The Kilkenny College Chamber Choir & Orchestra, directed by David Milne, will be performing a concert of choral and instrumental works in St Fintan’s Church (C of I), Durrow on Thursday, December 4 at 8pm to include. Advent & Christmas music. Admission - adults €12, €6 for secondary school students and primary school pupils are free. Mulled wine, soft drinks & mince pies will be served. Concert in aid of St Fintan’s Church Fund.


The Parish lotto jackpot of €2,200 was not won last week. Small winners were €30 Jim Clancy, €25 Brian Shortall,€20 Helen Coe. December 8 draw in Bob’s Bar Durrow with a possible jackpot of €2,500. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30pm on the night.

Christmas Fair

A Christmas Market in collaboration with Sunday School Portlaoise and Dance Collective, Longford will be held in the Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow on Saturday December 6 12 noon-5 pm. There will be loads of homemade produce, Hand crafted gifts ideal for Christmas presents. Admission €1. Every second ticket sold will be donated to charity. At 7 pm there will be a dance and fun until late. Admission is €10 by ticket or €15 on the night


Why not give the perfect Christmas Gift by giving blood. Your blood donation will give” the gift of life” to some person very ill and in need of blood transfusions. The mobile Unit of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be in the Castle Arms Hotel on Thursday December 11 from 4.30 pm to 8 pm. Please come along and donate. New or Lapsed donors are always very welcome.


World taekwondo association classes are held in Durrow Community Centre every Monday and Wednesday from 7.45pm to 8.30pm (both nights). Classes are open to all. Call (086) 8359333 or visit www.world-taekwondo.com online.


The Little Oaks Parent and Toddler Playgroup continue meetings on Tuesdays at 10am in the Presentation Centre. All are most welcome. All enquiries to Teresa on (086) 3914725.


Monday - closed; Tuesday - 1pm to 5.30pm; Wednesday - 1.30pm to 5.30pm and 6pm to 7.30pm; Friday - 10.30am to 12.30pm; Saturday - 11am to 1pm. Phone: (057) 8736090.

Durrow Bridge

Rresults 5/11: 1st Teresa Phelan and Paddy Purcell 2nd Ella Walshe and Mairead Woods 3rd Theresa Muldowney & Jimmy Ryan. Results 12/11:1st Theresa Muldowney and Jimmy Ryan 2nd Nuala Molumby and Shem Mulhall 3rd Alice and Johnny Bowe

Sale of Work

Ballyouskill annual Sale of work in aid of parochial funds will take place on Sunday, 7th December 2014 from 2 p.m. onwards.  There will be a timber auction, raffle, bottle stall, cake stall, lucky dip for the children and much more.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Durrow Die Cast Model and Toy show will be held in the Manor Hotel, Abbeyleix on Saturday December 13 and Sunday December 14. Opening on Saturday 12 noon to 6 pm and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm, admission is adults five euro, children free. For more details contact Austin 086 8860598.