There was no Jackpot winner. Winners on the night were 30 euro, Cormac Campion, 25 euro Aoife O Brien, 20 euro Eimer Murphy. The lotto of October 15 will be held in Lennon’s Bar with a possible jackpot of 3400 euro. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30 pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot.


Durrow/Cullohill Parish Anglers are holding their last two competitions of the season. On Sunday October 7 they will hold a pike fishing competition for the Con Geoghegan Memorial Cup and on Sunday October 21 they are holding their final competition of the season for the John Dwyer Memorial Cup. All club members will receive a text with full details of both competitions.


The Killermogh Parish Whist Drives recommenced for the winter season last Thursday in the Parocial hall, Cork road, Durrow. Top Score Teresa Phelan

1st lady K. Kavanagh, 2nd Lady A. Cass, 1st Gent M. Doheny, 2nd Gent Joe Cass and Paul Kavanagh, Halves; Mary Delaney and Nuala Phelan, Juvenile Damian Carter, Quarters; L. Kavanagh, M. Neill , M. Orr , R. Seale, B. Reilly. Raffle Lena McEvoy, Lorna Allen, Mgt Moynan, Billy Carter. Next whist drive Thursday October 25.


The Blood Transfusion Service Donor Clinic will be in Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow on Thursday October 18 from 4.30pm to 8pm. Help ensure essential blood supplies are always available by giving blood at this clinic. We appeal to the people of the area to attend this clinic and donate blood as there is need for over 3,000 units every week. Give somebody the perfect gift, the gift of life.

Floral Demonstration

Give yourself a Halloween Treat by attending a floral demonstration by Oliver and Martin Lawlor, Lawlor’s Florists, Durrow in the Parocial Hall Rathdowney on Thursday October 25. All proceeds will go to aid of Erkina House and Meals on Wheels, Rathdowney. Admission is seven euro and it starts at 8 pm. All floral arrangements done on the night will be part of the raffle. All welcome to come and support two good charities and enjoy a night of floral extravaganza.


The parish of Durrow /Cullohill and surrounding parishes were shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the sudden death of Bill Walsh, Cullohill, at his residence on October 2. A member of a very highly respected farming family in the area the late Bill Walsh was held in high esteem by everyone. He is survived by his loving wife Mary, son Jimmy, daughters Marie, Annette, Eileen, Frances and Carmel, daughter in law Bernadette, sons in law, grandchildren, relatives and a huge circle of neighbours and friends. The huge attendance at his wake, removal and funeral mass was to offer to the Walsh family their deepest sympathy and to pay their last respects to a wonderful man. His remains were removed to St Tigearneach’s Church, Cullohill on Wednesday evening and burial took place in adjoining cemetery after Requiem mass on Thursday. Sincerest sympathy is extended to Mary and the Walsh family on their great loss.

May he rest in peace.

Cycling Club

The Ossory cycling club are holding their first Annual General Meeting in O’Reilly’s Pub on Thursday night October 18 at 8.30 pm. It is hoped that all members will attend and cyclists from the Durrow/Cullohill area are also welcomed to come and join. All are welcome.

Jack’s Golf Society

The date of the next outing has been changed to November 24 in Rathdowney Golf Course for the Christmas Hamper competition. Tee times from 11am to 12noon. Contact Declan on 087 9893044/057 8736280 or call into Dec’s Bar to put your name on the time sheet.


Laois Domestic Abuse Service are holding a sponsored 5km walk, on Sunday, October 21, leaving from The Square in Durrow at 1.30pm. To take part contact Laois Domestic Abuse Service on 05786 71100 for a sponsorship card, or come along on the day and give a voluntary donation instead.

For more information, check out www.laoisdomesticabuseservice.com.