The final Parish Lotto draw for 2013 was held in O’Connell’s Cullohill with a possible jackpot of €12,200. There was no jackpot winner, small winners were €30 Rachel Muldowney, €25 Bobs Bar, €20 Eoin Fainan.

The next draw will be held in Castle Arms Hotel with a possible jackpot of €12,500 on Monday night January 13. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30 pm on the night of the draw to be included in that night jackpot.


Sincerest sympathy is extended to Nora Phelan and her family on the death of her husband John Phelan on December 22. Sincerest sympathy is extended to the Hennessey Family Mary Street and Chapel Street on the death of their mother Bridie Hennessey.

Sincerest sympathy is extended to the Brophy Family, Durrow on the death Of Mary Brophy, Cork Road, Durrow. Sincerest sympathy is extended to the Walsh Family, Ballykealy on the sudden death of their mother Mrs Charlotte Walsh on January 01 2014.


The December whist drive was held in the Parochial Hall, Cork Road, Durrow recently; Top score Tom Gowing 1st lady Bridie Kennedy, 2nd lady Bridie Kavanagh, 3rd lady Patricia Delaney 1st gent Sean Fitzpatrick, 2nd gent Damien Carter, 3rd gent tie William Shirley, Johnny Whelan and Sean Hickey

Hatching Mary Orr Low score Eileen Phelan Quarters, Tom Lalor, Una Cahill, Nula Phelan, Violet Cantwell, Nancy Dowling and Lorna Allen Halves Nellie Conroy and Sadie Chester Juveniles; Killian Breen, Andrew Bailey and John Bailey Raffle; M. Parr, J. Muldowney, J. Whelan, U. Cahill, T. Dowling, N. Conroy , N. Carroll , B. Cahill, N. Phelan R. Caldbeck, E. Phelan, B. Kavanagh, A. Stanley. Next whist drive will be held on Thursday January 23 at 8.30 pm.


The Killermogh Annual Parish New Year Dance will be held in the Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow on Friday night January 10 with supper served at 9.30 pm sharp.

Tickets are available from the committee or at the door on the night of the dance. Music by Elpasso.

All are welcome, a great night is guaranteed

Gun Club

The committee and members of Durrow Gun club would like to thank everyone who supported their Christmas Hamper draw especially all who sponsored prizes, brought tickets and sold tickets. Your efforts will mean that we can feed and support many game birds in our area.

Prize winners were;

Hamper David Campion, Cullohill, Castle Durrow Voucher, Veronica Winder, Baltinglass, Moynan’s 100 euro Fuel Voucher Fitzpatrick Family, Ballyouskill,

Moynan’s 70 euro Fuel Voucher Ciara Mooney, Ballycondra, McEvoys Abbeyleix Meal Voucher Noleen Dunphy Durrow, Castle Arms Meal for Two Ray Campion, Durrow, Dunne’s Garden Centre Voucher Gerry Carroll, Loughmore, Lawlor’s Florist Voucher Barry Murphy, Dunmore, Jimmy Fogarty Load of Timber Patrick O Regan, Clay Pidgeon shoot for the Thomas Thornton Memorial Cup held on New Year’s Day, 1st David Donohue, 2nd Lee Donohue and 3rd was Declan McDonald.

Lions Soccer Club Hamper Draw

Below is a list of the prize winners from the Lions Christmas draw: 1st Monster Hamper - Eamon Dowling 2nd Full lamb - Kevin Heggarty 3rd Phelans Voucher - Orla Edwards 4th Sports Voucher - Steven Kenna 5th Sports Voucher - Anne Marie Kelly 6th Ashbrook Arms Voucher - Calvin O’Brien 7th Dunnes Garden Centre Voucher - Kieran Shortall 8th Lions AFC Jacket - Tara Kelly 9th Lions AFC T-shirt - Kieran Bachman 10th Bottle of vodka - Martin Walsh

11th Bottle of whiskey - John Woods.

Prize winners can contact Billy Holland on 0861946709 or Kevin Donohue on 0857221575 to claim their prize.

The club would like to thank all sponsors and the local community for their continued support and best wishes to all for 2014.


the annual general meting of the Harps Juvenile GAA club will be held in the Castle Arms Hotel on Friday January 10 at 8.30pm. we appeal for a good attendance at the meeting especially from parents/guardians.