13 March 2024

Saturday Opening Hours at O’Connell’s Pharmacy


As you are probably aware our local postmistress Mary Costello is retiring after many years of stellar service to the community.  A presentation will be made to Mary in recognition of her contribution to the locality. This event will be held after a Mass of thanksgiving in Sacred Heart Church on Saturday 23rd March followed by a reception in the Community Centre. 


If you would like to be associated with this event, donations may be placed in an envelope with your name and given to Sinead in Parish Centre, Fr Gerard Hennessy PP or any of the following committee members: 


Kay Ryan  087 7519591 

Helen Ryan  086 8804092 

Lucia Ryan  086 3961211 

Nuala Ryan (C)  086 0874916 

Frances Kennedy  087 6411017 

Nancy Lynch  087 9363254 

Donal Ryan  087 2077196 

Gerry Ryan  087 6406804 

Parish News


Sat 16th Mar @ 7pm:                      Kathleen & Gerry Ryan, Mount Kinane.

Sun 17th Mar @ 11am:                  Hugh & Patrick Bourke, Cullahill.


Society of St. Vincent De Paul – St. Brigid’s Conference, Borrisoleigh – Gas & Electricity Bills:

Borrisoleigh SVP may be able to assist households in our community who are experiencing difficulties in paying their GAS/ELECTRICITY Bills.

Requests for assistance may be made by:

Phone:                086 895 1926

Email:                  borrisoleighsvp@gmail.com


Drop a note into the SVP Post Box in the Community Centre, Pallas St.

You will receive a call back from the SVP as soon as possible. We would like to assure people that requests for assistance are dealt with in the strictest confidence and with compassion.


Celebration in the Community:

As you are probably aware our local postmistress Mary Costello has retired after many years of stellar service to the community. A presentation will be made to Mary in recognition of her contribution to the locality. This event will be held after a Mass of thanksgiving in Sacred Heart Church on Sat 23rd March, followed by a reception in the Community Centre. If you would like to be associated with this event, donations may be placed in an envelope with your name and given to Sinead in the Parish Centre, Fr. Gerard Hennessy PP or any committee member, names available on www.borrisoleigh.ie.


Cashel & Emly Archdiocesan 50th Anniversary Pilgrimage to Lourdes

The Cashel & Emly Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from 14th to 20th June 2024, led by the Archbishop of Cashel & Emly Most Rev. Kieran O’Reilly. Pilgrimage Directory: Rev. Jimmy Donnelly. This year the Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly is celebrating its 50th Anniversary Pilgrimage to Lourdes.  A detailed religious programme has been organised by the Joe Walsh Tours team in conjunction with the Cashel & Emly Archdiocese so pilgrims can have a very special time at the Sanctuary.

The Cashel & Emly Archdiocese Pilgrimage to Lourdes is a fully escorted tour, including: direct return flight from Sahnnon to Lourdes, transfer on arrival to hotel in Lourdes, 6 nights hotel accommodation, breakfast, lunch & dinner each day, transfer from hotel to Lourdes Airport, 1x20kg check-in bag and 1 x small cabin bag and the support of the knowledgeable local guides and representatives.

For Bookings and Enquires:

Contact Joe Walsh Tours by email – info@joewalshtours.ie or by phone – 01 241 0800

For Assisted Pilgrims only please contact:

Very Rev. Joe Tynan, PP, by email – lourdesassistedpilgrimage@cashel-emly.ie or by phone – 087 222 5445


Michael English & his band in concert

Sun 7th April, Premier Hall, Thurles with Michael English & his Band – A Million Medleys – a special concert of globally loved million selling hits. Ticket Donation: €25 – now on sale in the Parish Centre, Cathedral Street, Thurles (0504 22229), Bookworm, Liberty Square (0504 22257; Holycross Parish Office (0504 43124) and Cashel Parish Centre (062 62200). Proceeds in aid of the Cathedral Reroofing Project.

Choral Recital

There will be a choral recital given by the parish choirs in our cluster. It will take place on Wed 20th Mar in St. Mary’s Church, Drom @ 8pm.

Tipperary Age Friendly

Mary McMahon County Tipperary Older Peoples Council Chair invites you to attend an information session in relation to Road Safety and Local Transport.

This event will take place in the Horse & Jockey Hotel from 11am – 1pm on Thursday 21st March 2024, the speakers will be Sarah O’Connor, Road Safety Authority, Mary Murphy, Tipperary County Council Road Safety, Anthony Moroney, Local Link, Tipperary, Tim O’Donoghue, Results Driving Assessment Services & Garda Kieran Elliot, Divisional Roads Policing Unit.

To register your interest in attending please contact Cliona Tobin 052 6166207, Angela Sheehan 052 6166205 or Fiona Crotty 052 6166223 or email agefriendly@tipperarycoco.ie by 20th March 2024.

Thought for the week

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club  

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club are holding a Progressive 45 Drive on Saturday April 6th at 8pm in the Community Centre, Borrisoleigh.  €1000 prize fund . Teas and raffle on the night.  Tickets €10 are available from members of the club.  

Congratulations to our GAA club on organising two very successful events in the last 2 weeks.  Firstly they had their Strictly Come Dancing with all local and very talented dancers.  Last Saturday night the Tumbling Paddies took to the stage.  It’s proving that the GAA Complex is a great facility and we wish our local lads continued success on and off the field.  
It was the end of an era last Friday as our postmistress Mary Costello closed the door of the post office for the last time. The Costello family had operated the Post Office in Borrisoleigh for a number of generations.  We’d like to wish Mary well in her retirement and say a BIG THANK YOU  for everything you did in helping out the people of the Community.  


Chair Yoga


Borris-Ileigh GAA History Book

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.

Meals on Wheels

Eucharistic Adoration

Pic of the Past

Neighbours in St. Brigid’s Villas
Ellen Quinn and Kathleen Carroll

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