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Date: 30 September 2015 Posted By: Sister Mary Kleinschafer
I am the Community Archivist researching our early Irish Sisters. Ellen Dwan was born at Ballyroon, to Frank Dwan and Ellen Ryan, November 1866. According to the baptismal register she had a number of siblings. Ellen attended the Callan Missionary School and came to the Sisters of Mercy, Singleton in 1885, where she became Sister M Patrick. In 1889 she went on a foundation th Broken Hill NSW. In 1891 she died during an influensia epidemic aged 25. Ellen was a gifted teacher in the young community. I would be happy to have contact with anyone who may remember her. My email address is
Date: 05 September 2015 Posted By: Maura P. Tierney
My mother, Ella Tierney, nee Ryan (Rody), was Father Vincent Stapleton's grandfather's first cousin. I was previously mistaken.
Date: 03 September 2015 Posted By: Gay O'Neill
Dwyer O'Dwyer Shanahan I am currently working my way through the parish records of Borrisoleigh. As I previously commented I am looking at the Dwyer and Shanahan family from from Grange, Fantane Glentane and Currabaha and surrounds. Thank you to the family members who did get in touch and we are working hard to work out the exact connections. Can anyone tell me where Menagha or Menacha is? It is mentioned in the online parish records but I can not find it on google maps. Regards Gay.
Date: 25 August 2015 Posted By: Barbara Bachelier
My great grand-father, Edward Tracy (maybe Treacy) was born in Borrisoleigh in 1824 and imigrated to USA in 1848. I believe he was married to Ellen Cashin.
Date: 23 July 2015 Posted By: Kevin McDean
Bridget and sister Catherine Burke arrived in Australia on the "Lady Peel" from Borrisoleigh 3 July 1849. Bridget is my Great Grandmother several times who married William McDean from Galway. Friends have said if I asked in Borrisoleigh someone would remember the Burke family, and maybe the McDeans. Interesting to find locations and history.
Date: 17 July 2015 Posted By: Maura P. Tierney
Congratulations to Fr. Vincent Stapleton. My mother was his father's 1st cousin and from Borris. I'm sorry I missed such a joyous time. Borris gave Fr. Vincent a great time. Thanks.
Date: 29 June 2015 Posted By: Josephine McGuire
Congratulations all who did the very long walk in Santiago especially Christy Kinane who had a very sad time losing his lovely wife "Margaret " last year to cancer. Margaret is my very special niece and I was very happy to have been able to spend some special time with her and all her family last year.
Date: 20 May 2015 Posted By: Paul Maher
Mary Meagher (Lalor). Anne Meagher (o'Donnell), Kate Meagher (Dalton)& Michael Meagher. All brothers and sisters mid 1800's. Has anyone any information on any of above.
Date: 01 May 2015 Posted By: Maureen Doyle
My maiden surname is Stapleton. My ancestor from Borrisoleigh John Stapleton was born in 1842 and emigrated to Australia about 1871, then married a Margaret Stapleton in 1872. Was there a story of his involvement in an unfortunate episode where a gent was killed at a local fair before he left for Australia?
Date: 07 March 2015 Posted By: Gay O'Neill
I am a descendants of Dwyer O\'Dwyer and Shanahan of Grange Currabaha Grangelough Fantane. I believe I would be related to the current O\'Dwyer\'s and Shanahan families. My Dwyer\'s came to Australia in the famine times and settled in New Zealand and Australia. I have visited the area of the O\'Dwyer\'s and Shanahan\'s back in 1995 I met Nora Treacy and Mick Joe O\'Dwyer. I would like to correspond with current descendants. Regards G O\'Neill (
Date: 19 February 2015 Posted By: maggs
i would like to thank joseph boyle sinead ryan and katie boyle for the lovely music they played for me during my stay i look forward to coming back to borrisoleigh.
Date: 18 December 2014 Posted By: Margaret Wheatling
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to our friends and family in Borrisoleigh Fred & Margaret Wheatling
Date: 18 November 2014 Posted By: Maureen Glover
I'm looking for information and contact with possible relatives, of my EGAN family from Borrisoleigh. Father of the family was William, born c 1800. His 1st wife was Margaret. She died 1855-1858. Daughter Bridget was 1st child to emigrate to Australia in 1855, followed by Phillip, Johanna and Mary in 1858, Edward and Patrick ( my GGrandfather) 1861 and father William, 2nd wife Catherine and another 5 children in 1864. All the family settled in Ulladulla New South Wales Aust. William died 1873.Would love to hear from anyone with information. Many thanks Maureen
Date: 28 September 2014 Posted By: Jo McGuire.
Congratulations to Sean & Jenny Ryan. Mountkinane on the birth of the baby daughter - Murren-Isabella. Born 3.10am 27th Sept.2014. Love, Jo.JIm & Family.Australia.
Date: 01 September 2014 Posted By: John Dwan
Could anyone please assist with some Photos of Paddy Dwan,as a young man. Regards John Dwan
Date: 16 August 2014 Posted By: Matthew Costello
My family left Borrisoleigh in 1892 The people I am related to are Costello, Ryan, Mahar, Treacy, Bourke, Kennedy and I'm sure many many other, I'd love to hear from any and all relative email me at
Date: 17 July 2014 Posted By: Maree White
A big hello to Borrisoleigh and especially my cousin and his wife, Michael and Clare Ryan of Pallas. I will never forget my visit to you and your amazing hospitality. You and the family are often in my thoughts Maree
Date: 19 June 2014 Posted By: John Burke
I am a descendant of Patrick Costello Burke, Born 1854 in Temple Derry, County Tipperary. Would have any record of that. Am applying for Irish citizenship. Thank you, John Burke
Date: 06 June 2014 Posted By: Michael Stapleton
Hello, I am descendant of one, Patrick Stapleton (born January 16, 1799) in Co. Tipperary. He married a Carolene (or Caroline) in the 1820s or 30s and made his way over to the United States probably by way of Canada. He spent time in Massachusetts before making his way and settling in Erin Township, Washington County, Wisconsin. He died in October 1889. I have been having hard time tracing the township and parish he was from, but thought I'd put a note on Borrisoleigh's guest page as I know there are a lot of Stapletons in the area. He also may have been related to a Martin R. Stapleton who also came to Wisconsin. If anyone may have any information on this Stapleton family or where they may be from, I would greatly appreciate it. Please send to
Date: 11 May 2014 Posted By: Ann Shea
I just discovered The McCabe List it has Irish Emigrants who worked the Rideau Canal in Canada 1829.A few families show their origin as Borrisoleigh. Any info re Jeremiah Shea/Mary Kennedy to please.
Date: 23 March 2014 Posted By: Noreen (Carroll) Connell
My sister Anna and I visited Borrisoleigh recently and made it our business to visit the Bothy having read about it on your website.We were very impressed, particularly with the home produce and craft items.Its a most welcome and welcoming venue in Borris.The two lady volunteers were a great advert for it too. . Many thanks and may it continue to prosper. Your website is great and helps to keep us exiles in touch .Congratulations to those who take the trouble to keep it going!
