Borrisoleigh Website Committee wish you a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas
Welcome home to those who are visiting family for Christmas
Members of the Léiriú group with Councillors Michael Smith & Willie Kennedy
2014 came to an exciting end for the members of Borrisoleigh’s All-Ireland winning Léiriú group when they were awarded a Civic Reception by Tipperary Co. Council at Damer House, Roscrea in acknowledgement of their achievement. In welcoming the group on behalf of the Council, current Chairperson of Thurles / Templemore Municipal District, Michael Smith, reminded all present that the last recipient of a Civic Reception in Roscrea was Former President of Ireland, Mary Mc Aleese. He led the tributes to the talented Borrisoleigh group and to members of Coláiste Phobal, Roscrea’s All-Ireland winning hurling team. This was a great honour for our group, all of whom were presented with special certificates in recognition of their achievement in bringing All-Ireland honours to Tipperary. All associated with Borrisoleigh Léiriú Team would like to express their gratitude to Tipperary Co. Council for according them such a special event. Unavoidably missing from the photograph is Aaron Rabbitte and all concerned send best wishes to him and all the family in sunny Australia!
Kay Ryan addressing the reception
Tom Toomey presenting his book to John Connors with Seán Hogan
On 2nd December local man John Connors presented a lecture entitled "Seán Hogan – His Life & Times" in the Community Centre. It was a historic occasion with the guests in attendance including Seán Hogan, son of the rescued man; Stan O’Brien, son of John Joe O’Brien, one of the rescuers; Neil Sharkey, son of the photographer who captured all the historic photographs of the period; Tom Toomey, author and historian; the other Seán Hogan, author of "The Black and Tans in North Tipperary", who introduced the main speaker, and the man himself, John Connors, now a Historian and Lecturer!
Seán Hogan and Stan O’Brien
The other Seán Hogan presenting his book to Neil Sharkey
Michael Delaney presenting a momento of the occasion to Seán Hogan
John with Sheila & Marie taking a well earned rest!
Trip to the Galtee Mountains in October
We would like to wish everyone a Very Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for 2015.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported us during the last 13 months. There are too many to name check but your support is greatly appreciated. We would love to see you out on our rambles in 2015.
Looking forward to a good year of walking.
Danielle being presented with her award by coach Sandra Gillick
Danielle Ryan, Pallas Street received an Award for Track Athlete of the Year 2014 at Templemore Athletic Club Track and Field Awards presentation night recently. Well done Danielle!!
St. Cualán’s committee would like to thank everyone who contributed so generously to their church gate collection last weekend. The amount of €806.57 was collected. We would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
The children in Fifi’s Tots preschool put on a Christmas show for parents, family and friends on Friday morning last. They did the nativity play followed by some Christmas songs. Well done to all the children, ye were brilliant and I hope Santa is very good to you all. Happy Christmas.
Happy Christmas from all the students and staff at Scoil Naomh Cualán.
A carol service was held in the school hall on Tuesday 16th of December and was a great opportunity to get the whole school together to celebrate.
Sixth Class in Scoil Naomh Cualán recently presented Charles Dickens, "A Christmas Carol" for their Christmas play.
Scrooge & the Ghost of Christmas to Come
All the cast
Donnelly family, Chapel Street
Liam, Biddy, Pakie, Sally, John and Mary
Tom Joe Spillane and Tom Tierney performing in Jim of the Mills 1988
Committee: Enda Ryan, Noreen Fahy, Margaret Cowan, Marie McGrath, Aileen Óg Groome and Derry O’Donnell
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