Lotto - The parish lotto with a jackpot of 6,350 euro was not won, small winners were 30 euro, Tom Lawlor, Abbeyleix , 25 euro Maureen Campion and 20 euro Deran Kios . The lotto will be in the Durrow Inn on April 1 with a possible jackpot of 6,650 euro. Tickets must be handed in before 9.30 pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot.
Fishing - Durrow/Cullohill Parish Anglers are holding a trout fishing competition for the Billy Lawlor Memorial cup on Easter Sunday March 31, fishing from 10 am with the weigh-in at Durrow Inn at 6 pm sharp. Entries taken at Lawlor’s Flower Shop from 9.30 am. Usual rules apply. Memberships are on sale in Lawlor’s Gala, The Square, Durrow, Lawlor’s Florists, Bridge Gardens, Durrow, and from Secretary Michael Walsh. Durrow/Cullohill Parish Anglers are delighted to announce that they have signed the lease for Granstown Lake and will during the year have an official opening. Work is currently being done on the lake and this facility will be a great asset to all anglers.
Community Endeavour Award - The Community Endeavour Award for 2013 was presented to Austin Ryan representing the Durrow Vintage Club. This award ,which recognizes the contribution a club or individual makes to the community of Durrow. Durrow vintage Club as well as preserving and repairing
old vehicles ,it does great work for charity and every year brings large number of visitors to
Durrow . A worthy winner of this award.
Daffodil Day - Durrow Development Forum are delighted to assist Mary Ryan in organising a fundraising event for the Irish Cancer Society. As well as selling Daffodil’s on March 22, a coffee morning/evening and a cake sale will take place after mass on Easter Saturday March 30 before the Vigil Mass from 7.30 pm to 9 pm and Sunday March 31 from 11.30 am to 1 pm in the Presentation Centre. If you have a hour to spare and are willing to help please contact Miriam
Mahony, if you can bake a cake it would be tremendous and if you can drop in for a chat and a cuppa you are most welcome. To contact Miriam please call 0868390266. Please note the change of date of the coffee morning/evening.
Genealogy - The launch of Ireland Reaching Out will be held in the Parish Center, Portlaois on April 4 at 8 pm. in the year of the Gathering 2013 Ireland’s Reaching Out is an initiative to seek and encourage the decedents of these who left your parish to return home from around the world . Anyone interested in their community, local history, heritage, tourism, and genealogy are invited to get involved and learn more. This programme will be launched by Henry Healey and
John Liston. It is intended to hold a training course in Durrow in April ,the purpose of which is to train
local people,(free of charge) in genealogy and ultimately create a database of decedents of Durrow Emigrant and invite the home for special events. For more details contact Marian Mahony on 086-8390266 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trout - Durrow/Cullohill parish Anglers held their first trout fishing competition of the season on March 17. It was for the Michael Walsh Cup and there were some lovely fish landed. The winner was Alan Dwyer ,2nd Tommy Coffey and 3rd was Fred Townsend Jnr. Juvenile winner was Daniel Brophy with Lee Coffey as runner up. The next trout fishing competition will be held on Sunday March 31,2013 and it will be for the Billy Lawlor Memorial Cup.
Mini Marathon - Ladies mini-marathon sponsorship cards and tee shirts are available from Kay in Lawlor’s Gala, Eileen Keenan and the office in Our Lady’s Meadow . Please support these ladies as they are raising funds towards the cost of the new extension to the school and thus benefiting the whole community.
Stations - The Stations of the Cross will take place on Good Friday in Dunmore Wood at 12 noon. Please assemble at 11.45 am. All are welcome.
Harps - The Harps Juvenile club are holding a cabaret in O’Connell’s Lounge Bar, Cullohill on Easter Sunday night March 31, music by David Furey. Your support would be greatly appreciated. The draw for the Easter Hamper will also be held at the cabaret.
AGM - The Annual general meeting of Durrow Fianna Fail will take place in the Castle Arms Hotel on Tuesday April 2 at 9 pm. the meeting will be attended by Dept. Sean Fleming, T.D. John Joe Fennelly, M.C.C. and Brendan Phelan, M.C.C.