Martin Lalor (087) 218 5839E-mail - sparky131@hotmail.com


The Lotto of Monday night May 23, 2016, with a jackpot of €6,650 was not won and the small winners were €30 John Bourke, €25 Noreen Joyce, and €20 Karen Shortall.

The lotto of June Bank Holiday weekend will be held in O’Connell’s, Cullohill on Tuesday night with a possible jackpot of €6,950. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot.


The committee wishes to thank everyone who supported the church gate collection last weekend which amounted to €485. This money will go towards the cost of flowers and hanging baskets which we provide to decorate the town over the summer months.

We would like to see householders and business people decorating their premises with window boxes and hanging baskets also. We need to have our town looking its best for the Scarecrow Festival which attracts a large amount of visitors.

It would be very much appreciated by the Tidy Towns committee for people to make that extra effort for ourselves and all the people that will visit the town over the summer months.

A neat and tidy town creates a feel good factor for everyone and it's so rewarding when we hear all the positive comments about Durrow. Your efforts are always very much appreciated.


Cullohill Community Council is holding a big fundraiser on Saturday June 4 from 6pm to 8pm in the Millennium Garden, Cullohill.

A big family picnic is planned with lots of fun to be had. Full details will be made available in the coming week. Looking forward to seeing you there.


Each Wednesday evening at 7.30pm mid-week splash around, Club House, Durrow, Sunday June 5 at 9.30am. Club trip to Green’s Weir, Kilkenny, level 3 skills training. Sunday June 12 at 10.30am club trip to Kilfarassy Caves, Copper Coast, Waterford.

Sunday June 19 at 9.30 am club trip to Clashganny, level 3 skills training.

Sunday June 26 at 9.30am level 3 kayak skills assessment, club members who have completed a level 3 course. Please check website www.laoiskayak.com 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.

The club would like to wish Mikey Murphy the best of luck in Germany competing with the Junior Freestyle Irish Team.

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.


Durrow Saturday market is open every Saturday from 9am to 12.30pm in the Computer Centre beside the RC Church on the Kilkenny Rd. Potatoes 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.

Paddlers day

The Woodenbridge Paddlers invite all complete beginners, novices and experienced canoeists to join us this summer on the Erkina River at the Woodenbridge to be part of the Nationwide Blueway 10k challenge.

The Blueway 10k challenge is rolled out by Waterways Ireland and Canoeing Ireland and is aimed at getting participants of all abilities and none on the water to enjoy the countryside.

Starting May 28 the programme runs for twelve weeks concluding on August 20 when a National Blueway 10k event day will be held at which a presentation will be made to all participants who completed the programme.

To register you can log ontowww.canoedb.com/events/blueway. Also telephone 0872395357 or 0851009998.