Gala Night

Gala Night

Cullohill and Durrow Flower and Garden Club would like you to attend their gala night ‘Fabulous Flower Arranging’ by Helen Lucas starting at 8pm in the Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow on Monday November 25. Wine and mince pies will be served as usual. Admission paid on the night will be €10. Funds raised will support a new MRI scanner for St Lukes Hospital Kilkenny and WAFAS.


The parish lotto with a jackpot of €11,300 was not won on November 11. Winners of the small draw were €30 Seamus Comerford, €25 Pat Barnaville and €20 Marian Phelan. The lotto of November 25 will be held in Mark’s Bar, Durrow with a possible Jackpot of €11,750. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot.


Date for your diary. On Sunday December 15 Our Lady’s Meadow Primary School Parents Council will be holding a Christmas fair/cake sale in the CYMS Hall at Durrow from 11am to 2pm. Further details will follow in the coming weeks. If you are interested in selling your crafts please contact 086 8898110. Evelyn on 087 9194428.


For your information, the following people have training in the use of the defibrillator which is situated beside the Copper Kettle and those people can be called in an emergency.

They are: Seosamh Murphy, Ger Alley, Evelyn Clancy, Mary Monahan, Susan Lawlor, Helena Dunphy, Catherine Clancy, Gay Lawlor, Johnny Campion, Mary Lawlor, Justin Brophy and Noel Keenan. We are in process of having it open for use on a permanent basis. A number of key holders have done refresher courses on the use of defibrillator and it has been used very successfully recently


This year marks the final of the annual Stars in Your Eyes show. We are hoping to go out with a bang. Practice continues each Thursday at 8.30pm in the library on Chapel Street, it’s not too late to participate for the show which will take place this year on November 23.


We are appealing for volunteers to help with meals deliveries. It takes less than an hour to deliver meals any day between 12 noon and 1pm. Some of our volunteers have had to retire thus leaving us short handed.

This is a great service for the elderly of the area and even one day per week or less would be of great help. Please give your name and phone number to Marie Clooney if you think you can help in any way.


The next outing of Jack’s Golf Society is for the Christmas hampers on Saturday November 23 in Abbeyleix Golf Club from 10am to 11am. Timesheet in Dec’s Bar. Telephone 057 8736280. All are welcome

Vita Music & Song

Friends of Fr Kevin Doheny are hosting a concert on Friday November 22 at 8pm in The Church of The Assumption Ballyouskill. Tickets €10 and are available from members of the committee (email friendsoffrdoheny@gmail.com)


The parish of Durrow was shocked ans deeply saddened to hear of the death of Mick Foley, Mary Street, Durrow following a short illness in St James Hospital Dublin.

A member of a much loved and respected family in the parish the people of Durrow will truly miss him. A very quiet man Mick kept to himself and his loving wife Molly whom he was married for over 61 years. Two years after his marriage in 1952 Mick and Molly emigrated to England and set up home in London. During the recession of the early eighties they both lost their jobs and returned to Durrow in 1981. They both moved in beside Molly’s mother Mrs Guilfoyle, whom they looked after with the rest of the family until her death at the age of 104 years. The Late Mick is survived by his loving wife Molly, sister in law Bernie, nieces and nephews, relatives, great neighbours and friends. The remains were removed from Phelan’s Funeral Home to the church of the Most Holy Trinity, Durrow for requim mass celeberated by Canon O’Doherty assisted by Fr John Lalor. Burial took place in adjoining cemetry. Sincerest sympathy is extended to Molly on her great Loss. May he rest in peace.


Winners from Durrow Bridge Club 9/10/13.

1st n/s Ella Walshe and Mairead Woods, 1st e/w Phil Kingston and Paddy Purcell, 16/10/13 1st Barbara Sheppard and Ann Dooley, 2nd Sean Fitzpatrick and Paddy Purcell, 3rd Tie Kathleen Bodrick and Margorie McGeough, Bridie Dunne and Gay Doyle.

30/10/13, 1st n/s Marie Foley and Jack Murphy, 2nd n/s Josie Murphy and Bridget Nolan, 1st e/w Nancy Mahony and Pilar Delaney, 2nd e/w Nuala Moulmby and Shem Mulhall.