Durrow/Cullohill Parish Anglers in conjunction with the Woodenbridge Paddlers will hold a family fun day on Sunday May 27 at the Old Bridge Durrow at 2pm. Members will exhibit fly tying and casting techniques along with canoe and mini regatta. Bucket collection on day in aid of Durrow community services. There will also be a Fly making and tying by Jim Tyrell. For more information contact Oliver on 0857348425 or MG Phelan on 087 2395357.


There will be a golf classic in Rathdowney Golf Club on Friday June 1 and Saturday June 2. For more information contact Evelyn on 08779194428 or Paul 0868433279.


Thursday night clean-up is continuing every week and this week we would like to thank the cub scouts who did great work cleaning the church grounds, boys school area and Erkindale Drive with us, the scouts have pledged to help us every week as part of their badge programme. We invite everybody to come along on Thursday night. Litter pickers and refuse sacks are supplied by the Tidy Towns committee on the night. The work nights are important in our preparation for the Pride of Place competition. We also ask for residents and businesses to clean outside their premises and put out flowers etc.


There was no winner of jackpot. Small draw winners were €30 John Kelly, €25 Noel Cooney, €20 Angela & Michael Carroll. Next draw in Durrow Inn for a possible €7,900. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot.


Congratulations to Ian Drennan and Tommy Coffey who fished in the All-Ireland final for pike fishing on Saturday May 19. Despite fishing very well both men failed to make the team and will definitely benefit greatly from the experience of fishing in such an competition


There will be a sponsored cycle from Durrow to Abbeyleix on Sunday May 27 with all proceeds going to the meals on wheels. The cycle will start at the bridge at 2pm. All welcome to come along and raise much needed funds for meals on wheels.