6 October 2021

Confirmation at Scoil Naomh Cualán

On Friday 10th September and Saturday 11th September 51 young adults from our school  received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Fr Hennessy. Due to Covid 19 we had four ceremonies. This enabled the candidates to bring all their family to their Confirmation ceremony. Music was provided by Katie Shannahan and Aedín Hogan. We hope that the candidates will be blessed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit throughout their lives.    

Parish News

On Saturday October 9th, The Hail Holy Queen Conference will be on Radio Maria Ireland at 2pm. Guest speakers include Bishop John Keenan, Dr. Patrick Kenny, Fr. Gerry McCloskey, and Dr.  Blythe Kaufman.



Tipperary County Council, with heritage consultant Derek Ryan, are conducting a survey of Holy Wells in County Tipperary. In phase I, we will create a searchable database and interactive website of Holy Wells in the County and record:

  • folklore and record cultural traditions associated with holy wells
  • identify the location of any ‘missing’ holy wells in County Tipperary


We hope this survey will raise awareness of Holy Wells in County Tipperary and their archaeological heritage & cultural significance.

With this baseline set, we aim to investigate a number of Holy Wells around the County with a field study.

We are asking you, the public, for any information you may have about your local Holy Well or a Holy Well that you have knowledge or interest in?

  • Do you know if the well is dedicated to a particular saint?
  • What is the name of the well known locally?
  • Was there a pattern day set for this well?
  • Were there associated customs such as rounds, particular prayers, depositions?
  • Did the well have curative powers attributed to them and for what illnesses?
  • Are there stories of specific people that were cured by a well?  
  • Other folklore or history associated with the well? Wells moving location etc.
  • Do you have any photos of the well that you would like to share?

If you know of any holy wells in your area, please join this community project by emailing your information, stories and photos to the project TipperaryHolyWells@tipperarycoco.ie Or submitting through the project portal here https://consultations.tipperarycoco.ie/consultations/tipperary-holy-well-survey

This survey is an action of the Tipperary Heritage Plan 2017-2022 and funded by Tipperary County Council and The Heritage Council.

Borris-Ileigh GAA Club Notes


Junior ‘A’
Well done to our Junior ‘A’ Hurlers who booked their booked their place in the North Junior ‘A’ Hurling Final for the first time since 1978 with an emphatic 1-17 to 0-05 victory over Toomevara in last weekends North Semi Final. Full Match Report can be found here: https://member.clubforce.com/newsrec.asp?LL_ID=549&ID=24759
They now take on Nenagh Eire Óg in the Final in this Saturday in Dolla at 4.45pm. As we are going for our first title in 43 years we ask all where possible to come along and support the lads, they’ve been outstanding all year and we would love to have a big crowd to shout them on on Saturday. 
Borris Abú!
We have a very busy week of fixtures this week the Maher Cup U9 tournament is taking place on Saturday 9th October in Borrisoleigh games starting at 10am. 
Our U17s are playing in an U17B county semi final vs Drom-Inch on Saturday 9th October in Drombane. Throw in 1pm.  We are asking everyone to make a special effort to come and support our lads for this game.
On Sunday 10th October, our u13s are playing Durlas Og in the U13A County final in Clonoulty. Throw in at 3pm. We are asking everyone to make a special effort to come and support our lads for this game. 
Borris Abú!

Pic of the Past

Gathering at the Fountain – late 1970s
Jimmy Coffey, Ned Butler, Mary Ryan, holding her sister Philomena’s hand, Tom Ryan, Teresa Coffey, Mary Kiely, Norah Butler,
Kathleen Murphy, Ned Harty, Rena Grant, Marion Grant, Joan O’Neill, Mary Prior, Ann Ryan, Padraig O’Shea and Jack Hackett


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