Martin Lalor (087) 218 5839E-mail - sparky131@hotmail.com


The Lotto of Tuesday night March 29, 2016, with a jackpot of €5,450 was not won and the small winners were €30 John Dunphy, €25 Richard Dunne, and €20 Collette Dunne. The lotto of April 11 will be held in Lennon’s Bar, Durrow with a possible jackpot of €5,750. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot.


Durrow Bridge club results for 16/03/16

1stPhil Mahony and Paddy Purcell

2nd Dolly Harding and Ann Fitzpatrick

3rd Joan and Dickie Dempsey

Results 23/03/.16

1st Paul Maher and Johnny Bowe

2nd Teresa Gleeson and Nora Fitzpatrick

3rd Helen woods and Marian Sherman


Special Olympics Ireland urgently requires volunteers in the Durrow area to help with its charity collection day which takes place on Friday 22 April.

Collection day is the biggest annual fundraising event in aid of Special Olympics with the funds supporting more than 9,000 athletes in 360 clubs around Ireland. Special Olympics Ireland requires volunteers across the day.

If you can commit to the full day or even just an hour, please contact Louise Duffy on 01 869 1626, email: duffy.louise@specialolympics.ie or check out the website www.specialolympics.ie.

Forty Years

Congratulations to Lawlor’s Gala, The Square, Durrow on celebrating forty years in business. The business was started on April 01 1976 by Billy and Susan Lawlor and family, down through the years they provided tremendous service to the people of Durrow and surrounding areas.

The business was formerly owned by Brendan Sheeran. Despite the tragic death of Billy in 1994, Susan and her young family put everything into the business and have played a big part in servicing the area with their needs. Great credit is also given to the very friendly and helpful staff. To mark the occasion Susan, Family and staff will celebrate on Friday with their customers by selling chosen items at 1976 prices, a nice cuppa and a free draw. Everyone wishes Lawlor’s Gala every success in the years ahead.

Top chef

Well done to Shane Lawlor on getting into the final five of the Board Bia’s Ham and Bacon grand final cook off live on the Anton Savage Radio Show. Shane cooked spicy roast bacon and cabbage and his dish got great praise from all the judges. Shane won for his efforts an Apple iPad.

open door theatre

Laois Open Door Theatre presents The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh in the Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise on Friday and Saturday April 15/16 at 8pm nightly.

This is a must-see production, it has fantastic comedy, brilliant drama and dazzling suspense.

Book early to avoid disappointment.


The Kieran Mono Monahan Memorial fund presents country and western sensation Robert Mizzell and Soundz Country on Friday April 8 at 9pm.

The evening will also include a mini auction and raffle with many prizes including a Shane Long signed Irish jersey, a trip for two to Manchester United, a two night break in the Radisson Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, a €250 All4One voucher, a plane ride for two, and many many more. Tickets are €15 includes entry for a door prize. Tickets are available from Mary 086 0823447 or Ethel 087 0665752. All proceeds go to the Naomh Brid Autism Unit in Abbeyleix.


Barney’s Bonus Bonanza is the Harps Camogie Club’s new lotto.

This lotto draw is limited to 47 people. The cost is €20 per month and you sign up for a year. Each member is allocated a number for the year.

.Contact Vera Dunphy on 087 1359333 or Mary Donohue 087 2866147 if you would like to support the club and give yourself the chance of winning.