A DVD of Borris-In-Ossory Parish is well on the way to becoming a best-seller following its official launch recently.
The DVD was launched by Rev. Fr. Jackie Robinson P.P. on Thursday 19th June at a function in Racket Hall Hotel, Roscrea.
The finished product has has been compiled and recorded over the last two years by Noel Sheridan and Terence Smeaton and contains footage of all sections, happenings and clubs of the local community. Included on the DVD are recordings of traditional music groups, individual singers, community development/employment association, school choirs, Borris-In-Ossory & Rushall Coursing Club, Social Services Committee, ICA guilds, Borris-In-Ossory GAA Senior Championship winning teams 1956 and 1972, Borris-In-Ossory/Kilcotton U21 Championship winning team 2013, dancing groups, shops /business premises, Borris-In-Ossory Youth Club and many more groups and individuals.
“This is a fantastic record of all happenings in Borris-In-Ossory and will be a collector’s item in years to come,” said Canice Sheeran, one of the organisers.
Proceeds from the Launch night and the sale of DVDs will go towards Borris-In-Ossory Parish funds, St Vincent De Paul Society and Borris-In-Ossory Youth Club. An auction was held during the launch with a hurl and Borris-In-Ossory hurling jersey both donated by Christy O’Brien and purchased by Borris-In-Ossory Gaa Club. A portrait donated by local artist Billy Dollard was also sold. A raffle for numerous vouchers and prizes donated by local people and businesses was held on the night. Music for the occasion was provided by many local artists.
The door prize for all tickets sold for the launch was won by Pat Kelly of Main Street, Borris-In-Ossory.
“All the committees and individuals involved would like to sincerely thank all who helped in the making and filming of the DVD, those who bought tickets and DVDs, those who provided brilliant entertainment on the night of the launch,” Mr Sheeran said.
The sponsors and those who donated prizes along with all those who worked at the launch were also thanked.
A limited number of DVDs @ €15 each are still available from Noel Sheridan 087/2982880, Ca3nice Sheeran 087/2071267 and a number of businesses in Borris-in-Ossory.