On Wednesday night May 28 Sky TV will be in Durrow filming for their series “Show Case Ireland” on Chanel 191. The programme will feature Bob’s Bars, Durrow and the High Nellies. The programme will be shown on Sky in America, Australia, and Great Britain and will portray how the people of Durrow are coping without their love one that had to emigrate in recent times. This is a fantastic opportunity for the town of Durrow and everyone living in it to use this programme to show how wonderful a place Durrow really is. We ask every resident to make sure the town is litter free and please have a window box, hanging basket or flower pouch to add colour to your town. Please brush outside your house and take away the rubbish, if we all do our bit we will show Durrow in a Brilliant way all over the world. All high nellies are asked to be dressed in their uniform and to assemble at Bob’s Bar shortly after 6pm as filming is due to start at 6.30pm. The camera crew will be brought on a tour of Durrow by the high Nellies so that it is important that everywhere is looking good. We thank Bob’s Bar for this great opportunity and we hope for a lovely evening of warm sun. All are welcome to come and join it the evening.
The Parish lotto jackpot is now heading for €15,500 and it would be lovely jackpot to win. On May 19 the jackpot was €15300 and it was not won, small winners were €30 Nicola Brophy, €25 Jamie Dooley and €20 Brian Farrell. The lotto of June Bank Holiday weekend will be held on Tuesday night June 3 will be in Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow with a possible jackpot of €15,500. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot.
Durrow/Cullohill Parish Anglers
Grantstown Nature Reserve angling Centre and walking trails is now open to the public. The official opening will be later in this month. The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gealeacht Jimmy Deenehan will be in attendance. The angling club would like to wish Michael G Phelan the best of luck in the local elections and thank him for the work he did on the lake.
Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk
Interested in walk from Doolin to Liscannor along the beautiful coastal path on June 15 with an overnight stay on June 14 in Liscannor? Few places left, contact Ann 087 7749281 for further details.
The Annual Dawn Chorus in Dunmore Wood was well attended and Pat Durkin entertained the walkers while identifying the early morning birdsong. Breakfast was welcome after the walk and it always tastes great at such an early hour. Durrow Development Forum appreciates the cooperation of Coillte and the generosity of local shopkeepers and Super Value (Portlaoise) in this event.
Durrow /Cullohill Parish Anglers held a trout fishing competition for the Mick Monaghan Memorial Cup on Sunday. The winner was S. Coffey, 2nd mick Walsh, 3rd D. McDonald. U-18 D. Brophy, u-14 Odrain Delehunty, 2nd Lee Coffey.
On Thursday May 29 and Friday night May 30 there will be a Garlic Walk in Knockatrina Woods at 7pm. Assembly point is gates into the wood about one mile out the Ballyraggett road from Durrow. This is a buggy friendly walk and all are welcome.
ARTS & CRAFTS EXHIBITION AND SALE
As part of Durrow Scarecrow Festival, we are reminding all local artists and crafts people of this year’s Exhibition & Sale during the Festival. Now is the time to put on your thinking caps and prepare. For more contact Kathleen Flynn on (086) 8263368 or Mary Dowling on (087) 2200199.