Michelle Stapleton, Joanne Cowan and Caroline O’Connor organisers of the table quiz
Lucia Ryan and Una Shanahan consider their options
Camogie Match in the Park
Gemma Mockler and Shane Kelleher enjoying the BBQ
Kevin Kennedy, Garrangrena, taking part in the Motocross Championship at Doon, Co. Offaly last Sunday
Climbing the Devil’s Bit
Members of the Foróige Club returning from their Devil’s Bit Climb on Sunday June 30th. A fuller report and more photos will be given in next week’s Current News
Finbar Williams and Daniel Bergin in heated battle at last Friday night’s Foróige Club gathering in the Marian Hall.
Maria Ryan, Niamh Lyons, Kerrie and Teresa Ryan at last Friday’s Foróige Club meeting
Fifi’s Tots’ Graduation
This group of children graduated from Fifi’s Tots preschool on June 12th 2008.
Katie Fitzgerald, Adam Carr, Daniel Ryan and Wiktoria Skudlarska
Jane Delaney, Stephen Hutchinson and Larry Ryan.
Best of luck in "big school".
This is the perfect description of the unique picturesque country that is Luxembourg and of my life here. After 22 years I am finally standing on my own two feet and have branched off away from the norm in Ireland. A recent graduate of the University of Limerick, I completed an Honours degree in Business Studies with French. As part of my degree programme in 2006 I came to Luxembourg for eight months on an internship. That was when I fell in love with living centre stage in Western Europe. The decision to return to live here, last September, was an easy one.
A lot of my childhood days were spent with my grandparents, Granny Mai and Austin to whom I remain very close. I left them, my Mum and my Dad, along with two brothers and a sister behind when I decided move to Luxembourg.
An old song describes my townland as “Lovely Fair Ileigh”. The area is two miles from the little village of Borrisoleigh in Tipperary and yes, while we all know that it’s a long way to Tipperary, I try to get back there as often as I can. I am an avid hurling fan and while at home I attend club and inter-county matches, always with my heart in my mouth.
I have very strong ties with the Irish community in Luxembourg and I’m actively involved with both the Irish club and GAA club. I try to speak Irish as often as I can. People are amazed to think that we have our own native tongue and often curious as to what we’re talking about. My Gaeilge isn’t quite at the standard that it was when I did my Leaving Cert but as the proverb goes “Is fearr Gaeilge briste ná Béarla cliste”.
Even though I have no blood relatives over here, Luxembourg is like a home away from home. For me it’s always the people that make the place and it’s certainly the case here.
My hobbies include playing the piano, ice-skating, skiing and travelling. I have travelled extensively in Europe and visited the west coast of America but I hope now that my next stop will be Tralee!
Having met all this years contenders, I am very confident that whichever one of the girls goes on to represent Luxembourg in the final, she will do justice to this amazing country.
Mass was celebrated for all who are buried in St. Brigid’s Cemetery, Borrisoleigh on Monday June 30th.
Pat Kearney, Connie Ryan, Jack and Mary Ryan at the Mass
Members of the Ryan Family, Mountgeorge
Members of the Ryan Family, Ballyroan
Mass will be celebrated in Glenkeen Cemetery on Thursday July 10th at 8 p.m. and in Ileigh on Friday July 11th at 8 p.m.
Borris-Ileigh GAA Lotto
Thursday 26th June
Jackpot: €11,200 (Not won)
Numbers: 1, 4, 6 & 11
€50 Lucky Dip winners:
Mossy Noonan, c/o Mouse
Sean Ryan, Ballyroan
Phil Halloran, c/o Kelly’s of Fantane
Kate Conroy, Templemore
Next draw: Thursday 3rd July, in Bourke’s Pub
Marian Hall Lotto
4, 12, 17, 21
3 match 3 winners @ €50 each
Joan Hayes, Rathdowney
Marette Smyth, Upper Street
Sarah Delaney, Kilkeary
Next Weeks Lotto Jackpot
Pic of the Past… down memory lane
Back: John Tynan, Tim Ryan, James Slattery, Neil Stapleton, Donnacha O’Dwyer, PJ Ryan, Ger Ryan, Timmy Stapleton, Gerry Ryan, John Treacy, John Donnelly and Michael Gleeson.
Front: Paddy Butler, Ollie Delaney, Gerry Stapleton, Seán Gleeson, Pat Ryan, Andy Ryan, Martin McCormack, Liam Donnelly and Pat Treacy
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