Francis to
cycle 640km in France

Blood Transfusion Service -The Mobile unit of the Blood Transfusion Service will visit Durrow on Thursday June 28 in the Castle Arms Hotel Durrow from 5.00 pm to 8.30 pm. with over 3000 units of blood needed each week and with supplies on the low side during Summer it is very important that we have a good clinic in Durrow. Anyone between the ages of 18 and 70 years can give blood and it only takes less than one hour from start to finish. Please give the greatest gift ‘The Gift of Life’

Blood Transfusion Service -The Mobile unit of the Blood Transfusion Service will visit Durrow on Thursday June 28 in the Castle Arms Hotel Durrow from 5.00 pm to 8.30 pm. with over 3000 units of blood needed each week and with supplies on the low side during Summer it is very important that we have a good clinic in Durrow. Anyone between the ages of 18 and 70 years can give blood and it only takes less than one hour from start to finish. Please give the greatest gift ‘The Gift of Life’

Table Quiz-Local man Francis Mahony Dereen will take part in a 640km sponsored cycle in France next month to raise funds for the Irish Hospice Movement. As part of this initiative he is organizing a Table Quiz in Peadar’s Bar on Friday June 22 at 9.30 pm. your support for this excellent cause would be greatly appreciated. Tables of four will cost 40 euro. We hope to see you there.

Durrow Pride of Place-Judging in the All-Ireland pride of place competition will take place of July 13. Whether you live work or play in Durrow come out and say hello to the judges let them know how proud you are of our town. Lets showcase our great facilities and community spirit and our beautiful historic surroundings. Lets get every street estate and premises clean by displaying flower boxes and picking up litter. Next work night takes place on Wednesday June 20. Meet at Mill Wheel at 7 pm. In conjunction with Pride of Place and the Tidy Town’s Lawlors Garden Centre are giving three trays of bedding for the price of two. This will allow every household to have beautiful flowers for the judging. Offer lasts until Sunday evening June 24,2012. The next meeting with all clubs and organizations will be held on this Wednesday June 20 at 8 pm in the Courthouse. It is vital that all representatives do attend.

‘R’Awsome Living Food-“Living Foods for Radiant Health” Learn how to prepare health giving enzyme rich foods for vitality health and longevity. Weekly classes single session 10 00 am to 1.00 pm with lunch included. Maximum of six per class and day of week to suit participants. Topics include Wheatgrass, Sprouting, Juicing, Smoothies, Salads, Dips, Detox tips and super foods. Recipes are simple natural and tasty. For further information contact Ellen Delaney 0876238918

Playgroup-The AM Playgroup is holding an open morning for parents and their pre-school children who are wishing to enroll them into playschool in September 2012. The coffee morning will take place on Tuesday June 26 from 10.00 to 12.00 pm in the AM Playschool, Rosewood House Knockanoran Durrow (L16401) For further information contact Andrea or Mary on 0872127063.

Race Night -The Harps GAA club Annual Race night will take place this year in O’Connell’s Bar Cullohill on Saturday July 14. Please keep this date in your Diary as it is one of our major fundraising event of the year. Race cards are available from committee members. Your support would be much appreciated.

Thank You -A big thank you from the Durrow Walkers who took part in the Mini Marathon on June bank Holiday to all who sponsored them for Motor Neuron Research. The total raised was 3,276 Euro. Well done to all the ladies involved. Anyone wishing to contribute to this fund can give in their donation to Susan Lawlor at Lawlor’s Gala.

Lotto-There was no winner of the jackpot. Small draw winners were 30 Euro Michael Dunphy Rath Durrow. 25 euro Sean Kavanagh Derry Road. 20 euro Vera Dunphy Ballynevin, Cullohill. Next Draw for a possible 1450 euro will take place on Monday June 25 in Dec’s Bar. Tickets must be in by 9.30 Sharp on night of draw.

Fishing- Durrow /Cullohill parish anglers held a trout fishing competition for the Pat Gaughan Memorial cup on Sunday. Winner was Seanie Delehunty, 2nd Tommy Coffey and 3rd Niall Donohue. Next competition will be held on Sunday June 24 for the Mick Monahan Memorial Cup. It will be a trout fishing competition and entries will be taken at Lawlor’s Garden Centre from 9.30 am. Fishing from 10 am with the weigh in at 6 pm in the Durrow Inn.

With the high level of water on the rivers there will be no juvenile competitions until the level gets lower. For more up to date information contact the secretary Mick Walsh or Oliver Lawlor on Saturday evening regarding Sundays competition.

Fun Day-Durrow/Cullohill Parish Anglers and Wooden bridge Paddlers held a Fun Day on the River Erkina recently and raise 1,960 euro for Meals on Wheels and Durrow FAS. Both cheque were presented to Seosamh Murphy by Philip Kearney and Michael. G. Phelan at a function held in the Castle Arms Hotel on Friday night. Seosamh on behalf of the two originations thanked both clubs for their great effort and the great amount of money collected. A special word of thanks to everyone involved and in particularly to Betty Walsh and David Walsh .