26 July 2017

Borrisoleigh Festival 2017

Borrisoleigh festival committee would like to thank everyone who helped make the festival weekend a success. We would like to thank our main sponsor Ryan’s of Camden St. and all the businesses who took out adverts in our booklet. Thanks to Phil Maher for his help also with the book. We would like to thank the Gardaí especially Garda Martina Kelly for all her help, support and advice leading up to and during the festival. To all the stewards and helpers in the community centre and with the BBQ a big thank you for all your help. Thanks also to Brian Farrell. Thanks to those who helped Declan put up and take down the lighting. A word of thanks also to Fr. Liam Everard for allowing us to use the church grounds for the children’s entertainment and to the community centre committee for the use of the centre. May we take this opportunity to wish Fr. Liam the best of luck in his new parish.

We would like to thank all the musicians who entertained us so well over the weekend. Thanks to Johnny Maher for providing the trailer for the stage again this year, to Ebony for the sound equipment, to Sheila Ryan, Tipperary Rose for attending, and to Paddy Dolan, our new mayor for his lovely singing to Tipperary Rose. We would like to wish Sheila the best of luck in the Rose of Tralee.

Bush & Briars Ramblers

Thanks to Bush & Briar Ramblers for providing the lovely scenic walk on the Sunday morning, to Suzanne & the line dancers for their entertainment and to those who took a stall at our food fair. Thanks to everyone who helped out with the children’s entertainment, Borrisoleigh Bouncy castles, Pet Party, Matthew Ryan DJ, to the transition year students who helped out and to the parents who supervised the disco. Thanks to C&C for sponsoring the water and to Clean Ireland for sponsoring the bins.

 Chloe holding a rat  

Tomás with a spider

All Ireland winner Katie Shanahan

Sleeze & Cheese

Ned Kelly’s Orchestra

Pat Costello


The Mangles Badgers

Children’s entertainment

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the International wheelbarrow extravaganza. We were overwhelmed with the number of entries and the great work that was put into them. Thanks also to our judges Pete & Jane Smyth and Liam Young.  Thanks to Stapleton’s Nurseries and Byron shoes for sponsoring prizes.

The crowd enjoying the festivities

Best Floral Display

Best Artistic Creation

Best Homemade barrow

Best use technology

Best use recycled materials

The winners of the competition were:-

  • Best homemade wheelbarrow Oliver Higgins
  • Best use of recycled materials Micheál O’Hagan ….. Bench Barrow
  • Best artistic creation Toni O’Regan …………Toni fairy village
  • Best floral display Tina Lyons
  • Best use of Technology George Ryan

Bouncy Castles           

Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the weekend and we hope to do it all again next year. Keep an eye on our facebook page for updates.



Borrisoleigh Historical Society



Internet and Email Computer Class

Computer Classes

Internet and e-mail computer classes is starting up in early September in Borrisoleigh Community Centre through ETB (Education & Training Board). Only few places left.

If anyone is interested in this classes please contact the community centre office at 0504 50643 Thursday and Friday 9am – 1pm.

Sr. Aine and Borrisoleigh Historical Societies

Trip to Dublin – Saturday August 12th

Bus will leave square in Borris at 8.15am

Bus will leave Town Hall in Templemore at 8.30am.

Guided tour of the Little Museum of Dublin on St. Stephens Green at 11.30am.

Guided tour of Glasnevin Cemetery at 2.30pm (Please note this is a new tour of the cemetery called “Dead Interesting” and will be guided by Templemore native Paddy Gleeson ).

Meal in Silken Thomas, Kildare Town at 6pm.

Arrive back in Templemore at 8.15pm

Arrive back in Borrisoleigh at 8.30pm




PHONE: DELIA RYAN (BORRIS) – 087 6427322


DEPOSIT OF €20 TO BE PAID BY FRIDAY AUGUST 4th.                 

QQI Level 5 Word Processing and Text Production

Two courses which are going to be delivered shortly in Cashel.

Dates: 23rd, 24th, 30th, 31st August, 6th & 7th September
Venue: Cashel Town
Time: 9.30 – 4.30pm
Cost: Special Offer €500 **HALF PRICE**

These courses are delivered together as one over 6 days

Please contact (0504) 49155 for further details or if you wish to book a place.


Guestbook Questions

From time to time we get entries in the site Guestbook from people seeking to trace their ancestors or looking for other information from our readers. Maybe some of you can provide the answers? Please have a look and see if you can help.


Seán Keane in Concert

Borris-Ileigh GAA Club Notes


Our Juniors managed to keep their unbeaten record intact in this years North ‘A’ Championship after a very entertaining draw against Toomevara last Friday evening in Toomevara. A hotly contested encounter with never more than a puck of the ball between the teams the whole way through it finished on a scoreline of 3-13 to 2-16.

Well done to all involved.

Upcoming Fixtures:

The Seniors will take on Nenagh in the County League Semi Final this Sunday the 30th of July in McDonagh Park in Nenagh at 2pm.

Our U14’s will take on Borrsokane in the next round of the North ‘B’ Championship. /this game will take place on Wednesday the 26th of July in Borrisoleigh

The Minor’s have there next outing in the North ‘B’ hurling championship this week. They will come up against Ballinahinch/Templederry in Round 5 of the group stage on Thursday the 27th of July in the Park, Borrisoleigh at 7pm.

We would also like to congratulate or U12 ‘A’ on progressing the North Semi Final after a great win in last Friday’s Quarter Final over Moneygall. The won out on a score line of 6-7 to 2-1. They will now play there Semi Final on the 28th of July.

Best of luck to all players and management in all grades.

All support greatly appreciated.


Our Jackpot is now up to a MASSIVE €17,400 for the coming week. This weeks numbers were 8, 12, 20 and 25.

Tickets are available at all local shops and pubs.

4 – LUCKY DIP WINNERS – €50.00 each

  1. Declan Curtis, Dromtarsna
  2. Margaret Madden, Kilfithmone
  3. Francis Maher, Knockinure(ONLINE)
  4. Ava Maher, c/o The Clodagh Bar


If you wish to play online you can do so here: https://www.locallotto.ie/localhome.asp?LL_ID=549


Pic of the Past ………..down memory lane

Scór na nÓg All-Ireland Champion Set Dancers – 1995

Seamus Farrell, Michelle Maher, Declan Maher, Pierce Ryan, Helen Carroll and Martin Maher
In front:
Marguerite Ryan and Bernadette Stapleton

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