Give Blood

Give Blood

Help ensure essential blood supplies are always available by giving blood regularly”

Your can donate on Thursday, November 20 at Scoil Bhríde Primary School, Rathdowney from 5.00 pm to 8.30 pm.


Sympathy is extended to the wife and family of the late Daniel (Dan) Delahunty,The Square, Rathdowney, on his recent death which took place

at Kilminchy Lodge Nursing Home, Portlaoise. His Funeral Mass took place on Thursday November 6 in the Church of the Holy Trinity, Rathdowney, followed by burial in Bealady Cemetery. The late Dan is deeply regretted by his loving wife Nancy and his family, Alma, Donal, Simon, Carolyn, Anthony and Peter, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, his brother Fr. T.P. Delahunty, his sister Julie (Bergin), sisters-in-law Mairead (Delahunty), Teresa (Delahunty), nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Dan was the local veterinary surgeon and was well known and respected by members of the farming community whom he served for many years.

Killasmeestia social

A Social will take place in Killasmeestia Community Centre on this Friday night November 21 with music by Peter Burke. Dancing will be from 9.30pm to 12.30am and supper will be served.


Borris-in-Ossory ICA guild will hold a Christmas Fair/ Bring and Buy sale in St Canice’s Hall on Saturday evening December 6 after the evening Mass. There will be cakes and home baking on offer, hand knitted articles and crafts, books, bric-a-brac, hand made Christmas cards and Christmass decorations. Please come along and support.


St Joseph’s Primary School, Borris-in-Ossory is trying to gather information on children who have been diagnosed with Autism with a view to the School applying for an A.S.D Unit. If you are aware of families in the surrounding area or have children yourself with this condition you can contact the School for further information. This information will be treated in a confidential manner. Contact Number- 0505/41331.


It is hoped to start an ALL Girl Teenage Band in Borris-in-Ossory Parish in the near future. With this in mind, we are looking for volunteers, those who have very little experience but, must have a keen interest in learning an instrument and singing. We are looking for two from Borris-in-Ossory. two from Killasmeestia and two from Knockaroo. We are hoping to run a Function in Rackett Hall, Roscrea next year where this Group will perform. Contact Noel Sheridan 087/2982880


Lotto Draw Results for November 11 Jackpot €2,200. No winner of the jackpot. The numbers were 15- 16-18 -29. The 10 winners of €20 were 1.Stephen Fahy B-I-O c/o Noel Meade. 2.Emma Byrne B-I-O c/o Finty Kealy. 3.Michael Brophy c/o Sean Egan. 4.Noel Meade c/o Self. 5.Ger Phelan Mountrath c/o Ronan Kelly. 6.Chloe & Ben Doran c/o Kitty Moore. 7.Edmund Sheeran B-I-O c/o Self. 8.Michéal Delaney B-I-O c/o Finty Kealy. 9.Pauline Comerford c/o Josie Keenan. 10.May Burke Galway c/o Finty Kealy. Next week’s Jackpot €2400


Frees Irish classes for adults have commenced at Gael Scoil, Ballaghmore. For more information contact the school at 0505-41810 (afternoons).


Not played badminton in a while - you will be surprised how quickly you get back into it. Every Monday and Wednesday from 8-10pm in the new school, Borris-in-Ossory, entrance at the back of the school.


Sympathy is also extended to Mrs Irene Delaney, Skeirke, Borris-in-Ossory on the death of her brother, the late Fr. Roger Rafter S.C.A. Pallottine Fathers, Thurles, Tipperary and late of Clonmeen, Errill. His remains reposed at the Pallottine College, Thurles until removal to the Community Chapel for Funeral Mass on Wednesday, 5th November. Burial took place in the Pallottine Community Cemetery, Cabra, Thurles. The late Fr. Roger is deeply regretted by his brother Jim, sisters Irene and Sheila, extended family, friends and the Pallottine Community.

Rainbows Ireland

Rathdowney Parish is to run a Rainbows Ireland programme beginning in November 2014. Rainbows is a programme of support for children experiencing loss because of family bereavement or due to parental separation/divorce. If you think your child would benefit contact Fr Martin on 086/2444594 or Sr Alice on 087/4186839.