CRECHE: Happy Days Creche, Durrow, is established for the past 15 years. All our staff have a minimum of Level 6 qualifications. We qualify for all the Government Schemes so if you are interested in returning to the work force and need childcare, please contact us anytime on (087) 9194428. There are two places available on the ECCE Scheme.

MILLINERY CLASSES with Niav Riley (B.Des. NCAD. Milliner with over 12 years experience) Heywood Village, Ballinakill – New Term starts Tuesday 8th of September for existing students. MILLINERY FOR BEGINNERS starts on Thursday 10th of September at 10am until 12.30pm for five morning sessions. 6/8 people max to the class. Basic materials included. Price €20. To book a place call: (087) 6274259 or for more details visit online.

CONGRATULATIONS to Ray Fogarty, Dereen, Durrow and Niamh Gorman, Ballinakill on their recent marriage.
Congratulations to Joe Walsh, Mary St, Durrow and Brigid Boyle, Burtonport, Co. Donegal on their marriage this weekend.
Congratulations to Brian Dunne, Knockanoran and Lynsey Brennan, Cullohill on the birth of their son, Jack recently.

PLAYGROUP: Little Oaks Parent and Toddler Playgroup will be starting again on Tuesday 8th September meeting at 10am to 12pm in the Presentation Centre. All welcome. Enquiries: Teresa (086) 3914725.

BALLINAKILL SWIMMING POOL: The outdoor heated pool is open for the remainder of the summer during fine weather. For more information please contact (089) 4413150 to check if the pool is open on any particular day before travelling!

CULLOHILL HANDBALL CLUB: Clothes collection point – Any old or unwanted clothes or fabric can be left in the porch of Cullohill Community Centre. All in aid of Cullohill Handball Club. Please support.

THIRD LAOIS DURROW SCOUTS: Please Support the Scouts: We would ask that all the parents of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to please support the Durrow Scouts in their fundraising by buying the newsletter either at the Church gate or in Tommy Kenna Family Butchers on The Square. Also to purchase a Parish Lotto ticket either in The Castle Arms Hotel, The Post Office or Tom Woods shop. Thank you for your continued support.

DURROW BEFRIENDING GROUP: The aim of the Group is to lessen social isolation and enhance the quality of life. If you are feeling isolated, lonely and need a friend to talk to please contact Pat on (086) 8096693. This service is totally confidential and we will not in any way interfere with your lifestyle, or get in the way of you doing the things you have to do every day. Your visitor will drop in just for a friendly chat, to talk about the things happening in your area, things hitting the national headlines, or anything else you would like to chat about.
The relationship is a voluntary one on both sides. The Befriender is there to provide some form of regular, practical assistance and support. If you feel we can be of help to you or would like to find out more about this service do not hesitate to contact us on the above phone number.

DURROW TIDY TOWNS: The committee wish to remind residents to continue to keep your own areas swept and litter free, also to help with the watering of flower beds, hanging bags etc… that are in your area over the coming weeks. The committee wish also to thank Paddy Quinn and the FÁS Team for their hard work in the community. So keep up the good work, your efforts are very much appreciated by the Tidy Towns committee, local residents and visitors alike.

DURROW WEATHER STATION: Visit for the latest conditions and forecasts.

STRICTLY COME DANCING: Durrow Development Forum and The Harps GAA are delighted to be bringing Strictly Come Dancing to Durrow on the 14th November. Our dancing couples are all working hard organising their fundraising events and would be very grateful for your support. A summer of great fun nights out is definitely ahead! Dancing tuition will start at the end of August so there is still plenty of time to get involved. We would be delighted to welcome another few dancing couples on board. If you are interested please call Marian on (086) 8390266 or by email.

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 now available with a selection of fresh breads, scones, tarts and cakes. You can also book cakes for parties etc… with Bernie. Do come along, great value on offer!

BALLINAKILL BINGO: Monday night in the hall on The Square at 8.30pm and there is €1,000 in prize money every week. We also run a raffle. Books are at €7.50 for a single book with sheets and €15 for a double book with double sheets. There is also a bus service running from Durrow. For more information on pick up times please contact Dick on (086) 8402139.

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

REMINISCING GROUP: Anyone wishing to purchase a Durrow/Cullohill Reminiscing Book please call to Our Ladys Meadow during school hours, or contact Tom on (087) 2936531 / Kathleen on (086) 8263368.

NEXT NEWSLETTER: The next Durrow Parish Newsletter will be on sale weekending September 12th/13th. NOTICE: The deadline for inclusion of notes is Thursday, September 10th at 7pm to and ALL ADVERTS MUST BE BOOKED WITH ANGELA DRENNAN (087) 1928522 OR MARY WALSH (086) 3055157.