Borris in Ossory Fundraiser in aid of Laois Sports Partnership, Sports inclusion Disability Programme. A fundraising sale will be taking place on Thursday, December 5, Friday, December 6 and Saturday December 7 in a shop unit, Main St., Borris in Ossory. We are asking for donations of any kind, new or old to help us reach our target i.e. clothes, ornaments, toys, jewellery, plants, books, household items etc. Any donations for a cake sale, items for a raffle or items to make up hampers. Please contact Denise Origan 0876364648 with all donations.


The next meeting of Borris in Ossory ICA Guild will take place on this Wednesday night December 4. This will be the Christmas meeting. All members are asked to bring along a small gift and something for the supper. The competition will be the best six mince pies.


After a great night on Thursday November 21 with Christmas wreaths and swags made by Judy, Jim and Fergal we are now looking forward to Thursday December 12 at 8pm in St. Canice’s Hall where we will each make a Candle Tabletop display for the Christmas table. Please remember to bring a small bit of greenery on the night, everything else will be supplied by the club. Hoping to see you there and we might even get a cup of tea. Please remember for any type of gardening advice the Gardening Group in Borris In Ossory is the place to go.


The annual Christmas Carol Service will take place in St. Canice’s Church, Borris In Ossory on Sunday December 22 at 7pm. Rehearsals will take place on Thursday nights December 5, 12 and 19 at 7.30pm. All are welcome.


A Christmas Party will take place in Ballaghmore Hall on Friday night December 20 from 7pm to 9pm. There will be disco music, fun, games, presents, food and a raffle and there will also be a visit from Santa Claus! A great night is assured and all are welcome.


Set Dancing classes are taking place in St Canice’s Hall, Borris in Ossory every Monday night at 8.30pm. The cost is €5 per night. For further details please contact Eileen Daly at 087-6699412


The annual Christmas Card game will take place in the O’Brien Hall on Thursday December 5. This will be a €10 game and support will be greatly appreciated. Donations for raffle prizes on the night will also be welcome.


The Parent and Toddler group continues every Monday morning from 10am to 11.30am in St.Canice’s Hall, Borris in Ossory. All parents, grandparents and minders are welcome.


A Christmas Concert featuring the Laois ICA Choir and local artistes will be held in Knockaroo Church on Sunday evening December 15, starting at 7.30pm. Refreshments will be served afterwards in Knockaroo Community Centre. Admission is €10 and proceeds will be donated to the victims of the hurricane in the Philippines.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place each Tuesday in St Canice’s Church, Borris in Ossory from 10am to 3pm. Adoration takes place in Killasmeestia Church on Thursdays from 9.30am to 3pm and in Knockaroo Church on Tuesdays between 2pm and 4pm. Anyone is welcome to come along and spend some time in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.


Dancing for Fun with Maureen Culleton takes place each Thursday in St Canice’s Hall, Borris in Ossory from 2pm-4pm. All are welcome.

St Joseph’s NS

Tickets currently on sale for their Annual Christmas Draw which takes place on Friday, December 20. Tickets are €1.