21 November 2018
Our shop local flyers are now available in our local businesses. Take one home, have a look at all the special offers & entertainment available to you this Christmas in Borrisoleigh. Then…. fill in the slip on the back & return it to any participating business to be in with a chance to win a voucher. Winners will be announced on Sunday Dec 2nd at turning on of the lights
We are hoping to erect the Christmas tree on the Square this Saturday morning November 24th. Please refrain from parking on the square Friday night / Saturday morning. We will be lighting the tree on Sunday December 2nd. Festivities will commence at 6.30pm.
Borrisoleigh Community Development Association AGM
Borrisoleigh Community Development Association will hold their AGM on Tuesday December 4th at 7.30pm in The Parish Centre. New members welcome.
Borrisoleigh remembers its World War dead.
A simple ceremony was held on Sunday last in famed Glenkeen graveyard, to remember those from our parish who fought and those who died in the course of World War 1. A laurel wreath was laid at the grave of Pvt John Quinnane of the Australian Army, by John and Marie Hackett from Summerhill. John’s uncle, Martin Hackett, was killed in action in France, while serving with the Munster Fusiliers on 21st August 1916. Private John Kent, 14th February 1916 and Private Frederick Denney, 28th March 1918, both killed in the region of Ypres and Corporal Lewis Ryan of the American army, were the other fatal casualties.
Along with John Quinnane, who died while on furlough from the front and Sergeant Patrick Bennett, invalided from Mons having fallen victim to tuberculosis, both who are buried in Glenkeen, also was remembered, Private Patrick Dwan from Thurles. Patrick Dwan’s name is recorded on the family headstone. He was killed in action in France on 18th March 1918.
Also recalled were the many from the parish who served in that bloody conflict and returned home damaged in mind and spirit, with a special thought for those among them who lie within the graveyard in unmarked graves.
St. Cualans Social Club
St. Cualáns Social Club will hold their Christmas party on Sun Dec 2nd starting at 2pm with Mass in the Community Centre Borrisoleigh. This will be followed by Christmas dinner and an evening of entertainment by Phil Maher and friends.
Arts & Craft classes
Borrisoleigh Active Social Club
Borrisoleigh Active Social Club are hosting a Christmas Cookery Demo with Naomi from Naomi’s Cafe Thurles on Wednesday November 28th at 7.30pm in the Community Centre Borrisoleigh. Proceeds from the night will be presented to the Amanda Stapleton Benefit Fund. Tickets are €20 and can be got from any of our members or on the door.
Borris-Ileigh Juvenile GAA Club
Car Air Fresheners
New Borris-Ileigh Car Air Fresheners are on sale. €3 each or 2 for €5. The cost of the air fresheners have been sponsored by Andy Spillane Savvy Kitchens with all the proceeds going to the Juvenile Club. If you would like to purchase some you can text/ring Henry on 086-0672743 or Bernice on 083-8578309. Your support would be appreciated to help us raise funds for our club. Many thank from Borris-Ileigh Juvenile GAA Club.
Native French speaker available to help improve your French. Prepare for written and oral exams. Currently on student exchange trip to St. Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh until Christmas. Book now for exam success! Phone or text Emma 083-0670914
Pic of the Past ………..down memory lane
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