Date: 17 March 2014 Posted By: Margaret Wheatling
Happy St Patrick's Day from Calgary Alberta ,Canada
Date: 01 February 2014 Posted By: Brendan Ahearne
To my old friend Richie Tynan, The book will be out in a few weeks time. I am getting 500 copies printed. I'll ring you when it's off the press. I couldn't contact Colm O'Loughlin. We'll see what happens. God bless, Brendan
Date: 30 January 2014 Posted By: Donna Lee
In regards to Paul's post from Down Under, l am a direct descendent of John Egan. I have John's History in Australia and will post photos if you like. If anyone can help me with Johns history prior to his arrival in Australia l would be more than interested
Date: 31 December 2013 Posted By: Matt Ryan
Happy New Year to All the Borrisoleigh Website Committe and readers. Am grateful to you all for keeping me informed here in Brasil about whats happening in the Borrisoleigh and Ileigh area. Am grateful also to you for having published the news bits that I occasionally send from my parish and work here in Brasil. The people of Borrisoleigh and Templederry have been a great source of support for me here in the drought-stricken North-East of Brasil. Happy New Year to all of you....see you in Aug or September 2014 please God ! Fr. Matt
Date: 26 December 2013 Posted By: mary kenny
A word of thanks to all the good neighbours and friends of the Connors family who were absolutely brilliant when my father passed away recently. Thanks to the Delaney and Tynan families and Molly Finn for their support and trojan work. A special word of thanks to the traffic control people and most of all to the grave diggers. Bill, my dad was a very special man and is very much missed in the Kenny household. It's wonderful to have such good neighbours and friends who rally round at such a time. Thanks again, Mary Kenny (daughter), Conor and Ciaran (grandsons).
Date: 23 December 2013 Posted By: Jo McGuire
Thanks Sean and Jenny Ryan for the 2013 Borrisoleigh Annual. Loved the pictures and will enjoy the reading.
Date: 16 December 2013 Posted By: Margaret Wheatling
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to friends and family in Borrisoleigh.
Date: 14 November 2013 Posted By: gordon loughnane
Great to see my uncles Eddie and John Loughnane lookin so fit and well,not to mention the beautifull weather,outside the old house in Chapel St where i grew up and have many fond memories of.Brings a smile to the face and a tear to the eye of a proud Borris man in spain! P.S.keep the fingers crossed for the Costa Gaels footballers on Saturday 16th of Nov who will be taking on Seville in the Andalucian Gaelic Football Championship,and a Borris man who will be lining out in defence!
Date: 30 September 2013 Posted By: John McGrath, Esq.
Very nice site and a lot of work. As far as I know we were from Ballyboy Upperchurch I believe Tony McGrath still resides in the home but not certain. Many family names appear in the census. Thanks for doing this.
Date: 30 September 2013 Posted By: Marion Ryan (Kirwan) O'Riordan
Hello to John, Rocky and all the gang, we in St Brigid’s Camogie Club would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best of luck in next Sundays Co Final v Eire Og ,Annacarthy. We took part last Saturday in our very first Junior Co Final in Cusack Park v Delvin, unfortunately it wasn’t to be our day Delvin bet us 1-6 to 1-5 and it really went down to the wire. We came away disappointed but with great hope for the future. Looking forward to your return trip to Westmeath and hopefully you will have the cup in tow and we will get Foxy our local publican to fill it for you. RegardsMarion(Ryan Kirwan) O'RiordanSt Brigids Camogie ClubDalystown,Mullingar,Co. Westmeath
Date: 16 September 2013 Posted By: Josephine McGuire (Ryan)
Finally got around to saying what a wonderful time Jim and I had at Sean and Jenny's wedding in Scotland in May. The wedding was amazing and the get together with all the families was something we will always cherish.
Date: 15 September 2013 Posted By: Barbara Tracy Bachelier
I believve my great-grandfather, Edward Tracy, was born in Borrisoleigh im 1824. Does anyone have information that would help me trace mt roots.
Date: 31 August 2013 Posted By: Shelley Skrepnek
My gg grandmother Elizabeth Ardell was born in Borrisoleigh in 1823 and married my gg grandfather Charles Piper in 1844. They arrived in Canada in 1845. I'd appreciate any info on her parents and siblings.
Date: 13 August 2013 Posted By: Diane Stapleton
Looking for descendents of Helen Lynch(B-1833). Her father was Wm Lynch (B-1814). She left Borr. approx 1847 for USA/Cincinnati.She married Richard Stapleton (DOB 1824), who is possibly also from Borr. They had 10 children in US. If you are a descendants of either, I am looking for you!
Date: 11 May 2013 Posted By: David Ryan
Well done to the Girls on winning the County Intermediate Camogie Final last week. What a great two years you have had winning the County Junior Final last year. Congratulations to all involved. What an example to the boys.Who knows this might be their year.
Date: 03 May 2013 Posted By: Martina Jones
I am looking for any contact information you may have for Fiona Leamy nee Bergin. I was at school with her in Nenagh in the 70s. Please pass on my details if you know her. Many thanks.
Date: 03 March 2013 Posted By: Mary-Lou Bonsembiante
I am trying to gather information on Thomas Kelly(B: 1859), my great-grandfather who I believe came from Curragloss, Borrisoleigh. He was the eldest child of .... Kelly & Joanna Gleeson. His sibblings were Michael (B: 1860); Patrick (B: 1861); John (B:1863); Margaret (B: 1864)& William(B:1870).Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Date: 28 February 2013 Posted By: Tommy Cahill
Hi, I am working on my family tree. As far as I can establish my great grandfather was Thomas Shanahan from Finnahy (1901 census) then Lower street Borrisoleigh (1911 census). My grandmother Annie Shanahan married Patrick Hewitt and they lived in Toomevara , Borrisoleigh and Ardmayle at various times. Are there any relatives of this branch of the Shanahan clan living in Borrisoleigh today?? If so I would love to hear from you :-) or 087 6134977
Date: 26 February 2013 Posted By: Martin Maher
I am trying to find anyone who may know my family history. I know that in 1901 and 1911 my great grandmother Hanorah Maher and her son Philip were living in House No 3 Gorteenabarna. I did come to Borrisoleigh once with my father John Maher and we called on a cousin, Marion Maher. I think Hanorah was married to Martin Maher in 1865 and her maiden mane was Green. If anyone has information I would be grateful to hear it. Thank you.
