CONGRATULATIONS to Anne Marie Downey, Durrow and Brian Shanahan, Rosscarbery, County Cork who were married on 9th June in Rosscarbery Church.

ROUND BALE DECORATING COMPETITION: Open to Clubs/Families/Groups of Friends. Book your pitch and hay bale on (086) 8320139 or (087) 2319393 and join in the fun on competition day, Bale decorating will start on Saturday 29th July and be completed on Sunday 30th July by 12 Noon ready for the opening of The Scarecrow Festival. Entry Forms on Website – it costs €10 per entry with €300 in prize money. Spaces are limited so book your pitch early!

SCARECROW FESTIVAL TEEN ZONE: Our Teen zone runs specifically for ages 13-17 years on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for teenage boys and girls and includes, teen makeup and hair, kayaking and archery. This year by request and on feedback, there’s a pre-teen zone night (10-12yrs) for hair. Teen Zone is by booking only and details will be available on our brochure and online in the coming weeks

CULLOHILL AND DURROW GARDEN & FLOWER CLUB: Cullohill and Durrow Flower Club will meet in Durrow on Monday 19th June at 7pm to go on a garden visit to Nancy Costello’s garden in Graigueafulla, Clonaslee. For more details please contact a club member.

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

DURROW LIBRARY: Children’s Events: Several events will take place at the library over the summer for the Summer Reading Challenge programme and for Heritage Week. Booking will be required so drop in if you’re interested in securing a place.
Chess Club: Wednesdays in July from 2.30pm until 3.30pm for eight to twelve year olds – all abilities welcome.
Harry Potter Drawing Class: Thursday August 17th from 4.30pm until 5.30pm for ages ten to fifteen year olds.
Mr Men and Little Miss Treasure Hunt: Tuesday 4th July at 2pm for three to nine year olds.
Children’s Introduction to Irish Wildlife: Wednesday 23rd of August from 12.15pm until 1.15pm.

DURROW AND DISTRICT BEFRIENDING GROUP: Volunteers are required urgently to help with the work of the group. All it takes is one hour of your time per week to visit somebody living alone. Its very rewarding to do this small task weekly and its so much appreciated by the recipient. For more information please contact Patricia on (089) 4649759.

ST. KIERANS COLLEGE: The newly formed Alumni Association is planning a major two-day event on June 30th and July 1st to enable all past pupils to come together to celebrate all that is unique and special about St. Kieran’s College and those associated with it. Starting with a Golf Classic at Gowran Golf Club on Friday, June 30th then on Saturday July 1st there will be an Open Day at the College from 1pm to 6pm with guided tours and an opportunity for past pupils to meet with former classmates in an informal setting. The official naming of the senior hurling pitch in honour of Fr. Tommy Maher and a Gala Dinner in the College Gymnasium on Saturday night. Individuals can book through (056) 7721086 or email

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

VOCEM DARU CHOIR: Our choirmaster Ann Moylan requests that for the next Tuesday night members attending choir practice, not to be late – even arrive ten minutes early if possible. We will have a Piano accompanist and two Musicians with us.

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.

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.

CULLOHILL NATIONAL SCHOOL: The School is now enrolling new pupils for the 2017-2018 term. Please contact the School at (057) 8737281 for further details.

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!

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.

LIVE WEATHER DATA: Visit for the latest weather data from Durrow.

NEXT NEWSLETTER: The next newsletter will be on sale the weekend of July 1st and 2nd. 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.