CONGRATULATIONS to all the twenty six boys and girls from Our Lady’s Meadow National School who received their First Holy Communion last Sunday in the Holy Trinity Church, Durrow.
Congratulations to Eimear Dooley, Attanagh and Tommy Moore, Canonswood, Cullohill on their recent marriage.

THANK YOU: Kolbe Special School wish to thank the people of Durrow and Cullohill who contributed to the recent Church gate collection. Kolbe provide education and care for children with severe / profound learning difficulties throughout the county of Laois.

VOCEM DARU CHOIR: Our choirmaster Ann Moylan requests that for the next three Tuesday nights members attending choir practice, not to be late – even arrive ten minutes early if possible. We will have a Piano accompanist and two Musicians with us. Our first real performance on home soil will be Friday 30th June in the Castle Arms Hotel as part of a variety concert which will be a fundraiser for Community Council to provide much needed funds for our Senior Citizens party and Seniors annual outing… Please inform those who may not pick up their emails or may have been absent recently.

THE HARPS GAA CLUB: Date for your Diary: The Harps Annual Race Night will be held in Lennons Venue, Durrow on Saturday July 1st. Players and Committee members will shortly be selling horses for the event. Please support this vital fundraiser.

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

CORE HEALTH AND FITNESS: Get fit, lose weight and feel better. With memberships from €32 per month, Personal training for less than €7 per session, at a time that suits you. Pilates, Yoga and Circuit training classes ongoing, you really have no more excuses! Feel free to come in and look around. For more information visit our website or contact us on (087) 9302152 or (057) 8740637 or by email.

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.

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.

CULLOHILL NATIONAL SCHOOL: The School is now enrolling new pupils for the 2017-2018 term. Please contact the School at (057) 8737281 for further details.

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!

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 June 17th and 18th. 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.