Set Dancing classes are taking place in St Canice’s Hall every Monday night at 8.30pm. The cost is €5 per night. Call Eileen Daly at 087-6699412


The Parent and Toddler group continues every Monday morning from 10am to 11.30am in St.Canice’s Hall, Borris in Ossory. All parents, grandparents and minders are welcome.


The Chiropodist will be in St. Canice’s Hall, Borris in Ossory on Thursday November 14, starting at 11am. For appointment please contact 086/3615701.


A Social will take place in Killasmeestia Community Centre on this Friday night November 15 with music by Peter Burke. Dancing will be from 9.30pm to 12.30am and supper will be served.


Borris-in-Ossory ICA guild monthly meeting on Wednesday night November 6 in St Canice’s Hall, presided over by Helen Kavanagh. A vote of sympathy was extended to Lily Sheeran on the death of her sister and to Helen Kavanagh on the death of her aunt. Get well wishes extended to Lily who is in hospital after a recent accident. Get well wishes were also extended to Kathleen Gorman, Balyroan (National ICA Secretary) who is also in hospital following an accident. Arrangements were made for six members to attend the Federation meeting in Castletown on Sunday November 24. A report on the ICA holiday in Portugal was given by Stella Kealy and a report on the Art/Craft Day in Castletown was given by Pat Brophy. The guest speaker was Maureen Bradley, a volunteer with the Irish Cancer Society who spoke about CHEP (Community Health Education Programme). Maureen explained that the key messages given in CHEP are that it is possible to reduce one’s risk of cancer by as much as 50% by making healthy lifestyle choices and that spotting physical changes early could save your life. The competition for the best handknitted Christmas Stocking was won by Helen Kavanagh, 2nd Pat Brophy and 3rd Margaret Shortiss and the raffle winners were Valerie St Leger and Joan Kirwan. Next meeting on Wednesday night December 4. This will be the Christmas meeting. All members asked to bring along a small gift and something for the supper. The competition will be the best six mince pies.


Members of Borris-in-Ossory ICA filled over 150 shoeboxes for the Team Hope Christmas Children’s Shoebox Appeal in St Canice’s Hall on Thursday November 7. Thanks to all the members for all their work for this very worthwhile cause. Special thanks for donations.


Fundraiser in aid of Laois Sports Partnership, Sports inclusion Disability Programme will take place on November 28, 29 & 30 in a shop unit, Main St. Fonations of any kind, new or old to help us reach our target. Any donations for a cake sale, items for a raffle or items to make up hampers. Call Denise Origan 0876364648 or Louise Finan 0871619529 with all donations. Funds support sports and physical activity for people with a disability in Laois.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament each Tuesday in St Canice’s Church, Borris in Ossory from 10am to 3pm. Adoration takes place in Killasmeestia Church on Thursdays from 9.30am to 3pm and in Knockaroo Church on Tuesdays between 2pm and 4pm. All welcome.


Dancing for Fun with Maureen Culleton each Thursday in St Canice’s Hall, from 2pm-4pm.

Clonmore NS

The Clonmore NS Parent’s Assoc fundraiser features Ailish Hennessy from Fiacrí House Restaurant & Cookery School on Wednesday, November 20 at 7pm Templemore Arms Hotel. Local producers & Craft Makers will display their products. Tickets €10 from: Clonmore NS Parents Assoc, Noelle: 085 7137576 or Brona: 086 1557480.