Plan to plot the future of Borris-in-Ossory

Five year plan in the works for south Laois Village

By Conor Ganly


By Conor Ganly


The vacant building on Main Street in Borris-in-Ossory, which is on the council's Dangerous Structures list.

A five year plan is in the works to plot a road map for the future development of Borris-in-Ossory.

Borris in Ossory Community Development held its Annual General Meeting on Friday January 27 with a large attendance.

The meeting heard committee ae organising a five year development plan for the village and surrounding area. Borris got good news recently when GP services were restored but the village has suffered since being bypassed due to the building of the motorways. 

In common with many other small towns and villages, Borris has been blighted by unfinished new estates and derelict older landmark buildings including  the former courthouse which locals want renovated for community use. 

An open meeting to discuss this plan will be held on Thursday February 23 in the PE Hall at St Joseph’s National School at 7.30pm. All are welcome to this meeting.

All clubs were represented. The following officers were elected for the coming year – President – Rev. Fr. Jackie Robinson PP, Chairperson – David Fitzpatrick, Vice Chairperson – John Phelan, Hon. Secretary – Angela Kirwan, Hon. Treasurer – Canice Sheeran.