Our club is hosting two registration and information evenings on October 11 at 9pm in Bobs Bar Durrow and October 18 at 9pm in the Manor Hotel Abbeyleix. To be a member of Macra, either attend on one of the information nights or contact 0857665838.


The parish lotto with a jackpot of €10,700 was not won on September 30. Winners of the small draw were €30 John Doheny, €25 Kathleen Flynn and €20 Ethel Lawlor. The lotto of Monday night October 14 will be held in Durrow Inn with a possible jackpot of €11,000. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot.

Set Dancing

Set dancing takes place in the parish hall in Urlingford every Monday night from 8pm to 11pm with live music by the wonderful Danny Webster. Newcomers are most welcome as most sets are demonstrated by Declan Doocey for the first hour. Large numbers are enjoying the sets to date.


Durrow Bridge Club resumes for the new season on Wednesday night October 2, at 8pm.


The start of the school year has been shadowed by great sorrow on the passing of Ms Kelly’s husband, Peter Coe. Peter had a great love of music and displayed his musical talent at many school events. The parents council wish to extend their deepest sympathies to Helen and both families on behalf of all the parents in Our Lady’s Meadow.

A big welcome to the 30 junior infants who have started in the school this year and indeed to the 167 students who have returned again for another year. A warm welcome to the new teachers, Ms Dervla Dunne and Ms Ryan.

Could we please ask parents to be mindful of the one-way traffic system that is in use during school hours. We would ask that you approach the school for drop-off/collection by entering the green via the Castle Durrow entrance and exit via The Stores. Please keep the zebra crossings clear at all times.

Both parents and students were delighted to see that Ms Kenneally was back in her classroom to greet her pupils for the coming year.

Last April, May and June all pupils from First class to Sixth class had the opportunity to take part in a ten-week hurling skills base training session each Friday afternoon. A big thank you to Gabby Irwin, Conor Murphy, Vinnie Cooney and Tommy Walsh from The Harps GAA Club who made this possible. It is hoped to run a similar 8-week programme this October and November.


This year marks the final in the annual Stars in Your Eyes show. We are hoping to go out with a bang. If you would like to participate in making this year’s show the biggest and best one yet, then please consider attending rehearsals every Thursday night at 8.30pm in the Library Courthouse on Chapel Street. For further information please contact Evelyn on 087 9194428.


The monthly whist drive organised by Killermogh Parishes was held in the Parocial Hall, Cork Rd, Durrow on Thursday night. Top score Louise Kavanagh, 1st lady Mary McCabe, 2nd lady Rose Cunningham, 1st gent Noleen Ni Long, 2nd gent Mgt Slevin. Halves Pauric Dowling and Catherine Galvin. Quarters Nora Fitzpatrick, Mary Fennelly, M’O’Sullivan, Tom Lalor, Mick Kelly, Mary McEvoy, Bridie O’Reilly. Low score Violet Cantwell. Raffle: Louise Kavanagh, Des Finnamore, Margaret Neil, Mary Orr, Michael O Sullivan and Mgt Neil. Next whist drive will be held on Thursday October 24 at 8.30pm.

Dance Classes

Social dance classes will continue in hall in Johnstown on every Wednesday night at 8pm. If you would like to dance to old time waltz, a quick step, a foxtrot or the jive please come along.


Durrow/Cullohill Parish Anglers held their last trout fishing competition of the season on Sunday September 28 for the Paddy Holohan Memorial Cup. The winner was Michael Walsh with Niall Donohue as runner-up.