The parish lotto with a jackpot of €5,650 was not won, small winners were €30 Ms. Tobin €25 John Bourke and €20 Jack Bowe. The lotto of February 25 will be held in the Bob’s Bar with a possible jackpot of €5,950. Tickets must be handed in before 9.30pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot.

Senior Citizens

The Senior Citizens party will be held in the Castle Arms Hotel on March 2 at 2 pm. Invitations are being distributed by the community council. Anyone who wishes to attend or wants to nominate someone to attend are asked to contact any member of the community council .


Enrolment forms are available from Our Lady’s Meadow Primary School for children starting school in September 2013. Forms should be returned before February 28. If you need a form please call to the school office during school hours. You and you child will be invited to visit the school on Wednesday June 2 and you will receive a reminder nearer that date. If you are not enrolling your child in the school please let the secretary know as soon as possible.


Tickets are on sale for the Laois County Board members draw that is the major fundraiser for the Harps. Tickets can be got from any member of the club and by buying a ticket you are helping the club get much wanted finances. Tickets cost €130 or €32.50 per month for four months. Prizes each month for the four monthly draws are 1st €10,000, 2nd €5,000 3rd /4th and 5th are €1,500 each, 6th €1,000 and ten prizes of €500. Please support your local club and give yourself a chance of winning big money.

Rejuvenation of the Town Square

Durrow Development Forum are delighted to announce that planning permission has been granted for work to commence on the rejuvenation of the town square. This project has been in the pipeline for years and it is great despite the poor economic climate that this project costing over €750,000 gets the go-ahead. It’s a major boost to the town. Thanks to Laois Partnership, Laois County Council and the many County Councilors who gave this project such support. It is hoped that work would commence before the end of the year and will take a few months to complete. Durrow Development Forum will be running a few fund raising events to help provide the community share of the costs. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Parents wishing to enroll their child in St Tighernachs Primary School Cullohill for September 2013 or 2014 can do so by contacting the school on 057 87 37281 as soon as possible


All items that are for Auction or in the Raffle are on display in the Corner Shop of Alley’s Window in the square. There are many items that will interest everyone and there are great raffle prizes. A thousand thanks to everyone who donated items for this event. All proceeds from this night in Dec’s Bar on March 2 will be donated to a local Adolescent Treatment Centre.


Cashin, Joe (Clonmel Road, Glasnevin and formerly of Durrow, Co Laois and Texaco Ireland) February 11, (peacefully), in his 88th year, in the loving care of his family and the staff of the Mater Private Hospital, beloved husband of Breda and loving father of Rachel (McHale), Cora (Power), Joe (Jnr.) and Emer (Moran); deeply regretted by his loving family, brother Morgan, grandchildren, his beloved daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.


From Durrow ro Johnstown for 2013, the bus times are 8.20am at CYMS Hall in Durrow, 8.23am at Cork Road at Seandoire Estate, and 8.30am at Cullahill at bus stop. Contact M&A Coaches at 056 8833454 to put your name down for a seat.