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.

SATURDAY STUDY: Is your child doing enough study? Supervised study for Secondary School Students is held every Saturday from 9am until 1pm in The Presentation Centre, Durrow. For €24 your child will be getting 16 hours of supervised study time with study skills given. For more information please contact (087) 9510587.

DURROW DEVELOPMENT FORUM: This year 2017, Durrow Development Forum celebrates it’s 20th year of existence and this year we will continue to strive to better and enhance the community. We would be delighted if all households took part in the Scarecrow Festival and displayed a Scarecrow outside their home or business. We will be sending out some information coming up to the festival and hope that anybody that is interested would be happy to attend some Scarecrow Making Classes which should assist in their creations!

CULLOHILL COMMUNITY CENTRE: Defib Course – A second First Aid Responder / Defib Course will be ran in The Community Centre in the near future. If interested contact Eimear Kelly (087) 6233144 or Pat Barnaville (086) 8304420. Progressive 25 Card Games are held in the hall every Sunday night at 8.30pm sharp followed by tea and sandwiches. Please support!

SATURDAY MARKET: Midland Cakes by Rita along with Kyle Farm Potatoes and Fresh Veg are both at the Saturday Market every Saturday morning from 8.30am to 12 noon in the CAIT Centre, beside the Catholic Church in Durrow. For more information, please phone Rita on (085) 8423201 or Marie on (087) 7742506. Do drop in on Saturdays!

DURROW SCARECROW FESTIVAL: DDF will have a specialised award in this years scarecrow festival. The award which started last year saw Erkindale Drive winning with their fantastic display of Scarecrows and this year DDF will continue this Local Community Award! A prize of €200 will be awarded to the best area for displaying scarecrows. A minimum of ten scarecrows must be on display to be considered for this award. There is no separate entry required, the judges will consider each area in their judging process. The Square, Old Esso Station and any DDF Display Scarecrows will be excluded from this judging process. Areas will be judged as follows: Cork Road and Patrick Street, Barnhill and Carrigan Street, Erkindale Drive, Swan Road, St. Fintan’s Terrace, Mill Road to include Green Display Area, Derry Road, Chapel Street and Mary Street, Sean Doire, Derry Wood. DDF will be running workshops to assist you in your creations coming up to the festival, please keep an eye out on facebook and website for details, our committee members are ore than happy to assist you with your creations.

EMPLOYMENT: Durrow Community Services have two vacancies for the position of General Operative on their Ballacolla operations team and one position for General Operative on the Durrow operations team. For further information or to apply, please contact Patrick Quinn on (057) 8736870 or call into the FÁS Office beside Durrow Catholic Church during office hours.

DURROW COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP: Enrolment for September 2017 takes place now. Contact Sheila on (087) 2389140 or call to Playschool on the Kilkenny Rd beside the Playground.

CORE HEALTH AND FITNESS: Get fit, lose weight and feel better. With memberships from €32 per month, Personal training for less than €7 per session, at a time that suits you. Pilates, Yoga and Circuit training classes ongoing, you really have no more excuses! Feel free to come in and look around. For more information visit our website or contact us on (087) 9302152 or (057) 8740637 or by email.

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

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

DURROW BRIDGE CLUB: Durrow Bridge Club continue their Bridge Club meetings every Wednesday night at 7.45pm in the Presentation Centre, Durrow.

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.

SET DANCING CLASSES: Come on down to the Castle Arms Hotel on Monday evenings from 8.15pm until 10.15pm for Set Dancing Classes. Beginners and advanced levels are all most welcome. For more information please contact Declan Doocey on (087) 2768680.

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.

NEXT NEWSLETTER: The next newsletter will be on sale the weekend of March 25th & 26th. 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.