Durrow Reminiscing Group are holding their book launch on Thursday, November 28, in the Castle Arms Hotels at 8.30pm. Henry Healy from Ireland Reaching Out/The Gathering will launch the book on the night. All are welcome.


The parish lotto with a jackpot of €11,450 was not won on November 18. Winners of the small draw were €30 Martin Foley, €25 Mauve Thornton and €20 Cashin Boys. The lotto of December 02 will be held in Durrow Inn, Durrow with a possible Jackpot of €11,900. To win all you have to do is buy a ticket and pick the right numbers, a lovely cash bonus for someone coming up to Christmas. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30 pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot.


We are appealing for volunteers to help with meals deliveries. It takes less than an hour to deliver meals any day between 12 noon and 1pm. Some of our volunteers have had to retire thus leaving us short handed. This is a great service for the elderly of the area and even one day per week or less would be of great help. Please give your name and phone number to Marie Clooney if you think you can help in any way.

Celebration of advent

The Green room, Rathbeagh Farmhouse, Ballyragget (www.rathbeaghfarmhouse.com) on Saturday November 30th from 2pm till 5.30pm. Free of charge. Limited spaces. To book your place contact Dee Hennessy (www.mindfulfacilitation.com) on 086-8539227 or e-mail deehennessy01@gmail.com


The November Whist Drive of the Killermogh Parish will be held in the Parocial Hall, Cork Road, Furrow on Thursday night November 28 at 8.30 pm. All welcome


Christmas Draw: Our Annual Christmas draw tickets are now on sale, through youth members and Scouters. We would ask that you would support your local scout group by buying one. They are selling at €2 per ticket. Funds are needed to aid us in supporting all of our sections. With two new sections up and running funds are needed in order to supply the group with the equipment and resources needed in order to keep our group up and running.


The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association would like to thank all who contributed so generously to our Church gate collections held in Durrow and Cullohill on the 5th and 6th of October. The total amount collected was €1,155. Many Thanks.


Congratulations to Calvin O’Brien for coming second in the first round of the National Freestyle Championships last weekend. The club partake in many competitions and are looking forward to playing in the Munster Canoe Polo League shortly.

Vintage Club

Durrow Vintage Club Ltd 3rd Annual Diecast and Diorama show will be held in the Manor Hotel, Abbeyleix on Saturday December 7 from 2 pm t0 8 pm and on Sunday December 8 from 10 am to 5pm. Adm is five euro ,children free. Please note the change of venue.

Open Night

Heywood Community School, Ballinakill, Open Night for prospective 1st year students and their parents
on Thursday, 29th November, 2012 from  7.00p.m. to 9.00p.m. All are welcome.

National Award

Congratulations to Sonya Duggan, Deeren, Durrow and Kilminchy School House, Portlaoise on being choosen as the Best Creche in the Private Creche of the Year award at the Maternity and Infants awards which was held recently in the Four Seasons Hotel Dublin. This is a tremendious award for Sonya and her staff and the very high standards achieved at their creche. Very well done! The awards were presented by Cybill Mulcahy and TV3 Star Martin King.


Cullohill ICA held their November meeting in the community centre Cullohill. Votes of sympathy were extended with the family of the Late Sadie Delaney, Camross, a wonderful ica member . Ar Dheis de go raibh si. Well wishes to Lilly Sheeran and Kathleen Gorman who were involved in accidents recently. Congratulations to Ann Delaney who won a weekend away at An Grianan for her recipe using Irish Pride Bread. The mass for all our deceased members was celebrated in Cullohill on Saturday November 16.The raffel was won by Nancy Phelan. Members attended the launch of the 100 years of ICA in Abbeyleix. Well done to Abbeyleix on their achievements. The winter federation meeting is in Castletown on Sunday November 24 at 2 pm. Five or six members will attend. Next meeting on December 3.


Reunion of Cullahill and Gurteen Schools from 1920 to 1982: Anyone who can help with information or old photos from this era please contact: Kathleen (087) 9391345, Nuala (057) 8831317 or Ann (086) 8678961. The reunion will be held over September 20th and 21st next year 2014. Please help spread the word


Revised Opening Hours. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm. Fridays 10am to 1pm and 2pm to  6pm. Please Note the Credit Union will now close at 6pm on Fridays.

Christmas Fare

Castle Furrow are hosting a Christmas Fare on Monday night December 2 from 6 pm to 11 pm. A girls night out to remember. Hand bags, Gladrags, Gifts, Delicatessen. Dinner preperation chat with the Castle head Chief Graham, wine tasting and florar demonstration by Oliver and Martin Lawlor, Lawlor’s Florists. Bubbly on arrival in our Christmas Decorated Caslte, food served from 6 pm to 9 pm. All in for 25 euro. Pre-book at 0578736555.