CONGRATULATIONS to Emmett Dunne, Dunmore, Durrow and Bonnie Clancy, Fermoyle, Durrow on their recent marriage.
Congratulations to Mary Townsend, Swan Road, Durrow on winning a Honda Civic car in the St. Canice’s Credit Union Monthly Draw for August.

CHLOE MULLALLY APPEAL: A Family Fund Day will be held in the Lisdowney GAA grounds this Saturday 2nd of September starting at 2pm followed by a Cabaret and Auction in Downey’s Pub at 9pm that night all in aid of Baby Chloe Mullally who has been diagnosed with aggressive leukaemia. All funds raised on the day and night will be used to help her parents with costs and allow them be by her side as she battles her illness. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

DURROW LIBRARY: Upcoming Events: The following events have been planned for Durrow Library… Friday 22nd of September at 7pm – Culture Night event Author reading and Book-based crafting with Helena Duggan, author of A Place Called Perfect (Waterstones and Easons Children’s Book of the Month for August) This event will be for children aged 9+ and booking will be necessary as there is a limited amount of places for this event.
Irish Rural Link – Computer Classes for Beginners: Free computer and internet classes are being offered by the Irish Rural link group. If anyone is interested please contact Durrow library or call in!
Library Opening Times: The open times are as follows: Tuesdays: 1.30pm to 5.30pm and 6pm to 7.30pm; Wednesdays: 10am to 1.30pm and 2pm to 5.30pm; Saturdays 11am to 1pm. Phone: (057) 8736090 or e-mail: for information on any of the above.

GIVE BLOOD: The Blood Transfusion Mobile Unit will visit Durrow on Thursday September 21st. Please put this date in your file and reserve one hour to donate blood on the day because your donation will save lives.

LAOIS BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENING: We would like to invite you to an exciting Business Networking Evening to be held in Portlaoise on 12th September. Join Irish rugby legend Mick Galwey and a host of local businesses in an informal business networking setting. Refreshments will be served on the night. Numbers will be limited so please register on if you are interested in attending.

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

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.

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!

LIVE WEATHER DATA: Up-to-the-minute local weather conditions for Durrow are available online at which includes day-to-day records going back to 2008.

STOLEN: A large 22” World Lawnmower with a Briggs & Stratton Engine – WYZ2OH – was taken from outside the Kayak and Canoe Club Building on Thursday, 17th August. Anyone with any information please phone the local FÁS Office on (057) 8736870.

VARIETY CONCERT DVD: The official DVD of the Variety Concert is available to purchase at a cost of €10 and it is well worth having as the concert was excellent. Many thanks to Pat Farrell who filmed the show and then edited and produced the finished product. The DVD is available from Mick Dunphy, Mary Walsh and Pat Farrell.

MARKET: The Cottage Market Mountrath brings you all things home-made, home-grown and hand-crafted. Located at The Macra Hall, Main St. Mountrath – from 10am to 2pm on the first Saturday of each month. Contact Anne or Lucy on (089) 2048089 for more details.

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.

LAOIS KAYAK AND CANOE CLUB – Interested in Kayaking? Midweek Paddling is on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings from 7.15pm, please see Facebook for details. If you are interested in taking up paddling please keep an eye out on Facebook and on our website for introduction nights, training sessions and events for Junior and Senior paddlers, details are at online.

NEXT NEWSLETTER: The next newsletter will be on sale this weekend of September 16th and 17th. 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.

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