31 August 2022

Scoil Naomh Cualán

There was great excitement today as all the children and staff returned to Scoil Naomh Cualán.  A very special welcome to our 21 new junior infants.  Also we had 6 other students that joined other classes within our school.  We are all looking forward to a fruitful year ahead.  

Line Dance classes

Borris-Ileigh Camogie Club Notes 

Borris-Ileigh Maroon Under 12 team 

Under 12 County Finals:

After a tremendous year for our Under 12 teams that saw both our Maroon and White outfits qualify for their respective County Finals, unfortunately a victory eluded us in both after losing out to Boherlahan Dualla and Slieve Felim Rapparees.


A huge congratulations to all our girls on their collectively brilliant performances throughout the year. 


Minors in Action:

Our minors are in action tonight (Wednesday) with an away game against Holycross-Ballycahill at 6:30pm.


Intermediates play Kilruane:

Our Intermediate team are in third round action on Saturday evening next with a home game against Kilruane MacDonaghs at 6pm.


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.


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.


Community Bike Ride

Last Sunday we cycled to Mount St Joseph Abbey and enjoyed lovely refreshments and a great welcome from all.After this we visited the Chapel and lit candles and enjoyed the lovely surroundings.Our next spin is on the 18th of September on the limerick greenway. 


Parish News

Anniversaries: Mass at 11am on Sunday 4th September, Kathleen, Mary and Billy O’Brien, Coolataggle.

Best of luck: As a new school year begins I wish all the staff and students the very best of luck in the year ahead. – Fr. Hennessy.

Congratulations: to our u-19 Hurling Team who won the North Final last Wednesday evening.  It was a great win.  Well done to all concerned.

Thought for the week;“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” – Og Mandino 

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.


Borrisoleigh Active and Social Club


Our group had a very enjoyable afternoon at Bunratty on Friday last, where we visited the famous Bunratty Castle & Folk Park which took us back to our childhood days & beyond. And others paid a visit to Dirty Nelly’s. Later we assembled at the barn for the Ceílí in the Kitchen where we were welcomed by the Fear an Tí & received a Crème Liqueur or Mead Wine on arrival, we were seated in groups in the traditional kitchen where the Seisiún began, this was a combination of traditional song & dance & storytelling by a wonderfully talented group of people both young & not so young, who really connected with our group & included us in the entertainment on the night. We were served a traditional Irish meal which was delicious. We returned home to Borrisoleigh with a ‘sing song’ on the bus, I think it’s safe to say, ‘A great day was had by all!’

Our next outing is a 3-night trip to Breaffy House Resort & Spa Hotel, in Mayo, leaving on Sunday 16th October & returning on Wednesday 19th. Names may be given to Lucia on 086 3961211 or Eileen on 087 9849848.  

We resume our monthly meetings after a long break due to Covid on Wednesday 7th September at 7pm in the parish centre. New members are always welcome.


River Habitat Training Workshop

River Habitat Training Workshop in Borrisoleigh at Ballyroan Bridge on Sat. 3rd Sept 3pm to 5.30pm

Scoil Naomh Cualán

Pic of the Past

Wool Market in McDonagh Square – 1960s

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