Durrow - Tommy Coffey was the winner of the first competition of the season

Lotto-The parish lotto with a jackpot of 6,100 euro was not won, small winners were 30 euro David O’Brien, 25 euro Danny and Conor Campion and 20 euro Seamus Stapleton . The lotto of March 11 will be held in the Dec’s Bar with a possible jackpot of 6,250 euro. Tickets must be handed in before 9.30 pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot.

Lotto-The parish lotto with a jackpot of 6,100 euro was not won, small winners were 30 euro David O’Brien, 25 euro Danny and Conor Campion and 20 euro Seamus Stapleton . The lotto of March 11 will be held in the Dec’s Bar with a possible jackpot of 6,250 euro. Tickets must be handed in before 9.30 pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot.

Stations-Stations of the Cross will be held every Sunday during Lent in the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Durrow at 6 pm . All are welcome.

Bridge-Durrow Bridge Club Winners were 1st Jimmy Ryan and Teresa Muldowney , 2nd Alice and Johnny Bowe, 3rd Bridget Nolan and Josie Murphy

Fishing-Tommy Coffey was the winner of the first competition of the season for the Durrow/ Cullohill Parish Anglers . It was a pike fishing competition for the Brendan Sheeran Memorial Cup.

The next competition will be a trout fishing competition and it will be held on the first day of the trout fishing season, St. Patrick’s Day , March 17. It will be for the Michael Walsh Cup. There will also be a trout fishing competition for the Wm. B. Lawlor Memorial Cup on March 28,2013. The club will, in conjunction with the Wooden bridge Paddlers, be holding a number of family days on the river. More details will be announced later but last year this family day proved to be very successful and both clubs look forward to having many family days during the summer season.

Memberships are on sale in Lawlor’s Gala, The Square, Durrow, Lawlor’s Florists, Bridge Gardens, Durrow, and from Secretary Michael Walsh.

Camogie-The Harps Camogie club held their Annual General Meeting in Cullohill Community Centre and it was very well attended. Officers elected for the coming season are ; Chairman ;Tom Dunne, Vice-do Breda Prior, Secretary ; Margaret Murphy, Ass. Do ; Ann Fitzpatrick, Treasurer ; Bernadette Walsh, PRO Joan Dollard Committee ; Joe Dooley ,Laura Mahony, Martin Bergin, Clement Whyte, Elaine Mahony.

The Harps Camogie Club wish to thank everyone who attended their AGM and we look forward to a very good year in 2013. New members in all age groups welcome to join.

Car Boot Sale-The Ballypickas GAA club are holding a Car Boot Sale in the GAA field on Sunday March 10 from 10 am to 2 pm. Cars are five euro and Vans and Trailers are ten euro. All welcome. This sale will be on every second Sunday in each month from March onwards.

Scarecrow festival-Thanks to all the business who pledged their sponsorship for this years festival. If any community member or club would also like to make a donation we would be extremely grateful. Donations of over two hundred and fifty euro are tax deductible but any donation would be gratefully accepted. Please remember that you are not donating to the festival but to the regeneration of the square in Durrow.

Cycling-Laois Cycling and Touring Club invite you to come and join us on our weekly beginners cycle. We start at the Maldron Hotel on Abbeyleix Road, Portlaois at 8.50 for a 9 am start. All level of cyclist are welcome . for more details contact Mick at 0851522945 or by e-mail mickmcd1388@gmail.com.

St. Patrick’s Day-The St. Patrick’s Day festival will get under way on Saturday March 16 with a children disco in the Community Hall, Durrow . u-12 Adm. 3 euro.

There will be an Outdoor Country Market in the Square from 11 am to 5 pm on St. Patrick’s Day. The parade of Motorised or non Motorised vehicles will assemble on Cork Road from 2.30 pm with the parade starting at 3 pm. Following the parade there will be an exhibition hurling game between junior infants and senior infants of the Harps GAA club. There will be face painting, bouncing castles and loads more. Leprechauns are wanted badly for the day ,anyone interested contact Marian Mahony.

Flower and Garden -Cullohill and Durrow Flower and Garden club are hosting a Garden Talk by Mary Keenan, Gash Gardens ,Castletown, in Cullohill Community Center at 8 pm on Monday March 11,2013. New members are always welcome and visitors are welcome to come to this talk.

On Monday April 8 at 8 pm the club will host a floral demonstration by Enda Phelan Thompson.

Civil Defence-Durrow Civil Defence Unit are currently accepting applications for membership. The unit trains in first aid, rescue and firefighting and provides a wide range of services to the community in emergency situations and at public events. For more information please contact Seamus Clancy on 086-3491317.