CULLOHILL ICA NEWS: The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, the 4th of December at 8pm. All are most welcome to attend.

DURROW DIE CAST AND MODEL TOY SHOW: The Annual Durrow Die Cast Model and Toy Show will be held in the Manor Hotel, Abbeyleix on Saturday December 8th from 12 Noon until 6pm and on Sunday December 9th from 10am until 5pm. A great family day out is assured. Admission is just €5 per adult and children go free. For more information please contact Austin on (086) 8860598.

ZUMBA CLASSES: Zumba Dance Class are held every Wednesday from 8pm until 9pm in Durrow’s Community Centre, regardless of age, gender or fitness level. Just grab a friend and come join us for an exciting and fun workout like no other. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t tried Zumba yet this class is definitely for you. So come and give it a try as you never know you might enjoy yourself. Class fee €5 per hour. Children go free! Hope to see you soon.

DURROW CHOIR Voicem Daru: Rehearsals continue every Tuesday evening at 7.30pm in Castle Arms Hotel. The group are preparing for a Coral Festival in Cork in May 2019 so it is very important that every member of this group attend practice nights. For details, phone Ann (086) 6045409.

CULLOHILL WALKING GROUP: As the evenings grow darker earlier why not get out and walk in the company and safety of the walking group. Meet at Cullohill Community Centre on Mondays and Friday evenings at 7.20pm. Walks will commence at 7.30pm sharp.

RETIRED? Active Retirement Strength Class – A class aimed at the retired community that would like to improve their strength and mobility. No experience or fitness level required. The class will be supervised by a physical therapist to ensure maximum benefit. 11am in Core Health and Fitness gym every Friday. €5 per class. All queries to (057) 8740637.

LOCAL WEATHER: Visit for live temperatures, wind and rainfall data from Durrow.

ART CLASSES: Art classes continue on Wednesdays and Thursdays in Durrow Library. Time 7pm – 9pm. New members welcome, open to all levels and materials provided. Limited places are available. For further information please call Marie on (086) 3136028.

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

PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP: The group meets in the Presentation Hall, Durrow on Tuesdays from 9.30am. Any parents, carers, childminders etc… interested in attending with their little people, suitable from baby stage up to pre-school for a play, chat, cuppa and cake are most welcome to attend. For more information contact (086) 3914725.

CULLOHILL COMMUNITY CENTRE: The Progressive 25 Card Games are held in the hall every Sunday night at 8.30pm sharp followed by tea and sandwiches. Please support!

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.

KETTLEBELL BEGINNER CLASSES: New round of classes starting soon! Learn to use kettlebells safely and effectively from one of Ireland’s top ranked professional kettlebell sports and fitness instructors. Also included in the classes are bodyweight exercises as well as posture correction and strengthening techniques. Together with proper kettlebell instruction you can learn to prevent and remedy a wide range of joint and mobility issues and injuries. Places are limited so booking is essential. Contact (087) 3833258 or by email.

LIONS AFC NEWS: Lions Soccer Academy continues on Sundays at Noon. The Academy is open to all boys and girls in Junior and Senior Infants and all girls in First Class. Registration is €20 and €2 per session thereafter. The sessions are fun based and finish at 1pm. All are most welcome to attend.

ST VINCENT de PAUL DURROW: Contact us, in strict confidence on (087) 1917813.

CHURCH NEWS – FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTION: A First Saturday Devotion to Our Lady of Fatima will be held from 9.55am to 10.55am in Nuns Chapel on Saturday 1st December at the Church of Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix. All are most welcome.

CHURCH NEWS – OSSORY DIOCESE: The Future of our Parish – An Evening Exploring the Changing Nature of Parishes Today – Our parishes are changing shape – we have fewer priests and thankfully more people are involved than every before. Why not come along to an evening reflecting on the changing nature of our parishes chaired by Bishop Dermot Farrell. Fr Albert McDonnell and Ms Gemma Mulligan will reflect on the shape of parishes today and into the future – on Monday 3rd December 7.30pm at St Kieran’s College.

NEXT NEWSLETTER: The next newsletter will be on sale the weekend of December 15th and 16th – weather permitting. 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.