18 January 2023

Ileigh Commemoration

On Sunday 15 Jan, Borrisoleigh remembered Patrick Russell, Fredrick Bourke and Martin O’Shea, on the centenary of the young men’s executions in Roscrea. After a private ceremony in Roscrea, confined to relatives of the men executed, – at the spot where the executions took place, – a large crowd attended a commemorative Mass in Ileigh church followed by a remembrance ceremony at the plot where the men are buried in the adjoining graveyard. To conclude the event, refreshments were served in the local community centre, – where Sean Hogan and John Flannery, historians of Tipperary in the Decade of Revolution, addressed the gathering. Credit for the success of this event must be given to a committee comprising of the families of the men executed, marshalled by Jim O’Shea, who personally put a huge effort into the event. He and his group were able supported by Borrisoleigh Historical Society and by Tipperary in the Decade of Revolution, who compiled and distributed a quality commemorative booklet.

Some photographs from the day

Creative Writing for beginners

Knitting & Crochet Group

Knitting and Crochet Group resumes activities on Wednesday Jan 11, from 10am to 11.30am. New members always welcome.
For more information contact Mary at 086 3098982.


Borrisoleigh Foroige has recommenced for 2023 every Friday evening from 7.30pm at the Pavilion in the Park. We welcome all children aged 12 + and new members are most welcome.
Adults interested in volunteering please contact borrisoleighforoige@gmail.com or call Jamie 085-8566070.
To kick off the year, we will be visiting the University of Limerick adventure centre, doing a tour of the campus and going to the Crescent very soon.
New members and existing members can join/ rejoin here

Borrisoleigh Choir & Folk Group

Pic of the Past

Dr. Joan Power Kenny, Raymond Smith, Lar Long, Paddy Delaney and Eddie Long
pictured at the launch of “A Century of GAA in Borrisoleigh” in 1986.

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