12 Aug 2020

Borrisoleigh Community Development Association

Borrisoleigh Community Development Association wishes to convey our deepest sympathy to committee member Teresa Kiely and to all the Kiely Family and friends on the very sad passing of Joanne Kiely. May she Rest in Peace.


Axa Community Bike ride

Lovely weather conditions on Saturday made for a lovely cycle enjoyed by all. Check the Axa community bike ride website and get involved in local community cycle. 

Parish News


  • Recently Deceased:
    You are asked to remember in your prayers the following, Dan McCormack Pallas, Mary Nortcliff
    (nee Patterson) Sheffield and formerly of Borrisoleigh, Joan McHugh {nee Barry) Rathkeale, Co.
    Limerick and formerly of Gortnacranna, Upperchurch.


  • Next Saturday 15th August-feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
    Mass on Friday evening at 7pm and Saturday at 11 am.(Holyday) Just to remind you that the
    maximum capacity of Borrisoleigh Church is 50 people. This is due to Government guidelines on
    indoor gatherings.


  • Collections: Many thanks to all who have contributed to our collections so far. Your
    contributions are very much appreciated. Those who have not already done so, please drop in
    your envelope to the Parish Centre on Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings or to the Parochial


  • Thought for the Week: Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.


 Recipe of the Week


Le Grá – Gooey Chocolate Brownies
Recipe supplied by Gráinne Fahy. For more tasty recipes follow on Instagram : www.instagram.com/legra_cookingandbaking/ and Facebook  www.facebook.com/grafahey/



100g milk chocolate, finely chopped

225g butter

4 eggs

275g caster sugar

100g self raising flour

80g cocoa powder

100g Animal Bars (5 bars)

75g Milky Bar (3 bars)

75g cooking chocolate 

100g mixed nuts, chopped or broken up


  1. Preheat oven to 160deg celsius for a fan assisted oven. Grease a deep sided baking tin and line with baking paper. I use a 30cm x 26xm tin. Set these aside.
  2. Melt 100g chocolate with the butter in a heat proof bowl over a pot of boiling water on the cooker. Be careful when doing this, the chocolate can burn quickly! Keep stirring as you go. Once melted, remove from the heat and allow to cool a little.
  3. Whisk the eggs using an electric mixer until stiff and holding their shape. Add the sugar to the eggs bit by bit whilst whisking, you should end up with a stiff, shiny mixture. Be patient with this, it might take a while but I promise you it’s worth the wait!
  4. Sieve in the flour and cocoa powder, gently using a wooden spoon or spatula, fold into the egg mixture.
  5. Add the chocolate and butter mix and the rest of the chocolate and chopped nuts. Fold these in until just combined, we don’t want to beat the air out of the mixture.
  6. Pour into the pre-prepared tin. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes. For a baking tin similar in size to mine I usually bake for 38 minutes. Once properly baked the brownies should be crispy around the outside and slightly soft or fudgey in the centre.
  7. Once it has cooled slightly out of the oven, turn the brownies out onto a wire rack to cool fully before cutting into squares. This will ensure it’s easier to cut them without crumbling if it’s properly cool.
  8. Time to serve and enjoy! Perfect with some ice cream, whipped cream or even alone with a cup of tea.

Borrisoleigh Historical Society

Borrisoleigh Historical Society would like to express our deepest sympathy to committee member Teresa Kiely and to all the Kiely family on the sad passing of Joanne. May she rest in peace.

Pic of the Past

Performing “When I was a Lady”, at a Talent Competition in Loughmore
in 1969 are: Mary O’Halloran, Philip Kenny, Annette Lennon,
Francis Collins, Kay Kenny and John McGrath.

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