18 December 2019

Parish News

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

  • Saturday December 21st at 7pm Mass: John & Josie Ryan, Knockakelly, Gerard McInerney, Glenkeen and his parents Martin & Ellie.
  • Sunday 22nd December at 11 am Mass: Ann Reid, Chapel Street.

We are also asked to remember in our prayers Mary O’Meara, (Nee Kennedy) Cloughkeating, Cloughjordan and late of Tooreigh, Templederry. who was interred recently.

  • Carol Service: Our Annual Christmas Carol Service will take place in Borrisoleigh Church @ 7pm next Thursday 19th December. Do come early.
  • Christmas Confessions: will be heard on Friday 20th December @ 7pm. A visiting priest will be in attendance.
  • Mass Times for Christmas:  Borrisoleigh Church Tuesday Christmas Eve at 7pm Ileigh Church at 9.30am and Borrisoleigh Church at 11am. Christmas Day.


  • Annual Christmas Run: The Annual St. Stephen’s 5km run/walk/cycle is taking place on the 26th of December starting at 11 am. Registration is in the Community Centre from 10.15am. Come along and join the Borrisoleigh Senior Hurlers who are using the run as part of their training programme. Afterwards all are welcome to The Community Centre where refreshments will be served and Santa will be discussed along with our upcoming All Ireland Hurling Semi Final.



  • “In Tune for Life Orchestra”:  Two Mile Borris are delighted to host “In Tune for Life Orchestra” alongside the McGrath School of Irish Dancing for an evening of traditional music and dance in the Dome, Thurles this Thursday night December 19th at 7.30 pm.



  • Thought for the Week: At Christmas time our thoughts go out to loved ones, far and near, to those we still remember each day throughout the year,


At Christmas time we cherish hope with love and joy to share, and pray for peace to fill the world for people everywhere – Iris Hesselden.

AXA Community Bike Ride

Happy Christmas to all the cyclists who took part in our community bike rides in 2019 and thanks for your company on the cycles every Saturday and Sunday. Everyone really enjoyed the atmosphere of the group no matter what the weather was like. Hopefully the quote Winter miles make Summer smiles is accurate and we will be smiling all the time.Login in to website and get involved Thanks again to all who helped out.We will be back on the road middle of January.

St. Joseph’s College Fundraiser

This year’s Borrisoleigh Annual Tractor Run in aid of St Joseph’s College takes place on Sunday 29th December. Registration starts at 12pm. Grab a coffee and chat with your friends. Depart at 1 pm for a 1 hour run. Return to the school afterwards and enjoy a hot meal with scrumptious food kindly sponsored by Joey O’Dwyer’s Butchers Borrisoleigh. Soup sandwiches, buns etc. also donated by the Parents Council. There will be a raffle and the winners will be announced at the school after the Tractor Run.

This year there will be a new Tractor Run for kids. Children can bring their own tractors, bicycles, anything with wheels!

St. Joseph’s College Cycle

In conjunction with the Tractor Run on December 29th we are having two cycles which will leave the Town Park at 10am. The longer cycle will go to Thurles, Two Mile Borris, Johnstown, Templetouhy, Templemore and home to refreshments in St. Joseph’s College. The second cycle will go to The Ragg, Templemore and home to Borrisoleigh for refreshments. Refreshments supplied by the Parents Council and they will have a donation bucket in the park before cycle. I will put up a reminder nearer to the Cycle so please support this and also enjoy a lovely social cycle at the same time.

St Vincent de Paul

S.V.D.P wish to thank everyone who gave so generously to their recent collection.

Stories from the past

Available at Shanahans, Centra. – Meaghers. – Hurleys and Tipp Co-Op. Also online.

In Tune for life Orchestra

Pic of the Past……..

John Delaney, Rathmoy with his grandson John on the horse

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