IRISH HEART FOUNDATION: The foundation would like to thank everybody for their generosity in the recent Church gate collection. A total of €436 was raised. Thank You for your continued support.

CULLOHILL SCHOOL: Scoil Tighearnach Naofa, Cullohill is now taking the names of pupils who wish to enrol in the school for September 2014. Telephone the office with details on (057) 8737281 from 9:30am to 1:30pm during school term.

ART CLASSES: Art Classes are resuming shortly and anyone interested in doing the Art Class please contact Bob’s Bar on (087) 6165484 or (086) 8263368.

CHURCH NOTES: Readers for March: Saturday Nights: March 8th: Ann Vaugh; March 15th: Seosamh Murphy; March 22nd: Noreen Joyce; March 29th: Thomas Murphy. Sunday Mornings: March 9th Stephanie Phelan; March 16th: Irene Phean; March 23rd: Kevin Kelly; March 30th: Gearoid Ryan.
Church Cleaning Rota for March: Ann Kealy, Mary Kennedy and Mary Walsh.

SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to the Monnelly Family, Barnhill, Durrow on their recent bereavement.
Sympathy is extended to the Stapleton Family, Erkindale Drive, Durrow on their recent bereavement.

DURROW PARISH CHOIR: We extend an invitation to anyone who likes to sing (male and female) to come and join the choir. It’s very enjoyable and rewarding to sing in a choir and be part of the Church celebrations, ie., Advent, Easter, Christmas and other services throughout the year. Contacts: Vicky Murphy (086) 1000230, Ann Conroy (086) 6079069 or any choir member.

ST VINCENT de PAUL: Durrow – If you wish to contact your local St Vincent de Paul Society, please phone (087) 6060740 in confidence. Cullohill – If you know of anyone whom you feel needs help please contact any member of the committee and it will be handled discreetly. The contact numbers are (086) 6090378 or (087) 1310650.

WARNING TO WALKERS ON LEAFY LOOPS WALK: Durrow Development Forum wish to advise intending walkers of flooding and downed trees along the Leafy Loop Walk owing to the recent storms. Coillte have been advised of the downed trees and work on these is ongoing. For more information and advice on the walks, contact Noeleen on (087) 9636460 who is surveying the walk on a daily basis.

DURROW COMMUNITY SERVICES: Durrow Community Services are looking for people to work as General Operatives for the scheme. Please contact the local FAS office for details as soon as possible on (057) 8736870.

SOCIAL DANCE: St. Fergal’s College, Rathdowney will host a Social Dance in The Templemore Arms on March 21st. Doors open at 9pm. Music by Pat Costello and the Midnight Dynamos starting 9.30pm. Tickets, €10 are available at St. Fergal’s College and on the door on the night. All proceeds go towards St. Fergal’s College Gym Fund. All support greatly appreciated. More information – call: (085) 2281113.

DRAMA: Clough/Ballacolla GAA Club are hosting a drama called ‘The Six Mary’s’ by Jean Farrell and Catherine Gallagher on Friday the 21st March at 8pm in the Hawthorn Community Building, Ballacolla. This is a comic look at growing up in Ireland in the 1950’s, appealing to audiences of all ages. Admission is €10. Tickets are available from Martina (085) 7776777 or Avril (087) 7501666. We look forward to your support on the night.

DAFFODIL DAY: Durrow Development Forum are holding a fundraising event for the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day. It will be held on Saturday 29th March after 7pm Mass and also Sunday 30th March after 11am Mass in the Presentation Centre, Durrow. It would be greatly appreciated if anyone would like to bake or to buy and donate cakes, tarts etc… for this very worthy cause. Contact Evelyn Clancy on (087) 9194428 or Mary Walsh on (086) 3055157. Please support.

CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations to John and Joanne Lalor, Capponellan, Durrow on the birth of their son – Finn.
Congratulations to Declan Murphy, Tinweir, Durrow and Anna Patty of Texas, USA on their recent marriage.

WOODENBRIDGE PADDLERS: The Raft Race will finally go ahead on Monday next, St.Patricks Day and will start at 2pm with registration from 1.30pm. The event will support the Woodenbridge Community Alert/Killermogh Church window fund. Refreshments and raffle will be held afterwards in Bobs Bar, Durrow. The Woodenbridge Paddlers will also take part in the annual Parade which takes place in Durrow on Sunday March 16th. For more information contact (087) 2395357.

NEXT NEWSLETTER: The next newsletter will be on sale weekending March 22nd and 23rd. NOTICE: The deadline for inclusion of notes is Thursday, February 20th at 8pm to and all classified adverts must be booked through Angela Drennan or Mary Walsh (057) 8736327.