Congratulations to Erin Dollard and Maynooth University Choir who have just beaten competition from around the world to become the first Irish choir to lift the coveted Pavarotti Trophy as choir of the world at the Llangollen International musical Eisteddfod in Wales. An outstanding achievement for the girl from Kilcotton and the Maynooth choir and conductor Mr Michael Dawson. Erin is a past member of the Irish Youth choir and Leipzig University choir Germany where she specialised in German song. While studding at Maynooth she joined the University chamber choir. The choir has afforded her the opportunity to sing at venues such as the Metropolitan club New York, Leighton Concert Hall Notre Dame and the International choral festival Malaga. She has also performed for the Governor and Mayor of New York with the choir. Well done to Erin and fellow members of the choir. Erin is daughter of Billy and Majella Dollard, Kilcotton, Borris-in-Ossory.

Summer Fundraiser

The Summer Fundraiser, organised by Borris-In-Ossory Community Development (Tidy Towns) Assocciation , took place on Saturday July 11 and was an outstanding success. Many events took place over the day and night! Thanks is extended to all involved, those who sponsored, helped and those who took part. A full outline of all activities will be published next week. Results: Crushed Car - Jamie Dooley was the lucky winner of €50. The car was a Nissan Almera. Guess the Name of Doll - Ella Foyle. Raffle prize winners were tractor trailer of timber - Olive Dunphy, €100 Redmond Murray (Kindly donated back to Borris-In-Ossory Community Development Association), Meat Voucher - Charlie Origan, Food Hamper - Adrian Nolan, Bottle of Wine - Ann Hogan, Chocolates - Mark Fahy, Bottle of Wine - Billy Meade, Kitchen Knives - Rosemary Standish, Chocolates - John Origan, Cosmetics - Shay Fitzpatick, Candlesticks - Ger Bergin.


Dancing in Aghancon Community Hall on Wednesday next July 22nd. Music by Catherine and the Images. All welcome for good music,dancing and supper.


The Alzheimer’s Association of Ireland will hold a social afternoon each Wednesday starting on July 22 from 2pm to 4pm in Castle Lodge House Ballaghmore, hosted by Kevin and Eileen Murphy. Spaces are limited so book early. All are welcome and entry is absolutely free. More details available by contacting 086-0367481. Come along for a cuppa, a chat and some general fun.


Date 14/7/15L Jackpot €8,800. Numbers 2-5 -8 -14 No Winner 10*€20 1.Oisin O’Donnell B-I-O c/o T O’Donnell. 2.Bomber B-I-O c/o Self. 3.Zac Phelan Ward Templemore c/o E Sheeran. 4.Billy Bergin B-I-O c/o Finty Kealy. 5.Ann Moore Ballaghmore c/o Mary Kavanagh. 6.Lorraine Treacy c/o Noel Meade. 7.Agnes Geoghegan B-I-O c/o Noel Meade. 8.John Kealy B-I-O c/o Self. 9.Margaret Breen B-I-O c/o Finty Kealy. 10.Alice McRedmond c/o Mary O’Donnell. Next Weeks Jackpot: €9,000


A day trip to County Meath will take place on Saturday July 25. The bus will leave from Ballaghmore Car Park at 9am. To book a seat please call to Phelan’s, Ballaghmore or text your name to 0894646673 as soon as possible as seats on the bus are limited. The fare will be €20.


The Ossory Agricultural Show will take place on Sunday July 26 at the Showgrounds, Coolfin Cross, Mountrath Road, Rathdowney. There will be many attractions on the day including cookery demonstrations, vintage show, trade stands, dog show, music and much more. also junior classes. An annual highlight of the show is the Most Suitably dressed Lady and Gentleman, Little Miss Ossory and Most Suitably Dressed Boy. Show schedule and further details available from the secretary Catherine Fitzgerald, 087-9975902. Information also available from Chairman Peter Ging 086-23945783, or , e-mail:

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