29 November 2017
Christmas Lights in Borrisoleigh
Borrisoleigh Festival Committee are putting up the Christmas tree on Saturday Dec 2nd. Please have your car removed from the square by 7am on Saturday morning as trailers & machinery will need access. Christmas lights will be turned on on Dec 3rd this year. Festivities will commence at 6.30pm
Borrsioleigh Community and Development Association is delighted to be able to announce that our Annual will once again be launched and available to buy at the turning on of the Christmas lights in the square on the 3rd December from 6.30 pm onwards.
We would also like to sincerely thank all the individuals and groups who submitted articles and/or photos for this years annual, the local shops for selling the annuals and those who purchase it every year. We hope you all enjoy this year’s publication.
Marian Hall Bingo
During the month of December, there will be four hampers and lots of spot prizes each night, along with the usual bingo prize money. All are welcome Tuesday nights at 8.30pm.
Borris-Ileigh GAA Club
Our Club AGM which is due be held on Sunday, 3rd December. It will now take place at the earlier time 5.30pm in the Pavilion in the Town Park. This is to facilitate the turning on of the Christmas Lights in the Square in Borrisoleigh later than evening.
We would encourage all to attend where possible, especially newcomers. After such a fantastic year for the Club we hope to carry through that momentum into 2018 and take another step forward in the right direction. If you yourself or anyone you know that may be interested in getting involved in any way to please do not hesitate come along get involved, we are always looking for new faces and new ideas within the Club. Your input and efforts are greatly appreciated. Also the Club Secretaries Report for the 2017 Season will be available from both Hurley’s and Walsh’s shop over the course of this week.
We are delighted to announce that on Saturday the 13th of January the club will be hosting a Dinner Dance in the Anner Hotel in Thurles in honour of such a fantastic year gone by for our club both on and off the field.
Things will kick off at 7.30pm on the night beginning with a four course meal along with our guest speakers Waterford Hurling Legend John Mullane along with Comedian and Impersonator Tierney Talks (https://www.facebook.com/tierneytalks/) followed by music by Ebony and DJ Lorcan afterwards to round off what is sure to be a great nights entertainment for all.
Tickets are €35 each and there are only a limited number allowed so if you wish to attend on the night tickets can be got from all of our adult hurlers or from Diarmuid Kinnane (087 825 8306). We look forward to seeing you there.
Borris-Ileigh Juvenile GAA Club
The Juvenile Club will hold it’s end of year presentation night on Saturday 9th December.
The U12 North Tipp hurling champions will be honoured at the turning on of the Christmas lights on this Sunday 3rd December. Festivities commence at 6.30pm.
St. Cualán’s Social Club
St. Cualans Social Club will be holding their Christmas party this Sun Dec 3rd. The day will start with mass at 2pm in the Community Centre Borrisoleigh followed by Christmas dinner. Music and entertainment provided by Phil Maher and friends.
Anyone interested in going and hasn’t yet given their name can do so by contacting Lucia 086 3961211 or any committee member.
Borrisoleigh Active Social Club
Anyone still interested in going to the Christmas party this Sunday Dec 3rd should give their names to either Lucia 0863961211 or Eileen 0879849848 before this Friday.
Borrisoleigh Track Attack Notes
Lecture on Bishop Joseph Shanahan
The Apostle of Nigeria
He was born near famous Glenkeen in Borrisoleigh in 1871 and raised in Templederry, where he completed his primary education at Gurtnagoona national school. Joseph Shanahan studied for the priesthood in Paris, where his uncle was a Brother in the Congregation of The Holy Ghost Fathers. Returning to Ireland just prior to the turn of the century, he taught for a period at Rockwell College before his ordination in Blackrock College in 1900.
The lecture, given by John Flannery of Ormond Historical Society, as well as giving the background, will focus on much of Joseph Shanahan’s life as a missioner in Africa. It will tell of his founding of the Sisters of the Holy Rosary to help him in his work in southern Nigeria, the work he done in transforming that area in the fields of hospitals and education and his primary motivation, spreading of Christianity in that part of Africa.
As with anyone of high ideals and high motivation, his life was not without its share of controversaries. His legacy today is permanent across Nigeria in the form of schools, hospitals and Christian communities and to this day his memory is venerated and celebrated.
To hear the story of Bishop Joseph Shanahan, Apostle of Nigeria, come to Borrisoleigh Community Centre, Wednesday 29th Nov at 8.00pm. Admission €5.00.
Lip Sync Battles
Come along and enjoy a great night to kick start the Xmas celebrations.If anyone would like a ticket or to sponsor the event contact 087/6522976 or 086/4030458. Music afterwards by SESKIN LANE
Parent, Toddler and Baby Group
Parent, Toddler and Baby Group are back every Wednesday Morning from 9.30am to 11am in the Community Centre, Borrisoleigh.
Further information Please ring Bridget at 087 2780029
St. Stephen’s Day 5km Run and Walk
Borrisoleigh Community Centre
Borrisoleigh Community Centre is asking for donations of High-chairs that are in good condition.
St. Brigid’s Conference, St.Vincent de Paul, Borrisoleigh
Our annual church gate collection takes place this weekend,
Saturday Dec 2nd and Sunday Dec 3rd.
All contributions received are used within the local community.
Contact details: St. Brigid’s Conference, St. Vincent de Paul,
c/o The Community Centre, Pallas Street,
Borrisoleigh. (Tel. 0868951926)
Scoil Naomh Cualán
Preparations are in full swing for our Christmas Concerts as we all eagerly anticipate two marvellous nights of fun and entertainment courtesy of our talented children. Due to the high demand for tickets we have been obliged to change our arrangements for the concerts. All classes will now perform on each of the two nights which means that patrons will enjoy the full line up of ‘Snowman at Sunset by Junior and Senior Infants, ‘Baboushka’ by First and Second Classes and ‘Aladdin’ by Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Classes on each of the two nights, Wednesday and Thursday, December 13th and 14th.
Tickets are currently available to families through the school but will be available to the general public from Monday, December 11th onwards on a first come, first served basis. We hope to have a limited number of tickets available at the door on Wednesday and Thursday nights but, as demand is very high, we advise patrons to contact the school from Monday onwards should you wish to be sure of a place. We are very grateful for the support of so many and guarantee two great nights in the Marian Hall on December 13th and 14th.
Nollaig Shona do chách.
The following photos from 1950/60s were sent in by regular reader Patrick Meades living in Essex in UK. The first one with the lads and the cart returning from the creamery, was taken at Mountkinnane where Patrick’s mother was born.
Pic of the Past ………..down memory lane