South Laois Tourism

South Laois Tourism

South Laois Tourism will hold a general meeting on Thursday, December 18 at 8pm in the Community Center Cullahill. All welcome


The Parish lotto with a new jackpot of €2,500 was not won last week, the small winners were €30 - Dan Deegan, €25 Michael Gaughan jnr, €20 Margaret Ryan.

The lotto of December 15 will be held in Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow with a possible jackpot of two €2,650. The Christmas draw will also be held on this night. All 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; 26/11/14 1st Joan and Dickie Dempsey 2nd Fr. John Lalor and Fr. Martin Delaney. Results 3/12/14:1st Ella Walsh and Mairead Woods, 2nd Ann Fitzpatrick and Dolly Harding, 3rd Fr. John Lalor and Fr. Martin Delaney.


The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be administered in St. Tighearnachs Church, Cullohill on Tuesday December 16 starting at 8pm.

All are welcome to come and receive the Sacrament before Christmas


It’s that time of year again; the Lions AFC Christmas Draw tickets are on sale from committee members and team players. Please support the club.Weekly Club Forecast Pools: Predict the results of ten premiership fixtures weekly to win the jackpot prize. There will be a prize of €60 for the highest points if the jackpot prize is not won. The jackpot starts at €250 and increases by €25 each week if there is no winner. Tickets (€2) are on sale from players and local businesses. Please support.


The Killermogh Parish held their November Whist Drive in the Parochial Hall, Cork Road, Durrow recently, Top score; Ethna Moran, 1st lady Mary McCabe, 2nd Lady Bridie Kennedy 1st Gent C. Galvin, 2nd Gent tie Donal Bowe/Mick Kelly, Halves; Nora Carroll and Una Cahill, Quarters; Berni Cahill, Paul Kavanagh, Damien Carter, Billy Moore and Betty Strahan. Juvenile; Eve Dohney, Low score; Liam McCartney, Raffle; Alan Stanley, Dickie Byrne, Mary McCabe, Cillian Breen, Louise Kavanagh, Una Cahill. Next Whist Drive is on Thursday December 18 at 8.30 pm. All Welcome


Cullohill Tidy Towns School Competition: Over the last few weeks children in Cullohill NS have been taking part in a coloring competition coordinated by the local Tidy Towns Grouping. Classes from Fourth down to Junior Infants were each given individual pictures to color while fifth and sixth class were asked to design, draw and color a picture with a Tidy Towns theme. The standard of entry was very high and when the judging panel of Julie Mullins, Michael Killeen and Ann Kilbride met they had a difficult task. After much deliberation the following were the prize winners – Una Brophy, Jade Bergin (5th/6th class), Ella Henderson, Lorcan McGuigan (4th class), Will and Ned Duggan (2nd/3rd class), Aaron Mahon, Freya Holland-Rome, Marie Brennan (1st/2nd class) and Eoin Holland (Junior/Senior Infants). Last Friday Chairman Paschal Bergin and other members of the tidy towns committee visited the school and made the presentations and had a mini party for the children with principal Ann Marie Bowe and the other teachers also joining in!


Christmas in Durrow is very dull this year as there is no Christmas lights in the Square and there is no Crib, this is due to the ongoing works on the town sewerage and the upgrade of the square. These works have affected the business lift of the town and without the spectacular display of lights and the wonderful Crib one can’t wonder will Santa pass the town by on Christmas Eve.

St Vincent De Paul Durrow

The Durrow Branch of the St. Vincent de Paul Society wish to thank most sincerely all those who contributed to our church collections throughout the year. We also wish to thank those individuals and organisations for their generous donations during 2014. We are a local branch of the Society that helps local people. Over the past number of years we have seen an increasing number of calls from people looking for help and because of your help we can continue to answer and respond to these calls.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated, especially during these difficult times when there is a greater call on our resources.

Our Christmas church collection will take place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st December. Anyone looking for help can contact us on 087 3476012.


The Little Oaks Parent & Toddler Playgroup meet on Tuesdays at 10am in the Presentation Centre. All enquiries to Teresa on (086) 3914725.


Monday - closed; Tuesday - 1pm to 5.30pm; Wednesday - 1.30pm to 5.30pm and 6pm to 7.30pm; Friday - 10.30am to 12.30pm; Saturday - 11am to 1pm. Phone: (057) 8736090.