Borrisoleigh Community and Development Association
The Borrisoleigh Community and Development Association are producing an Annual for 2011. We are asking all clubs and associations in the area to submit an article for the annual to include what happened within the club during 2011 with photos if possible. If any individuals would like to pen an article of something that happened in 2011 or an historical article we would also welcome these. Please e-mail all articles and accompanying photos to email@example.com. Please note that the deadline for submission of articles is 12 noon on Friday 2nd December 2011 but we would appreciate if articles could be submitted as soon as possible. We cannot guarantee that articles received after this date will be published.
Please note change of email address. Articles and photographs to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and not email@example.com as previously advertised.
Fair of Borris Dance 2011
Following on from the success of last year’s Fair of Borris Social, The Management Committee of the Community Centre decided to run another one this year. A large crowd came in their dancing shoes and really enjoyed the night of dancing to the ever-popular and traditional style of music by the Castle Trio. Thanks to all who volunteered with the refreshments etc. Míle buíochas! A great night was had by all.
Austin Kearney, Mick Kennedy, Mary and Jack Ryan enjoying the music
Charlie Bracken from Thurles with Nancy Lynch at the Fair of Borris Social last Saturday November 26th. Charlie can be seen on the right dismounting his sturdy steed (A Massy Ferguson 5435) on which he travelled to Borris for his night out! Tis just as well he had a nice ‘n’ cosy cab for the trip given the night that was in it!
Fitzmaurice Ryan, Tom and Mairead Bradshaw enjoyng the Fair of Borris Dance
The Castle Trio!
Albanian Building Project 2011
Don Ryan and Noreen & Barry Ryan with Kieran Byrne from Wexford (founder of the ‘Heart to Hand’ Charity) at a recent gathering in Holycross after this year’s Albanian Building Project.
The Borrisoleigh Website Committee recently learned that three members of our local community travelled to Albania with the Charity ‘Heart to Hand’ – an Irish based charity that has been working in eastern Europe for the last number of years where they have been building churches, repairing, decorating and painting orphanages, installing water pumps, roofing domestic homes, installing generators and other works.
Since 2005 many men and women have been involved in these projects, travelling at their own expense and also they help to raise funds for materials to be used on each occasion. Working mainly with the Sisters of Charity, (Mother Theresa Order) who give direction on the projects to be undertaken these trips are completed within six or seven days working from dawn to dusk (or beyond).
The organising group (based in Holycross – Ballycahill) wish to express their gratitude to all who have supported, financially and in other practical ways their work, and they say that what is achieved each year would not have been possible without the help of so many. Well done to Barry, Noreen and Don for adding their ‘tuppence halfpenny worth’ to the project this year. (Gerry Ryan of Cooleen travelled with the project last year.)
Behind the Counter in Covent Gardens
Joe Loughnane with his cousin Fergal Nolan pulling pints in The Coach and Horses, Covent Garden on Sunday 20th November. There’s no rest Joe!!
Arts, Crafts and Local Enterprise Expo
The Commuity Centre in Borrisoleigh was alive with activity on Sunday afternoon last as a large number of local entrepreneurs displayed their wares. The sixteen stalls in all just goes to show the array of talent and entrepreneurship that is alive and well in our local community.
This was a first for the local Community Centre but promises not to be the last. Thanks to all who took the time and effort to come along and ‘strut their stuff’ and to all who came to volunteer their services so as to ensure that a spirit of hospitality greeted the visitors who came along. Well done to all concerned.
Some of the visitors to the Arts, Crafts and Local Enterprise Expo in the Community Centre looking for a bargain in the run up to Christmas.
Mary Sheridan Maher displays her specially designed Card Creations for all occasions at the arts, crafts and local products expo at The Community Centre on Sunday 27 November. Contact Mary at (0504) 51724 or (086) 2412927.
Christy and Betty Slattery (Latteragh Craft) displaying the wide variety of their products at the arts, crafts and local products expo at The Community Centre on Sunday 27 November.
