ICA TRIP TO WALES
A group of almost fifty people travelled to Cardiff in Wales last week on a trip organised by Borris in Ossory ICA guild. The group travelled with Marathon Coach Tours and had a ferry crossing from Rosslare to Fishguard. They stayed at the Maldron Hotel Cardiff and enjoyed five days of brilliant sunshine. The trip included a visit to Cardiff Castle, a guided tour of Cardiff Millennium Rugby Stadium and a visit to St Fagan’s National History Museum. Also on the itinerary was a day spent in the city of Bath and a visit to the Physic Garden in Cowbridge.
Great credit is due to Lily Sheeran who organised the trip and to Mary and Sas, the guide and bus driver with Glasheen coaches who looked after the group so well during their stay in Wales.
COMMUNITY ALERT MEETING
Borris-in-Ossory Community Alert are holding a public meeting for communities and businesses in the Borris Garda district on Wednesday July 24 at 8.30 pm in the Sports Hall of St Joseph’s Primary school. Representatives of An Garda Siochána and Muintir na Tíre will be attending.
THE LATE GAVIN RICE
Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Gavin Rice, Cloncock, Kilbricken, Mountrath, who passed away on June 29. His remains reposed at his home until removal on Thursday July 4 to St. Brigids Church Shanahoe for Requiem Mass followed by burial in Shanahoe Cemetry.
The late Gavin is deeply regretted by his heartbroken parents Peter and Ann, sisters Niamh, Deirdre, and Ann-Marie, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, relatives and friends. The late Gavin was nephew of Mrs Mary Delaney, Castle Avenue, Borris in Ossory to whom sincere sympathy is extended.
PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK
The annual parish pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Thursday August 29. Anyone wishing to travel should give their name to Marie Power, Green Roads 0505-41167 or 087-9766248, Marie Kelly, Kilcoke 0505-46255 or Josie Dunphy, Knockaroo 0505-41554.
OSSORY AGRICULTURAL SHOW
The Ossory Agricultural Show will take place on Sunday July 28 at the Showgrounds, Coolfin Cross, Mountrath Road, Rathdowney. There will be classes in cattle, sheep, horses, poultry, eggs, jam, home baking, arts, crafts,, vegetables, produce, flowers and photography, and also junior classes.There will be many attractions on the day including Most Suitably dressed Lady and Gentleman, Little Miss Ossory and Most Suitably Dressed Boy, Dog Show, Music, Pony games, Cookery Demonstration etc. Show schedule and further details about the show are available from the secretary Catherine Fitzgerald, Conoboro Road, Rathdowney at 087-9975902 or 0505-48939. Website www.ossoryshow.com e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
BALLAGHMORE MUINTIR NA TIRE
Ballaghmore Muintir na Tire are organising a Photography Course to be run over six weeks, starting in mid July. The course will cater for all levels from beginner to the more advanced, with professional instruction for the entire duration of the course. The cost will be €75 (depending on numbers). Names and phone numbers should be given to Marjorie Phelan, Ballaghmore Post Point. Phone no