The AGM of The Woodenbridge District Community Alert will be held on Wednesday December 12 in Newtown Mill at 8pm. Garda Pat Neary will attend officially for the last time also in attendance will be Patricia Johnson manager of Help Link South [monitored alarm providers]. On the night the €5 per house membership will be collected.


Killermogh Parishes November Whist Drive was held in the Parocial Hall, Cork Road, Durrow. All proceeds went to the Make a Wish Foundation. Top Score: Henry Martyn, 1st lady H Morris, 2nd lady tie Mary Orr and Breda Fitzpatrick, 1st gent Des Finnamore, 2nd gent U Cahill, Halves Nellie Conory and Katie Bennett. Juvenile Damien Carter. Qts; Ann Cass, Nellie Nile, Billy Carter, Mary Morris, Madge Brennan, Lorna Allen, Mary Delaney, Lena McEvoy. Raffle; Louise Kavanagh, Kathleen Kavanagh, Katie Bennett, Nancy Keogh, Mary Gowing. Next Whist Drive is on Thursday December 20 at 8.30pm.


The parish lotto with a jackpot of €4,450 was not won, small winners were €30 Margaret Moore, €25 Maeve Thornton, €20 May Coss. The lotto December 17 will be held in O’Connell’s with a possible jackpot of €4,750. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30 pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot. The members of the lotto would like to thank everyone who supported the lotto during the year and they wish everyone a very happy, holy and peaceful Christmas.


Results for Durrow Bridge Club 7/11/12 1st Ella Walsh and Mairead Woods, 2nd Marie Foley and Jack Murphy, 3rd Theresa Muldowney and Jimmy Ryan.

14/11/12 1st n/s Marie Foley and Jack Murphy, 2nd n/s T. Muldowney and J. Ryan, 1st e/w Nora Fitzpatrick and Teresa Phelan, 2nd e/w N. Mulumby and S. Mulhall, 21/11/12 1st Ann Dooley and Barbara Sheppard, 2nd Rose Talbot and Sadie Phelan, 3rd Josie Murphy and Bridget Nolan.

Penitential Service

On Tuesday December 18 at 8pm there will be a Penitential Service in St. Tighernachs Church, Cullohill. This is a beautiful service and gets everyone ready to celebrate a very holy Christmas. All are welcome.


All Scouters of 3rd Laois Durrow Scouts are invited to their Christmas Party Night in Peadar’s Bar on Saturday December 15. Music by Mel. Thanks to Lisa Buckley, newly appointed Assistant Group Leader of this group, for organizing this event. All meeting of every group in the scouts will have their last meetings on Wednesday December 12 and resume on Wednesday January 9, 2013.


Durrow Saturday market is open every Saturday from 9 am to 12.30 pm in the computer center. Potatos and fresh vegetables are available, to book your favorites ring Marie 087-7742506. Home baking from Ann Fitzpatrick is also now available. there are lots of items for sale including fire kindling. Do come along, bargains everywhere.

Little Oaks

On maternity leave, at home with small ones, why not come along to the Little Oaks Parent and Toddlers Group that meet every Tuesday in the Presentation Hall from 10 am to 12 noon. You can meet other parents/guardians and let your child mix with other children I a different environment. This group is open to children up to 5 years of age accompanied by their parent /carer. Next session on Tuesday December 4 from 10 am to 12 noon, for more details contact Alison 0872491779 or Laura 0868829696.

Action Group

The Swan Road Action Group was formed last September to highlight the extremely dangerous conditions of the Swan road out of Durrow. The aim of the group is to have a footpath constructed from the fire station to the 50 km sign and to remove the two dangerous bends which would make the road a safer place for everyone. After meeting with county council officials it was decided to construct a footpath from the fire station to GAA field and the work was to start before Christmas. This project is deferred as other work has taken precedents. The action group have written to the council seeking an update on when the work will commence. The group are holding a table quiz in Bob’s Bar on Thursday December 6 at 9.30 pm. table of four forty euro your support would be greatly appreciated. All welcome.

Vintage Club

Durrow Vintage Club LTD are holding a Die-Cast Model and Diorama Show on Saturday December 8 2012 from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm in the Castle Arms Hotel. There will be lots to see and buy, displays and traders, trucks, steam engines, cars , railway and farm machinery. Admission is €5 children free. Details contact Austin 086 8860598.