The monthly Parish Social will take place in Killasmeestia Community Centre on this Friday night June 19 with music by Liam O’Sullivan. Dancing will be from 9.30pm to 12.30am and supper will be served.


The cemetery Mass in Killasmeestia Cemetery will take place on Thursday 18th June, at 7.30 p.m. and in Skeirke Cemetery on

Thursday 25th June, also at 7.30 p.m. The Cemetery Mass and Blessing of graves in Kyle Cemetery will take place on Thursday evening July 2 at 7.30pm. The Cemetery Mass in Ballaghmore Cemetery will take place on Thursday evening July 9 at 7.30pm.


There will be a Tractor Run in Ballaghmore on Sunday June 28 with the proceeds going to the Clare Family Fund. Volunteers are needed on the day. For more information about the event please contact Siobhan at 087-6446189.


The Diocese of Ossory monthly fund raising draw in aid of the Restoration of St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny continues on the last Wednesday of each month. There was one winner from Borris in Ossory parish in the May draw. Congratulations to Rev. Fr. Jackie Robinson PP who won 4th prize of €400. The next draw will take place on Wednesday June 24 and all subscribers are requested to send in their subscription to their promoter before that date.


Date 9/6/15. Jackpot €7,800. Numbers 16-19 -23 -26 No Winner

10*€20 1.Brian Kealy B-I-O c/o Finty Kealy. 2.Breda Conroy Drim c/o Caroline Costigan. 3.John Kavanagh B-I-O c/o Bomber. 4.Abe & Helen Kavanagh B-I-O c/o Abe. 5.Michelle Foyle B-I-O c/o Self. 6.J Kennedy Ballybrophy c/o Tonys Shop. 7.Betty Phelan Mountrath c/o Kitty Moore. 8.Stephen Fahy B-I-O c/o Noel Meade. 9.Colm Ryan Knockaroo c/o Kellys Bar. 10.Mary Fitzpatrick Rathdowney c/o Sals. Next Weeks Jackpot: €8,000.

Cemetery MAss

Thursday, June 18. Killasmeestia cemetery at 7.30pm. Thursday, June 25, Skeirke Cemetery at 7.30pm. The Cemetery Mass and Blessing of the Graves in Kyle Cemetery will take place on Thursday, July 2 at 7.30pm


The Ossory Agricultural Show will take place on Sunday July 26 at the Showgrounds, Coolfin Cross, Mountrath Road, Rathdowney. There will be classes in cattle, sheep, horses, poultry, eggs, jam, home baking, arts, crafts,, vegetables, produce, flowers and photography, also junior classes. 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 about the show are available from the secretary Catherine Fitzgerald, Conoboro Road, Rathdowney at 087-9975902, fax 0505-48939. Information also available from Show Chairman Peter Ging 086-23945783, , e-mail address

Oder persons Forum

Following the recent forum for older people in Abbeyleix Laois County Council intends to establish an own Older Persons Forum. Any older people who would like to be involved to call Geraldine Delaney in Laois County Council to put your name forward. For further details Tel. (057) 8664107 or email

Summer Arts

Laois County Council’s Summer Arts Programme runs in July and August at venues around the county. All workshops run for 2 hour over three days and cost €25. Places are limited so early booking is advised. Contact The Arts Office for an application form on 057 8664033/13 or email: A full programme of activities will be available shortly.