The parish lotto with a jackpot of €9,800 was not won on August 26. Winners of the small draw were €30 Kay Fitzpatrick , €25 Helen Kelly and €20 Agnes Hyland. The lotto of Monday night September 9 will be held in Bobs Bar with a possible jackpot of €10,100. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot.

Little Oaks

The Little Oaks Parent and Toddler group will be re-opening after the summer break on Tuesday September 3, at 10am to 12 noon in the Old Boys School. Existing and new members will be most welcome to attend. The group offers great social opportunity for the little ones as well as for the parents/child minders

Community Hall

Durrow Community Hall has Taekwondo and Hapkido, for fitness, toning up muscles, building confidence, feeling strong and self defence. Every Monday and Wednesday night from 7.45pm to 8.45pm in the hall. For more information contact 086 8359333.

Cleaning Rota

There is in existence a superb cleaning rota for the Most Holy Trinity Church, Durrow but some of the groups have lost some of their team and we appeal for more people to get involved with this work. You will only be asked to give one hour per week for a month and your turn only comes up every five months. If you can assist please contact Angela Drennan or Betty Walsh for more details.

Community Council

Durrow Community Council annual senior citizens outing will be to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and it will take place on Saturday September 7 with the bus leaving the church car park at 9am and returning at 6.30pm. There are still a few places left to be filled and you can contact Eileen Keenan 086 0868017 or Mary Walsh 086 3055157.


There is a new rota of readers for mass on Saturday night and Sunday morning in the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Durrow being drawn up shortly starting on the first Saturday in October. If you are interested in being included in the list please contact Martin Lawlor, 087 2185839 or sign your name on the list left in back of the church. All existing readers will be contacted by Martin in the next week. Until the rota is set up some of the readers already listed will be asked to fill in on a one night stand. All new readers will be given tuition on the skills of using the microphone etc .


Durrow/Abbeyleix Macra Club have won the Eoin Doran Shield for the Macra na Feirme year 2012-2013. This was awarded to the club for their involvement and participation in competitions and also for their participation in club events both regional and county. The club were delighted to accept this award as it was the first time in their eight year existence that they were awarded with such a title. They took part in such competitions as soccer, Gaelic football, farm skills, tag rugby, solo singing to name but a few. They were successful in winning the All-Ireland ‘Know your Ag’ table quiz at the Macra rally last October. This was a great achievement for the club. They also were runners up in the ladies All-Ireland basketball competition in Limerick and reached the All-Ireland finals of the set dancing. It was a great year for the club and what a great way to finish the year for them than winning the Eoin Doran Shield.

We wish the club the very best of luck with the next Macra year which will start off with club officer training in Dublin next month. For more information on Macra or if you are interested in joining the club contact Claire on 085- 665838.

Flower and Garden

Cullohill and Durrow Flower and Garden Club are happy to announce that their guest speaker at the September meeting in Community Hall, Cullohill on Monday September 8 is Martin Lawlor, Lawlor’s Bridge Gardens Durrow, who will give a talk on gardening over the autumn and winter months.

The meeting starts at 8pm and all are welcome. The garden club wishes to congratulate the Lawlor family on the great article in the Irish Garden edition for September.