The parish lotto with a jackpot of €9,500 was not won on August 13, 2013. Winners of the small draw were €30 Pat Barnaville, €25 Annette Feehan and €20 Janet Elbourne. The lotto of Monday night August 26 will be held in Durrow Inn with a possible jackpot of €9,9,800. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30 pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot.


The mobile unit of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be in the Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow on Monday August 26 from 5 pm to 8.30 pm. With an ever increasing demand for blood we appeal for a huge turnout at this clinic, your donation will save lives.

Please keep a half a hour free on Monday 26 to give the gift of life to someone in need of a blood transfusion.

There is a huge demand on all types of blood during the holiday season and we again appeal to donate blood at the Durrow Clinic in the Castle Arms Hotel on Monday August 26.


The Lions Soccer club are hosting a Nursery Soccer School for boys born in 2007, 2008 and 2009 in Lions Soccer Grounds for six Sunday mornings starting on Sunday August 18 from 12 noon sharp to 1.00 pm. Coordinator of the school is Robbie Dempsey and for more details contact Robbie or check the Lions facebook. No booking necessary, just turn up on the day.


Congratulations to Juliah McGrath ,formerly of the Square, Durrow now a patient of St. Catherine’s Nursing Home, Freshford on her 102 birthday on Saturday. Juliah is one of the oldest ladies in the country and she celebrated her birthday with friends. The many people who knew Juliah in Durrow wish her many more years of good health.

Scarecrow Festival 

Durrow Development Forum would once again like to thank everyone in played their part in any way in making this year’s Durrow Scarecrow Festival such a success.....together we did Durrow proud. Once again this year we are carrying out a short post event survey (3-4 mins). The information gathered from the survey is vital to ensuring that we continuously improve the festival.

The information in relation to advertising and promotion is particularly important as it allows us to measure the effectiveness of same and ensure that we are spending our budget wisely. DDF would be extremely grateful if as many people as possible would complete the online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/D2TBRKB You don’t have to have attended, just need to be aware of the festival. Many thanks

Mr and Mrs

A Mr and Mrs competition will be held in Dec’s on Saturday August 24, 2013. This event will be similar to the programme on our television weekly. Couples will be quizzed about how well they know their partner and they will receive points for each correct answer.

Really great fun and we assure you a great night out. All proceeds will go to helping to finance the Senior Citizens Outing to Bunratty. Come and enjoy a good night helping to raise much needed finance for the outing. For more details and for anyone wishing to take part in the event please contact Mick Dunphy, or Mary Walsh ,or Eileen Keenan.


The Woodenbridge Paddlers will hold their annual Sponsored charity paddle on Sunday 1st September. This Years event will have a start point at Boston Bridge on the Erkina River and will conclude on the River Nore at New York.

Family Workshop

To celebrate Ireland’s National Heritage Week 2013 Sheppard’s Irish Auction House is delighted to to announce a FAMILY ARTS WORKSHOP Tuesday 20 - Thursday 22 August 10am - 2pm each day.

Full details at: www.sheppards.ie/workshop. Admission: Fee €10 per child. Additional siblings half-price. Adults free.

Event Description: Sheppard’s FAMILY ARTS WORKSHOP encourages children and their adult companions to take part in different activities, handle objects and to find out about artisans, artists, and their work, while sharing their discoveries with others. Email: philip.sheppard@sheppards.ie or Telephone: 057 874 0000 for more information.