Direct from Durrow

Direct from Durrow


Anyone interested in availing of a bus to the Ladies Mini Marathon, on the June Bank Holiday Monday should contact Marie Clooney. The bus will leave for Dublin at 10am sharp on Monday June 6th.


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Monday 9th May 2016: There was no jackpot winner of €6,350. The Numbers drawn were: 01, 04, 20 and 21. The small draw winners were: €30: Stephanie Thomas, Cork Rd, Durrow, Laois; €25: Sean Dunphy, Derry Rd, Durrow, Co. Laois; €20: Ray Campion, Derrywood, Durrow, Laois.
Monday 16th May 2016: There was no jackpot winner of €6,500. The Numbers drawn were: 12, 13, 14 and 18. The small draw winners were: €30: Sheila Finnegan, Cork Road, Durrow, Laois; €25: Anna Kemple, Dunmore, Durrow, Co. Laois; €20: Bridget Conroy, Patrick St, Durrow, Laois.


LKCC May/June Details for Paddling: 11th to 25th May, Wednesday Evenings at 7.30pm Beginner Kayak Course, Club House, Sunday 22nd May @ 9.30am Club Trip to Clashganny – level 3 skills training Suitable for All Club Members with minimum level 2 skills. Saturday 28th May @ 9.30am Level 2 Kayak Skills Assessment. Each Friday evening in May the club house will be open from 7.30 for practice and kayaking. June:- Each Wednesday Evening @ 7.30pm Mid-Week Splash Around, Club House, Durrow, Sunday 05th June @ 9.30am Club Trip to Green’s Weir, Kilkenny – Level 3 skills training. Sunday 12th June @ 10.30am Club Trip to Kilfarassy Caves, Copper Coast, Waterford.

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Sunday 19th June @ 9.30am Club Trip to Clashganny – Level 3 skills training. Sunday 26th June @ 9.30am Level 3 Kayak Skills Assessment Club members who have completed a level 3 course. Please check website and Facebook for further details.
2016/2017 Membership: For members who have still to pay their membership, please do so this month as all membership is due into Canoeing Ireland. Any queries, please contact Emer O’Brien on 087 9626350 or any committee member. This must be paid this week.

Laois Canoe and Kayaking club making waves

Laois Canoe and Kayaking Club News

Irish Freestyle Junior Championships:

The club would like to wish Mikie Murphy the best of luck in Germany competing with the Junior Freestyle Irish Team.
Sponsored Kayaking Run: The Club are running a sponsored kayaking trip from Durrow to Ballyraggett in the coming weeks and members will be selling lines for same. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Cullohill Handball Club are running a Feile Fundraising Cabaret in O’Connell’s on Sunday 29th of May. Live Music and a door prize of a Trailer Load of Timber. Please support our 20 Handballers.

Paddy Donovan goes low to kill a shot in the corner.

Laois Handball News


Any old or unwanted clothes or fabric can be left in the porch of the Cullohill Community Centre. All collections are in aid of Cullohill Handball Club.


Best of luck to our U14s this week as they face Clonaslee away on Monday evening at 6.30pm in Football, then on Friday evening (May 27th) the hurlers travel to Clonad to play a combined team of Clonad-Park-Rathineska also at 6.30pm. Then on Saturday 28th of May, the Junior Hurlers play Shanahoe at 7pm in Shanahoe as part of the Division 2 Hurling League.

Harps GAA: Standing tall on and off the field

Harps GAA: Standing tall on and off the field


Anyone looking for help can contact us on (087) 3476012.


Durrow Saturday market is open every Saturday from 9am to 12.30pm in the Computer Centre beside the RC Church on the Kilkenny Rd. Potato’s and Fresh Veg are available, to book your favourites please ring Marie on (087) 7742506. Home Baking from Bernie Brennan is also available with a selection of fresh breads, scones, tarts and cakes. You can also book cakes for parties etc…


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What the weather has in store for us!


The next newsletter will be on sale weekending June 4th and 5th. All adverts must be booked with Angela Drennan (087) 1928522 or Mary Walsh (086) 3055157. Advertisements cost €2 per issue of Durrow Parish Newsletter and must be paid for in advance.