Direct from Durrow Extra

Direct from Durrow Extra

DURROW REMINISCING GROUP: A book with 200 pages of Photographs spanning almost 100 years of Durrow and Cullohill memories including ICA, Hurling, Camogie, Soccer, School to mention but a few. Books for sale €25 each or two for €40. Please text or call Tom on (087) 2936531 or Kathleen on (086) 8263368 for further information.
CULLOHILL COMMUNITY CENTRE: Progressive 25 Card Games are held in the hall every Sunday night at 8.30pm sharp followed by tea and sandwiches. Please support!

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News from Cullohill and Durrow Photo of Cullohill courtesy of Bernard Kilbride

EMPLOYMENT: Daybreak Stores, Durrow currently have a vacancy for Deli staff. Apply with CV and references in store. Experience desirable but not essential.
DURROW COMMUNITY ALERT: With the evenings getting shorter now as we approach the Autumn and Winter seasons, keep vigilant for suspicious activity in our community. Keep an eye on the Community Alert’s new Facebook Page here for regular updates and information from across the district.
CULLOHILL-DURROW FLOWER AND GARDEN CLUB: It is time once again for Cullahill and Durrow flower club to meet after the summer break. The speaker for Monday September 11th is Teresa Tyrode from Tipperary. We meet as usual at 8pm in The Community Centre Cullahill. All are looking forward to meeting and hearing about Teresa’s garden. New members are always welcome and also visitors. Please note change of date for Christmas Gala with Oliver Lawlor to
the 11th of December at 8pm.
DURROW HIGH NELLY CLUB – UPCOMING EVENTS: October 7th 2017: Greenway cycle from Waterford to Dungarvan. Leaving Bobs at 9am and staying overnight in Lawlor’s Hotel, Dungarvan. Booking details: Phone (058) 41122 or email – the rate is €75 per person sharing and includes breakfast and dinner. Quote “High Nelly Cycle” when ringing. Book ASAP as places will fill fast.

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LADIES WATCH FOUND: A ladies watch was found in the Community Hall at the Arts and Crafts Sale and Exhibition during the Scarecrow Festival. Please contact (086) 3055157 for more information.
DURROW LIBRARY: Upcoming Events: The following events have been planned for Durrow Library… Friday 22nd of September at 7pm – Culture Night event Author reading and Book-based crafting with Helena Duggan, author of A Place Called Perfect (Waterstones and Easons Children’s Book of the Month for August) This event will be for children aged 9+ and booking will be necessary as there is a limited amount of places for this event.
Irish Rural Link – Computer Classes for Beginners: Free computer and internet classes are being offered by the Irish Rural link group. If anyone is interested please contact Durrow library or call in!
Library Opening Times: The open times are as follows: Tuesdays: 1.30pm to 5.30pm and 6pm to 7.30pm; Wednesdays: 10am to 1.30pm and 2pm to 5.30pm; Saturdays 11am to 1pm. Phone: (057) 8736090 or e-mail: for information on any of the above.
SCOIL RINCE KATRINA: Irish Dance Classes commence in Ballyouskill Parish Hall on Monday September 4th and continue every Monday evening. Beginners classes from 5.30pm to 6.30pm and Advanced classes from 6.00pm to 7.15pm. All ages are most welcome. For more details please contact Katrina Sheeran on (085) 7606866.


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LIVE WEATHER DATA: Up-to-the-minute local weather conditions for Durrow are available online at which includes day-to-day records going back to 2008.
STOLEN: A large 22” World Lawnmower with a Briggs & Stratton Engine – WYZ2OH – was taken from outside the Kayak and Canoe Club Building on Thursday, 17th August. Anyone with any information please phone the local FÁS Office on (057) 8736870.
VARIETY CONCERT DVD: The official DVD of the Variety Concert is available to purchase at a cost of €10 and it is well worth having as the concert was excellent. Many thanks to Pat Farrell who filmed the show and then edited and produced the finished product. The DVD is available from Mick Dunphy, Mary Walsh and Pat Farrell.
MARKET: The Cottage Market Mountrath brings you all things home-made, home-grown and hand-crafted. Located at The Macra Hall, Main St. Mountrath – from 10am to 2pm on the first Saturday of each month. Contact Anne or Lucy on (089) 2048089 for more details.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Hidden – But Still Among Us. Would you like to Volunteer in the ‘Guild of St. Philip’? Prisoners are easy to forget, locked in institutions, they seem to disappear from society‟s sight, but prisoners still belong to society that incarnates them. Most will eventually be released and the experience they have in prison will greatly affect their ability to adjust to life ‘outside’ as law abiding   citizens. That experience can be influences for the better through the action of concerned, informed citizens. If you wish to be involved please text (086) 0462405 or email
CASTLEWOOD FARMSHOP: Now re-opened. Organic meat, apple juice, eggs and other produce. Farmshop and tearoom open Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 5pm; Sunday 11am – 5pm. Enquiries to Dominic (087)9694070.

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APPEAL: This year, 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the O’Brien’s starting their Headstone business in Durrow. If anyone has any old pictures of the Quarry on the Derry Road, Sean would be delighted to hear from you. You can email them to or phone Sean on (086) 2656657 if you have them in paper form. Any additional details such as the names and date of the picture would be greatly appreciated.
DURROW PARISH LOTTO RESULTS: Monday 21st August 2017: There was no jackpot winner of €2,650. The Numbers drawn were: 02, 11, 20 and 21. The small draw winners were: €30: Seamus Stapleton, Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny; €25: Kay Dwyer, Cork Road, Durrow, Co. Laois; €20: Vera Kelly, c/o Michael Walsh, Angling Club.
Monday 28th August 2017: There was no jackpot winner of €2,800. The Numbers drawn were: 08, 14, 18 and 22. The small draw winners were: €30: Sean Bergin, Grennan, Attanagh, Co. Laois; €25: A.N. Dunne, c/o Kathleen Dunne, C.A. Hotel; €20: Gary O’Sullivan, c/o Dec’s Bar, Durrow, Laois.