The parish lotto jackpot is now heading for €16,400 and it would be lovely jackpot to win. On June 30 the jackpot was €16,100 and it was not won, small winners were €30 Ann Gilligan €25 Mrs K Phelan, and €20 Lawlor’s.

The lotto of July 14 will be held in Bob’s Bar with a possible jackpot of €16,400.

All tickets must be handed in before 9.30pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot.


It’s that time of year again. The Harps GAA Club will host their annual race night on Saturday, July 12 in O’Connell’s Bar, Cullohill Village. All players and committee members will be selling race cards over the coming weeks and your support would be greatly appreciated.


Durrow /Cullohill Parish Anglers held a trout fishing competition for the Super Value Cup. Winner was Seamus Stapleton, 2nd Niall Donohue and 3rd Mick Walsh. On Sunday June 29 the club held a pike fishing competition for the O’Duinn Memorial Cup.

The winner was Jonathan Stapleton, 2nd Tommy Coffey and 3rd was Ian Drennan.


Laois Festival of walks starts on July 1 and continues until the end of the month with guided walks throughout the county, 23 walks and 23 locations.

The first guided walk in Durrow area is July 08 with a walk through Capponellan Woods starting at 7.30pm. Assembly point is car park at Capponellan woods.

This is a grade B walk taking around two hours and is 9 km in length. All are welcome to come along. On Friday night July 11 there will be a grade c walk in Grantstown Lake and nature reserve. This is a beautiful walk on quiet roads with beautiful scenery. Assembly point is car park Grantstown Lake.


We ask all residents and business people to please put out hanging baskets and window boxes etc. on your premises to make the town look colorful and attractive for the visitors coming to attend the Scarecrow Festival and everyone who comes to Durrow over the summer months.

We also need all areas kept clean and swept so we ask residents in all areas to come out on Thursday evenings.

Bring brushes, wheelbarrows etc. and help the committee members in their efforts. Together, we can all make a difference as many hands make light work. Thank you for helping in anticipation.


The annual summer camp will be held from Monday, July 28 to Friday, August 1 in the Scarecrow Village. The camp will run from 10am to 1pm each day. The cost will be €50 per child, €95 for two children or €140 for three children from the same family. Payment in full with application before Friday, July 19.

Places are limited, so under no circumstances will children be allowed to participate in the camp if they have not been pre-registered and their fees paid.

Please do not put us in the position of having to refuse your child when they arrive. Application forms are available online atwww.durrow.ie or from Durrow Post Office or from Happy Days Crèche.

Application forms with payment can be returned in a sealed envelope to the post office, or Happy Days Crèche, Durrow. Your confirmation of placement will be sent by text. For more information contact Marie on 087 9800090.


Durrow Development Forum invites you to come on board for the 2014 Scarecrow Festival. We are looking for people who would like the get involved in the festival, new input and ideas are what keep a festival alive and flourishing.

If you are in doubt but considering that you might like to get involved, please do. Do not worry that it will take all of your time, you would not be expected to attend every meeting. Please contact Evelyn on 087 9194428.