Borris in Ossory Womens walking Group invite you to come wine, dine and be highly entertained at The Mock Wedding of the Year in aid of Lupus Group Ireland. Venue: Rosie O Gradys, on Saturday, April 13. Bride arriving at 7.30pm sharp. Music at this event is Outa Diesel. Invite Tickets €10, available from all members of the walking group. Purchase of invite enters you into a draw to win 2 nights B&B for 2 in one of the Clare Coast Hotels.

Bridal party top secret! Give €2 to guess the Bride on the cards available in local premises to win a prize on the night.


Last year we had an early Spring and no Summer so maybe this year we might have a late Spring and a good Summer, we live in hope. You can still prepare for the growing season by coming to the Gardening Group on Thursday, April 11 at 8pm in St Canices Hall. Find out about getting a start on the growing season and share tips for a good time in the garden.


Last week twelve people were trained in the use of a defibrillator in Borris in Ossory. A further training session will take place shortly. Anyone interested in taking part in the training session should contact 0873268896.


The results of last week’s Progressive 25 Drive in the O’Brien Hall were as follows 1st Bridget Gleeson and Mary Jo Ryan, John and Catherine Dalton, 2nd - Seamus Byrne and Sean Finan, Michael Murphy and Jack Maher, Joe Cass and Mary Kelly, 10th game – Peggy Bergin and Sadie Delaney. The Progressive 25 Drive will continue next Thursday night in the O’Brien Hall at 9pm.


At a recent meeting of the Ossory Agricultural Show Society votes of sympathy were passed with show treasurer Renee Newman on the death of her uncle, the late Sammy Young, with the Harrahill family on the death of the late Kathleen Harrahill, with Florrie Foley on the death of her two sisters and with the relatives of the late Mick Rafter.


The 4 Month Draw in aid of Knockaroo Church Renovation Fund is taking place again this year. The draws will take place on the last Friday of each month, beginning in April. The subscription is €10 per month or €40 for the four months. There will be a special prize of €200 on the first night for fully paid up members and a promoter’s prize of €100 per month. The draws will take place on April 26, May 31, June 28 and July 26 in St Canice’s Parish Hall, Borris in Ossory at 7pm.


The Annual General Meeting of Borris in Ossory ICA Guild will take place on this Wednesday night April 3. The Federation President/Information Officer Betty Gorman will be in attendance at the AGM. The meeting will start at 8pm and all members are requested to attend.


Borris in Ossory ICA guild held its annual fundraising raffle on Wednesday March 27. Thanks was extended to all the members who donated prizes and sold the tickets. Thanks also to the local shops and business premises who displayed the hamper and sold tickets – Wilson’s Daybreak, Rosie O’Gradys, Kellys Bar, Noel Meade (Butcher) and Josie Keenan (Hairdresser).

Congratulations to the following lucky prizewinners – 1st €100 – Pauric Kirwan, Borris in Ossory, 2nd Easter Hamper – David “Bomber” Kavanagh, 3rd - Meat Voucher – Jayne O’Connell, Templemore, 4th – Bathroom Hamper – Joe Moore, 5th Bottle Whiskey, 6th – Bottle Sherry – Robert Phelan, Ballaghmore, 7th – Box Chocolates – Paul Scott, Abbeyleix, 8th – Box Biscuits – Paddy Peters, Harristown, Rathdowney, 9th - Box Chocolates –Anne Carroll, Mountrath.


A bus will travel to Knock Shrine, Co Mayo for Divine Mercy Sunday on April 7. The bus will leave from the Square, Rathdowney at 8am, be at the Leix County Hotel, Borris in Ossory at 8.30am and will be in Roscea at 9am. For further details contact Michael Sutcliffe at 089 4620860.


Names and deposits of €100 for Borris in Ossory ICA guild’s annual trip should be given to Lily Sheeran before the end of March. The trip will take place from Sunday July 14 to Thursday July 18 and the venue this year will be South Wales, staying in a four star hotel in Cardiff and taking in many places of interest over the few days. The cost will be €385 which includes coach with guide from Borris in Ossory and ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard. For further information Lily can be contacted at 0505-41308.