This Friday March 11 is Daffodil Day and daffodils will be on sale at the usual outlets in Borris in Ossory. The organisers would welcome more volunteers to help sell the daffodils. If anyone has an hour to spare on Daffodil Day please contact Lily Sheeran at 0505-41308 or Stella Kealy at 087-6320156.


Borris-in-Ossory ICA Guild held its monthly meeting on Wednesday March 2 in St Canice’s Hall. Votes of sympathy were passed with the guild president Helen Browne on the death of her husband the late Noel Browne, Kilmartin, Borris-in-Ossory, with May Clare and Valerie St Leger on the death of their father the late John St Leger, Cloncourse, Borris-in-Ossory, with Martin Delaney, Castle Avenue on the death of his mother the late Sadie Delaney, Kyledellig and with Sheila Ryan on the death of her husband Tom Ryan, Main St, Borris-in-Ossory.

Congratulations were extended to Helen Browne, Pat Kelly and Helen Kavanagh on the births of their new grandchildren and with Lily Sheeran on the birth of her first great grandchild. Arrangements were made for five members to attend the Irish Evening in Spink Hall on Sunday afternoon March 13. Congratulations were extended to the Table Quiz team which won the Federation Table Quiz on Wednesday February 24. Noreen Whelan, Mary Sheeran and Helen Kavanagh were presented with the Perpetual Trophy and will represent Laois at the National Table Quiz Final to be held at An Grianan on Saturday April 2. The guild is starting a course in Pilates with Julie Maguire on Wednesday March 9.

Special guest was Ber McWey, Ballyroan who demonstrated a very unusual craft. She covers wine bottles with natural twines and decorates them. The end result is very effective and the bottles can then be used as table centres, candle holders, containers for flowers or foliage.

The competition for the nicest St Patrick’s Day card was won by Helen Kavanagh, 2nd Mary Teehan and 3rd Noreen Whelan and the raffle winners were Carol Sinnott. Teresa Kelly, Mary Teehan and Anne O’Sullivan. Members were reminded that volunteers were needed to help sell daffodils on Daffodil Day Friday March 11.

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday April 6 and the competition will be the nicest Arrangement of Spring flowers (dimensions 6” to 8”). This will be the Annual General Meeting and all members are requested to attend.


The death took place on Monday February 29 of Mrs Sadie Delaney (nee Hughes), Kyledellig, Ballacolla, Co. Laois. Her remains reposed at her son Tim's residence Kyledellig until removal on Wednesday morning to Knockaroo Church for Requiem Mass, followed by burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. The late Mrs Delaney, who was predeceased by her husband Tim, daughter Breda and infant son Denis, is deeply regretted by her sons Jim, Paddy, Tim and Martin, daughters Mary (Williams), Ann (Phelan), Agnes (Kirwan), Sadie (Thompson) and Helen (O'Sullivan), her treasured grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.


A meeting of the Lourdes Invalid Committee will be held on Thursday night March 10 in St Canice’s Hall, starting at 8pm. All members of the committee are asked to attend.


During Lent, there will be Evening Mass every evening at 7.30 p.m. in Borris-in-Ossory (except Monday evening). This is to facilitate parishioners who would like to attend Mass during Lent. There is no morning Mass in Borris-in-Ossory during Lent except on Saturday at 10 a.m. There will be Stations of the Cross each Friday evening during Lent at 7 p.m.


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 March 9 in St Canice’s Hall. The classes will run for six weeks and will start at 8pm each night. These classes have been very popular and very beneficial for the past two years. They are not confined to ICA members so anyone who would like to take part should contact the guild secretary Stella Kealy at 087-6320156 or any ICA member.


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