12 February 2020


Scór na bPáistí Parish final will take place on Sunday 23rd February at 2pm in the Marion Hall, Borrisoleigh.

The categories on the day will be: Figure Dancing, Solo Singing, Recitation, Instrumental Music, Novelty Act, Sean Nós dancing, Question time, Set Dancing and Ballad Group. 

Entries to Helen Keane by this Friday 14th February


Scór Sinsir

The County Final of Scór Sinsir will place on Saturday 7th March in Newport

Borrisoleigh Festival

The dates for this year’s Borrisoleigh Festival are 11th and 12th July. Put it in your diary!

Scoil Naomh Cualán News


The Green School Committee  is inviting all in Scoil Naomh Cualán  to take part in the BIG TRAVEL CHALLENGE 2020. We hope this challenge will encourage more pupils to enjoy the benefits of actively travelling to school in the month of February.

The aim of the challenge is to promote a sustainable mode of transport  for 10 days during the month of February. Our aim is to increase the numbers of pupils walking to school.  To spread the message of The Big Travel Challenge the Green-Schools committee visited each class to talk about the challenge.

We are asking pupils to make an extra special effort from Monday 10th February to Monday 25th  to walk to school for TEN DAYS.

Any parent willing to help out with this initiative please let us know by calling Clare in the office on 086-0233023. It would involve walking to school in the morning time with a group of children.


Parish News

Anniversary Masses next weekend:   We pray for all whose anniversaries occur and for whom the following Masses will be offered


Sunday February 16th @ 11pm James & Mary Kennedy,  Rathmoy, Borrisoleigh.


Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service :seeking marriage preparation course facilitators:


Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service is currently recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation course facilitators.

Accord is seeking applications from those who have a positive attitude towards marriage in the Catholic Church and the enthusiasm to be part of a team supporting couples who are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage. 

Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service has 54 centres in dioceses throughout the country. Last year a total of 16,048 individuals attended Accord marriage preparation courses across the island of Ireland. 

Accord’s marriage facilitators come from a wide variety of backgrounds and are trained and work under supervision in accordance with best practice. 

Successful applicants will receive professional training and will be part of a team delivering marriage preparation courses locally.  

Contact Aisling on 01 505 3112 or by email to info@accord.ie

The closing date for receipt of application forms to be included in Selections for this year is Friday 15th May.

Application forms and additional information about becoming a facilitator is available on www.accord.ie


3.M Ed in Religious Education degree at Mary Immaculate College


Mary Immaculate College (MIC) is delighted to announce that applications are now open for its Master of Education in Religious Education.

This specialist postgraduate programme, offered by the Department of Learning, Society and Religious Education, draws on the specialist expertise at MIC in the area of Religious Education and the complimentary discipline of Theology and Religious Studies.  Applications are welcome from teachers and educators who are interested or involved in religious education across a variety of educational settings. Application closing date  31 May, 2020.  For full details on the programme go to www.mic.ie or contact the Admissions Office at admissions@mic.ul.ie or T: 061 204348


  1. Doon Social Farm, Doon, Co Limerick: is running a QQI Level 4 program in Horticulture, which includes all aspects of growing fruit and vegetables and other useful self-development skills. Commencing late February, the program is  ideal  for those in receipt of social welfare and carries no extra cost. All enquires welcome to Maura or Deirdre Doon Social Farm 061-380808 or 085 8618993.


  1. Scor na nÓg:  Well done to all the boys and girls who took part in the All Ireland Finals of the Scórcompetition which took place in Killarney recently. They performed brilliantly in front of 1200 people and just came up short on the day. It was a great achievement to reach the All Ireland Final. Again well done to all involved and like our Senior hurlers you did us proud.

Thought for the Week:  Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.-Maya Angelou.

Borrisoleigh Historical Society

Our next lecture, entitled; “Kevin O’Higgins and the Boundary Commission” will be given by Laois historian, Regina McGinley, will take place on the 28th of February.

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club held their AGM last Wed night in the Community Centre Borrisoleigh.  There’s another busy year being planned.     


Officer’s for the coming year are Chairperson Lucia Ryan Secretary Dolly Bryans and Treasurer Eileen Slattery.  
Membership is now due for 2020.  New members are always welcome and this club is open to men and women and is run with the guidelines of the Active Retirement Association of Ireland.  If interested in joining please contact Lucia Ryan 086 3961211. 

Borrisoleigh Community Development Association

Split the Pot

This week’s Split The Pot was won by Martin Costello who won €81.

Thanks to everyone who takes part in the draw which supports the work done by Borrisoleigh Community Development Association. This includes the upkeep of this website along with tidy towns work such as flower, shrub and tree planting, general maintenance and landscaping around Borrisoleigh making it an attractive place to live in and visit. Entering is easy! Simply put €2 in the envelope provided and pop it in the bucket! 


Local Enterprise Week 2020 2nd – 6th March

Are you interested in setting up your own business or are you already in business and looking at ways to increase sales of your product or service? Are you concerned over the impact of Brexit?

Local Enterprise Week runs from March 2nd to 6th across Co. Tipperary, and Local Enterprise Office Tipperary has organised a programme of events across the county that will appeal to Tipperary entrepreneurs, whatever stage your business is at.To see upcoming events and training visit www.localenterprise.ie


Pic of the Past

Ileigh National School c.1930
Tom Bourke N.T. with his pupils

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