Date: 26 February 2013 Posted By: Emma Wicker (Byrne)
I went to school in Borisoleigh when I was 14 so 17 years ago!, my best friends were Donna and Amanda though Amanda didn\'t go to Borisoleigh - she had a brother called David and all lived in Borisoleigh. I was only at the school a year and have since moved back to England. Looking to get into contact with Donna & Amanda again, If you can help please let me know! Thank you :)
Date: 03 February 2013 Posted By: Alexandra Merdy
4 years ago I was a French teaching assistant in Borris, and I would like to say hello to all my former students/colleagues and to thank everyone for their warmth and kindness.
Date: 08 January 2013 Posted By: Josephine McGuire (Ryan)
Really enjoyed the wedding photos of Alison Black & Stephen O Regan and lovely to see all the Gleesons of Glenbreeda.
Date: 04 January 2013 Posted By: Pad O'Meara
great site with plenty of good photographs and great memories of visiting my grand aunt and uncle (Lizzie and Mick Patterson)in lower main street. I was called after Pad Patterson who is in one of the photos. Well done one and all.
Date: 20 December 2012 Posted By: Margaret Wheatling
Wishing everyone in Borrisoleigh a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Date: 20 December 2012 Posted By: Anthony & Jeanette O'Dwyer
Just to wish you all a Happy Christmas and New Year to Our friends in Borrisoleigh Hope to see you all again in the New Year God Bless
Date: 26 November 2012 Posted By:
Could anyone tell me please will there be a Borrisoleigh Gatherin next year. Many thanks!
Date: 24 November 2012 Posted By: Tiarnan Gallagher
Hello, can anyone tell me if Mary Ann Kennedy reached her 106th birthday on or around October 29? Thank you.
Date: 23 November 2012 Posted By: Mark McQuillan
would like to add a name to the mass for the dead of 2012..the very first day of 2012..Borris lost Kathleen"kay" Bonner nee Hynes....God Bless you Auntie Kay!!
Date: 23 August 2012 Posted By: Daniel F. Ryan
I was able to briefly visit Borrisoleigh on 10 August 2012 and was able to talk to a few townsfolk in Finn's. As a result of the conversation my wife and I were able to visit the Garangrena area from which my great grandfather emigrated in 1865. What a beautiful area in and around Borrisoleigh. I enjoyed my brief visit and will treasue it always.
Date: 03 August 2012 Posted By: Michael O'Brien.
3rd. August. Just discovered this site, thanks to Tim Mcloughney. Thinking of all my old school friends at Fantane from 1949 to 1956. Desk mates like Mick Corbett, Mary Treacy, Amy Ryan (r.i.p.) Love to hear from those of who who use this site. A re-union one of the fine days maybe??
Date: 03 August 2012 Posted By: Michael O'Brien.
Forgot to mention, any of my friends from past or present can contact me direct on either or facebook.
Date: 03 August 2012 Posted By: Rosemary Kennedy
Thank you to James and Mary Ryan of Cronovone, family and friends for a warm welcome to Borrisoleigh. My Australian ancestors were farmers in the Eganstown area. Would love to hear from anyone who has this connection as we are writing a history of this area. Rosemary
Date: 01 August 2012 Posted By: John C McConnell
As an historian of astronomy I would be interested in any information or images of Killoskehane Castle in Borrisoleigh, or any information or images of the Howard Grubb telescope and dome that once stood in the castle grounds. Any help will be gratefully received ( Many thanks in advance, John.
Date: 28 July 2012 Posted By: John Bannon
Great to see this and some special old pics there. I'll try and get my sis (susie) to send them on keep it up.
Date: 21 July 2012 Posted By: Nancy Ryan
Just to say the site is well Put together and to say hello to my brother John as well hope he is okay.
Date: 21 July 2012 Posted By: Nancy Ryan
I would Just like to say what a wonderful website and a great way to keep in touch what a wonderful website first of all i would like to say hello to my brother michael and sister tresa and echoe there comments well done to all involved in this wonderful website. it is well put together innovative keeping all of us informed as to events in Borrisoleigh even though im gone along time i will always consider it my home mountkinnane.
Date: 19 July 2012 Posted By: Mary Ryan
Cathy Coyne who posted about the Bevans family I have information for you message me on
Date: 05 July 2012 Posted By: Daniel F. Ryan
My brother, Kevin, (who posted below) was able to pinpoint Borrisoleigh as the town from which our great grandfather, Thomas Ryan, emigrated to the U.S. I am excited to come see the town on August 10. Hope to share a pint with some townfolk.
Date: 29 June 2012 Posted By: Joanne Walsh
Researching WALSH family history. I know my great grandfather John Walsh was born in Borrisoleigh area around 1879 and left in 1896. His parents were James Walsh and Bridget Ryan who married in Sept 1868. His siblings (that I know of so far) were Margaret (born 1869) Catherine(1872) Mary Ann (1873) Bridget (1879) Ellen/Nellie (1879) Bridget and Ellen were Twins. I know that Ellen/Nellie also came to NY and have her marriage and death certificate. Would love to know of/or hear from any who knows about this WALSH family (
Date: 29 June 2012 Posted By: Kevin Ryan
I am a beginner learning Irish and I am wondering if anyone that is fluent in the language would like to converse in Irish through e-mails. My e-mail is
Date: 26 May 2012 Posted By: Cathriona Hanevy
I would love to contact a good friend of mine, Frances Shanahan from Borris. We worked together in Dublin all of 22 years ago... (
Date: 26 May 2012 Posted By: Maureen Chandler
Hi! My maiden name is Vahey, my dad is John Joseph Vahey. Think I may be related to the lady from the previous post! I'm really interested in any information regarding this side of the family! Thanks (
Date: 06 May 2012 Posted By: Dr. Jennifer Lambert Tracey
O'NEILL FAMILY CONNECTIONS Congratulations from Queensland, AUSTRALIA on your wonderful website. I was last in Ireland in 1981. At that time I did not know that my great grandmother, Annie O'NEILL, was born in Borrisoleigh, on 1st July 1858. Her parents were John O'NEILL and Norah KELLY.In 1859 John O'Neill's trade was shoemaker. It is probable that the O'Neill family lived in Nenagh Road or Larkin's Lane, Borrisoleigh. The family emigrated from Ireland to Queensland, and in 1881, Annie married Christopher VINCENT. Their daughter 'young Annie' my grandmother, had six children including my mother Kathleen. If anyone has connedtions to the O'NEILL family of Borrisoleigh I would really appreciate making contact with you. My email address is: Best wishes and thank you. Jennifer Lambert Tracey PO Box 629 Morayfield 4506 QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA
Date: 25 April 2012 Posted By: noel keane
moved down from he smoke 6 months ago and i love it here......its so quaint and the life style is second to quiet and peaceful......
Date: 15 April 2012 Posted By: Teresa Minnis
My mum was born and raised in Borrisoleigh. She always called it home, even after living in England for over 40 years. Lots of my family still over there, this site has reminded me I must bring my children over to see the place their grandparents and great grandparents were born. I remember mum always talking about the Stapletons, she worked for them when she was younger. My Grandfather was Micheal Vahey.
