CONGRATULATIONS: to local man Ger Alley Junior who won GM of the year at the inaugural Hotel Awards Ireland. Ger is the General Manager of the Heritage Hotel, Killenard.

DURROW AND DISTRICT PIPE BAND TABLE QUIZ: We at the Durrow and District Pipe Band are holding a table quiz night in order to raise some much needed revenue to further our ambitions towards becoming an accomplished local band and an asset to the community. The Table Quiz will be held in The Wheel Inn, Ballyouskill On the 8th November. Entries accepted from 9pm on the night with entry costing €10 each (team of four per table costing €40). First Prize – €100 plus runners up prizes, spot prizes and raffle on the night! All are most welcome.

DURROW DEVELOPMENT FORUM AGM: Durrow Development Forum invite everyone to attend their AGM which will take place in Durrow Library at 8pm on Tuesday November 5th. All are most welcome.

CULLOHILL ICA: The November meeting will be after Pilates Class on Tuesday November 5th.

ART CLASSES: continue in Durrow Library on Wednesdays & Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm both evenings. Beginners are welcome to attend and all the materials are provided. For information please contact Marie on (086) 3136028.

PRESENTATION CENTRE: The Presentation Centre beside the Catholic Church is available for hire. For further information please contact Angela on (087) 1928522.

NEW NUMBER FOR ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: Please note our new phone number (087) 6072617.

DURROW LIBRARY: The Chatty Crafting Group in the library is going from strength to strength! Meeting at the library every Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm. Come for the crochet and stay for the chats!
Lego Free Play Sessions are being held every Saturday from 11am to 12 midday. Duplo is available for younger builders!

SENIOR ALERT SCHEME: The Woodenbridge Community Alert are the local authorised Personal Alarm (Senior Alert Scheme) suppliers for the Durrow, Cullohill, Ballacolla and Rathdowney areas. The new programme states that (1) eligible persons (65 years and over) no longer have to be living alone; and (2) there will be free monitoring of alarm service for one year for all new participants after November 1st 2017. For more information contact Michael G Phelan (087) 2395357.

WEATHER: Visit for up-to-the-minute weather data from Durrow.

ODIN: Kettlebell Fitness and Sport Classes continue on Fridays in Core Fitness via ODIN Kettlebell Club. Times: 6pm for kids and 7pm for adults. Get fit, tone up, meet new friends and have an option to compete. All ages and fitness levels welcome. For further information go to Facebook ODIN Kettlebell Club or by email to or by phone to (089) 4400758.

SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES: There will be Social Dance Classes for Waltz, Quickstep, and Foxtrot, etc… held in the Ballyragget Community Hall every Saturday night from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. This is a Healthy, relaxing and very sociable evening. All are most welcome and for more information please contact Yvonne on (087) 2448535.

CULLOHILL COMMUNITY CENTRE: Membership will be collected in the coming weeks and again, your support would greatly appreciated in this regard.

NO JUNK MAIL STICKERS: Fed up of Junk Mail and want to do your bit for the environment – there are now free stickers in Lawlor’s Gala and Ryan’s Daybreak. Pick up yours today and stick them to your letter box! For more updates, click like on the Durrow Tidy Towns Facebook Page.

ANNUAL RATHDOWNEY REVIEW 2019: Betty O’Brien is collecting notes for the Rathdowney Review for 2019 edition of this great Annual Magazine. Please send Betty any news you have be it either Marriages, Deaths, Births, graduations, Function in your areas. All news is welcome and acceptable. You can contact Betty by email on

SET DANCING CLASSES: Set Dancing Classes in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow continue on Mondays from 8.30pm until 10.30pm. Beginners are most welcome. Contact Declan on (087) 2168680 for more information.

DURROW CHOIR: Vocem Darú Choir (Durrow’s Community Choir) is back! Rehearsals continue on Tuesdays and we are always looking for new members. We sing a wide range of Music – popular, classical, international – with the focus on fun and friendship. For more details phone Ann on (086) 6045409

LAOIS KAYAK AND CANOE CLUB: With the shorter evenings, kayaking trips are now at weekends there are some pool sessions during the week which will be advertised on our Facebook, booking is through Eventbrite. Our Winter Paddling programme has been agreed and events will be on both out WhatsApp Group and Facebook page. Club Events and course information is available online at or visit or alternatively contact: Brian Ogilvie by sending an email to or mobile (086) 1739029.

NEXT NEWSLETTER: The next newsletter will be on sale the weekend of November 23rd and 24th 2019 – weather permitting. All adverts must be booked with Angela Drennan (087) 1928522 or (057) 8736419. Advertisements cost €2 per issue of Durrow Parish Newsletter and must be paid for in advance.