A sincere thank you is extended to everyone who contributed to the recent Church gate collection in aid of Concern which was taken up at all Churches in Borris in Ossory parish on Saturday and Sunday August 29 and 30. A total amount of €600 was collected for this very worthy cause. Thanks is also extended to the volunteers who took up the collection.


Dancing for beginners takes place in the Community Centre, Killasmeestia every Monday night from 8pm to 10pm. Lots of young people would love to learn how to waltz or do the quickstep or jive and now the opportunity is there. All are welcome to come along to this informal dance practice session. Admission is €3 per person or €5 for couples to cover the upkeep costs of the hall. Come along and give it a try!


The monthly Parish Social will take place in Killasmeestia Community Centre on this Friday night September 18 with music by John and Terry. Dancing will be from 9.30pm to 12.30am and supper will be served.


The annual Coffee evening in aid of Laois Hospice Foundation will take place on Thursday September 17th in Knockaroo Hall from 7pm-9pm. All are welcome.


Senior Citizens bingo will take place in St Canice’s Hall on Saturday 19th September from 3pm-5pm. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.


The annual Coffee morning in aid of Laois Hospice Foundation will take place on Friday September 25th in St Canice’s Hall from 10am-1pm. Please drop in for a cuppa and support this worthy cause.

Community Development Association

DVDs covering Fun Run and Planting of Tree in Memory of Jack Fahey on Saturday 11th July are now available from Noel Sheridan (087/2982880) or Canice Sheeran (087/2071267)


Grinds and homework help available for Primary school pupils. 4-12 year olds, flexible times and reasonable rates. Contact 087-9550250.


The Margaret Maloney Memorial Darts Tournament is on in Brereton’s pub, Ballybritt on Sat 26th Sept, This is a mixed doubles tournament made up of non players and players with the draw for teams made on the day. Registration begins at 2pm and games begin at 3pm. It is €10 per entry. All funds raised on the day are in aid of The Irish Lung Fibrosis Ass. Music, raffle and auction on the night... Everyone welcome for a day and night full of craic... Any Enquiries Please contact Denise Origan 0876364648.


Date 8/9/15 Jackpot €10,400 Numbers 5-7 -23 -28 No Winner 10*€20 1.Josie Keenan B-I-O c/o Self. 2.Adrian Moore B-I-O c/o Kitty Moore. 3.Gearoid Fox Cork c/o Damien Fox. 4.Fiona Kavanagh Mountrath c/o Canice. 5.Andy Murphy c/o Tonys. 6.Michelle Foyle B-I-O c/o Self. 7.Peter O’Hara B-I-O c/o Noel Meade. 8.Michael Delaney B-I-O c/o Finty Kealy. 9.Aishling Murray B-I-O c/o Kellys Bar. 10.Mary MccDone B-I-O c/o Esso. Next Weeks Jackpot: €10,600


Congratulations to all the young people from the parish and surrounding areas who received their Junior Cert results last week and best wishes for the future.

Laois 2 Calais

We are a group set up in Laois to collect essential supplies for refugees in the camps of Calais and other European locations. We need men’s clothing, footwear, hats and scarves. We also need tents, blankets, duvets, pots, pans, candles, toiletries and first aid supplies. If you would like to donate supplies please contact 0868787307.