The Chiropodist will be in attendance in Borris in Ossory on Holy Thursday, March 28. For appointment please contact Lily Sheeran at 0505-41308.


There will be no country market in Borris in Ossory on Holy Saturday March 30, however it will take place as usual on the following Saturday, April 6. Borris in Ossory Country Markets wish all their customers a very Happy Easter.


The winners of the Competition held on Tuesday March 5 were as follows : 1st Josephine Campion and Margaret Scott, 2nd Kathleen Phelan and Nuala Costello, 3rd Teresa Butler and Irene Delaney.

The Competition Winners on Tuesday March 12 were - 1st Anne Maher and Breda Sharpe, 2nd Irene Delaney and Teresa Butler, 3rd Kate Connaire and Josephine Campion.


The March meeting of Killasmeestia ICA took place on Thursday March 7. President Margaret Ryan welcomed all members to the meeting. After the prayer, votes of sympathy were extended to the Bergin family (Garron) and the Rafter family (Ballymeelish) on their recent bereavements.

The Secretary, Shirley Stanley, read the minutes of the last meeting. Treasurer Betty Bergin gave her report on the finances. It was decided that two members of Killasmeestia ICA will attend the Federation AGM in Camross on April 24.

The competition was won by Imelda Carroll and the raffle winners were 1st Shirley Stanley and 2nd Annette Kilmartin.

The next meeting will be the AGM and this will take place on Thursday, April 4 at 8pm.


The 4 Month Draw in aid of Knockaroo Church Renovation Fund is taking place again this year. There will be cash prizes - 1st prize - €1000, 2nd prize - €300, 3rd prize – €100. The draws will take place on the last Friday of each month, beginning in April. The subscription is €10 per month or €40 for the four months. There will be a special prize of €200 on the first night for fully paid up members and a promoter’s prize of €100 per month. The draws will take place on April 26, May 31, June 28 and July 26 in St Canice’s Parish Hall, Borris in Ossory at 7pm.


The Annual General Meeting of Borris in Ossory ICA Guild, will take place on Wednesday night April 3. The Federation President/Information Officer Betty Gorman will be in attendance at the AGM. The meeting will start at 8pm and all members are requested to attend.


Holy Week church ceremonies in Borris in Ossory parish are as follows

Tuesday: Borris in Ossory, Mass at 7.30pm.

Wednesday: Borris in Ossory, Mass at 9am;

Killasmeestia, Mass and Confessions at 8pm.

Holy Thursday: Killasmeestia, Mass of Last Supper at 4pm; Knockaroo Mass of Last Supper at 5pm; Borris in Ossory Mass of Last Supper at 7.30pm.

Good Friday Killasmeestia, Good Friday Liturgy at 12 noon, Stations of the Cross at 7pm; Knockaroo Stations of the Cross at 3pm; Borris in Ossory Good Friday Liturgy at 7.30pm.

Holy Saturday: Borris in Ossory, Easter Vigil at 8pm.

Easter Sunday Masses: Killasmeestia at 8.45am, Knockaroo at 9.45am, Borris in Ossory at 11am.


A bus will travel to Knock Shrine, Co Mayo for Divine Mercy Sunday on April 7. The bus will leave from the Square, Rathdowney at 8am, be at the Leix County Hotel, Borris in Ossory at 8.30am and will be in Roscea at 9am. For further details contact Michael Sutcliffe at 089 4620860.


Borris in Ossory ICA members are reminded to return tickets and money for the guild’s annual fundraising raffle which will take place on Wednesday March 27. There will be numerous prizes and tickets are still available from all the members and in local shops.


Names and deposits of €100 for Borris in Ossory ICA guild’s annual trip should be given to Lily Sheeran before the end of March. The trip will take place from Sunday July 14 to Thursday July 18 and the venue this year will be South Wales, staying in a four star hotel in Cardiff and taking in many places of interest over the few days. The cost will be €385 which includes coach with guide from Borris in Ossory and ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard. For further information Lily can be contacted at 0505-41308.


Badminton in Borris in Ossory is now extended to two nights in the New School Hall. It takes place on Wednesday nights from 7.30 to 10.30 and Sunday from 7.30 to 9.30. The closing date for this year’s membership is March 31.


The Ossory Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from May 22 to May 27. Bookings can be made by contacting Eleanor at or by phoning 051-880414 weekdays except Wednesday from 10.30am to 2.30pm. The fare is €735 including the bus to and from the airport.