DAFFODIL DAY Daffodil Day was very well supported in Borris in Ossory and surrounding areas and thanks is extended to all who donated so generously. A huge effort was put in by all the volunteers who gave their time for this worthwhile cause. Special thanks to the several new helpers who had volunteered for the first time. Their help was really appreciated. Thanks also to the local shops for their help and co-operation with the collectors. An amount in excess €3000 was collected and this has been forwarded to the Irish Cancer Society.
The Annual General Meeting of Borris in Ossory ICA Guild will take place on this Wednesday night April 4. The Federation Information Officer Betty Gorman will be in attendance at the AGM. Members are reminded that the meeting will start at the later time of 8.30pm.
The March meeting of the Gardening group was well attended. The feature of the meeting was a talk given by Frank Sheeran on willow growing and basket making. The raffle winners were Fergal Fitzpatrick, Kathleen Whelan, Michael Bergin and Patricia Bergin.
The gardening group will meet again on Thursday April 12 in St Canice’s Hall. New members will be welcome to come along and pick up tips and advice on how to improve the garden in 2012. Please note the new time of 8.30pm.
BORRIS-IN-OSSORY YOUTH CLUB
Borris in Ossory Youth Club in association with Ossory Youth and Youth Work Ireland are taking part in a 5km Fun run/Walk on Sunday April 22 at Kilkenny Castle. This event is a celebration of Youth Work Ireland’s 50 Year Anniversary and also being used as a fundraiser for Borris in Ossory Youth Club. All Youth club members have received sponsorship cards and all support would be much appreciated. A €30 Lifestyle voucher will be presented to Club member who raises the most Finance for Club funds. Sponsorship cards and money should be returned by Friday April 20.
The Fun run/Walk is also open to non-members who wish to take part, anyone interested please contact Canice Sheeran (087 2071267) for an entry form.
There will be no weekly meeting on this Friday 6th April (Good Friday) but activities will resume on Friday week April 13 at the usual time of 7.30pm.
BORRIS-IN-OSSORY CYCLING CLUB
Borris in Ossory Cycling Club wish to thank all who bought tickets and supported the recent Cabaret in aid of Spina Bifida and Pieta House Suicide Awareness in Rosie O’Grady’s on St Patrick’s night.
The Midlands Charity Cycle Tour takes place on Saturday and Sunday May 19 and 20 in aid of Spina Bifida and Pieta House Suicide Awareness (Roscrea Branch). On Saturday the tour will set off for Athlone taking in Mountrath Portlaoise, Mountmellick, and Tullamore and will return to Borris-In-Ossory on Sunday through Ferbane, Cloghan , Birr and Roscrea. Sponsorship Cards are currently being filled by all Cyclists and all support will be gratefully received.
4 MONTH DRAW
The 4 Month Draw in aid of Knockaroo Church Renovation Fund is taking place again this year. There will be cash prizes - 1st prize - €1000, 2nd prize - €300, 3rd prize – €100. 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 27, May 25, June 29 and July 27 in St Canice’s Parish Hall, Borris in Ossory.
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
A bus will travel to Knock Shrine, Co Mayo for Divine Mercy Sunday on April 15. The bus will be in the Square, Rathdowney at 8am, Borris in Ossory at 8.30am and Roscrea at 9am. For further details contact Michael Sutcliffe at 089-4620860.
PROGRESSIVE 25 DRIVE
The Progressive 25 Drive on this Thursday night in the O’Brien Hall will be the monthly €10 game and will start at 9pm.
Sympathy is extended to Dan Healy and family, Garryduff, Errill on the death of his father, the late John (Noel) Healy, late of Danwal House Dublin 24. His death took place in Our Ladys Hospice, Harold’s Cross on Friday March 30. His remains were removal on Sunday April 1 to the Church of the Nativity of B.V.M. Saggart. Following Funeral Mass on Monday burial took place in Deansgrange Cemetery The late Mr Healy is deeply regretted by his children Mary, Anne, Helen, Dan, Cesira, and Elizabeth; brother Louis, sister Anne, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, relatives and friends.
EASTER EGG HUNT
Borris In Ossory Ladies Football Club are holding a Childrens/Teenagers Easter Egg Hunt and Disco in Knockaroo GAA pitch and community Hall on Sunday 8th April. The Egg Hunt takes place from 3pm to 4 pm and this is followed by a Disco from 4pm to 6 pm. The events will be fully supervised. The Easter Bunny will also be present, so do bring the kids along to what promises to be a fun filled day.