Social dancing for fun with Maureen Culleton will resume on Thursday afternoon January 29 and will continue each Thursday in St Canice’s Hall, Borris in Ossory from 2.30pm-4pm. All are welcome.


Set Dancing classes will start again on Monday night January 26 and will continue each Monday night in St Canice’s Hall, Borris in Ossory, starting at 8pm. For further information please contact Eileen Daly at 087-6699412


The annual parish Senior Citizens Party, organised by Borris-In-Ossory Social Services will be held on Sunday February 15 in the PE Hall at St Joseph’s National School, Borris-In-Ossory. The party will start at 12.30pm with lunch being served at 1 o’clock and this will be followed by music, song and dance. All Senior Citizens in the parish are invited to this party.


It is hoped to undertake a project in St Cronan’s Workshop, Roscrea re-cycling Christmas cards for next year. Anyone wishing to donate their old Christmas cards should leave them into Tony’s Foodstore, Main Street Borris in Ossory.


Adoration in Borris-in-Ossory on Tuesday 9.15-3 p.m.

Eucharistic Service in Knockaroo on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m. Adoration 2.30-3.30 p.m.

Eucharistic Service in Killasmeestia on Thursday at 10 a.m. Adoration 10-11 a.m.


Borris in Ossory ICA guild is starting a course of armchair Pilates on this Wednesday January 21 in St Canice’s Hall. Due to inclement weather conditions, the class did not start last Wednesday night, The classes will run for six weeks and will start at 8pm each night. Anyone interested in taking part should contact any ICA member.


The Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2015 – under the Patronage of the Most Rev. Séamus Freeman SAC., Bishop of Ossory, takes place from May 22nd – May 27th 2015. Cost is €775 p.p.s. All bookings for both regular and assisted pilgrims please contact: Glenmore Parish Office on 051/880414 or email Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. Friday 9.15 a.m. – 12.15 p.m. (closed on Wednesday).

evening mass

Evening mass will be celebrated in St Molua’s Church, Ballaghmore at 7.30pm every Saturday evening for the next six months.

gaa book

A new publication is at completion stage and will be launched in March 2015.

This publication will cover all county finals in all grades for hurling and football including all Underage finals, since the start of the GAA in Laois and has a chapter on Club and Railway Cup and Inter County Games.

It is also hoped to have a chapter each on camogie and ladies footbal.

It will have all the team listings of finalists in all competitions including their correct Christian names.

It will be a must for GAA clubs and historians alike and it will be a very limited numer so please watch out for the launch night to be sure of your copy.

parish book

There are still a number of copies of the history of Borris-in-Ossory parish “Viewing Through History” available now at reduced price of €50 for the two volumes. The book can be purchased by contacting the author John Phelan at 087-6156808 or by email or his brother Liam Phelan in Garron 087-7662486.

They will arrange to send same by post anywhere in the world, just cover the postage.

Also, there are still a few copies of “In the Shadow of the Goalpost” available. Soft back costs €20, hard back €25. Again, this is a detailed history of the three local GAA clubs and is a must for anyone with a love for the gaelic games.