13 December 2023

Christmas Tree

Thanks to our volunteers for putting the Christmas tree in place on the Square.


Borrisoleigh Active Social Club

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club went on their Christmas shopping trip to Ennis last Saturday.  There was lots of shopping bags coming home.  The day was completed with a lovely meal in The West County Hotel.  Many thanks to Seamus our bus driver for his co-operation throughout the day.  

Our Annual Christmas night out takes place this Thursday Dec 14th at 8pm in Finns Bar Borrisoleigh.  This is open to all members and it starts at 8pm.  Spot prizes on the night and a special draw for those who come dressed with a seasonal item. 
We would like to take this opportunity to wish All our members and their families a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Marian Hall

The Marian Hall would like to inform patrons that the toilet upgrade works are now complete and the Hall is available again for bookings. Support funding for this project was received from the Department of Rural and Community Development.
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Parish News



Sat 16th Dec: William & Betty Cooke, Fort William.

                        John Kenny, Borrisoleigh.

                        Gerard McInerney and his parents Martin & Ellie, late of Glenkeen.

                        Jack & Jane Ryan, Currabaha.


Well Done and Congratulations to our Minor Camogie team who won the shield final last Thursday night in difficult conditions.


The Christmas Clergy Collection will be taken up at all Masses next weekend.

Carol Service

The Christmas Carol Service the 18th of December beginning at 7pm in Borrisoleigh Church. There will be a collection in aid of Merchants Quay Ireland. This charity is based in Dublin and looks after the needs of the homeless, providing them with meals, clothing, showers etc. Your support for this charity would be greatly appreciated. This collection will be taken up before the carol service begins i.e. on your way into the church.

Christmas Schedule 2023

Saturday 16th Dec                                            Mass @ 7pm

Sunday 17th Dec                                               Mass @11am

Weekday Masses 18th – 22nd Dec            Mass @ 10am

Monday 18th Dec                                             Carol Service @ 7pm (Collection for Merchants Quay Ireland will be taken up before the Carol Service.)

Tuesday 19th Dec                                             Penitential Service @ 7pm. A visiting priest will attend.

Saturday 23rd Dec                                            Mass @ 7pm

Sunday 24th Dec                                               Mass @ 11am

Christmas Eve – 24th Dec                              Mass @ 7pm

Christmas Day – 25th Dec                             Mass @ 9.30am in Borrisoleigh

Mass @ 11am in Ileigh

St. Stephen’s Day – 26th Dec                        No Mass

Wed – Fri : 27th – 29th Dec incl                  Mass @ 10am

Confessions – Saturday 16th & 23rd Dec – 6.30 – 6.50pm.

Thought for the Week

The only difference between where you are and where you want to be is the steps you haven’t taken yet.

Borrisoleigh Camogie Club

Borrisoleigh Camogie Club, Church Gate Collection will take place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

St. Stephen’s Day Fun Run, Walk & Cycle

Borris-Ileigh GAA Book Primary School Section

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

Knitting and Crochet Group

The Knitting and Crochet Group continues to meet on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 11.30am. New members always welcome.

Eucharistic Adoration


Borrisoleigh Meals on Wheels

Adult Learning Service

Christmas Crib

The annual blessing of the Crib at John Connors’ premises on the Thurles Road has now become a tradition in the locality. This year the event took place on Sunday last with Fr. Gerard once again doing the honours. Friends and neighbours gathered for the occasion and this year we were privileged to be joined by some Ukrainians that are residing in the locality.
A special feature of the day was the playing of “Faith of Our Fathers” by the Delaney brothers, Timmy and Ollie, on fife and harmonica. The fife belonged to the late William Connors, a member of the local LDF, Fife and Drum Band of the early 1940s. Previous to Sunday’s event, the fife was last played well over fifty years ago when the same hymn was played by William who on that occasion was accompanied by his brother Paddy on harmonica.
The evening continued with refreshments, along with songs, recitations, stories and music. “Silent Night”, was sung in 3 languages, – Irish, English and Ukrainian, – and the singing of their National Anthem and the patriotic song of resistance, “Chervona Kalyna”, gained much appreciation from everyone present.

Pic of the Past

Confirmation Day in Borrisoleigh – 1969
Back: Richie Tynan, Sean Guest, Brendan Kenny, Noel Kent and Joe Shortt.
Third row: Tim Ryan, Eugene Shortt, Paddy Butler, D.J. Ryan, Martin Treacy and Donal O’ Driscoll
Second row: Michael Carroll, Thomas Leahy, Jim O’ Dwyer,
Gerard Kearney, Jonnhy Vahey, Martin Ryan, John Cahill and Dick Barrow (Teacher)
Front: Martin Connors, Gerard Kent, Gerard Boyle, John Tynan, Pat Treacy and Andy Ryan

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