Borris-in-Ossory ICA Guild are organising a weekend away at the end of August and there are still places available. The venue this year is Devon and Cornwell in Southern England and the trip will take place from Friday August 29 to Tuesday September 2. Staying at the New Continental Hotel, Plymouth, the trip will include sight-seeing trips through typical Cornish villages, Dartmouth National Park, Greenways (the home of Agatha Christie), St. Ives, Land’s End and Penzance. There is also a trip on a steam train to Kingswear, a one hour cruise and an option of visiting the Eden project which is a top eco visitor attraction in Cornwall.

The cost, which includes the luxury coach, ferry crossings, 4 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast in the New Continental Hotel and the tour guide for the five days is €439. Names of those interested in going and a deposit of €100 should be given to Pat Kelly Main Street, Borris-in-Ossory without delay. For further information on the trip please contact Helen Browne at 0505-41243.


The annual parish pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Thursday August 28. 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.


A Social will take place in Killasmeestia Community Centre on this Friday night July 18 with music by Caitriona and Images. Dancing will be from 9.30pm to 12.30am and supper will be served.


Lotto Draw Results for July 8. The numbers were 4, 15, 26 and 27. The jackpot of €4200 was not won. 10 winners of €20: Alice Thompson Roscrea c/o Johnny Kealy; Fint Bergin Ballaghmore c/o Pat Moore; Dan Whelan Green Roads c/o Finty Kealy; Lena Purcell Garryduff c/o Pat Moore; Mary Nolan c/o Sheila Ryan c/o Finty Kealy; Oisin O’Donnell B-I-O c/o T O’Donnell; Martin Phelan Mountrath c/o Damien Fox; Evan Carey c/o Paddy c/o Canice Sheeran; William Whelan B-I-O c/o Michelle Foyle; Mary Sheeran B-I-O c/o Canice Sheeran. Next Week’s Jackpot €4,400


The parents council of Killadooley National School would like to thank the parents, teachers, stewards, sponsors and all the volunteers who helped out at the 5/10 km run and field day which was held on June 15. The run and the field day was a great success and fun was had by all who attended.

The following is a list of prize winners for the run and the raffle which was held on the day: 5km 1st prize - male, Tom Dunne; 5km 2nd Prize Male - Paul Cuddy; 5km 1st prize Female - Michelle Fitzpatrick; 5km 2nd prize Female Stephanie Wilson; 10km 1st prize Male - James Ham; 10km 2nd prize male Nolan Picard; 10km 1st prize female, Marie Maher; 10km 2nd prize female Jean McEvoy; Raffle Prize Winners 1st prize Family day at Fairyhouse Race Course, Rose Ryan; 2nd prize adults mountain bike, Joe Byrne; 3rd prize (meal for 2 at Racket Hall) Eileen Quinlan; 4th prize (food hamper) Lyn Kelly 5th prize (vacuum cleaner) Eileen Quinlan 6th prize (hamper from Flynns Pharmacy) David Patterson 7th prize (hair voucher for Primary Colours) Redmond Murray 8th prize (€50 voucher for Telfords); Anna Bergin 9th prize (meal voucher Rathdowney G.C.); Claire Fitzpatrick 10th prize (hamper from Frawleys Pharmacy) John Dollard 11th prize (voucher for Fortunes Fashions); Eugene Aylward 12th prize (bottle wine + chocolates) Mirek c/o 4 Aces 13th prize (Kelkin food hamper) Ann Murray; 14th prize (voucher for Keanes Filling Station) Dympna Kennedy


The Ossory Agricultural Show will take place on Sunday July 27 at the Showgrounds, Coolfin Cross, Mountrath Road, Rathdowney. A great family day out for all the family to enjoy is assured with several novelty attractions. Closing date for entries is Monday 21st July. For further details or schedule contact Catherine (Secretary) on 0879975902; email - website or Chairman Peter Ging - 086 2394573.