includes: Chain Reaction, The Craft, Michael Collins, Nutty Professor and many more.

HEYWOOD C.S. held a Graduation Night for the 115 Leaving Certificate Students on Thursday 20th May. Mr. Bowe, year head was M.C. for the occasion. The Mass was celebrated by Fr. P.J. Niland.



Scout Group B – A trip has been arranged to Carlow Bowling Alley for this group on Friday 13th June. Afterwards they will visit a take-away. The bus will leave the Church carpark at 4.45 p.m. and return at 9.45 p.m. approx. A great night will be had by all.

Scout Group A – A provisional booking has been made at Baltinglass Resource Centre for Scout Group A, from July 21st to 25th inclusive. This centre offers the following activities: Canoeing, Orienteering, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Archery, Indoor Climbing wall, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball and Crazy Golf. This is an indoor residential camp.

A deposit of £15 per Scout must be paid to us before Friday 13th June by all those interested in taking part in the camp. Please pay deposit to Angela Drennan or Mary Walsh before this date, as no names can be taken after the deposit has been sent to the centre.


The Harps Senior team are playing Ballyboden, St. Enda’s in Dublin before the Laois Championship games in Croke Park on Sunday.

Best of luck to Noel Delaney, John Shortall, Ray Fogarty, Tomas Kenna and Tony Dunne who are on the Laois panel.

Camoige: Well done to Nicola Brophy and Louise Mahony who played a big part in beating Offaly in the Leinster U-14 camoige Championship.

Ladies Football: The Harps U-14 Ladies Football team are on a steady run. The girls had three matches recently against Killeshin, O’Dempsey’s and Mountrath. They won all three matches with a high score in each. Well done to our young lady players. The team members are: Ann Campion, Ciara Lanigan, Sarah Gaughan, Sarah Phelan, Aoife Donohue, Nicola Cleary, Mary Cleary, Lisa Clancy, Aine Lawlor, Louise Mahony, Michelle Dunne, Elaine Mahony, Muireann Phelan, Rita McCann, Tracy Lynch, Eve Walsh, Vanessa Healy, Aileen Phelan and Adele Lacey.


The A.G.M. of Cullohill I.C.A. Guild was held on Tuesday last. Sympathy and prayers were offered to the families of Paul Maher, Danny Carroll, Pauline Delaney and to the family of Bertha Shaw of the Rosenalis Guild. Marie maher, Rathdowney attended to count votes.

Nancy Phelan is new the President, Mary Bergin, Secretary and Brigid Dunphy, Treasurer for the next three years and into the Millennium. Four members will attend the Federation meeting in Ballylinan.

The Cullohill Pilgramage to Knock is on Tuesday 22nd July.

Bridie Brennan won the raffle. A lovely tea was served by the outgoing officers. Mary Walsh thanked every member for their courtesy and assistance always given so willingly during her term of office. Next meeting on July 1st at 8.30 p.m.

 PLEASE NOTE: People parking cars at the Picnic Area in Capponellan Wood need to lock their cars and leave no valuables on view. A couple of incidents took place there.

FOR SALE: Small Fridge in perfect condition. Contact 0502 – 36259.

GOOD LUCK & BEST WISHES to all boys and girls sitting their exams over the next few weeks.



Starting from Thursday afternoon, 12th June, and continuing every Thursday afternoon, Dr. Rabinowicz is being joined by Dr. Rosario Harrington MB, B CH, BAO, DCH, DOBS, DME, FPC, MRCGP.
The Thursday surgery timetable will be as follows:

9.30 – 10.15 a.m. Dr. Rabinowicz (by appointment).
10.30 – 12.00 noon Dr. Rabinowicz (walk in surgery, no appointment).
1.30 – 2.15 p.m. Dr. Rosario Harrington (by appointment).
2.15 – 4.00 p.m. Dr. Rosario Harrington (walk in surgery, no appointment).
4.30 – 5.30 p.m. Dr. Rabinowicz (walk in surgery).

The regular cervical smear clinic will continue with Dr. Rabinowicz every four weeks with the assistance of the Public Health Nurse. Next dates: 24th June and 22nd July. Time 1.30 – 2.30 p.m.


FAS work completed during past weeks: Doors sanded and painted at the Community Centre, debris removed from bottom of Church walls in preparation for painting, all grass areas cut and strimmed. Well done lads, keep up the good work.


Results of May Silver Circle Draw:

£100 – Brigid Feehan, Attanagh.
£50 – Fiona Grady, Camross.
£10 – Ken Creegan, Derry Road, Durrow.
£10 Catherine Brophy, Ballygooney, Gathabawn.
£10 – Maura Clancy, Fermoyle, Attanagh.
£10 – Breda Dowling, Fermoyle, Attanagh.
£10 – Shauna Monaghan, 47 Erkindale Drive, Durrow.

 CONGRATULATIONS to Michael and Eilish O’Dea, Rath, Durrow, on the birth of a daughter.

 CONGRATULATIONS to Edel Dunphy, Knockanoran, Durrow, who received the Bank of Ireland ‘Student of the Year’ award in Heywood Community School. Edel was presented with her award at the recent Graduation Ceremony in Heywood.

 CONGRATULATIONS  to the following who came 1st in the Fleadh Cheoil competitions on Sunday last in Durrow:

Piano Accordian U/12 – Lee Campion. U/15 – Laura Flynn.
Banjo U/15 – Robbie Campion

Also qualifying to go forward to the Leinster Finals were:
Adela Meally – U/18 Piano Accordian
Tom Flynn – Men o/18 English Singing.

Well done to all, and best of luck in the Leinster Finals.

DURROW TIDY TOWNS COMMITTEE wishes to remind everyone again that adjudication for the Tidy Towns Competition has started since June 1st. Please participate by putting out hanging baskets and window boxes or any attractive display.