The parish lotto with a jackpot of €10,400 was not won on September 23. Winners of the small draw were €30 Ann Palmer, €25 Margaret Deegan and €20 Eddie Hutchinson. The lotto of Monday night October 7 will be held in Lennon’s Bar with a possible jackpot of €10,700. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot.


Revised opening Hours from Tuesday October 1. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm. Fridays 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm. The Credit Union will now close at 6pm on Fridays.

Charity Walk

A charity 10k walk will follow the John Murray route over the Cullohill Mountains in aid of the Niall Mellon Township Foundation on Sunday October 6 with entries taken at Cullohill Community Centre. The walk commences at noon.

Set Dancing

Set dancing takes place in the Parish Hall in Urlingford every Monday night from 8pm to 11pm with music by Danny Webster. Most sets demonstrated by Declan Doocey.


Fundraiser for the Killermogh Church Windows on Saturday October 5 from 2pm to 8pm at Joe and Hilary Lalor’s, Knockamullen, Ballacolla. Call 087635671 for directions. Teas, coffee, cakes, bric-a-brac, plants, books and lots more. There will be a raffle for a lamb for freezer. Please come and support this worthy fundraiser. A great afternoon is guaranteed.


Durrow Bridge Club resumes for the new season on Wednesday night October 2, at 8pm. All are welcome to come and play.


Threshing, vintage and air display on Dermot Leahy’s farm, Greenroads, on Sunday, October 6, at 1.30pm  A great family day guaranteed. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


The Gowran Little theatre are staging their upcoming production of Tommy Marren’s play, ‘Its The Real McCoy’, on October 18, 19 and 20 at 8pm nightly in Gowran Parish Hall. Admission €8. Seating is limited. Booking 0871331130.

Late Peter Coe

The parishes of Durrow and Monasterevin and surrounding parishes were shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden death of Peter Coe, 42 Derrywood, Durrow and formerly of Monasterevin on September 16. His sudden death comes as a great shock and he will be missed by everyone both young and not so young. Peter was a gentleman, his lovely smile, his warm greeting and his friendliness will be missed. Peter was a wonderful musician and is known the length and breath of Ireland. Peter played with some of the truly greats of the Irish music world, Phil Coulter, Finbar Wright, Michael English and Tommy Fleming and international super star Rebecca Storm. Peter in is earlier days played music with the top bands of their day, Trad Dads, Moon and Sixpence, The Statesmen and North to Alaska. Peter also played at the world Eucharistic Congress held in Croke Park in 2012. Peter was musical director of Monasterevin Gospel Choir and is musical director of many musical societies in both Laois and Kildare. Perhaps Peter got most pleasure when he was involved with the children of Our Lady’s Meadow Primary school and Monasterevin NS playing music and being involved in the school plays. Every school child knew Peter and he knew them through his love of music and entertainment.

Peter in his young days played ruby and has Munster caps for playing both cricket and hockey, he loved water skiing and sailing.

Peter is survived by his loving wife Helen, son Geoff and partner Azalia, daughter Julie and husband Glen, grandchildren Rachel, Tylor, Wesley and Matthew, his mother Doris predeceased by his father Richard, brother Rodney, sisters Vicky, Jennifer and Gillian, brother-in-law John, Kevin and Pat, sister-in-law Veronica, Carmel and Tara, nieces, nephews and a huge circle of friends and neighbours. Peter’s funeral took place in St John the Evangelist Church Monasterevin with Rev Trevor Lester (Peter best friend) as main celebrant assisted by Rev Leslie Stevenson and Fr Liam Merrigan. Music by Monasterevin Gospel Choir with organist Peter Maxwell Browne. The remains were then taken for cremation at Newlands Cross Crematorium. The huge attendance at his wake, removal and funeral service was a testament to the high esteem everyone held Peter and to offer to Helen and his extended family their hearth felt sympathy at their great loss. “Ar Dheis dea go raidh a Anam”