Woodenbridge Paddlers Race
The Woodenbridge Paddlers will hold their annual Raft Race on Sunday April 7. (water levels permitting) supporting Woodenbridge Community Alert projects. Starting at 2pm with registration at 1.30pm. Prize winners in senior and junior sections. For safety junior raft require one adult on board. Max raft size six person. Entry fee 35 with sponsors also welcome. Raffle will also be held on the evening.
The parish lotto with a jackpot of €6,100 was not won, small winners were €30 David O’Brien, €25 Danny and Conor Campion and €20 Seamus Stapleton. The lotto of March 11 will be held in Dec’s Bar with a possible jackpot of €6,250. Tickets must be handed in before 9.30pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot.
Stations of the Cross will be held every Sunday during Lent in the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Durrow at 6pm . All are welcome.
Durrow Bridge Club Winners were 1st Jimmy Ryan and Teresa Muldowney , 2nd Alice and Johnny Bowe, 3rd Bridget Nolan and Josie Murphy
Tommy Coffey was the winner of the first competition of the season for the Durrow/ Cullohill Parish Anglers. It was a pike fishing competition for the Brendan Sheeran Memorial Cup. The next competition will be a trout fishing competition and it will be held on the first day of the trout fishing season, St Patrick’s Day, March 17. It will be for the Michael Walsh Cup. Memberships are on sale in Lawlor’s Gala, The Square, Durrow, Lawlor’s Florists, Bridge Gardens, Durrow, and from Secretary Michael Walsh.
The Harps Camogie club held their Annual General Meeting in Cullohill Community Centre and it was very well attended. Officers elected for the coming season are: Chairman Tom Dunne, Vice-do Breda Prior, Secretary ; Margaret Murphy, Ass. Do ; Ann Fitzpatrick, Treasurer ; Bernadette Walsh, PRO Joan Dollard, committee ; Joe Dooley, Laura Mahony, Martin Bergin, Clement Whyte, Elaine Mahony. The Harps Camogie Club wish to thank everyone who attended their AGM and we look forward to a very good year in 2013. New members in all age groups welcome to join.
Car Boot Sale
The Ballypickas GAA club are holding a Car Boot Sale in the GAA field on Sunday March 10 from 10 am to 2 pm. Cars are five euro and Vans and Trailers are ten euro. All welcome. This sale will be on every second Sunday in each month from March onwards.
Thanks to all the business who pledged their sponsorship for this years festival. If any community member or club would also like to make a donation we would be extremely grateful. Donations of over two hundred and fifty euro are tax deductible but any donation would be gratefully accepted. Please remember that you are not donating to the festival but to the regeneration of the square in Durrow.
St Patrick’s Day
The St Patrick’s Day festival will get under way on Saturday March 16 with a childrens disco in the Community Hall, Durrow. U-12 Admission is €3. There will be an outdoor country market in the Square from 11am to 5pm on St Patrick’s Day. The parade of motorised or non motorised vehicles will assemble on Cork Road from 2.30pm with the parade starting at 3pm. Following the parade there will be an exhibition hurling game between junior infants and senior infants of the Harps GAA club. There will be face painting, bouncing castles and loads more. Leprechauns are wanted badly for the day, anyone interested contact Marian Mahony.
The death took place suddenly, following a short illness of Morgan Cashin, Swan Road, Durrow, in St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny on Sunday morning February 17,2013. In his ninety fourth year Morgan is a member of a large and very much respected family in Durrow and his death brings much sadness to the parish. Only the previous week Morgan’s brother Joe died in Dublin and these two death brings to a end a great era of the Cashin family. Morgan is survived by his loving wife Bridget, sons John, Paul and Morgan, daughter-in-law Kathleen and Mary, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends and neighbours. The huge attendance at his wake and rosary in Brookhaven Nursing Home and a the funeral mass and burial in Durrow on Tuesday morning paid their last respects to a really lovely man and to offer to the Cashin Family their hearth felt sympathy at the death of Morgan. Requiem Mass was celebrated in the church of the Most Holy Trinity, Durrow followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Sincerest sympathy is extended to Bridget and the Cashin family on their great loss.
Flower and Garden
Cullohill and Durrow Flower and Garden club are hosting a Garden Talk by Mary Keenan, Gash Gardens, Castletown, in Cullohill Community Center at 8pm on Monday March 11. New members are always welcome and visitors are welcome to come to this talk. On Monday April 8 at 8pm the club will host a floral demonstration by Enda Phelan Thompson.
Durrow Civil Defence Unit are currently accepting applications for membership. The unit trains in first aid, rescue and firefighting and provides a wide range of services to the community in emergency situations and at public events. For more information please contact Seamus Clancy on 086-3491317.
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Weather for Portlaoise
Thursday 20 June 2013
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