Date: 10 April 2012 Posted By: Josephine McGuire (Ryan)
I would like to pass on my sincere sympathy to my Cousin Mary Ryan,Currabaha and all her family on the sudden death of Gerald Ryan Glenanogue.My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.Love Josephine McGuire(Ryan.Mountkinane.)
Date: 13 March 2012 Posted By: Margaret Wheatling
Happy St Patrick's Day to our friends and family in Borrisoleigh, hope everyone has a great day
Date: 09 January 2012 Posted By: Jacqueline McQuillan Hannah
To all the wonderful, warm-hearted and caring people of Borrisoleigh, a heartfelt thanks from the family for all of you that came to my auntie Kathleen Bonner's (Hynes) funeral. Borrisoleigh people are the best, and I remember that from my many summer holidays, growing up. Thanking you all, Jacqueline McQuillan Hannah, Ben Hannah, and Ciara Hannah.
Date: 04 January 2012 Posted By: gordon loughnane
A very happy new year to all my family and friends in Borris, from sunny Spain,will be home soon to test the Guinness in Finns.
Date: 02 January 2012 Posted By: Mark Mc Quillan
God Bless my auntie"K"..Kathlen Bonner who passed away yesterday in Cork.So many fond memories of Borris..all the trips to the sandtrap..too many to mention...Bless My aunt Marie and Uncle seamus in these sad days..your Loving Nephew..Mark
Date: 17 December 2011 Posted By: Margaret Wheatling
Fred & I would like to extend Season Greatings to our friends in Borrisoleigh and family in Coohaun. I keep in touch with you activities every week on the web page, see all the pics and everyone is looking great. Thanks Enda and fellow Web masters, you do a great service for all us expats. We wish everyone continues good health and happiness in the New Year and we will see you all in July 2012. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Date: 30 November 2011 Posted By: Collate roche
As a regular visitor to tipparary,it is lovely to check in here on local activities...well done to everyone who participated in the craft fair,especially my good friend caitriona,well done to you and ciara on your work and beautiful display x
Date: 31 October 2011 Posted By: Cathy Coyne
I was delighted to find your wonderful website. I believe my great, great, great grandparents came from Borrisoleigh and possibly married in the older church in your area in 1833. John Bevans and Margaret Williams of Borris were married in the presence of Tom Walsh and Catherine Fogarty. I believe they had nine children there before they moved to America. Some day I would love to come to Ireland again and visit your town. Cathy Mullen Coyne. Iowa, USA.
Date: 16 September 2011 Posted By: Colleen Moura
We were fortunate enough to have met all the wonderful people of Borrisoleigh in August. We were touring with the Holy Rosary School Choir. We went to Borrisoleigh to visit the birthplace of Bishop Shanahan, the Founder of our school in Edenvale. What a spiritual experience it was. Thank you for all your hospitality, it was an honour and a privilege to visit your beautiful town. Our Holy Rosary sisters in Edenvale were delighted to see photos of the Holy Rosary school blazer in Ireland, their birthplace. They loved the connection our pupils had with their Holy Rosary community as well as all the warm and friendly people of Ireland.
Date: 25 August 2011 Posted By: Michael Ryan
Hi all, From native son Michael Ryan, previously from Mountkinnane, now living in the US since Jan 1961. Love the website and am a faithful reader, as is my sister Teresa - her comments below. In this weeks newsletter, there is mention of Merchandise being available at the Pavilion on Saturday mornings. Is it possible to have a Merchandise Section on here (photos, sizes, etc.) I and probably others may like to do mail orders. Thanks for the wonderful website, it is a great way to stay in touch. p.s. Is that the Mick Corbett that I used to beat-up at Fantane National School :)
Date: 21 August 2011 Posted By: Michael Morris
A salute out to all the Morrises who grew up at Greenlawn. My Dad Bill Morris aka The Garrison Coomander, Msgr Patrick Morris, Mick Morris, Brigid and Eileen. Rest in Peace
Date: 19 May 2011 Posted By: Daniel Ryan
Although I have yet to visit Borrisoleigh, my heart is very connected to the town. Although my great grandfather, Thomas Ryan, emigrated in 1864, I feel the tug to return. Three times I have been near to Borrisoleigh and felt the connection, but had not yet known of my roots. I love seeing the website and the lovely Irish faces each and every week. Please continue to publish and maintain the connection. I hope to visit someday soon.
Date: 06 May 2011 Posted By: Teresa Mills
I read your great website everyweek and appreciate it very much. Our family (Ryan Mountkinnane) no longer have a home in the parish but it will always mean a lot to me.
Date: 06 May 2011 Posted By: Martin Loughnane
It was good to spend some time around Borris again at Easter though I must be slowing down as brother Fergal beat me in 10k at two mile Borris. Keep on running and goodluck with the Rehab Brendan. [Martin loughnane, London]
Date: 31 March 2011 Posted By: David Ryan
I was greatly privileged to be present for the official opening of the new Parish Community Centre on Saturday March 28. What a wonderful resource for the local community.The tape was cut by our two hurling stars Paddy and Brendan and the Centre was blessed by Fr Liam. We had a great speech of a very high quality from Kathleen Kennedy chair of the committee.We were entertained by local talent with music, song and dance. The food and drink was excellent. It was lovely to catch up on a few "old" friends. Many thanks for a lovely night. Borris is up there with the best.Mile buiochas.
Date: 01 March 2011 Posted By: Mick Corbett
Myself and Anne enjoy checking The Borrisoleigh page every couple of weeks, and by going intothe Podcasts have now found the words to the 'Lovely Fair Ileigh. It is a great site well done. Mick Corbett
Date: 01 March 2011 Posted By: Jim Leahy
The Faces and Places section is great! I especially enjoyed the pictures of various members of the Leahy family, not sure, what any relationship to me might be, but I am sure there is some connection. I would be interested in corresponding with anyone who might be knowledgeable about the family, especially in the 1800’s, e-mail at .
Date: 16 February 2011 Posted By: Brendan Ahearne
greetings to Richie Tynan in Borrisoleigh, we were in College in '68-'70. I am writing a book about our College days
Date: 27 January 2011 Posted By: mark mcquillan
Happy 80th Uncle Seamus...Glad I was able to speak to you on that day!! will hoist a pint for you,or maybe 2? here in Canada!! 40 again??
Date: 06 January 2011 Posted By: ciara o neill
I spent many a blissfull summer in borris as a child with our nana ann hackett, we stayed with our uncle phill a child he delighted us with all the fairy stories,ghost stories,and dont forget the banshee stories .i now tell them to my children,and their friends love them too.i remember the old wooden red creamery on the turn on the way into town.phill would milk his cows by hand ,we would set up the donkey and cart and the milk urns up on the back,off we go.what wonderful memories .
