24 October 2018

Borrisoleigh Development Association

Borrisoleigh Community Development Association are looking for new members

The Borrisoleigh Community Development Association is an umbrella organisation representing the issues, members and agendas of the whole spectrum of committees, associations and organisations within the Parish. Our Committee meets on a regular basis dealing with and discussing various Parish based issues.

Recent activities of the Borrisoleigh Community Development Association include:

  • Borrisoleigh Website
  • Borrisoleigh Annual
  • Faces & Places
  • Fairy Trail
  • Remembrance Garden
  • Lobbying Councillors for local improvements of roads and footpaths
  • Tidy Towns
  • Annual Spring Clean
  • Development and planting works
  • Water Fountain
  • Purchasing of bins, seats and flower planters
  • Application for LEADER and other grants
  • Sponsorship of FÁS and BILD scheme
  • Liaising with County Council

Smallest Fairy Village in Ireland

Our Local Website

Faces & Places and Borrisoleigh Annual

Remembrance Garden and Dogwood Planting at Ballyroan

Remembrance Garden and Willows

Road Resurfacing and Wicker Work 

Annual Spring Clean

Picnic Table and Seats

If you would like to contribute and join our committee please contact us at info@borrisoleigh.ie


Amanda Stapleton Benefit Fund – Volunteers Wanted!

We are looking for volunteers to help in the ‘Tea Tent’ on the day of the Amanda Stapleton Fundraiser.  We are looking for both volunteers to help serve the tea and also donations of buns, cakes etc.  If you can be of help serving the tea (help needed for times between 4pm and 9pm) can you please text either Evelyn McGrath 087-1206538 or Yvonne Hodgins 087-2707095.  Locations of baking ‘drop-offs’ will be confirmed early next week.  Thank you.

Amanda Stapleton Benefit Fund


**Attention all Hillwalkers**

The Bush & Briar Ramblers are facilitating a hillwalk as one of the events for the fundraiser on November 3rd. 

Details of Walk:

Registration and tea from 8.30am in the Community Centre, Borrisoleigh, departing at 9am. Voluntary donations accepted. The walk is from Latteragh to Borrisoleigh over Knockanora, 12km with some tough mountain terrain and some road. Boots necessary and gaiters recommended. Refreshments in Town Park after the walk.

It’s going to be a great day and night and for a great cause with something for everyone. You can follow Bush & Briar Ramblers on Facebook.


Retirement Night

After many years of outstanding service as both teachers and principals in the primary schools of Borrisoleigh, Mrs Kay Ryan and Mrs Mary Butler are now retiring. To mark their retirements and to celebrate and give thanks for their dedication and the great contribution they made to education in Borrisoleigh, the B.O.M. are organising a Mass of Thanksgiving in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Borrisoleigh, at 7pm on the 9th of November, followed by a retirement function in Borrisoleigh Community Centre.

The Board of Management would like to extend a warm invitation to the families of current and past pupils, former teachers and school staff and the wider community to attend the event.

If you would like to be associated with this event or should you wish to make a contribution towards their retirement gift, please call to Clare our school secretary or contact her on, 0872820497. You may also contact Helen Keane on 0874140287 or call in to Frances Kennedy in the Parish Office.


Scór na nÓg takes place on Friday 16th November in the Marian Hall. Entries to be submitted to Helen Keane by Friday 9th November on 0874140287. Scór celebrates its 50th year in 2018 so the more entries the better.

Set Dancing and Sean-Nós Workshop – Saturday 17th November, Marian Hall. Full details here.

Track Attack Notes

Club Jersey 5km Fun Run

On Saturday 3rd November, Track-Attack will host a Club Jersey 5km Fun Run in Borrisoleigh where the proceeds will go towards the Amanda Stapleton Benefit Fund.

Club members of all sports are invited to take part where they can run, jog, walk or crawl. It is a non-timed event with an entry fee of €10 for adults and children are free. The 11am start will see participants start outside Shanahan’s Centra at the Nenagh side of the village. They will go down through the village and continue out to Rathmoy, heading onto the Borrisoleigh 5km course, returning back and finishing on the track in the GAA field.

Refreshments will be served afterwards.  Track-Attack invite you to round up your club mates and display your club colours with pride and support a very worthy cause. 

Chiropody Service

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club

Members of the Club went on a trip to Belfast last week.  They went on Monday and returned on Thursday taking in some very interesting sites. These included  The Titanic Experience,  Giants Causeway and Stormont.  They had a great time and are already looking forward to their next trip. 

