11 December 2019
• Anniversary Masses next weekend: We pray for all whose anniversaries occur and for whom the following Masses will be offered.
• Saturday 14th December at 7pm Mass: Rody, Nora and Hugh Corcoran, Currabaha. Mary Murray. Gurteenabarna.
• Sunday 15th December at 9.30 am Mass: Norrie and Martin Ryan Knockanevin. Christy and Peggy Slattery Cooleen. 11am Mass: Larry and Alicia Ryan, Pallas. Jack and Jane Ryan Currabaha
• Pray for Margaret Teasy Bourke nee Shanahan, Castle Avenue, Thurles and The Bridge, Borrisoleigh who was interred last weekend
Carol Service: Our Annual Carol Service will take place on Thursday 19th December at 7pm in Borrisoleigh church. Afterwards on your way out there will be a collection for Focus Ireland – The Homeless charity.
Christmas Confession: Christmas confession will take place on Friday 20th December at 7pm in Borrisoleigh Church. A visiting priest will be in attendance.
Alhomecare: Our care service enables elderly people to continue on living in their own home and postpone the need for nursing home care for longer. We have been in business 6 years now, we are a registered recruitment agency and we currently have nearly 100 live-in carers working in Ireland. Christmas is a time when many more families attend Mass and I am sure there are members of your congregation who would be interested in our service. Elderly care can be very expensive but it doesn’t have to be. Because our carers are live-in and the family provides the accommodation and food, the cost is actually very reasonable, especially in comparison to nursing home care or visiting carer services.
Affordable Live-in Homecare provide live in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 9916791. Our website is www.alhomecare.ie
Well done to Borrisoleigh G.A.A on winning the Best Club of the year in Munster Award.
Thought for the week: Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive about what could go right.
Split The Pot
Borrisoleigh Community Development Association held their first Split the Pot draw on Tuesday night December 10th in Finns Alehouse. Our lucky winner was Michelle Powell who won half the pot. A nice sum of €158. The next draw will be held in The Clodagh Bar next Tuesday at 9pm.
AXA Community Bike Ride
Next weekend we have our last cycle for 2019. Big thanks to everyone who registered and took part in the cycles and the leaders who helped. On Saturday we have a 50 km Challenging cycle and on Sunday a 25 km easy going cycle which will visit Loughmore Village community tea rooms for festive mince pies. I would like to invite all cyclists to either cycle with us or meet us there at 11 o clock approx.
St. Joseph’s College Fundraiser
This year’s Borrisoleigh Annual Tractor Run in aid of St Joseph’s College takes place on Sunday 29th December. Registration starts at 12pm. Grab a coffee and chat with your friends. Depart at 1 pm for a 1 hour run. Return to the school afterwards and enjoy a hot meal with scrumptious food kindly sponsored by Joey O’Dwyer’s Butchers Borrisoleigh. Soup sandwiches, buns etc. also donated by the Parents Council. There will be a raffle and the winners will be announced at the school after the Tractor Run.
This year there will be a new Tractor Run for kids. Children can bring their own tractors, bicycles, anything with wheels!
St. Joseph’s College Cycle
In conjunction with the Tractor Run on December 29th we are having two cycles which will leave the Town Park at 10am. The longer cycle will go to Thurles, Two Mile Borris, Johnstown, Templetouhy, Templemore and home to refreshments in St. Joseph’s College. The second cycle will go to The Ragg, Templemore and home to Borrisoleigh for refreshments. Refreshments supplied by the Parents Council and they will have a donation bucket in the park before cycle. I will put up a reminder nearer to the Cycle so please support this and also enjoy a lovely social cycle at the same time.
Borrisoleigh Drama Group
Borrisoleigh Drama Group would like to invite everybody who might like to be involved in the next production to attend an open meeting in Finn’s Bar next Tuesday 17th December at 8pm. There is always room for people to get involved in all aspects of producing a play, whether it’s acting on stage or working behind the scenes in areas such as stage building and design, costumes, make up, publicity, front of house, refreshments etc. etc. It’s a wonderful pastime over the dark winter nights and a great opportunity to socialise with a welcoming group of people who will support and encourage you all the way. Put it in your diary! See you next week!
On my own and on Derry Bourke’s behalf, I would like to thank everyone who came to the launch of our books last Sunday. Thanks to Fr Hennessy PP who performed the official launch, John Flannery of Ormond Historical Society, who acted as M.C. for the event. and to the ever reliable Delia and Marie who helped with the catering.
Borrisoleigh Active Social Club
We held our Christmas party last week and it was a great success. There was a big crowd and an enjoyable day was had by all. We are lucky to have great support from local businesses and we encourage everyone to shop local. Among those we’d like to thank are Ryan Chilling, Borrisoleigh Co-Op, Pat Meagher Shop, Rory Kinane Waxies, Ryan’s Garage, Drombane Co-Op, Dr. Delargy, O’Connell’s Chemist, Kelly’s of Fantane, Tom McInerney Plant Hire, Jamie’s Hair Salon, Donal Hurley, Joey O’Dwyer Butcher, Julia’s Hair Salon, Stapletons Bar, Shanahans Centra, Stapletons Bakery, Mary’s Hair Salon, Albert Kelly , Tim McSherry and Zita Kennedy for her beautiful Christmas Cake.
We would also like to thank the Transition Year students who helped out on the day, the hard working committee, all those who provided extra entertainment as in dancing and singing along with Phil & Johnny Maher and the Community Centre and their staff for the use of the facilities. Again to thank the Senior Hurling Team for bringing The Dan Breen & O’Neill cups to the party and we wish them the best of luck in the All Ireland Club semi -final in Limerick on January 5th.
We’d like to wish all our members and friends a very happy and peaceful Christmas and Prosperous New Year.
Pilates class for our members continues every Tuesday at 6.45pm in the Community Centre Borrisoleigh.
Brothers’ Jackie and Mattie Stapleton, Pallas Lower pictured outside the old Pallas Creamery.
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