Date: 03 January 2011 Posted By: Matt Ryan
Happy New Year to you all !Thanks to you for the great and interesting work been done by the Borrisoleigh Website team. Keep it up its especially interestin for us who happen to be living abroad. Matt
Date: 27 December 2010 Posted By: Fred & Margaret Wheatling
We wish all our friends and family in Borrisoleigh a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We had a great trip home this Fall, it was wonderful to see all you Borrisoleigh folk keeping well and to visit with you around town and at Stapletons. Stay safe and well till we meet again. Fred & Margaret Wheatling (Ryan)
Date: 25 December 2010 Posted By: Patrick Mc. Quillan
TO ALL OURFRIENDS&RELATIONS in Borrisoleigh,We wish you all avery merry xmas& a prosperous new year. lOVE YOUR WEBSITE. Pat&DillMc Quillan (nee Hynes}
Date: 23 December 2010 Posted By: Kerrie Ryan
Hi guys just want to say another year well done. Although I'm only in millstreet I check website every Wk, wishing you all a great Christmas and happy new year, you should be very proud of yourselves!
Date: 04 October 2010 Posted By: Mairead Maher
I would just like to express my sincere sympathies to Patricia, Niamh, Seamus, Philip and Siobhain on the death of uncle pat last week. I was very sorry that I could not make it home for the funeral and wish that I could have been there, but my thoughts are with Pat's family at this sad time. Mairead Maher
Date: 28 September 2010 Posted By: philip brendan maher
i just wanted to thank all the community of borrisoleigh for the help and support for the maher family of cullohill. pat maher was my uncle and godfather
Date: 05 September 2010 Posted By: Mark McQuillan
I wish I was in Borris tonight...Well done Tipp!!!! hope your all enjoying the win..Have a great night Uncle Seamus!!...Mark from Toronto
Date: 22 August 2010 Posted By: carmel lynch
just looked at your web site for the first time to see my son daughter-in-law and lovely grand daughter on the 11th. august jacinta chris and zara byrne, lovely
Date: 09 August 2010 Posted By: Matthew T. Costello
My Family was from Borrisoleigh left in 1892, I'm comming back soon
Date: 08 August 2010 Posted By: Una Henneberry
Thanks for the trip down memory lane.What a great web site. Proud to be from the real Borris
Date: 29 July 2010 Posted By: Francis B Fogarty
Spent some time in Borris many years ago, great town, great website.
Date: 02 July 2010 Posted By: Helen Thornton
interesting website! My maternal grandmother was Ellen Tynan from Rathmoy.I note it is called Aughavolyshane in the Census. Would have visited as a child many years ago.
Date: 24 June 2010 Posted By: Austin K
Its great to have a web site where you can keep up with all the goings on in Borris.. many thanks from EPSOM, UK
Date: 12 May 2010 Posted By: Paul Webster
Beautiful town
Date: 22 April 2010 Posted By: Sarah Morris
This is a really fantastic website, very impressive, loads of information. Learning to build websites at the moment, wish I could produce one like yours!
Date: 11 April 2010 Posted By: Shelley Skrepnek
My gg grandmother Elizabeth Ardell left Borrisoleigh for Canada in 1840s. You have a great web site.
Date: 17 March 2010 Posted By: Daniel Ryan
Happy St. Patrick's Day to all in Borrisoleigh from one who's family has roots in your town. Greetings from Dublin, Ohio, USA
Date: 17 March 2010 Posted By: John Thornton
shona fheile padraig in Kuwait on a business trip and theres not a drop of anything but Kuwaiti Champagne, known everywhere else as water!! Have a great day
Date: 08 March 2010 Posted By: Patricia Wall Powell
My Great Grandfather and Great great Grandather on the other side as well (sorry it was colonial Queensland remember) was born in Borrisleigh on 18/07/1837 to Patrck and Brigid Miller nee Foley. He emigrated to Australia to his sister about 1856. He followed the gold trail two thousand kilometers to far North Queensland after 2 wives and 13 children. He facinates me. When he finally settled in his later years his farm was named Knocknaghow. I cannot but help wonder if he wasn't a Fenian... Regards to you all...Trish
Date: 23 February 2010 Posted By: Catherine Bourke
It brings back memories looking at all the old pictures. Great work. Love the new ones as well. Keep up the good work with this site. Looking forward to the updated.
Date: 19 February 2010 Posted By: Gail Phillips
Would love to connect with extended family of area and disapora. My mother Peggy Finn was a daughter of John Vincent Finn and Annie Mary Kelly of the area, their parents were:James Finn & Catherine Fahy and William Kelly and Sarah Kennedy. Their parents were John finn & Jean Stapelton, unknown Fahy & Martha ?, William Kelly & Judith Connely and unknown Kennedy and Sally Madders. BTW how do you connect with someone who leaves a comment on the guestbook?
Date: 05 February 2010 Posted By: Rick Stapleton
Does anyone have a book called "The Stapletons of Drom"? I can not get a copy in the USA. Any help would be wonderful Rick Stapleton
Date: 21 January 2010 Posted By: paul lowe
i have been tracing my family tree and i have ended up in your town via galway city,on my mothers side we are ryan family and also butlers.great news hope to visit next time in ireland
Date: 17 January 2010 Posted By: Roslyn Harris
Hi All, I am Roblyn Kane's cousin and we are really desparate for any information or a thread that could lead us to any information regarding William Kane, or parents of his wife Ellen Ryan who were Valentine Ryan and Bridget Kelly.
Date: 06 January 2010 Posted By: mary
my mother was called mary patterson and we still have family in borrisoleigh i love the photos and vidio
Date: 02 January 2010 Posted By: Maureen Mulhern Tatum
Happy New Year to all my Aunts, Uncles and cousins, Love, from your cousins in Arizona.
Date: 01 January 2010 Posted By: Robyn Kane
Was in your fair town 18 months ago chasing down family ancestory. Loved every moment of the day we were there. Is there not one person with the surname KANE left in the area? My great grandfather emigrated to Australia in the 1860's--He was William Kane, born 1844 approx, son of Michael and Catherine Kane. My email is
Date: 30 December 2009 Posted By: Margaret Wheatling
Seasons Greetings from Canada. Happy New Year- family, friends and all in Borrisoleigh, and wishing everyone good health, peace and prosperity in 2010.
Date: 23 December 2009 Posted By: Marie Maher Penny
I want to take this opportunity to wish all my family and friends a most happy Christmas and a properous New Year in 2010. Things have to improve for all of us and things will be brighter in the New Year. I hope you all party like it is 2010 Slan.
Date: 22 December 2009 Posted By: Anthony, Morven, Kenna & Gil Nolan
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the friends and relatives in Borrisoleigh, Mountkinane and Glenbreda from Geelong Australia and congrats to young Loughnane!!!!
