Durrow Development Forum and Harps GAA would like to express their most sincere gratitude to everyone who supported the recent Strictly Come Dancing Event. Both committees are overwhelmed by the success of the event and the fantastic €40,000 which was raised. This money will be divided equally between the clubs for their respective projects. Over 800 people came to see the amazing show and by all accounts, everyone had a fantastic night.

Congratulations to our champions; Friday night: Irene Phelan & Mick Fitzpatrick, Runners Up: Claire Delahunty & Terence Jacob. Saturday night: Claire Walsh & Rory Doyle, Runners Up: Elaine Mahony & Barry Murphy. But of course… everyone was a winner both nights. Huge congratulations to all 11 couples who have worked so hard and achieved so much over the last few months. A notable mention to their families who have been so supportive and patient! Special thanks also to our M.C. Fred Townsend, who did a fantastic job and to our judges David Finnegan, Cllr adraig Fleming and Laura Ramsbottom and Carla Barrett.

Thank you also to Claire Anne Alley of Catwalk Hair Salon for the amazing hair do’s and to Louise Byrne, Freelance Make Up Artist and Claire Gilmartin and Shauna Conroy of Tír na nÓg Beauty Salon for their make-up artistry. A word of thanks also to Seosamh Murphy and Mark Lennon for providing venues for rehearsals. And a very special thanks to Andy Walsh who did such an amazing job designing the programme and creating the ads.

And last but not least… to you, the people of Durrow and Cullohill, both clubs are so grateful of your support for the event; not just the 2 shows but the countless fundraisers that have taken place over the last few months. Your support has been both unwaivering and overwhelming and has made a huge difference to two projects that will benefit those within the parish.