14th/15th March, 1998 Price: 30p

Durrow Parish Newsletter

Compiled by Durrow Scouts

Thoughts of the day

We can’t undo what has been done and what was said we can’t unsay.
We can’t go back and live again a single hour of yesterday.
We have to take life as it is and learn to face the present scene –
never wasting time and thought upon the things that might have been.


You will never grow old if you have a goal and a purpose to achieve.
You will never grow old if you have the power to hope and to believe.
You will always be young if you take your place in the march of new ideas – for you’ll have the zest and the best of youth with the wisdom of the years.


Public Meeting

Durrow Development Forum are holding a general meeting on Thursday 19th March at 9 pm in The Boy’s School, Durrow.
The financial report for the year will be givin and an up to date report on progress to date and of our intentions for the future.
This is your chance to voice your opinion. Please come along. All are welcome.


Heywood Community School

Heywood Community School offers the following Post Leaving Certificate Courses:

1. Secretarial & Business (Full time/Part time)
2. Information Processing (Full time/Part time)
3. Community and Health Services – Nursing Studies
4. Community and Health Services – Community Care
5. Agricultural Engineering

Application forms and further information from: The Secretary, Heywood Community School, Ballinakill, Co Laois. Phone: 0502-33333
Closing Date for receipt of Applications is Friday 3rd April 1998.


Public Meeting

Durrow Community Council are holding a Public meeting so that ideas can be put forward and a decision made on how Durrow can mark the millenium. It is important that we get public opinion on this, so please come along.
Meeting will take place in The Presentation Centre on Tuesday 31st March at 9 pm. All are welcome.



Sympathy is extended to The Jordon Family, Tinweir and Ballinasale, on the death of Martin (Murt) Jordon, during the week.



Congratulations to Anne-Marie Moore, Tubberboe, Durrow and Damien Keane, Palmerstown, Dublin on their recent engagement.
Congratulations to David Dunne, Erkindale Drive and Claire Donohue, Castleview Durrow, who were members of Heywood Community School Combat team that won the F.C.A Combat ’98 Inter Schools Competition which was held at Ballyfin College on Sunday last.
Congratulations to Andrew Muldowney, Cullohill and the rest of the UCD Handball team on their recent success in the US College Handball Championships in San Francisco. They finished 4th in the team competition out of 30 colleges. Andrew reached the quarter final of the Men’s “B” competition before loosing to the eventual winner. Thanks once again to all sponsors.

Congratulations to Kieran and Orlan Organ nee Muldowney, on the birth of a son.
Congratulations to Fergal Brophy, St. Fintan’s Terrace, Durrow who recently celebrated his 21st Birthday.
Congratulations to James Shortall, Mill Road, Durrow who celebrates his 21st this week.
Congratulations to the winners of the Tramps Ball in The Castle Arms Hotel on Friday 6th March: Best Male Tramp – Tom Drennan, Cullohill. Best Female Tramp – Mrs Butler, Cork Road, Durrow. A great night was had by all. Many thanks to all who supported.
Congratulations to the Cullohill Handball team who were finalists in this years Cumann na mBunscoil competition. Team: Gregory Delahunty, Sean Bourke, Aaron Delaney, Erinne Dunne, Zara Delaney and Aine Mahoney.
Congratulations to John and Audrey Delaney, Rathfarnham, Dublin on the birth of triplets, a son and two daughters (Sean, Aoife and Bronagh). John is son of pilar and Victor Delaney, Erkindale Drive, Durrow.


Harps G.A.A

The Harps G.A.A Club once again are holding a Development draw to raise funds to complete the work which is being done on the two pitches. Tickets are on sale at the moment. they can be purchased from any committee member or player. Your support once again would be very much appreciated.

Buffet Dance

Harps G.A.A Club are holding their Buffet Dance on Friday 27th March in The Castle Arms Hotel. Division 1 and Division 4 medels are being presented on the night.
Tickets £7 each. Music by: LARGO. A great night assured.

Harps U12 Presentation & U14

On this Saturday night, 14th March, the U12 Hurling team will be presented with County Championship medals and U14 Feile Football team will receive their Feile medals. A Cabaret will be held in the Lounge afterwards. All parents are asked to come and support.

Practice match for U14 and U16 in Cullohill on St Patrick’s Day.


Best of Luck

Best of Luck is wished to the Cadbury’s Quiz Team: Margaret Prior, Erinne Dunne, Orla Walsh, Niamh Kilbride and David Lalor on Saturday.


Community Games Art Competition Results

Under 8 boys: Eamon Bolger, Oisin Loughman, Pat Delaney
Under 8 Girls: Laura Saunders, Michelle Dunphy, Alice Dunphy
Under 10 Boys: Philip Lalor, Colin Campion, Paul Dunne
Under 10 Girls: Lisa Walsh, Emma Spencer, Yvonne Delahunty
Under 12 Boys: Michael Larkin, Gregory Delahunty, Niall Lalor
Under 12 Girls: Aine Mahoney, Margaret Prior, Michelle Fitzpatrick
Under 14 Boys: Noel Cunningham, Alan Brennan, Liam Delaney
Under 14 Girls: Noeleen Saunders, Niamh Kilbride, Aisling Phelan

Congratulations to all.



