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Michael Lawlor


Michael Lawlor



The parish lotto with a jackpot of 10,400 euro was not won on September 23 ,2013. Winners of the small draw were 30 euro Ann Palmer , 25 euro Margaret Deegan and 20 euro Eddie Hutchinson. The lotto of Monday night October 07 will be held in Lennon’s Barwith a possible jackpot of 10,700 euro. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30 pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot


Revised Opening Hours from Tuesday 1st October. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm. Fridays 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm. Please Note the Credit Union will now close at 6 pm on Fridays.


A charity 10 k walk will follow the John Murray route over the Cullohill Mountains in aid of the Niall Mellon Township Foundation. It will take place on Sunday October 6 with entries taken at Cullohill Community Centre. The walk will commence at 12 midday and we look forward to a large turnout for this very worthwhile charity that does great work

Set Dancing

Set dancing takes place in the Parish Hall in Urlingford every Monday night from 8.00 to 11.00 with live music by the wonderful Danny Webster. Newcomers are most welcome as most sets are demonstrated by Declan Doocey for the first hour. Large numbers are enjoying the sets to date.


There will be a fundraiser for the Killermogh Church Windows on Saturday October 5th ,2013 from 2 pm to 8 pm at Joe and Hilary Lalor’s , Knockamullen,

Ballacolla. Please ring (0876356715) for directions. Teas and Coffee, Cakes , bric-a-brac, plants, books and lots more. There will be a raffle for a lamb for freezer. Please come and support this worthy fundraiser. A great afternoon is guaranteed.


Durrow Bridge Club resumes for the new season on Wednesday night October 2,2013 at 8 pm. All are welcome to come and play.


Threshing, Vintage and Air Display on Dermot Leahy’s farm, Greenroads, on Sunday, 6th October, at 1.30 pm  A great family day guaranteed.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Sympathy: The start of the school year has been shadowed by great sorrow on the passing of Ms. Kelly’s husband, Peter Coe. Peter had a great love of music and displayed his musical talent at many school events. The Parents   Council wish to extend their deepest sympathies to Helen and both families on behalf of all the parents in Our Lady’s Meadow.

New Term

A big welcome to the thirty Junior Infants who have started in the school this year and indeed to the 167 students who have returned again for another year. A warm welcome to the new teachers; Ms Dervla Dunne—who will be teaching First class and part of Second class and also to Ms. Ryan who will be teaching Sixth class.
One-Way System: Could we please ask parents to be mindful of the one-way traffic system that is in use during school hours. We would ask that you approach the school for drop-off/collection by entering the green via the Castle Durrow entrance and exit via The Stores

Zebra Crossing

Please keep the zebra crossings clear at ALL times and we encourage all   parents and children to cross safely at the zebra crossing.
Welcome Back

Both parents and students were delighted on September 2nd to see that Ms. Kenneally was back in her classroom to greet her pupils for the coming year.
Hurling: Last April, May and June all pupils from First class to Sixth class had the opportunity to take part in a ten-week skills base training session each Friday afternoon. A big thank you to Gabby Irwin, Conor Murphy, Vinnie Cooney and Tommy Walsh from The Harps GAA Club who made this possible. It is hoped to run a similar 8-week programme this October and November for Fifth and Sixth class pupils.

Late Peter Coe

The parishes of Durrow and Monasterevin and surrounding parishes were shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden death of Peter Coe, 42 Derrywood, Durrow and formerly of Monasterevin on September 16. His sudden death comes as a great shock and he will be missed by everyone both young and not so young. Peter was a gentleman, his lovely smile , his warm greeting and his friendliness will be missed. Peter was a wonderful musician and is known the length and breath of Ireland. Peter played with some of the truly greats of the Irish music world, Phil Coulter, Finbar Wright, Michael English and Tommy Fleming and international super star Rebecca Storm. Peter in is earlier days played music with the top bands of their day, Trad Dads, Moon and Sixpence, The Statesmen and North to Alaska. Peter also played at the world Eucharistic Congress held in Croke Park in 2012. Peter was musical director of Monasterevin Gospel Choir and is musical director of many musical societies in both Laois and Kildare. Perhaps Peter got most pleasure when he was involved with the children of Our Lady’s Meadow Primary school and Monasterevin N.S playing music and being involved in the school plays. Every school child knew Peter and he knew them through his love of music and entertainment.

Peter in his young days played ruby and has Munster caps for playing both cricket and hockey , he loved water skiing and sailing.

Peter is survived by his loving wife Helen, son Geoff and partner Azalia, daughter Julie and husband Glen, grandchildren Rachel, Tylor , Wesley and Matthew, his mother Doris predeceased by his father Richard, brother Rodney, sisters Vicky, Jennifer and Gillian, brother-in-law John, Kevin and Pat, sister-in-law Veronica, Carmel and Tara, nieces, nephews and a huge circle of friends and neighbours. Peter’s funeral took place in St. John the Evangelist Church Monasterevin with Rev Trevor Lester ( Peter best friend) as main celebrant assisted by Rev Leslie Stevenson and Fr. Liam Merrigan. Music by Monasterevin Gospel Choir with organist Peter Maxwell Browne. The remains were then taken for cremation at Newlands Cross Crematorium. The huge attendance at his weak, removal and funeral service was a testament to the high esteem everyone held Peter and to offer to Helen and his extended family their hearth felt sympathy at their great loss. “Ar Dheis dea go raidh a Anam”


This year marks the final in the annual Stars in Your Eyes show. We are hoping to go out with a bang! If you would like to participate in    making this years show the biggest and best one yet, then please consider attending rehearsals every Thursday night at 8.30 pm in the Library Courthouse on Chapel Street. For further information please contact Evelyn on (087) 9194428.


The next Monthly Meeting will be held on Monday 7th   October at 8.30 pm in usual venue (Computer Centre/FAS Office) beside the Church. All members are asked to attend