Chairperson Relay for Life Tipperary, Lorna King says that Relay for Life is all about HOPE – the hope that one day we will have a world without cancer, that we will find a cure for cancer, and that patients who are diagnosed with cancer will have better treatments and outcomes. There has been significant progress in this regard and the work of Relay for Life is helping to make such a world possible, with cancer sufferers nowadays having a much better chance of surviving the disease than was the case in years gone by.
One of the most poignant events at every Relay for Life is the Candle of Hope ceremony which takes place as darkness begins to fall. As the evening approaches, the lighted candles are set around the track, and remain there lighting all night as the event continues. Once the candles are placed around the track, the short ceremony takes place.
Rose Cleary Chairperson – Candle of Hope Sub-Committee, says “for many people, this is when the true meaning of Relay hits home. Some of the candles are to celebrate a friend or loved one who has survived cancer, others are to remember someone who did not, while still others are dedicated to family and carers who helped in the fight against the disease. All candles are numbered, and people can easily locate their own candle and message around the track".
Candles are available from any member of any participating Relay team, or email email@example.com or call 087-4463631.
Borrisoleigh Festival a great success
Festival Chairman Joe Loughnane, Laura ‘Lar’, Liam Ryan of Ryans of Camden St., Main Festival Sponsors and Fr Vincent Stapleton.
Borrisoleigh Line Dancers put on a tremendous display at Borrisoleigh Festival
The Dubai Rose, Marie Ryan and Patrice Cooney, Lord Mayoress of Borrisoleigh at Borrisoleigh Festival.
Large crowds gathered to watch the Churn Rolling at Borrisoleigh Festival
Sunday night finished off with a great selection of bands and dancing in the Square.
Group from Borrisoleigh Community Games who will be representing Tipperary in the All Ireland Finals.
Some of the many Volunteers at Borrisoleigh Festival, Tony Murray, Tony Madden, John Vahey, Micheal O Hagan and Phil Mason.
Our Senior girls are back in action this weekend in the Championship. First game v Annacarty in Annacarty at 7pm on Saturday August 8th.
Best of luck girls, your support would be appreciated.
Congrats to club member Maria Curley and the Tipp Minor Football team on winning the All Ireland last Saturday.
Seats on the bus to Spike Island and Cobh heritage centre are fast being taken up. The total cost of the tour, (bus, ferry, guided tour of Spike Island and group admittance to heritage centre ) is 40.00 euro. The bus leaves the Square at 8.00am sharp, on Saturday 22nd of August. Anyone interested in traveling, contact 087 7912476 or 087 6427322
Some photographs taken on the Historical Walk during the Festival. For more photographs please click here.
Mary Walsh, Chapel Street, Mary Gleeson, Glenkeen and
Lizzie Patterson, Lower Street
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