26 June 2024


Borrisoleigh Active Social Club

On this Thursday June 27th at 12.30pm we will meet in the GAA grounds to continue getting familiar with using the exercise equipment.  We will be there for about an hour if anyone is interested in joining us. 

We are heading off to the Races on Tuesday July 2nd.  Bus will leave Borrisoleigh GAA grounds at 2pm . We will be having a meal in Ballykisteen Hotel and hopefully enjoy an evening at the races. 

Parish News

Anniversary Masses

Sun 30th June @ 11am:               Kittie Ryan, Glenbreeda.

                                                          Margaret and William (Bud) Hodgins, Glenbreeda.

You are also asked to remember in your prayers – Brigid O’ Dwyer, Currabaha & Timmy McSherry, Knockanevin, who died recently.


National Grandparents Pilgrimage 2024

Sunday 28th July 2024.

Celebrating the world day for grandparents & the elderly.

Theme: “Do not cast me off in my old age” (cf. Psalm 71:9)

Principal Celebrant – Archbishop Luis Mariano Montemayor, Papal Nuncio of Ireland will lead the pilgrimage. Choirs and Music at the Mass.

Children’s Prayer Appeal: Inviting all children to write a prayer for their grandparents and send it to CGA Knock Shrine.

Schedule for the day: 2.30pm: Anointing of the Sick in the Basilica, 3.00pm: Pilgrimage Mass followed by the Rosary Procession.


Plenary Indulgence granted for the occasion. Those unable to join us in person can take part online at www.knockshrine.ie/watch.

www.knockshrine.ie – Telephone + 353 (0)94 938 8100.


Mary’s Meals

My name is Fr Eamonn Kelly, and I am parish priest in the parish of Raphoe, (Donegal). I also help with Mary’s Meals, a charity that presently feeds 2,429,182 children in their place of education each school day. For the past eleven years we have walked to Knock Shrine to raise awareness of, and funds for, Mary’s Meals. We are now launching Step by Step to Feed the Next Child 2024. We have walks originating in Malin (Donegal), Thurles, Cavan, the Spire (Dublin), Kilkenny, Longford, Limerick and N Ireland. All walks go from 7 August to 15 August. We are seeking people to help us create new walks, join us for a day or half day or a few hours, collect, take a sponsor card or promote the walk. It cost €22 to give a child a meal each day in school for a school year and every eleven cents raised provides a meal. This is a great way of gaining a bit of fitness and doing great work at the same time. If you would like more information or to get involved, I would love to hear from you. My contact details are: Eamonn Kelly (Rev), Parochial House, Convoy, Co Donegal, F93HX2R, eamonnkelly1949@gmail.com or 0879077985.


Open Day

Open day in Garville Gardens, Ballyboy, Upperchurch E41 EN84, on Sunday 30th June from 2-5pm. All proceeds to myelofibrosis research in the MOSAICC study at Mercy Hospital Cork. All are welcome. 

Thought for the week

“Every setback is a stepping stone to something greater.”


Australian Visitors

A pleasure to welcome from far away Australia, Monica Rankin and members of her family. Monica’s ancestors, Ryans of Glebe House and Russell of Summerhill settled in North Queensland where they worked an extensive farming enterprise and also operated a thriving quarrying business. 

Pictured with her son and distant cousin Martin Ryan at Glenkeen Graveyard and at the grave of Patrick Russell in Ileigh. Before heading for the Rock of Cashel, the family stopped for a brief visit to “Gairdin na Saoirse”

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


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.

Meals on Wheels

Pic of the Past

Man of the Match Award – 1983
Philip Kenny receives his award on winning the North Final

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