Pilates continues every Tuesday for our members in the Community Centre Borrisoleigh starting at 6.45pm.
Members can start giving in their names for our shopping trip to Johnstown Garden Centre and Kildare Village on Dec 8th.
Date for the diary also is Wednesday Nov 28th when we’ll be having a Christmas cookery demo with Naomi.  More details next week. 

County Tipperary Business Awards

Shanahan’s Centra recently took home two awards at the Tipperary Chamber Business Awards 2018. Pictured above accepting the awards for Best Small or Medium Enterprise and Best in Retail Business. Well done to them!

ShoeBox Appeal

Filled shoe boxes can again this year be dropped to Fiona Max.
Phone 0872169150 for leaflets, to arrange drop off, collection or if you’ve any questions. 
Leaflets will be distributed to local schools this week.


Borris-Ileigh Camoige


U14’s are county champions after a great victory over Moycarkey on Wednesday last. Borris were up by four points at half time, thanks to the fast pace of Emma Kelly, defence by Emma Galvin and the accurate free taking of Dani Ryan. Moycarkey came back in the second half strong, scoring a point and a goal early to level and put Borris under pressure. Borris again edged ahead following a goal from Rhona Lyons, three consecutive points from Dani Ryan to finish and win this county final by a narrow margin of two points.

Borris-Ileigh 2-08, Moycarkey 2-06. Fantastic win girls, we are all very proud of you.

Scores from: Rhona Lyons 2-00, Dani Ryan 0-06 & Emma Kelly 0-02.

PANEL: Lisa Carr, Emma Galvin, Katie Fitzgerald, Anna McGrath, Emma Maher, Jane Delaney, Chloe Carroll, Aoife Fitzgerald, Ava Bevans, Emma Kelly, Shannon D’arcy, Dani Ryan, Rhona Lyons, Hope Bergin, Niamh Ryan & Tara Kennedy

This team have had fantastic performances throughout this year and great credit is due to them and their management.

Many thanks to our sponsors who contributed to gear bags for both U12 and U14 teams for the county finals:

Bourke Sports, Colm Healy, Ivers & Cullinan Ltd, Alan Kelly, P Ryan & Sons Plant Hire Ltd, Donal Hurley & Outa Diesel.

Many thanks to St. Joseph’s College for the use of the school canteen for the celebrations.


U10, 8 & 6 finals of the Indoor Camogie Tournament took place on Sunday evening last. 51 players aged from 5 to 10 took to the court in four different finals in what was an excellent evening’s entertainment.

Many thanks to our sponsors, Treacy Road Markings, Latteragh Crafts, Silver Dollar, Pat Keane Painting, TJ Ryan Powerwashing, John Maher Transport, Trevor Groome & JC Engineering Services.

Many thanks also to St. Joseph’s College for the use of the school hall.

Our AGM takes place on Saturday November 10th at 7.30pm at the pavilion. All nominations and motions to club secretary by Friday November 2nd. All club members over 16 can vote at AGM. If you are interested in getting involved or helping out please come along or contact any committee member. We are going from strength to strength with our under age teams, winning 3 county titles this year. We have loads of players particularly in the younger age groups so the more help we have the better the club will be for all girls. You can help keep the future of Borris-Ileigh camogie bright. Thank you for your support.

Yoga for Children

Childrens yoga classes. Monday and Tuesday evenings at the Community Centre.
3 to 6yr class 6.30 to 7.15
7 to 11yr class 7.30 to 8.30.

Payment for classes can be made weekly @ €8.50 per class, monthly @ €33. Discount for siblings @ €60 for 2 children. Some classes are full so book soon to avoid disappointment. Contact Nora @ 0871473457 

Facebook: Nora’s Freespirit Holistics

Concentration and focus
Building confidence
Improves learning and memory skills
Focus on breathing and self- awareness
Feel part of a healthy, non – competitive group. 

War of Independence Commemorative Tour

Organised by TiDR (Tipperary in a Decade of Revolution)

Craft Class/Community Project

The Craft class in Borrisoleigh will be commencing their community project in the park in the coming weeks. 

This will be a mural that will be painted on a sheet of mdf and secured to a section of the wall dividing the park and the parochial property.

It is hoped that it would be a mural of houses, local attractions and maybe some business premises. If any businesses would be interested in making a contribution/ supporting this project it would be greatly appreciated. Materials such as paint and mdf will need to be purchased. Any businesses that support this community project will have their premises represented on the mural.

This is a project being done by the craft class. Anyone that would like to get involved is more than welcome to join us. It is a great opportunity to continue to enhance the great work that is being done by all in the park. 
Any enquiries please phone 0876166225. 
Being done by the community for the community

ETB Hospitality Training

Pic of the Past ………..down memory lane

Enjoying a Smoke
Jimmy Bourke and Austin Kearney

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