Lily SheeranE-mail - kavsballymeelish@eircom.netm


The monthly meeting of Borris-in-Ossory ICA Guild took place on Wednesday July 6 in St Canice’s Hall. The meeting started on a sad note as the guild lost two former members since the June meeting. The late Nancy Fagan, who passed away on June 13 was a former president and secretary of the guild. Nancy loved to travel and helped to organise several of the guild’s weekends away. The late Ursula Murray who passed away on July 1, was a former secretary of the guild and Ursula also travelled on many trips with the guild, both at home and overseas. She attended several courses at An Grianan. Votes of sympathy were passes with the Fagan & Murray families. A minute's silence was observed.

Get well wishes for a speedy recovery were extended to Florrie Foley who was recently hospitalised. Reports were given on the Federation meeting, Laois Week at An Grianan, the Civic reception at County Hall, the Cuisle Walk and cake sale and the launch of the Laois Age Friendly Strategy. Members who travelled on the Laois Federation trip gave an account of their enjoyable stay at the Falls Hotel, Ennistymon, Co Clare.

One of the members Hazel Glennon showed a very interesting visual presentation on the building of her home, Gortnalee House, Donaghmore. The house is a passive house which is eco-friendly and is heated mainly by solar. Hazel is very proud of her home and the beautiful gardens which she has developed in the short time since coming to live in Gortnalee.

Members were reminded about the Borris-in-Ossory Development Association/Tidy Towns Fun Day on Sunday July 31 and donations for the Cake Sale on the day will be greatly appreciated. The competition for the nicest Single Rose was won by Mary Teehan, 2nd Helen Kavanagh, 3rd Hazel Glennon and the raffle winners were Helen Kavanagh & Hazel Glennon.

The guild is taking a summer break - resuming on Wednesday September 7 when the competition will be the best pot of strawberry jam.


The death took place on Friday July 1 at Villa Marie Nursing Home, Roscrea of Ursula Catherine Murray (nee O'Gorman), The White House, Borris-in-Ossory and formerly of Rathdowney. Her remains reposed at her residence until removal to St. Canice's Church, Borris-in-Ossory for Con-celebrated Requiem Mass, with interment immediately afterwards in Bealady Cemetery, Rathdowney.

Deeply regretted by husband Michael, daughters Samantha and Aisling, son Redmond, son-in-law, Ollie (Australia), daughter-in-law Breda, grandchildren, brothers Tommie, Kevin, sisters Eva, Regina, Deirdre, Barbara, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends. The late Ursula was a member of Borris in Ossory ICA Guild. Members of the guild formed a guard of honour and accompanied her remains from her home to the church. RIP


The annual outing, organised by Borris-in-Ossory Social Services Committee will take place on this Wednesday July 13. The venue this year is Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum and the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin. All those travelling on the outing should note that the bus will leave from the church car park after the 9am Mass.


Monthly Parish Social will take place in Killasmeestia Community Centre on Friday, July 15 music by the Castle Trio. Dancing will be from 9.30pm to 12.30am and supper will be served.


Ballaghmore Cemetery Mass Thurs July 14 7.30pm.


The Annual Pilgriamge to Knock will take place on Thursday 25th August 2016. Anyone wishing to travel should give their name to Marie Power, Green Roads 0505-41167 or 087-9766248, Marie Kelly, Kilcoke 0505-46255 or Josie Dunphy, Knockaroo 0505-41554.


Date 5/7/16 Jackpot €18,600 not won. Nos: 6,11,14,22

10*€20: 1. Scott Abraham B-I-O c/o Finty Kealy. 2. Zita Kelly c/o Local Lotto. 3. Eileen Sweeney B-I-O c/o Noel Meade. 4. Donnacha O’Reilly Roscrea c/o Pat Moore. 5. David Gray B-I-O c/o Pat Moore. 6. Mary O’Donnell B-I-O c/o Self.

7.Pat Phelan B-I-O c/o Canice Sheeran. 8. Calee Lynch Roscrea c/o Sals Diner. 9. Terry Daly Banagher c/o Alma Moore.

10.Nan Meade c/o Noel Meade. Next jackpot €18,800


The Ossory Show (Rathdowney Annual Show) will take place on this Sunday 17th July. Many attractions as the usual classes for cattle, sheep, horse, pig, poultry, arts & crafts, baking, sewing and local home produce. The show starts on Saturday, July 16 from 5pm with Truck Show – BBQ- Bar & Music and all day Sunday 17 with Massive Truck, Vintage Car & Tractor Show

Donations being made to the Cuisle Centre and the local Meals on Wheels. Come and meets David Norris demonstrate some traditional threshing and other traditional farming methods on display.

Contact Catherine Fitzgerald 087 9975902 (Secretary), Peter Ging (Chairman) 086 2394573, Seamus Costigan 086 230 6828 (Treasurer / Truck- Vintage & Show Enquiries) or Danny O Connell (Truck Show & General Enquiries ) 085 8099538.

Fun Day

Borris-in-Ossory Development Association/Tidy Towns Fun day on Sunday July 31. Details to follow.