Woodenbridge paddlers

Woodenbridge paddlers

Woodenbridge Paddlers canoe practice continues weekly and will continue until Sunday September 16 when we will hold our annual sponsored duathlon in aid of the Make Believers.

This event will also be held in association with Kilkenny River Festivals. The event will get underway from the Woodenbridge at 11.30am canoe/cycle at the half way point Broken Weir Ballyragget 2pm activities will include juvenile canoeing and fly fishing demonstration refreshments will also be served here before continuing to the finish in Cullahill where entertainment will be held in O’Connell’s at 5.30pm approx.

For info contact Michael G Phelan 0872395357, Bernard Ryan 0879736386, Juvenile PRO Ann Marie Cannon 0876206555. Sponsorship cards: contact Alma 0879434310 or Finn 0863898691

Ladywell Novena

Ladywell novena commences on Friday August 31 and ends on September 8.

The guest speakers for this year are as follows. Friday August 31 Ned Quinn- Saturday September 1 Fr. Tommy Murphy at 8 pm. Sunday September 2 Fr. John Joe O’Rourke. Monday September 3 Fr. Martin Delaney. Tuesday September 4 Fr. Johnny Lyng OSA. Wednesday September 5 Sr. Ann Codd. Thursday September 6 Fr. Willie Purcell. Friday September 7 Eddie Stone. Saturday September 8. Mass. Speaker Derek Dooley. The Novena takes place at 8 pm each evening.


Congratulations to all who got their leaving cert results in Durrow and surrounding areas. They are wished the best of luck for the future and well done to all.


There was no Jackpot winner. Winners on the night were 30 euro Thomas Mooney 25 euro Pat Mooney 20 euro Sarah Gaughan. Next draw for a possible 2650 euro will be held in Durrow Inn. Tickets must be handed in by 9.30 on night of draw.

Late Larry Fitzpatrick

Durrow/Cullohill Parish and surrounding parishes were saddened to hear of the sudden death of Larry Fitzpatrick Tubberboe. His died on Saturday August 11 in Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise having being sick for only one week.

He was 84 years old and was the last surviving member of his family.

He was pre deceased by his brothers Michael and Jim and his sister-in law Patty. He is survived by his nephews and his niece. His remains reposed at his home in Tubberboe and removal took place on Sunday evening to the Holy Trinity Church Durrow.

Burial took place after Requiem Mass on Monday in Durrow cemetery. Larry was a keen hurler in his younger days and won many county titles with Cullohill. Deepest Sympathy is extended to the Fitzpatrick family on their sad loss.

Fitness Classes

Zumba fitness is coming back- Zumba toning starts in September. Ditch the Workout and join the Party! Suitable for all levels. Please contact Sarah on 0877460707 for more information.


Expressions of interest are currently sought from individuals who may be interested in joining a walking club in Durrow area. If you are interested please call or text Ann Lanigan on 0877749281 or Noeleen on 0879636460.


Durrow/Cullohill parish anglers held a Pike fishing competition for the O’Duinn cup on Sunday. Winner was Mick Walsh, 2nd Tommy Coffey 3rd Ian Drennan.