CONGRATULATIONS to Craig and Ciara Ince, Grennan, Attanagh, on the birth of their daughter, Connie May.
Congratulations to Brian and Lyndsey Dunne, Erkindale, Durrow on the birth of their daughter Willow.

SCOUTS APPEAL: Now is the time to contact Delphine Lawlor on (086) 3655178 if you wish to join us as Scouters/Leaders as we need adults to make the meetings more active for the youth in September. A planned information night will be held in July to show what we do and what is needed to become a Scouter. Required: over 18, likes the outdoors and wanting to live an adventure with kids… having fun!

DURROW FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE: Durrow Fire & Rescue wish to advise members of the public that in the event of an emergency always call 999 or 112 to ensure the quickest possible response to any situation. Please do not contact fire-fighters directly as this actually slows down the response time, and fire-fighters do not have the authority to self-deploy.

CULLOHILL COMMUNITY CENTRE: Progressive 25 Card Games are held in the hall every Sunday night at 8.30pm sharp followed by tea and sandwiches. Please support!

DURROW REMINISCING GROUP: A book with 200 pages of Photographs spanning almost 100 years of Durrow and Cullohill memories including ICA, Hurling, Camogie, Soccer, School to mention but a few. Books for sale €25 each or two for €40. Please text or call Tom on (087) 2936531 or Kathleen on (086) 8263368 for further information.

DURROW LIBRARY: Children’s Events: Several events will take place at the library over the summer for the Summer Reading Challenge programme and for Heritage Week. Booking will be required so drop in if you’re interested in securing a place.
Chess Club: Wednesdays in July from 2.30pm until 3.30pm for eight to twelve year olds – all abilities welcome.
Harry Potter Drawing Class: Thursday August 17th from 4.30pm until 5.30pm for ages ten to fifteen.
Mr Men and Little Miss Treasure Hunt: Tuesday 4th July at 2pm for ages three to nine year olds.
Children’s Introduction to Irish Wildlife: Wednesday 23rd of August from 12.15pm until 1.15pm.

DURROW AND DISTRICT BEFRIENDING GROUP: Volunteers are required urgently to help with the work of the group. All it takes is one hour of your time per week to visit somebody living alone. Its very rewarding to do this small task weekly and its so much appreciated by the recipient. For more information please contact Patricia on (089) 4649759.

WOODENBRIDGE PADDLERS: 24hr Canoe Polo For The Cuisle Centre – On Saturday and Sunday the 22nd and 23rd of June the Woodenbridge Paddlers supported by many local clubs will embark on a 24hr Canoe Polo Extravaganza. Well-known celebrities along with local musicians are invited to come along and lend their support for this Cuisle Centre fundraiser. The event will take place at the Woodenbridge where the Canoe Polo Goals which were sponsored by Oldtown Construction were erected in 2016. A marquee will also be on site where refreshments will be provided. This marathon event which will kick off at 2pm on Saturday 22nd and conclude at 2pm on Sunday July 23rd and will attempt to enter the Guinness book of records.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Hidden – But Still Among Us. Would you like to Volunteer in the ‘Guild of St. Philip’? Prisoners are easy to forget, locked in institutions, they seem to disappear from society?s sight, but prisoners still belong to society that incarnates them. Most will eventually be released and the experience they have in prison will greatly affect their ability to adjust to life ‘outside’ as law abiding citizens. That experience can be influences for the better through the action of concerned, informed citizens. If you wish to be involved please text (086) 0462405 or email

CASTLEWOOD FARMSHOP: Now re-opened. Organic meat, apple juice, eggs and other produce. Farmshop and tearoom open Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 5pm; Sunday 11am – 5pm. Enquiries to Dominic (087)9694070.

APPEAL: This year, 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the O’Brien’s starting their Headstone business in Durrow. If anyone has any old pictures of the Quarry on the Derry Road, Sean would be delighted to hear from you. You can email them to or phone Sean on (086) 2656657 if you have them in paper form. Any additional details such as the names and date of the picture would be greatly appreciated.

LIVE WEATHER DATA: Visit for the latest weather data from Durrow.

NEXT NEWSLETTER: The next newsletter will be on sale the weekend of July 29th and 30th. All adverts must be booked with Angela Drennan (087) 1928522 or Mary Walsh (086) 3055157. Advertisements cost €2 per issue of Durrow Parish Newsletter and must be paid for in advance.