Pictured at the launch of the 2013 Annual in The Bothy last Friday night. It is available locally for €10
Ireland & Northern Ireland December 20th
Great Britain & Europe December 19th
USA December 11th
Rest of the World December 6th
Paddy Dolan with Jenny and Sean Ryan
Mary Kiely, Delia Ryan, Biddy Hurley and Ann Ryan enjoying the launch
Paddy Dolan, John Hackett and Michael Delaney
Mary Lanigan-Ryan, Jimmy Stapleton and Fr. Tom Lanigan-Ryan
Mary Costello, Nuala Ryan and Marie Hackett
Mary Kiely, Delia Ryan and Ann Ryan
The O’Dwyer Team with Tipp FM in store
Joey O’Dwyer’s Butchers is celebrating 21 years in business and Tipp FM were broadcasting from the premises on Tuesday 3 December. Congrats folks!!
Katie Shanahan winner of the Solo Song
Next up for us was the Instrumental Music. Our group of Liam Ryan, Joseph Boyle, Ciara Doolan, Leah Harkin and Gretta Atik gave a great display but were very narrowly defeated by Newport. We then had Leiriu. Our group (Kate Delaney, Ciara Ryan, Orla Ryan, Ewan Young, James Ryan, Nicky Cooney, Luke Cooney and Aaron Rabbitte) gave a great performance of history, culture and humour. The night finished up with our set dancers giving a good performance and progress as North Champions to the Co. Final this Friday night in Holycross at 8pm.
We would like to wish all participants the best of luck in the Co.Final and hopefully bring home some silverware to Borris.
Set dancing classes will continue this Mon night starting at 6.45pm.
The children from Barnane school choir and their teacher Maria Bevans (soloist) recorded all five tracks, live in Saint Mary’s Church, Drom recently. A very special guest, 4 year old Sophie Gough (Ann’s daughter) attended on the day and she was very impressed with the beautiful singing and music playing. The cd will be on sale on the night and can be ordered from the school on 0504 31196 or 086 8410855. It will also be available for sale in a number of the local shops in Borrisoleigh and Templemore. The cd costs €10. Proceeds from the sale of our cd are in aid of Barnane N. S. and The Irish Cancer Society.
Anyone who wishes to attend our special concert/launch will be most welcome to attend at Drom Community centre at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th December.
Walking Track: As you may have seen, the lights on the new walking track have been put up. We are just waiting for the connection to the ESB so hopefully the lights will be in operation shortly. There is also the problem of dogs fouling on the new track. We have asked in the last few weeks that people respect the facilities. If this continues to happen dogs will be banned from the track.
Following on from our very successful November walks we have put together a small calendar of walking events happening between now and the end of December:
1. Bush and Briar Ramblers Outing:
On Saturday 14th Dec, leaving Borrisoleigh at 9.00am the Bush and Briar Ramblers will be travelling to Kilcommon to walk the Pilgrim Loop walk. Boots are essential to join our walks. We recommend you carry some rain proof clothing and something to eat and drink for the walk. New comers welcome! There was some confusion last month about timings, so we the meeting times are as follows:
Meeting Place: Rear Car Park of Shanahan’s Service Station
Timings: Meeting at 8.50am for departure at 9.00am
2. Mid Tipp Hillwalkers:
On Sunday 22nd Dec – Annual Holly Walk
This easy ramble is designed to suit the entire family. This year’s walk takes place among the lovely woodland trails of spectacular Glenpatrick, and is always a great social occasion. Wear something Christmassy for a memorable day. For further information contact: Carmel 086-2602133
3. Annual Devils Bit Charity Walk:
On Friday 27th December – In aid of LARCC (Cancer Support Centre)
There are two walks, a long walk and a short walk. For those who want a bit of a challenge the long walk departs at 10.30am and for the recommended and gentler walk the departure time is 12.00 noon. For both walks the meeting place is in the square in Templemore near the Arms Hotel. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Festivities will commence about 7pm with children from the local primary schools who will sing some Christmas songs, followed by a blessing of the tree by Fr. Liam and then Santa Claus will turn on the lights. MORE GREAT TIMES IN BORRISOLEIGH!
Mairead & Mark on their wedding day
Bridesmaids Róisín Ryan, Karina Kennedy & Bridget Cunningham
Fr. Denis Kennedy, uncle of the bride celebrated the wedding mass
The Ryan Clan
Seán Hogan, the author of best-selling book “The Black and Tans in North Tipperary, Policing, Revolution and War 1913 – 1922” will be the guest speaker at Borrisoleigh Historical Society’s second lecture of this season on Tuesday night, 10th December 2013 in the Community Centre at 8pm sharp.
As well as presenting an introduction and overview of his book, Hogan will focus on the events and people in the Borrisoleigh area during this very disturbed period. The national significance of events at the Ragg in March 1920 which saw a young RIC man, John Heanue from Galway and a local IRA volunteer, Tom Dwyer, shot dead will be covered. The story of the shooting of Michael Small near Shevrie in July 1920 and the link to the subsequent shooting of District Inspector Wilson in Templemore will be explained. The ambush at Killoskehane in which two RIC constables were killed will be included. The killing of Patrick Maher a few days before the major attack on Borrisoleigh RIC barracks in June 1921 will feature, as will the importance of the geographical location of Borrisoleigh to the conflict.
Hogan will be hoping to gather additional information on the events and people in and around Borrisoleigh and will be signing copies of the book on the night. As well as being available in the bookshops in Nenagh and Thurles, Hogan’s book is available in Walsh’s shop in Borrisoleigh, Guilfoyles in Templetuohy and Walsh’s Toymaster in Templemore.
Ryan and David helping our TY student Daniel to make our volcano from clay
Eddie moving a can with static electricity
BOOOM!! Our volcano erupts!
Bridget Ryan, Chapel St., John Young, Main St.
and Colette O’ Dwyer, Main St. in the 1960s
Committee: Enda Ryan, Noreen Fahy, Margaret Cowan, Marie McGrath, Aileen Óg Groome, Derry O’Donnell and Michael Carey
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