17 April 2024

Meals on Wheels

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club enjoyed dinner last Thursday in the Community Centre Borrisoleigh.  The dinner was provided by The North Tipperary Development Company as a way of promoting Meals on Wheels.  We were given soup, a choice of 3 main courses and a dessert. A member of NTDC gave a talk about the Meals on Wheels service.  For further information phone 0505 24168.

We are off this Friday to the Nicholas Mosse pottery factory, Bennettsbridge and Arboretum Home and Garden Centre. Paulstown, Kilkenny.  The bus will leave the Borrisoleigh GAA grounds at 9.30am. 

Tipperary Camogie – League Final 2024

On Sunday morning last (14th April) the Tipperary Senior Camogie Team rolled into Dublin for a stop over for refreshments in St .Judes GAA Club, Templeogue, hosted by Denis Ryan prior to their match in Croke Park.

A great day and great result for Tipperary Senior Camogie Team – a big Congratulations to all concerned.

Borris Abú……

Book Launch

Thanks to the large number of local people that turned out on Saturday evening last to hear Ukrainian historians, Kesenyiia Kalashnekova and Ludmila Zubok, present their talk in the Community Centre. Their presentations, especially Ludmila’s on the present day situation in Ukraine, was certainly as upsetting as it was challenging. They wish to convey their deep gratitude to all who stand beside and support them in their time of difficulty.

Your support appreciated on the night

Parish News

All Ireland Rosary Rally – Knock – June 1st

The All Ireland Rosary Rally is back on Sat 1st June in Knock. The day begins with a Marian Conference at 9.30am in St. John’s Centre. Speakers include Fr. Michael Donnelly, Sr. Ana Margarita Lanzas SCTJM, and Fr. Joseph Maria Deane CFR. Then there will be an opportunity to meet over 20 apostolates from around Ireland from 11.30am in St. John’s Centre. A well-renowned speaker from Miami called Mother Adela Galindo will deliver the keynote Rosary talk at 1pm in the Basilica. Then there will be the Stations of the Cross outside at 2pm, followed by the Rosary Procession. Bishop Phonsie Cullinan will be the Main Celebrant of the 3pm Concelebrated Mass which will include anointing of the sick. Confessions are available throughout the day, and there will be rosary and scapular-making workshops in the marquee. For more info and to see a list of buses going from around Ireland please visit www.AllIrelandRosaryRally.com


Burren Outdoor Retreat, Co Clare:  Sat 4th to Mon 6th May

Would you like to come on a guided journey through the Burren with its limestone pavements, rare flora and ancient sacred sites?  Let the beauty of the amazing Burren landscape renew you in body and soul.   Information: Mary 087 970 1130.  Booking: Noirin 087 447 9115


Escorted Tour to Westport, Knock & Co Mayo, 12th May 2024. 

 €849.00 pps.  Price includes return Bus/Train, 5 nights’ in 4* Castlecourt Hotel, Westport with Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. Lunch on three days.  All entertainment, excursions and transport included.  Visit Knock, Galway City, Kylemore Abbey, Croagh Patrick, Ballintubber Abbey & Ashford Castle.  Single supplement on Enquiry.  Contact 094 900 6426 or 087 1890236 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.  


Cycle Against Suicide – Free training for Volunteers – Community Mental Health Peer – Support

In a drive to promote Peer-Support as a vital link in mental health awareness and suicide prevention, Cycle Against Suicide offers its training in Mental Health Peer-Supoort Programme free of charge to any community volunteer. 

Breaking down the stigma associated with mental health discussions, our training in Mental Health Peer-Support for Clubs and Communities creates a compassionate network within a club and a community. Trained peer-supporters are attuned to sutble shifts in their community’s well-being. This heightened awareness fosters a culture of genuine care and concern.

Each club or community association should have a volunteer peer-supporter on-hand who is trained in peer-support with Cycle Against Suicide. 


Course:             Cycle Against Suicide’s free* Community Mental Health Peer-Support Training
Details:              www.cycleagainstsuicide.com/register-to-become-community -buddy
Delivery:            Online via Zoom
Time:                   7-10pm on 4 evenings over 2 weeks.
Option 1:           May: Mon 13th, Wed 15th, Mon 20th & Wed 22nd.
Option 2:           June: Mon 10th, Wed 12th, Mon 17th & Wed 19th.
Option 3:           September: Mon 23rd, Wed 25th , & Wed 2nd.
To register – training@cycleagainstsuicide.com or online @ www.cycleagainstsuicide.com/register-to-become-community-buddy
*Training is free to over -18s, non-healthcare professionals who volunteer in a community club and association.
Senior Line
Would you like someone to talk to? Callers may feel isolated, alone, or wish to discuss a problem in confidence, or for company during their day.  SeniorLine’s older volunteers are trained to listen, to support, to discuss options and to refer caller to other helpful services if necessary. So don’t be alone if sharing a problem would help.  Phone SeniorLine 1800 80 45 91, open every day of the year from 10am – 10pm.

Are you interested in learning about Grief & Loss and how to Support the Bereaved?

 Milford Care Centre is offering a Bereavement Support Education Programme, commencing on Wednesday 18th Sept 2024 and running over 12 consecutive Wednesdays from 7.00 – 9.00pm, with a Personal Development Weekend on 4th, 5th, and 6th of Oct 2024.  Fees apply. This programme is aimed at anyone who is interested in learning more about the experience of grief after a death and how to support bereaved people in an informal setting.

An Information Evening for the programme is taking place on Wednesday 15th May 2024 from 7pm – 8.30pm in the Education Department, Milford Care Centre.  Anyone interested in attending the course, is requested to attend this Information Evening.  Booking for the evening is not required.

Further information is available on Milford Care Centre’s website www.milfordcarecentre.ie  or by contacting Estelle Mc Ginley on 086 7814587 or e.mcginley@milfordcarecentre.ie


National Pilgrimage for Life

The first National Pilgrimage for Life, organised by the Council for Life of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, will be celebrated on Saturday 4th May in Knock Shrine.  The pilgrimage begins with Anointing of the Sick in the Basilica at 2.30pm, followed by Mass at 3pm and Rosary Procession after Mass, weather permitting. Main celebrant and homilist will be Archbishop Francis Duffy.  We invite you to join us in Knock to celebrate the gift of life and to pray for the protection of all human life.


 Thought for the week

Count your smiles instead of your tears. Count your friends instead of your enemies. Count your joys instead of your sorrows. Count your blessing instead of your problems. Trust in God through it all.

Eucharistic Adoration


Knitting and Crochet Group

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

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

Chair Yoga


Pic of the Past

After Mass
Patrick Finn, Jim Ryan (Clerk), Tim Stapleton, The Cross,
Tom Stapleton, Kilfithmone, Jim Devaney,
Jim Ryan and Jim Kennedy, Rathmoy

Your Website Needs You

Committee: Enda Ryan, Noreen Fahy, Marie McGrath, Derry O’Donnell

Many thanks to all those who contributed photographs and news items.

Remember, we need you to continue to send us material so that we can keep our website current and interesting.

Send your email to: info@borrisoleigh.ie

This website is supported by 

Borrisoleigh Community Development Association.

While we make every effort possible to ensure that the information contained in this Website is accurate and complete, we cannot accept any legal liability as a result of the inaccuracy or incompleteness of the information presented to users of this site. We also reserve the right to edit material for suitability to a website format.

Also, if you like what you see and want to leave a comment, remember to use the Guestbook