Official Opening of Borrisoleigh Community Centre  

Brendan Maher and Paddy Stapleton make ‘the cut’ to officially open The New Borrisoleigh Community Centre

On the 26th of March 2011, as clocks were put forward, the Community of Borrisoleigh also moved forward by celebrating the official opening and blessing of our magnificent Community Centre.

As the evening Mass concluded the crowds moved the short journey to be greeted by Fr. Liam Everard, PP and The Management Committee. Fr Liam blessed the Centre and local hurling heroes Brendan Maher and Paddy Stapleton cut the maroon and white, and blue and gold tapes to officially open Borrisoleigh Community Centre.

Everybody then moved into the ambiance and comfort of the new surroundings which were filled to capacity. Sean Crowley of North Tipperary Leader Partnership spoke of Leader’s involvement in the project. Kathleen Kennedy on behalf of the Parish Renewal Group gave a very comprehensive address. Fr Liam concluded the speeches with words of wit and wisdom interspersed with quotations from poets and scholars.

The large gathering was then treated to live entertainment by the Borrisoleigh Set Dancers, Clodagh Macra, Ballad Group, Ceolthas, Soloists Paddy Dolan and Hazel Holland.

As the soloists were singing so too were the kettles in the kitchen. Just in time for the well organised Volunteer Committee to serve a delightful cup of tea and finger food to everyone. This set the scene for a night of community interaction in a manner which could not have been previously facilitated.

We are very proud of this magnificent centre and the achievements involved in its erection during harsh economic times. Borrisoleigh Community Centre is now open for business to the local and wider community. Bookings and further information may be had by telephoning Marissa at (0504) 50643 between 9.30a.m. and 12.30p.m. from Monday to Friday.

The assembled crowd at the Official Blessing

The newly opened Borrisoleigh Community Centre

Sean Crowley of ‘Leader’ delivering his address

Borrisoleigh Ceoltas entertaining the crowd

Borrisoleigh Set Dancers tripping the light fantastic!

Brendan and Paddy with Fr. Liam and Declan

Brendan chatting with Sadie, Pat, Philly and Grace

Paddy and Hazel regale the crowd with their beautiful singing

Local parishioners enjoying the hospitality in our New Centre

Four lovely lassies from Borris! 

A younger version of ‘Four lovely lassies from Borris’!

The Boyle Clan at the official opening

Our local talent share their singing talent with the crowd

Kathleen Kennedy recalls the story of the birth of our new community centre

C’mere ’til I tell ya!

Havin’ a laugh and enjoyin’ the night!

Good man Pat! – Eyes on the ball please!!!!!

 May She Rest in Peace

Freda Hennessy R.I.P.

The death occurred on Monday 28 March of Freda Hennessy of Dawson’s Bog, Templederry and formerly of Ballyroan, Borrisoleigh. Her Funeral Mass took place in the Sacred Heart Church Borrisoleigh on Thursday 31st March with burial in St. Brigid’s Cemetery. We offer our deepest sympathies to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.

 Confirmation Day in Borrisoleigh 

Archbishop Clifford with Mrs Ryan and Ms. Harrison with the Confirmation Class from Scoil Bhríde, Fantane

Congratulations to the group of twenty-nine young people from the parish who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Sacred Heart Church, Borrisoleigh on Friday 1st April. Archbishop Dermot Clifford celebrated the ceremony in the company of the local priests Frs Liam Everard PP, Michael Barry CC and Nicholas Irwin CC. After the ceremony all were invited to the new community centre for light refreshments. A great day was had by all and the people of The Parish are proud of the young people from the three local schools, Scoil Bhríde, Fantane, St. Patrick’s Boys and St. Tereasa’s Girls, Borrisoleigh who received their Confirmation.

Archbishop Clifford with Mrs Butler, Mrs Fitzpatrick, Mrs Keneally and The Confirmation Class from St. Theresa’s Girls’ School

Archbishop Clifford with Mrs. Ryan, Mrs Murray, Mr. Small and the Confirmation class from St. Patrick’s Boys’ School

Michaela with her family and friends

Enjoying a nice cuppa tea in the Community Centre after the ceremony

Archbishop Clifford with Frs Everard, Irwin and Barry and altar servers Liam, Laura, Daniel and Orla

Tara with her brother Tommy and dad and mam Pat and Phyllis

Avril with sisters Emma and Lorna and dad and mam Bobby and Elaine

John with his family, brother James, mam Trisha, dad Denis and brothers Daniel and Donnacha 

Nickey with parents Frank and Patrice

Aedin with her family on the day of her Confirmation

 Gurteeny Greets ‘Liam’!

Cliona, Christine, Kate, Aedin & Jane holding the Liam McCarthy Cup when it visited Gurteeney

Proud Tom holding the cup with David & Cathal getting a turn also

 Dancing Display in the Marian Hall

In the Marian Hall on Monday night next, the 11th April, the children who attend set dancing lessons every Monday night will put on a display of dancing. They will entertain those present with all they have learned during the year and maybe teach them a thing or two in the process!! The display begins at 7.00p.m. sharp. All are welcome and admission is free.

 Céilí for Scór


Main St., Templemore
Sunday 17th April

A family fundraising event with many top ceilí dancers, musicians and singers attending.
Bouncy castles, Face Painting, Balloon Man, BBQ & much more!!

Prizes given for best fancy dress on the day

This event is being run in conjunction with TT Ram Rods Easter Run to Crumlin on the 23rd of April.


For more information CONTACT 086 – 0840654 or 086 – 3672435

 Scoil Bhríde, Fantane – Enrolments 

Enrolments are now being taken for September 2011. Any parent wishing to enroll their child is asked to contact the school for an enrolment form (0504) 52220.

 Borrisoleigh Camogie Club 

Under 8 and under 10 training will take place on Tuesday the 12th of April at 7pm in the Town Park. Membership of €10 per child is due and any girl aged 4 years are more than welcome.
Junior Training takes place Thursday the 7th of April at 7.15pm.  Anyone who cannot attend training please contact Jody or Siobhain. We play Silvermines in Silvermines at 6pm on Saturday the 9th of April.

 Pic of the Past… down memory lane

First Lotto Winner in TheMarian Hall Draw

Back: Michael Donoghue, Michael Maher, Kathleen Ryan, Seamus Ryan, Liam O’Mahony, Jim Farrell and Timmy McSherry
Middle: Rev. Jimmy O’Donnell, Bernie Stapleton, Josie Treacy, Margaret Madden (at the back), Anne . . . , Nora Butler, Nancy Harkins and Liam Stapleton
Front: Gerry Ryan, Noirír Horrington (winner), Sadie Tynan and Kathleen Kennedy

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