10 June 2020

Appeal for News

You may have noticed that in recent times the quantity of items appearing in our weekly news has decreased sharply. Given the circumstances of the COVID-19 crisis and the measures put in place by the government and health authorities this is not surprising. There are no sporting events taking place, schools have been closed as have many businesses so naturally there isn’t the same level of news to report.

However we on the Website Committee are aware of various groups/clubs etc. which have organised virtual events via social media platforms and many of us have learned to use new online communication tools, whether for work or to keep in contact with family elsewhere. Unfortunately none of this activity is being reflected in the weekly news on the website because we are not receiving it. This website serves as not just a platform for weekly news but as a resource documenting the lives of the local community which can serve as a useful historical record in the future. Not everyone uses social media apps and those of us who do use them on a daily basis can easily forget that. 

So this is an appeal to those of you who are involved in various activities (limited as they might be in the current circumstances), not to forget to send us an email with a few lines and maybe a photo or two publicising what you are doing. We also appeal to local businesses to send us information/photos on their plans for re-opening etc. The regular users of this site (particularly those not on social media) would like to see them and it will help paint a fuller picture of what is taking place in and around Borrisoleigh in 2020. We rely on you, the local community, to send us your news.


Borrisoleigh Website Committee

Parish News

Mass is on line from Borrisoleigh Parish Church @
twitch.tv/borrisoleighandileigh (all one word)

Mass times as follows:
Weekdays: 10am
Sundays: 11am.
Church will be open for private prayer after Mass.

Mass next Sunday June 14th will be celebrated for all those interred in Glenkeen Cemetery. 

Also please pray for the soul of Simon O’ Donnell, Tullycrine (brother of Mary Kenny,Greenlawn) who was interred recently in Co. Clare. R.I.P.

First Holy Communion: Dear boys and girls who were hoping to celebrate your First Holy Communion this year. As you know your school has been closed and plans for your First Holy Communion have been postponed to a later date. I would like to let you know that you will receive your First Holy Communion as soon as it is possible to organise through your local school and parish church.

 I thank you for your patience and I hope you are making the best of these days away from your friends and schoolmates. 

With every good wish and blessing on you and your families,

 Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly


Coronavirus Protection Prayer from Pope Francis

Authored by: Pope Francis


O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign
of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain,
with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of all People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that,
as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will
and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself,
and bore our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test
– and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

National Spring Clean

Borrisoleigh Community Development Association are holding the An Taisce Spring Clean this Saturday June 13th. We will meet on the square at 10.30am.
If you have hi viz and gloves please bring them along with you. We have a few of them so don’t let that stop you joining us.
Remember, at all times, to adhere to HSE guidelines for Covid 19.

Lost & Found

Small sum of money found in the vicinity of the Square. 
Phone 086 3098982 with details.

Local Authorities Waters Programme

A Decade Ago on Borrisoleigh.ie

This week 10 years ago on the website

Click here to read the news from 10 years ago this week.

Local History

Borrisoleigh was one of a very few places in the entire country that commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Fenian rebellion of 1867. The attached documentary recalls a wonderful day in Glenkeen graveyard and in the Community Centre on 5th March 2017.


Pic of the Past

Standing: Rev. J. Ryan, Jimmy Coffey, J. Hanly, Tom O’ Halloran, Timmy McSherry, Sean Begley N.T.,
Phil Maher, ….. Campbell, Eileen Ryan, ….., Lizzie White, Paddy Maher, Jimmy Bourke, Tom Bourke,
Paddy Murray, John Kearney, J. Casey, ….., Patrick Hammond, Mary Byrne N.T. and Donal Meagher
In front: Monica Prior, Bridget Ryan and Kathleen Maher

Your Website Needs You

Committee: Enda Ryan, Noreen Fahy, Marie McGrath, Derry O’Donnell and Fiona Max

Many thanks to all those who contributed photographs and news items.

Remember, we need you to continue to send us material so that we can keep our website current and interesting.

Send your email to: info@borrisoleigh.ie

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