24 April 2024

Meals on Wheels

Candle Lit Vigil for Gaza

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club headed off to the Nicholas Mosse pottery factory in Bennettsbridge and to Arboretum Home and Garden Centre Leighlinbridge Carlow last Friday.  We had a lovely day . The bus was loaded with plants/flowers coming home so our members were going to avail of the good weather over the weekend and get planting. Thanks to Seamus our bus driver from Callanans who was very helpful on the day.  We are already looking forward to our next trip. 


There is a group heading to The Source Thurles this Thursday to see Declan Nerney and friends in concert. Hopefully they will have a great night. 

There will be a member of the Citizens Information Centre coming to give advice and information to our members on Tues April 30th at 2.30pm in the Community Centre Borrisoleigh.  All members welcome. 
Our next monthly meeting takes place on Wed May 1st at 7pm in the Community Centre Borrisoleigh.
We are off this Friday to the Nicholas Mosse pottery factory, Bennettsbridge and Arboretum Home and Garden Centre. Paulstown, Kilkenny.  The bus will leave the Borrisoleigh GAA grounds at 9.30am. 


Parish News

Anam Cara
Upcoming Bereavement Information and support evening for parents, that is taking place on Thursday 2nd May 2024 in the Milford Care Centre. 
Mater Dei Education

One Day Conference exploring options for primary & secondary education. Join parents and teachers for a one-day conference exploring your options for both primary & secondary education. Sunday 28th April from 10.30am, Mass @ 11am, Celebrant: Bishop Paul Connell, Keynote Speaker: Fr. Conor McDonough O.P. De La Salle Retreat Centre, Castletown, Co. Laois, R32 N6D8. Lunch provided. Cost €10. To register and find out more visit www.materdeieducation.ie, email: info@materdeieducation.ie or phone: 021 2021 229. 

Timetable for the day:

10.30am: Registration

11 am: Holy mass presided by Bishop Paul Connell

12 noon: Lunch

1pm: Homeschooling at Primary and Secondary Level with Mater Dei Education: an Irish classical curriculum – Grace Cantillon-Murphy

1:30pm: Attending a classical school and teaching at Mater Dei Academy – Ms. Claire Guernsey

2pm: Catholic schooling during the Penal Times – Fr. Conor McDonough, O.P

2.30pm: Tea break

3pm: School, Home Education, or a Hybrid: Which is Right for my Child?

Panel Discussion

National Pilgrimage for Life


The first National Pilgrimage for Life, organised by the Council for Life of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, will be celebrated on Saturday 4th May in Knock Shrine.  The pilgrimage begins with Anointing of the Sick in the Basilica at 2.30pm, followed by Mass at 3pm and Rosary Procession after Mass, weather permitting. Main celebrant and homilist will be Archbishop Francis Duffy.  We invite you to join us in Knock to celebrate the gift of life and to pray for the protection of all human life.


  • Congratulations to Denis, Eamonn, Ciarán, Tess, Nicole & Julianne and the Tipperary Camogie Team on winning the league final recently. Well done to all. 
  • Wishing Ava and Aoife and the Tipperary Minor Camogie Team the best of luck in the All-Ireland Final next weekend. 


 Thought for the week

Life is like a piano. White keys are the happy moments & the black keys are the sad moments. Both keys are played together to give us the sweet music called life.

Eucharistic Adoration


Knitting and Crochet Group

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

Book Launch

Many thanks to all of Borrisoleigh that turned out in such numbers to support the launching of the book, – “Mariupol, – A City of Grief and Fear” — The book gives harrowing accounts by people that survived the siege of that city.

John Flannery, Nenagh, who was MC for the event.

Vladimir Hlaholyk, a concert violinist from Lviv, who played some of famous Ukrainian composer Myroslav Skoryk's classical airs

Vladimir Hlaholyk, a concert violinist from Lviv, who played some of famous Ukrainian composer Myroslav Skoryk’s classical airs

Jim Moriarty, Ballyheigh, Kerry, who read from the diaries of Katherina Savenko

Mary Alice O’Connor, Tipperary Town, who also read from the Slavenko diaries

Yuliia Smyrnova, from Kharkiv, who addressed the gathering

Alexander Blackly, Fermoy, from the voluntary organisation, Helping Irish Hosts

Natalyia Hlayolyk leads in the singing of Ukraine’s famous anthem of resistance, “Chervona Kalyna”

Ludmila Zubok from Charniiv, Ukraine. The city was attacked by a Russian airstrike on the previous Tuesday. Friends and relatives of Ludmila were killed and seriously injured

Seamus Hanafin, Leas Chathaoirleach of Tipperary County Council, addresses the meeting

The Ukrainians present on the night, proudly sing their Anthem

With Tatyana Olefir and Yuri. On Saturday morning last, a bomb dropped on the city of Odessa, near to Tatyana’s home, killing many of her former neighbours

Karina Ryan, Borrisoleigh, who took charge of sales on the night

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

Chair Yoga


Pic of the Past

Tom McSherry, Pallas Street

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