We Wish you a Merry Christmas 

Borrisoleigh Website Committee wish you a very happy and peaceful Christmas wherever you may be in the world

 Advertising/Diary of Events 

Don’t forget to check our Advertising/Diary of Events section here 

 Church at Christmas 

Confessions will be heard on Monday evening (23rd Dec) at 7p.m. in The Sacred Heart Church (Visiting Confessor)

 Christmas Masses 
Christmas Eve: 7.00p.m. (Borrisoleigh)
Christmas Day: 9.30a.m. (Ileigh) 11.00a.m. (Borrisoleigh)



The last set dancing class before Christmas was last Monday night and we had a visit from the man himself Santa. There was a great question/answer session with Santa, sing song and party games. A big thanks to Santa for taking time out of his busy schedule to visit us. Set dancing classes will resume on Jan 6th.

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.

We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and New Year.
Borrisoleigh Scór Committee.

 Borrisoleigh Historical Society 

Delia Ryan and Teresa Kiely make a presentation to Marie and John Hackett at a recent meeting of Borrisoleigh Historical Society which was held in Hackett’s Cottage, Summerhill.

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

A very successful Table Quiz was held in Stapleton’s Bar, Borrisoleigh on Friday 22nd November 2013. A total of €2303 was raised. All the proceeds were donated to Suir Haven Cancer Support Centre which is funded by North Tipperary Hospice. Kathleen Ryan, Cooleen would like to thank all those who sponsored prizes, Quiz Master Thomas Russell, Breed Cowan and staff and all who helped out on the night. Finally thanks to all who attended on the night and who contributed so generously.

Winning Team 

Kathleen Ryan congratulates the winning team Gerard Ryan, Seamus Ryan and Julie Treacy

In second place were Paul and Maeve Slattery, Mary Ryan and TF Stapleton with Kathleen Ryan

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

For more photographs from the night please click here

 Bush and Briar Ramblers 

On Saturday, December 14th 2013, the Bush and Briar Ramblers got their first taste of winter walking conditions with a windy and wet morning hike in the hills around Kilcommon on the Pilgrim Loop. Well done and thank you to the 10 hardy walkers who braved the elements and made this an enjoyable and inspiring experience. Special thanks to Tony Madden and Margaret O’Connor for keeping the group on the right path. On route we visited the Penal Mass Rock and at the end we took a stroll around the Kilcommon Prayer Garden.
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!!!

In the meantime here are some events over the next few weeks that you might be interested in:
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 

Need to run off the Turkey?! The annual Borrisoleigh Fun Run/ Walk in aid of the new Community Centre is on the 26th of December at 11am. The 10km run starts at 11am and the 5km walk starts at 11:10am. The registration and starting point is located in the church grounds and is open from 10am. It is 10 euro for adults, 5 euro for children or 20 euro for a family or you can obtain a sponsorship card from the community centre between 9:30 am and 12:30pm. We hope to see you there!

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.
This year’s selection of gifts include:

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.

 Old Photographs 

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

 Parish Mission 

Niamh and Laura at the Parish Mission

 Fifi’s Tots Preschool 

Santa Claus visited Fifi’s Tots Preschool on Tuesday morning and is pictured here with some very excited children.

 Text Alert Committee 

Members of the Text Alert Committee are currently calling to houses in the Parish to provide people with the opportunity to join the system. If no one has contacted you and you are interested in joining please contact the following: Michael Ryan 087 – 2898873 or Mary Ryan 087 – 7667040

 Pic of the Past….Down Memory Lane 

 Scór na nÓg Munster Finalists (Figure Dancing) 2003
Back: Mick Fahey, Brendan Maher, Peter Ryan and Toby Kavanagh
Front: Margaret Ryan, Bríd Harty, Marie Ryan and Elaine Stapleton

 Your Website Needs You 

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

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