The parish lotto with a jackpot of €9,650 euro was not won on August 19. winners of the small draw were €30 Ester O’Regan, €25 John Dunphy and €20 Mary Walsh (Cullohill). The lotto of Monday night September 02 will be held in O’Connell’s, Cullohill with a possible jackpot of €9,950. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30 pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot.


In the early hours of Monday morning August 19 there was considerable damage done to the flower beds in the green. Several begonia plants were pulled up and damaged others were trampled on. This is the third time this year that the same beds were damaged and one wonders do these mindless vandals have any appreciation of the work out into these beds to make our town look beautiful. Several Dahlia plants in the beds near the roadside in Lawlor’s Gardens were also pulled up, damaged and destroyed other plants were jumped on so as to destroy them also. These vandals are not welcome in Durrow if they continue to damage our lovely flowers.


Durrow /Cullohill parish anglers held a pike fishing competition for the John Dwyer Memorial Cup on Sunday with Ian Drennan as winner. 2nd Tommy Coffey and 3rd was Jonathan Stapleton.


The annual novena at Ladywell shrine will start on August 31 and continue until September 8 with a 8pm start each evening. The following is the programme of events; Sat Aug 31 Mass, Sun Sept 01 Fr. Liam Lawton, Mon Sept 02 Fr. George Augustine, Tue Sept 03 Fr. Martin Tobin, Wed Sept 04 Fr. Martin Delaney, Thur Sept 05 Fr. Paddy Byrne, Fri Sept 06 Fr. Roderick Whearty, Sat Sept 07 Mass, Sun Sept 08 Fr. Willie Purcell


To mark his 90th birthday the Irish Garden Monthly Magazine are doing a feature on Harold Lawlor and all his gardening experiences over the past four decades. It is truly a remarkable story and well worth getting a copy of this magazine from Lawlor’s Gala and newsagent. It will feature stories, photographs and a lot of history of this wonderful man life story from his childhood days in Dublin to Durrow via Bagnelstown and Moyne to his present place at Bridge Gardens. It will also feature the three generations of exhibitors in the Lawlor dynasty, Harold, his son Martin and his grandson Colin. To guarantee a copy please book your copy with Susan and her staff.

Boston - New York Marathon

The Woodenbridge Paddlers will hold their annual sponsored charity paddle on Sunday 1st September.This years event will support the Cuisle Cancer Support Centre for Laois and will get underway from Boston Bridge on the River Erkina @ 11.00am and continue by the Woodenbridge 12.00noon, Durrow 1.15pm, meeting of the waters (Erkina/Nore Rivers) 1.40pm,Tallyhoe Bridge 2.00pm and conclude in New York at 3.15 pm approx where refreshments will be held.Paddlers of all leavels and none are welcome to take part and support this worthy cause.

For more info on the event, sponsorship cards etc. contact 0872395357.


The Lions Soccer club are hosting a Nursery Soccer School for boys born in 2007, 2008 and 2009 in Lions Soccer Grounds for six Sunday mornings from 12 noon sharp to 1.00 pm. Coordinator of the school is Robbie Dempsey and for more details contact Robbie or check the Lions facebook. No booking necessary, just turn up on the day.