Meeting with all local Businesses

Meeting with all local Businesses

DDF have organised a meeting for Tues 5th Feb at 8.30pm in the Courthouse Library to discuss the future of the Durrow Scarecrow Festival as the festival is no longer eligible for general funding from Laois Partnership. This festival has brought in the region of 13,000 people to the town for the last 3 years but unless significant sponsorship can be secured for this year’s festival event, it will not be possible to hold the event. Please attend this important meeting.

Do you have any New but Unwanted Christmas Gifts?

Durrow Development Forum will gladly take them off your hands!

They will be used during the St Patrick’s Day festivities as part of our ongoing fundraising.

Please drop any donations into the POst Office or Happy Days Creche.

Enquiries to Evelyn 0879194428. Thank you on behalf of Durrow Development Forum.


The parish lotto with a jackpot of 5,350 euro was not won, small winners were 30 euro Ray Fogarty, 25 euro John Alley and 20 euro Terence Jacob . The lotto of February 11 will be held in the Durrow Inn with a possible jackpot of 5,650 euro. Tickets must be handed in before 9.30 pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot.


Durrow Bridge Club results 16/01/13

1st Ann Dooley and Barbara Sheppard, 2nd Nuala Molumby and Shem Mulhall,

3rd Marie Foley and Jack Murphy

Gala Night

The Family ,extended family and friends of the late Kieran Monahan are holding a Gala Night in Dec’s Bar on March 2 to raise funds for a local adolescent treatment center who helped Kieran. The night will include a valuable auction of several top items, hair dying, waxing, slave auction, live music, etc, etc. More details nearer the date, all proceeds from this event will go in full to a local adolescent addiction center. Please keep this date in your diary because there will be great bargains under the hammer, fabulous raffle prizes and a great craic.

Senior Citizens

The Senior Citizens party will be held in the Castle Arms Hotel on Marc 2 at 2 pm. Invitations are being distributed by the community council. Anyone who wishes to attend or wants to nominate someone to attend are asked to contact any member of the community council .

Fashion Show

Our Lady’s Meadow Primary School invite you to support a local fashion show as a major fund raising event on Friday March 1, in the Castle Arms Hotel . Admission is ten euro and tickets are available through the school, parents council and on the night at the door. Proceeds will go to the building of the new classroom and the upgrading of essential facilities. Come along and support family and friends on the “cat walk” and enjoy a night of fashion and fun.

Whist Drive

Killermogh Parish Whist Drive was held recently in the Parocial Hall, Cork Rd., Durrow

Top Score ; Lena McEvoy and Josie McCartney.

1st Lady Noreen McEvoy

2nd Lady Kathleen Kavanagh

1st Gent Damien Carter

2nd Gent Pauric Dowlind

Halves ; Sheila Fogarty, Mary McCabe and Henry Miller.

Low Score Lena Allen

Quarters ; Des Finnamore, Jimmy Ryan, Rose Cunningham, Una Cahill

Raffle ; Kathleen Kavanagh, Josie McCartney, Sheila Fogarty, Mary Orr, Johnny Whelan and Mary McCabe.

Next Whist Drive will be held on Thursday February 28 at 8.30 pm in the Parocial Hall, Cork Road, Durrow. All welcome


Enrolment forms are available from Our Lady’s Meadow Primary School for children starting school in September 2013. Forms should be returned before February 28. If you need a form please call to the school office during school hours. You and you child will be invited to visit the school on Wednesday June 2 and you will receive a reminder nearer that date. If you are not enrolling your child in the school please let the secretary know as soon as possible.

South Laois Bus Service

On Friday next February 8 the South Laois Bus service will be finished. This service started last November after Bus Eireann stopped their daily service and M &A coaches won the tender , with no subvention from the National Transport Authority the route became financially a huge loss maker and the service will stop on Friday. The NTA, following meetings, have announced that a new tender go out in the coming weeks and it will have subvention restored . The NTA hopes to continue the service while tenders are out and the people of Durrow and surrounding areas hopes that this service will be back to its full programme very shortly. This service is an very important link to the Dublin/Cork, Cork/Dublin, Dublin/Limerick, Limerick/ Dublin, Dublin Airport and many destinations further.