There is a collection day all around the town in aid of Midlands Simon Community on Saturday, December 14. Please support those who are less fortunate in your community. To help out on the day, call Michael Martin on 086 1223421.


The parish lotto with a jackpot of €11,450 was not won on December 02. Winners of the small draw were €30 Brian Thornton, €25 Helen Fortune and €20 Gemma O’Shaughnessy. The lotto of December 16 will be held in Bob’s Bar, Durrow with a possible Jackpot of €12,300 euro. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30 pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot


This Christmas why not give the perfect present,” The gift of life”by donating blood at the Irish Blood Transfusion Service Mobile unit when it comes to the Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow on Thursday December 12,2013 from 4.30 pm to 8 pm. With over 3,000 unit of blood needed each week your donation will make a difference and will save lives. Your donation will give the perfect Christmas to a family who are waiting for blood.


Results of Durrow Bridge Club 20/11/13. 1st Fr. John Lalor and Fr. Martin Delaney, 2nd Pilar Delaney and Paddy Purcell, 3rd Rose Talbot and Sadie Phelan


The AGM of Durrow IFA will be held in Cullohill Community Centre on Tuesday December 08 at 8.30 pm. Voting for the National President of IFA will be held on the night. All members should attend and cast their vote.


The November whist drive for the Killermogh parish was held recently in the Parocial Hall, Cork Road, Durrow; Top Score Donal Bowe. 1st Gent Liam McCartney, 2nd Gent Michael Kennedy, 1st Lady Billy Moore, 2nd Lady Breda Fitzpatrick, Halves Billy Moore and Breda Fitzpatrick, Juvenile Liam Healy

Low Score Damian Carter, Quarters; Mary Orr, Mary Dohney, Violet Cantwell, Mary Delaney, Raffle; Una Cahill,Mary Delaney, Michael Kennedy,John Moynam and Roslie Cole. Next Whist Drive on Thursday December 19 at 8.30pm.

School Reunion

There will be a school reunion of Cullohill and Gurteen national school past pupils (up to 1982) held on September 20 and 21 2014. School photographs from the period are urgently required for the commemorative school book. If you have any school, class or family photographs that the committee can borrow, (they will be returned), it would be greatly appreciated.


The DDF committee wish to thank all the participants that took part in the Show, Billy White, Fergal Hassett, the stage crew, Management and Staff of the Castle Arms Hotel and anyone who helped in any way to make the night such a success. Our thanks also to everyone who sponsored raffle prizes and everyone who supported the show.

charity WALK

Come out this St Stephens Day and join us for the Durrow Development Forum’s Annual Walk along The Leafy Loop. Meet in The Castle Arms Hotel after 11.30am to commence the walk at 12pm. The walk is approx. 4 hours long with a shorter alternative available. All proceeds to local charities. Contact: (087) 9636460.


A word of thanks to all who supported the recent ‘Sponsor A Tree’ Fundraiser. All donations collected have been put to good use with hedging planted recently on the approach road from Durrow. Thanks also to all the volunteers who helped with the work over the last two Saturdays and to all who supplied machinery as well as to those who donated top soil. At the recent AGM this was identified as a key project and as the hedge matures it will add greatly to the village. Other work areas are planned coming out of the AGM with all involved working to make further progress from the great work started last January. Paschal Bergin continues as Chairman to the group with Noel Delaney the secretary and Joe Dollard the treasurer.