Date: 19 December 2009 Posted By: Michael Ryan
Found your terrific website several months ago. Want to echo the many comments - that it is a great place to stay current with everything back home. Thanks! so very much to everyone involved for covering so many activities. Originally from Mountkinane, I have been living here in the US since 1961. Yes, I know that that is a long time ago; but, the funny thing is that I still think "Borrisoleigh" when I think of Home. If anyone remembers me, drop a note to as I would love to hear from you. Merry Christmas to all and Thanks! again.
Date: 10 December 2009 Posted By: Mark McQuillan
I wanted to start by wishing my Aunt Kathleen Hynes(Bonner) a Happy 80th on Dec 19th.I also want to send my Love to my family in Borris..Marie & Seamus and all the people of Borris.Love from Toronto,Canada!!
Date: 24 October 2009 Posted By: Valerie Bradshaw
Could anyone help with information about my Grandmothers family (McCormack)who looked after my Mother Mrs Mary O\'Neill. Her mother was Margarett O\'Leary nee McCormack who died in Durrus in 1929 at the age of 51. It was at this time that she moved to Borrisoleigh to live (aged 9)with her mothers family. She left for England aprox 1935/ 1936 to be reunited with her Father Jack O\'Leary. Any help would be appreciated Regards Valerie Bradshaw (nee O\'Neill).
Date: 13 October 2009 Posted By: Jonathan Ryan
Well done, a very comprehensive site, great pics aswell, the sign of a great community, keep it up. Jonathan @
Date: 09 October 2009 Posted By: Florrie Nc Dermott nee kenny
I spent hours yesterday looking through Faces and Places and found photos of all my brothers-Sean,Eddie,Jimmy Phip,Paddy and Joseph-and I'm only on page 48! I'm looking forward to browsing through the rest of it-so many memories! Thank you again!
Date: 07 October 2009 Posted By: Florrie Mc Dermott nee Kenny
Well done on your wonderful site. I really enjoyed looking back on all the old photos, especially the ones of my brothers Sean, Phip,Paddy and Joseph.The photos of borris in your photo gallery brought back some lovely memories to me. Thank you. Keep up the good work!
Date: 03 September 2009 Posted By: Marie Maher Penny
Hello everyone in Borris, I hope this finds all of you well as it leaves us here. I wanted to wish Tipperary success on Sunday I will be listening on the radio, I am sorry I did not make plans to go to some where that I could watch it. I bet John B is having a good time with all the match talk, I wish I could be there for all the fun. I hope Sunday sees the ' CATS SKINNED" and Tipp on top for the 125 Anniversary. The fire works will be for us. A big hello to all the folks I miss home still and fear I always will. Please Josephine get my info for web site or face book me I would love to be friends I thought we always were. UP TIPP!!! Marie Maher Penny
Date: 01 September 2009 Posted By: Mark McQuillan
I see my Lovely Aunt Marie Hynes DeBoer with her close friends..wishing an early birthday Sept 23rd..God Bless..Love Ya...Mark
Date: 24 August 2009 Posted By: stephen Hennessy
Hello To all in Borrisoleigh from the land down under. I miss a good pint of guinness in the local pub . the website is right good
Date: 14 August 2009 Posted By: Arlene Elsworthy
You live in a beautiful place,your website is vibrant and fun.We are making steps to improve ours.I love the community photo's.Alas for you, we have Fr Rory Kelly,are we not truly blessed!!Keep up the great website.We trust the lord is smiling down on you in that wonderful place.God bless you and love from Arlene.
Date: 16 July 2009 Posted By: josephine colley
love the comments on the website just wondered if the marie mahar that left a comment on the guest page the same as the one i sat beside in school 24 years ago what a time i often think of those years we were friends
Date: 02 July 2009 Posted By: Joe Ryan (Farmer)
Great to see Templederry is alive and kicking. Great pics. Very generous people. Looking forward to seeing something about Greenane on website
Date: 27 June 2009 Posted By: Bruce Taylor
Hello from Brisbane, Australia. My wife and I visited fleetingly about 15 years ago and hope to visit Borrisoleigh again in early July 2009. She is a descendant of Jeremiah Ryan (born c1842, who emigrated to Australia 1864), who we believe was a son of Jeremiah Ryan and his wife Johanna (nee Cantwell) of Knockanure c1832. Any info would be appreciated to - Jeremiah settled outside Warwick, Queensland, Australia and there are may descendants here in Oz now.
Date: 10 June 2009 Posted By: Dan Fitzgerald
I have enjoyed becoming familiar with the site since I learned of it a couple of months ago. I don't know most of the people but it is good fun working out who is who and I spot relatives occasionally. It is an excellent job and keep at it, please.
Date: 09 June 2009 Posted By: Donna Morrison
Thank you for a wonderful site, have traced my husband's family back to Patrick Treacy and his 2nd wife Ann Ryan they came to Australia in 1854 it gives us some great pictures of the area they were born in.
Date: 29 May 2009 Posted By: Daniel Ryan
I just recently discovered that my great grandfather, Thomas Ryan, emigrated from the Borrisoleigh area (Cottage) in 1864. I am thrilled to find your website.
Date: 15 May 2009 Posted By: Jim O'Dwyer
Great website, a mine of information. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to seeing the Dan Breen Cup coming to Borris this year.
Date: 11 May 2009 Posted By: Tara Droog
I would also like to compliment you on the Borrisoleigh website. It is a wonderful site and very professional. It makes me want to visit Borrisoleigh!
Date: 11 May 2009 Posted By: Richard Stapleton
I want to say hello to everybody and am grateful to Enda Ryan and Matt Stapleton for helping with my family roots. I too read the news archives every week thanks for everything. Rick Stapleton
Date: 10 May 2009 Posted By: Local:):)
What a great website, brilliant work and keep it up!!ye deserve more recognition than what ye're getting!!!Well done:)
Date: 06 May 2009 Posted By: brid harty
Hi to all in Borrisoleigh!! Greetings from the land down under!! Im here in Sydney the last ten months and what can i say only home never seems far away with the weekly updates, keep up the good work. Look forward to looking at the website every week. Brid Harty
Date: 08 April 2009 Posted By: Séamus G. O'Dwyer
Excellent website, design layout and information available, better than the local papers for the news around Borris which I read every week Thank you. Séamus O'Dwyer
Date: 23 March 2009 Posted By: John Hayes
I have been away from home since 1969.Even though I am from the silvermines I have many friends from the borrisoleigh area.I look forward to your website every week to get all the local news.You have no idea how important this website is for immigrants like myself. I truly appreciate all your hard work!!! Thank you. John Hayes Long Island New York
Date: 21 March 2009 Posted By: Sally Horgan (nee Donnelly)
Have just come across this site. It is brilliant. As a native of Borrisoleigh it has brought back so many menories of my hometown. I loved to see the photos of the people I remembered as a child and also the up to date news of what is going on. Keep this site going.
