Update of School Closures 
(This notice was posted on the website on Saturday January 9th)

All national and secondary schools are to remain closed until Thursday 14 January, Minister for Education Batt O’Keefe announced on Friday 8th January. The decision was taken following a review of the weekend weather forecast at a meeting of the Government’s Emergency Response Committee.

The Minister accepts that the closures will cause inconvenience but said the safety of students, teachers and parents was more important. The decision comes amid growing fears among school principals and boards of management about the impact of further severe weather on school communities. It will be widely welcomed by them.

A decision on whether Ireland’s 4,000 schools will remain closed or re-opened later next week will be made following a review by the Committee at a meeting on Tuesday.

Scoil Bhride Fantane Closed Until Next Monday

Due to the current freezing weather conditions Scoil Bhride Fantane will remain closed on health and safety grounds until Monday next Jan 11th at the earliest.

 Trip to California 

Brendan Maher and Paddy Stapleton recently set out to California with The Tipperary Team


 Foróige Youth Club 

Foroige will resume this Friday @ 8.30pm sharp. A full attendance would be great, as plans have to be made for the next few weeks and months!!


 May He Rest in Peace 

Tommy Ryan, Coolataggle R.I.P.

The death has occurred on Tuesday December 29th of Tommy Ryan of Coolataggle. His Funeral Mass took place in the Sacred Heart Church Borrisoleigh on Thursday 31st December with burial in St. Brigid’s Cemetery. We offer our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.

 St. Patrick’s BNS Christmas Concert  

To view more photos of the St. Patrick’s BNS Christmas Concert held in the Marion Hall before Christmas click here:

 Guess Who?! 

Can you name any or all of the characters in this photo? It was submitted by the little boy on the donkey (now a Tall Fellow), his name is in the clue!!! The answer will be given in next week’s current news.

 Visitors from Queensland 

Kellie Kelly with her Australian visitors in Currabaha over Christmas

Enjoying Christmas lunch with the Australians

Kellie with her Aunty Marie, Uncle Stephen, cousin Damien and his girlfriend Emma

Introducing the Australians to our native sport in frosty conditions!!!

 All dressed up and SNOW where to go! 

Despite the cold spell of late some locals were not deterred from braving the elements. Fr. Michael is seen here on his latest gadget (a contraption for pulling his wheelchair) challenging Catherine Harty to a race on her new set of wheels! The event was witnessed by Ruby Cahill who took this photograph. The winner, it has to be said, is too much of a lady to gloat about her victory (he hopes!).

 Recent Birthday 

Sarah Cowan recently celebrated her 20th Birthday pictured here with Louise Fahy


 Pic of the of Past… down memory lane  

County Final 1949
Seán Kenny leads Borrisoleigh to victory

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