18 March 2020

Borrisoleigh Community Development Association

Split the Pot

For the health & safety of all, Borrisoleigh Community Development Association have decided to postpone Split the Pot draws until further notice in line with Government direction re- Covid-19.

Any envelopes in buckets will be included in the next draw.
Stay safe everyone and please follow the advice from the HSE.
ALONE is encouraging older people who need advice or support to call their support line, 0818 222 024 from 8am-8pm, seven days a week. The support line, which is running in collaboration with the Department of Health and the HSE, is available to all older people including those who have not used ALONE’s services previously. The support line is to complement the clinical advice and information being provided by the HSE through its website and helpline. Older people who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 are advised to call their GP.  

Mass Cancellation 

Important Notice


The public celebration of Mass in the Parish of Borrisoleigh/Ileigh (with the exception of Funeral Mass(es) complying with the maximum attendance of 100) is suspended until and including Sunday 29th March, with immediate effect.

 It is necessary to cancel both weekend and daily Masses as it is not possible to comply with the public health authority’s requirement to have less than 100 people gathering indoors in both our Churches.

Also, while the cancellation of all Masses is regrettable, it will communicate to our parish community the serious impact of Covid-19 upon the elderly and those with underlying health issues.

You can listen or watch the celebration of Mass on EWTN Catholic TV  on Sky 588, Virgin Media 815, Eircom eFibre 589 and Online: www.ewtn.ie

You may also join in the celebration of Mass on RTE Radio1 and Television and Tipp Mid-West Radio on Sunday mornings.

Community Centre

Due to Covid-19 Borrisoleigh community centre will be closed until further notice.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.


Parish News

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Hours may be extended to meet the demand.


Greetings everyone, As you know, for the health and safety of all, Public Masses have been temporarily postponed in the Archdiocese of Cashel + Emly. Priests will continue to offer their Mass for the good of the parishes they serve. The Thurles Parish Mass will be live-streamed each morning @ 11am from the Thurles Parish Website (www.thurlesparish.ie) Please spread the word around on social media and by word of mouth – especially to those you know who would like to attend but can’t. We hope that the ability to participate spiritually in the offering of the Mass will be a comfort to many in these difficult days Blessing on each one of you and watch out for each other. Thurles Parish Pastoral Council.



Borrisoleigh Historical Society

Due to government measures to curb the spread of the Corona virus and in the interest of public health and safety, all our activities, including advertised lectures are postponed until further notice.


Willow Weaving

There was some weaving and pruning of the living willow structures in the Town Park recently.


Pic of the Past

Coolderry National School – 1942
Back: Gerry Darmody, Upperchurch, Gerry Ryan, Castle, John Joe Hayes, Clonmore, John Bourke, Coolderry,
John Ryan (Daniel), Danny Ryan, Anthony Kinane and Nora Houlihan
Middle: Kathleen Delaney, Pallas, Anna Delaney, Josie Ryan, Philomena Kinane, Patricia Kinane, Josie Ryan, Castle,
Kathy Maher, Pallas Hill, Maureen Delaney, Peggy Ryan, John Darmody and Owen Darmody, Moher
Front: Bridie Ryan (Daniel), Roger O’Halloran, Kitty Hayes, Madge Hayes (Clonmore), Mary O’Halloran, Nora Stapleton,
Paddy O’Halloran, John O’Halloran, Vincent Ryan (Charlie), Bridget Stapleton, Bridget Kinane, Christy Darmody and Terence Kinane

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