20 March 2024

Daffodil Day 2024

Tidy Towns Public Meeting

Are you passionate about preserving the beauty and charm of our beloved Borrisoleigh? Do you believe in the power of community involvement to make a positive impact? If so, mark your calendars and make plans to attend the upcoming public meeting with Borrisoleigh Community Development Association Tidy Towns!

Fáilte roimh cách! Everyone is welcome!

When? Wednesday March 27th at 8pm

Where? Borrisoleigh Community Centre

Why Attend?

Summer is coming: As Spring has arrived and Summer is just around the corner, now is the time to begin work on ensuring we have an attractive village in which to live and to visit.

Explore Opportunities: Discover how you can play a vital role in shaping the future of our town by joining BCDA Tidy Towns group.

Community Connection: Meet like-minded individuals who share a commitment to enhancing our surroundings and fostering a sense of pride in our community.

Share Ideas: Contribute your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions on how we can work together to maintain and improve the cleanliness and aesthetics of Borrisoleigh.

Volunteer Opportunities: Learn about various volunteer roles available within the BCDA Tidy Towns group and find the perfect fit for your skills and interests.

Your Support Matters! Ní neart go cur le chéile!

It’s no secret that the success of BCDA Tidy Towns group relies heavily on the dedication and involvement of volunteers. Without a strong community effort, the future of this invaluable organisation may be at risk. We understand that everyone has busy lives, but even a small commitment of your time can make a significant difference. We are particularly interested in welcoming new faces and hearing fresh perspectives that can further enrich our collective vision.

Your attendance and participation at this meeting are crucial to ensure the continued success of BCDA Tidy Towns group and the preservation of the beauty of Borrisoleigh. Níl aon sráidbhaile mar do sráidbhaile féin. Together, we can make a lasting difference!

Bí linn. We look forward to seeing you there!


As you are probably aware our local postmistress Mary Costello is retiring after many years of stellar service to the community.  A presentation will be made to Mary in recognition of her contribution to the locality. This event will be held after a Mass of thanksgiving in Sacred Heart Church on Saturday 23rd March followed by a reception in the Community Centre. 

If you would like to be associated with this event, donations may be placed in an envelope with your name and given to Sinead in Parish Centre, Fr Gerard Hennessy PP or any of the following committee members: 


Kay Ryan 087 7519591 

Helen Ryan 086 8804092 

Lucia Ryan 086 3961211 

Nuala Ryan (C) 086 0874916 

Frances Kennedy 087 6411017 

Nancy Lynch 087 9363254 

Donal Ryan 087 2077196 

Gerry Ryan 087 6406804 

Borrisoleigh Easygoing Cycle

Spring is here and weather is improving.We dusted off our bikes and met up Sunday morning for a lovely group cycle to Templemore for refreshments in One 19. We returned home via Barnane. It was lovely to meet everyone again and the chat was non stop from start to finish. We will go again next Sunday and always welcome new people to the group. If you are interested contact Christy on 085 1788085  and I will add you to the Whats app group. 

Parish News


Saturday 23rd Mar @ 7pm:          Patrick & Catherine O’Connor & their son Paddy O’Connor, Cullohill.

                                                 Michael Brett, Coolderry & his sister Sr. Mary Brett, Coolderry & California.

                                                 Thomas & Annie Russell.

Easter Clergy Collection

The Easter Clergy Collections will be taken up at all Masses next weekend. This collection goes to support the active and retired clergy of the Archdiocese.

Mental Health Peer – Support Training with Cycle Against Suicide

Our training in Mental Health Peer – Support creates a compassionate network within a club and a community. Our training transcends traditional boundaries, breaking down the stigma associated with mental health discussions. The benefits are profound and far-reaching. Trained peer-supporters are attuned to subtle shifts in their community’s well-being. This heightened awareness fosters a culture of genuine care and concern. No funding is necessary to do our training. We offer it free to all club, association and community volunteers in a drive to encourage people to take on this vital role for their own community, and help bring Peer-Support to the heart of communities as a critical part of mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

Course:             Cycle Against Suicide Mental Health Peer-Support (Buddy) 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:           April: Monday 8th, Wednesday 10th, Monday 15th & Wednesday 17th.

Option 2:           May: Monday 13th, Wednesday 15th, Monday 20th & Wednesday 22nd.

 To register – training@cycleagainstsuicide.com or online @ www.cycleagainstsuicide.com/register-to-become-community-buddy

*free to volunteers in a community club or association or who are associated with any part of their community’s safety, health, and wellbeing.

 The mental health of our communities is extremely important to us. “It’s OK not to feel OK, and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help”.

 Many Thanks,

Alice Cherry Dattee

Anam Cara

Anam Cara are holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 20th March @7.15pm in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles.

Tipperary Age Friendly

Mary McMahon County Tipperary Older Peoples Council Chair invites you to attend an information session in relation to Road Safety and Local Transport.

This event will take place in the Horse & Jockey Hotel from 11am – 1pm on Thursday 21st March 2024, the speakers will be Sarah O’Connor, Road Safety Authority, Mary Murphy, Tipperary County Council Road Safety, Anthony Moroney, Local Link Tipperary, Tim O’Donoghue, Results Driving Assessment Services & Garda Kieran Elliot, Divisional Roads Policing Unit.

To register your interest in attending please contact Cliona Tobin 052 6166207, Angela Sheehan 052 6166205 or Fiona Crotty 052 6166223 or email agefriendly@tipperarycoco.ie by 20th March 2024.

Thought for the week

Always end the night with a positive thought. No matter how hard the day may have been, there is always a reason to be grateful. Let tomorrow be a fresh start.

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club  

Members of the Borrisoleigh Active Social Club had a lovely afternoon last Friday at The Cottage Loughmore.  The hospitality of Mary and all the staff was 2nd to none. We were entertained by the children and teachers of the local primary school.  One member of our club Margaret celebrated her birthday and it was acknowledged on the day.  

Birthday girl Margaret

Our birthday girl Margaret celebrating with friends last week in Loughmore

The countdown is on for our fundraising Progressive 45 Drive.  It will be held on Saturday April 6th at 8pm in the Community Centre Borrisoleigh. Prize fund €1000 and tickets to play €10 available from all the members.  
Our next monthly meeting will be on Wednesday April 3rd at 7pm in the Community Centre Borrisoleigh.  

Knitting and Crochet Group

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

For the last few weeks members of our group have been helping  fifth class pupils in Scoil Naomh Cualan to hone their knitting skills. We really enjoyed our time with all the enthusiastic students and were delighted to be invited to do so.

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

Meals on Wheels


Chair Yoga


Eucharistic Adoration

Saturday Opening Hours at O’Connell’s Pharmacy


Pic of the Past

Communion Day
Timmy Ryan, Ileigh

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