10 July 2024

Parish News

Anniversary Masses

Saturday 13th July @ 7pm:      Tom & Margaret Quinlan, Pallas St.

                                                       Brigid O’Dwyer, Currabaha – Month’s Mind

                                                    Martin Kennedy, Main St.

                                                       Denis & Maureen O’Dwyer & their daughter Ann.

Holy Rosary Sisters

Next Saturday 13th July – The Holy Rosary Sisters are visiting Borrisoleigh as part of their centenary celebrations. Their visit will include a Mass of Thanksgiving, which will take place next Saturday at 11am n Borrisoleigh Church. You are invited to attend this celebration of Mass. The Holy Rosary Sisters were founded by Bishop Shanahan in 1924.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

A vigil in honour of Our Lady of Mount Carmel will be held in Bóthar na Naomh Church on Tuesday 16th July with Rosary from 6.15pm followed by Mass at 7pm and Holy Hour from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Led by Fr. Damien Polly O.P.. All are welcome.

The Pioneer Pilgrimage

The Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 21st July. Mass at 3pm will be followed by Eucharistic Blessing and Procession to the Shrine. Pioneers along with friends and relations of people who are living “one day at a time” with addiction are welcome.

Diocese of Kilmore

 The Diocese of Kilmore is recruiting for the position of Primary School Diocesan Advisor. Initial one-year part-time contract. Working hours will be half a normal school-working week.  This post will require travel around the schools in the Diocese of Kilmore in the West Cavan, North Leitrim areas as well as in two parishes in Fermanagh. CV’s and cover letters to be issues to Bishop’s House, Cullies, Co. Cavan. Closing Date for applications is Monday 29th July 2024.

 Reek Sunday

2024 is the dedicated Year of Prayer and Reek Sunday is on 28th July. The annual pilgrimage takes place on the weekend of 26th – 28th July. On this day we also celebrate World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly #ElderlyandGrandparents

Garland Friday – 26th July – Local Pilgrimage

10.00am – Mass on the Summit of Croagh Patrick.

7.30pm – Mass at Murrisk Community Café – Croagh Patrick Car Park

Reek Saturday – 27th July

8.30am – Tóchar Phádraig Pilgrimage begins at Ballintubber Abbey.

6.30pm – Vigil Mass in Saint Mary’s Church, Westport.

Reek Sunday – 28th July

7.30am until 2pm – Confessions will be heard on the summit.

8.00am – First Hourly Mass on the summit.

2.00pm – Last Mass on the summit.

Thought for the week

May God grant you always….

A sunbeam to warm you, a moonbeam to charm you,

A sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you,

Laughter to cheer you, faithful friends near you,

And whenever you pray, Heaven to hear you.

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club are off on a Mystery trip on Friday July 19th.  Bus will leave Borrisoleigh GAA grounds at 9.30am.  

This week we have more work being done at the outdoor exercise equipment area. We would like to ask parents & children to please be mindful that these pieces of equipment are NOT suitable for children.  There is a children’s playground at the other side of the park. 



Eucharistic Adoration

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

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Pic of the Past

McCormack Brothers’ Funeral passing through Borrisoleigh 1910
The brothers were hanged in Nenagh Jail in 1858.
They were re-interred in their native Loughmore in 1910.

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