The Parish lotto with a jackpot of €4,000, small winners were €3 Kay Doyle, €25 Louise Walsh and €20 Angela Carroll. The Lotto draw of March 23 will be held in Durrow Inn, Durrow with a possible jackpot of €4,300. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30 pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot.

MR & MRS comp

A Mr & Mrs Competition will be held in Dec’s Bar on Saturday, March 28th. All proceeds raised will go towards the Senior Citizens Party expenses. Any couples wishing to take part should contact Mick Dunphy on (087) 7573099. More details in next issue.


The Harps GAA and Durrow Development Forum will host Strictly Come Dancing in November 2015. Fancy yourself as a bit of a dancer? Or even just wish you could dance? If so, we are looking for people to participate in our fundraiser this coming November. Professional dance tuition will be provided for approx. 10 weeks in advance of the event. You don’t even need to have a dance partner, our dance teachers can team you up! So, whether you have feet like Flatly, or two left feet - we need you! For more information, please contact Evelyn on (087) 9194428 or Daniel on (087) 4103520. Great fun assured!


Congratulations to C. Sherman, Archerstown, Durrow on winning €1,500 in the Laois GAA Draw and to Kay Clancy on winning €500 in the same draw. Both tickets were bought through the Harps club. The club would like to thank everyone who supported this draw.


The Killermogh Parish held their monthly whist drive in the Parochial Hall on Thursday night. Top score Mary Delaney 1st Gent; Tom Dunne, 2nd Gent Frank Keenan 1st Lady; Betty McCalffee, 2nd Lady Nancy Ryan Halves; Bridie Kavanagh, Elizabeth Cooper Qts; Donal Bowe, Pauric Dowling, Rose Ann Corcoran, Mai Conroy and Mary Dohney. Raffle; Paul Kavanagh, Margaret Neil, Pat Delaney, Margaret Moynan, Des Finnamore, Johnny Whelan and Lena McEvoy. Next Whist Drive on Thursday March 26 at 8.30 pm


The Mobile Unit of the Blood Transfusion Board will visit the Castle Arms hotel, Durrow on Thursday March 26 from 4.30 pm to 8 pm.

Ballinakill Bingo

Ballinakill Bingo Committee would like to encourage more people to come and support us on a Monday night in the hall on the square. We start at 8.30pm and there is €1,000 in prize money every week. We also run a raffle. Books are reasonably priced at €7.50 for a single book with sheets and €15 for a double book with double sheets. Why not come and join us for a great social night out and you might be lucky. There is also a bus running from the following areas Rathdowney, Ballacolla and Durrow. For more information on pick up times please contact Dick on 086 8402139. From Ballyragget and Castlecomer please contact Ger on 086 2538164 ; From Abbeyleix and Ballyroan please contact Ned on 087 415 3401 for pick up times in your area.