NoticeboardCHURCH GATE COLLECTION: Durrow Tidy Towns committee are holding a Church Gate Collection on next weekend, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th, before Masses. The committee would greatly appreciate your financial support as there is huge expense purchasing flowers, plants etc., this time of year. We are presently developing the raised bank along the Church carpark, this alone will use up a lot of money. Not everyone can give time to work on projects but your donation would be your way of   helping the committee to achieve their aims.
CHURCH NOTES: Readers for May: Sunday Mornings: May 11th: Kevin Kelly; May 18th and 25th: Deirdre Moore. Saturday Evenings: May 10th: Oliver Lawlor; May 17th and May 24th: Anne-Marie Lawlor. Church Cleaning Rota for May: Brigid Traynor, Betty Walsh, Maeve Thornton and Angela Drennan. Knock Pilgrimage: The annual Pilgrimage from Cullohill will take place on Tuesday July 1st and more details will be given later. Parish Retreat: There was an attendance of 48 people at the parish   evening retreat in Peace in Christ, Kilkenny on Monday April 28th last.
COOKERY DEMONSTRATION: The ICA club is hosting a Cookery Demonstration in Cullohill Community Centre on Tuesday May 13th at 8pm. Local girl Catriona Bolger will show her excellent culinary expertise to all in attendance. Catriona has recently started her own cookery business and is really an excellent cook. Please come out in big numbers to support Catriona and give her a big boost as she starts her new   venture. Admission is only €5 and all are most welcome.
DURROW BRIDGE CLUB: The Durrow Bridge Club President (Ella Walshe) Prize was played recently; First – Joan and Dickie Dempsey; Second – Ella Walshe and Mairead Woods, B.G. Nula Molumby and Shem Mulhall; Third – Theresa Muldowney and Jimmy Ryan; Fourth – Pilar Delaney and Nancy Mahony; Fifth – Ann Fitzpatrick and Dolly Harding; Sixth – Barbara Sheppard and Ann Dooley; Seventh – Marian Sherman and Helen woods; Eighth – Marie Foley and Jack Murphy; Ninth – Phil Kingston and Paddy    Purcell; and Tenth – Josie Murphy and Bridget Nolan. First Session – Dolores and Francis Campion;    Second Session – Kathleen Broderick and Marjorie McGeough. Player of Year: Jimmy Ryan.
WHIST DRIVE: The monthly whist drive of Killermogh Parishes was held in Parochial Hall, Durrow on Thursday last. Top Score – Nora Breen; First Lady – Nuala Phelan; Second Lady – Berni Cahill; First Gent – Tom Jacob; Second Gent – Kieran Breen; Halves – Tom Lalor and Liam McCartney; Juvenile –    Andrew Bailey and James Martyn; Low Score – Margaret Flanagan; Quarters – Damien Carter, Noreen ni Linn, Mary McCabe, Theresa Mulhare, Breda Fitzpatrick, Ray Seale and Rose Corbett. The raffle winners were – Damian Carter, Mary McCabe, Noreen ni Linn, Tom Dunne, Ray Seale and Nula Phelan.
ST VINCENT de PAUL: Durrow – If you wish to contact your local St Vincent de Paul Society, please phone (087) 6060740 in confidence. Cullohill – If you know of anyone whom you feel needs help please contact any member of the committee and it will be handled discreetly. The contact numbers are (086) 6090378 or (087) 1310650.

DURROW COMMUNITY CENTREHalls for Hire: Available for Chrildrens Parties, Sports Activities etc… also – meeting room available for committee meetings etc… (086) 3055157.

LITTLE OAKs PARENTS & TODDLER GROUP: Meetings are held on Tuesday mornings at the Old Boy’s School. All parents and toddlers welcome. Open from 10am to 12noon. Enquires: Teresa (086) 3914725.

LOST: An iPod was lost while fishing along the river Erkina near the stone bridge. A reward will be given to the finder, please contact (086) 8674850, many thanks.

WEIGHT WATCHERS: Classes are held every Monday in The Presentation Centre, Kilkenny Road, Durrow from 8pm to 9pm. The classes are under new management with leader Marnie Maguire. Come along and join our Summer Challenge!

LAOIS COUNTY WEATHER: Please visit for all the latest forecasts and live weather data

MONTESSORI SCHOOL: A new Montessori School will open at Ballyouskill hall in September 2014 for children aged 2½ to 5 years. The free pre-school year is available under ECCE scheme. Contact Laura Saunders for enrolment on (085) 1652589.

CONGRATULATIONS to Bernard and Lorna O’Shea, Swan Rd, Durrow and Dublin on the birth of their daughter, Olivia.
THANK YOU: Kolbe Special School wish to sincerely thank everyone for supporting our recent Church gate collection.
NEXT NEWSLETTER: The next newsletter will be on sale the weekend of May 31st and 1st of June. NOTICE: The deadline for inclusion of notes is Thursday, May 29th at 7pm to by email – with all adverts to Mary Walsh or Angela Drennan. Phone (057) 8736327.