24 August 2022

A mile from the village 

Local man PJ McInerney has just published a eBook recounting his memories of growing up in Borrisoleigh in the late 60s and early 70s. It is available for download from Amazon for those with a Kindle device.

History Tour

Tour of St. Michael’s cemetery, Tipperary Town on Friday 26th Aug next. Hear the stories of some well known names of Tipperary and Irish history and also some of the lesser known but equally interesting personalities that are buried there. Assembly outside graveyard at 6.30.

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club are off on the road again.  This Friday they are heading to Bunratty Castle.  They will explore the castle and grounds and have a meal and Céilí to finish off the day. Hope everybody enjoys the day. 

Autumn Trip.  We’ve had to change our Autumn Trip from Westport to Breaffy. On Oct 16 a bus will leave Borrisoleigh and head to Breaffy House Resort Spa Hotel Mayo for a 3 night B&B plus dinner each evening stay. There will 2 days of visiting local and regional attractions.  Cost is €275pps for members. Anybody interested can contact Eileen 087 9849848 or Lucia 0863961211 by this Fri Aug 26 to book a place.

ALONE Visitation Support and Befriending Service

Would you be willing to provide companionship to an Older Person for one hour per week? ALONE are currently seeking volunteers for their Visitation Support and Befriending Service in the Borrisoleigh area. Full training and support provided. If interested please sign up here: https://www.tfaforms.com/4890717
For more information, contact Aoife on Aoife.dennehy@alone.ie.

Parish News

Anniversaries;  Saturday 27th August @ 7pm Mass Maura & Tom Ryan, Coarsepark, Biddy Stapleton and Nellie Patterson

Sunday 28th August @ 9.30 Mass Ileigh Paddy, Sarah and Billy Ryan, Dromgill

Sunday 28th August @ 11am Mass Matt O’Connell, Ballyroan.


Collection: Last Sunday’s collection amounted to €945.


Our Lady of Fatima National Pilgrimage to Holycross Abbey:

Sunday 28th August 2022 Rosary 2.30 pm Stations of the Cross 3pm

Anointing of the Sick 3.40pm Mass-Celebrant Fr. Brendan Walsh 4pm.


Thought for the week: When you know better, you do better.” — Maya Angelou.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg & Knock

Bus will leave on Monday 12th September. Serving Killenaule, Horse & Jockey, Thurles, Templemore, Roscrea, Tipperary Town, Pallasgreen, Birdhill, Nenagh, Birr.
Holy Mass in Knock, Dinner/B&B in the Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran. Tuesday 13th travel to Lough Derg for day Retreat 10am to 4pm.
Meal on return journey @ Gleesons Roscommon.  Cost €190 pps. Deposit €100 by 1st September. If paying by cheque make payable to Lough Derg. Send to Fr Murphy PP Drom or Bridget O’Dea, Loughmore Templemore.  Times will be arranged later.

Photography Exhibition

Due to the the feedback and success of the Nature Photography Exhibition in the Templemore Library during June and July, it has been extended for another month. It will continue as an exhibition for the month of August.
If you haven’t dropped in the see it yet, you still have time, it is worth the effort. You will not be disappointed.


Borrisoleigh Community Development Association

Volunteers wanted! If you have a free hour or two (or more) to help out with maintaining the flower beds and planters around Borrisoleigh, please get in touch. Every little helps, go at your own pace. You can contact Joe Loughnane on 087-9778347.

Ukrainian Independence Day

Today we remember Ukraine Independence Day, and also yesterday [23 Aug], Ukraine National Flag Day. That Ukrainian flag is very similar to our Tipperary colours of Blue and Gold. In 1848, the flag of Ukraine, the colours which represent the blue skies over the fields of yellow corn, was raised for the first time over the Town Hall of Lviv. In that same year of 1848, the Irish Tricolour was raised for the first time at the Commons in Tipperary. At the height of the Famine, the Tricolour was raised there by Thomas Francis Meagher and his Young Irelanders comrades. The Young Irelanders of 1848, took a stand against foreign tyranny and aggression, just like the Ukrainians of today.

For the past 75 days, the Mandrusiak family from Kolomyya have lived among us in Borrisoleigh. The war has now moved on from their region and at least for the moment, it is safe for them to return home. It was our privilege to have this delightful family with us for this time and on leaving, they expressed a wish that their gratitude be conveyed to the people of Borrisoleigh and Tipperary for the welcome that they received while among us.

Pic of the Past

Nora McGrath, Chapel Street

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