19 June 2024

Film Screening

Where Olive Trees Weep – Film Screening in Borrisoleigh.

Following on from our candle lit vigil in Borrisoleigh and our walk in Inch Lane and in response to feedback from people wanting to learn more about the history of Palestine and Israel a few of us have a arranged a screening of the powerful film ‘Where Olive Trees Weep’ in Borrisoleigh Parish Centre E41 FF84 next Monday 24th June @8pm. I saw the film last week and it’s highly informative, powerful and heartbreaking and will leave a lasting impression on you. The film was filmed in 2022 and doesn’t contain graphic images of violence but powerful stories and testimonials from wonderful people. There will be a charge of €8 to cover the film licence and room rental. Any money leftover will be donated to charity. Refreshments will be served afterwards. We hope to see you there.

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club have a few trips coming up during the summer.  

Our first trip is to The Races in Tipperary on Tuesday July 2nd.  If you are interested in going with us please register your name with either Eileen or Lucia by this Friday June 21st.  Cost of the day will be €40 which includes bus, lunch in Ballykisteen Hotel and entry to the races. 
Then we have our Mystery Tour on Friday July 19th.  Where we are going nobody knows!!  As we have a lot of interest we need any outstanding payments for the day €40 to be paid by Thursday June 27th. Further details on any of the above can be got from Eileen 087 9849848 or Lucia 086 3961211. 
We have received an invitation to visit Coolmore Stud on  Wednesday Aug 14th.  There is a restricted number so if you are interested in going register your name with either Eileen or Lucia asap and we’ll do a draw if the number interested in going is more than we can take.  Further details of the day to follow in due course. 
Tipperary Age Friendly Expo 2024.
When: Thursday June 20th 12 to 3pm
Where: TUS College Campus Nenagh                    Rd, Thurles.  
A day to showcase a range of services and supports available for Positive Aging in Co. Tipperary. 
Because of the Tipperary Age Friendly Expo 2024 on Thursday we won’t be meeting in the Gaa grounds for the exercise equipment.  We will do this again the following week Thursday June 27th  at 12.30pm. 

Parish News

Anniversary Masses

Sat 22nd June @ 7pm:               Thomas & Annie Russell

                                                                Mary Ryan, Currabaha

                                                                Larry & Biddy Devitt, Kilamoyne, Anniv. Gerry O’Dwyer, Coolaun, & Sr. Annunciata Devitt


Thurles Cemetery Masses

We invite you to our Cemetery Masses:

Friday June 21st – 7pm                              ST PATRICK’S CEMETERY MASS

Monday June 24th – 7pm                         ST MARY’S CEMETERY, St. Mary’s Lane.

Wednesday June 26th – 7pm                 RAHEALTY CEMETERY MASS

Thursday June 27th – 7pm                       KILLINAN CEMETERY MASS

Our opportunity to pray for our deceased family members and friends.

May they rest in peace.


Please note if weather does not permit for outdoors: St. Patrick’s Cemetery Mass, St. Mary’s Cemetery & Rahealty Cemetery Masses will take place in the Cathedral. Killinan Cemetery Mass will take place in Bóthar na Naomh Church.  


Anam Cara

Anam Cara Tipperary the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 19th June @ 7.15pm in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles. This event is free and open to al bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not. We also offer an online meeting.  For more info, please contact us on info@anamcara.ie or 085 288 8888.


National Grandparents Pilgrimage 2024

Sunday 28th July 2024.

Celebrating the world day for grandparents & the elderly.

Theme: “Do not cast me off in my old age” (cf. Psalm 71:9)

Principal Celebrant – Archbishop Luis Mariano Montemayor, Papal Nuncio of Ireland will lead the pilgrimage. Choirs and Music at the Mass.

Children’s Prayer Appeal: Inviting all children to write a prayer for their grandparents and send it to CGA Knock Shrine.

Schedule for the day: 2.30pm: Anointing of the Sick in the Basilica, 3.00pm: Pilgrimage Mass followed by the Rosary Procession.


Plenary Indulgence granted for the occasion. Those unable to join us in person can take part online at www.knockshrine.ie/watch.

www.knockshrine.ie – Telephone + 353 (0)94 938 8100.


Thought for the week

“Choose faith over fear, and you’ll find miracles unfold.”


Historical Walk

Below are some photos from the Historical Walk that took place in Borrisoleigh on Saturday 16th June.


To view more photos from the event in the Photo Gallery click here

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





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.

Meals on Wheels

Pic of the Past

Upper Street
Phibby Kenny with his nephew John

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