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community alert

community alert

The local community alert in the Borris-in-Ossory area recently reformed with a committee made up of old and new members. Old signs are being replaced with bright new ones. A real sign of things to come.

A public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 24 next in St Josephs School at 8.30pm where the text alert system will be launched. Representatives from An Garda Siochana and Muintir na Tíre will attend and address the meeting.


The Annual Social Services outing took place on Wednesday July 10. The day began with Mass celebrated by Rev Fr. Jackie Robinson, who then travelled with the group of over fifty people in brilliant sunshine. First stop was Castlecomer Discovery Park for morning coffee, followed by a viewing of the Coal Mining Exhibition, the craft exhibition and a stroll in the beautiful grounds.

Then it was on to the Chocolate Garden in Tullow, Co Carlow.

This is a chocolate lover’s paradise and after a very informative talk on chocolate making everyone got a chance to make and decorate their own novelty chocolate bar.

Next was a visit to Rathwood Gift and Garden Centre, Co Carlow and the group then returned to the Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow for an evening meal. Thanks is extended to Marian Carey, Nan O’Brien, Sr. Regina, Noreen Hanrahan and all the Social Services Committee for organising such a great day out.


A Social will take place in Killasmeestia Community Centre on this Friday night July 19 with music by Liam O’Sullivan.

Dancing will be from 9.30pm to 12.30am and supper will be served.


The annual parish pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Thursday August 29.

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.


The results of last week’s Progressive 25 Drive in the O’Brien Hall were as follows 1st Peggy Bergin and Sadie Delaney 2nd – Mary Maher and Jacob Fairbrother, Willie O’Reilly and Larry Dunne, Mary Kelly and Noreen Ryan, Nell Maher and Anna Costigan, Eugene Murphy and Paddy Sheeran, 3rd - Michael Higgins and Johnny Butler, John and Catherine Dalton, Paddy and Tony Walsh, John Delaney and Mary Maher, Paddy Dunphy and Larry O’Mahony, 20th game – Tom Quigley and Dan Tierney. Before the game began a vote of sympathy was passed with the relatives of the late Jimmy O’Connor, Coolderry who died recently. The late Jimmy was a great supporter of the weekly card game. The Progressive 25 Drive will continue next Thursday night in the O’Brien Hall at 9pm.


The Ossory Agricultural Show will take place on Sunday July 28 at the Showgrounds, Coolfin Cross, Mountrath Road, Rathdowney. There will be classes in cattle, sheep, horses, poultry, eggs, jam, home baking, arts, crafts,, vegetables, produce, flowers and photography, and also junior classes.

There will be many attractions on the day including Most Suitably dressed Lady and Gentleman, Little Miss Ossory and Most Suitably Dressed Boy, Dog Show, Music, Pony games, Cookery Demonstration etc.

Show schedule and further details about the show are available from the secretary Catherine Fitzgerald, Conoboro Road, Rathdowney at 087-9975902 or 0505-48939. Website e-mail address


Ballaghmore Muintir na Tire are organising a Photography Course to be run over six weeks, starting in mid July.

The course will cater for all levels from beginner to the more advanced, with professional instruction for the entire duration of the course. The cost will be €75 (depending on numbers).

Names and phone numbers should be given to Marjorie Phelan, Ballaghmore Post Point. Phone no. 0505-41161.