The Chiropodist will be in attendance in Borris in Ossory on Tuesday September 10. For appointment please contact Lily Sheeran at 0505-41308.


Free Home Security Checks are being offered by Borris-in-Ossory Community Alert to anyone who has signed up to the Community Text Alert System. For details, or to make an appointment contact any member of the committee.


Borris-in-Ossory ICA Guild will resume after the Summer recess on this Wednesday night September 4. The meeting will commence at 8pm and new members are welcome. It is hoped to start a course of armchair Pilates for the members on Wednesday September 18.


The annual Harvest Thanksgiving Service will take place in St Mark’s Church, Borris in Ossory on Sunday evening September 8 at 7pm. The guest preacher at the Service will be Rev. Tim Irvine, Vicar of Kilkenny. All are welcome to attend.


After a great year in the garden now is the time to reflect on what has been done and what we would do different next year,[ or maybe do the same better]. This is the most important time to get information for next year and prepare the ground. The next meeting of the Gardening Group is on Thursday September 12 at 8pm in St. Canice’s Hall.

This year has been very educational with garden visits and also guest speakers at some of our meetings so come along and enjoy your garden. Any tips to make the garden easier and more enjoyable are always welcome.

thurles reunion

Presentation Secondary School Thurles Reunion Committee organising a school reunion in conjunction with the Gathering for past pupils who left the school between 1942 and 2002 on Saturday, September 21. Tickets, which are €30 and are on sale now, must be purchased in advance of the day and will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. Registration will begin in the secondary school at 2 p.m. on the day. For further details email or they can phone (087) 7037861.


There are forms available in Phelans Ballaghmore for anyone interested in joining the Text Alert System in the area. Please feel free to avail of this great service; it is in everyone’s interest to protect their family and their property as best they can.

Successful Roscrea Beó

As the fall of night silhouetted Roscrea Castle and surrounds on Sunday it became clear that RosCré Beo 2013 was a roaring success. The smiles on the faces of spectators over 4 days of a jam packed line-up said it all. It was fantastic to see the people of the town supporting each other, enjoying themselves and enhancing the sense of community.

Starting on Thursday 22nd August with the ‘Echoes of Roscrea’ cd launch in The White House, guests were treated to select performances of songs from the cd. Our cd is available from local retailers. As the night moved on Brendan’s bar was packed to capacity for Tom Stapleton’s ’40 years of gigs & jigs’.

Friday 23rd saw musical legend Sean Keane play an intimate gig in the Abbey Hall. On Saturday in the Coláiste Phobal Sports field the Cu Chulainn Hurling skills competiton got underway. Hurling enthusiasts were smiling. The young and old were tested on skills such as 65, poc fada, penalty taking and side line cuts.

Sunday began with an early rise as committee members, participants, stewards and OPW staff busily prepared Roscrea Castle and Castle Street for a historic occasion. Visitors were treated to free guided tours of our truly unique castle and Damer House.

I t is encouraging to see the level of support amongst the townspeople again. The committee wish to thank everyone person who attended. A huge thanks to our sponsors and An Garda Síochanca whose support was vital to RosCré continuing in a safe and friendly environment. We are meeting this week to discuss next year already.