Business CLOSURE After nearly fifty two years involved in the grocery Business the Ryan Family closed their Londis Store for the last time on Saturday March 31.
In 1960 Jimmy Ryan came from Castledermot to Durrow to run the grocery shop ‘The Stores’ for the late Mrs. Rita Holland. In 1979 Jimmy and his wife Mary took over the business and handed it over to their son Gearoid and his wife Teresa in 2001. With the advent of the By Pass and the below cost selling of the Supermarkets it was impossible to run the shop as a going concern. So on March 31 the Londis Store closed for the last time.
The Ryan family wish to thank their many loyal customers for their custom down through the years and especially when news of the pending closure was announced. The enormous generosity of the customers meant that during the last few weeks their many customer friends bought so much extra goods so as to aid the Ryan Family in their efforts to sell out their stock a testament to the respect and loyalty people had for the family.
On Saturday their was a celebration party in the shop from 4 pm with live Music dancing food and refreshments celebrating the wonderful service the Ryan family gave to the people of Durrow and Surrounding parishes down through the years and to wish Gearoid Teresa Adam Mark Tim and Emily and of course Jimmy and Mary a long Healthy and happy future in the years to come.
The AGM of the Harps Camogie Club was held in Cullahill Community Centre on Friday March 30 . A successful year both on and off the field was looked back on and all teams were wished every success in the coming year. The following officers were elected. Chairperson Tom Dunne, Vice chairperson Breda Prior Secretary Margaret Murphy Assistant Secretary Ann Fitzpatrick Treasurer Bernie Walsh PRO Elaine Mahony. Co. Board Delegates Mary Donoghue, Breda Prior and Johnny Campion. Committee Ann Mahony, Louise Mahony Martin Bergin, Dan Deegan, Joe Dooley, Mary Donoghue Margaret Murphy Tom Dunne, Ann Fitzpatrick and Bernie Walsh.
The club would encourage all parents of children from 6-to 18 years to get involved in the club and encourage their children to train with their respective age groups. Training has commenced for u14 girls under the leadership of Dan Deegan, Patricia Dunphy and Sara-Lee Murphy and it is important that all these girls from Durrow Cullahill and surrounding areas attend training. Training for all ages will be starting soon.
Durrow/Cullahill anglers are holding a trout fishing competition on Easter Sunday. Fishing from 10 am with weigh-in at 6 pm sharp in Durrow Inn. Entries will be taken at Lawlor’s garden centre. Usual rules apply.
Results of Killermogh Parish Whist Drive which was held in parochial Hall Cork Road Durrow. 1st Lady Tie Lena McEvoy and Francis Darcy. 1st Gent Desmond Finnamore M O’Sullivan. Halves 1st Betty Keegan 2nd Donal Bowe. Juvenile. Damien Carter, low score Ray Seale. Quarters 1st tie Bernie Cahill and Paddy Carter. 2nd Kathleen Kavanagh 3rd Nuala Phelan 4th
Una Cahill . Raffle winners Lena McEvoy Berni Cahill Lorna Allen Mary Orr Mick O’Sullivan Ray Seale. Next whist drive on Thursday April 19 at 8.30 pm.
DURROW VINTAGE CLUB
Durrow Vintage Club Ltd are holding their tenth Annual Vintage Show and Autojumble of Sunday April 22 at Cork Road Durrow. Pre 1970 Vehicles. All Exhibits must be pre booked. There will be a special display of pre 1930 cars and motor bikes. Admission is adults five euro. Children U14 free. For further information contact Austin Ryan 0868860598 after 6 pm. All proceeds go to local charities.
There was no winner of Jackpot. Small draw winners were 30 euro Sheila Keown. 25 euro Peter Rodgers 20 Euro Peter Monnelly. Next draw for a possible 6850 Euro in Durrow Inn on Tuesday April 10 . Tickets must be handed in by 9.30 on night of draw.
The following are the results of the bridge game held on March 21. Ist N/S Nancy Mahony and Pilar Delaney 2nd N/S Marie Foley and Jack Murphy. 1st E/W Dolores Campion and Francis Campion 2nd E/W Gay Doyle and Kathleen Nolan
Every Friday starting on April 6 at 6.15 pm in Caponellan Wood 1 km South of Durrow on Cork Rd for month of April. Walkers from age 3 to 90 are welcome to come along and enjoy the Bluebells. All walks are free.
JACKS GOLF SOCIETY
The golfing year with Jacks Golf Society commences on Saturday April 14 in the Heritage GC. Killenard. Other outings for 2012 are as follows;
June 23 Gowran Golf Club Co. Kilkenny; July 19 The PGA Golf course, Naas for the presidents prize; August 25 Faithleg Golf Club Co. Waterford for the captains prize; November 10 Rathdowney Golf Club for the Christmas Hamper.
New members most welcome. Contact Declan on 0879893044 for further information or to put your name on the time sheet. The time sheet is also available in Dec’s Bar Durrow.
Four Donors to the Blood Transfusion Clinic in Durrow were awarded their ‘Gold Drop’ for fifty donations. They were Oliver Clooney, Michael Kells, Eamonn Fitzpatrick and Michael Fitzpatrick. They received their awards at a function held in the Seven Oaks Hotel Carlow on Sunday April 1 from RTE Newscaster Sharon Ni Bheolan. Congratulations to all Four and we appeal when the clinic next visits Durrow that we will have many more donors. Your donation is life changing for many ill people