23 December 2020

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Website Committee.  We wish to thank you for all your support throughout 2020.


St. Brigid’s Borrisoleigh Appeal

By supporting our Annual Appeal, you can help a family through this winter.  Your help can get them back on their feet and can give them a brighter future.
This Christmas please support St Brigids SVP Borrisoleigh Annual Appeal by donating through the link below:


St. Stephen’s Run/Cycle in aid of Borrisoleigh Community Centre

St Stephen’s Day Run/Walk/Cycle Cancelled

Due to the uncertainty caused by Covid-19 this Christmas, a decision has been made to call off this years run/walk. Please God next year we’ll be back to normality and we’ll be back bigger and better. Thanks for your support of the last number of years and we look forward to seeing you all on St Stephen’s Day 2021.

Have a happy and safe Christmas

The Community Centre Committee

Parish News

Since I came here three years ago, Christmas masses have been very well attended with full churches. It was heartening to see so many people coming to mass and visiting the crib.

Sadly this year, it will be completely different.  Due to Covid-19 and Government regulations we are limited to 50 people only attending each mass.  Also there have to be one hour between masses to allow for cleaning and ventilation.

  • No one is allowed to congregate on church grounds.
  • The duration of each mass is limited to one hour and this includes people entering and leaving the church.
  • The wearing of face masks is obligatory for everyone over 13 years of age.
  • There will be 3 masses on Christmas Eve and 3 on Christmas Day and they are as follows:


Christmas Eve Thursday 24th December

11am                      Borrisoleigh Church

6pm                       Borrisoleigh Church

8pm                       Borrisoleigh church


Christmas Day Friday 25th December

8am                       Borrisoleigh

9.30am                 Ileigh

11am                      Borrisoleigh


The Community Centre will be open to cater for the overflow of people for three masses i.e.  6pm and 8pm on Christmas Eve and 11am on Christmas morning. Holy Communion will be distributed in the Centre at each of these masses.

Remember there is no obligation to attend mass on Christmas Day. Instead you may like to join as a family in the celebration of mass on-line from Borrisoleigh Church at twitch.tv/borrisoleighandileigh (all one word and all small letters) or you may watch it on R.T.E at 11pm on Christmas Eve and 10am on Christmas Day.


You may like to attend mass on Christmas Eve morning or on one of the twelve days of Christmas i.e. 26th of December – 6th January inc.

Stewards will be in place in the church and in the Community Centre to help and guide you. Please co-operate with them.  Volunteers are needed to clean the church after each mass. Names can be given to Fr. Hennessy, Noreen Ryan or to the parish centre.

Thank you in anticipation for your support, understanding and co-operation. It is very much appreciated.

Finally may I wish you all a very Happy, Holy and Peaceful Christmas and every blessing and happiness for the New Year

Fr. Hennessy.


Old Raleigh Bicycle (Men or Women)

If anyone has an old Raleigh Bicycle pre 1960 model if possible for sale with a view to restoring please contact
Denis Ryan on 086-2470026 or email deniskryan@gmail.com 

Borris-Ileigh Camogie Club Notes

Julieanne is Minor Manager:

Current Tipperary senior camogie player Julieanne Bourke will take charge of the club’s minor team for 2021. Joining her on the management team will be Nora O’Brien.


Other selectors have been ratified for coming year. They are as follows: (Under 10) Siobhán Groome, Carmel Harkin, Seamus Tynan and Joanne Ryan. (Under 12) Christine Rabbitte, Michelle Maher, Pat Keane, Liam Stapleton and Seán Maher. (Under 14) Julie Kelly. (Under 16) Siobhán Stapleton and Jimmy Slattery.


Pic of the Past

Tim and Margaret Costello, Post Office,Pallas Street, grandparents of Mary who is Postmistress at present.

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