Borrisoleigh Historical Society

Borrisoleigh Historical Society and Sr. Aine Historical Society Templemore have agreed to share information between both societies as a way of promoting and learning from each other. Activities of both societies will be posted on Facebook. Please check here weekly for updates.

Ireland V’s Latvia

Martin O’Neill, Shane Long and Roy Keane meet their heroes Joe and Michael Kennedy (Borrisoleigh) and Jim and Paudie Kinane (Barnane) following Irelands win over Latvia last friday night!!

Junior C: Our Junior C team take on Silvermines this Saturday in Templederry at 2pm in the North Final. As this will be the last game that the club will be involved in 2013 we hope to see a big turnout from supporters. The team will be hoping to add to the league final that they won a few weeks ago.

Club Gear: The last order of gear will be put in soon in order to have it ready for Christmas. Mark Stapleton will be taking orders and can be contacted on 086 8143486. All orders must be paid for up front.

AGM: The AGM of Borris-Ileigh GAA will take place on Sunday 15th of December at 18:30. All nominations and amendments are to be sent to secretary.borrisileigh.tipperary@gaa.ie

Walking Track: We hope to have the lights working on the new walking track in a little over a week. We ask people who bring their dogs to keep them on a leash AT ALL TIMES and to clean up and dirt. This track is for everybody and we want as many people as possible to enjoy it.


The North final of Scor na Nog takes place on Fri Nov 29 in Birdhill at 8pm. At present we have entries in Solo song, instrumental music, novelty act and set dancing. If there is anyone still interested in taking part in recitation or ballad group we would love to hear from you. The winners from the North go forward to the Co. final the following Fri Dec 6 in Holycross again at 8pm.

There are a few changes to Scor na Nog this year. The main change is that there will be no question time for the North final and the Co. final of question time will be held seperately to the rest of the competitions. If anyone has any interest in taking part please contact any of the committee and you will be notified once a date has been set.

Set dancing classes continue every monday night in the Marian Hall from 6.45pm. If anyone has set dancing shoes which they no longer require we would very much appreciate to get them. They could be dropped to the hall any monday night or contact any committee member and we could arrange to pick them up.

Suir Haven Table Quiz

For further information please contact Kathleen Ryan, Cooleen on 0879865909 or 0504 52307

Borrisoleigh Tidy Towns

Following our last meeting we are looking for representatives from each area of Borrisoleigh to come to a meeting on November 28th at 8pm in the community centre to discuss ideas to enhance all parts of our town.

A good turnout is necessary to ensure that no where is excluded.

 Borrisoleigh Community Development Association 

Annual Launch

Borrisoleigh Community Development Association would like to sincerely thank all individuals and organisations who contributed articles to our 2013 publication. The Annual will be launched on Friday 29th November in The Bothy at 7.30pm. Cheese and wine reception. The Annual will be on sale on the night for €10.
All are welcome.

St. Cualans Social Club

St. Cualans social club will hold their annual christmas party on December 8th commencing with mass at 2pm followed by dinner, music and a bit a craic. If you or someone you know would like to join us please give names to any committee member.

Christmas Lights

Borrisoleigh are lighting up this year with a memorial Christmas tree in the square on December 8th.
Lights will be turned on at 6pm by Santy. More information to follow…….

Christmas at The Bothy

Fair of Borris Social

The Community Centre is delighted to be hosting the annual Fair of Borris Social Dance on Saturday 23rd of November at 9:00pm. It is a fantastic night of dancing, craic agus ceol! There will be music by The Castle Trio and guest artists. There will also be an exhibition of dancing by some of our Strictly Come Dancing stars.
A great night is guaranteed!

 Congratulations Mark!

Mark Shanahan receiving his Level 6 Advanced certificate Craft – Vehicle repairs. In the picture Martin Brett Mayor of Kilkenny, Mark Shanahan and Paul O’Toole Director General of FAS.

Mark is past pupil of Fantane and St Joseph’s Borrisoleigh

Borrisoleigh Text Alert

The newly formed text alert committee are hosting an Information night in the Marian Hall on
Friday 29th November at 7.30pm.

A representative from Muintir na Tire will be present and will provide information on how to expand text alert to the entire Parish.

All are Welcome.

