Pilates classes will commence on Tuesday January 15 in the Castle Arms Hotel from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm. this is a ten week course and it costs €80. As places are limited it is essential to book by contacting Margaret at 0868547710.


The parish lotto with a jackpot of €4,750 was not won before Christmas, small winners were €30 Joe Doyle, €25 Catherine Creagh and €20 Mary Walsh. The lotto of January 14 will be held in the Castle Arms Hotel with a possible jackpot of €5,050. Tickets must be handed in before 9.30 pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot. The committee and members of Durrow Parish Lotto wish to thank everyone for their support throughout the year and wish every blessing and good health for 2013. We are looking forward to your continued support during the year.


Durrow bridge club wishes all its members a very healthy and prosperous new year. Results 5/12/12 1st Nuala Molumby and Shem Mulhall, 2nd Marjorie McGeough and Kathleen Broderick, 3rd Marie Foley and Jack Murphy. 12/12/12 Turkey Competition ; 1st Theresa Muldowney and Jimmy Ryan 2nd Mairead Woods and Ella Walsh, 3rd Marie Foley and Jack Murphy, 4th Alice and Johnny Bowe


The Lions Soccer Club wishes to thank everyone for their great support in their Christmas hamper draw. First prize of Monster Hamper was won by Tom Scully, 2nd Charlie Murphy, 3rd Jeunta Fitzpatrick, 4th Luke Dunne, 5th Brian Purcell, 6th Sean Aylward and 7th Helen O’ Brien. The club also wishes everyone a very happy, healthy and peaceful new year.


The Square in Durrow this Christmas Season has been adorned with a beautiful crib at the gates into Our Lady’s Meadow National School. There are many people to thank for this crib, firstly the Pratt Family, Ballinakill Rd, Abbeyleix who donated the fabulous figures for the crib, Kay and Hughie Sheppard, Kieran Costello for the Crib, Liam Clancy, Glass wear, the Clancy brothers (Jim and Tony) and everyone who helped in making this wonderful crib. Well done to all. The crib was offically opened and blessed on the night of the switching on of the Christmas lights


The Killermogh Christmas whist was held in December and results are as follows - Top Score; Theresa Dowling, 1st lady Eileen Phelan, 2nd lady Nuala Phelan, 3rd Josie McCartney, 1st gent Damien Carter, 2nd gent Mick Kelly 3rd gent tie Andrew Bailey and Paddy Carter, Halves Pauric Dowling, Killian Breen and Tricia Delaney, Quarters; Tom Gowing, Mary Tierinegan, Ann Mulhall and Lorna Allen, Juveniles; Richard Calbeck, Adam Calbeck and Kieran Breen, Raffle; Pat Dunne, Mary Butler, Richard Calbeck ,Betty Keegan, Rose Cunningham, Johnny Whelan Tommy Cooke, Ann O’Sullivan, Paul Kavanagh, Andrew Bailey and Henry Cooke. Next Whist Drive will be held in the Parocial Hall, Cork road, Durrow on January 24,2013 at 8pm.

Parish Dance

The Killermogh Parish Union Annual Dance will be held in the Castle Arms Hotel ,Durrow on Friday night January 11. Supper will be served at 9.30pm sharp. Tickets are available from the committee or at the door. This dance is one of the best nights in the year and is well worth attending, a great night is assured.


Condolences to the family of the late Andrew ‘Andy’ Healey of Dublin and formerly Durrow who passed away peacefully on December 27 in the wonderful care of all the staff of Walter Stevenson Unit, St James’s Hospital. Beloved husband of Ann and loving father of Andrew, Sinéad and Ciarán and he is also missed by brother, sisters extended family and large circle of friends. Reposing at his home tomorrow followed by Funeral Mass in Church of the Immaculate Conception, Clondalkin Village with burial afterwards in Newcastle Cemetery. Donations if desired to Cancer Research.