20 May 2020

Parish News

Parish News: Borrisoleigh/Ileigh Parish- Covid 19

The opening of our church in Borrisoleigh is a welcome and uplifting step forward.

There are a number of considerations to ensure a safe environment for all involved from now on.  These are in line with Covid-19 regulations.  We ask that during your visit to this church for prayer, please adhere to the following.

  • Please avail of hand sanitiser in place for your safety. It is recommended, if possible, to carry your own sanitiser.
  • Please follow the directions outlined for ease of movement.
  • Please ensure social distancing particularly when sitting or kneeling in pews
  • When lighting candles at the candelabra please ensure it is one person at a time.
  • Minimum touching of surfaces is advised e.g. Door handles, pews and candelabras.
  • Please read and take note of any notices displayed with Covid-19 information around the church. We will keep this updated.
  • In line with Covid -19 recommendations and in the interest of public safety not more than 15 minutes of stay in the church is advised.

We welcome you back to this church and invite you to take time to pray and reflect in these uncertain times. Thank you for your support and co-operation.

Church Collections: Thanks to all whom so far have contributed to our collections.  If you have not already done please return your contributions to the Parochial House or the Parish Office on Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings.

Recently Deceased: Very Rev. Willie Hennessy, P.P. Knocklong/Glenbrohane. Very Rev. Fr. Liam Holmes, Murroe and Knockainey. Co Limerick.  Geoffrey Skipper, Knockanevin, and Peggy Ryan, Rathcarden. May they rest in peace.

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 seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Thought for the Week: Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. Sr. Teresa of Calcutta.

Key Found

Single key with St. Anthony keyring found on the roadside at Cullohill on the Borrisoleigh side of Kelly’s of Fantane. Contact Eileen Slattery 087 9849848

 Local History

Part 4 in our series of short talks on aspects of local history. Here we talk about ringforts and lime kilns, – 4 policemen in 4 Irish police forces, – a forgotten Mass path, – gravestone iconography, – and the division of the Cooke estate at Rathmoy.


Tipperary Education and Training Board

TETB have short tutorials available for community education if anyone would like to avail of them from TETB Youtube channel

The videos cover a wide range of topics.


  Pic of the Past

Joe Boyle, Ballyroan, a noted actor and drama producer

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