For more information contact Michael Ryan 087 – 2898873 or Mary Ryan 087 – 7667040

Under 16’s with Managers Nora O’Brien and Liam Stapleton

Under 18’s with Kathleen Scanlon, Liam Stapleton and Mary Stapleton

Under 10’s

Under 8’s with Brendan Fanning and Triona Fitzgerald

Under 12’s

Under 14’s with Nora O”Brien and Liam Stapleton

Under 10’s receiving new jerseys

On Saturday the 16th November we held a presentation night for our underage teams in the Community Centre. The girls were presented with certificates for their dedication throughout the year. A new set of jerseys for our under 10 team was also purchased and unveiled on the night.This was followed by a disco The club would like to thank all those who contributed in any way towards making the night a success the parents deserve a particular mention as they provided an abundance of food for the night.
Next Saturday the 23rdNovember we will have our Annual General Meeting in the park at 7 p.m. All members aged 16 and over are eligible to vote. Nomination papers are available in Walsh’s Costcutters and must be returned by Wednesday the 20th November. We would like to take this opportunity to encourage everybody to attend and those interested in getting involved to come along. It is a great way to get to know people and give back to your community. The club is growing and additional volunteers are always needed. Volunteers are vital to the organisation and management of Borris-IleighCamogie Club.The time, dedication and energy they devote are of the utmost importance in keeping the club running and working well. Without volunteers the club would find it difficult to function and may cease to exist. This shows volunteers are extremely valuable and deserve praise, thanks and recognition. Anyone can volunteer, whether they are young, old, male, female, able bodied, disabled, employed, unemployed.

Administration: Camogie club merchandise now available Hoodies, tracksuits, t-shirts, jerseys and raincoats available. See Advertising Section of www.borrisoleigh.ie for pictures. If interested please contact Caroline at 086 1522716. You can also follow us on Facebook.

Borrisoleigh Hillwalking Club

First outings of the new hillwalking group on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November.
Group to meet at 9.00am each morning at rear car park of Shanahan’s service station.
BOOTS ESSENTIAL. Also recommended are raingear and something to eat and drink (Snack).
Easy to moderate walk of between 2 to 3 hours walking. Looking forward to seeing you all!

May He Rest In Peace

The death has occurred of William Connors, 1924 – 2013. He was interred last Tuesday the 12th November. We offer our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.

St. Theresa’s N.S

New Parish Centre in Araioses Ma. Brasil !

I am glad to inform the Borrisoleigh Website readers of the recent inauguração of our new Parish Centre in my parish here in Araioses, Maranhão Brasil. This building has been done with a major participation of the people of Borrisoleigh and Templederry who have constantly supported me in my work over the years. The principle function of this building is to offer to the poorer people a place where they can meet for a cup of coffee when they come to the town or chat with one of us priests, ( or a lay person trained to listen), to those who wish to share with us their problems and difficulties. We are three priests here in the parish and each day one of us offers a confession or counselling service in the New Secretaria. Its an important service to a people who are denied access to other professional helpers, such as psychologists and lawyers and other social workers. The other two priests with me are Brasileiros and are much younger than me and obviously have a much greater appeal to the people than the old Padre Matias !!
I´d just like to say thanks to all who have been supporting my work here in Brasil and especially to those who have been sending me money over the last few years through Marian Harrington from Templederry. She has been a marvellous support to to our Redemptorist Mission here in Brasil. So I finish up wishing you all a very Happy Christmas ! Matt


There´s a great variety to life on the Missions !!!. I generally use the Motor Bike to go to the Masses in the interior, but I also go at times by boat and often people come to meet me with a horse or mule when the roads are very bad.I am very lucky here to have two very good young padres with me and they prefer the town work to the County-side. I love hitting off to the hills and valleys and islands in the parish. It wasn´t by chance that I was born and brought up in the very rural setting of Cooleen !

Pic of the Past….Down Memory Lane


Back:John McGrath, Mick Collins,
Paddy Delaney, Tony Rabbitte and Tom Kiely
Front: Michael Small and Sgt. Pat Forde
(On the occasion of Pat Forde’s departure from Borrisoleigh)

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Committee: Enda Ryan, Noreen Fahy, Margaret Cowan, Marie McGrath, Aileen Óg Groome, Derry O’Donnell and Michael Carey

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