12 October 2016
Tie the knot....or notBorrisoleigh playground development group was set up by a group of parents who wanted to refurbish our current playground. The playground was established in 2001 and very little has been done to it since. Having consulted with playground equipment providers we have learned just how expensive an undertaking we have ahead of us. In September, in conjunction with Borrisoleigh cycling clubs 80K cycle, we organised a sponsored 40K cycle. The proceeds of both cycles went towards the playground refurbishment. This brought in a total of €4,000. We are also hoping to get funding from the Leader Programme because a total of €35,000 is needed to fully equip the playground. So, in a final fundraising event, we are putting on a one act comedy called “Tie the knot...or not” which has been written by Paula Stapleton. This will be held in Younges, The Ragg, on Sunday October 30th commencing at 8.30pm sharp. Then after laughing yourselves silly you can dance the night away with music from Silver Dollar and later a disco with DJ Lorcan Ryan. Tickets are on sale locally or at the door on the night for €20 for adults, €10 for students. A great night of entertainment is promised.
Borrisoleigh Annual 2016
It is that time of the year again and this year the Borrisoleigh Community Development Association plan to produce another annual. We would be very grateful if the clubs/organisations/schools of the community could once again forward us an article and pictures of the activity of your clubs/organisations/schools during the year of 2016. We are also seeking interesting articles that relate to Borrisoleigh. They can be present day or relate to the past. It would be great if some photos accompanied the articles but we will accept articles without photos. Plus we would like to get articles from people who have left the area, of their memories about Borrisoleigh, or from people who have moved into the area of their experiences in the locality. We would also welcome suggestions that may help us to improve the annual. To enable us to do this we will need all articles and photos by Friday the 28th October 2016. Can all articles be sent in word if possible with photos as separate attachments to this email address email@example.com. Once again your assistance in the production of the 2016 annual will be appreciated.
Borrisoleigh Track-Attack Notes
St Joseph's CollegeOur Transition Year students visited Curraquill Gardens, Nenagh last week. This garden opens to the public during the Summer and is listed by both Discover Ireland and Lough Derg Gardens on their websites. It is located on the Lough Derg Garden Trail. We were welcomed by Lulu Bergin who gave us a very interesting and informative guided tour and talk on garden layout and design; showing us plants for borders and colour for various times of the year. We also learned about composting at home and saw some unusual breeds of hens and geese. This information is being put to great use currently in designing our own school garden and will provide us with a good guide over the course of the school year. We would like to thank Lulu for her good advice and for making us feel so welcome.
Kevin McCarthy (Principal), Kevin Murray and Cathal O'Shea - clearing of site for TY garden project
TY Students at the Eco VillageHaving eaten lunch by the lake shore in Dromineer we travelled to the Eco Village in Cloughjordan. There we received a guided tour and talk on Sustainable Living in the village. Our guides walked us around the village in small groups and answered our questions relating to the techniques employed there relating to building materials, way of life, allotment gardening, raising livestock, and heating and hot water provision. We found this information very interesting and we will carry out projects on related topics in class during the year. On Wednesday, 5th October our Junior camogie team took part in a Munster 7’s blitz in Mallow. We were able to enter two teams into the blitz with one team entering the Cup competition and the other entering into the Plate. Our Plate team competed in two matches, the first against Castletroy. Although the girls fought hard and managed to score 1-2, Castletroy came out on top. Their second match, against Clonakilty, was a much tougher battle and unfortunately, the girls were defeated. Our Cup team also showed great skill in their three matches. Borrisokane proved to be a stronger team in the first match and the girls were narrowly beaten by Killaloe in their second game. In their final match, the girls gave a super performance against St. Angela’s but were very unlucky to be beaten in the end. Despite the match results, the girls gave a great display on the pitch and we thoroughly enjoyed the day. We our also looking forward to the start of the Junior Camogie Championship.
Bothy Knitting Group
Rosary RallyRosary Rally will take place in Templederry church yard on October 15th @ 4pm. Please join us to pray for the Protection of Ireland. God’s commandments are being ignored and challenged, and constantly attacked by the media. Our Blessed Mother will reward you for giving her your time and prayers. For further information, contact 087 2736142 or 086 3151508
Borris-Ileigh Camogie Club
Borris-Ileigh GAA Club
Pic of the Past ………..down memory laneShanahans, The Bridge, Chapel Street Back: Tim Shanahan, Kit Quinlan, Judy Nugent, Tim Quinlan, Margaret Quinlan, Frances and Gillian Doherty Front: Ann Ryan, Una Culbert, Tom Shanahan, Teasie Bourke and Pat Shanahan
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