Date: 17 March 2009 Posted By: April Youngberry
Hello to all in Borrisoleigh! I have been researching my ancestor, a Johanna O'Brien from Borrisoleigh, and came across your lovely pictures and news. Thanks for putting together such a wonderful site, it really helps me to see and understand the community from which she came. Please accept my good wishes!
Date: 08 March 2009 Posted By: Maria Howard
G'day from Ozzie land. Here on holiday with Triona Ryan (B). Great to see all the familiar faces. Home isnt far away knowing this website is here, great job! Hello to all at home.
Date: 04 March 2009 Posted By: Avryll Sixtus
Great site: 2 days ago I did not know Borrisoleigh existed, until I found that my English Gt. Grandfather Charles Meads (mead) (Meade), born 1863.married lovely lass Mary in 1866, civil marriage I'm afraid, and their first son Charles also born grandfather William born in Co. Kildare.....I now have five Irish Great Grandparents, getting more Irish by the minute......what a lovely place is Borrisoleigh and so much going on.....Enjoy.
Date: 21 February 2009 Posted By: Donnacha O'Dwyer & PJ Tynan
Big hello from Donnacha O'dwyer and PJ Tynan. Great job on the website, nice to keep up with goings in back home.
Date: 25 January 2009 Posted By: Siobhan Kennedy
Greetings from La Paz, Bolivia. I'm on a two month tour of South America, but it's always great to know the local news, wherever you are!! Well done to all who are involved with the website. Credit to you all!
Date: 24 January 2009 Posted By: Eileen Ryan Lunney
PJ and Mary Ryan Towerview Currabaha Wish you all a Happy New Year and will be back soon put the kettle on!
Date: 24 January 2009 Posted By: David McCarthy
My grandfather, John McCarthy married Jane Kennedy, the daughter of James Kennedy of Glenarisk, Borrisoleigh on 7 July 1910. Just wondering if there was any Kennedy connections still in the area? My email address is
Date: 10 January 2009 Posted By: Colin
Wondering if any of the many Ryans would know anything about a Catherine Ryan married to Thomas Butler they had Ellen Butler about 1834 at Borrisoleigh? My email address is
Date: 04 January 2009 Posted By: Anthony Nolan
Hello to all the folk of Borrisoleigh, Fantane and of course Glenbreda, A Happy New Year to you all from the Nolans in Paisley Scotland. UP CORK!!!!
Date: 24 December 2008 Posted By: Patrick Mc Quillan
To all the folk`s in Borris My Wife &I would love to wish ye all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Take care and God Bless Pat&Dill
Date: 24 December 2008 Posted By: Larry/Peg McNeil (Fogerty, Ryan)
Merry Christmas and best wishes to everyone in Borrisoleigh. And when you see them, please say hello to our relatives Martin Ryan and family. We will be back some day!
Date: 17 December 2008 Posted By: Sean Kenny
Well done to everyone who made this website it helps me catch up with the latest news
Date: 14 December 2008 Posted By: Allison Britt
Great job on the website guys. Love being able to catch up on all the news in the old country and play spot-the-rellie.
Date: 11 December 2008 Posted By: Martin Hogan & Barbara McGrath
Hello from Pearl River, New York! Great job Mick on the beautiful Christmas lights! It's amazing to be able to view the pictures of your house in Borrisoleigh from our house in Pearl River, New York. Next time don't be shy to show your face! We recogized you even though you had your back to the camera. We know that the lights will bring joy to many. We wish all a Merry Christmas! All the best, Your brother Martin and neice, Barbara
Date: 18 November 2008 Posted By: Christena o'Dwyer
Brillant job, from Ellsworth, Maine.U.S.A. I feel at "home" every week!!Go raibh maith agat.
Date: 17 November 2008 Posted By: Marie Maher
Hello to all in Borrisoleigh and distant places a bright and sunny day in Michigan due of course to the frost, getting cold here nearly cold enough to snow.What a woderful job you all did on the web site it has eased my longing for home and friendly familar faces more than you could ever know.It is so lovely to check in on the good news and also the sad news in our wonderful little village.I will always call Borris home even if the bricks change, and I cant sit at the bar for a drink , its in my blood and nothing changes that. BRAVO,BBAVO to all concerned in helping a sentimental native go home once a week a big HELLO to all who knows me.
Date: 15 November 2008 Posted By: Michael Bannon
It's a very good job, and great credit is due to those involved. It's a way for the youth to go back in history and us all to keep up with the present.
Date: 11 November 2008 Posted By: Margaret Gleeson
Greetings from NYC Great job on the website, I am after spending the past few days catching up and doing little else. See you soon!!!
Date: 29 October 2008 Posted By: Pat McQuillan
Congrat`s on your web site, great looking back at your memories of the past & the present day generation. As a frequent visitor to Borris in the 60`s 70`s & 80`s, with my wife and kids you have re-kindled so many great memories for me of my visits to Ireland. My wife Dill was raised in Borris, her maiden name was Hynes, sister of Kathleen, Seamus and Marie. Being my first visit to your web site I have so much to say about your town and hope to contribute much more of my feelings to the people of Borris in the near future.Your website just made my day. Good Luck & God Bless. Pat McQuillan CANADA.
Date: 26 October 2008 Posted By: Michael Ryan (Farmer)
Wonderful site.Good to be able to check that Im being told "The truth,the whole truth and nothing but the truth" by the Ryan (Farmers)still lucky enough to be living in Beautiful Borrisoleigh.Thats the last coffee morning my mother will attend without my knowing about it!!!"Dictum sapienti sat est"
Date: 16 October 2008 Posted By: Margaret Wheatling(Ryan - Coohaun)
Congrats to everyone who work so hard in making your website a wonderful success, you are all doing an amazing job. I immigrated to Canada in 1969, got married, we have 2 wonderful children and 3 beautiful grandchildren-spoken like a true Grandma. Fred and I go home a lot, I have always loved going into Borrisoleigh-it sure has changed over the years-but now I can check it out every week and that's wonderful, I don't know a lot of the faces anymore but it takes me back home,Borris and Ireland are not so far away anymore. Keep up the good work for this grateful expat
Date: 16 October 2008 Posted By: Nuala Tierney
What a fantastic website, connecting those of us away with you at home. Weekly, I look forward to updates. You are such a vibrant Parish with so many events and activities for young, seniors and in-betweens and all seems to be done with such great fun. You are blessed by so many giving their services on a voluntary basis, all of which enriches the quality of your community and your caring for each other. Thank you.
Date: 06 October 2008 Posted By: Nicky Pont (Nicola)
What a great site - i have stumbled upon this by accident just through "googling" the name Borrisoleigh as my sister and I are researching family in Ireland. My paternal grandmother was Bridget Gleeson, sister to Nora Delaney and Julia Stapleton. How great to see photos of "long-lost" relatives. If you would like to get in touch please email me at
Date: 02 October 2008 Posted By: Fran Nash
just droping in to say how great this website is, heard about it a few months ago off ye'r preist Fr. Michael Barry.. he tod me how great it was and he has proved to be correct great page... keep up the good work!!!!
