Congrats to all the people from the area who were rewarded at the annual Laois Community and Voluntary Awards: Jack Fahey, Elizabeth Treacy, Aghaboe Community Alert and Michael Hyland of Aghaboe.


Kyle GAA club table quiz takes place on December 1 at Rosie O’Grady’s Pub in Borris in Ossory at 9.30pm. Please tell your friends and neighbours.


The Chiropodist will be in attendance in Borris in Ossory on Tuesday December 4. For appointment please contact Lily Sheeran at 0505-41308.


Borris in Ossory Youth club will hold a Variety Concert on Saturday December 22 in Killesmeestia Community Centre. Along with participation from the club’s own members, the concert will also be open to any individual, school, choir, group or club who wish to perform on the night.

The club has entered teams in the Mini Tops Competition organised by Ossory Youth on December 2. Rehearsals and practice continue at the weekly meetings on Friday nights from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Anyone requiring further information please contact any of the listed numbers below or any committee member, Chairman Shane Kirwan (086-3050652), Vice Chairman, Denise Origan (087 6364648), Secretary Canice Sheeran (087-2071267) or Treasurer Damien Carroll (087-2194703).


The results of last week’s Progressive 25 Drive in the O’Brien Hall were as follows 1st P.J.Holohan and Michael Muldowney, Seamus Byrne and Billy Maher, Martin Delaney and Martin Walsh, Maher Mary and Jacob Fairbrother, 2nd - Noel O’Sullivan and Michael Fitzpatrick, Neil Maher and Anna Costigan ,10th game – Marie Quinn and Murt Ryan, 20th game – Peggy Bergin and Sadie Delaney.

Raffle winners were - Noel O’Sullivan, Jim Ryan and Kathleen Walsh.

The Progressive 25 Drive will continue next Thursday night in the O’Brien Hall at 9pm.


The Annual Christmas 25 Drive will take place on Thursday night December 6 at 9pm. This annual event is always a great success and it is hoped that it will be well supported this year. The weekly card game is the only income for this small club so everyone is being asked to come along on the night, give a donation or sponsor a raffle prize.


The Cavanagh Cup Senior Billiards competition is about to commence. Any member interested in taking part should put their name on the sheet posted up in the hall. Only paid up club members are eligible to take part.


An Advent Retreat in preparation for Christmas will take place in Peace in Christ Retreat House, Sion Road, Kilkenny on this Sunday December 2 from 10.30am to 5pm. The Retreat will be guided by Rev Fr Martin Delaney, Sr Margaret Moloney and Christine Kelly. For further information please contact Pat Kelly at 087-8530829 or by contacting the Retreat House at 056-7721054.


Congratulations to Shauna Ward, Megan King, Micheal Scully and Isobel Sweeney from Borris-in-Ossory Parish who received the Pope John Paul 11 Award for their commitment to Liturgy and for services in the parish. They received the Bronze Medal and Certificate of Award from Bishop Seamus Freeman and Archbishop Charles Brown Papal Nuncio at St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny on Thursday November 8.


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.


Fr Jackie Robinson has decided to postpone the trip to the Holy Land until October 2014 because of the volatile situation there at present.


A Parish talk in preparation for the Year of Faith will take place in St Canice’s Church, Borris in Ossory on this Wednesday night November 28 at 7.30pm. The talk will be given by Ms Noeleen Lynam. All are welcome.


Borris in Ossory ICA Guild will hold the December meeting on Wednesday 5 in St Canice’s Hall at 8pm. This meeting will also be the guild Christmas party. There will be plenty of festive goodies, fun and games and spot prizes for everyone. Members are asked to invite along a friend.


Viewing Through History, the history book on Borris-in-Ossory by John Phelan, is now available at a very special price of €50 for the two volumes from now until the end of December.

To obtain a copy please contact John at 087/6156808, e-mail or speak to his brother Liam Phelan, Garron Castle Tel 087-7662486. Books can also be ordered on line, see details on website

Kettlebell Classes

Kettlebell Classes in St. Fintans Hall Mountrath every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evening from 7pm to 8pm. Males and females are welcome. Kettlebells are the new and quickest way to get in shape contact Mag on 087 8129149