On Sunday last July 6th ten young people from the Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly, along with three youth leaders, left for World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, Australia. Among the pilgrims is Gemma Ryan from Cooleen who has been looking forward to this event for some months now. Prior to their departure a special Mass was celebrated in St. Patrick’s College, Thurles to send them on their way. The chief celebrant at this Mass was Archbishop Clifford who spoke of the great privilege it was for the group who were travelling. He said that they would be representing the Archdiocese at this world event and he assured them that the prayers of their families and friends would be with them while they were on pilgrimage.
WYD08 will be the largest event Australia has ever hosted. It will mark the first visit of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to Australia. Through the WYD08 experience, young people from throughout the world will make a pilgrimage in faith, meet, and experience the love of God. World Youth Day is an invitation from the Pope to the youth of the world to celebrate their faith around a particular theme. This year’s theme is ‘You will be my witnesses’ – echoing the words of Jesus to his disciples when he commissioned them ‘to go out into the whole world and proclaim the Good News’.
(July 24th – 27th)
Peter Ryan of Coolataggle with his new bride Julianne Barry from Cork
The walk was in aid of taking the members on a day trip to Oakwood Theme Park, Wales and purchasing gear for next year when the club year starts along with the school term in September.Many thanks to those who sponsored the participants, your contribution is greatly appreciated and to those who car-pooled together and returned all home safely.To view more photos of this event go to our photo gallery or click on the following link: http://www.borrisoleigh.ie/viewGallery.php?gal=29&name=Foróige%20Club%20Climb%20The%20Devils%20Bit
Donal Ryan, Upper Pallas with his David Brown 770 at Borrisoleigh’s Vintage Tractor Run and Family Fun Day last Sunday
Relaxing at the Bar-B-Que after the fun and frolics of the Family Fun day
(more photos next week)
Welcome Home Ruff!
Eileen Ryan with her returned prodigal Ruff!
Pictured above is Eileen Ryan of Rathcarden warmly greeting Ruff home after a rough experience endured by him and caused by the recent thunder and lightening storm suffered locally. On Tuesday July 1st Ruff, having seemingly correctly sensed the imminent arrival of thunder and lightening, decided to take off and disappeared without a bark or growl to anyone. This was 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday and despite intensive searching and calling in the extended local area there was no sign, sound or trace of Ruff. Tuesday night, Wednesday and the following night all passed with no sighting of him and concerns grew for his wellbeing.
On Thursday July 3rd a neighbour (who wishes to remain nameless but, for the more curious among us, a hint lies in the fact that ‘his name belies his stature’!) while driving up Main St. at 4:30 p.m. happened to spot Ruff strolling up by the butchers and they were quickly reunited to the relief and joy of both and he was immediately returned to his home, none the worse for his experiences. The old saying “when the going got rough, Ruff got going” was indeed very true, and as medical bulletins sometimes say we are glad to announce that owner and dog are doing extremely well.
Fr. Mariusz gives the final blessing at the first all-Polish Mass ever to be celebrated in The Sacred Heart Church, Borrisoleigh. His sister Agnieszka translates into Polish some words of welcome spoken by Fr. Liam Everard, PP
Fr. Mariusz with his sister Agnieszka, his mother Aleksandra, Dorota, Grzegorz, Natalia, Pola, Tomasz and Agata
St. Cualan’s Capers!
We then headed for the Lakeside Hotel via the Lookout, the scenery was breathtaking. The management and staff of the Hotel greeted us on our arrival. We were treated like royalty. Fr. Liam, Fr Jim and Fr. Michael were also there to greet us. A beautiful meal was served in the dining room with another drink from the Committee. Everyone was in a relaxed mood, and we thought to ourselves home was never like this. We then retreated to the front of the Hotel where we had a bit of a “Hooley”. Fr. Michael serenaded us with Red is the Rose and for awhile we thought Liam Clancy had come to life again. Fr. Liam and friends danced the soles off their feet, whilst Mary Ryan & Angela McSherry entertained us with many a song. Phil Maher of course kept the show going.
We had a wonderful day and a most enjoyable time. So what can we say only ‘Thank God for food, thank God for drink and thank God for friendship which is most important we think.’
To view more photos of this event go to our photo gallery or click on the following link: http://www.borrisoleigh.ie/viewGallery.php?gal=30&name=St%20Cualans%20Club%20Outing%20-%20July%202008
Dancing at the crossroads
Marie O’Connell stepping it out with Frances Kennedy and Angela McSherry in step with Biddy Young
Blessed among women!
John McGrath with Joan O’Neill and Frances Kennedy, and Jack Costello with Mai Maher and Angela McSherry
Scaling the heights of the Dunshean Needle!
Tom Young giving the ‘thumbs up!’ from the pinnacle of the Dunshean Needle
135 feet high and the tip is around a metre squared. There are two ways of approaching the needle, the first is abseiling off the cliffs and making your way across the outcrops of rock jutting out or the second is taking a swim! This piece of rock is a mecca for climbers face if the rock is as sheer as the front of the church put that aside the exposure level is great as you are surrounded by water on 3 sides.
John led the climb followed by Dan and I then the weather broke and Josephine didn’t get the chance. I was the last to climb back up the cliff face and as the waves came in and the wind howling I couldn’t climb fast enough! The Hill Walkers had a meeting in Finn’s on the eve of their annual trip to English Lake District the 19th June, which was a great success and it saw one of their members Carmel O Dwyer walk coast to coast alongside the famous Hadrian’s Wall. There was also a hill walk around Latteragh Hills where the walkers had tea and sandwiches back in Finn’s. There will be easy walks taking place around Latteragh and the Devil’s Bit on certain Fridays over the next few months and notice will be posted on the Tipp Star on the week of the walk.
Thursday 3rd July
Jackpot: €11,400 (Not won)
Numbers: 2, 7, 16 & 18
€50 Lucky Dip winners:
Eamon Ryan, Glenarisk, Borrisoleigh
Seamus Kennedy, The Mall, Templemore
Diarmuid Quinlan, Greenane
Mary Stapleton, Dublin c/o Stapleton’s Pub
Next draw: Thursday 10th July, in The Clodagh Bar
Marian Hall Lotto
Numbers: 9, 15, 18, 28
4 match 3 winners @ €40 each
Derry Bourke, Nenagh Road
Mary Bourke, St John’s Terrace, Nenagh
M. Gavin, c/o Bingo
Margaret Morrissey, Railway View, Templemore
Next Weeks Lotto Jackpot
Gerry Ryan, Peadar Cummins, Paddy Hennessy, Jimmy Molumby,
Delia Ryan, Biddy Stapleton, Phil Maher, Mary Kenny and Una Molumby
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