Barbara and Michael Atik display photos of their respective products. Barbara sells a variety of vegetables in The Square, Borrisoleigh every Friday from 9am to 2pm. Michael makes pollytunnels to order (any size) and will deliver direct to the customer. For further information contact Michael at (087) 3112354.
Rena Ryan and her daughter Clodagh display Juanita Ryans (Bath & Body) range of different fragrances and handmade soaps (including a kiddies range).
Tracy Devanney and her daughter Tia display Tracey’s Cakes (By Design) at the arts, crafts and local products expo at The Community Centre on Sunday 27 November. Tracy can be contacted at (0504) or (087) 2109666.
Three generations of the ‘The Sullivans’ at The Expo
Jennifer Hill displaying her wares at the arts, crafts and local products expo at The Community Centre on Sunday 27 November. Tiarabelle (Bespoke, Contemporary & Classic Designs). Handmade tiaras and accessories customised to compliment you. Tiarabelle is based in Mountkinane and offers consultations with customers so they can design their own tiaras to their tastes and budget. Contact Jennifer at (087) 1506768 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Siobhan Stapleton, Nora Ryan, Angela Corcoran and Chris & Martin Bourke enjoying their afternoon at The Expo in The Community Centre.
Donal Ryan with a vast array of his wood turned products at the arts, crafts and local products expo at The Community Centre on Sunday 27 November. For more information or to order contact Donal at (087) 4165305.
Zita Kennedy displays an array of her products at the arts, crafts and local products expo at The Community Centre on Sunday 27 November. Wedding Cakes by Zita – Designed and delivered to any venue – contact (0504) 51312 or (086) 2348019.
Caitríóna and Ciara Murphy display their wide range of handmade custom jewellery at the arts, crafts and local products expo at The Community Centre on Sunday 27 November. Ideal for gift-giving this Christmas or for that special occasion. For more information contact Catríóna at (0504) 50704.
Clíodhna Bourke displays her ‘lava art’ which can be made to order on any size canvas. (No design is too crazy – you decide and Clíodhana will provide!). Contact Clíodhna at (086) 1987861.
Rhona Carroll displays a variety of homemade jams and chutneys at the arts, crafts and local products expo at The Community Centre on Sunday 27 November. Hampers are also available. Contact Rhona at (087) 6166225.
Kellie Kelly and her daughter Leanna displaying Kellie’s handcrafted personalised cards for all occasions and wineglass charms and kitchen wall art. Contact Kellie at (087) 6637097 or visit www.kelliekelly.com
Ann Sullivan at her stall at the arts, crafts and local products expo at The Community Centre on Sunday 27 November. Ann creates Nappy Cakes (Ideal Gift for Mother and Baby). She also creates Christmas table arrangements and wreaths for doors and graves. Contact Ann at (086) 3848333 or visit her on facebook at: NappycakesbyAnn
Amy Delahunt displaying her homemade household textiles including tea cosies, aprons and cushions. Customised to order. Contact Amy at: (087) 2589021.
Angela McSherry, Artist, displays some of her oil paintings at the arts, crafts and local products expo at The Community Centre on Sunday 27 November. For more information or to make a purchase, contact Angela at (086) 8247972.
Seamus Corcoran is bemused by his ‘hands on’ treatment by Aileen Looby at The Expo.
Ann Ryan "Dressmaker", showing all her handy work
BodyTalk Practitioner and Sound Healing Therapist Aileen Looby at her stall at the arts, crafts and local products expo at The Community Centre on Sunday 27 November. Aileen may be contacted at (087) 6765133.
Scor na NÓg
Borrisoleigh-winners of Set Dancing competition in North Final of Scór na nÓg
Templederry-winners of Novelty Act competition
Borrisoleigh-winners of Question Time competition
Numbers: 1, 2, 18, 19
1 Match 3 @ €150
Kay Ryan, Ballina
Next Week’s Lotto Jackpot
Pic of the Past… down memory lane
Maggie Stapleton and Molly Stapleton, Roo, ….., Ned Loughnane, Chapel Street and Margaret Ryan at the wheel of an old Citreon car.
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