Home Multi gym, York 1001. Price: £150. Contact: 0502-36503.


Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day is on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th. Please Support.


Cullohill Community Centre

The Trustees and Committee members of Cullohill Community Centre wish to thank the members of the community who so generously contributed to the very successful Auction which was held on Sunday 1st March. We thank you all for your generous support in the past and look forward to your support in the future. Only with your support can the Community Centre survive.
A very sincere thanks to you all and we invite you all to come and participate in the activities which the Centre provides.

CPR Course

The CPR course givin by Gay Lalor and Sean Ivory was attended by 17 people and will continue on Wednesday 18th March at 8 pm sharp.

Progressive 25 results

March 4th: 1st Tommy Corrigan and Larry Mahoney
Joint 2nd Paddy Delaney and Anthoney Phelan, Seamus Duggan and Dan Deegan, Jimmy Mahoney and Sean Dunphy

Raffle winners: Bernie Kilbride, Ned Walsh and Pad Dunphy.

March 11th: Joint 1st Paddy Sullivan, Cullohill and Paddy Sullivan, Bunlacken, Dick Brennan and Michael Fitzpatrick.

Raffle winners: Tommy White and Anthoney Phelan.

Cards every Wednesday night 8.30 pm.

Auction Raffle Results

Lamb – John Collier, Prospect, Oldtown
Lamp – Anne Marie Deegan
Teddy – Mary Kileen, Parknahown
Box of Biscuits – Emer Delaney, Cullohill
Box of Chocolates – Marie Carroll, Ballymorris rd, Portarlington.



Thanks to ESB and Laois Co Co for erecting a new light at the school in Cullohill.


Parish Vigil

The promoters thank most sincerely the 60 people who attended the Parish Vigil at Peace in Christ, Kilkenny, on Monday last. We had a very prayerful evening.
A weekend retreat for women will take place on 27th – 29th March, Friday 8 pm to Sunday at 4.30 pm. Also all day retreat in preparation for Easter on Saturday 4th April from 10 am to 5 pm. Contact the promoters or Parish Clergy.


Speedy Recovery

A Speedy recovery is wished to Rita, Molly and Agnes by all their neighbours and friends. May you soon be out again at the cards and the bingo.


Durrow CYMS News

The Father & Son Tournament has reached the final.
In the semi final Noel and Aidan Keenan defeated Michael and Garry Kenna. David and Lee Donohue defeated Ger and John Brophy. The final will be played on this Saturday, 14th March after 7 pm Mass in the CYMS hall. It is between Noel and Aidan Keenan and David and Lee Donohue. It is the best of five frames.


Tops of the Towns

The 4th round in the Tops of the Town will be held in the Castle Arms Hotel on Friday 20th March. Members of the Ladies Club, Foroige and Scouts will take part. A great nights entertainment assured.


Lions Soccer Club

The Lions A team were defeated 3-2 by Thomastown United in a top of the table clash league game in Thomastown. Scorers for the Lions: Brian Shortall and Brian Sheppard.

Table Quiz organised by the Lions Soccer Club will be held in Gerri’s Lounge onMonday 16th March at 9.30 pm. This is the final Table Quiz for this Season and the club wish to thank everyone for their support. A special thanks to David Finnegan, quiz master.


Durrow & District Angling Club

Durrow and District Angling Club will hold a Trout Fishin Competition for the Billy Lawlor Memorial Cup on st Patrick’s Day. Usual rules apply weigh in at Durrow Inn 6 pm. Weigh Master Brian Lynch.
The next competition will be held on Sunday March29th for the Richard O’Rourke Memorial Cup. Fishing 10 am to 6 pm.


Sincere Thanks

Sincere thanks to all who contributed to the third World Grow Fund collection at Cullohill Church Gate last Sunday. The collection was organised by I.F.A. members to send seeds to Africa. Total of £107 was collected.


Durrow Parish Lotto

Monday 2nd March: No Jackpot Winner. No’s 1-21-26
£20 won by Mary Brophy, Carrigan Street, Durrow and Michael Donohue. 11 Erkindale Drive, Durrow.
£10 won by Rev. J. Condon

Monday 9th March: No Jackpot winner. No’s 19-27-28
£20 won by Thomas Brennan, Castlecomer and Mary Porter, Erkindale Drive, Durrow.
£10 to Brenday Young, Erkindale Drive, Durrow.

Next Draw on Monday 16th March in Lennon’s Lounge. Jackpot £1,000.


St Fergal’s College, rathdowney

St Fergals College Rathdowney will contest the All-Ireland Basketball “D” Final in Tallaght on March 18th. Local Girls on the team are Marie Lalor, Maeve Brophy, Joyce Donohue and Imelda Galvin. The team is wished the best of luck.