The Lotto resumed on Monday night January 11, after the Christmas break with a possible jackpot of €3,700. The Jackpot was not won and the small winners were €30 Pat Dollard, €25 Big Tom c/o Castle Arms and €20 Mary Dollard. The lotto of January 25 will be held in the Durrow Inn with a possible jackpot of €4,000. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30 pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot.

Save our Mountain

The Committee of “Save Our Mountain” are holding a concert in the Castle Arms Hotel on Saturday January 23 at 8pm when the world famous “The Celtic Tenors” will entertain everyone. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, Marie Stapleton (0876488638) or any member of the Committee.


Enrolment for Our Lady’s Meadow Primary School for September 2016 is now open. Enrolment forms are available from the School Office 9 am to 3pm or by telephone the Office at 0578736329. Please return the completed form before January 28.

Gun Club

Durrow Gun Club and Game Protection Association held their Annual Christmas Draw in Castle Arms Hotel. Many thanks to everyone who supported this draw by sponsoring a prize or by buying a ticket. The winners were; Monster Hamper; Con Dowling, Ballinakill. Meal for two Castle Durrow; Winston Cantwell, Kyle. €100 Fuel Voucher Moynan’s; Ned Brophy, Ballyraggett. €70 Fuel Voucher Moynan’s; Eamon Holland

Meal for two McEvoys Abbeyleix; Ray Campion

Meal for two Castle Arms Hotel; Lisa Fogarty

€50 Voucher Lawlor’s Florist; Sinead Creegan

€50 Voucher Dunne’s Nurseries; Alice Thornton

Load of Firewood by Jimmy Fogarty; Mary Campion


Scoil Tighearnachs Naofa, Cullohill Enrolment for 2016 is now open. Please contact school office for further information. Telephone: (057) 8737281. Office hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9.15am until 1.15pm


Durrow Bridge Club continues in the Presentation Centre to the left of the local Catholic Church every week on Wednesdays. All are most welcome to attend.


The Durrow Community Text Alert Service went live just prior to Christmas. There are almost 150 members in Durrow registered to this new service. A test Text was sent out to all members at that time with the Text Alert Mobile Phone Number. Any person who registered but who DID NOT receive this test Text, please call or text either of the following numbers: (087) 6927409 or (087) 2797214. The Committee is currently arranging to put in place Text Alert Signs on all roads leading into Durrow and in each housing estate.


The committee would like to thank all the members of Durrow Fire Brigade, the FAS team and everyone who helped in putting up this year’s Christmas lights. The town looked very festive over the holiday period drawing much admiration from locals and passer-bys alike.


41st Annual Monster Christmas Draw Results:

First - Monster Hamper: Babe Duggan, Tubberboe;

Second - Full Lamb: Eddie Cleere, Carrigan St;

Third - Hotel Break: Shelly O'Keeffe (nee Dunne);

Fourth - Hotel Break: Aidan Dunphy, Ballacolla c/o Daybreak; Fifth - Sports Voucher: Cormac Diver, Fairgreen, Ballyragget; Sixth - Voucher for Ashbrook Arms: Jack Downey, Tubberboe. A big congratulations to all and Thank You to all you supported.


We hope to commence a Squash League/Tournament in the very near future and are looking for players. All levels of experience are welcome as everyone will play against opponents of their own standard. If you are interested, please contact any member of the Cullohill Community Centre Committee.

Heywood CS

Heywood Community School, Ballinakill annual Enrolment night for prospective 1st year students and their parents/guardians takes place on Thursday January 21 at 7pm in the School Sports Hall.

Molly Foley RIP

The death took place on Sunday January 10, of Molly Foley, Mary Street, Durrow following a short illness. Molly was the last surviving member of the Guilfoyle family who lived and was reared in Durrow. Predeceased by her husband Mick, Molly spent most of her adult life in England and returned home to look after her aging mother. A really lovely lady Molly will be sadly missed by her family, neighbours and friends. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. She reposing at her home before removal took place to the Holy Trinity Church, Durrow on Tuesday morning with burial in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Community Council

Durrow Community Council Presents “Mr. and Mrs.” Competition, in aid of the Senior Citizens Party and their annual Outing, in Dec’s Bar on Saturday February 13 starting at 9 pm. The couple who show the most love and know the most about each other they will win a holiday voucher worth €250. DJ for the night is Billy White. For anyone wishing to take part and for more information please contact Mick Dunphy 0877573099, Eileen Keenan 0860868017 or Mary Walsh 086305517.