CASTLE ARMS HOTEL: Seosamh and Joan from the Castle Arms Hotel would like to wish all their customers and staff a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. We thank everyone for their support and loyalty over the past year and especially their sincere condolences over last month.

CONGRATULATIONS to Steven Thomas, Cork Road, Durrow and Karen Scully, Ballyroan, on their recent engagement.
Congratulations to Seamus and Josephine Coffey, Derrywood, Durrow, on the birth of a son, Tommy.

ST VINCENT de PAUL DURROW: Contact us, in strict confidence on (087) 1917813.

CULLOHILL WALKING GROUP: Why not get out and walk in the company and safety of the walking group. Meet at Cullohill Community Centre on Mondays and Friday evenings at 7.20pm. Walks will commence at 7.30pm sharp.

DURROW REMINISCING GROUP: Looking for a last minute Christmas gift? A book with 200 pages of photographs spanning almost 100 years of Durrow and Cullohill gatherings. Special offer for Christmas €20 each. Can deliver locally. Contact Tom (087) 2936531 or Kathleen (086) 8263368, Landline: (057) 8736415. Have a very happy and peaceful Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

ZUMBA CLASSES: Zumba Dance Class are held every Wednesday from 8pm until 9pm in Durrow’s Community Centre, regardless of age, gender or fitness level. Just grab a friend and come join us for an exciting and fun workout like no other. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t tried Zumba yet this class is definitely for you. So come and give it a try as you never know you might enjoy yourself. Class fee €5 per hour. Children go free! Hope to see you soon.

DURROW CHOIR Voicem Daru: Rehearsals continue every Tuesday evening at 7.30pm in Castle Arms Hotel. The group are preparing for a Coral Festival in Cork in May 2019 so it is very important that every member of this group attend practice nights. For details, phone Ann (086) 6045409.

LOCAL WEATHER: Visit for live temperatures, wind and rainfall data from Durrow.

ART CLASSES: Art classes continue on Wednesdays and Thursdays in Durrow Library. Time 7pm – 9pm. New members welcome, open to all levels and materials provided. Limited places are available. For further information please call 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.

PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP: The group meets in the Presentation Hall, Durrow on Tuesdays from 9.30am. Any parents, carers, childminders etc… interested in attending with their little people, suitable from baby stage up to pre-school for a play, chat, cuppa and cake are most welcome to attend. For more information contact (086) 3914725.

CULLOHILL COMMUNITY CENTRE: The Progressive 25 Card Games are held in the hall every Sunday night at 8.30pm sharp followed by tea and sandwiches. Please support!

KETTLEBELL BEGINNER CLASSES: New round of classes starting soon! Learn to use kettlebells safely and effectively from one of Ireland’s top ranked 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 (087) 3833258 or by email.

HARPS BONUS BALL DRAW: Some vacancies have arisen on the monthly draw – to join please contact Seamus Campion on (087) 2797214.

NEXT NEWSLETTER: The next newsletter will be on sale the weekend of January 12th and 13th 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.