21 February 2024

Saturday Opening Hours at O’Connell’s Pharmacy

Parish News


Anniversaries & Months Mind

Saturday 24th February @ 7pm:     

Marian O’Mahony, Knockanevin Months Mind

Willie Treacy, Fantane & his parents Martin & Nora, & James & Patrick Shanahan, Grangelough

Imelda & Philip Kenny, Pallas Street

Sarah & Paddy Kennedy, Cronovane & Mary Ryan & her sister Josephine

Pope Francis has written a letter to you. Have you read it? 

You are invited to a four-night Lenten programme facilitated by the Joint Parish Pastoral Teams to review the contents of ‘The Letter’ and to dialogue about how we can care for the earth, our common home, in the light of our Christian faith. [7.30p.m. to 9.00p.m.] with rotating venues as follows: February 28th: McAuley Centre, Templemore, March 6th: Inch Hall, March 13th: Borrisoleigh Community Centre, March 19th: Loughmore Hall.

Celebration of Sacred Song & Music

Wednesday 20th March in Drom, Church at 7.30pm. The choirs of the cluster of parishes will perform. All parishioners of the four parishes are encouraged to come – to enjoy and support the choirs. No charge – this is not a fundraiser.

 Bereavement Support Information Evening 

 Will take place in Milford Care Centre, Education Department on Tuesday 27th February 2024 from 7pm – 8.30pm. The Bereavement Information evening is designed to give general information on grief and bereavement to bereaved people, their family, and friends. Members of the Bereavement Service will be present to provide general information on Grief and Bereavement. The evening will comprise of: Short talk by a Bereavement Counsellor, Different experiences of Grief, Services available, Question Time. The Information Evening is Free

Evangelium Ireland 

 Will host its next Apologetics Conference for young Catholics at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth on Saturday, 16 March. Talks & workshops include: The Gift of the Priesthood, Intro to the Theology of Joseph Ratzinger, Christian Marriage, Female Authors of the Catholic Revival, Christian Metaphysics, St Patrick. Mass will also be celebrated. Cost: €38 including lunch, refreshments, and evening social. For to view the full programme and to register visit www.evangelium.ie or search ‘Evangelium Ireland’ on Eventbrite. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn and pray with other young Catholics!

Thought for the week

Kindness is free, sprinkle it everywhere!

Reader Query

A reader has contacted us with an unusual question and we’re hoping that one of you can help.

This person was passing by Kilfithmone recently and at the crossroads there is a stone, apparently on a plinth (see attached photo). They are wondering if anyone would know anything about this stone, if it might be an old lifting stone, like the one at the cross in Ballingarry, or if it is just decorative.

If you can enlighten us on this question please let us know on info@borrisoleigh.ie 

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club  

We launched our fundraising 45 Drive which takes place on Sat April 6th at 8pm in the Community Centre Borrisoleigh.  Tickets are €10 and can be purchased from any of our members.  Proceeds from this will go to purchasing another few pieces of the outdoor exercise equipment in the park and finishing off the area around it. All support will be appreciated.  

Borris-Ileigh GAA History Book

Hi all,

I’ve been tasked with compiling and writing a history of GAA activity in the primary schools, e.g. North Finals/ County Finals, Primary Game, INTO mini sevens etc.

The more recent history is fairly well documented, however older records are sparse. I don’t want to leave anyone out!

If you are aware of any noteworthy GAA related facts from 1987 to present in relation to Fantane NS, St Theresa’s GNS, St Patrick BNS or Scoil Naomh Cualán please get in contact with me at scoilnaomhcualan@gmail.com. Or you can drop photos, newspaper cuttings etc. into the school and I’ll photocopy or scan what’s needed.  

I’m looking for photos of teams, photos of Primary Game representatives, write ups from finals, coaches that were involved over the years, pupils who went on to represent Tipperary in the various codes, GAA quiz winners etc.

Many thanks for your help,

Michael Small

Knitting and Crochet Group

The Knitting and Crochet Group continues to meet on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 11.30am. New members always welcome.

Meals on Wheels

Eucharistic Adoration


Pic of the Past

The Music Makers
Back: Nora Burns, Eileen Ryan Murray,
Bridget Meagher, Mary Maher and Billy Ryan Murray
In front: Tom Leahy

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