Date: 01 October 2008 Posted By: Doris Kreimer-Foyle
I had a great time in the pub with Michael and Tina and some of their friends on Saturday. Thanks also for the lovely breakfast and warm welcome! I'll be back ....
Date: 29 September 2008 Posted By: Gina Casey
Well done to all involved in this fabulous website,it was a great way of finding out about the town before i visited last weekend.I had a great time and met great people over my two day visit (I had enough tea to do me a week!!)Will be back again in the near future.
Date: 23 September 2008 Posted By: Tim Fogarty
Well done – great site for the town. My Great Grandfather (John Fogarty) left Borris sometime in the 1870s – for the delights of Belfast and Ballycastle, Co Antrim. My Dad left for England! Visited Borris once (and Castle Fogarty) around 20 years ago. Planning to make another flying visit next week to do a bit more family history research. Best wishes.
Date: 20 September 2008 Posted By: Caroline Shanahan
Hi all! Great to see new and familiar faces and catch up on all that I'm missing. Moved to London to teach over 4 years ago and enjoy taking a trip down memory lane now and again. Well done to all involved in the site. Impressive work!
Date: 18 September 2008 Posted By: Stephen Ryan
Have been viewing the site weekly since the start,compliments to all involved.I left Borris on \"fools day\" (Apr 1st)1962 to work in Cork, am still there but a Borris Man to death. I made my Confirmation in Borris in 1958 (50 YEARS AGO). Anybody interested in organising a reunion/get together? I would help if others are willing. STEPHEN RYAN. Email: ( PS If you cant remember me look at pic from the past 23 Apr 2008)
Date: 14 August 2008 Posted By: Silvia
Alla ricerca della mia gioventù ho trovato il vostro sito. Siete una comunità bellissima. E son felice che il mio amico di Taizé, Michael, sia tra di voi.
Date: 09 August 2008 Posted By: John Passey
Very good web page,Iwas over in Borrisoleigh in January, had a great time with friends that have not long moved in there and Iwill be back in September,just love the rain.
Date: 01 August 2008 Posted By: Elaine Mcinerney
Justmoved up to dublin and will really miss all down there. deadly village and will be down again soon hopefully
Date: 27 July 2008 Posted By: Kym Bourke
Hi to all in borrisoleigh . The idea of the website is absolutely fantastic, as im in australia for the past 3 years and enjoy watchign all the updates of friends and family at home every week.Thanks and keep up the good work!
Date: 26 July 2008 Posted By: molly patterson
to all the folks in borrisoleigh i wonderd across the web site and couldnt believe my eyes what a brilliant acheivment i am molly patterson sister to ann mick matt and neddy patterson wishing all the family and everyone in borrisoleigh best wishes all the way from england it is lovley to see the town i love so well.
Date: 24 July 2008 Posted By: Margaret Tierney
Contratulations and well done to all concerned. It was lovely to see the faces of old friends and neighbours I knew when I lived in Borrisoleigh. Keep up the good work.
Date: 21 July 2008 Posted By: Clare Hanley
Bail o Dhia ar an obair!Fantastic website.Not just for today but for all time....keep up the good work!
Date: 17 July 2008 Posted By: David Ryan
Looking through the website has made me so proud to be a Borris man. It is really superb. The quality of photographs is really excellent. Congrats to the hard working committee who made this possible.Well done.
Date: 16 July 2008 Posted By: Shane Tierney
Greetings from Callan! Hi there to all in Borrisoleigh. I think the site is excellent and is a credit to all concerned. I have enjoyed catching up on all the news. The Tierney family in Callan (Shane, Maria and Christian) wish all our friends in Borris well and hope that the site is the success that it deserves. Up the Premier - The Cats are worried bigtime!!
Date: 14 July 2008 Posted By: Michael Hayden
This is a great website. I hope to visit your town in Oct 2008 to research my family history. Great-grandfather believed born here in 1830
Date: 03 July 2008 Posted By: Emma Sisk
The website is fantastic. Very well organised. I love the way the photos come up on screen wen you view them. Congrats!!
Date: 30 June 2008 Posted By: Oonagh Kennedy
Just to say well done on the website.Always log in to see the photos and current news.It keeps me in touch with everything at home when I'm in the Big Smoke Dublin."You can take the girl out of the country,but you can't take the country out of the girl!!!" Keep up the good work,on a personal level it's very much appreciated.
Date: 29 June 2008 Posted By: Michael Small
Well done to all involved, the website is fantastic! It's keeping me up to date with all the events and news at home! Go raibh maith agat!
Date: 29 June 2008 Posted By: Marguerite Ryan
Congratulations to everyone involved with the website. It has been keeping me up to date with everything from home while I'm in Wales. It really helps me to keep up with what's going on because when I ring home they forget to tell me half the news! Comhghairdeas arís!
Date: 29 June 2008 Posted By: Frances Kennedy
Congrats. on your website It's the greatest of all between you and me. We see faces of old and faces of new, People we know and people we knew. You have hatches, dispatches and several matches, Communions, reunions, celebrations, confirmations. Dances, romances, current news and fab views, There is plenty on there to keep us amused. That once sleepy village has now come "Alive". Without this fab website we cannot survive. Well done to all concerned.
Date: 27 June 2008 Posted By: Paula Pietryga (Cooney)
Greetings from Grand Rapids. Great website-especially the news and photos! Congrats to all on the success of the Niall Mellon Township Trust Benefit.
Date: 27 June 2008 Posted By: Denise, Mandy & Liz (a local)
Borrisoleigh Rocks!
Date: 27 June 2008 Posted By: Brendan Wall
I have been looking at your site for a few weeks now,Its very good, The pictures are great and I know lots of the people, because Im married to Angela Tierney and we visit Borris fairly often .Keep up the good work. My brother has a site called , just a family one.Thanks again for all your work
Date: 27 June 2008 Posted By: Tadhg Costello Athenry
Brilliant website, Borris looks fantastic - from a grandson of Tim Costello Post Office
Date: 26 June 2008 Posted By: Alice Stapleton
Thanks for giving me a glimpse of home from so far away. It's a long way to Tipperary, especially when you live in San Francisco like me. Have a nice day!
Date: 24 June 2008 Posted By: Mary Peters
Love the website. Great to see old faces from over here in London.
Date: 24 June 2008 Posted By: Peter Mahoney
Delighted to find a great website which is easy to use. Will be touring Ireland over the summer and will definitely try to visit Borrisoleigh. Looks to be a great place from the videos.
Date: 22 June 2008 Posted By: John Ryan
I just wanted to say how fantastic really is. It is great to be able to log on and get news from home. Well done to all concerned, keep up the good work. From a grateful son of Borris