Congratulations to Tom Dunne, Ballinslee, Durrow on winning Beef Farmer of the Year and Overall Grand Prix Farmer of the Year 2016. Tom was presented with his awards at the Zurich Insurance-Irish Independent Annual Awards. Everyone wishes Tom, his wife Gemma and two daughters Dervia and Bronagh every good wish in the future and well done for your great success.

SUMMER CAMP: Get-out-Get Active Summer Camp is on from July 11th to July 15th daily from 9.30am to 3.00pm. Open to children from age 4 years to 12 years old – all are welcome. For more details contact Sinead Curran (087) 2943889 or or at Our Lady’s Meadow School, Durrow.

BIG FAMILY PICNIC: Cullohill Community Council cancelled their big fundraiser on Saturday 4th June as a mark of respect to the Moore Family, Canonswood, Cullohill on their recent bereavement.

DURROW TIDY TOWNS APPEAL: We would like to see householders and business people decorating their premises with window boxes and hanging baskets also. We need to have our town looking its best for the Scarecrow Festival which attracts a large amount of visitors. It would be very much appreciated by the Tidy Towns committee for people to make that extra effort for ourselves and all the people that will visit the town over the summer months. A neat and tidy town creates a feel good factor for everyone and it’s so rewarding when we hear all the positive comments about Durrow.

ICA: The next meeting will be on tonight, Tuesday June 7th at 8pm in Cullohill Community Centre.

RAS AN ASAL: Saturday 18th June at 8pm will see the launch of Ras an Asal, The Midlands Donkey Derby in Ballacolla village by champion flat jockey Chris Hayes who recently rode the 2,000 guineas winner Awtaad at the Curragh. The event itself will be held on Sunday 31st July at Talbots Hill Ballacolla.

DURROW COMMUNITY CENTRES: The Community Centre in Durrow is available for bookings to hold parties or any sports activities etc… Contact: Mary Walsh (086) 3055157.
The Presentation Centre in Durrow is also available for bookings to hold meetings or similar activities etc… Contact: Angela Drennan (087) 1928522.

WEEKLY BINGO: Weekly Bingo is held in Camross Community Hall on Friday nights starting Friday 10th June at 8.30pm sharp. Over €1,500 in prizes to be won each night. Single Book €6, Double Book €10, Junior Book €4, Jackpot Sheets €2 Each.

LADIES MINI MARATHON: Best of luck to the Ladies from the Durrow Walking Club who are taking part in the VHI Ladies Mini-Marathon on this Bank Holiday Monday, June 6th in Dublin. Most of the Ladies are looking for sponsorship as they are collecting funds for Durrow Meals on Wheels -please be generous!

SCARECROW WORKSHOPS: In preparation for this years festival weekly scarecrow workshops continue every Wednesday evening from 7pm in Evelyn Clancy’s house at Barnhill, Durrow. Please do come and join us, we would be more than happy to have you come on board for the 2016 Durrow Scarecrow Festival! For more information contact Evelyn on (087) 9194428.

ST VINCENT de PAUL: Anyone looking for help can contact us on (087) 3476012.

SATURDAY MARKET: Durrow Saturday market is open every Saturday from 9am to 12.30pm in the Computer Centre beside the RC Church on the Kilkenny Rd. Potato’s and Fresh Veg are available, to book your favourites please ring Marie on (087) 7742506. Home Baking from Bernie Brennan is also available with a selection of fresh breads, scones, tarts and cakes. You can also book cakes for parties etc…

CLOTHES COLLECTION POINT: Any old or unwanted clothes or fabric can be left in the porch of the Cullohill Community Centre. All collections are in aid of Cullohill Handball Club.

LIVE WEATHER DATA: Visit for up-to-the-minute information.

NEXT NEWSLETTER: The next newsletter will be on sale weekending June 18th and June 19th. 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.