Lotto - There was no Jackpot winner. Winners on the night were 30 euro Cormac Campion 25 euro Aoife O Brien, 20 euro Eimer Murphy. The lotto of October 15 will be held in Lennon’s Bar with a possible jackpot of 3400 euro. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30 pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot. Whist - The Killermogh Parish Whist Drives recommenced for the winter season last Thursday in the Parocial hall, Cork road, Durrow . Top Score Teresa Phelan 1st lady K. Kavanagh. 2nd Lady A. Cass 1st Gent M. Doheny, 2nd Gent Joe Cass and Paul KavanaghHalves ; Mary Delaney and Nuala Phelan Juvenile Damian Carter Quarters ; L. Kavanagh, M. Neill , M. Orr , R. Seale, B. Reilly. Raffle Lena McEvoy, Lorna Allen, Mgt Moynan, Billy Carter. Next whist drive Thursday October 25.
Blood - The Blood Transfusion Service Donor Clinic will be in Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow on Thursday October 18 from 4.30 pm to 8 pm. Help ensure essential blood supplies are always available by giving blood at this clinic. We appeal to the people of the area to attend this clinic and donate blood as there is need for over 3,000 units every week. Give somebody the perfect gift, the gift of life.
Floral Demonstration - Give yourself a “ Halloween Treat” by attending a floral demonstration by Oliver and Martin Lawlor, Lawlor’s Florists, Durrow in the Parocial Hall Rathdowney on Thursday October 25. All proceeds will go to aid Erkina House and meals on wheels , Rathdowney. Admission is seven euro and it starts at 8 pm. All floral arrangements done on the night will be part of the raffle. All welcome to come and support two good charities and enjoy a night of floral extravaganza.
Golf - The date of the next outing of Jack’s Golf Society has been changed and the new date is November 24 in Rathdowney Golf Club for the Christmas Hamper competition. Tee times are from 11 am to 12 noon. To book a tee time cal into Dec’s Bar or contact Declan on 087 9893044.
Death - The parish of Durrow /Cullohill and surrounding parishes were shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the sudden death of Bill Walsh, Cullohill, at his residence on October 2. A member of a very highly respected farming family in the area the late Bill Walsh was held in high esteem by everyone. He is survived by his loving wife Mary, son Jimmy, daughters Marie, Annette, Eileen, Frances and Carmel, daughter in law Bernadette, sons in law, grandchildren, relatives and a huge circle of neighbours and friends. The huge attendance at his wake, removal and funeral mass was to offer to the Walsh family their deepest sympathy and to pay their last respects to a wonderful man. His remains were removed to St. Tigearneach’s Church, Cullohill on Wednesday evening and burial took place in adjoining cemetery after Requiem mass on Thursday. Sincerest sympathy is extended to Mary and the Walsh family on their great loss. May he rest in peace.
Cycling Club - The Ossory cycling club are holding their first Annual General Meeting in O’Reilly’s Pub on Thursday night October 18 at 8.30 pm . It is hoped that all members will attend and cyclists from the Durrow/Cullohill area are also welcomed to come and join . All are welcome
Sponsored Walk - The Laois Domestic Abuse Service are holding a sponsored 5 km walk in Durrow on Sunday October 21 starting at 1.30 pm. Sponsored cards are available from the L DAS office opposite the Gardai station in Portlaois or alternately come along on the day and give a donation. We appeal for great support from all walkers as the demands on this service is growing year on year, this year to date the service has to date helped over 224 women.