CONGRATULATIONS is extended to Thomas Bowe, Capponellan, Durrow and Irene Cox, Bagenalstown, County Carlow, on their recent marriage.

Congratulations to Sinead and Ciaran Mulhall, Portlaoise and Cork Road, Durrow, on the birth of their daughter Maisie.

Congratulations to the many students from the area who received their Leaving Certificate Exams results last week. We wish them all the best in their life ahead and hopefully they got offered a place in the college and subject of their choice. The next few weeks will start the rest of their lives and they are wished well!

DURROW-CULLOHILL PARISH ANGLERS: The last trout fishing competition of the year will be held in mid-September. All members will be notified by text.

SENIOR CITIZENS ANNUAL DAY TRIP 2019: The Annual Day Trip is on Saturday 7th September. We are going to The Japanese Gardens and The National Stud for a guided tour and on to Kildare Open Farm and Shop. We will then travel back to O’Gorman’s in Kilminchy for an evening meal. Anyone interested in going should ring Ethel on (087) 0665752. The cost is €35 per person.

CASTLEVIEW OPEN FARM: Castle view open Farm, Cullohill is opened for rest of the summer. There are many different breeds of animals and it will be of great interest to young boys and girls. For more details contact (083) 4545595. Eircode for Google Maps: R32 E932

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

BALLINAKILL POOL: Ballinakill swimming Pool re-opened on July 12th. The pool consists of a 35m pool and a 10m toddlers pool. The opening times are Mondays to Fridays from 5.30pm to 8.30pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 2.30pm to 5.30pm and 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Adults cost €5 and children cost €3. Membership is €100 for Family, €50 per adult and €40 for children. Membership until the end of August.

DURROW TIDY TOWNS: DDF/Tidy Towns remind everyone that the first round of Judging in the Tidy Towns Competition started on 8th June, Tidy towns would appreciate everyone keeping the village clean and tidy and tidy. We appreciate everybody’s help in this venture.

LITTLE OAKS PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP: Little Oaks Parent and Toddler group continues to be held every Tuesday morning from 9.15am to 11am in the Library in Durrow. A good opportunity for mixing for little ones, new attendees always welcomed!

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.

LAOIS KAYAK AND CANOE CLUB: Adult and Child Kayaking Courses will be advertised on our Facebook Page during the coming months. There are several courses and bookings are through Eventbrite. 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.

TRIDENT KETTLEBELL BEGINNER CLASS: New round of classes starting soon! Learn to use kettlebells safely and effectively from one of Ireland’s top ranked and most experienced professional kettlebell sports and fitness instructors. Also included in the classes are bodyweight exercises as well as posture correction and strengthening techniques. Together with proper kettlebell instruction you can learn to prevent and remedy a wide range of joint and mobility issues and injuries. Places are limited so booking is essential. Contact David Sheehan MS, MSIC on (087) 3833258 or Email to:

NEXT NEWSLETTER: The next newsletter will be on sale the weekend of September 14th and 15th 2019 – weather permitting. 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.