The annual Mass at the Mass Pit in Ballyquaid will be celebrated on this Wednesday evening August 15, the Feast of the Assumption at 7.30pm. This ancient and historic place of worship was restored seven years ago by a dedicated volunteers and the annual Mass attracts large crowds each year, reminding us of the sacrifices and risks made by our ancestors in rder to attend Mass during Penal times.


The Chiropodist will be in Borris-in-Ossory on Saturday August 18. contact Lily Sheeran at 0505-41308.


All eyes will be on RTE 1’s “The Big Money Game” this Saturday night when Geraldine Kealy, Sentry Hill, will be one of the contestants. Best of luck


A public meeting took place in St Canice’s Hall on Thursday night August 9 with a view to the development of a Playground in the village. The cost of the Playground will be approx €85,000 (incl VAT). It is hoped that most of the cost will be grant aided but there will have to be some local contribution. Committee members and volunteers plan to drop an envelope to every house in the village and surrounding areas whereby people can make a voluntary donation to help with the much needed funds. They will then be collected on Friday 17th August. It is also planned to hold further fundraising events including a Church Gate Collection at all Parish Churches, a Cabaret and Raffle. All donations will be accepted and greatly appreciated.


A Social takeS place in Killasmeestia Community Centre on Friday August 17. Music by Pat Hogan. Dancing from 9.30pm to 12.30am. Supper served.


The death took place at her residence on Wednesday August 8 of Mrs Agnes (Rena) Dobbyn, (nee Delaney), Foxhill, Athy, formerly of Moneymore, Borris-in-Ossory,. Her remains were removed from Rigney’s Funeral Home, Athy on Thursday August 9 to St. Michael’s Parish Church, Athy. Following Requiem Mass on Friday burial took place in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Athy. The late Rena, who had suffered a long illness is deeply regretted by her husband P.J. sons Peter, David and Glenn, daughters Karen and Linda, brother Micheal Delaney, Moneymore, Borris-in-Ossory, sisters Essie Costigan, Dublin, Violet Carroll, Killenure and Una Dooley, Castle Avenue, Borris-in-Ossory, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.


The death took place on Thursday August 9 at Tullamore Hospital of Mrs Gladys Murphy, (nee Reid), Hillside, Kilcoke, Ballybrophy,. Her remains reposed at her residence until removal to St. Andrew’s Church, Rathdowney on Friday evening. Funeral Service took place on Saturday August 11 followed by Burial in St. Mary’s Churchyard, Johnstown. The late Gladys, who was predeceased by her husband George, will be sadly missed by her family Gina, Myrtle, Brian, David, Dorcas, Irene, Alan, Mervyn and Keith, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives, neighbours and friends. She was a dedicated wife and mother who reared a large family and worked hard on the family farm with her late husband George. She also made time for voluntary and charitable work and was involved in several local organisations. As testament to this, a guard of honour was formed at her funeral by members of the Ossory Agricultural Show Society, members of Borris-in-Ossory ICA Guild led by Federation President Betty Gorman and by members of Rathdowney Mothers Union.


A very successful BBQ was held at Rosie O’rady’s on Sunday, August 5. Music was supplied by local artists and friends. Linda Moylan was the lucky winner of the Door Prize. Raffle winners:, Theresa Whelan, John Gaffney, Olive Dunphy, Mark Devlin, John Origan, David Scully, Joe Moore, Roisin Scully, Vincent Doheny and Louise Nolan. Thanks to all who helped out on the day, the musicians, sponsors, all who bought tickets and all who donated prizes.


Results of last week’s Progressive 25 Drive in the O’Brien Hall were: 1st Noel O’Sullivan & Billy Kirby, 2nd - Tom & Murt Ryan, Johnny Butler & Seamus O’Grady, 3rd - Willie O’Reilly & Larry Dunne, Dan Tierney & Martin Walsh, 10th game – John & Catherine Dalton, 20th game – Peggy Bergin and Sadie Delaney. Raffle winners were - Nuala Breslin, Billy Maher & Sinead Bourke. Before the game started, a vote of sympathy was passed with card player Peter Delaney on the death of his father, Martin Delaney and with the family of the late Rena Dobbyn (nee Delaney, Moneymore) A minute’s silence was observed The results of the previous week’s Progressive 25 Drive were - 1st Joe Cass and Mary Kelly, 2nd - Mary Jo Ryan & Bridget Gleeson, Tony O’Sullivan & Nuala Breslin, Paddy Lalor and Vera Brennan, Peter Delaney & Michael Higgins, Peggy Bergin & Sadie Delaney, Paddy Sheeran & John Mooney, Peggy & Michael Martin, 10th game – Willie O’Reilly & Larry Dunne, 15th game - Billy Maher & Michael Doyle, 20th game – Seamus Byrne & Joe Dooley, Raffle winners were - Vera Brennan, Joe Cass & Kathleen Walsh. The Progressive 25 Drive will continue next Thursday night in the O’Brien Hall at 9pm.