6 July 2022

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.

Planting Trees

Borrisoleigh welcomes Ukraine


On the evening of Saturday 2nd last, Sophiia Mandrusiak from the city of Kolomyya in Western Ukraine planted an apple tree on the reclaimed piece of ground on the Thurles road out of Borrisoleigh. The fervent wish of everyone present was that by the time the tree bears fruit, her beloved homeland will be free and at peace once more. Having fled the war in Ukraine, Sophiia, along with her parents, Roman and Tetiana, eventually found peace and shelter in Borrisoleigh.

In a dignified ceremony and full of emotion, local bard, Derry Bourke recited two of his poems. P.P. Fr. Hennessy was on hand to bless the event and the assembled gathering. Matt Ryan gave a rousing rendition of the Soldier’s Song and when the Mandrusiak family stood to face their National Flag and sang the National Anthem of their homeland, it was a touching moment that will not be easily forgotten. Before adjourning for a cup of tea and some music and song, kindly performed by Paudie Bourke and Matt Ryan another fruit tree was planted. Together, Sophiia and local lady Karina Ryan who originally hails from Latvia, planted a plumb tree. This was as a gesture of gratitude to the people who having fled wars and poverty, have made their homes among us and  have enriched our communities by their presence.

Parish News


Anniversaries:  Mass on Saturday 9th July @ 7pm Mass: John & Greta Ryan, Coolataggle, Borrisoleigh,  Martin Kennedy, Main Street. and Bridgid and Pat Younge, Pallas.

Mass on Sunday at 11am Mass July 10th: Seamus Ryan.

Congratulations: To Paddy McCormack and Angelo Walsh and the Tipperary Minor Hurling Team on winning the All Ireland Minor Hurling Final last Sunday. A fantastic achievement. Well done to one and all.

Thought for the Week: You don’t always get what you wish for.  But you get what you work for.

Photography Exhibition

Templemore Library will host a photography exhibition during the months of June and July 2022 entitled “The Wonderful World of Nature Photography”. The exhibition will run from the middle of June to the end of July and will be available to view during the library opening hours. It’s free of charge and well worth a visit. You might be surprised at what you see.

This exhibition is a collection of photographs from the lens of John F Kennedy.  John F is not a photographer, but he is a lover of nature with a camera. He is a former army sergeant and is an outdoors enthusiast, spending a lot of his spare time on our hills and mountains either walking or cycling and his camera is never far away. Closer to home, one of his favourite places is Templemore Town Park and the Park is featured heavily in this exhibition.

This exhibition is a vision of the natural world all around us as seen through his lens.

The goal of this exhibition is to showcase the wide and wonderful world of nature on our doorstep.

This is only a glimpse into the natural world and not a definitive catalogue of all local wildlife but rather a collection of images that can be added to.


Pilgrimages to Medjugore

Vintage Car

This beautiful vintage car was recently spotted outside Finn’s Pub. 

Pic of the Past

Dickie Nolan waiting to present the Perpetual Challenge Cup to the Earl of Dunraven, after his dog
Kilcurley Lad’ won the Derby Trial Stakes at Borrisoleigh Coursing.

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