Jan 252012
January 1st – Richard Moynan Memorial walk and vintage run Ballacolla  New Years Day. Start @ 2.00pm. For more information call: (087) 2395357.
Last Sunday in February Annual Birr & District Motor Club Rally in association with Abbeyleix Manor Hotel

Easter Monday – MacGilloPhadraig way walk ( Durrow to Gathabawn ) 17km.approx. For more information call: (087) 2395357 or (087) 4168549.
APRIL 2016 –  Durrow Vintage Club annual show and autojumble  Venue Cork Rd.Durrow.
Grantstown Lake walk –  Sunday 31st May, start Topaz Service Station 12 noon.
Tourism information point launch –  Sunday 31st May @ Topaz/Supermac’s Junction 3 Ballacolla. Time 12 noon.
Sunday 21st June –  90 km Mid Summer Cycle Challenge 20km Family Cycle. Info 0872395357.
July  – Coolacurragh Wood and Grantstown Lake Walk
 July –  Woodenbridge Paddlers Boston to New York Marathon. Open to all . For more information call: (087) 2395357.
August Bank Holiday – The Durrow Scarecrow Festival (including the All-Ireland Scarecrow Championships).
Irish Sheep Dog Trials 2015 August 13 – 15th Tullyvolty Johnstown Co. Kilkenny.
Annual – Woodenbridge Juvenile Canoe Regatta. For more information call: (087) 2395357.
October Bank Holliday Monday – MacGillaphadraig way walk ( Gathabawn to Durrow ) 17km. approx. For more information call: (087) 2395357 or (087) 4168549.
December 26th – Gathabawn Annual St. Stephens Day Walk 11km. For more information please call: (087) 2481710.
Aug 312011

One of our objectives is that in time a bicycle hire, canoe hire and bicycle repair shop will open in our locality to serve the needs of the tourists and to create employment. Our area offers some of the most beautiful walks including Cullahill Mountain Walk, Leafy Loop Walk, Grantstown Lake Wood,  Heywood Gardens and the MacGiolla Phadraig Way Walk to the visitors and with the addition of a cycle trail the tourist appeal will be broadened.

Our proposed Cycle Trail will present tourists with another opportunity to explore the countryside.  This trail will travel through the villages and towns of Cullahill, Ballacolla, Ballinakill, Attanagh and Durrow all of which have services (Accomodation, Food and Drink). Map Boards will also be installed in each location. The entire trail is 48.4km but can be done in three shorter stages. There is an added 8.16Km loop of the Cullahill Mountain with the close proximity to the already established Kilkenny Cycle Trail (at one point 2.8Km). Tourists will have the added opportunity to explore villages such as Gathabaun, Lisdowney, Freshford and Ballyragget.

We are applying to Laois Partnership for funding for the following regarding the Cycle Trail Project:

14 – 700mm x 200mm Double Sided Fingerposts

44 – 900mm x 300mm Double Sided Fingerposts

32 – 450mm x 600mm Confirmatory Signs

42 – Gal. Poles

also installation of all.

Without financial assistance of Laois Partnership and our various fundraising efforts this project will not go ahead.