Borrisoleigh Website Committee wish you a very happy and peaceful Christmas wherever you may be in the world
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Church at Christmas
Confessions will be heard on Monday evening (23rd Dec) at 7p.m. in The Sacred Heart Church (Visiting Confessor)
Christmas Eve: 7.00p.m. (Borrisoleigh)
Christmas Day: 9.30a.m. (Ileigh) 11.00a.m. (Borrisoleigh)
Scór Na bPáistí competitions will be early in the New Year, so the holidays will be a good time to start practicing for the different events.
Also don’t forget if you want to enter the question time for Scór na Nóg get your names in as soon as possible as the Co. final is on Jan 18th and names have to be registered by Jan 10th. Winners of the Co. Final go straight through to the All Ireland final.
Borrisoleigh Historical Society
The newly formed Borrisoleigh Historical Society would like to thank all who supported our Historical Walk of Borrisoleigh during the "Gathering"..It was a very enjoyable occasion. We then welcomed Mr. John Flannery, Ormond Historical Society Nenagh who delivered the inaugural lecture of the Society on Corporal Lewis Ryan who was born in Coarsepark, Borrisoleigh in 1892. Our second lecture was delivered by Mr. Sean Hogan, Author of "Black & Tans in North Tipperary". Both lectures were outstanding and we sincerely thank both gentlemen. We also thank everyone who supported the lectures and who helped us in any way since we commenced. Looking forward to more exciting lectures and field trips in 2014. New members are always welcome. Very happy Christmas to all.
Table Quiz in aid of Suir Haven Cancer Support Centre Thank You
Kathleen Ryan, Cooleen presents Anna Ryan Suir Haven with a cheque for €2303 which were the proceeds of the recent table quiz. Also in the photograph are Mary Callanan, Gerry Ryan and Marie McGrath
Maria Ryan, Enda Ryan and Martin Ryan in third place
Quiz Master Thomas Russell with Kathleen Ryan
Breed Cowan, Stapleton’s Bar and Kathleen Ryan
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Bush and Briar Ramblers
The Bush and Briar Ramblers would like to wish everyone a Very Happy Christmas and we look forward to seeing you out walking in the 2014. We will be organising more outings in the New Year – WATCH THIS SPACE!!!
Sunday 22nd Mid Tipp Hillwalkers – Holly Walk
Meeting in Cashel (opposite the Fire Station)
Departure at 11.00 a.m.
Thursday 26th Borrisoleigh Fun Run/Walk – 5km or 10km
Friday 27th LARCC Devils Bit Charity Walk
Meeting in the Square in Templemore
10.30am – Long walk
12.00pm – Short walk
Braving the elements in Kilcommon
St. Stephen’s Day Fun Run / Walk
The crowd heading off on last years event
The Family Giving Tree is now a well-established feature in our Parish in the lead up to Christmas. It offers people the opportunity of giving with a difference. Families or individuals can purchase a Trócaire life changing gift which will benefit the poor of the developing world. We live in recessionary times, of that there is no doubt, but our Family Giving Tree is just an option that you might like to consider in the run up to Christmas.
the gift of chicks to a family in Kenya (€7);
the gift of a birth cert to children in Somalia (€15);
the gift of school support to a child in Guatemala/Honduras (€30);
the gift of goats to help a family rebuild their lives in DRC (€50);
the gift of legal aid in Guatemala (€65);
the gift of help for grandparents in Kenya/Ethiopia (€85);
the gift of safe motherhood in Somalia and Guatemala (€100);
the gift of water worldwide (€150);
the gift of a house to a family in DRC (€200).
Gifts can be purchased in the usual places: The Post Office; O’Connell’s Pharmacy; Stapleton’s and Coffey’s. On the purchase of a gift you will receive a Card to send to the person in whose name you purchased the gift and a ribbon representing your gift to be attached to the Family Giving Tree in the Sacred Heart Church.
The square in Borris after the ’89 All Ireland. Dermot O Shea, Maurice Hodgers, Paddy Bermingham ( Templemore ) Eddie Moran, Jim Stapleton and Joe Stapleton
Final of the Credit Union Schools quiz in Thurles
Niamh and Laura at the Parish Mission
Santa Claus visited Fifi’s Tots Preschool on Tuesday morning and is pictured here with some very excited children.
Pic of the Past….Down Memory Lane
Back: Mick Fahey, Brendan Maher, Peter Ryan and Toby Kavanagh
Front: Margaret Ryan, Bríd Harty, Marie Ryan and Elaine Stapleton
Committee: Enda Ryan, Noreen Fahy, Margaret Cowan, Marie McGrath, Aileen Óg Groome, Derry O’Donnell and Michael Carey
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