The Mission in Borris-in-Ossory parish will start on Saturday, November 1. The Mission will be conducted by the Redemptorists: Father Denis Luddy C.SsR and Father John Hanna C.SsR. All households will receive a Mission Booklet the week before the Mission.


The death took place on Monday October 20 at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Mountmellick of Michael Murphy, Derrin, Borris-in-Ossory, Co. Laois. His remains reposed at Guilfoyle’s Funeral Home, Castletown, Mountrath until removal on Wednesday evening October 22 to St. Canice’s Church, Borris-in-Ossory. His Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday morning with burial immediately afterwards in Knockaroo Cemetery. The late Michael is deeply regretted by his brother Sean, sister Maura, brother-in-law Willie, nephew Seamus, grand-nephews, grand-niece, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May he rest in peace.


First Confessions will take place on Tuesday 24th March 2015 at 8 p.m. in St. Canice’s Church, Borris-in-Ossory and on Wednesday 25th March at 8.15 p.m. in the Church of the Assumption, Killasmeestia.

The dates for next year’s First Communion are- Borris-in-Ossory Saturday 2nd May at 11 a.m. and Killasmeestia Saturday 9th May at 11 a.m.

Confirmation will take place on Sunday 8th March 2015 in Borris-in-Ossory.

Coursing Club

Hare catching continues each Sunday, meeting at Kirwan’s, Midland Service Station at 10.15am. Anyone requiring further details on hare catching please contact Liam on 087-2861955, Edmund on 087-6890937 or Canice on 087-2071267. It was great to see quite a few new young faces joining the team last year and more are welcome this year. All other members are expected to attend each Sunday.


Members of Borris in Ossory ICA will be filling shoeboxes for the Team Hope Christmas Children’s Shoebox Appeal in St Canice’s Hall on Thursday November 6. Anyone wishing to donate items for the shoeboxes can do so by contacting any ICA member. This is a very deserving charity which provides Christmas gifts to needy children abroad who might not otherwise receive a visit from Santa Claus.


Sympathy is extended to Rev. Fr Donal Walsh, former curate in Borris-in-Ossory on the death of his brother, the late Liam (Red Willie) Walsh, Tinnahinch, Graiguenamanagh, Carlow. His death took place on Tuesday 30th September and his Requiem Mass was celebrated in Duiske Abbey, Graiguenamanagh on Thursday October 2, followed by burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Tinnahinch.

The late Liam is deeply regretted by his wife Nodlaig, sons Christopher, John Raymond and William, daughters, Marguerite, Mary Rose, Jacqueline and Hillary, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law and partners, grandchildren, sisters and brother, extended family and friends. Sympathy is also extended to his cousins, the Sweeney family, Rathmore, Ballybrophy.


Lotto Draw Results for October 21. The numbers were 5, 16, 21 and 27. The jackpot of €7200 was not won.

10 winners of €20

1.Cathal O’Donnell B-I-O c/o T O’Donnell. 2.Dan Bergin c/o Canice Sheeran. 3.Edmund Sheeran B-I-O c/o Self. 4.Madeline Dollard c/o Darren Abraham. 5.Jim ‘Link’ Walsh B-I-O c/o Canice Sheeran. 6.Teresa O’Carroll c/o Mary Kavanagh. 7.Abe Kavanagh B-I-O c/o Canice Sheeran. 8.Paddy Delaney Knock c/o Sean Egan.

9.Seanie Hanrahan B-I-O c/o Sals Diner. 10.Theresa Whelan B-I-O c/o Abe Kavanagh.Next week’s Jackpot €7400


A Halloween Disco and Fancy Dress Party will take place in Ballaghmore Hall on Friday October 31 from 7pm to 9pm. All are welcome.


St. Cronan’s Church of Ireland parish would like to thank the people of Ballaghmore and surrounding areas for their support for the recent Barbeque and Dance on September 13th