10 January 2024

Borrisoleigh Historical Society

Our own local man and member of our Society, Jamie Groome, will present a lecture on the emigration that emanated from the Cullohill evictions of 1850. This talk will be both interesting and informative to all who wish to learn of the wider impact of the Great Hunger on our local community and beyond.

Borrisoleigh to Ballarat or Boorawa

Eviction, Emigration, Establishment

1850 – 1860


Borrisoleigh Community Centre

Wednesday, 17 January at 8.00pm

Admission 5 euro 

St Stephen’s Day Run

Thank you to all who participated in our St Stephen’s Day fundraiser. The money raised will help with the running of our Community Centre and the new Meals on Wheels initiative.
If you are anyone you know who may be eligible to use the Meals on Wheels service, please contact Sinead in the Community Centre on 0504 50643, she will be able to advise you.
Well done to our athletes who finished on the podium in the ladies and mens 5k runs!
Ladies run
1. Caroline Hassett
2. Aoife Delargy
3. Jacqueline Hughes
Mens run
1. Michael Kiely
2. Denis McCullagh
3. Michael O’Brien
We hope to see you all again next year! 
The management of the Community Centre wishes everyone a happy and healthy 2024!

Meals on Wheels

Little Kickers

Little Kickers Portlaoise and Thurles are delighted to announce we are coming to The Marian Hall in February 2024. Little Kickers are early learning classes from the ages of 18 months. The classes help develop children through imagination, soccer and coaching.  
Classes Times below:
10.00am – 10.45am Little Kickers 1.5 – 2.5yrs
11.00am – 11.45am Junior Kickers 2.5 – 3.5yrs
12.00pm – 12.45pm Mighty Kickers 3.5 – 5yrs
1.00pm – 2.00pm Mega Kickers 5 – 8yrs
If interested in classes, waiting list is available on our website:
Contact Jonathan: jnorton@littlekickers.ie

Borris-Ileigh GAA History Book

Hi all,

I’ve been tasked with compiling and writing a history of GAA activity in the primary schools, e.g. North Finals/ County Finals, Primary Game, INTO mini sevens etc.

The more recent history is fairly well documented, however older records are sparse. I don’t want to leave anyone out!

If you are aware of any noteworthy GAA related facts from 1987 to present in relation to Fantane NS, St Theresa’s GNS, St Patrick BNS or Scoil Naomh Cualán please get in contact with me at scoilnaomhcualan@gmail.com. Or you can drop photos, newspaper cuttings etc. into the school and I’ll photocopy or scan what’s needed.  

I’m looking for photos of teams, photos of Primary Game representatives, write ups from finals, coaches that were involved over the years, pupils who went on to represent Tipperary in the various codes, GAA quiz winners etc.

Many thanks for your help,

Michael Small

Knitting and Crochet Group

The Knitting and Crochet Group continues to meet on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 11.30am. New members always welcome.


Eucharistic Adoration


Pic of the Past

L.D.F. Band – 12th August 1944
Back: Unknown Soldier, Andy Ryan and Paddy Ryan,
Johnny McDonnell, Martin Ryan, Jim Quinn and Bill Connors
Middle: Vincent Kearney, Joe Prior, Dan (Barry) Ryan, Phil Crowley and Liam Maher
Drummers: Tom Bourke, Paddy Walsh, Eddie Finn, Owen Walsh and Jimmy Bourke
At front: Jerry Crowley and Paddy Connors

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