CONGRATULATIONS: to Justin and Lisa Brophy on the birth of their daughter Ella recently.
Congratulations to the Harp’s Minor Hurling team that defeated Abbeyleix Gaels in The Midlands Park Hotel U17 “A” Hurling County Final on Saturday by 3-13 to 1-11. Big congratulations to the Harp’s U13 hurling team that defeated Rathdowney-Errill by 3-09 to 1-00 in the County Final. Congratulations also to the U11s who won their final too!!!

PRESENTATION CENTRE: The Presentation Centre beside the Catholic Church is available for hire. For further information please contact Angela on (087) 1928522.

NEW NUMBER FOR ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: Please note our new phone number (087) 6072617.

OUR LADY’S MEADOW SCHOOL NEWS – Sponsored Witchy Walk: A sponsored Witchy Walk will take place on Friday 25th October. Children are encouraged to come to school in their Hallowe’en costumes with loads of frightful fun guaranteed on the day.
School Closure: The school will be closed on Wednesday, October 16th for a Teachers’ in-service day.

DURROW LIBRARY: The Chatty Crafting Group in the library is going from strength to strength! Meeting at the library every Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm. Come for the crochet and stay for the chats!
Lego Free Play Sessions are being held every Saturday from 11am to 12 midday. Duplo is available for younger builders!

NO JUNK MAIL STICKERS: Fed up of Junk Mail and want to do your bit for the environment – there are now free stickers in Lawlor’s Gala and Ryan’s Daybreak. Pick up yours today and stick them to your letter box! For more updates, click like on the Durrow Tidy Towns Facebook Page.

ANNUAL RATHDOWNEY REVIEW 2019: Betty O’Brien is collecting notes for the Rathdowney Review for 2019 edition of this great Annual Magazine. Please send Betty any news you have be it either Marriages, Deaths, Births, graduations, Function in your areas. All news is welcome and acceptable. You can contact Betty by email on

SET DANCING CLASSES: Set Dancing Classes in The Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow continue on Mondays from 8.30pm until 10.30pm. Beginners are most welcome. Contact Declan on (087) 2168680 for more information.

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

ART CLASSES: Art Classes continue in Durrow Library on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7pm until 9pm both evenings. Beginners are most very welcome to attend and all the materials are provided. For further information please contact Marie on (086) 3136028.

SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES: There will be Social Dance Classes for Waltz, Quickstep, and Foxtrot, etc… held in the Ballyragget Community Hall every Saturday night from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. This is a Healthy, relaxing and very sociable evening. All are most welcome and for more information please contact Yvonne on (087) 2448535.

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

DURROW CHOIR: Vocem Darú Choir (Durrow’s Community Choir) is back! Rehearsals continue on Tuesdays and we are always looking for new members. We sing a wide range of Music – popular, classical, international – with the focus on fun and friendship. For more details phone Ann on (086) 6045409

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.

NEXT NEWSLETTER: The next newsletter will be on sale the weekend of November 2nd and 3rd 2019 – weather permitting. All adverts must be booked with Angela Drennan (087) 1928522 or (057) 8736419. Advertisements cost €2 per issue of Durrow Parish Newsletter and must be paid for in advance.