23 August 2023

Community Bike Rides

We have been cycling the greenways for the past two weeks. We cycled 40kms on the Clonmel greenway along the river Suir and last Sunday we cycled 90kms on the Waterford greenway. This was a great achievement for many as it was the longest distance that we ever done. Thanks to everyone who joined us and we are back on the road locally next Sunday. 


Chair Yoga and Meditation

There is active retirement Chair Yoga and Meditation in the Community Centre, Borrisoleigh at 11am on Thursday mornings. They are run in 4 week blocks.  To book ring Nora Shanahan on 087-1473457.

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club

Fr. Hennessy admiring the tree that Pope John Paul 11 planted when he visited back in 1979.

Paddy & Ciss Kennedy (Our own Michael D. & Sabina for the day ). 

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club were back on the road again.  

On Wed they headed off to Killaloe for an evening of Country Music which included Brendan Shine, Trudi Lalor, TR Dallas, Shawn Cuddy & Mick Foster plus many more.  A great night was had and thanks to Trevor for transporting us.

Then on Friday we headed off to Áras an Uachtaráin. We were treated to a guided tour of the house and garden’s which was very enjoyable.  Again thanks to our bus driver which was Paddy this time.  

Our next meeting will be on Wed Sept 6th at 7pm in the Community Centre Borrisoleigh. 


Josephine at the Peace Bell in the Phoenix Park 

Fr. Hennessy took over  Áras an Uachtaráin for a day. 

Bridge also took over Áras an Uachtaráin for a day.

Scór news

If anyone in the parish is interested in entering or wants to know more about it they can contact our chairperson Carol Bradshaw on 086 371 2952.

Eucharistic Adoration

Finn’s Folk Club

Water Tower stop off at Finn’s Folk Club on Wed 30th August!
Frontman Kenny Feinstein (right) has spent more than 15 years curating the band to what it is today. In 2005 he began performing and recording with the Water Tower Bucket Boys then modified members and style as Water Tower String Band. In 2018 he moved from his Portland Oregon roots to Los Angeles where he began the new iteration of the band as known simply as Water Tower.
The core group is made up of three unlikely protégés who came from very different backgrounds to form one great sound of their own. Kenny brings solid string experience (banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar) in his favorite genres of Punk Rock, Old Time Music and Bluegrass. Soon after moving to Los Angeles he met Tommy Drinkard, an audio engineer, songwriter and front-man for his own rock band called Tommy Drinkard and the Remedy.
Tommy who is already a great electric and acoustic guitar player began taking banjo lessons from Kenny and within a year he won first place in intermediate banjo at the highly acclaimed Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Competition. Soon their songwriting collaboration began to take place and songs like “The River Song”, “Fivers” and “AMPM” began to form their sound. Soon after that, they met Jesse Blue Eads a 19 year old jazz bassist who held his own on the banjo.
They met while busking at the beach in Southern California. Unbeknownst to Kenny and Tommy at the time Jesse had just received a Jazz Award from Berklee School of Music. Amazing sounds were heard across the beach as the three met and traded styles and licks for hours including what would become the double banjo performance signature sound in songs like “Take me Back. Together they share their love for Bluegrass, Old Time, Jam Grass while adding their individual infusion of reggae and rock (Tommy Drinkard), Jazz and prog-rock (Jesse Blue Eads) and Punk Rock & Old Time styles (Kenny Feinstein).

Rockshield Programme

The Rockshield Programme recently launched its First Edition on Emotional Wellbeing. This is a step by step guide on how to manage your wellbeing, which we all know is vitally important. Books are available for sale. Contact Joe Ryan, Moakland, Upperchurch on 087 4549564.


Literacy Development Centre Programme Application 2023/24


Just to update you on Application and Registration numbers, where registration is currently ongoing.


  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Teaching in Adult and Further Education (60 Credits L8) –  2 places remaining


  • Bachelor of Arts in Adult and Further Education (60 Credits – L7) 5 places remaining


  • Higher Certificate in Adult and Further Education (120 Credits L6) 2 places remaining


  • Higher Certificate in Literacy Development (120 Credits L6) 2 places remaining


  • Certificate in Adult Literacy Studies (30 Credit L6) 5 places remaining


  • Certificate in Teaching Literacies (30 Credit L6) 11 places remaining


Please apply here: Literacy Development Centre Programme Application 2023/24

Chef required for Meals on Wheels Service





Borrisoleigh Historical Society

Pic of the Past

Con and Alice Ryan, Grange

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